Qatar Petroleum Takes Part in IPTC 2013 in Beijing

Qatar Petroleum Takes Part in IPTC 2013 in Beijing

Qatar Petroleum (QP), along with some of its joint ventures and subsidiaries as well as its Industrial Cities Directorate, is taking part in the 6th International Petroleum Technology Conference (IPTC), which formally opened on Tuesday at the Beijing International Convention Center in China.

The event, which is scheduled until Thursday, March 28, is hosted by the China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC), with Exxon Mobil Corporation serving as the co-host. The three-day conference and exhibition is being held with the theme “Challenging Technology and Economic Limits to Meet the Global Energy Demand,” and it has attracted the participation of over 5,000 delegates from all over the world.

The delegation from Qatar is led by Mr. Abdulrahman Al-Obaidly, Manager for Public Relations and Communications. Also attending the event are senior QP officials including Mr. Mubarak Awaida Al-Hajri, Operations Manger, Offshore Fields.

The event was inaugurated yesterday morning by Zhou Jiping – President of CNPC and Vice-Chairman and President of Petrochina, Mark Alberts – Senior Vice President of ExxonMobil Corporation, and Mahmoud Abdulbaqi – Chairman of IPTC Board, who later visited the QP stand, where they were received by the QP delegation.

QP is one of the major participants in the IPTC 2013 exhibition, which covers a total area of over 2,500 square meters. The QP stand prominently showcases the corporation’s operations including those of its Industrial Cities Directorate, and it also highlights the activities of RasGas Company Limited (RasGas), Qatargas Operating Company Limited (Qatargas), and Qatar Petrochemical Company (QAPCO).

In addition to its presence in the exhibition, QP is also represented in the IPTC 2013 conference, which will feature a CEO Plenary Session, four panel sessions and over 600 technical presentations. QP staff will be presenting a paper on “Well Integrity Risk Mitigation vis-a-vis Revenue Potential: A Qualitative Model for Wellwork Prioritization in the Dukhan Field,” and they will also display an e-poster on “Integrating True Valve Performance into Production System Analysis Based Gas Lift Design and Troubleshooting for the Dukhan Field.”

IPTC is a collaborative effort of four major organizations, namely 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). Launched in Doha in 2005, the event was initially held every two years until 2012 when the IPTC Board of Directors decided to organize the event annually and for it to be hosted in rotation between the Middle East and Asia.

The next edition of the event, the 7th IPTC, is thus scheduled to be held again next year in Doha, with QP serving as the host organization. It will be held on January 20-22, 2014 at the Qatar National Convention Center (QNCC), and the chosen theme for this event is “Unlocking Energy through Innovation, Technology and Capability.”

LNG World News Staff, March 28, 2013; Image: QP