The 21st World Petroleum Congress in Moscow: Responsibly Energising a Growing World

May 13, 2014

Best Practice Keynotes on the main issues in the upstream, downstream, natural gas and management of the industry will add further to the quality of the program. Key issues such as balancing the requirements of supply and demand, social and environmental responsibilities of the industry and ensuring the attraction and retention of the next generation of professionals will be addressed throughout the four days of the Congress

The technical program of the 21st World Petroleum Congress is organised in four thematic blocks, covering a wide range of industry topics:

Block 1: Exploration and Production of Oil and Natural Gas
Block 2: Refining, Transportation and Petrochemistry
Block 3: Natural Gas Processing, Transportation and Marketing
Block 4: Sustainable Management of the Industry

Exploration and Production of Oil and Natural Gas

Advanced new technologies and innovative thinking continue to be the most successful strategies to find and develop oil and natural gas in ever more challenging new provinces, from inhospitable deserts and mountain ranges to the ultra deepwater and ultra deep reservoirs. Unconventional thinking has led to the unlocking of vast resources in unconventional reservoirs, while  new technologies in data acquisition and processing, reservoir management, drilling, completion and flow assurance, among others, are the most effective tools to discover new oil and gas in both proven and frontier basins. The first Block on Exploration and Production will debate the latest technological developments and innovative ideas that continue pushing peak oil to the far future. The Forums will address E&P challenges in old fields, arctic, deep water and in unconventional oil and gas. Further new technologies, drilling and production technologies, reservoir management will be presented. Knowledge sharing is important in learning and developing. The Best Practice sessions will give examples on how to manage mega projects and in managing E&P risks. Moderated roundtables will go deeper into a few subjects; the new resources, new geographic frontiers and optimizing cycle time

Refining, Transportation and Petrochemistry

The sustainable consumption of fossil fuels and petrochemical products and growing concerns with environmental footprint will require increasingly more restrictive specifications of products on what respects energy efficiency, emissions and air contaminants. Also, refineries and petrochemical plants will have to develop new processing technologies that, while meeting the above specification requirements, ensure maximum flexibility in view of constantly changing mix of available feedstocks. Oil and gas transportation over longer distances will require huge investments in pipelines, tanker fleets and other facilities and improved design to prevent accidents. In this Congress Block experts will address the new trends in refining and petrochemical processing technologies, advances in fuel quality and engine efficiency and plant optimization with respect to energy consumption, safety and environmental footprint.  Other topics include the carbon footprint from fuels and petrochemicals, catalytic processes for hydrocarbon conversion and biofuels production technologies while pipeline transportation and storage and valorization of NGL’s are also on the agenda.

Natural Gas Processing, Transportation and Marketing

Natural Gas will play an increasingly important role in the energy matrix of the world. However, transportation of large