IPETGAS 2023, International Petroleum and Natural Gas Congress and Exhibition of Türkiye is going to held by the Turkish Association of Petroleum Geologists, the UCTEA Chamber of Petroleum Engineers and the Chamber of Geophysical Engineers of Türkiye between 27-29 September 2023 in Ankara on the 100th anniversary of the establishment of the Republic of Türkiye. The aim of IPETGAS'23 is to bring together the three disciplines, investors and service companies of the petroleum industry in an outstanding atmosphere. In this scientific feast; recent innovations in onshore and offshore petroleum and natural gas exploration of our country and their extension in neighboring countries will be shared, infrastructure and strategies will be discussed, and developments in renewable energy sources will be evaluated by experts. In addition to the oral presentations of experts from all disciplines, distinguished keynote speakers will enlighten the participants in a broad perspective. Our students are our future! Students from three disciplines will be able to deliver oral presentations and best presentations will be rewarded. The shareholders of the market will have a chance to introduce their technologies and products in exhibition. Pre-congress courses will contribute to the competency of our colleagues. The General Directorate of Mining and Petroleum Affairs (MAPEG) as the regulatory body of the petroleum industry will inform the investor of the market about the exploration opportunities of our country.
In the exhibition area, our national petroleum company, Turkish Petroleum Corporation (TPAO), exploration and production companies, Petroleum Pipeline Corporation (BOTAS) and General Directorate of Mineral Research and Exploration (MTA) will be able to discuss new collaborations with service providers.
Türkiye is strategically located between the Middle East and the Caspian region, which has rich hydrocarbon reserves, and Europe, whose consumption is heavily dependent on imports. As a result of this geographical location and the increasing onshore and offshore exploration activities in recent years, many onshore discoveries have been made as well as the natural gas discovery in the Black Sea. These discoveries have shown onshore and offshore opportunities and potential of our country and enabled our country to be become the focus of interest for new investors. Türkiye, with its four fleets of ultra-deep-sea drilling and two seismic vessels, is the only country that can conduct exploration in the Mediterranean and Black Seas with its own means. In addition, the security problem and instability created by the Ukraine-Russia war in the north of the Black Sea have further strengthened Türkiye's position in the energy supply security of the European Union countries.
IPETGAS’23 will be held in Ankara, the capital of our Republic and the headquarters of the oil industry. Ankara Province has been continuously inhabited since the Bronze Age. The museums in the city keep alive many cultures that have passed and lived from Anatolia such as Hittites, Phrygians, Lydians, Persians, Romans, Byzantines, Seljuks and Ottomans. Ankara also stands out for its social and cultural activities, authentic shops and a large number of first class restaurants and hotels.
On behalf of the Organizing Committee of the International Petroleum and Natural Gas Congress and Exhibition of Türkiye (IPETGAS'23), we would like to invite you to present papers and participate in the congress that will be held in Ankara on 27-29 September 2023. Your participation will increase the technical and social quality of our congress.
Your participation in the feast of the Turkish petroleum industry will honor us on the 100th anniversary of our Republic of Türkiye.
On Behalf of the Organizing Committee