Saudi Aramco hosted the opening ceremony of the International Petroleum Technology Conference (IPTC), the leading international oil and gas conference taking place in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia.
Held under the patronage of HRH Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman, the 12th edition of this leading international oil and gas conference is being held for the first time in Saudi Arabia. With keynote addresses by HRH Prince Abdulaziz Bin Salman, Minister of Energy and HE Yasir O. Rumayyan, Chairman of Saudi Aramco, the IPTC attracted more than 15,000 delegates from 70 countries.
With the Kingdom hosting the G-20 summit this year, Saudi Aramco President and CEO Amin H. Nasser congratulated Saudi government entities for their successful efforts in securing the prestigious industry conference to be held in the Kingdom.
Mr. Nasser emphasized the need to transition to a lower carbon energy mix and highlighted the role the energy industry has played in creating the economic prosperity the world enjoys.
“With IPTC 2020, we have the perfect platform to push forward in our efforts to demonstrate that our industry is an integral part of the long-term solution to global energy challenges. As part of the energy transition, I firmly believe, oil and gas will continue to play a significant role for a long time to come. ”
He added: “We have the capability to be leaders when it comes to addressing the need for more energy with less emissions and I am confident that our industry has the talent and the innovative mindset, which is required to find the best and most pragmatic solutions. ”
Mr. Nasser participated in a plenary session with industry CEOs to discuss the theme ‘Vision to Prosperity: A New energy Era Emerges‘. Saudi Aramco’s Senior Vice President Upstream Mohammed Al-Qahtani, Chief Digital Officer Nabil Al Nuaim, and VP Petroleum Engineering & Development Nasir K. Al-Naimi are also scheduled to speak during the conference.
The Conference will, for the first time, incorporate workshops examining the importance of Diversity and Inclusion in the sector, an area in which Saudi Aramco has significantly advanced in recent years.