Oman to host 16th International Gas Union Research Conference in 2020

September 08, 2019

Muscat will host the prestigious International Gas Union’s (IGU) 16th International Gas Union Research Conference (IGRC 2020) from February 24-26, 2020 at the Oman Convention & Exhibition Centre (OCEC) in collaboration with Oman LNG.

This is the first time the conference will be hosted in the Middle East, under the patronage of the Ministry of Oil and Gas, according to a press release.

The event will welcome a host of international and local guests to join the three-day conference and exhibition focused on gas innovations for a sustainable future.

IGRC is a triennial event organized by IGU, expected to attract over 1,000 participants representing more than 40 countries. IGRC 2020 will highlight the research, development and innovation aspects of the ever-growing gas and energy industry.

During IGRC 2020 press conference which was held on Thursday, Professor (JM) Joe Kang, IGU’s president said, “Research, development and innovation are fundamental to the future of the natural gas industry and it is particularly exciting to bring IGRC to this region for the first time. I extend IGU’s thanks to the Sultanate of Oman’s Ministry of Oil and Gas under H E Dr Mohammed bin Hamad al Rumhi, who are patrons of IGRC 2020, and our member Oman LNG and its CEO Harib al Kitani, who is our host. With Muscat’s easy accessibility, and with so much natural gas and LNG activity and opportunity in the region, we look forward to the support and participation of regional and global stakeholders.” 

Khalid al Massan, CEO of Oman LNG Development Foundation and chair of IGRC 2020 national organising committee, said, “We are delighted to host such a prestigious event in Oman. This conference will accommodate a great atmosphere to share invaluable insights on the role of natural gas today, and in the future.”