Energy Solutions for All: Promoting Cooperation, Innovation and Investment
4th - 8th December 2011
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The 20th World Petroleum Congress will focus the debate on solutions aimed at providing global access for all to reliable, affordable and sustainable energy in both the near and long term future.
Signing of the MOU in Doha
To achieve this goal producers, consumers, governments and societal representatives need to work in close cooperation to develop innovative ways to find and develop new oil, gas and alternative energy resources, as well as to set higher standards for wiser, more efficient and cleaner energy consumption.
The need for a long term view on the massive investments required by the energy sector, and the returns to investors that adopt such visionary approach, will also be highlighted and debated.
Programme Topics for 20th WPC
Please note that these are the technical sessions. In addition there will be high level special sessions, key notes and plenary speakers.
Block 1 – Natural Gas: the energy that makes a difference
Forums: F1- LNG producers: latest technological developments in liquefaction and shipping F2 - Enhancing LNG storage, regasification and security management F3 – Improving efficiency, safety and economics for GTL F4 - Solutions for stranded gas F5 - Non conventional gas resources
Best Practice Keynotes: BPK1 - Lessons from project management in major gas projects BPK2 - Financing gas infrastructure
Round Tables: RT1 - Cross border pipelines: how to meet stakeholder's interests RT2 - Gas price perspectives: high enough to attract investment, low enough to attract consumers RT3 - Wider applications for natural gas, including CNG and gas to petrochemicals
Block 2 – New Exploration and Production Frontiers and Technologies
Forums: F6 – Exploring new frontiers: innovation and vision F7 – Advances in reservoir management F8 - Enhanced recovery: new challenges and technologies F9 – Breakthroughs in subsurface imaging and direct hydrocarbon detection F10 – Drilling and completion technologies applied to challenging reservoirs F 11 - Unconventional high tech applied to the upstream sector
Best Practice Keynotes: BPK3 – Developments of deep offshore and deeply buried reservoirs BPK4 – Advances in extra heavy oil development technologies
Round Tables: RT4 – Peak oil: reality or mirage? RT5 – Reserves and Resources Classification: lessons of new regulations RT6 – Attracting investments to capital intensive E&P projects
Block 3 – From the well to the consumer: innovations in refining, transportation, fuel technology and petrochemistry
Forums: F12 - New refinery technologies to meet feedstock flexibility, transportation fuel demand and quality F13 - Tailored fuels for future combustion engines F14 - Technology and feedstock changes in petrochemistry F15 - Heavy oil and residue upgrading
Best Practice Keynotes: BPK5 - Refinery maintenance and operational reliability BPK6 - Long distance transportation of crude oil and products
Round Tables: RT7 - Energy efficiency and emission reduction RT8 - Lessons learned from refinery project management
Block 4 – Complementary Energy Sources
Forums: F16 – Biofuels and biomass: feedstock options life cycle analysis F17 – Wind and solar short and long term perspectives F18 – Clean coal technology F19 – Geothermal and hydro options
Best Practice Keynotes: BPK7 - Feasibility of hydrogen as an energy source BPK8 - Comparative analyses of automotive fuel sources
Round Tables: RT9 - Cost vs. benefits of non fossil fuels RT10 - The energy mix of 2050
Forums: F20 – Industry responses to climate change F21 – A Societal license to operate: HSE and community development F22 – Managing water in upstream and downstream operations F23 – Social Responsibility requirements for financing energy projects F24 - Attracting and retaining people
Best Practice Keynotes: BPK9 – Ethics and governance practices in the oil and gas industry BPK10 - Latest developments in Carbon Capture and Sequestration BPK11 - Promoting diversity
Round Tables: RT11 - Implementing Human Rights in the oil and gas industry RT12 - Geopolitics and new frontiers RT13 - The changing role of National Oil Companies RT14 - Geopolitics and Regulations on Climate Change