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An Overview: Oil and Gas Scenario

The oil and gas sector plays a very important role in the economic and political scenario of the globe. The limited oil and gas reserve along with increasing energy requirement across the globe has led to spiralling of price resulting in supply related concerns for countries around the world.

The high economic growth in the past few years and increasing industrialisation coupled with a burgeoning population have created a lot of concern for India’s energy scenario. India has 0.5% of the oil and gas resources of the world and 15% of the world’s population. This makes India heavily dependent on the import of the crude oil and natural gas. India’s crude oil production has not shown significant growth in the last 10 or more years whereas its refining capacity has grown by more than 20% over the last 5 years. Oil consumption is growing at approximately 4.1% per year and natural gas consumption at 68% per year.

The fact that India has not made any major breakthroughs in the field of renewable sources of energy, oil and natural gas would continue to hold a place of key importance in India’s economy.

The prospects of Indian oil industry are for more exciting than any other, which India being among the least explored countries in the world at a well density of 20 per 10000 km2. India is the third largest oil consumer in Asia, even though on per capita basis the consumption is mere 0.1 tonne per year, the lowest in the region. Of the 26 sedimentary basins only eight have been explored so far. All this makes India the desired destination in terms of opportunities.


PETROTECH – A Brief History:

Since its inception in 1995 the Petrotech has been guided by a set of principles that have also acted as the objectives of its biennial conferences. Although the themes and the areas of focus for the conferences have never been the same, the underlining thought has always remained constant.

One of the biggest professional conference & exhibition held in this part of the world, Petrotech encompasses discussions on policy, technical and commercial aspects of oil and gas. It was at Petrotech, where a special group of ministers drafted the “India Hydrocarbon Vision 2025”, which in due course of time went ahead and become the document for the key input to all major investment plans.


The objective of Petrotech 2012:

1.       To showcase oil and gas opportunity in India.

2.       To focus on the Indian oil and gas business in the context of global trends.

3.       To exchange knowledge on emerging technologies in the area of oil and gas exploration and production.

4.       To promote synergy in business and technology.

The Petrotech 2012 exhibition will solely focus on development in technologies for exploration & production, process control, refining and pipeline services, systems, products, oil field hardware, software analytical instruments, R&D, training and publications of technical literature.

Related Information

Petrotech-2010 is the biggest-ever exhibition held to-date with more than 350 pavilions, over 200 of them from abroad. 10 pavilions are dedicated to countries. The exhibition has the minimum possible carbon footprints, with extensive use of eco-friendly materials like bamboos.

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Exhibition Venue

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