Baku Energy Forum - Caspian Oil & Gas Conference will be held at the Bilgah Beach Hotel from the 30th to the 31st of May 2019

Caspian Oil & Gas Conference will be held at the Bilgah Beach Hotel from the 30th to the 31st of May 2019



The 26th International Caspian Oil & Gas Conference, the largest energy event in the Caspian region, will be held at the Bilgah Beach Hotel from the 30th to the 31st of May 2019. The conference is part of the Caspian Oil & Gas Exhibition, and serves as the main platform for leading experts of not only the oil & gas industry, but also other related sectors.

This year’s conference is expected to welcome more than 600 delegates from over 30 countries worldwide. Regular participants of the conference include SOCAR, BP, Equinor, Petronas, Inpex, Dentons, Socar AQS, Total, Nobel Upstream and other international companies.

Synergy - the path to global improvements; towards energy security and sustainability. This is the name of the plenary session of the annual Caspian Oil & Gas Conference, which gathers representatives of major companies in the oil and gas industry to identify directions for its development and international cooperation. Speakers at the conference will deliver more than 40 reports on the most relevant industry topics such as energy security, digitalization, new export and investment opportunities, environmental safety, energy-efficient and smart cities.

The format of the 26th Caspian Oil & Gas International Conference is becoming more dynamic. Moreover, participants and delegates will be able to have extended discussions and debates with the use of digital means; a plan is to launch a mobile application that will help delegates communicate with speakers online. It is worth noting that a 30% increase in delegates is expected this year.

Conference speakers include: Rovnag Abdullayev, President of SOCAR; Mr Gary Jones, BP Regional President for Azerbaijan-Georgia-Turkey; Mr Larry Bates, Chief Executive Officer, Managing Director of Nobel Upstream - Nobel Oil E&P; SOCAR Vice Presidents; Regional Manager of PETRPNAS and etc.

The programme of additional events will include the organisation of bilateral B2B meetings which will allow representatives of both local and foreign companies to tell about their products and services to leading industry players, discuss cooperation opportunities in detail, and expand the geography of their sales.

Moreover, for the first time as part of the event, Innovations Zone for Startups will be organised in the lobby; this unique platform will allow students and young professionals to demonstrate their innovative projects to leading industry players and to seek for support from major market players. Participants and delegates will have the opportunity to get acquainted with the fresh ideas of talented youth.

Among sponsors of this year’s conference are: general partner – SOCAR, gold sponsors - BP, Petronas Azerbaijan, Equinor Azerbaijan, silver sponsor - INPEX Corporation, bronze sponsors - Caspiam Pipe Coatings, Lamor Corporation, Nobel Upstream, Tenaris Connections B.V., Total E&P Absheron.

The official support to the conference is granted by Ministry of Energy of the Republic of Azerbaijan and State Oil Company of the Republic of Azerbaijan

The Oil & Gas Conference is the leading platform in the region, where leaders and specialists of international oil and gas companies gather to discuss further cooperation and development opportunities.