HAPPENINGS

Petrotech-2016 Exhibition Inaugurated

Mr. Dharmendra Pradhan, Union Minister (Independent Charge) of Petroleum & Natural Gas inaugurated the Petrotech-2016 Exhibition being held at Pragati Maidan in New Delhi on December 4, 2016.
In his address, Mr. Pradhan said that Petrotech exhibition provides an opportunity to Indian oil and gas industry to showcase what they have to offer to the world. Internationally the hydrocarbon sector is witnessing technology development in oil and gas sector in areas like production of oil and gas, drilling technology, pipeline technology. The theme of the conference is aptly selected as- Hydrocarbon Fuel the Future – Choice and Challenges. Accordingly the exhibition is providing opportunities for promotion of organisation, service and engineering, manufacturer, Information Technology, Research and Development, Telecommunication and Instrumentation, Alternative Energy, Chemical and Petrochemical and many other fields, he said.
Mr. Pradhan said that oil and gas sector today emerging as vehicle to mobilising social change in India under the leadership of honourable Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi. It has made energy affordable and accessible throughout the length and width of the country to derive Indian economy in an inclusive equitable manner in terms of generating employment, he said. Mr. Pradhan released a set of CDs of exhibition catalogue on the occasion.
Mr. B. Ashok, Chairman, Indian Oil Corporation Ltd. and Chairman, Steering Committee Petrotech-2016 addressing on the occasion informed that Inauguration of Petrotech 2016 is a spectacular moment for entire Hydrocarbon sector. It is a moment in India as the biggest exhibition under Petrotech series so far. The importance of Oil and Gas sector lies in the catalysing the growth, in fuelling the rapid growth and economic development in all stages under the inspiration of the honourable Prime Minister, he said.
Mr. Anish Aggarwal, Director (Pipelines), IndianOil and Chairman, Exhibition Committee Petrotech-2016 in his welcome address stated that during the last two decades with growing participation in terms of number of participants, companies and nations, this flagship event of the bustling Indian hydrocarbon sector has become a must-attend for all the stakeholders. The event aims to explore all domains of oil and gas industry and attracts technologists, scientists, planners and policy makers, management experts, entrepreneurs, service providers and vendors in order to catalyse achievement of global energy security.
Mr. A.K. Tewari, Executive Director (Operations), IndianOil and Coordinator, Exhibition Committee Petrotech-2016 proposed the vote of thanks.
A film on India growth story and Petrotech theme was shown on the occasion and a stage performance by artists on the theme was presented. Mr. Pradhan also inaugurated the exhibitions stalls of IndianOil, ONGC and Oil India Ltd.