Qatar Petroleum is once again proud to be the host organisation of the IPTC, and the event’s seventh edition in 2014 will mark the third time that this major industry event is held in Qatar since its launching in Doha in 2005.
Over the years, the IPTC has continuously grown not only in total number of delegates and exhibitors but also in its stature and significance to the vibrant oil and gas industry worldwide. With its comprehensive technical and poster presentations as well as high-level plenary and panel sessions discussing the latest developments and issues in the industry, the three-day event truly serves as an important platform for networking, knowledge sharing, and for ultimately shaping the industry’s future.
The 7th IPTC’s theme, "Unlocking Energy through Innovation, Technology and Capability," fully captures what the industry currently needs to do in the face of evolving energy trends worldwide and to overcome the technical challenges facing the industry at present. It also clearly highlights the importance of technological innovation and international cooperation in ensuring the industry’s continued growth and development in the coming years.
Qatar Petroleum, in partnership with the IPTC Executive Committee and with ExxonMobil as the co-host organisation, is highly pleased to bring the 7th IPTC at the Qatar National Convention Centre in Doha, thus setting the stage for another productive exchange of experiences with our counterparts and industry professionals from all over the world.
We are confident that the event will truly be fruitful and memorable for everyone, and we now look forward to welcoming you all here in Doha in January 2014!
This conference and exhibition comes at an important time in our industry, as increasing populations, new technologies, and economic opportunities continue to drive global energy demand. IPTC brings together world-class leaders and innovators from across the industry, providing an excellent opportunity for participants to discuss research and technology initiatives, share best practices in safety and environmental issues, and build the relationships that will enable us to meet the energy challenges of the future.
It is fitting that we meet here in Qatar. Under the wise leadership of His Highness the Emir, Qatar has become a striking example of what can be achieved through cooperation, innovation and investment. Qatar is not only supplying energy to power a brighter, more promising future, but it is also demonstrating how to solve our shared challenges—from responsible energy development to social advancement.
At ExxonMobil, we are proud of our unique and historic partnership with the government and people of Qatar, spanning more than 20 years. As the world’s energy needs continued to grow at a rapid pace, Qatar had the vision to implement important innovations in LNG technology and market development, which have led to Qatar's unprecedented expansion and success. We believe our joint success is a testament to what is possible when national and international energy companies work together.
We would like to thank Qatar Petroleum and the IPTC organizing committee for hosting this conference and exhibition, and for providing a platform for strengthening the regional and international relationships that will be critical to meeting the challenges that lie ahead. We sincerely hope you enjoy your time in Doha.