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26th World Gas Conference set to tackle urgent energy challenges

26th World Gas Conference set to tackle urgent energy challenges

IGU President Jérôme Ferrier officially invites delegates to agenda setting event

27th March, 2015: With thousands of delegates already registered to attend, the 26th World Gas Conference is shaping up to be a pivotal event for the energy sector in 2015. As one of the industry’s most important gatherings, the event has already attracted participation from more than 100 countries and 600 organisations, with delegates representing technical, engineering, strategic and commercial disciplines.

The conference will address the major gas industry challenges facing the world today, including sustainability of supply, the role of gas as a transition fuel, the development and application of new technologies, and progress towards a comprehensive global energy mix. In the run-up to the event, IGU President Jérôme Ferrier has been touring the world, including visits to Indonesia, South Korea, Japan, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates, to discuss these core issues with senior politicians and industry leaders. Their insight and expertise will feed directly into conference discussions and debates.

The triennial event has already generated a significant amount of research and innovation, with a record number of abstracts received (more than doubling those gathered for the 2012 World Gas Conference). Delegates will be invited to take advantage of the sheer wealth of experience available from industry leaders and innovators, and will gain a comprehensive understanding of key industry issues, new solutions, the assessment of risks and opportunities, and business strategies that will stimulate growth in their respective companies and countries.

With the economics of hydrocarbon exploration and production continuing to dominate the performance of global markets, the World Gas Conference will be the forum for a dynamic and wideranging debate about the industry’s short-term prospects and long-term future. Delegates will be able to interact directly with key decision-makers in the industry, and have the opportunity to contribute to the discussion.

More than 435 speakers have already been confirmed to date, and the conference programme continues to develop to ensure that it addresses the industry’s most pressing issues. Confirmed speakers include Patrick Pouyanné, Chief Executive Officer, Total SA; Gérard Mestrallet, Chairman and CEO of GDF Suez; Sheikh Khalid Khalifa Al Thani, Chief Executive Officer, Qatargas; John S. Watson, Chairman of the Board, Chevron Corporation; Ben Van Beurden, Chief Executive Officer, Royal Dutch Shell plc; and Hamad Rashid Al Mohannadi, Chief Executive Officer, RasGas Company Limited.

The event will set in context the industry’s challenges and opportunities in the global energy mix while also addressing wider social and economic development issues. This is especially important given the increasing demand for cleaner energy and the crucial importance of natural gas not only as a transition fuel but the foundation for stable, long-term energy security.

Jérôme Ferrier, President of the IGU, said:
“The energy industry is already shaping the political and economic agenda for 2015 across the world. The 26th World Gas conference represents a rare opportunity for the global sector leadership to set out its ambitions for the gas industry and, more crucially, the role it can play in meeting the world’s most urgent development issues amid extraordinary energy market turbulence. The breadth and depth of the programme and the range of prestigious speakers reflects the significance of this event both for the industry and the energy sector more widely.

“COP21 will potentially be the most important climate negotiations since Kyoto. Establishing the role that gas can play as a foundation for a more balanced and, ultimately, lower carbon global economy could therefore not have greater urgency. Natural gas can increase energy market stability, reduce CO2 emissions and enhance the sustainability of supplies for communities around the world. But achieving this requires investment, innovation and public support. In 2015, through the World Gas Conference and COP 21, we have the opportunity to make progress against all of these crucial objectives.”

Daniel Paccoud, IGU National Organising Committee Chairman, said:
“The dynamic and resilient city of Paris is a highly appropriate venue for discussions on the future of gas, and of world energy. Here our visitors from across the globe will see practical demonstrations of tomorrow’s energy today, with showcase cutting-edge technological and commercial advances, a dedicated pavilion on Natural Gas for Transportation, and live product demonstrations and launches.”

The conference will feature discussions and debates on some of the most pressing issues and solutions within the gas industry today, including:

  • Natural gas as a core pillar for a sustainable future of the planet
  • Gas, renewables and electricity
  • Natural gas as a growth factor for new economies
  • Human Capital for the future of the gas industry

Sponsors of this prestigious event include Total SA, GDF Suez, Qatar Gas, Shell, RasGas, Kogas, Exxon Mobil and Chevron.

With a comprehensive 45,000 m2 exhibition space, the 26th World Gas Conference will showcase exhibitors and sponsors from across the industry, bringing together the latest technologies, industry solutions and lessons learned from tried and tested practices.

Bookings can be made on the official event website www.wgc2015.org.

Media Enquiries:

World Gas Conference 2015 International
Jamie Robertson
Tel: +44 (0)20 3727 1444
Email: Jamie.Robertson@fticonsulting.com


Caroline Cutler
Tel: +44 (0)20 3727 1424
Email: Caroline.Cutler@fticonsulting.com

26th World Gas Conference Paris 2015

26th World Gas Conference Paris 2015

The 26th World Gas Conference (WGCPARIS2015), owned by the International Gas Union is the largest and most prestigious conference in the global gas industry calendar bringing together leading industry players.

Next June, Paris will welcome over 4,000 senior delegates from 600 global companies and thousands of trade visitors who will explore the 45,000 sqm large exhibition. An impressive line-up of some 500 high level industry experts will present their views and findings of key industry trends and developments.

The breadth of the World Gas Conference programme really makes it stand out from other leading industry events. Delegates can look forward to some 70 conference sessions with topics spanning across the whole gas value chain. There will be key emphasis on addressing issues such as enhancing the role of gas for sustainable development and balancing the needs of all stakeholders, whilst improving availability of gas and access to markets.

Numerous social and technical networking events have been organised for delegates to grow their global network, showcase their findings and build strong partnerships. Delegates can look forward to the Welcome Gala evening held at the famous Grand Palais, a golf tournament attended by key business players and numerous technical and social tours presenting ideal networking opportunities in a relaxed environment.

With major and exciting developments taking place in the gas industry, WGCPARIS2015 will welcome the energy community to this milestone event which will showcase the best of what the industry has to offer.

  • Register as a delegate online
  • Sign up for the WGCPARIS2015 newsletter here: Receive the latest straight to your inbox

26th World Gas Conference – the countdown begins

26th World Gas Conference – the countdown begins

26th World Gas Conference – the countdown begins

Jérôme Ferrier, IGU President, officially invites delegates to agenda setting event as Early Bird registration deadline approaches

 

8th JANUARY 2015: Between 1-5 June this year, Paris will host the global gas community at the 26th World Gas Conference. The industry’s most important attended gathering has already attracted participation from more than 70 countries and expects to welcome over 4,000 senior delegates attending 70 conference sessions spanning all aspects of this critically important industry.

At a pivotal point for the global energy sector, the conference will address the major gas industry challenges facing the world today, including sustainability of supplies, the role of gas as a transition fuel, the development and application of new technologies and progress towards a comprehensive global energy mix. The triennial event has already drawn a significant following for 2015, with a record number of abstracts received (more than doubling those gathered for the 2012 World Gas Conference), and support from the highest ranks of the gas industry.

More than 500 speakers have already been confirmed and the conference programme continues to develop to ensure that it addresses the most pressing issues. Confirmed speakers include; Patrick Pouyanné, Chief Executive Officer, TOTAL, Gérard Mestrallet, Chairman and CEO of GDF Suez; Sheikh Khalid Khalifa Al Thani, Chief Executive Officer, Qatargas; Ben Van Beurden, Chief Executive Officer, Royal Dutch Shell plc; Hamad Rashid Al Mohannadi, Chief Executive Officer, RasGas Company Limited; and Alexey Miller, Deputy Chairman of the Board of Directors, Gazprom.

The event will set in context the industry’s challenges and opportunities both in the global energy mix and across wider social and economic development issues. This is especially important given the increasing demand for cleaner energy and the crucial importance of natural gas not only as a transition fuel but the foundation for stable, long-term energy security.

Jerome Ferrier, President of the IGU, commented:

“2015 will be an unprecedented year for the global gas industry and for the French energy sector. The World Gas Conference represents a rare opportunity for the global sector leadership to set out its ambitions for the gas industry and, more crucially, the role it can play in meeting the world’s most urgent development issues.

“Natural gas can increase energy market stability, reduce CO2 emissions and enhance the sustainability of supplies for communities around the world. But achieving this requires investment, innovation and public support. In 2015, through the World Gas Conference and COP 21, we have the opportunity to make progress against all of these crucial objectives.”

The conference will feature discussions and debates on some of the most pressing issues and solutions within the gas industry today, including:

 Natural gas as a core pillar for a sustainable future of the planet
 Gas, renewables and electricity
 Natural gas as a growth factor for new economies
 Human Capital for the future of the gas industry

Sponsors of this prestigious event include Total, GDF Suez, Qatar Gas, Shell, RasGas, Gazprom and Chevron.

With a comprehensive 45,000 m2 exhibition space, the 26th World Gas Conference will showcase exhibitors and sponsors from across the industry, bringing together the latest technologies, industry solutions and lessons learned from tried and tested practices.

As the event draws closer, the early registration discount comes to an end on 16 January. The early discount is €480 per delegate place and bookings can be made on the official event website www.wgc2015.org.

Media Partnership Enquiries:
Geraldine Hervel
Tel: +44 (0)2079780042
Email: ghervel@thecwcgroup.com

Media Enquiries:
International
Seán Galvin
Tel: +44 (0)20 3727 1183
Email: Sean.Galvin@fticonsulting.com

Jamie Robertson
Tel: +44 (0)20 3727 1444
Email: Jamie.Robertson@fticonsulting.com

Notes to Editors:
About the World Gas Conference

Since 1931, the International Gas Union has been organising the World Gas Conference once every three years. The triennial World Gas Conference is the biggest and most important global gas industry event, attracting 4,000 industry professionals from all over the world and showcasing the latest developments, with information on policies, strategies technologies, challenges and opportunities. The 26th World Gas Conference will take place in Paris, France, 1-5 June 2015 with the theme “Growing together towards a friendly planet”.

About the International Gas Union

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The International Gas Union (IGU) was founded in 1931. It is a worldwide non-profit organisation whose objective is to promote the technical and economic progress of the global gas industry.
The members of the IGU are associations and entities of the gas industries in 77 countries which account for over 95% of the natural gas traded around the world, and maintain very close ties with many other international energy organisations. It consists of a total of 142 members, from 90 countries.

13th, Autumn Issue of YoungPetro

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13th, Autumn Issue of YoungPetro

With last whiffs of autumn we are honoured to present the newest, 13th issue of YoungPetro!

You can find the issue here:

http://issuu.com/youngpetroart/docs/autumn_web/1?e=6136758/10578124

The ruling topic of the issue is CAREER. We are sure it will be interesting for all students and young professionals who just graduated and are looking for job opportunities in the petroleum industry.

What exactly can you find in the issue?

  •  Interesting articles about career and students’ preparations to beginning of professional career

Maciej Wawrzkowicz and Patryk Szarek in their article “Two Worlds – One Industry. From Student to Professional” correlated the ideas and the reality. They talked to young professionals to know how they imagined their future job during studies and how it really looks like now. You can find the results in the article.

Barbara Pach and Aneta Maruszak together with their friend, Piotr Chojnowski, present summer internships. You can get to know what you can expect and what you can learn taking part in such an internship.

  • A big portion of scientific knowledge

Traditionally, YoungPetro presents very interesting student research articles:

“Combined Drill Bit with Selected Variable Step” by Vasyl Movchan
“Smart Way of Mitigation Drilling Problems. Review of UBD vs. MPD” by Mian Tauseef Raza
“Effect of Mobility of Oil in the Performance of Process Steam Assisted Gravity Drainage” by Astrid Xiomara Rodriguez

  • Information about the most important events of the petroleum world

Joanna Wilaszek presents report from 21st World Petroleum Congress – one of the biggest conferences of the industry, which took place in June in Moscow.

  • Information about the most important current affairs

Radek Budzowski gathers the most important news from our wesite in On Stream column.

  • Interesting technical facts

Maciej Wawrzkowicz presents a new interesting topic in How it works? column, this time it is about offshore oil rigs.

Enjoy the reading and send us your feedback!

Russia cancels the planned South Stream gas pipeline

Russia cancels the planned South Stream gas pipeline

Vladimir Putin, the president of the Russian Federation, announced that his country resigns from the plans of building South Stream Gas Pipeline.

It was a strategic project both for Russia and for European countries (mainly Bulgaria, Hungary, Slovakia, Serbia and Austria). After the crisis in Ukraine, when the delivery of gas to these countries was threatened, it seemed that South Stream is necessary. The reason is that it was to pass by Ukraine and was to guarantee energy security of the southeastern Europe. The project was very important not only for the economies of these countries, but also for the biggest E&P companies of the region: OMV (Austria) and ENI (Italy). South Stream was to be the second largest investment in the field of pipelines in Europe in the last years. The first was Nord Stream, which was a sticking point in EU, connecting Russia and Germany, passing by Estonia, Lithuania, Latvia, Poland, Belarus and Ukraine.

The official reason of abandonment of the plan is that the position of European countries in the matter of the investment is not constructive. For example, the investor has not received all the necessary permissions for the construction in Bulgaria. But Bojko Borisow, the prime minister of Bulgaria asserts that his country supports the investment and the preparations still go on.

Specialists and politics indicate other reasons which might lead to such a decision of Russian authorities.

First of all, after the crisis in the eastern Ukraine and the annexation of Crimea, Russia has to face more and more political and economical problems, although its authorities will never admit it. Some European politics, especially from Ukraine, convince that it is only a political decision and its aim is to punish EU.

The second reason arises from the first one. Political and economical sanctions of EU and US put on Russia brought about serious financial problems to Russian companies, amongst them for the state-owned Gazprom. Maybe the South Stream is too big a burden to bear by the giant.

The third reason may be the price of oil and gas, which is falling down for many days. It is not profitable to invest in such a huge project (its costs are estimated to €40 bn), when the situation is uncertain and unstable.

The next reason is the potential modification of the strategy of Gazprom. The company creates new contacts in southeastern Asia and some people claim that soon some plans of building a gas pipeline to China will be prepared. It can be realized in about 5 years. Such change of strategy can be essential for the future of Gazprom as the approach of European economies also changes its course. European Union is making efforts to start a common energy policy. It looks for new sources of energy (mostly renewable energy, but also nuclear power) and for new contractors of oil and gas. Europe opens its doors for LNG (liquefied natural gas) through construction of LNG terminals in Świnoujście (Poland), Klaipeda (Lithuania) and Omisalj (Croatia). The investments will enable Europe to receive LNG from Qatar and North Africa. From 2019, when the Trans Adriatic Pipeline will be finished, also gas from Azerbaijan will enter Europe.

Thus, Europe will get independence from Russian oil and gas and the Old Continent will no longer need so many pipelines transporting Russian gas. Even given that Soyuz and Brotherfood crossing Ukraine will be cancelled, Jamal and Nord Stream will be enough to provide Europe with gas from Russia.

 “It may a bluff, to pressurise the Bulgarian, Serbian, Hungarian and Austrian governments to unite behind accelerating the project and make a better case for it to the European Commission” – says Martin Vladimirov, an energy specialist at the Centre for the Study of Democracy in Sofia. It may be true, because for Gazprom abandonment of the project can be the first step to loss the European market.

What can we, common gas users, do? I think we can take a bucket of popcorn and wait for the continuation of the matter.

Was Russia’s South Stream too big a ‘burden’ to bear? |BBC News Europe

Pictures:
www.gazprom.com

12th, Summer Issue of YoungPetro

12th, Summer Issue of YoungPetro

Dear Readers, you have summer holidays, but you do not have anything interesting to read? Or maybe you are on an internship and you forgot your favorite book?

If you answered “yes” at least one time, we present the solution of your problem just now – the brand new, SUMMER issue of YoungPetro Magazine!

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What can you find in the issue?

  • We raise two current and very important matters, which affects millions of people:

o   First of all – shale gas. You can learn some interesting facts about the theme from the interview with Jacek Trojanowski – geophysicist from Polish Academy of Science

o   The second important case – pipeline transport – its advantages and disadvantages. You will get to know what factors influence conditions, costs and problems of this type of transport.

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  • Do you wonder what’s new in the world of science? Students will tell you! Scientific articles which will take you this summer:

o   Importance of Porosity-Permeability Relationship and Its Use in Commercial Software

o   Methods of Predicting the Liquid Loading – Comparison

o   A Novel Methodology for the Construction of Homogeneous Synthetic Sandstone Cores

o  EOR Evaluation Using Artificial Neural Network

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  • Last months were a time of many very interesting international petroleum events. In the summer issue of YoungPetro Magazine you can find relations from some of them:

o   5th, anniversary edition of East meets West Congress in Poland

o   Annual Student Energy Conference in Croatia

o   International Scientific and Practical Conference in Kazakhstan

o   UPES SPE Fest 2014 in India

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  • How it works column will bring you to the next interesting topic – reservoir rocks lying beneath oceans.
  • In the On Stream column you will get a short abbreviation of the most interesting current events in the world.

 

The neswest issue is available here:

http://youngpetro.org/magazine/issues/

Enjoy the reading and stay tuned!

21st World Petroleum Congress – Moscow 2014

21st World Petroleum Congress – Moscow 2014

The biggest E&P companies, the most important figures of the industry, wonderful events,  marvelous people, interesting sessions, important business and beautiful places – these words can shortly describe what has happened in Moscow from 15th to 19th June 2014.

World Petroleum Congress is always a great feast of knowledge, business and discussions about actual situation and the most important challenges of the petroleum industry. This year it was organized in Moscow, the capital city of Russia.

For the five days all the participants could take part in various panels, sessions and discussions, divided into parts and thematic blocks. Some of them referred to international problems, some to regional matters, we could also find panels concerning situation of one country. Sometimes it was very hard to decide which event to choose. Apart from panel sessions, simultaneously on the exhibit floor everybody could visit stands of over 400 companies.

The event was very important also for students and young professionals. On the exhibit floor organizers prepared Youth Lounge – special space for the youngest participants. This place was full of events for them – presentations, discussions, information about events being organized by Youth Council, magazines and journals, computers and places for taking rest – all these made our participation more important and we could really feel that we are a part of the event. But apart from this, young people of the petroleum industry could become volunteers – and participate in organizing the Congress. We had a priceless chance to experience the Congress from the inside and to cooperate with other students from all over the world, which was a great experience.

But the events like World Petroleum Congress are also a cultural event. Russian organizers made their best to present all the participants the best side of Russia, its history and its culture. All the evening events, beginning with the Opening Ceremony in the Kremlin Palace, through the Russian Night in the Muzeon Gorky Park to the Moscow Fairytale Night in Izmailovo Kremlin, were perfectly prepared and were a huge portion of Russian hospitality and a source of great fun and joy.

For sure nobody attending 21st WPC in Moscow will never forget the event. The next edition of WPC will be organized in Istanbul, Turkey in 2017. See you there!

If you want to know more about WPC in Moscow, wait for YoungPetro autumn issue – you will find full relation there!

11th, Spring issue of YoungPetro

11th, Spring issue of YoungPetro

We are very proud to announce that 11th, Spring issue of YoungPetro is now available!
What you can find in this issue?

…something special
This year we had celebrated 5th anniversary of “East meets West” Congress. On this occasion YoungPetro includes a special supplement with some information about the event and two really interesting articles about ideas, passion and friendship, which led to the success of the Congress.

…something about science
This issue includes 4 interesting scientific articles:
“Europe’s largest oil producer”
“Mexican Reforma Energetica of 2013 – background, content and meaning of Mexico and global oil markets”
“Hydrocarbon exploration in the Himalayan Region. A tough challenge with a high reward”
“Curbing oil spill as a tool to enhance sustainable development in Nigeria”

…something for those, who missed the most important petroleum events
You can read reports from two conferences: Shale Gas World Europe (which took place in October in Warsaw) and from International Petroleum Conference, which was held in Doha in January.

…something for people who just want to know more
Spring issue includes two great interviews: the first one with Chris Faulkner – the founder and president of Breitling Energy Corporation and the second one with Jan Chadam – president of the management board of Gaz-System S.A. Company

What more we can say? Enjoy the reading!

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