The U.S.-Saudi Energy Dialogue: Meeting Future Energy Challenges
CSIS's Energy Program held its annual meeting, "The U.S.-Saudi Energy Dialogue: Meeting Future Energy Challenges," on May 1-2, 2006, in Washington, D.C.
The meeting was capped May 2 at CSIS with a Statesmen's Forum with His Excellency Ali al-Naimi, minister of petroleum and mineral resources, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, and U.S. Secretary of Energy Samuel Bodman. Dr. John Hamre, president and CEO of CSIS, moderated the event.
The first day, held at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, featured several discussions focusing on the role of technology in developing the global energy complex.
Welcome and Introduction
- The Honorable Dr. James R. Schlesinger, CSIS trustee and senior adviser, Lehman Brothers
- His Excellency Ali al-Naimi, minister of petroleum and mineral resources, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Panel I: Meeting Future Energy Challenges
- Mr. Abdallah Jum’ah, president and CEO, Saudi Aramco
- Mr. Rex Tillerson, a CSIS trustee and chairman and CEO, ExxonMobil
- Moderator: Mr. Guy Caruso, administrator, U.S. Energy Information Administration
Panel II: The Role of Upstream Technology
- Mr. Stephen Cassiani, president, ExxonMobil Upstream Research Company
- Dr. Muhammad M. Saggaf, chief geophysicist, Saudi Aramco
- Dr. Mohammed Y. al-Qahtani, manager, production and facilities department, Saudi Aramco
- Dr. Kevin Kimber, manager, heavy oil focus area, Chevron Energy Technology Company
- Moderator: Dr. Tom Hamilton, co-owner and founder, Medora Investments