OTC Asia im­por­tant plat­form to gain in­sights into Asian en­ergy sec­tor

New Straits Times - - Business -

KUALA LUMPUR: Asia’s premier off­shore en­ergy event, the Off­shore Tech­nol­ogy Con­fer­ence Asia (OTC Asia), will serve as an im­por­tant plat­form to gain in­sights into Asia’s en­ergy sec­tor and its dy­namism.

Petro­liam Na­sional Bhd (Petronas) president and group chief ex­ec­u­tive of­fi­cer (CEO) Datuk Wan Zulk­i­flee Wan Arif­fin, a mem­ber of the OTC Asia Ad­vi­sory Com­mit­tee, said the con­fer­ence would show­case Asia as a cen­tre of ex­cel­lence in pro­vid­ing in­no­va­tive tech­nol­ogy and cost­ef­fi­cient solutions to the in­dus­try.

Themed “Ex­cel­lence in Asia”, the event would be held from March 20 to 23 next year at the Kuala Lumpur Con­ven­tion Cen­tre.

In a video broad­cast dur­ing the launch of the event here yes­ter­day, Wan Zulk­i­flee said while the oil and gas in­dus­try was now cop­ing with the chal­lenge of volatile oil prices, the tough en­vi­ron­ment of­fered great op­por­tu­ni­ties for play­ers to re­de­fine their fo­cus.

“Now, more than ever, Asia plays a vi­tal role in lead­ing the global in­dus­try to be­come more re­silient,” he added.

The bi­en­nial OTC Asia would serve as a meet­ing point for en­ergy pro­fes­sion­als to ex­change ideas to ad­vance sci­en­tific and tech­ni­cal knowl­edge for off­shore re­sources and en­vi­ron­men­tal mat­ters.

Among other things, the pro­gramme would fea­ture high-level ex­ec­u­tive ple­nary ses­sions, coun­try brief­ings, tech­ni­cal paper pre­sen­ta­tions of the di­verse as­pects of the off­shore en­ergy re­sources in­dus­try and a lead­ing-edge ex­hi­bi­tion.

Aside from Petronas, par­tic­i­pat­ing or­gan­i­sa­tions in­clude Baker Hughes, Cono­coPhillips, ExxonMo­bil, GE Oil & Gas, Hal­libur­ton, Malaysian In­vest­ment Devel­op­ment Au­thor­ity, Mubadala Petroleum, PTTEP, Sa­pura En­ergy, Sch­lum­berger, Shell, Tech­nipFMC and Weather­ford.

Petronas ex­ec­u­tive vice-president/CEO for up­stream Datuk Anuar Taib said OTC Asia 2018 would at­tract the par­tic­i­pa­tion of 20,000 in­dus­try pro­fes­sion­als. Bernama

Petronas president and group CEO Datuk Wan Zulk­i­flee Wan Arif­fin

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