EI Middle East

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 Middle East and the EI's global community.

If you would like to get in touch with the Energy Institute Middle East please contact: middleeast@energyinst.org

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

China leads the world in record-breaking year for wind power

In 2020, China installed more wind power in a single year than any other country in history, according to data from the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC). The organisation’s market intelligence division found that the country put 52 GW of new wind capacity in place last year – doubling its rate of i...

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Global oil markets rebalancing, says IEA

‘World oil markets are rebalancing after the COVID-19 crisis spurred an unprecedented collapse in demand in 2020 – but may never return to normal,’ according to the International Energy Agency’s (IEA) latest medium-term outlook.The report, Oil 2021: Analysis and forecast to 2026, claims that rapid c...

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Global onshore drilling success rate dips to lowest on record

The success rate of global conventional oil and gas exploration has declined in recent years, but the most painful blow has been to onshore wildcat wells, according to recent analysis from Rystad Energy. In 2020, the success rate of these drilled wildcats plummeted to an all-time-low of 10.6%, marki...

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Global offshore project commitments set for record in coming years

Global offshore project commitments are expected to not only recover going forward, but their number is also set to reach a new record in the five-year period towards 2025, cumulatively almost 600 projects, a Rystad Energy report shows. Deepwater commitments will enjoy the largest growth as their co...

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ADNOC prepares for launch of ICE Futures Abu Dhabi (IFAD) and New ICE Murban Futures contract

The Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) and Intercontinental Exchange (ICE) are planning to soon begin trading Murban crude oil futures.ICE Futures Abu Dhabi (IFAD) will begin trading ICE Murban Crude Oil Futures and a range of related cash settled derivatives against Brent and WTI, as well as in...

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