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Proceedings of the Second International Energy 2030 Conference,
November 4-5, 2008, Abu Dhabi, U.A.E.

Future Research Directions in the Oil and Gas Industries

Dr. François Kalaydjian

Institut Français du Pétrole (IFP), France

To cope with a rapidly growing energy demand as forecasted for the next 25 years and answer to understandable societal aspirations to a sustainable development, the oil & gas and motor industries must prioritize the following goals:

  1. Ensure the security of energy supplies at an affordable cost for the greatest number
  2. Reduce the environmental impact of oil & gas development, production and consumption
In sum, these industries will have to make hydrocarbons available and “clean” for consumption. With this in mind, IFP has identified five major challenges:

  1. Renew and increase world oil & gas reserves
  2. Develop clean, high-efficiency refining processes to produce motor fuels and petrochemical bases. Make the most of each barrel of oil which will be produced, thus optimizing the use of hydrocarbon resources
  3. Diversify energy sources, especially for production of motor fuel and hydrogen on long term
  4. Reduce vehicle emissions and consumption
  5. Reduce CO2 emissions, a key societal issue. Capture and storage technologies may contribute to solve this challenge
This talk will focus on the first two issues.


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