Key energy talks planned
Dubai:, November 26, 2007
Global awareness of the significance of sustainable energy policy has increased, according to an industry expert.
Dubai is set to host a major gathering of energy industry professionals at the International Petroleum Technology Conference (IPTC).
According to the 2007 BP statistical review, 35 per cent of global energy consumption the previous year was oil-based.
“This study was preceded by a 19-nation BBC World Service poll in which large majorities opined that current energy use was a potential threat to future peace and prosperity. Taken together, the findings indicate widespread public unease with energy policy,” the organisers said in a statement.
“Research shows that the international energy market relies on the work of petroleum professionals, amid public perceptions best characterised as widespread unease. This high-level, international conference is a welcome opportunity to address these issues,” said Advantek International Corp Vice-President and Managing Director for Middle East Dr Ibrahim Abou-Sayed.
A number of key energy policy themes will be discussed at ITPC. Delegates will hear senior industry representatives debating “Billion-Dollar Project Execution: Interdependence & Innovation”.
In the long term, adequate recruiting, developing and retaining skilled young people, while boosting the prestige of energy industry professions, could provide an antidote to the uncertainty surrounding energy policy. This message will form part of “Meeting our Global Responsibilities to People and the Industry”, a panel involving Imperial College, London; ExxonMobil; BP; and Schlumberger.
IPTC 2007: A Changing World – Interdependence, Innovation and Implementation will take place December 4–6, 2007, at Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre. – TradeArabia News Service