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Oil & Gas Pakistan Forum 2010 calls for collective strategy for sustainability.



LAHORE, January 28, 2010 (Balochistan Times): The Oil & Gas Pakistan Forum 2010 with special emphasis on Solutions for Sustainability - Pursuit for Steadier Markets concluded in Islamabad today with speakers providing perceptive insight. Experts stressed on the need to capitalize on the enhanced stability in the global Oil & Gas business, pledging a realignment re·a·lign  
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 of policies for a robust future and a collective strategy to recover from the setbacks of the previous years and the need for technology as a driver for future oil and gas initiatives. More than 300 delegates from government, regulatory bodies, prominent oil & gas companies, stakeholders, members of the Diplomatic Corps and media attended the day-long conference supported by the Petroleum Ministry, MOL Pakistan, Eastern Testing Services and other partners. The Federal Minister for Petroleum and Natural Resources, Syed Naveed Qamar delivered the Keynote Address, in which he highlighted the most attractive features of the liberal Petroleum Policy and urged the local and foreign E&P companies to proactively enhance their activities and investments in Pakistan for higher productivity. He assured the forum of his complete support and the governments resolve to protect their interests. Mr. Mehmood Saleem Mehmood, Secretary Petroleum was also present. Mr. Janos Feher, Chairman, Pakistan Petroleum Exploration & Production Companies Association (PPEPCA) stressed the need for a collection strategy to achieve sustainability and build a steadier, safer and productive market for the oil and gas sector in Pakistan. Mr. Menin Rodrigues, Chairman of the Conference & CEO (1) (Chief Executive Officer) The highest individual in command of an organization. Typically the president of the company, the CEO reports to the Chairman of the Board.  of SHAMROCK Communications (Pvt.) Limited in his opening remarks appreciated the efforts of the sector specialists and emphasized the emerging opportunities and challenges in this evident phase of stabilization in this industry across the globe. Well researched Papers were presented in the various sessions to discuss critical topics including; Regulatory Framework, Incentives, Opportunities, E & P Infrastructure, Business models, Geopolitical ge·o·pol·i·tics  
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 Issues; Depleting Reserves, Alternate Energy and Impact of Prices on Economies and an outlook of global perspective. The sessions were chaired by distinguished personalities like; Mr. Saquib Mohiuddin, CEO, Business Support Fund, Ministry of Finance; Mr. Tauqir Sadiq, Chairman-OGRA and Mr. Rune Stroem, Country Director-Asian Development Bank. The eminent speakers included Janos Feher, Chairman, Pakistan Petroleum Exploration & Production Companies Association (PPEPCA), Dr. Shahab Alam, Director-Petroleum Ministry; Tashfeen Qayyum, CEO, Eastern Testing; Shahrukh Kiyani, Manager Projects, Mari Gas Company The Mari Gas Company Limited (MGCL) was incorporated in mid 80's, It is one of the largest oil and gas exploration and production company in Pakistan. Mari Gas is operating the second largest gas field in the country located at Daharki, District Ghotki, Sind.  Ltd., Sohail Kiani, President-SARF Canada, N.A. Zuberi, Executive Director, Private Power Board; Abbas Bilgrami, Managing Director, Progas and Samir Ahmed, Managing Director, National Commodities Exchange Limited (NCEL NCEL Naval Civil Engineering Laboratory
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). Mr. Rune Stroem, Country Director Asian Development Bank Asian Development Bank

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, gave an in-depth overview of the global and regional oil and gas sector opportunities against the backdrop of economic conditions in the respective areas. He said, Pakistans energy issue was a financial issue. Concluding the conference Dr. Gulfaraz Ahmed, Former Secretary Petroleum eloquently stressed a restructuring of the energy infrastructure with the involvement of professional talent and to harness the countrys vast reserves of natural gas. The conference ended with a vote of thanks and appreciation to the organizers for a well-managed conference.

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Publication:Balochistan Times (Baluchistan Province, Pakistan)
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Date:Jan 28, 2010
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