The President said, in particular, in his message:
“You are set to discuss a wide range of issues related to the global oil industry’s current situation and development prospects. The sector’s effective work is crucially important for different countries’ sustainable economic development and the resolution of large-scale social tasks. Equally important is that the oil production and processing industries create hundreds of thousands of jobs, as well as demand for scientific research and innovative ideas.
I am certain that the oil industry’s future depends on strengthening its resource base: developing new fields, moving into offshore production, and carrying out big projects in the Arctic. This is all capital-intensive work that requires modern methods and approaches. To resolve these tasks successfully, we need to improve international laws, expand the mutually beneficial exchange of assets and modern technology, introduce energy-saving systems and reduce environmental risks.
I am sure that the proposals and recommendations that come out of this Congress will contribute to bolstering energy security, developing equal and mutually advantageous cooperation between the various actors in the global petroleum market, and promoting constructive dialogue between hydrocarbon producers and consumers.”