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OPEC bulletin 10/17

F o r u m

OPEC Secretary General

addresses the

Oxford Energy Seminar

The OPEC Secretary General,

Mohammad Sanusi Barkindo,

was

invited to the hallowed grounds of

academia to address the Oxford

Energy Seminar, which was held

on the campus of St Catherine’s

College at Oxford University on

September 11, 2017. The Seminar,

now in its 39

th

edition, is an

annual educational conference for

government officials, industrialists,

corporate executives and other

professionals in the global energy

industry. Since its founding, the

event has become an important

date on the international energy

event calendar.

I

n a special dinner address entitled ‘Reflections on

recent market challenges,’ the Secretary General pro-

vided an exhaustive and thoughtful review of the oil

market price cycles that have challenged the global oil

industry at many junctures in the past.

He began his remarks by expressing his pleasure in

coming to speak at one of the world’s most prestigious

institutions of higher learning.

“It is a great pleasure to be here this evening in a

place of such great learning,” he stated. “It is the old-

est university in the English-speaking world; a place

renowned for its great scholars, its stimulating intellec-

tual debate and its teaching and research that has pro-

duced ideas and visions that have greatly impacted the

world we live in.”

Tribute to Robert Mabro

He then took a few moments to pay tribute to Robert

Mabro, founder of the Oxford Institute for Energy Studies

who passed away last year, and shared some personal

memories.

Mohammad Sanusi Barkindo, OPEC Secretary General.