Posted on April 15, 2016

Qatar Petroleum (QP), along with its joint venture companies RasGas Company Limited and Qatargas Operating Company Limited, took part in the 18th International Conference & Exhibition on Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG 18), which began on Tuesday in Perth, Australia.

LNG 18 is considered as the premier event for the world’s LNG industry as it features the largest number of high-level LNG industry leaders as plenary speakers. The four-day event is presented by the International Gas Union (IGU), the Gas Technology Institute (GTI) and the International Institute of Refrigeration (IIR), with the support of the Australian Petroleum Production & Exploration Association Ltd. (APPEA).

QP joins other major oil & gas companies exhibiting at LNG 18 at the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre. The QP exhibition stand showcases the activities of the corporation’s Industrial Cities Directorate as well as the operations of Qatargas and RasGas, which is also a “Global Sponsor” of the event. The stand prominently highlights the State of Qatar’s current standing as the world’s No. 1 producer and exporter of LNG, with its 77 million tonnes per annum (mta) of LNG production capacity.

The delegation from Qatar is headed by Mr. Hamad Mubarak Al-Muhannadi, Chief Executive Officer of RasGas, who delivered a speech at the event’s second plenary session, which focused on the topic “The Globalisation of Gas.” Many members of the Qatari delegation are attending the LNG 18 conference, with two senior officials from Qatargas also set to deliver presentations in the commercial and special interest streams of the conference sessions. Their presentations focused on the incentives needed to meet future LNG demand and their program for effective flare reduction in the LNG industry.

LNG 18 has attracted the participation of over 5,000 industry professionals from over 60 countries worldwide. In addition to the conference and exhibition, the event also features workshops, a training course on the basics of LNG, poster sessions, a student forum, networking opportunities, and technical tours to major LNG facilities in Australia. The overall theme of the event is “Redrawing the Global Map of Gas” to emphasize the changing LNG market realities due to various factors such as international trade, geopolitics, technological innovations, investments and regulations.

First launched in Chicago, Illinois, in 1968, the International Conference & Exhibition on Liquefied Natural Gas is organized every three years, and the 14th edition of the event was hosted in Doha, Qatar, way back in 2004. The next event, LNG 19, will be held in Shanghai, China, on April 1-5, 2019.