Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Students To Benefit From IPTC, Hosted By Malaysia For The First Time

One hundred students representing 54 institutions from 29 countries has been selected to participate in Education Week programme, a special component of the International Petroleum Technology Conference (2008 IPTC), which will be held for the first time in Malaysia from 3rd to 5th December 2008.

The 100 students were selected from a group of 249 nominated undergraduates in science, geo-science and engineering from 32 countries.

Malaysia is represented by 14 students from five universities.

More than 4,000 oil and gas professionals from around the globe are expected to attend 2008 IPTC, at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre. This will be the first IPTC held in the Asia Pacific region.

The opening ceremony will feature the Prime Minister of Malaysia, Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi, as well as the 2008 IPTC Executive Committee Co-Chairmen Tan Sri Mohd Hassan Marican, President and Chief Executive of PETRONAS and Mark W. Albers, Senior Vice President of Exxon Mobil Corporation. - BERNAMA

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