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Second High-level Meeting of the OPEC-India Energy Dialogue

22 May 2017 | [Joint Conclusion] The second High-level Meeting of the OPEC-India Energy Dialogue was held on 22 May 2017 in Vienna.  The Meeting was co-chaired by the OPEC Secretary General, HE Mohammad Sanusi Barkindo, and HE Dharmendra Pradhan, India’s Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas.

JMMC reports yet another high level of conformity

28 Apr 2017 | The Joint OPEC-Non-OPEC Ministerial Monitoring Committee (JMMC) reported that based on the Report of the Joint OPEC-Non-OPEC Technical Committee (JTC) for the month of March, OPEC and Non-OPEC countries have continued their high level of conformity with their voluntary adjustments in production.

OPEC Secretary General speaks at International Oil Summit in Paris

27 Apr 2017 | OPEC Secretary General, HE Mohammad Sanusi Barkindo, was today joined by HE Dr. Sun Xiansheng, the Secretary General of the International Energy Forum (IEF) and Mr. Keisuke Sadamori, the Director of the Energy Markets and Security Division at the International Energy Agency (IEA), on a panel session at the 18th International Oil Summit in Paris.  The session was moderated by Mr. Claude Mandil, a former Executive Director of the IEA.

OPEC Secretary General participates in 3rd GCC Petroleum Media Forum

24 Apr 2017 | OPEC Secretary General, HE Mohammad Sanusi Barkindo, and an accompanying delegation took part in the 3rd GCC Petroleum Media Forum held in Abu Dhabi 19-20 April under the auspices of His Highness, UAE President Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al-Nahyan.

OPEC Secretariat announces ‘Big Data Project’ launch

11 Apr 2017 | [Joint Press Release] The OPEC Secretariat and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Ministry of Energy are pleased to announce the launch of the first phase of the Oil and Gas Big Data Project, which will take place during the 3rd GCC Petroleum Media Forum in Abu Dhabi on 19–20 April 2017.

Iraq’s President, Prime Minister, National Alliance Head meet with OPEC Secretary General in Baghdad

04 Apr 2017 | OPEC Secretary General, HE Mohammad Sanusi Barkindo, and a delegation from the OPEC Secretariat, met in Baghdad separately with the President of Iraq, HE Dr. Fuad Masum, Iraqi Prime Minister, HE Dr. Haider Al-Abadi, and Head of the Iraqi National Alliance, Sayyid Ammar Al-Hakim, in the presence of HE Jabbar Al-Luiebi, Iraq's Federal Minister of Oil.

JMMC reports high level of conformity

26 Mar 2017 | The Joint OPEC/Non-OPEC Ministerial Monitoring Committee (JMMC) convened in Kuwait City for its second meeting on 26 March 2017. It announced that, based on the Report of the Joint OPEC/Non-OPEC Technical Committee (JTC) for the month of February 2017, OPEC and participating non-OPEC countries have continued their progress towards full conformity with their voluntary adjustments in production.

High-level experts meet for 2nd Joint IEA-IEF-OPEC Technical Meeting on the Interactions between Physical and Financial Energy Markets

16 Mar 2017 | [Joint Press Release] The International Energy Agency (IEA), the International Energy Forum (IEF) and the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) met today at the OPEC Secretariat in Vienna, Austria, to participate in the 2nd Joint IEA-IEF-OPEC Technical Meeting on the Interactions between Physical and Financial Energy Markets. The Joint Meeting represents the 7th event in this ongoing dialogue.

OPEC Secretary General meets with new Deputy Secretary-General of the UN

11 Mar 2017 | OPEC Secretary General, HE Mohammad Sanusi Barkindo, met on March 10 with the new Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations (UN), Amina J. Mohammed.  Ms. Mohammed is a former Minister of the Environment in Nigeria.

OPEC Secretary General participates in CERAWeek 2017

10 Mar 2017 | OPEC Secretary General, HE Mohammad Sanusi Barkindo, was Tuesday (March 7) joined by the Executive Director of the International Energy Agency (IEA), Dr. Fatih Birol, in a two-man plenary session at the CERAWeek 2017 in Houston.  The energy dialogue was moderated by Daniel Yergin Vice Chairman, IHS Markit, and Chairman of CERAWeek.

OPEC Secretary General meets with top officials in Nigeria

06 Mar 2017 | OPEC Secretary General, HE Mohammad Sanusi Barkindo, paid a working visit to his home country, Nigeria, from February 25–March 3.  This was his first visit since his assumption of the office of Secretary General on August 1 last year.  During the visit he met with HE Professor Yemi Osinbajo, the Acting President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria in Abuja, Emmanuel Ibe Kachikwu, Nigeria’s Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, as well as senior government and corporate leaders.

Joint Ministerial Monitoring Committee reports solid progress made towards full conformity

24 Feb 2017 | The Joint OPEC-Non-OPEC Ministerial Monitoring Committee (JMMC) reported today that based on the Report of the Joint OPEC-Non-OPEC Technical Committee (JTC), OPEC and Non-OPEC countries are on the right track towards full conformity with their adjustments in production.

OPEC Secretary General speaks at IP Week conference in London

21 Feb 2017 | OPEC Secretary General, HE Mohammad Sanusi Barkindo, today (21 February 2017) delivered a keynote address at the International Petroleum (IP) Week conference in London.  The session was moderated by Manus Cranny, Markets Editor/Anchor, Bloomberg TV, who followed the Secretary General’s speech with a number of questions, including some from the audience.

High Level Experts Assess Energy Future at 7th IEA-IEF-OPEC Symposium on Energy Outlooks

15 Feb 2017 | [Joint Press Release] The International Energy Forum (IEF), the International Energy Agency (IEA), and the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) convened the Seventh IEA-IEF-OPEC Symposium on Energy Outlooks that successfully concluded its sessions debating short-, medium, and long-term energy outlooks and transport sector dynamics at the IEF Headquarters in Riyadh on 15 February 2017.

OPEC Secretary General Mohammad Sanusi Barkindo meets with Saudi Minister Al-Falih, visits KAPSARC

15 Feb 2017 | OPEC Secretary General, HE Mohammad Sanusi Barkindo, and an accompanying delegation of OPEC officials met Tuesday afternoon with HE Khalid A. Al-Falih, Minister of Energy, Industry and Mineral Resources of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, in Riyadh.  HE Al-Falih also serves as President of the OPEC Conference.

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