ORAN, ALGERIA More than 500 exhibitors from 38 countries are participating in an international professional exhibition being held as part of the 7th North Africa Petroleum Conference (NAPEC 2017), which opened Tuesday at the Oran Conventions Centre.
The opening ceremony was attended by Oran Wali (governor) Abdelghani Zaalane, the representative of the Prime Minister's Office, Amokrane Mohamed Badreddine, the Vice-President of the national hydrocarbon company, Sonatrach, Fettouhi Ahmed, the chairman of the National Agency for Hydrocarbon Resources Development (ALNAFT), Sid Ali Betata, and representatives of companies operating in the sector.
The four-day trade event has brought together exhibitors and representatives of the world's leading oil and gas companies, including Sonatrach, Statoil of Norway, Russia's Gazprom, Spain's Repsol, Anadarko, Baker Hughes and Eage, said the organizer of NAPEC 2017, Djaafar Yacini.
"NAPEC has become a genuine platform for exchange," he said here Tuesday. "Algeria seeks to build an economic upswing through such events."
The exhibition is an opportunity for direct contacts between operators, he said.
The organizers expect that NAPEC 2017, the largest hydrocarbon trade event in Africa, would draw about 25,000 visitors, including leading oil and gas firms, as well as companies operating in fields relating to civil engineering, equipment manufacturing, maintenance, refining and drilling, in addition to project developers, consultants, service providers, engineers and technicians.
Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK