You are cordially invited to a special lecture on the topic of

Turkey, the Eastern Mediterranean, and US Security Interests:
New Dynamics in the Middle East’s Balance of Energy Power

Paul Michael Wihbey 
President, GWEST LLC  

Thursday, September 27
4:30 PM

The Institute of World Politics
1521 16th Street NW
Washington, DC 20036 

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Paul Michael Wihbey is president of GWEST LLC (Global Water and Energy Strategy Team), a Washington-based consulting firm, founded in late 2002, specializing in strategic resources such as oil, gas, uranium and water.

He is a recognized authority and published author on the global oil market including unconventional fuels like oil sands and shale, as well as the importance hydrocarbon jurisdictions such as West Africa,  Western Canada, and the Persian Gulf/MENA regions.

Since the establishment of GWEST, he has written numerous articles, testified to the US Congress, and provided in-person briefings to senior government officials and political leaders in the United States, Canada, Africa, and Latin America, including the Presidents of Nigeria, Ecuador, Sao Tome & Principe and, Congo/Brazzaville.

In 2012, he has been an invited keynote speaker at energy and investment conferences in Singapore, Hong Kong, Abu Dhabi, Toronto, Geneva, Zurich and Lagos, Nigeria.

GWEST clients have included:

Idaho National Laboratory (US Dept. of Energy);
FirstEnergy Capital (Investment Bank, Calgary Alberta);
Government of Saskatchewan;
Alberta Enterprise Group;
US Congressional Black Caucus Foundation

In 2009, he was designated as a Visiting scholar and Research fellow at the Emerald Energy Centre at the Institute of Petroleum Studies, University of Port Harcourt, Nigeria.

In 2010, Mr Wihbey was appointed Advisor to Dr E. Egbogah, Nigeria’s Special Advisor to the President on Petroleum Matters.

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