Dr. Ayed S. Al-Qahtani

Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC)

Director, Research Division

Dr. Ayed S. Al-Qahtani is the Director, Research Division of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) Secretariat, based in Vienna, Austria. Prior to his present assignment, Dr. Al-Qahtani was an advisor to H.E. Minister of Energy, Industry and Mineral Resources, Saudi Arabia. Earlier in his career, Dr. Al-Qahtani held various executive and technical positions with Saudi Aramco and World Energy Council. Dr. Al-Qahtani holds a PhD in Minerals Economics from Colorado School of Mines, USA, a MSc in Petroleum Economics & Management from Institute of Francaise du Petrole, France, an Executive Master of Advanced Studies in International Oil & Gas Leadership from Graduate Institute, Switzerland and a MSc in Minerals Economics from Colorado School of Mines, USA. He also holds a BSc in Petroleum Engineering from King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals, Saudi Arabia.

Sessions With Dr. Ayed S. Al-Qahtani

Tuesday, 8 March

  • 11:40am - 12:30pm (CST) / 08/mar/2022 05:40 pm - 08/mar/2022 06:30 pm

    Oil Market Outlook: Turbulence or stability?

    Panel Markets/Economics/Strategy
    The tension between long-term aspirations to cut GHG emissions and short-term practical desires for affordable oil prices is a new fundamental variable for the world oil market. Some major consumers want more oil when prices are high, but otherwise discourage oil consumption and investment. Is this a recipe for dislocations and mismatches between demand and supply? What are the implications for upstream investment, oil prices, and the balance of oil market power?