The XII IATMI National Symposium and Congress was held recently in Jakarta under the theme, “Harmonization of Energy Policy in Efforts to Increase Production of Oil & Gas Reserves of Conventional & Unconventional Energy for Sustainability.” The event, which included technical talks and an exhibition, was attended by more than 500 people. The welcoming speech was presented by IATMI 2010-2012 President Salis S. Aprillian, president and director of Pertamina Hulu Energi, and 2012 SPE President Ganesh Thakur.
Guest of honor at the opening ceremony was H.E. Ir. M. Hatta Radjasa, coordinating Minister for Economic Affairs of the Republic of Indonesia, who gave the opening remarks and officiated the opening ceremony. Keynote speaker was H.E. Jero Wacik, Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources of the Republic of Indonesia.
Other VIPs who attended the event were Karen Agustiawan, CEO of PT Pertamina (Persero); Muhammad Husen, SPE Advisory Committee Chairman, APOGCE13, and upstream director of PT Pertamina (Persero); Fauzi Imron, SPE Advisory Committee Member, APOGCE13 and director of PT Medco Energi, Indonesia.
One of the highlights during the event was the signing of a memorandum of understanding between SPE and IATMI on a certification program for the next 5 years as well as a memorandum of understanding regarding a joint workshop between SPE and IATMI beginning in 2013.