THOUSANDS OF OIL AND GAS PROFESSIONALS TO ATTEND KIOGE
ALMATY, KAZAKHSTAN – Over 6,000 local and international oil and gas industry professionals are expected to attend the Kazakhstan International Oil and Gas Exhibition and Conference (KIOGE), taking place on 30 September – 3 October 2014 in Almaty.
Graeme Coombes, Head of Oil and Gas Division, ITE Group Plc states: "KIOGE was developed to help international companies access the domestic oil and gas market, and assist local companies to source international partners".
The event is officially supported by the Ministry of Energy of the Republic of Kazakhstan and KazMunayGas.
62% of the country is occupied by oil and gas areas, and there are 172 oil fields, of which more than 80 are under development. Oil fields can be found in six of the 14 provinces; thus, positioning Kazakhstan as a potentially lucrative market for companies entering this emerging market.
Participants will hear about the $500m which will be invested from 2015 – 2018 in major government programmes for the exploration of deep horizons in the Caspian Basin, aimed at doubling the oil potential of Kazakhstan, in addition to the $300m investment for industry modernisation programmes.
Confirmed speakers at the conference include:
- Danial Akhmetov, Board Member (Minister) of Energy and Infrastructure, Eurasian Economic Commission
- Bazarbay Nurabaev, Chairman of Geology and Subsoil Use Committee, Ministry of Industry and New Technologies of the Republic of Kazakhstan
- Magzum Mirzagaliev, Deputy Minister of Energy, Ministry of Energy of the Republic of Kazakhstan
- Andrew Large, Chairman, Finance, Tax and Legal Committee, Kazakhstan Petroleum Association
- Ted Etchison, General Manager of Operations, Tengizchevroil
- John Richard Denis, General Director, Scientific Research Institute of Production and Drilling Technology, KazMunayGas
- Plus many others
Conference topics include: government plans for extending the hydrocarbon resource base and exploration programmes on deep horizons in the Caspian basin; exploration results from leading operating companies; legislative changes for subsoil users and financing exploration projects; plus much more.
An exhibition will take place alongside the conference. The KIOGE exhibition will bring together hundreds of exhibitors who will showcase their latest technologies, products and services to over 6,000 visitors from more than 20 countries.
Visitor registration to the exhibition is complimentary. All interested participants seeking to apply for a visitor pass should register their details on www.kioge.com. Visitors can also register onsite at the Atakent IEC (exhibition venue).
For more information or to view the full event schedule, please visit www.kioge.com
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Notes to editors:
The KIOGE Conference will take place at the InterContinental Almaty Hotel, whilst the KIOGE Exhibition will take place at the Atakent IEC. There will be complimentary shuttle buses between both venues for all participants.
ITE Group Plc has a portfolio of over 230 exhibitions and conferences in 14 countries. ITE's Oil and Gas Division produces over 20 trade events, including many market leading shows.
For more information, please contact:
ITE Group PLC
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