2011 IPTC: "Technology and Operational Excellence: Keys to Sustainable Global Energy"

High level government officials and industry leaders have confirmed their participation in the 2011 International Petroleum Technology Conference (IPTC) scheduled 15-17 November 2011 at the Bangkok Convention Centre at Central World in Bangkok, Thailand.

His Excellency Dr. Mohammed Hamed Al-Rumhy, Minister of Oil and Gas, Oman; His Excellency Dr. Shukri Ghanem, Chairman of the National Oil Company of Libya; Zhou Jiping, Vice President, China National Petroleum Corporation and Vice Chairman and President of PetroChina Co., Ltd.; Yves-Louis Darricarrere, President, Exploration and Production, Total; and Dato' Wee Yiaw Hin, Executive Vice President, Exploration & Production, PETRONAS, will speak at the Executive Plenary Session on Tuesday, 15 November 2011. The Executive Plenary Session is an opportunity for top-level senior executives to discuss the conference theme and provide conference delegates with an over-arching perspective of the industry.

The prestigious IPTC Excellence in Project Integration Award will also be awarded at the 2011 IPTC. This award recognises the distinguished achievements of a company or companies in the integration of multiple disciplines and execution of major industry projects, from discovery to delivery. Award nominations are now being accepted; please contact iptc@iptcnet.org.

2011 IPTC's comprehensive technical programme will also include Panel Sessions aimed at engaging conference delegates in a constructive debate on the future of the oil and gas sector. The Panel Session topics for the 2011 IPTC are:
•    "Unlocking Unconventional Resources – Keys to Success: Technology, Costs, Opportunity and Global Adoption"
•    "Technology Development and Innovation"
•    "Operational Excellence: People, Processes and Technology"
•    "Deep Water Challenges – GOM's Long Term Impact and How Can the Industry Move Forward"

In addition to the conference and exhibition, the following events will be held: Young Professionals Workshop; Education Week; Education Days; and for the first time at IPTC, Teachers Day. Topical luncheons and an active programme of social activities and technical field trips will also be featured.

For more information about the event, conference programme, and exhibition and sponsorship opportunities, please visit: www.iptcnet.org/2011.


IPTC Brings Together the Volunteers of the Four Leading Industry Professional Societies:

The American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG), founded in 1917, has been a pillar of the world-wide scientific community. The original purpose of AAPG, to foster scientific research, to advance the science of geology, to promote technology, and to inspire high professional conduct, still guides the Association today. Currently the world's largest professional geological society with over 30,000 members, AAPG provides publications, conferences, and educational opportunities to geoscientists and disseminates the most current geological information available to the general public. For more information visit the AAPG website www.aapg.org.

The European Association of Geoscientists & Engineers (EAGE) is a professional society with a worldwide membership of more than 15,000 members providing a global network of commercial and academic professionals to all members. The association is truly multi-disciplinary and international in form and pursuits. The objective is to promote the development and application of geosciences and related engineering subjects and this is achieved through publications, conferences, workshops, education programmes and exhibitions. EAGE has offices in Europe, Russia, the Middle East and Asia Pacific. For more information visit the EAGE website at www.eage.org.

The Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG) is a not-for-profit association that promotes the science of geophysics and the education of applied geophysicists. SEG, founded in 1930, fosters the expert and ethical practice of geophysics in the exploration and development of natural resources, in characterising the near surface, and in mitigating earth hazards. The Society, which has more than 33,000 members in 138 countries, fulfils its mission through its publications, conferences, forums, websites, and the educational opportunities.

The Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) is a not-for-profit professional association whose members are engaged in energy resources development and productions. SPE serves 97,000-plus members in 118 countries worldwide. SPE is a key resource for technical knowledge related to the oil and gas exploration and production industry and provides services through its publications, conferences, workshops, forums and website at www.spe.org.


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