Founded in 2005, the International Petroleum Technology Conference (IPTC) is the flagship multidisciplinary technical event in the Eastern Hemisphere. IPTC is held annually and rotates between Doha, Qatar and venues in the Asia Pacific region. The scope of the conference programme and associated industry activities will address technology and relevant industry issues that challenge industry specialists and management around the world.
IPTC is sponsored by four industry organisations and societies, 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). The synergy of these four leading, individual-member driven societies provides the most comprehensive opportunity to form multi-disciplinary committees and an outstanding technical programme.
Regional energy ministers, industry leaders and governmental representatives will have an opportunity to discuss and share their views on timely industry topics and trends, exchange expertise and experience, present state-of-the-art technology and innovation, and to stimulate further research of technical and business activities. In addition, awards and recognition wil be given for organisations efforts in technical and business contributions to the industry. There will also be a range of integrated social activities to encourage networking and off-line discussion.
IPTC is focused on the dissemination of new and current technology, best practices and multi-disciplinary activities designed to emphasise the importance of the value chain and maximising asset value. The knowledge, capabilities and strengths of the participating countries and the sponsoring societies global membership, over the spectrum of multi-disciplinary technologies, are central to the success of the conference and the corresponding exhibition.
IPTC is governed by a Board of Directors made up of eight representatives from IPTCs four organising societies.
The IPTCs aim is to promote, aid and encourage technology dissemination and collaboration amongst the multiple disciplines of the petroleum industry.