It is a very significant day in the life of our country today. The 23rd Exhibition & Conference "Caspian Oil and Gas" are beginning its work. I want to express my gratitude to the companies that showed confidence and began to cooperate in us. First of all, I want to highlight the operations of BP. For 22 years, BP and SOCAR have been interacting as reliable partners. They work together in many projects Azeri-Chirag-Guneshli, Shah Deniz, the Southern Gas Corridor, the construction of oil and gas pipelines are the most important projects for our country. And this cooperation has a great future, because, along with these projects, work is under way on other promising initiatives. The exhibition & conference are indeed a very important and prestigious events both for Azerbaijan and for the whole world because it is being held for the 23rd time and the interest in it keeps growing mainly because the heads of leading countries in the world are paying great attention to this exhibition.
I would like to express my gratitude to all the people and organizations who have contributed to the organization of these events.
I wish the exhibition and conference success.
The President of the Republic of Azerbaijan
For Azerbaijan it is important to talk about the trends in the country's oil and gas sector. This event provides an excellent opportunity for us to demonstrate the characteristics of our presence to foreign companies, share details about what our country represents, and reveal the range of our capabilitie.
Minister of Energy of Azerbaijan
I am confident that like every year, the discussions, proposals and reports this year's exhibition and conference will open up new prospects for the future development of the global oil industry, and will more clearly demonstrate the scale and importance of the projects carried out in Azerbaijan.
President of SOCAR
What important event is able to combine key industry players to discuss and solve the serious problems affecting the future of not only the Caspian region, but also in Europe? Today this role, of course, belongs to the Caspian Oil & Gas Conference. We, the participants of the conference, well understand and appreciate the opportunity here to discuss issues of cooperation, which promises to benefit both Caspian region and Europe.
EVP, Business Development and International Business of Snam
The Caspian region is a traditional location for production of hydrocarbons. For this reason, we are extremely interested in the exchange of experience in the application of advanced technologies in drilling, seismic survey, risk management, and production operations.
Deputy CEO of Gazprom Neft, Shelf Projects Development
I repeatedly participate in the Caspian Oil and Gas Conference. This forum gathers leading companies from around the world. Every year, it attracts more and more attention. From our point of view, this year the most interesting topic is the investment policy of the State Oil Company of the Republic of Azerbaijan, SOCAR
Jose Pedro Sebastian
Secretary General of Tecnicas Reunidas International
The company Dentons has sponsored the Caspian Oil & Gas conference for a number of years and we are here once more, among the active participants in this important event for the oil and gas industry of Azerbaijan! As the world’s largest law firm, Dentons has more than 50 offices, more than 1,000 lawyers in the field of energy, and we consider the conference to be a unique model for communication with our many customers and friends in this sector, as well as a good occasion to meet new participants.
Managing Partner, Dentons
As you may well know, Inpex Group has been one of the sponsors of the International Caspian Oil & Gas Conference for a number of years. I would like to note that, together with Azerbaijani colleagues, we also work on projects in the field of training personnel. So at this point, a group of young engineers from Azerbaijan are in Japan, and they are being trained in engineering.
Vice President of Azerbaijan Assets Management Company, Inpex Group