Welcome Letters 2014
On behalf of the Ministry of Energy of the Republic of Kazakhstan, I would like to welcome the exhibitors and visitors of the 22nd Kazakhstan International Oil and Gas Exhibition (KIOGE) 2014.
The international energy market has gone through a period of transformation in the last few years. However, Kazakhstan has retained its status of a reliable energy partner for many countries, in many ways as a result of a stable and coordinated energy policy.
Today, as before, the different sectors of the oil and gas industry remain as the leader in the attraction of investments. Major international consortia and companies are represented Kazakhstan, with growing cooperation on an inter-regional level.
It is a pleasure to note that major high quality international events such as KIOGE are taking place in Kazakhstan and facilitating the growth of the market, attraction of investments and the development of new technologies for the oil and gas industry. The event has become a meeting place for the most important industry professionals where current problems are discussed and solutions are found for the most important issues.
I believe that this edition of KIOGE will be very productive for all exhibitors and lay the foundation for a new stage of cooperation.
I wish everyone every success.
Minister of Energy
of the Republic of Kazakhstan
For a long time, KIOGE has had the status of a respected international platform for the discussion of issues in the development of the fuel and energy complex and for the demonstration of the most advanced technological solutions for the oil and gas sector. It is no accident that the exhibition and conference attracts chief executives and experts from more than five hundred oil and gas companies, financial institutions and scientific and public organisations from twenty countries every year.
The current situation and market trends around the world and in the Caspian region present a number of challenges for the oil and gas industry in terms of increasing the amount of surveying, raising the effectiveness of extraction, the provision of energy security and similar matters. I am sure, that this KIOGE forum, which always covers all of the trends in the industry, will continue to be a venue for productive discussions between oil industry professionals on these and other relevant subjects.
There is no doubt that the active exchange of information, as well as the presentation of the production and intellectual capabilities of state and private oil and gas companies at KIOGE will be very useful for the acceptance of effective industry solutions, establishment of new business contacts and the signing of mutually beneficial agreements.
I would like to assure you that KazMunayGas will continue with its provision of official support and its active participation in the KIOGE forum.
I wish you to have a productive time at this important event.
Chairman of the Board
KazMunayGas State JSC
Her Majesty's Ambassador
Ambassador of Canada to the Republic of Kazakhstan
Ambassador of the Kingdom of the Netherlands
of the Russian Federation in the Republic of Kazakhstan
Ambassador of Austria in the Republic of Kazakhstan
Ambassador of the Kingdom of Spain