The fourth international congress of oil and gas industrialists opened in Ufa on May 21. According to Rosbalt more than 1.5 thousand people are participating in the congress including representatives of Russia's largest companies - Transneft President Semyon Vainshtok, Transneftproduct President Sergey Maslov, Yukos First Vice President Leonid Filimonov and Rosneft Vice President Alexey Kuznetsov. Moreover, representatives from the CIS fuel and energy complex and abroad, 150 members of official delegations, more than 100 representatives of scientific circles and also diplomatic missions of Great Britain, Venezuela, Libya, Ukraine and Belarus will be present at the congress.
The congress will be conducted in two rounds. On May 21 participants will conduct sectional conferences on eight squares of Ufa. The primary themes of discussion will include the increase in the effectiveness of extraction of oil and gas deposits, provision of reliability and security of objects of pipeline transportation of hydrocarbon raw material, perspectives of oil refinement and petrochemistry, new geophysical technology, paths and perspectives of increased effectiveness of functioning and development of fuel and energy complex and science and education in the oil and gas complex. On May 22 a planning session entitled 'oil and gas complex of Russia - strategies of development' will take place in the Bashkiria government assembly building. Presumably, 18 participants will present reports including State Duma Speaker Gennady Seleznyov, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Victor Kalyuzhny, Deputy Energy Minister Vladimir Stanev, Deputy Natural Resources Minister Pyotr Sadovnik and others.
Proposals will be drawn up from work done by the congress and sent to the Russian government, State Duma, Natural Resources and Energy Ministries and others.
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