New Delhi, July 8 (IANS) Minister of State for Petroleum and Natural Gas Dharmendra Pradhan will visit Istanbul in Turkey from July 10-12 to represent India at the 22nd World Petroleum Congress (WPC) International Conference, an official statement said on Saturday.
Pradhan will also hold several bilateral meetings with petroleum ministers of other countries.
“During the conference, Pradhan will chair a ministerial session on the subject ‘Current Economic Strategies in Indian Oil and Gas Sector’ and a plenary session on ‘Supply and Demand Challenges for Oil, Gas and Products’,” the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas said here in a statement.
The Minister will also launch an event on Hydrocarbon Exploration and Licensing Policy (HELP) as a part of the process of promoting the upcoming oil and gas bidding rounds in India, it said.
The tri-annual WPC Conference is widely recognised as the ‘Olympics’ of the oil and gas industry. It attracts ministers, chief executive officers of oil and gas multinational corporations, experts and academics from the hydrocarbon sectors.
The WPC provides an ideal forum to showcase the potential of India’s hydrocarbon sector, highlight policy reforms to international investors and interact with policy makers, technologists, scientists, planners and management experts, entrepreneurs, service providers and vendors in order to attract foreign investments into India’s oil and gas sector.