Caspian Technical Conference and Exhibition kicks off in Baku

By: Aynur Karimova

Azerbaijan’s capital Baku is hosting SPE Annual Caspian Technical Conference and Exhibition.

Addressing the event which kicked off on November 4 and will last until November 6, Akif Alizade, the president of Azerbaijan’s National Academy of Sciences said that the conference is of great importance as it is attended by the representatives of science and production.

“When the science and practice unite, they turn into the uniform power capable to make great affairs”, he noted.

In his remarks, Natig Abbasov, the deputy energy minister reminded the conferees that oil production was for the first time carried out in the industrial way in Azerbaijan. He also said that thanks to transnational projects with participation of Azerbaijan, the country was succeeded to connect the Caspian, Black and Mediterranean Sea.

SOCAR first vice-president, Khoshbakht Yusifzade, in turn, spoke about the history of development of the oil industry in Azerbaijan, on “The Contract of the Century”, in particular, the Shah Deniz and the Southern Gas Corridor projects.

Over 700 experts from the international and national oil companies, representatives of government bodies, service companies, scientific institutions and other organizations are attending the conference and exhibition.

The event is being held in partnership with Azerbaijan’s state energy company SOCAR. The sponsors are the Baker Hughes, Caspian Geophysical, Chevron, ENGIE, ExxonMobil, Halliburton, INPEX, Nobel Oil, Petronas, Schlumberger, Statoil, TCO и Total.

The conference will focus on the technical challenges and developments facing the E&P industry, both regionally and globally, and will see a wide range of oil and gas professionals taking advantage of the excellent networking opportunities and sharing best practice ideas for improvement.

The Society of Engineers of the oil and gas industry (SPE) a is non-commercial professional association the members of which work in the field of development and production of energy resources. More than 143,000 people from 147 countries of the world are members of SPE. The Society is a recognized source of technical information in the field of exploration and production of oil and gas and provides the services through publications, conferences, technical seminars, forums.


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