Qatar Petroleum will be the main host of the 7th International Petroleum Technology Conference (IPTC) that will be held in Doha from January 20 to 22, 2014.
ExxonMobil will co-host the event that will draw industry experts and delegates from all over the world.
Doha has already been chosen as the permanent venue in the Middle East for the International Petroleum Technology Conference (IPTC).
A joint statement issued by QP and ExxonMobil said “the two companies are working towards the shared goal of hosting an effective scientific and technology conference in Doha.”
IPTC is designed for the advancement of knowledge related to exploration, development, production, transportation and processing of oil and natural gas.
The Technical Programme Committee began conference preparations holding a meeting here recently.
Co-chaired by Khalid Mohamed al-Hitmi, manager (gas development, Qatar Petroleum) and Bart Cahir, president and general manager, ExxonMobil Qatar, the panel comprises some 112 members from 89 companies and 49 countries.
The technical programme may consist of 60-70 technical sessions, four panel sessions and additional technical workshops and training courses dedicated for engineers, geoscientists and researchers. They will focus on new technology, industry collaboration and integrated topics.
Al-Hitmi said, “Under the leadership of HH the Emir and the strong commitment of HE the Minister for Energy and Industry, Dr Mohamed bin Saleh al-Sada, Qatar has become one of the world’s leading energy-providing nations. One of our aims in co-hosting IPTC is to highlight Qatar’s advances in technology as these can increase efficiency, reduce environmental impacts, improve safety and enable access to new sources of energy supply.”
Bart Cahir said, “As our industry meets in Doha for IPTC in 2014, it is our duty to ensure that technological advances find ways to develop new energy resources in a safe and secure way. It is also on us to help the public and policymakers understand the importance of technology in achieving these goals and the role future generations of scientists and engineers will play in creating innovations that lead to a brighter future.”