By Our Correspondent
NEW DELHI: PETROTECH-2016, the 12th International Oil and Gas Conference and Exhibition will be organised by the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas at New Delhi from 05th to 07th December, 2016.
Briefing the media in New Delhi on Tuesday the Petroleum and Natural Gas Secretary K.D. Tripathi said that PETROTECH-2016 is poised to be the most important energy event in India in compassing the entire gamut of the oil and gas industry i.e. upstream, midstream and downstream, as well as related sectors such as alternative energy, engineering and technology.
Along with the three days Conference with an anticipated participation of over 100 eminent speakers and 6000 delegates, the event will also have an Exhibition with participation of over 600 exhibitors from over 50 countries.
The theme for this year’s PETROTECH Conference is “Hydrocarbons to fuel the future: Choices and Challenges”. With this theme, PETROTECH-2016 aims to explore areas of growth in petroleum technology, exploration, drilling, production and processing, refining and other related issues. The Conference would be a platform for national and international experts from oil and gas industry to exchange views and share knowledge, expertise and experience across various segments.
Tripathi said that with steady economic growth and being the third largest energy consumer, India is today brightest spot for investors, traders and industrialists. With India looking to expand its energy portfolio and with 100 per cent FDI in Petroleum & Natural Gas sectors, organising such an event to showcase India’s Hydrocarbon industries to the world becomes all the more important.
The main event will be held at Vigyan Bhawan while the PETROTECH-2016 Exhibition will be held at Pragati Maidan. As part of India’s growing engagement in the energy domain with countries in Asia, Africa, Latin America, Middle East, Europe and the US, 49 ministerial delegations have been invited to participate in the Conference.
In addition, there will be 2 Ministerial Sessions on “Hydrocarbons to fuel the future: choices and challenges” and “Transforming India: key initiatives”; 3 Plenary Sessions on “Oil price volatility: challenges and opportunities”, “India rising: resilience and reforms” and “India, manufacturing hub for the hydrocarbon sector”; 5 Theme Sessions on “Natural Gas: road towards cleaner and prosperous future”, “Beyond Fossil Fuels”, “Gearing for growth: talent requirements and expectations”, “Future of upstream: a techno-managerial challenge” and “The growing prominence of Asian refining”; Roundtable discussions on BRICS and CELAC countries; CEO Conclave; Exclusive forum on Women in the hydrocarbon industry and Yuva Youth Form; and Technical Programmes.
More and upto date information about the event can be obtained by following the twitter handle @petrotech2016 or facebook.com/petrotech.in