International Investment Forum
«Oil and Gas of Turkmenistan» (OGT-2022)
29-30 March 2022
On March 29-30, 2022, the International Forum for attracting foreign investments to the oil & gas sector of Turkmenistan was held.
The Forum was organized by the State Concerns "Turkmennebit", "Turkmengaz", "Turkmenhimiya" and State Corporation “Turkmengeology” in partnership with Turkmen Forum and UK-based GaffneyCline.
OGT 2022 International Investment Forum is a prestigious business forum, which is held to attract investments into the energy sector of Turkmenistan, to develop and strengthen international partnerships between Turkmen state organizations and international oil and gas companies. A detailed review of Turkmenistan’s oil and gas market and the latest petrochemical projects and project opportunities have been presented, and the world’s leading oil and gas companies shared their visions and expertise.
During the forum, topics such as the future of energy, the role of Turkmenistan in ensuring regional energy security, opportunities for new era energy investment projects, the role of financial institutions in supporting sustainable energy, innovative technologies and know-how in the production of hydrocarbons and reducing associated gas emissions, experience potential and prospects for international cooperation in the field of refining and transportation of hydrocarbons, etc. were discussed.
The forum has seen presentations and panel sessions planned to exchange experience and update participants on the status of key projects that are currently underway in the oil and gas sector of Turkmenistan with the participation of senior management and representatives of both Turkmen State organizations and leading international oil and gas companies, as well as major international financial institutions.
In addition, Live link up with Dubai Expo 2020 for Session 1: “The role of Turkmenistan in ensuring regional energy security” was set up. The session was held both at the conference venue in Ashgabat and within Turkmenistan’s Dubai Expo 2020 exhibition pavilion.
The Forum was held both in traditional and online formats. Online streaming on Zoom Professional platform was arranged in over 32 countries. The same hybrid format was used to organize meetings (both online and in-person) with the senior management of the energy sector of Turkmenistan.
Chairman of the Board, The State Bank for Foreign Economic Affairs of Turkmenistan
Director of Scientific-research Institute of Natural Gas under the SC «Turkmengas»
Rector of the International University of Oil and Gas named after Yagshygeldi Kakayev
Director of the technology center of the Academy of Sciences, doctor of Chemical Sciences
Chief of Section for Energy Connectivity at the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UN ESCAP).
Professor, Distinguished Research Fellow & Founder of the Natural Gas Research Programme Oxford Institute for Energy Studies.
Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Central Asia, Head of the UN Regional Centre
for Preventive Diplomacy for Central Asia (UNRCCA)
First Deputy Director for Co-ordination and Development of YUG-NEFTEGAZ PRIVATE LIMITED
Ýyldyz hotel – one of the best hotels in Turkmenistan. Located in the foothills of the Kopetdag mountains, its apartments offer the best panorama of the city of Ashgabat. In Turkmen, "Ýyldyz" translates as "Star", which is visible practically from any part of Ashgabat.