New Zealand Petroleum Summit 2014 expects record turn-out

“The 2014 New Zealand Petroleum Summit will bring oil and industry leaders from across New Zealand, and further afield, to discuss and share insights on some of the country’s most pertinent energy issues,” Petroleum Exploration and Production Association, Chief Executive Cameron Madgwick said the Summit is in its third year running and is expected to attract a record number of participants in 2014.

 “New Zealand's biggest upstream energy event has got even bigger. We've moved the Summit north to Auckland to accommodate a larger purpose-built venue, more international delegates, and increased exhibition space. 

“Summit content will this year focus on commercial opportunities; new technologies; finance and investment; and climate change. We have a range of speakers from within the oil and gas sector and subject experts outside of it sitting together on panels teasing out the issues and identifying opportunities for responsible development.

“The potential for the oil and gas industry growth in New Zealand is very real, as indicated in the government’s 2014 Block Offer. As an industry these summits are an important way for us to connect with peers and potential partners and to share our experiences and latest industry developments.

While the Summit is focused on commercial opportunities; new technologies; finance and investment, one of the highlights of this year’s event is international keynote speaker Dr Rita Mathur on climate change and the climate change panel discussion following her address. “We’re addressing industry issues head on and not shying away from the tough ones,” Madgwick said.

The Summit is collaboration between PEPANZ and Freeman Media; and the principal sponsor is New Zealand Petroleum and Minerals.  The Summit is taking place on 30 September – 2 October at Sky City Auckland.