The Annual Caspian Technical Conference returns to Astana for its 9th edition
London, UK – 15 November 2022 – The distinguished SPE Annual Caspian Technical Conference opened its doors today at the Hilton Astana in Kazakhstan. The event takes place from 15 to 17 November and brings together global industry experts to present and discuss their ideas on optimising efficiency, reducing costs, improving environmental performance, and avoiding future skills shortages.
Leading industry figures kicked off the opening ceremony welcoming 350+ Caspian, regional, and international oil and gas players including Magzum Mirzagaliev, Chairman of the Management Board, National Company «KazMunayGas» (KMG), Olivier Lazare, Managing Director of North Caspian Operating Company (NCOC), and Michelle Boyd, SPE Chief Global Events Officer.
The strategic role of the event for the Caspian region was highlighted by Magzum Mirzagaliev. “The event provides an excellent opportunity to discuss various projects within the Caspian region, and exchange views on the latest challenges our industry faces.” – said Mirzagaliev.
The relevance of the Caspian conference was spotlighted by Michelle Boyd, who mentioned that over the last nine years the SPE Caspian Conference has provided the perfect platform for constructive debate and discussion, highlighting best industry practices, new technologies, and emerging developments in oil and gas exploration and production.
NCOC Managing Director Olivier Lazare highlighted the uncertainty of the oil & gas industry and the need to adapt quickly. In this regard NCOC consortium, which develops the Kashagan field in Kazakhstan, is considering exporting oil by rail in the event of an outage at the Caspian Pipeline Consortium (CPC), said Lazare.
During the Operator and Investor Panel session, speakers Frode Ljones, Country Chair and Managing Director of Total Energies; Konilkosh Suyessinov, Deputy General Director of Tengizchevroil (TCO); Matteo Tisi, Managing Director of Agip Caspian Sea; and Giancarlo Ruiu, General Director of KPO addressed current challenges that the energy industry faces and discussed the strategies to tackle them. The panel session was followed by a Q&A session and interactive discussion with the audience.
Hosted by national oil company KMG and supported by leading global oil & gas players including TCO, NCOC, Chevron, ExxonMobil, Weatherford, ENI, SLB, Shell, Degolyer and McNaughton, TotalEnergies, Halliburton and KPO, the SPE Caspian Technical Conference is a perfect arena for networking and the exchange of experiences and best practice.
This year’s event is offering an extensive technical programme, covering 19 disciplines, and featuring distinguished speakers across 15 disciplines, and 15 technical sessions. Timely topics to be addressed include ‘Navigating Change in Uncertain Times’; ‘Adapting to the Challenges of a Lower Carbon Environment’; ‘Delivering Sustained Value through the Digital Transformation’; ‘Attracting and Retaining Talent’; ‘HSE Panel Discussion on Human Performance and Decarbonisation’.
To find out more about SPE’s 9th Annual Caspian Technical Conference, please visit: http://go.spe.org/spe-caspian
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