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World Petroleum Congress and Exhibition

Qatar is developing and investing in all sectors, from education to industry. At NDSQ we are contributing to the growth of Qatar’s maritime industry, helping the country diversify its economy and reduce its dependency on hydrocarbons. Although not always easy, our job is very exciting.” Dutch presence

Nakilat was among the exhibiting companies at the World Petroleum Exhibition, traditionally held alongside the Congress. Covering 35,000 sq.m. and attracting 21,894 visitors, the exhibition featured 400 of the most important international oil and gas companies alongside key suppliers, service companies and manufacturers. Quite fittingly the NDSQ exhibition booth was located just between Qatar’s national pavilion with RasGas, Qatar Petroleum and Qatargas and the Dutch national pavilion. Facilitated by the Association of Dutch suppliers in the oil and gas industry IRO, the Dutch national pavilion featured displays of seven companies. These were Dutch Energy Solutions, a collaboration of oil and gas suppliers, R&D companies, associations and governmental bodies, Frames,

Held every three years, the World Petroleum Congress and Exhibition is the largest and most reputable oil and gas industry gathering in the world. The Congress Program covers all aspects of the industry, from technological advances in upstream and downstream operations, to the role of natural gas, renewable and alternative energy, the management of the industry and its social, economic and environmental impact. The event is attended by a global oil and gas audience and outside stakeholders such as governments, other industry sectors, NGOs and international institutions. The 21st WPC in 2014 will be hosted by Russia. At a vote in Beijing in October 2010 Moscow was favored over Houston (USA) and Bogota (Colombia). After the United States and the United Kingdom, Russia is the third country to host the prestigious congress for the second time, its first being the 8th WPC in Moscow in 1971.

Gasunie, IRO itself, KEMA, Offshore Solutions BV and Royal Dutch Shell. Measuring 600 sq.m. and located at a central position of the exhibition hall the pavilion was impossible to overlook, especially owing to the size and characteristics of the Royal Dutch Shell part. Featuring an interactive model of the Pearl GTL plant, Shell demonstrated both the role of Shell in Qatar as well as the strategic importance of Qatar and state-owned Qatar Petroleum for Shell.

Changing IOC-NOC relations Several Congress speakers emphasized the importance of international partnerships, both among oil and gas industry parties as well as between governments, international organizations and academia. “In the past, the relationship between Shell and national oil companies typically was straightforward,” said Mr. Peter Voser, CEO of Royal Dutch Shell. “We gained access to resources in return for technology, capital, or access to big consumer markets.



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