Global awareness of the significance of energy policy has increased worldwide, a major gathering of energy industry professionals will hear at the International Petroleum Technology Conference (IPTC), held in Dubai next month.
IPTC 2007 with the theme ‘A Changing World – Interdependence, Innovation and Implementation’ will take place from 4-6 December 2007 at Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre.
According to the 2007 BP statistical review, 35% of global energy consumption in the previous year was oil-based. This study was preceded by a 19-nation BBC World Service poll in which large majorities said that current energy use was a potential threat to future peace and prosperity. Taken together, the findings indicate widespread public unease with energy policy.
For Dr Ibrahim Abou-Sayed, Advantek International Corp Vice President and Managing Director, Middle East Region: ?Research shows that the international energy market relies on the work of petroleum professionals, amid public perceptions best characterised as widespread unease. This high-level, international conference is a welcome opportunity to address these issues.? ”The level of consumption obliges energy professionals to collaborate on billion dollar projects that can satisfy the continuing demand for the fossil fuel, especially from the air and road transport industries. Simultaneously, the backdrop of heightened risk awareness necessitates boosting public confidence, both in large-scale oil projects and in the personnel development of the industry itself,”he added.
A number of key energy policy themes will be discussed at ITPC.