Petroleum technology conference attracted more than 5,000 professionals …

DOHA: The 7th International Petroleum Technology Conference (IPTC) that attracted over 5,000 oil and gas professionals concluded here yesterday.

Many of the oil & gas industry’s principal players convened in Qatar in the past four days and agreed that advancements in the technology and innovation will play key role in fulfilling the world’s ever increasing demand for energy.

IPTC has effectively promoted the dissemination of scientific and technological knowledge relating to the exploration, development, production, transportation and processing of oil and natural gas. Technical experts from 67 countries and 750 organisations have actively discussed pressing issues in the conference sessions and technical workshops.

The IPTC represents a meeting of minds as it fosters the development of innovative approaches to address the ever increasing challenges that the industry faces in achieving the goal of affordable and environmentally friendly energy.

IPTC’s nine-stream conference featured 400 technical and knowledge sharing presentations, 67 technical sessions and 6 panel sessions on such themes ‘The Future of Integrated Project Management in a Cyclic Environment’, ‘Fundamentals of the Natural Gas Revolution’, ‘Growing the Resource through Upstream Technology’ and ‘Delivering on Evolving Stakeholder Expectations’.

The closing session of the conference was chaired by IPTC Co-Chair Saad Sherida Al Kaabi, Director Oil & Gas Ventures, Qatar Petroleum.

On behalf of the IPTC committees he thanked the Emir, the prime minister and the minister of Energy and Industry.

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