Past eventInvitation OnlyResearch Event

How will a World Recession Affect Oil and Gas Investment, Supply and Demand?

15 April 2009 - 12:00am to 11:00pm

Chatham House, London


Andrew Gould, Chairman, Schlumberger



The current financial climate presents a host of uncertainties for the global oil market: To what extent is the lack of access to capital constraining investment in oil and gas resources? How might a deepening recession affect demand and supply in key regions? Will this mean a radical change for industry thinking or are we witnessing just another boom-bust cycle?

In this meeting, the Chair of global oilfield services company Schlumberger discusses the implications of a global recession and what changing conditions will mean for oil industry investment and the oil-producing countries.

The talk by Mr Gould will be on the record, the discussion will be held under the Chatham House Rule.

This is a meeting of the Chatham House Fossil Fuels Expert Roundtable.

Attendance at this meeting is strictly by invitation only.