The 12th Biennial International Conference & Exposition of Society of Petroleum Geophysicists (SPG) India was inaugurated by Union Minister of Petroleum & Natural Gas and Skill Development & Entrepreneurship at Jaipur. The three days International Conference & Exposition of SPG India will remain open till 19th November 2017.
During his second consecutive visit to SPG conference, Shri Dharmendra Pradhan stressed upon theme of conference “Energy trough Synergy” in his inaugural address and emphasized upon the importance of Oil sector in India’s energy ecosystem and its role in national economy.
Elaborating further, he expressed that the first industrial revolution was a result of development of Coal-seam derived energy. In due course of time, the energy sourcing changed over to hydrocarbon followed by electricity. With India being the third largest consumer of the energy in the world, the Hon’ble minister emphasized upon bringing new and alternate energy sources like Gas hydrates in the energy supply chain.
In the inaugural session, the Union Minister Shri Dharmendra Pradhan presented the coveted B S Negi Convention Gold medal and life time achievement award to Mr. P S N Kutty, Ex-Executive Director, ONGC for his lifetime achievement in the field of geosciences.