Government officials and industry leaders have confirmed their participation in the rescheduled 2011 International Petroleum Technology Conference (IPTC) on 7-9 February 2012 at the Bangkok Convention Centre at Central World in Bangkok, Thailand.
The opening ceremony will be officiated by Yingluck Shinawatra, prime minister of Thailand and include remarks by Arak Chonlathanont, Thailand minister of energy; Dr Sok An, deputy prime minister of Cambodia and chairman of Cambodian National Petroleum Authority; Mohamed Bin Dhaen Al-Hamli, United Arab Emirates minister of energy; Dr Mohammed Hamed Al-Rumhy, Oman minister of oil and gas; Norkun Sitthiphong, PTT Exploration and Production board chairman and permanent secretary of Thailand ministry of energy; and Mahmoud M. Abdulbaqi, IPTC board chairman and chairman, Argas.
Speakers at the executive plenary session on 7 February will include:
- Zhou Jiping, president of China National Petroleum Corporation and vice chairman and president of PetroChina Co Ltd;
- Yves-Louis Darricarrere, executive vice president of Total S.A. and president of Total Exploration & Production;
- Dato’ Wee Yiaw Hin, executive vice president, exploration & production, PETRONAS;
- Gerald Schotman, chief technology officer of Shell; and
- Hugh W. Thompson, vice president Asia Pacific of ExxonMobil.
The executive plenary session is an opportunity for top-level senior executives to discuss the conference theme, “Technology and Operational Excellence: Keys to Sustainable Global Energy,” and provides conference delegates with an over-arching perspective of the industry. Anon Sirisaengtaksin, 2011 IPTC executive committee chairman and president and CEO, PTT Exploration and Production; and Nasser Al-Jaidah, CEO, Qatar Petroleum International, will co-chair the session.
More than 3,000 people are expected to attend the multi-disciplinary event that will feature more than 350 papers in 60 technical sessions. The conference program also includes four panel sessions:
- Unlocking unconventional resources — keys to success: technology, costs, opportunity and global adoption;
- Technology development and innovation;
- Operational excellence: people, processes and technology; and
- Deepwater challenges — Gulf of Mexico’s long-term impact and how can the industry move forward.
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