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Indonesian Petroleum Association to hold 42nd annual convention in May

  • News Desk

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Mon, March 26, 2018   /   08:47 pm
 Indonesian Petroleum Association to hold 42ndĀ annual convention in May Indonesian Petroleum Association (IPA) executive director Marjolijn Wajong (left), flanked by IPA Convex 2018 chairperson Novie Hernawan and communication officer Posman Sianturi, talks about the preparation ahead of the IPA Convex 2018 expo slated to be held in Jakarta from May 2 to May 4, 2018, during a visit at The Jakarta Post office on Monday. (JP/Steven)

The Indonesian Petroleum Association (IPA) is set to hold its 42nd annual Convention and Exhibition from May 2 to 4.

The convention, themed “Driving Indonesia’s Oil and Gas Competitiveness,” is expected to attract 25,000 visitors and 1,800 delegates from 20 countries. 

“We don’t want to immediately zoom in on Indonesia, but we want to look at the global trend of competitiveness in the oil and gas industry,” IPA executive director Marjolijn Wajong told The Jakarta Post on Monday.

Marjolijn said that speakers from Egypt, Malaysia, as well as multinational oil and gas companies would present on different countries’ approaches to improving industry competitiveness. 

Novie Hernawati, the convention’s chairwoman, said the convention would include 115 presentations and 83 technical posters as well as four technology sessions.

“Global competitiveness is closely linked not only with regulation reform, but also with the use of fit-for-purpose technology,” she said. “So in the technology sessions, we will discuss technology and technology-related regulations that can help improve Indonesia’s oil and gas competitiveness.”

The technology sessions will discuss the government’s role in technological innovation, the impact of the internet of things in the upstream oil and gas industry, new business models in the gross-split system, and technology for decommissioning. (kmt/dmr)