University of Petroleum and Energy Studies (UPES) partnered with Persian Gulf University – Iran to organise the 3rd Biennial Oil, Gas, and Petrochemical Conference (OGPC2020), from 28-30 December 2020. It was an international event for new-age energy and environmental researches. It showcased the achievements of oil, gas, petrochemical, and energy-related companies. The virtual conference OGPC2020 brought together academics and industrial professionals in the fields of petroleum upstream and downstream technologies, energy, and environments intending to promote industrial experiences, scientific researches and innovations, technology developments, sustainable progress and knowledge interchange between students, researchers, engineers, managers, and Industry working globally.
The conference received international participation with 186 research papers from the renowned researchers, Scholars, Scientists, and Students.
The two-day conference had paper presentations, keynote lectures, and poster presentation. The third day of the conference had skill development workshops in Oil, gas and Energy. Various experts from Industry and academia contributed to the conference workshops.
OGPC 2020 was inaugurated by the Vice-Chancellor of UPES Dr Sunil Rai and PGU president Dr Abdolmajid Mosleh along with various University officials from UPES (Dr Veena Dutta, Registrar, Dr Sheetal Khanka, Head International Relations, Dr Kamal Bansal, Dean School of Engineering, Dr Gurunadh Velidi, Coordinator International Relations) and PGU Iran (Prof Arash Khosravi, Director International Relations, Dr Seyed Abdollatif Hashemifard, Dean, Faculty of Petroleum, Gas) along with faculty, researchers and delegates from various parts of the world were part of the inaugural ceremony.
In the inaugural address, Dr Rai emphasises the need to collaborate to address the scientific problems and invent new technologies. The president and dean of PGU addressed the conference. They shared the oil sector developments in Iran, and PGU contributions to Bushehr province, which is the capital of energy in Iran due to its various oil and gas fields, and numerous sizeable upstream petroleum facilities, gas processing, petrochemical and power plants, which are mostly the biggest in the world.