Posted by EeMei Fan
20 November 2013

The eighth edition of the International Petroleum Technology Conference (IPTC) will be held 10-12 December 2014 at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia with the theme “Innovation and Collaboration: Keys to Affordable Energy”.

The Call for Papers is now open for IPTC Kuala Lumpur. Papers are invited on a variety of themes including geosciences & geophysics, reservoir, drilling & completions, development & production, facilities, unconventional oil & gas, overarching industry issues (HSE, CSR, talent development & training) and midstream gas. These topics, most of them of a multidisciplinary nature, are representative of the current and future issues facing the industry.

Tan Sri Dato’ Shamsul Azhar Abbas, President and CEO, PETRONAS is the Honourable Advisor and Dato’ Wee Yiaw Hin, Executive Vice President, E&P Business, PETRONAS; Matthias Bichsel, Director, Projects and Technology, Royal Dutch Shell; and Patrick Schorn, Executive Vice President, Operations, Schlumberger; will serve as Executive Committee Co-Chairmen.

In addition to a CEO Plenary Session on 10 December 2014, a Technology Leaders Plenary Session themed “Leveraging Technology: Current Challenges and Opportunities for the Future” and an Executive Plenary Session with the theme “State of the Industry: Game Changing Technologies” will take place on 11 and 12 December 2014 respectively.

Four panel sessions have been designed to focus on current industry issues and are programmed around the conference theme through focal topics such as ‘Are We Delivering Fit for Purpose Oil & Gas Fields Developments?’; ‘How to Deliver HSSE and Operational Excellence?’; ‘What are the Challenges and Opportunities in Conventional vs Unconventional Oil & Gas?’; and ‘Collaboration, Outsourcing or Building Internal Capabilities? Lessons Learnt!’.

With a multi-sector exhibit area of 4,500+ square metres, this event will showcase the latest technological advancements, innovations and achievements from various countries to a highly qualified, multidisciplinary, business and technical delegation. The attendance of high calibre industry professionals at the event will provide exhibitors with the unique opportunity to reach existing and potential customers specifically interested in the opportunities, partnerships and technologies they have to offer.

Other highlights such as Young Professionals Workshop; Education Week; Education Days and Teachers’ Day will also be held in conjunction with the conference and exhibition. These elements will bring young professionals, international students from selected universities, local high school students and teachers together to gain insight into the energy industry. Topical luncheons, panel sessions, training courses, Excellence in Project Integration Award and an active programme of social activities and technical field trips will also be featured. 

There is no better time to be part of this great industry. Submit your abstracts today and be one of the presenters at the prestigious IPTC Kuala Lumpur! Abstracts submission closes on 12 February 2014. Download the Call for Papers brochure to get more information on the topics and guidelines to submit abstract:

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Visit IPTC Kuala Lumpur website at to get the latest information and updates.

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