Gold sponsors


Rosneft is the leader of Russia’s petroleum industry and the world’s largest publicly traded petroleum company. Company’s main activities include prospecting and exploration of hydrocarbon deposits, oil, gas and gas-condensate production, upstream offshore projects, processing, as well as oil, gas, and product marketing. The Company is included in the list of strategic companies and organizations of Russia. Company’s largest shareholder (69.50% of the equity) is ROSNEFTEGAZ OJSC, fully owned by the Russian Government, while BP holds 19.75% of shares, whereas the remaining shares are free floating.

S&P Global Platts

At S&P Global Platts, we provide the market insights so you can make better informed trading and business decisions. We’re the leading independent provider of information and benchmark prices for the commodities and energy markets. Customers in over 150 countries look to our expertise in news, pricing and analytics to deliver greater transparency and efficiency to markets. S&P Global Platts coverage includes oil and gas, power, petrochemicals, metals, agriculture and shipping. S&P Global Platts is a division of S&P Global (NYSE: SPGI), which provides essential intelligence for individuals, companies and governments to make decisions with confidence.

Sai Global

SAI Global makes Intelligent Risk possible. The Company helps organisations proactively manage risk to achieve business excellence, growth, sustainability and ultimately, improve safety and create trust. Our Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) software solution supports the execution, tracking and improvement of your organisation’s EHS business processes. It has been nominated by Verdantix: Green Quadrant as Innovators and having the unique ability to integrate standards into the change management consideration process. SAI Global’s integrated advisory, services and platforms operate across the entire lifecycle allowing businesses to focus on opportunities presented by uncertainty.


PETROCARE Marine Consultants, Inc. delivers a variety of specialised services including Loss Control-Expediting Services, Operators and Schedulers Support, Traders support, consultancy to oil companies, trading entities, ship owners/operators, and Investment Firms. Our procedures ensure we strategically evaluate an operation to prevent our clients exposure to liabilities/claims, which are eradicated or minimised by careful planning and monitoring all activities. With our proven track record, we have become known as the Product Blending Specialists, with our foresight to prevent situations which could have very negative results on the “bottom line”.

standard chartered

Standard Chartered are a leading international banking group, with around 84,000 employees and a 150-year history in some of the world’s most dynamic markets. They bank the people and companies driving investment, trade and the creation of wealth across Asia, Africa and the Middle East. Our heritage and values are expressed in our brand promise, Here for good. Standard Chartered PLC is listed on the London and Hong Kong Stock Exchanges as well as the Bombay and National Stock Exchanges in India.

Port of Fujairah

Port of Fujairah is the only multi-purpose port on the Eastern seaboard of the United Arab Emirates, approximately 70 nautical miles from the Straits of Hormuz. Initial Construction of the Port started in 1978 as part of the economic development of the UAE. Full operations commenced in 1983. Since then the Port has embarked on a continuing process of enhancement to both its facilities and its comprehensive range of functions.

JKX Oil and Gas

JKX is the most experienced western operator in Ukraine and an early mover into the independent gas sector in Russia. In Ukraine and Russia they have proven gas, condensate and oil reserves and significant local operations. They have considerable local expertise and established infrastructure which underpins our ability to benefit from the attractive Ukrainian and Russian gas markets and return long-term value to shareholders. Their core strengths have been built through the people that we employ and through many years of operational experience in the oil and gas industry in central and eastern Europe.

ESAI Energy

ESAI Energy provides comprehensive analysis of the global, regional, and national petroleum and alternative fuels markets, developed from a proprietary country-by-country fundamentals database that dates back to 1978. ESAI Energy's principals and associates are trained in market analysis, economics, political science, finance and industrial policy. With this wide ranging expertise, ESAI Energy’s analysts integrate quantitative analysis of proprietary and public source data with trends in policy and regulation to develop a thoughtful projection of petroleum and alternative fuels markets in every country and region.

Silver sponsors


PricewaterhouseCoopers (trading as PwC) is a multinational professional services network headquartered in London, United Kingdom. It is the second largest professional services firm in the world, and is one of the Big Four auditors, along with Deloitte, EY and KPMG. Vault Accounting 50 has ranked PwC as the most prestigious accounting firm in the world for seven consecutive years, as well as the top firm to work for in North America for three consecutive years.


Schlumberger is the world's leading provider of technology for reservoir characterization, drilling, production, and processing to the oil and gas industry. Working in more than 85 countries and employing approximately 100,000 people who represent over 140 nationalities, Schlumberger supplies the industry's most comprehensive range of products and services, from exploration through production and integrated pore-to-pipeline solutions for hydrocarbon recovery that optimize reservoir performance. Schlumberger has principal offices in Paris, Houston, London and The Hague.


Glenstar Marine Limited is a fully indigenous West African company incorporated with a mandate to promote international Maritime standards and practices in the West African Marine Industry. Our core business is in the provision of Mooring Operations Coordination and Management i.e. the facilitation of all types of ship-to-ship cargo transfer operations, river pilotage, vessel berthing and unberthing operations through our fleet of certified Mooring Master’s, experience operations team and Certified STS equipment.

Dana Gas

Dana Gas is the Middle East’s first and largest regional private sector natural gas company. It was established in December 2005 with a public listing on the Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange (ADX). Dana Gas has exploration and production assets in Egypt, Kurdistan Region of Iraq (KRI) and UAE, with an average production output of 63,900 boepd, in 2015. With sizeable assets in Egypt, KRI and the UAE and further plans for expansion, Dana Gas aims to play an important role in the rapidly growing natural gas sector of the Middle East, North Africa and South Asia region (MENASA).


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