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20th WPC - Doha

congress_logo_smallEnergy 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.

dohapicSigning 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

Block 5 – Sustainability Commitment: environment, social, economy, education, governance

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

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