Iran's Rapprochement With West Starts In Davos: Iran Eyes Oil Executives

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    Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, Iran's President Hassan Rouhani and Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif (2nd L-2nd R) listen to a special address during the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Jan. 22, 2014.
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    South Korean President Park Geun-hye speaks during a session at the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Jan. 22, 2014.
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As part of Iran’s rapprochement with the West and in an attempt to revive its aging oil and gas sector, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani will address a panel of oil executives Thursday at the World Economic Forum’s annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland.

In a bid to entice foreign energy companies to invest in Iran once sanctions are lifted, Rouhani will address the heads of BP plc (NYSE:BP), Royal Dutch Shell plc (NYSE:RDS.A), Total SA (NYSE:TOT), Eni SpA (NYSE:E) as well as other heads of major oil companies, Reuters reported.

In fact, Reuters cited unidentified reports that executives from Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM) and other U.S. oil companies could also attend.

Other notable companies and executives Rouhani may bump into at Davos:

Rovnag Abdullayev

President, SOCAR (State Oil Company of the Azerbaijan Republic)

Maria das Graas Silva Foster

Chief executive officer, Petroleo Brasileiro SA (Petrobras)

Steve Williams

President and chief executive officer, Suncor Energy Inc.

David E. Constable

Chief executive officer, Sasol Limited

Emilio Lozoya Austin

Chief executive officer, Petroleos Mexicanos (Pemex)

Rhonda I. Zygocki

Executive vice president, policy and planning, Chevron Corporation

John Knight

Executive vice president, global strategy and business development, Statoil ASA

Vagit Yu Alekperov

President and chief executive officer, OAO LUKOIL

Alexander V. Dyukov

Chairman of the management board and chief executive officer, JSC Gazprom Neft

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