Petrotech -2016 Exhibition — one of the biggest oil & gas exhibitions held with participation of nearly 600 exhibitors from over 50 countries covering 15,000 square metres of exhibition area was inaugurated in the capital by the union minister of state for petroleum and natural gas Dharmendra Pradhan.
Top oil & gas companies from across the world are participating in the exhibition, scheduled from 4th to 7th December, 2016 at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi.
The main conference of Petrotech 2016 will be inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 5th December, 2016. The theme of the conference is “Hydrocarbons to fuel the future – Choices & Challenges”.
Inaugurating the exhibition, Pradhan said that it provides a convergence point to every element, dimension, product, technology to congregate at one point and there has been enthusiastic response from various stake holders. It also offers a unique platform to the international companies, service providers and technology companies to have interface with all India stakeholders at one place.
Pradhan said that the oil and gas sector today is emerging as a vehicle for socio economic change in India and under the leadership of PM Modi, the sector has aligned itself with common people of the country.
Over the years it has played its part in making energy affordable and accessible through the length and breadth of the country to drive the Indian economy in an inclusive and equitable manner in terms of generating employment, skill development, bringing in FDI, enhancing trade and boosting strategic partnerships.
The Minister said that internationally, the hydrocarbon sector is witnessing unprecedented technological developments. He added that discoveries of better technologies are regularly transforming the sector which offer opportunities for those who are ahead of the curve but also pose challenges to companies who follow conventional approach to this dynamic subject.