SOURCE: Gulf Publishing Company

November 19, 2008 06:00 ET

Leading Industry Experts Present 2009 Energy Industry Forecast at Gulf Publishing Company's Energy Executives Operational Insights Forum

HOUSTON, TX--(Marketwire - November 19, 2008) - Gulf Publishing Company announced today it will hold the next Energy Executives Operational Insights Breakfast Forum on Thursday, December 4 in Houston, Texas. The forum, titled "From Upstream to Downstream: Industry Outlook 2009," will provide a condensed yet comprehensive picture of the outlook for the entire energy industry for 2009 and beyond.

Panelists include a number of industry experts and leaders, including Mari Laino, VP Strategy Planning and Performance, BP America Inc.; Dale Steffes, Consultant, Planning & Forecasting Consultants; David Russell, Executive Vice President of Drilling Operations, Rowan Companies Inc. (invited); and Bill Hale, Americas Advisory Services Oil and Gas Leader, Ernst & Young. The event will be moderated by Mark Peters, Publisher of Hydrocarbon Processing magazine.

"The goal of our December forum is to explain what companies can expect in 2009 from 'wells to wheels,' including the most pertinent information from our separate upstream and downstream industry forecast breakfasts and additional insights from industry experts. We've also added a Q&A session with the panelists, a benefit not normally available at our regular forecast breakfasts. Attendees will also receive copies of our 2009 market reports for free," said Maggie Seeliger, Vice President of Strategic Business Development for Gulf Publishing Company.

The event is sponsored by Ernst and Young. Also supporting the conference is the Association for Women Geoscientists, the British American Business Council Houston and the Canadian Consulate Trade Commissioner. Additional information including the agenda and registration information, can be found at or by calling Gwen Hood, Events Manager, at +1-713-520-4402.

About Gulf Publishing Company

Founded in 1916, Gulf Publishing Company produces and distributes leading trade journals, technical books, industry research, databases, software, publications, conferences and events designed for the needs of the energy industry. Gulf Publishing's flagship magazines, World Oil® and Hydrocarbon Processing®, are published monthly. The Company also hosts the annual World Oil Awards and Women's Global Leadership Conference each year as well as other dedicated technical and marketing conferences. Gulf Publishing Company is headquartered in Houston, Texas, and has distribution throughout the globe. For more information, visit For information about all Gulf Publishing Company Events, visit

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    Gwen Hood
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    Gulf Publishing Company
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