President’s Oil and Gas Dialogue and Reception

The 13th Five Year Plan has implications for the oil and gas industry. In addition to policy changes in China, the drop in oil prices means oil companies across the world are faced with reduced profits, cutting budgets and staff as well as adjusting exploration and production strategies. AmCham China in partnership with AustCham Beijing will host a panel with the presidents of major oil & gas companies to discuss the energy outlook in China and the world, in addition to the impacts of the 13th Five Year Plan.

Each speaker will present on his respective company’s outlook in the face of the 13th Five Year Plan and the drop in oil and gas prices. A panel discussion will follow when panelists will answer questions from the moderator and audience.

Following the event, please join us for a reception with a free flow of local and Australian beers and wine.


Event Agenda:

3:00PM – Registration & Networking

3:30PM – Introduction

3:40PM – Presentation by Craig Hrabar, President, Weatherford (China) Energy Services

3:55PM – Presentation by Glenn Corrie, Chief Executive Officer, Sino Gas and Energy

4:10PM – Presentation by Mark Wheeler, President, Conoco Phillips China

4:25PM – Panel Discussion and Q&A Moderated by Nick Wadhams, Bureau Chief, Bloomberg

5:30PM – Reception

Date: Thursday, 10th December 2015 (Click here to add event to your Outlook calendar or iCal)

Time: 3:00PM – 7:00PM

Price: 300RMB (Members Only)

Venue: Grand Ballroom 3, Sofitel Wanda Beijing/ 大宴会厅 3, 北京万达索菲特大饭店

Address: 93 Jianguo Road Tower C Wanda Plaza Chaoyang District / 建国路93号万达广场 C座 朝阳区

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    Speakers Bio:


    Craig Hrabar, President, Weatherford (China) Energy Services

    Craig Hrabar currently serves as President and Director of Weatherford (China) Energy Services Co.,Ltd., and has held this position since August 2014. He has been based in China since February 2009 other than a short 1 year term as President Director for Weatherford Indonesia before his current role. Prior to Indonesia, Hrabar was responsible for the Weatherford’s Operations and Well Construction Group in China.

    Hrabar has over 20 years’ experience in the oil and gas industry predominantly in Asia, including 10 years with Baker Hughes prior to joining Weatherford in 2007.

    Hrabar graduated from Curtin University in Western Australia in 1994 with a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering.


    Glenn Corrie, Chief Executive Officer, Sino Gas and Energy

    Glenn Corrie joined Sino Gas as Chief Executive Officer in August 2014. Corrie previously held the position of Commercial and Business Development Director with Ophir Energy, responsible for all corporate development initiatives. Prior to joining Ophir, he was a director with Temasek Holdings Ltd in Singapore, responsible for global energy investments. Between 1998 and 2010, he held a variety of Technical and Corporate Development leadership positions within the Upstream Division of the Royal Dutch Shell Group, including Strategy Manager for Shell Upstream International Asia.

    Corrie, a trained geophysicist, started his career at Woodside Petroleum and has completed a Master of Business Administration at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. He is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

    He was appointed to the Board as Manager Director effective 1 January 2015