Oil Minister opens OIL & GAS LIBYA 2013 - the International Exhibition & Conference for the Regeneration of Libya's Oil, Gas and Petrochemicals Sector.
The fifth edition of this major international exhibition and conference addressing Libya’s oil and gas sectors was officially opened by Libya's Minister of Oil, Dr Abdulbari Al-Arusi, on 22 April 2013 at Tripoli's International Fairground.
More than 3,000 oil industry professionals and technicians visited the exhibition and 110 delegates registered for the concurrent 2-day conference.
Open exclusively to industry and business professionals, the Oil & Gas Libya 2013 exhibition provided a major showcase for petroleum industry technology. Exhibitors brought international expertise from the world’s leading oil technology companies involved in:
- Refining & petrochemical
They demonstrated support and solutions to help the expansion and upgrading of both the upstream and downstream sectors of the country’s petroleum industry – Libya's most important economic activity.
120 exhibitors from 18 countries participated in the event including four national pavilions from France, Turkey and China as well as individual companies from China, Egypt, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Libya, Malta, Netherlands, Qatar, Romania, Tunisia, Turkey, UAE, UK, Ukraine and USA.
CONFERENCE FOCUSES ON THE FUTURE
The high-level conference with its theme: Focus on the Future for Libya’s Oil and Gas Sector drew on the expertise of major industry speakers including Libya Minister of Oil Dr Abdulbari Al–Arusi and Total EP Libya’s General manager Bernard Avignon. In his opening speech, Dr Abdulbari Al–Arusi said that Libya was determined to boost its current 1.5 million barrels a day to 1.7 million by the end of this year and would work closely with IOCs to achieve this.
The conference continued with an executive keynote session followed by technical sessions on the future of gas, recent exploration and development experience and the safety and security needs of Libya's petroleum sector. In all, the conference comprised five separate sessions over a 2-day period addressed by some 18 speakers from Libya and around the globe.
The conference attracted 110 registered delegates drawn from the Ministry of Oil, NOC, Libyan and international oil companies, as well as service providers. Session attendees included managers, engineers and geoscientists from the full spectrum of Libya’s upstream and downstream sectors.
Oil & Gas Libya is now firmly established as Libya's leading event for its all-important petroleum industry – if you want to join those companies who are already reaping the rewards of this challenging but profitable market then click here to register your interest in Oil & Gas Libya 2014.