7th IPTC to kickstart with PM’s address

 19 Jan 2014 - 3:07


DOHA: The 7th International Petroleum Technology Conference (IPTC) will start with opening remarks by the Prime Minister and Interior Minister H E Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al Thani at Qatar National Convention Centre (QNCC) tomorrow. The Minister of Energy and Industry H E Dr Mohammed bin Saleh Al Sada will also attend the inaugural session.
The four-day event will formally begin tomorrow with IPTC ‘Excellence in Project Integration Award’ ceremony to be held at St Regis Hotel.
Qatar Petroleum and ExxonMobil are co-hosting the latest edition of IPTC. Representatives from all segments of the energy industry and government officials from around the world will gather in Doha to address the challenge of meeting an increasing global demand for energy while reducing environmental impacts associated with its production and use. 
The conference theme of ‘Unlocking Energy through Innovation, Technology and Capability’ sets the tone for attendees to discuss technological advancements that make it possible for industry to effectively manage the risks associated with energy development. 
This important dialogue will be supported by the conference’s impressive programme, which includes nearly 500 technical presentations, high-level plenary sessions and one of the largest exhibitions IPTC has hosted. 
“As one of the world’s leading energy-providing nations, Qatar is an example of what can be achieved through cooperation, innovation and investment,” said Saad Al Kaabi, Director of Oil and Gas ventures at Qatar Petroleum. “Hosting IPTC in Qatar gives us the opportunity to highlight some of the technologies we have deployed during the last two decades that have enabled the remarkable development of Qatar’s energy industry.”
Andrew P Swiger, Senior Vice-President of ExxonMobil Corporation, said: “As a long-term partner of Qatar Petroleum, we look forward to co-hosting a successful IPTC together in Doha. Advanced technology, coupled with visionary leadership, provided the basis upon which our companies built the world’s largest integrated LNG supply chain. By complementing the strengths of Qatar Petroleum, we have together created a successful model for partnerships between national and international companies.”
Through IPTC’s large-scale exhibition, Qatar Petroleum and industry participants will showcase the latest technological developments in the oil and gas industry.
IPTC is an annual event rotating between Asia Pacific and the Middle East. The scope of the conference programme and associated industry activities address technology and relevant industry issues that challenge industry professionals and management around the world.
The conference is a collaborative effort among the American Association of Petroleum Geologists, the European Association of Geoscientists and Engineers, the Society of Exploration Geophysicists, and the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE). 
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