Led by Stanislav Tsygankov, Head of JSC Gazpromís Foreign Relations Department, Gazpromís delegation will take part in the XVIII World Petroleum Congress (WPC) to be held September 25-29 in Johannesburg, South Africa. Gazpromís participation in the Congress is an integral part of the corporate activities targeted at the oil business expansion.
WPC will focus on the theme, "Shaping the Energy Future: Partners in Sustainable Solutions".
The Program of the event includes plenary sessions and roundtables on the following four topical blocks: Upstream, Downstream & Petrochemicals, Natural Gas & Renewables, Managing the Industry.
Gazprom will present the Report, ďImproving Gas and Gas Condensate Well Construction in the Arctic RegionsĒ.
The forum will be attended by 62 WPC countries members.
The first Southern African Oil & Gas Exhibition 2005 (SAIOGE 2005) will run alongside WPC, accommodating exhibition stands of about 400 companies, Gazprom inclusive.
Founded in 1933 in London, the World Petroleum Congress (WPC) is an international non-profit organization convening every three years in various countries worldwide to discuss key challenges and development trends of the global petroleum industry, look into the use and production of hydrocarbon resources and exchange innovative shi-tech ideas.
The previous XVII WPC took place in 2002 in Rio de Janeiro.
Expansion of JSC Gazpromís oil business is a key driver for Gazpromís conversion into a prominent global oil & gas firm engaged in the entire gas and liquid hydrocarbons chain (from extraction to marketing) and producing a wide spectrum of end products.
At present, Gazprom produces some 12 mln t of liquid hydrocarbons per annum, to be shortly ramped up by commissioning the Prirazlomnoye, Novoportovskoye, Tazovskoye and other oil and oil & gas fields, and looks into the possibility of acquiring new assets in this sector both inside and outside Russia.
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