20th World Petroleum Congress and Exhibition
4-8 December 2011
Qatar National Convention Centre (QNCC), Doha, Qatar
Held every three years, the World Petroleum Congress and Exhibition is the largest and most reputable oil and gas industry gathering in the world. The 20th World Petroleum Congress is hosted by Qatar Petroleum and will take place at the Qatar National Convention Centre (QNCC) in Doha, Qatar, from 4-8 December 2011. Since its establishment in 1933, this is the first time that the World Petroleum Congress will be hosted in the Middle East.
The triennial World Petroleum Congress is held over five days with more than 4000 delegates, 600 media and 550 presenters participating in a programme that covers all aspects of the industry, from technological advances in upstream and downstream operations, to the role of natural gas, renewable and alternative energy, the management of the industry and its social, economic and environmental impact.
Known as the “Olympian Event of the Oil and Gas Industry”, it is attended by a global oil and gas audience and outside stakeholders such as governments, other industry sectors, NGOs and international institutions who also join in the dialogue.
The World Petroleum Exhibition, held alongside the congress, and in the same venue, features exhibits from the national committees of the World Petroleum Council, which include the most prestigious national oil and gas companies and agencies of the world. It also showcases the most important international oil and gas companies alongside key suppliers, service companies and manufacturers. This is the most significant global exhibition dedicated to the oil and gas industries.
The 20th World Petroleum Congress is hosted by Qatar Petroleum a state-owned corporation established by Emiri Decree No 10 in 1974 and responsible for all phases of the oil and gas industry in Qatar.
The principal activities of Qatar Petroleum and its subsidiaries and joint ventures, cover exploration, drilling and production operations, transport, storage, marketing and sale of crude oil, natural gas liquids, liquefied natural gas, refined products, petrochemicals and fertilizers, as well as providing helicopter services.
Qatar Petroleum’s strategy of conducting hydrocarbon exploration and new projects is through Exploration and Production Sharing Agreements (EPSA) and Development and Production Sharing Agreements (DPSA) concluded with major international oil and gas companies.
The operations and activities of Qatar Petroleum are conducted on various onshore locations, which include Doha, Dukhan, Mesaieed and Ras Laffan Industrial Cities, as well as offshore areas including Halul Island, Offshore Production Stations, Drilling Platforms and the North Gas Field.
By the time the 20th World Petroleum Congress is hosted in Doha in 2011, Qatar will be established as the number one producer and exporter of LNG. It will be home to the largest and most modern fleet of LNG tankers in the world, and will continue to pioneer in the gas-to-liquids industry, as well as be one of the leading suppliers of petrochemicals, fertilizers and other byproducts from its natural resources.
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