Discussions on the future of energy

Discussions on the future of energy

The Oxford Energy Seminar is meeting at St Catherine’s this week and next. The conference draws together representatives from government and industry and is widely recognised as one of the most important international forums on energy. Convened by the Oxford Institute for Energy Studies in partnership with St Catherine’s College, OPEC and OAPEC, the Seminar is now in its 38th year.

The late Professor Robert Mabro CBE (Catz Fellow by Special Election) was the founder of the Institute and ensured that Catz has had a prominent association with the Seminar since its inception. Current Catz Fellow Professor Louise Fawcett is continuing the College’s direct involvement with the event in acting as the Dean of the Seminar. The international panel of speakers and discussants will include public figures and expert authorities from OPEC, OAPEC and other oil exporting countries; the USA, Western Europe and Japan; developing countries; plus the academic world, leading consultancies and international organisations.

The main objective of the seminar is to enhance the professional qualifications of its participants, through intensive exposure to the latest developments in thinking and knowledge on energy.  The conference also seeks to improve the understanding of forces that will shape the future environment in which both investment and policy decisions relating to energy will be made.