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:
In sum, these industries will have to make hydrocarbons available and “clean” for consumption. With
this in mind, IFP has identified five major challenges:
- Ensure the security of energy supplies at an affordable cost for the greatest number
- Reduce the environmental impact of oil & gas development, production and consumption
This talk will focus on the first two issues.
- Renew and increase world oil & gas reserves
- 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
- Diversify energy sources, especially for production of motor fuel and hydrogen on long term
- Reduce vehicle emissions and consumption
- Reduce CO2 emissions, a key societal issue. Capture and storage technologies may contribute to
solve this challenge
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