Executive Conference

Oil English to Russian

Realigning the Global Oil Order

Tuesday, March 12

07:30 am - 08:40 am

Russia and Saudi Arabia, two of the world’s three largest oil producers, formed an unprecedented alliance (the Vienna Alliance) in 2016 that allowed them to lead OPEC and non-OPEC producers to jointly agree to coordinated supply. The cooperation has continued, with the Alliance agreeing in December to cut supply again. What brought these two oil superpowers together after decades of failed attempts at joint supply management? What might sustain this alliance, and what could eventually pull it apart?

Session Speakers
  • Bhushan Bahree

    IHS Markit

    Executive Director, Global Oil

  • David Goldwyn

    Atlantic Council

    Chairman, Energy Advisory Board

  • Ibrahim Al-Muhanna

    Ministry of Energy, Industry and Mineral Resources, Saudi Arabia

    Consultant & Advisor to Saudi Oil Ministry

  • Christof Rühl

    Crystol Energy


  • Matthew Sagers

    IHS Markit

    Executive Director, Energy

  • Vera de Ladoucette

    IHS Markit

    Distinguished Expert in International Relations and the Energy Industry