23rd International Caspian Oil and Gas Conference
The Caspian Oil&Gas conference, the traditional platform for discussing current topics in the oil and gas industry officially opened on 2 June at the JW Marriott Absheron Baku hotel. Bringing together leading companies’ senior managers, representatives of related ministries, and renowned industry experts, the oil and gas forum will provide the opportunity to share opinions on current issues in the oil and gas industry.
Around 400 delegates from more than 30 countries take part in the conference. More than 40 speakers, including leading experts, representatives of government bodies, and directors of major oil and gas companies from various countries, speak on key issues in producing, managing and transporting energy resources amid low oil prices. Natig Aliyev, the Minister of Industry and Energy of the Republic of Azerbaijan, took part in the plenary session Azerbaijan’s Role in Ensuring the Supply of Energy to Europe. Conference speakers include Rovnag Abdullayev, President, SOCAR, Gordon Birrell, Regional President, BP Azerbaijan – Georgia – Turkey, Marco Alverà, CEO, Snam, Jeremy Huck, CEO, Nobel Upstream and other speakers.
Key discussion topics include “The Caspian region’s gas infrastructure: the state of implementing key projects in the region”, “Shah Deniz-building on 20 years of success”, “Financing and implementing major oil and gas projects”, “Expanding Azerbaijan’s energy resource base”, “Training professionals for oil and gas projects”, “Ensuring environmental and industrial safety”, “An overview of petrochemistry and oil refining in Azerbaijan and their development prospects”.
The line-up of sponsors is also noteworthy; the conference’s General Sponsor is SOCAR; Gold Sponsors are BP, General Electrics and Snam; Silver Sponsor are Inpex and McDermott; and Bronze Sponsors are Caspian Geophysical, Dentons, Nobel Upstream, SAP, Schlumberger, Statoil, Total, and GMA Petroleum.
The first day of the Caspian Oil and Gas 2016 Conference, which hosted four plenary sessions, was a real success. Delegates were active in the meetings, and used coffee breaks for further business talks. During the coffee breaks, important meetings were held by representatives of local and foreign companies. Farid Mammadov, the General Director of Iteca Caspian, handed certificates of gratitude to the Azerbaijan Minister of Energy, Natig Aliyev, and SOCAR President Rovnag Abdullayev for their invaluable support of the exhibition and conference.