The second SPE Annual Caspian Technical Conference and Exhibition, the largest technical conference of its type in Azerbaijan, has come to a close after three packed days. Over 500 industry professionals passed through the doors of the Fairmont Hotel, Flame Towers in Baku to hear from speakers drawn from the highest echelons of government, operators, service providers, advisory firms, and energy research companies, including Akif Alizadeh, President of the National Academy of Sciences, Natig Abbasov, Deputy Minister of Energy of the Republic of Azerbaijan, Academician Khoshbakht Yusifzadeh, First VicePresident, SOCAR and Martyn Smith, Vice-President Reservoir Development, BP to name a few. Twelve technical sessions across the conference programme focussed on the issues faced by the exploration and production (E&P) industry in Azerbaijan and the broader Caspian region. Thirty-six oral papers and 25 posters were presented, covering drilling and completions, reservoir description and dynamics, projects facilities and construction, production and operations, HSSE and social responsibility and management and information. Over the three days of the event, three high-level topical panel debates also took place, with senior participation from SOCAR, BP, ExxonMobil (George Bridges, Global Contract and Materials Manager), TANAP (Saltuk Düzyol, General Manager), TAP, Schlumberger (Gokhan Saygi, President Russia and Central Asia), KMG (John Denis, General Director SRI), Total (Sudaba Khalilov, HR Manager) and Halliburton among others.
Help the community and the industry to develop the local resources in various professional areas by encouraging and creating a space for inviting international experience to the country and tackle technical challenges that crop up in the field.
Bring students from different universities in the country for technical paper contest.