As gas becomes the new fuel, Nigeria’s Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, ChiefTimipre Sylva is expected to push Nigeria’s gas potentials to international investors in the United Arab Emirates.
Having declared 2020 the year of gas, the Nigerian government is making frantic efforts towards harnessing underlining benefits of the products through essentially exploring for gas.
The Abu Dhabi International Petroleum and Exhibition Conference (ADIPEC) 2020 Virtual Conference, the world’s largest gathering of oil and gas industry players will have more than 700 thought leaders and industry experts participate in 135 online sessions spanning 4 days.
Held under the patronage of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, and hosted by the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (Adnoc), the conference opens on November 9.
It provides a global platform for policymakers, industry leaders and professionals to engage on and address the most pressing issues facing the energy sector.
Dr. Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber, UAE Minister of Industry and Advanced Technology and Adnoc Group CEO, will inaugurate the opening ceremony which will take place at 14:00 GST (Gulf Standard Time) on November 9.
Following the inaugural address by Dr. Al Jaber, a ministerial panel session will be held featuring Suhail Mohamed Al Mazrouei, UAE Minister of Energy and Infrastructure; Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman Al-Saud, Minister of Energy, Saudi Arabia; Alexander Novak, Minister of Energy, Russian Federation; and Mohammad Sanusi Barkindo, Secretary-General, OPEC. The panel will focus on building resilience in the energy industry.
Omar Suwaina Al Suwaidi, Chairman of Adipec, said: “Over the past three decades, Adipec has evolved to become the world’s pre-eminent gathering of the oil and gas industry, setting the agenda of the global energy conversation and placing Abu Dhabi and the UAE at its center. This year’s virtual edition is no different. Adipec 2020 provides a timely opportunity for the industry to discuss practical solutions on how we can strengthen our resilience to enable long-term and sustainable value as we continue responding to the Covid-19 situation and adjust to a fast-evolving energy landscape.”
The Opening Ceremony will conclude with a celebration of the winners of the 10th edition of The Adipec Awards. The finalists in each of the 10 categories will join distinguished members of the jury panel and CEO of Adnoc LNG and Adipec Awards Chairperson, Fatema Al Nuaimi, in recognizing and rewarding the individuals, companies and projects breaking down barriers and driving positive change in the industry.
The theme of this year’s Adipec is “Examining the Oil and Gas Industry’s Response to Unparalleled Change” and will see the conference focus on the strategies that will deliver long term success for the industry as it navigates the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on the global economy, energy market dynamics and the implications Covid-19 has on the energy transition.
Adipec 2020 comprises a strategic and technical conference of more than 135 sessions, with over 700 global speakers and 115 technical sessions. The virtual exhibition will host more than 100 exhibiting companies and the global virtual meetings programme will offer attendees the opportunity to make new contacts and reconnect with their professional networks.
The Virtual Strategic Conference will see industry leaders discuss strategies for success as the long-term impact of the crisis is felt on supply and demand, the world economy, and the global energy transition.
The Technical Conference, organized by the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE), will feature over 800 technical experts from around the world. With over 115 technical sessions the Virtual Technical Conference is the largest in the world to take place this year. Furthermore, the expanded ADIPEC Virtual Downstream Technical Conference, organized by dmg events will explore the role of AI and digitalization in refining and petrochemicals; decarbonization; the future workforce; energy security, and the future impact of the downstream on the circular economy.