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20.01.2016

Strong Technical Program at the Core of OTC Asia 2016

The Offshore Technology Conference Asia (OTC Asia) 2016 will be held for the second time from 22-25 March 2016 at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Much anticipation has been sparked as the early bird registration deadline of 25 January 2016 draws close, by the strong technical content scheduled for Asia’s premier offshore energy event.

Themed “Excellence in Asia”, OTC Asia 2016 reflects the region’s reputation for delivering excellence in technology, innovation, execution and human resources to the offshore oil and gas industry. As the largest OTC programme ever developed, it will showcase Asia’s achievements, its aspirations, and the important technological developments that the region needs to stay robust and resilient in the shifting global energy market.

“The conference program addresses pertinent issues that the energy industry is facing today. From cost reduction, through innovative techniques and practices, to the management of asset value through data-driven technologies to improve efficiency and profitability. The application of technology will also be one of the main avenues for the industry to weather the current low price environment, and continue to provide clean, affordable energy in the long term. OTC Asia 2016 is the perfect platform to address these contemporary and timely topics” remarked Muhammad Zamri Jusoh, OTC Asia 2016 Programme Committee Chairman and Vice President, Malaysia Petroleum Management, PETRONAS.

The program features two executive plenary sessions, 22 panel discussions, eight special sessions and nine country briefings. Executive Plenary speakers comprise energy and other industry leaders including: Dato’ Wee Yiaw Hin, EVP and CEO, Upstream, PETRONAS; Jeffrey Miller, President, Chief Health, Safety and Environment Officer, and Board of Directors, Halliburton; Tan Sri Dato’ Seri Shahril Shamsuddin, President & Group CEO, SapuraKencana Petroleum; Andy Brown, Upstream International Director, Shell; KK Lim, President, Asia Pacific, Technip; Tan Sri Tony Fernandes, CEO, AirAsia; John Rice, Vice Chairman, GE; CB Choo, former CEO, Keppel; and Mukhtar Malik Hussain, Deputy Chairman and CEO, HSBC Malaysia.

In opening up access to new oil and gas reserves, the oil and gas industry in Asia Pacific is working with increasingly complex reservoirs, in deepwater environments and taking on EOR projects offshore. These challenges have sharpened the focus on both execution excellence, as well as innovation as a means of cutting costs. Best practices in both areas stand out in the ‘Excellence in Execution’ and ‘Cost Reduction through Innovation’ panel sessions.
Delivery of the world’s first LNG FPSO unit is due in the coming months. PETRONAS will showcase how its innovation in design, excellence in fabrication and project management came together in the realisation of this ground-breaking project, in a special session.

OTC Asia 2016 will also feature an exhibition encompassing 8,000 square metres with over 300 industry exhibitors showcasing their latest products, technologies and services. Sponsoring and exhibitor organisations include prominent industry players such as Baker Hughes, ConocoPhillips, ExxonMobil, Halliburton, Malaysia Investment Development Authority (MIDA), Murphy Oil, PETRONAS, PTT Exploration and Production Public Company Limited (PTTEP), Shell and Technip. Malaysia’s national oil company PETRONAS is the exclusive Corporate Supporting Organisation.

The event is expected to draw 25,000 engineers, technicians, executives, operators, scientists, and managers from all fields in the oil and gas exploration and production industry, representing more than 80 countries from around the world.

Source: OTC Asia

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