Global energy leaders speak at IPTC 2020 in Saudi Arabia

The event takes place from 13-15 January at Dhahran EXPO, under the patronage of His Royal Highness Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud, Crown Prince, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, with Saudi Aramco serving as the Exclusive Host


Dhahran The 12th International Petroleum Technology Conference (IPTC) opened in Dhahran, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia today with a number of distinguished speakers from the industry addressing over 17,000 industry professionals from 70 countries and 1016 companies.

The event takes place from 13–15 January at Dhahran EXPO, under the patronage of His Royal Highness Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud, Crown Prince, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, with Saudi Aramco serving as the Exclusive Host.

At the Opening Session, His Royal Highness Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman Al Saud, Minister of Energy, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia commended the efforts of all the young women and men who organised the event with a standing ovation. His Excellency Yasir Al-Rumayyan, Chairman of the Board, Saudi Aramco made a strong point by saying, “If we can offer real solutions to real energy needs of the many, not just the few, then I am confident that our industry’s face at the heart of global energy for decades to come will be assured”. Mahmoud M. Abdulbaqi, Chairman, ARGAS said, “The issues facing all of us in the upstream industry are getting more complex and their solutions are proving to be more challenging, and require the usage of the most advanced technologies. IPTC provides the most suitable platform for discussions and exchange of ideas about these technologies and integrated solutions.”

The highly-engaging Ministerial Dialogue touched on several important issues in the industry such as sustainability, oil price volatility and the future of the oil and gas industry. Prominent speakers who shared their views in this dialogue included, the Minister of Energy; His Excellency Shaikh Mohammed Bin Khalifa Al Khalifa, Minister of Oil, Kingdom of Bahrain; Patrick Pouyanné, Chairman and CEO, Total; Darren Woods, Chairman and CEO, Exxon Mobil Corporation.

The Minister of Energy inaugurated the exhibition and met with participating sponsors and exhibitors. Over 250 exhibitors are showcasing their latest products and technologies, enabling delegates and visitors to discuss potential partnerships and projects.

A CEO Plenary Session on the same day, focused on Partnership and Innovation: Vision to Prosperity: A New Energy Era Emerges, with a speaker panel of global industry heavyweights including the CEOs of Saudi Aramco, Exxon Mobil Corporation, Total, PETRONAS and Woodside Energy.

In the Energy Think Tank Session that followed, delegates heard from well-known academics and thought-leaders on Navigating the Global Dynamic Energy Scene.

The 3-day conference agenda offers extensive opportunities for attendees to learn, contribute, debate, and discuss important topics that will lead to the enhancement and development of the energy industry.

IPTC 2020 is supported by 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); Shelf Drilling (Visitor Planner Sponsor); NOV (Day 1 Coffee Breaks Sponsor); FlexSteel (Day 2 Coffee Breaks Sponsor); ADES (Bronze Sponsor); Petrofac (Associate Sponsor); AES, Al Abdulkarim 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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