Themed “Technology and Partnerships for a Sustainable Energy Future,” the International Petroleum Technology Conference (IPTC) received 1,282 paper proposals from 284 companies in 56 countries. Now in its 9th edition, the event is set to return to Doha, Qatar, from 6–9 December 2015, with Qatar Petroleum as host organisation and Shell as co-host organisation.
Organised by four of the world’s leading member-driven industry societies—the American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG), the European Association of Geoscientists and Engineers (EAGE), the Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG), and the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE)—more than 5,000 attendees from 120 countries are expected to gather at this prestigious event.
Expanding on the conference theme, the two CEO Plenary sessions will see Chairpersons, Presidents and C-Level executives from Qatar Petroleum, KPC, ConocoPhillips, Royal Dutch Shell, Total, Saudi Aramco, ADMA-OPCO, GE Oil & Gas MENAT, Maersk Oil & Gas, Medco Energi International, and CGG, discuss the need for partnerships involving business, government, and civil society, and explore collaborative strategies for making current energy sources cleaner and more efficient, and producing and distributing energy in potentially new ways.
Industry experts will discuss important issues through five interactive panel sessions entitled, “Supply and Demand: Current Trends, Future Projections for Sustainable Energy Future,” “Unlocking Energy Resources through Technology,” “Who Will Run the Energy Industry in the Future?,” “Investing in Energy and Optimising Costs for the ‘Long Term’,” and “Focus on Climate Change—How is the Industry Responding?”