The main Topics of the OGT-2022 Agenda Are Efficiency, Innovation and Environmental Friendliness


27 October 2022

October 26th is the official opening day of the OGT 2022 Conference and Expo, which will run for three days through October 28th, 2022.

At a time when every part of the world is affected by climate change, the subject of efficient energy use and transition to cleaner sources of energy is ever more important. The OGT-2022 is devoted to exactly this subject: to strengthen the regional dialogue on further sustainable development of the energy sector and expand opportunities for attracting foreign direct investments to the oil and gas industry of Turkmenistan, as the forum organizers note.

To achieve the goal of the sustainable development of the energy sector, industry leaders and experts need to be well-informed about the new and more fuel-efficient methods of oil and gas production. They need a platform to share their experiences and expertise with national and international colleagues – a need that is availed by the OGT-2022 Conference and Expo.

Within the framework of the Conference, attracting foreign direct investments to the oil and gas industry of Turkmenistan, which is meant to diversify not only the distribution of the produced oil and gas but also to apply innovative methods of production in the oil and gas sector will be discussed. The participation and business meetings on the sidelines of the Conference will give a chance to potential investors to pitch their proposals for diverse projects in the oil and gas industry, chemical gas utilization, optimization of mature fields, and development of offshore blocks in the Turkmen sector of the Caspian Sea.

The Conference program also includes a discussion of the pressing global problem of climate change. Hence, four out of six workshops are wholly dedicated to the future of energy.

While the plenary session will discuss the challenges and opportunities in the future of energy, the last three workshops will be wholly dedicated to exchanging ideas and experiences on such topics as “New Era Energy: renewables and hydrogen; environmental aspects of hydrocarbon development; and innovative technologies and know-how in oil and gas science and education.

Last November, in his speech at the 26th session of the UN Climate Conference, the President of Turkmenistan, Serdar Berdimuhamedov, noted that “Turkmenistan welcomes the Global Methane Commitment Initiative ….” Less than a year later, in October, the OGT-2022 and its preceding counterpart International Scientific Conference: “Environmental aspects in the production of hydrocarbon resources” in June 2022 substantiate that commitment.

The main speakers on the OGT-2022 agenda are key decision-makers such as Mr. Dmitri Shlapachenko, UN Resident Coordinator in Turkmenistan and world-recognized experts in methane reduction as Ms. Olga Gassan-zade of Carbon Limits.