(EnergyAsia, April 18, Friday) — The ‘5th MidEast Upstream 2008’ conference will be held at the Madinat Jumeirah Hotel in Dubai from May 27 to 28.

The conference follows the success of last year’s event which featured presentations from 30 leading experts who addressed more than 150 participants from the world that included representatives from government agencies, national oil companies and corporate players.

The ‘3rd MidEast Petroleum: Strategy Briefing’ will be presented by Duncan Clarke, author of ‘The Battle for Barrels’, ‘Empires Of Oil’ and a forthcoming book, ‘Crude Continent: The Struggle For Africa’s Oil Prize’. The briefing will be held before the start of the ‘5th MidEast Upstream 2008’ at the same venue.

The conference will discuss upstream independence in the Middle East, MaxEx virtual drilling: exploration best practice, international ventures, regional growth targets, strategy and operations, natural gas exploration, markets and regional growth potential, Russia and MidEast-Central Asia future, regional ventures and potential, Central Asia energy hub, Pakistan oil and gas assets, regional energy projects, listing an exploration player on Dubai stock market, Sudan’s hydrocarbon base, new gas ventures in the region, negotiations and contracts in Gulf states, Turkey’s energy hub, upstream challenges, transactions and investments, OPEC  and world oil future, peak oil, reserve access, production, technology impact, supply, resource nationalism, future strategies, world competition, Dubai and UAE as a regional hub, upstream growth focus, Greece’s new exploration and production play potential and Otto Energy’s regional upstream strategy.

Speakers at the event include Abdullah Al Qadi (Crescent Petroleum), Dale Steinkuehler (Ensaga Energy LLC), Rishard Camball (Thani Emirates Petroleum), Uwe Salge (Wintershall Holding AG), Ferenc Farkas (MOL), John Roper (E.On), Ashiq Hussain (OMV), Duncan Clarke (Global Pacific & Partners), Mehdi Varzi (Varzi Energy), Abdullah Al-Nibari (KUFPEC), Natik Hajiyev (The State Project Institute, Azerbaijan), Salih Gafar Mohamed, (Sudapet), Shahzad Zaheer (Pakistan Exploration Limited), Abdullatif Altourah (Gulf Energy), Vince Hamilton (Tethys Oil), Edwin Bowles (RPS Energy), James Dallas (Denton Wilde Sapte), Mete Gürel (Dogan Holding Energy Group), Raed Kombargi (Booz Allen Hamilton), Jeffrey Waterous (Global Union Energy Ventures), Conrad (Petro-Logistics Ltd), Somit Varma (International Finance Corporation),  Tilak Doshi (Dubai Multi Commodities Centre), Martin Waterhouse (Sasol Petroleum International), Peter D. Sadler (RAK Petroleum), Jaap Poll (Otto Energy).

‘5th MidEast Upstream 2008’ and ‘3rd MidEast Petroleum: Strategy Briefing’ are organised by Global Pacific & Partners. For more information, please contact Admin@EnergyAsia.com.