PM Modi will interact with CEO’s of leading Global Oil & Gas Companies at the event

Indian PM Narendra Modi will interact with CEOs of leading Global Oil & Gas Companies in the annual event organized by NITI Aayog and Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas on Oct 26 2020 via video conferencing.

This will be the fifth such event organized by NITI Aayog and the Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas, since 2016. Around 45 CEOs of major Oil and Gas companies will attend the event this year, which will provide a global platform to understand best-practices, discuss reforms, and inform strategies for accelerating investments into the Indian Oil and Gas value chain.

India is an important player in the global Oil and gas sector being the 3rd largest consumer of crude oil and the 4th largest LNG importer. The country is looking at an investment of US $ 300 billion by 2030 in the Oil & Gas sector to meet rising demand.

Dharmendra Pradhan, Minister of Petroleum & Natural Gas and Minister of Steel will give opening remarks, which will be followed by a presentation and the overview of the Oil & Gas Sector, and explaining the ambition and opportunities in the Indian Oil & Gas Sector.

Next will be an interactive session with global CEOs and experts. Key global Oil and Gas stakeholders like H.E. Dr. Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber CEO, Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) and Minister of Industry and Advanced Technology, UAE, H.E. Saad Sherida al-Kaabi, Minister of State for Energy Affairs of Qatar, Deputy Chairman, President & CEO, Qatar Petroleum, H.E. Mohammad Sanusi Barkindo, Secretary-General, OPEC, Austria, will lead the session with their inputs on the Oil and Gas sector.

Dr. Igor Sechin, Chairman & CEO, Rosneft, Russia, Bernard Looney, CEO, BP Ltd., Patrick Pouyanne, Chairman & CEO, Total S.A., France, Anil Agarwal, Chairman of Vedanta Resources Limited, Mukesh Ambani, Chairman & Managing Director, RIL, Dr. Fatih Birol, Executive Director, International Energy Agency, France, Joseph Mc Monigle, Secretary General, International Energy Forum, Saudi Arabia, and Yury Sentyurin Secretary-General, GECF will also interact with Modi.

CEOs & Experts of major oil & gas companies like Lyondell Basell, Tellurian, Schlumberger, Baker Hughes, JERA, Emerson and X-Coal, Indian Oil & Gas Companies will also present their perspectives.

This will be the fourth edition of India Energy Forum by CERAWeek, and is hosted by IHS Markit, a British information provider based in London. The event will see interactions between international group of speakers and community delegates from India and over 30 countries, including from regional energy companies, energy-related industries, institutions and governments.

The key agendas of the event are:

  • Impact of the Pandemic on India’s future energy demand; securing supplies for India’s economic growth
  • What does energy transition and the climate agenda mean for India?
  • Natural gas in India’s Energy Mix: What’s the path?
  • Refining & petrochemicals: Strategies midst surplus
  • The pace of innovation: Biofuel, hydrogen, CCS, electric vehicles and digital transformation
  • Market and regulatory reform: What is ahead?


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