Industry development strategy discussed at National Oil & Gas Forum

25 / 04 / 2023

The National Oil & Gas Forum has started its work at EXPOCENTRE, which is held jointly with the Neftegaz 2023 International Exhibition for Equipment and Technologies for Oil and Gas Industry, which opened the day before.

The National Oil & Gas Forum is an event organised jointly with the Russian Ministry of Energy, leading business and industry associations such as the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs, the Russian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the Union of Oil and Gas Producers of Russia, and the Russian Gas Society. Today, the National Oil & Gas Forum is one of the largest market players in organisation and holding of business events in the oil and gas sector including industry forums, professional conferences and round tables, seminars and webinars, as well as various public and press events.

The Forums programme is divided into three thematic blocks, which will discuss a wide range of current issues facing the oil and gas industry today.

The topic of todays discussion is Development Strategy, Branch Economics, and International Cooperation. Tomorrow is the Industry Technology Day, which consists of a series of sessions on Scientific and Technological Development, Import Substitution and Innovation Transfer. On the third and final day of the Forum, the participants will discuss the climate agenda, environment, and resource saving at the Eurasian Climate Congress.

Given the current geopolitical trends, one of the main thematic areas of the Forums conference programme will be the issue of building new economic ties and forming reliable partnerships in the Eurasian space with the help of international organisations such as the SCO, EAEC, ASEAN, and BRICS.

Opening the Forum First Deputy Minister of Energy Pavel Sorokin sent greetings to the participants from Deputy Prime Minister Alexander Novak and Minister of Energy Nikolay Shulginov.

Today we are all in rather a volatile and interesting period, which presents a large number of challenges both for our power engineers and on the global stage, Pavel Sorokin said. The strategy that is the focus of todays session is one of the key areas that we have to decide on. With the volume of challenges and the amount of opposition that any reasonable market-oriented players face today, it is hard to predict ahead. But we have to proceed from our national interests and our vision of the vector the global energy industry is following.

According to industry experts, holding the National Oil & Gas Forum and Neftegaz exhibition on a single platform provides a powerful synergistic effect. This allows us to discuss the most important theoretical problems and practical tasks of the fuel and energy sector and get acquainted with the latest technological achievements of the energy industry.

The Neftegaz 2023 exhibition and the National Oil & Gas Forum will work until April, 27.

Press Service, EXPOCENTRE AO