EI Middle East is currently represented through its UAE branch. If you would be interested in setting up a new branch elsewhere in the Middle East, please get in touch with Trevor Stott-Briggs, Managing Director, EI Middle East:

t: +971 50 615 6524

EI UAE branch

The EI UAE branch works closely with other regional institutions to offer a vibrant program of activities, as well as creating opportunities for collaboration and cooperation between the UAE and the UK across all energy sector activity.

As the UAE works towards its Energy Strategy 2050, the EI is committed to supporting the UAE energy community by sharing the knowledge, skills and good practice required to make the transition happen.

Committee contact

Waddah Ghanem
Position: Honorary Chairman
Abdullatif Albitawi
Position: Vice chair
Ashley de Sa
Position: Honorary Membership Secretary
Belinda Griffiths
Position: Honorary Communications Officer
Tadhg O’Donovan
Position: Honorary Academic Liaison Office
Ghanim Kashwani
Position: Honorary Professional Development Officer
Adil Khalil
Position: Honorary Secretary
Alex Watney
Rami Osman
Position: Committee Member
Steven Young
Position: Committee Member
Luc Feremans
Position: Committee Member
Osama Abdelbagi
Position: Committee Member
Shahda Mazin Al Taie
Position: Young Professional Representative
Piotr Konopka
Position: Young Professional Representative

Latest news

Qatar’s plans to reclaim the LNG throne will make Middle East 2021’s global sanctioning epicentre

Qatar’s move to sanction the $30bn North Field Expansion project puts the country on track to return as the world’s largest LNG producer by 2030, according to a Rystad Energy report. Qatar’s liquefaction capacity will rise to 110mn t/y, or 18% of the global total, which is currently estimated at 600...

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BP to sell a stake in Oman’s block 61

BP is to sell a 20% participating interest in Oman’s block 61 to PTTEP of Thailand for a total consideration of $2.6bn. ‎Following completion of ‎the sale, BP will remain operator of the block, holding a 40% stake.‎ The remaining interest will be held by OQ (30%) and Petronas (10%).Block 61, coverin...

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Global gas production exceeded demand in 2020

Last year hurt demand for all fuels, and natural gas was no exception. According to the latest analysis from Rystad Energy, global natural gas production dropped by 3.6% in 2020 as low oil and gas prices led to lower exploration and production. The market analyst estimates the total produced figure ...

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Over three quarters of new LNG supply could be impacted in a 2oC world

Over three quarters, or 77%, of new LNG supply are at risk under a 2oC scenario, according to the latest analysis from Wood Mackenzie, with up to 12tn cm of discovered gas resource potentially stranded.Under the scenario, gas demand comes under pressure from increased investments in renewables ...

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As global oil demand outlook weakens, planned refining capacity boom set to keep utilisation low

The ongoing energy transition combined with the effects of COVID-19 will drive future oil demand to lower levels than what was expected just months ago. As a result, a plethora of planned refinery additions will far exceed closures towards 2025, and utilisation rates will likely never recover to pre...

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Middle East HSE and Sustainability Week

21 - 23 November 2021, Bahrain Resilience | Responding | Rebuilding | Reimagining Middle East HSE and Sustainability Week brings together two conferences focusing on HSE and sustainability, to deliver essential learning and sharing of international good practice to organisations across the ener...

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