Dubai, UAE : – The 12th edition of the flagship International Petroleum Technology Conference (IPTC) will be held 13–15 January 2020 at the Dhahran EXPO in Dhahran, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, under the patronage of His Royal Highness Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, Crown Prince, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense, with Saudi Aramco serving as the Exclusive Host. The conference is expected to draw over 8,000 oil and gas professionals.

“The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, under the Patronage of HRH Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, Crown Prince, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense, is proud to host this year’s International Petroleum Technology Conference for the very first time. Attended by industry leaders and sponsored by four premier petroleum organisations and societies, IPTC 2020 brings together global experts to share their knowledge,  innovation and latest technologies in what has become the flagship multi-disciplinary event in the Eastern Hemisphere,” said Mohammed Y. Al-Qahtani, Senior Vice President, Upstream, Saudi Aramco, and IPTC 2020 Executive Committee Chair. “At the crossroads of Europe, Africa and Asia, as well as the home of the world’s largest oil and gas company and some of the world’s largest oil reserves, the Kingdom is truly an exceptional location for this distinguished event.”

The comprehensive agenda will feature distinguished industry experts speaking at the Opening Session, CEO Plenary Session, Executive Plenary Session, Energy Think Tank Plenary Session, 5 Panel Sessions, and IPTC Society Presidents Panel Session. Global industry professionals will focus on various topics and trends spanning 100 technical sessions. Delegates will be presented with ample opportunities to network and experience true Saudi Arabian hospitality at the Cultural Reception.

Here are some of the influential speakers at the conference:

Amin Nasser, President and CEO, Saudi Aramco

Peter J. Coleman, CEO and Managing Director, Woodside Energy Ltd.

Mohammed Y. Al-Qahtani, IPTC 2020 Executive Committee Chair, Senior Vice President, Upstream, Saudi Aramco

Abdulmunim Saif Al Kindy, Executive Director, Upstream Directorate, ADNOC

Darren Woods, Chairman and CEO, Exxon Mobil Corporation

Jeff Miller, Chairman, President and CEO, Halliburton

Patrick Pouyanné, Chairman and CEO, Total

Lorenzo Simonelli, Chairman and CEO, Baker Hughes

Wan Zulkiflee bin Wan Ariffin, President and Group CEO, PETRONAS

Michael Train, President, Emerson, Chairman, Emerson Automation Solutions


Daniel Yergin, Vice Chairman, IHS Markit

For professionals interested in enhancing their technical knowledge, four seminars will be offered on topics such as reservoir compartmentalisation, geomechanics, and machine learning. The Diversity and Inclusion Panel Sessions and Workshop will stimulate discussions on best practices to increase diversity, promote inclusion, and to encourage the concept of belonging.

The 6250 sqm net exhibition taking place simultaneously, will feature over 150 exhibitors showcasing their latest products and technology enabling delegates and visitors to discuss potential partnerships and projects.

This edition of IPTC will cater to the dynamic interests of global oil and gas professionals, and spark discussions about key solutions and technologies that will take the industry on a path of further development and innovation.

Thank you to the following esteemed sponsors and supporters, Saudi Aramco (Exclusive Host); TAQA (Principal, IPTC Lounge, and Day 1 Networking Lunch Sponsor); Huawei (Principal and Mobile App Sponsor); ADNOC, Baker Hughes, ExxonMobil, Halliburton, Schlumberger (Principal Sponsors); NESR (Diamond and Lanyards Sponsor); ARO Drilling, Sinopec (Platinum Sponsors); PTTEP (Gold and Floor Graphics Sponsor); Global Suhaimi, Rawabi Holding, Tatweer Petroleum (Gold Sponsors); Petrolink, SANAD (Silver Sponsors); Saudi Arabian Chevron (Conference Bags Sponsor); Total (Directional Signage Sponsor); Microsoft (Digital Transformation Sponsor); ARGAS (Registration Sponsor); KPC (Badges Sponsor); OiLSERV (Visitor Carrier Bags); Wanli (Bottled Water Sponsor); PETRONAS (Closing Session Sponsor); Weatherford (Author Lounge Sponsor); NOV (Day 1 Coffee Breaks Sponsor); FlexSteel (Day 2 Coffee Breaks Sponsor); ADES (Bronze Sponsor); Petrofac (Associate Sponsor); AES, AlAbdulkarim Holding, Drager, NITI, Owl Cyber Defense (Corporate Sponsors).

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About IPTC

Founded in 2005, the International Petroleum Technology Conference (IPTC) is the flagship multidisciplinary technical event in the Eastern Hemisphere. The scope of the conference programme and associated industry activities address technology and relevant industry issues that challenge industry specialists and management around the world.

IPTC is sponsored by four industry organisations and 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).

IPTC is focused on the dissemination of new and current technology, best practices and multi-disciplinary activities designed to emphasise the importance of the value chain and maximising asset value. The knowledge, capabilities and strengths of the participating countries and the sponsoring societies global membership, over the spectrum of multi-disciplinary technologies, are central to the success of the conference and the corresponding exhibition.

Event Management and Organisation in KSA: Alfifa Tourism | Event License number 19/6739.

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