Tuesday, 15 March 2016

NAPEC acclaimed by Oil & Gas industry

NAPEC acclaimed by Oil & Gas industry
11 March 2016, Algiers – The 6th North African Petroleum Exhibition and Conferences (NAPEC) has come to a close in Algiers having seen unprecedented numbers of industry professionals, representing 400 companies from 28 countries pass through the doors of the event.   NAPEC, which is the largest North African oil and gas exhibition and conference, drew speakers from the highest echelons of government, operators, service providers, advisory and research firms and academia.  

On the first day of the conference, delegates heard from Algerian Energy Minister Dr. Salah Khebri, on the country’s priorities in the upstream and downstream sector, with plans for exploration in previously unsurveyed areas, expansion of reserves and production, and two new refineries due to come on-stream by 2020. Other keynote speakers addressed important issues facing Algeria and the international oil & gas market.    

On the second day of the conference Sonatrach CEO Amine Mazouzi visited NAPEC saying, “NAPEC is an important platform and opportunity to create links and partnerships with business”. Sonatrach experts addressed the delegates on a variety of topics including: petroleum at a time of financial and economic change, Sonatrach’s R&D activities, LNG in Algeria and Sonatrach’s programme to cut greenhouse gas emissions.   NAPEC organiser Djafar Yacini said: “I would again like to express my sincere thanks and gratitude to Minister Khebri and the CEO of Sonatrach Amine Mazouzi. Sonatrach contributed greatly to the success of the event together with the specialist speakers and those companies that have exhibited, and of course the industry professionals that attended”.  

Mr. Yacini’s comments were echoed by exhibitors. “An important forum for the exchange of ideas” (Naftel), “We have had visitors from many important people” (ENAFOR), “A successful event” (Green Sky), “FMC are committed to the Algerian market and to NAPEC” (FMC), “A great way to make contact with our customer base” (Great Wall Drilling). Read more....

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