KIOGE 2017, 25th anniversary oil and gas exhibition and conference – to be held in Almaty Oct. 4-6
For a quarter of a century the Kazakhstan International Exhibition and Conference KIOGE has been annually gathering representatives of the world oil and gas market in Almaty, THE ASTANA TIMES reported.
This year the 25th Anniversary Oil and Gas Exhibition and Conference KIOGE 2017 will be held on Oct. 4-6. It will bring together more than 250 companies from 25 countries. It is considered to be a unique event in the oil and gas industry.
A rich programme of seminars is planned for the participants of the exhibition. Seminars are devoted to the issues of human resources, secrets of working with large operators such as TCO, KPO, NCOC as well as technical aspects related to safety at work and assessing the condition of the facilities. Key players in Kazakhstan’s oil industry will be holding workshops as well.
Tengizchevroil (TCO) will provide participants with an overview of the pre-qualification process at the Future Growth Project – Wellhead Pressure Management Project (FGP-WPMP). It is known that this year the company has allocated $5 billion for this project at the Tengiz field.
The operator of the North Caspian Project NCOC will dedicate its seminar to the compliance with the norms of Kazakhstan content. The North Caspian project has a significant impact on the economy of the country. The total amount of payments for local goods, works and services, amounted to more than $13.3 billion since 2004.
This year the KIOGE conference covers a number of important topics, primarily related to the activities of companies against the backdrop of low oil prices, attracting investment and improving the efficiency of oil production.
KIOGE 2017 key speakers will be First Vice Minister of Energy of Kazakhstan Makhambet Dosmukhambetov, Deputy General Director of Tengizchevroil Murat Mukashev, Deputy Managing Director of NCOC Zhakyp Marabayev, EBRD Director for Kazakhstan Agris Preimanis, General Director of PSA LLP Murat Zhurebekov, Chairman of the Presidium of the KazService Union Rashid Zhaksylykov and representatives of KazMunayGas, General Director of Caspian Pipeline Consortium Nikolay Gorban, Chairman of the Board of EmbaMunaiGas Anuar Zhaksybekov and many others.
The conference will discuss the development of innovative technologies in the sphere of transportation and storage of hydrocarbons. This topic is especially relevant for Kazakhstan, as it is an integral part of the global hydrocarbon supply community. Major projects of the country, connected with hydrocarbons transportation via oil pipelines, railways or sea, provide Kazakhstan with a reliable place in the East-West supply chain.
The conference programme includes a special session dedicated to the anniversary of KIOGE – “National treasure. Faces of oil and gas industry of Kazakhstan.” This session will serve as a platform for meeting with the legends of the industry, who will tell how the oil and gas industry of independent Kazakhstan was created in an open dialogue format.
Organisers of KIOGE 2017 are Kazakhstan exhibition company Iteca and its international partner ITE Group of companies from Great Britain.
Sponsors of the event are HMS Group, DOW, Caspian Pipeline Consortium, KPO, NCOC, SIMONE, Tengizchevroil and EmbaMunaiGas JSC, ILF Consulting Engineers, Dahua Technologies Kazakhstan LLP.
More details at www.kioge.kz