The Turkmen Forum and the national energy companies of Turkmenistan will host an international scientific conference on hydrocarbon developments, on Thursday at the Yagshygeldi Kakayev International Oil and Gas University in Ashgabat. The primary focus of the event will be on reducing environmental emissions during hydrocarbon developments and energy transition.
More than 800 delegates from 20 countries will attend the International Conference, according to the Turkmen Forum Economic Society.
The conference is an important event, held annually to discuss environmental issues facing the country's oil and gas sector and to strengthen international cooperation between Turkmen state organizations and major energy companies, international organizations, academia, and financial institutions.
Turkmenistan is committed to addressing environmental issues, particularly methane reduction and associated gas emissions in oil and gas development. “Turkmenistan plans to achieve zero growth in greenhouse gas emissions by 2030, and in the long term, to significantly reduce emissions annually, both at the expense of its financial resources and with the technical and financial support of international organizations”, President Serdar Berdimuhamedov stated.
Turkmenistan has also proposed the establishment of a Regional Center for Climate Change Technologies in Central Asia, as well as initiatives for the development of the UN-Water Strategy and the UN Special Program for the Aral Sea.
Among the list of attendees, there are CNPC, BP, Exxon Mobil, Petronas, ADNOC, Mitro International, Buried Hill, NAPECO, Dragon Oil, ENI, and Lukoil; international oil and gas organizations such as the International Energy Agency, IRENA, Global Gas Centre, Gas Exporting Countries Forum, Society of Petroleum Engineers, the Energy Charter Secretariat.