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Opec endorses Doha petroleum conference

Doha, August 25, 2009

The Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (Opec) has lent its support to the forthcoming International Petroleum Technology Conference (IPTC) in Doha by endorsing the event.

Its endorsement of IPTC, to be held from December 7-9, is significant to the success of the multi-disciplinary conference and exhibition, said a statement.

IPTC will provide a comprehensive conference programme covering 58 technical sessions, four panels and high-level plenary.

The theme of the fourth edition of the IPTC, held under the patronage of Sheikh Hamad Bin Khalifa Al Thani, Emir of Qatar, is ‘World Energy Challenges: Endurance and Commitment’. 

The event, which returns to the Middle East from Kuala Lumpur in 2008 and has now been established as a biennial event is also endorsed by the Organisation of Arab Petroleum Exporting Countries (Oapec).

The 2009 IPTC exhibition, which runs alongside the conference from December 7-9, will offer industry professionals from around the world a platform to showcase the latest technology, services and products to a targeted oil and gas audience. 

Major international oil giants ExxonMobil, Total and Shell, which are currently building some of the world’s largest energy projects, are taking part in the IPTC exhibition to promote their Middle Eastern and global operations. 

Exhibitors and delegates will be given a unique opportunity to learn about Pearl Gas to Liquids (GTL), the world’s largest GTL plant, which will cement Qatar’s position as the GTL capital of the world, as well as the Qatargas 4 Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) project, which will contribute to achieving Qatar’s vision in becoming the world’s largest LNG supplier.

“IPTC’s exhibition space has grown by 40 per cent since the inaugural event in 2005.  This year the conference presentations and networking events will take place on the exhibition show floor, maximising interaction among industry colleagues,” said Waleed Refaay, project director for IPTC 2009.

 “The event is a collaborative effort from the world’s leading oil and gas societies AAPG, EAGE, GPA, SEG and SPE, who are working together to make this the most successful IPTC yet.  We are attracting the highest calibre delegates, including members from these societies, leveraging the quality of the IPTC to new heights.”

New features to the exhibition will ensure it provides exhibitors and conference delegates the most comprehensive programme yet.  Country pavilions from China, Denmark, Italy, India, Malaysia and North America will provide insight to regional energy markets, upcoming projects, future trends and challenges, said Refaay.

Furthermore, IPTC will offer dedicated exhibition space to draw attention to specific oil and gas issues.  Pavilions for Digital Energy, Gas Processing, Environmental and HSS, and University and Academia will accommodate special activities in line with the industry segments. –TradeArabia News Service




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