Major international oil, gas industry players to gather in Almaty for KIOGE 2018

ASTANA – KIOGE (Kazakhstan International Oil and Gas Exhibition) 2018, an oil and gas industry exhibition and conference, will assemble major industry players from Kazakhstan and abroad Sept. 26-28 at Almaty’s Atakent Exhibition Centre.

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The event will review topical issues in Kazakhstan’s oil and gas industry, such as introducing smart technologies and digitising oil production processes. The latest technological, engineering and software developments will be presented by the leading oil, gas and oilfield service companies.

More than 500 firms from 20 countries will attend this year’s event. Companies present will include the Caspian Pipeline Consortium, EmbaMunayGas, KazMunayGas, North Caspian Operating Company, the Russian Export Centre, State Oil Company of the Azerbaijan Republic, Tatneft, Tengizchevroil, Transneft and Uzbekneftgaz.

The programme will feature demonstrations and seminars with the support of EmbaMunayGas, which is working to digitise Kazakhstan’s oil and gas industry. Presenters will include Dow Chemical Company, EmbaMunayGas, the European Association of Geoscientists and Engineers, KIMEP University, North Caspian Operating Company, Prosoft-Systems, Tengizchevroil, Tien-Shan Engineering and Wonderware. Participants will also have the opportunity to meet business-to-business (B2B) with representatives of the Karachaganak and Tengiz Field expansion projects, made possible by ITECA and KazService.

This year’s panelists and participants are key players in large state companies, heads of industry associations and specialists in the national and international oil and gas industry.

On the first day, invited speakers and participants will discuss a sustainable future through innovation and cooperation, the implications of the new subsoil use and tax code for upstream industry and investors and the main digital trends in the oil and gas industry. Panels will include representatives of Atyrau University of Oil and Gas, EmbaMunayGas, the Institute for Energy and Finance, Kazakh Ministry of Energy, Kazakhstan Petroleum Lawyers Association, KAZENERGY Association, KazMunayGas, North Caspian Operating Company, Rystad Energy, Shell, Tengizchevroi and Uzbekneftgaz.

On day two, they will discuss human resources in the digital transformation era and development prospects for oil and gas transportation and oilfield services. Panels will include representatives of the Caspian Pipeline Consortium, Dow Chemical Company, ExpoEffect, ILF Consulting Engineers, Kazakhstan Industry Development Institute, ROSEN Group and Samruk Kazyna Sovereign Wealth Fund.

The organisers of this year’s KIOGE are ITECA and its international partner ITE Group, with official supporters the Almaty akimat (city administration), Kazakh Ministry of Energy, Kazakhstan Society of Petroleum Geologists (KSPG), KAZENERGY Association, KazMunayGas, KazService and the diplomatic missions of participating countries.

This year’s gold partners are the Caspian Pipeline Consortium, Dow Chemical Company, North Caspian Operating Company and Tengizchevroil. Silver partners are Control Seal, EmbaMunayGas, Komplekt Armatura and the Russian Export Centre. Bronze partners are Fluor Kazakhstan, HMS Group and WABAG.

KAZENERGY Association and ITECA signed a memorandum of cooperation in early March. As per the agreement, KIOGE and the KAZENERGY Eurasian Forum will be organised on even and odd-numbered years, respectively. The next KIOGE is slated for October 2020.

Further information on the exhibition and conference may be found at www.kioge.kz.