Re balancing Relations for an Optimal
Energy Future


The 13th Annual NOC IOC Retreat took place on 24–26 May 2011 at Pennyhill Park, Surrey, UK. The event lived up to its expectations and served as a meeting place for industry professionals to network. The key focus of Middle East & Africa was very appropriate with the recent upheaval and sparked a number of important discussions.

We look forward to welcoming you in 2012.


2011:  Focus on the Middle East & North Africa

Drawing on its unique experience CWC is convening the NOC IOC 2011 Retreat to focus on adding value through cooperation in the MENA region. New topics for discussion includes:

✔     What are the implications of political upheaval in MENA for the energy industry?

✔     What is the impact for investment strategies?

✔     What are the risks and where do the opportunities lie?

✔     Who will be the new figures of power?

✔     How will market dynamics change?

✔     The NOC IOC Retreat will provide the best platform for NOCs and IOCs, independents
and service companies to discuss the profound rebalancing taking place in this most
dynamic of regions.


The NOC IOC retreat again, this year had an unparalleled reputation among industry leaders for providing the opportunities to:

o Build relationships
o Participate in genuine dialogue
o Develop approaches to successful strategic cooperation

The CWC Group is privileged to have long-established relations with governments, NOCs and industry throughout the Middle East and North Africa.

Lord Browne of Madingley, President,
Royal Academy of Engineering & Former Group Chief Executive of BP plc
, will make the special address on the central theme:Rebalancing Relations for an Optimal Energy Future

2011 Special Address  

2011 Key Speakers

H.E. Thamir Ghadhban, 
Chairman of the Advisory Commission to the Iraqi Prime Minister & Former Oil Minister,
Iraqi Prime Minister’s Office

Sami Al-Rushaid,
Kuwait Oil Company

Motassim A Al-Ma’ashouq, 
Vice President, New Business Development,
Saudi Aramco

For a full list of speakers click here

2011 Topics for Discussion

  • How will political upheaval in MENA impact commercial relations between IOCs & resource holders?
  • What extra value can international NOCs bring to the region?
  • Taking relationships between NOCs and their partners to the next level
  • Human resources and technology – incentives, challenges & key drivers
  • Unconventionals and renewables: how can NOCs and partners cooperate to improve the commerciality of alternatives?

What Made the Retreat Exceptional?

* Unique insights from industry leaders in a rapidly changing market
* Interactive and productive debate on the opportunities in the MENA region
* Opportunities to exchange perspectives on commercial strategies
* Development of top level partnerships
* Discussion on critical factors for successful NOC IOC relationships

The Retreat serves as a unique meeting place for energy industry progressive minds and served to push forward for solutions to the major challenges we face as an industry.

Excellent networking and learning opportunity in the most suitable atmosphere.

Abdullatif Al Othman, SVP Finance, Saudi Aramco