ONGC showcases India’s Energy Sector at SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition at Dubai


SPE’s first Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition in the Middle East opened on 26 September 2016 at Dubai World Trade Centre. Amin H. Nasser, President and Chief Executive Officer of Saudi Aramco, delivered the conference opening keynote address, and the welcome keynote speech was given by Abdul Munim Said Al Kindy, Director of Exploration Development and Production for Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC).

Hon’ble Minister, His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Makhtoum (2nd from Left) being welcomed by ONGC Director (Offshore) T K Sengupta at ONGC Pavilion

The conference was held in Dubai, only the third time SPE’s flagship meeting has been held outside of North America in its history. The Conference was inaugurated by Hon’ble Minister, His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Makhtoum.

Among the highlights were two plenary sessions, where the numerous challenges faced by Oil and Gas industry were deliberated upon against the backdrop of on-going low oil price regime and climate change.

In the first plenary session titled ‘E&P 2.0 – Shaping the Future’, the panel of Industry leaders representing the Oil & Gas Sector deliberated on how the industry must transform and adopt itself to operate and thrive in the low oil price, low carbon age. In this plenary session, ONGC was represented by Director (Offshore), Mr T K Sengupta.

SPE ATCE 2016 deliberations – T K Sengupta making a point during the plenary session E&P 2.0 – Shaping the Future

On the sidelines of the conference, ONGC, India’s largest state run oil and gas major, participated as an exhbitior at the SPE ATCE 2016 being organised during 26-28 September 2016.

The objective was to showcase ONGC’s capabilities in the oil and gas sector and also to be part of this mega global engagement process in the energy sector. As ONGC is committed to realize the vision of Hon’ble Prime Minister to reduce India’s energy imports by 10 per cent by 2022, it is pursuing oil and gas acreages abroad to add to its overseas portfolio.

The ONGC pavilion attracted delegates, exhibitors, service providers and students from various parts of the world participating in SPE-ATCE 2016. ONGC was the only Indian exhibitor and the upstream major representing India at the ATCE 2016.

Side view of the ONGC Pavilion at SPE ATCE 2016

One of the main attractions of the pavilion was the Augmented reality (AR) show which is a live direct or indirect view of a physical, real-world environment whose elements are augmented (or supplemented) by computer-generated sensory input such as sound, video, graphics or GPS data.

A delight to eyes – Delegates getting a feel of Augmented Reality (AR) at ONGC Pavilion

Here, the concept was well captured through a Driller showcasing ONGC’s mammoth operations and its core competence in E&P sector. A fusion of a wild cat and Driller left the audience spell bound as this innovative technological concept transported them and made them feel to be a part of ONGC’s operational strengths and technological prowess by connecting them through the virtual reality space.

Attractive panels were displayed epitomising ONGC’s contribution towards creating a sustainable growth vision based on the tripple bottom line approach – People, Planet and Profit (3P). Some of the other panels which generated interest amongst the visiting dignitaries included ONGC’s role on exploring new avenues covering National Gas Hydrate Programme (NGHP), Coal Bed Methane (CBM), Shale Gas, Wind Energy and the latest one being ONGC’s foray into the Deepwater operations in KG Basin with an investment of over Rs. 34,000 crore. ONGC’s upstream, midstream and downstream operations were also aptly captured through attractive displays in the Pavilion.

Glimpses of interaction at ONGC Pavilion during ATCE 2016

The AVs included screening ONGC’s journey in its history of 60 years and beyond. Another film on ONGCHA succinctly captured our endeavours and indomitable will to scale the Mount Everest in 2017.

Director (Offshore) Mr T K Sengupta admired and appreciated the efforts put in by the Corporate Communications team in putting up a great show by aptly reflecting and positioning India’s Energy landscape through the ONGC pavillion.

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