OilCareers.com is delighted to be participating in the World Heavy Oil Congress (WHOC), which will take place from 10 – 13 September at the Aberdeen Exhibition & Conference Centre.
The theme of the Congress is Improving Sustainability through Innovation and Collaboration, and will feature over 140 speakers and authors from around the world on the topics of economics, environment, technology advancement, and more, with sustainability and improving responsible methods of developing heavy oil resources both offshore and onshore, key points of discussion.
The Congress consists of a Business Conference, Technical Conference, Exhibition and numerous networking events that will gather nearly 1,000 delegates, visitors and exhibitors from more than 30 countries, including Canada, China, Colombia, France, Germany, Japan, Kuwait, Mexico, Norway, Peru, Russia, UAE, UK , USA and more.
Experts from around the world will deliver presentations both from a business and technical perspective, including China National Offshore Oil Corporation, Government of Alberta, Canada; Government of Saskatchewan, Canada; Nautical Petroleum, Nynas, Petroleos de Venezuela (PDVSA), Pemex (Mexico) and Statoil (Norway), among others.
Hosted by Aberdeen City Council, World Heavy Oil Congress has also attracted high-level local government ministers and visiting ministers from Canada, in addition to key personnel from national oil companies and independent oil companies from around the world.
“Aberdeen is looking forward to welcoming the World Heavy Oil Congress in September,” said Lord Provost of Aberdeen, George Adam. “The city is a world leader in the energy market and has enjoyed a long relationship with countries around the globe across all sectors of the industry.”
Since its launch in 2006, the Congress has become one of the strongest platforms for international oil companies, national oil companies, governments, the service sector and academic experts to navigate the challenges and opportunities related to unlocking the potential of heavy oil around the globe. WHOC has been held in Beijing, China; Edmonton, Alberta; Margarita Island, Venezuela, and now Aberdeen, Scotland.
“As Aberdeen is the energy epicenter for the UK and Europe, it is extremely fitting that we bring together the world’s leading experts to discuss the challenges related to this important resource,” says Wes Scott, Executive Vice President, dmg events, organiser of the Congress. “The committees of the WHOC at this Preliminary Meeting have come to an understanding that improving operations through collaboration and technology will help define how heavy oil is extracted efficiently, cost-effectively, in a responsible manner, in order to improve operations for long-term sustainability.”
- Business Conference with Keynote Speakers focusing on global industry trends and challenges (11 & 12 September)
- Technical Conference consisting of over 140 presentations in 5 concurrent streams on varying topics (12 & 13 September)
- Networking and social events daily (10 – 13 September)
- Short Courses and Technical Tours of local operating facilities, including Schlumberger and Champion Technologies
For a full list of the Business Conference and Technical Conference programme, please visit www.worldheavyoilcongress.com. Congress Delegate fees are £1,995.00 and include the Business and Technical Conferences, social events, technical tours and daily networking breaks and Keynote Luncheons.
World Heavy Oil Congress also showcases over 40 companies in the Exhibition, and professionals working in the energy industry are welcome to attend the Exhibition free of charge by registering online at www.worldheavyoilcongress.com.