OMC 2021 | MED Energy Conference & Exhibition | Rethinking energy together: alliances for a sustainable energy future
OMC is the largest and most comprehensive exhibition and conference dedicated to the entire energy industry production & supply chain in the Mediterranean region. After almost 30 years serving the upstream Industry, OMC in its 2021 edition will provide all the energy industry with an hybrid platform where conventional Oil & Gas and the sustainable energy sectors meet to set the driving routes to face the growing global energy demand and sustainability needs.
Today the energy transition challenge, connected with the recent pandemic turbulence and the impact of oil price volatility, are urging us to expand the event horizon.
Societies are globally aligning on the need to act faster to fight climate change and many industrialized nations have committed to reduce or eliminate emissions in the short term. In recent years the oil&gas industry has made a significant step forward to a low carbon energy mix, massively investing in technologies to adapt to the energy transition, as well as adopting strategies and new business models that aim at combining economic with environmental and social sustainability.
The event will last 3 days, from Tuesday to Thursday, each day will host a high-level plenary session followed by 4 parallel technical sessions that focus on key themes: circular economy, carbon neutrality, operational excellence, technologies. In addition, there will be an “Innovation” session which is targeting young people, mainly university students, with the aim of facilitating their integration into the work force.
The themes of the conference are various and they all go in the same direction of integrating the themes of the upstream with those of the energy transition in all its forms:
Asset conversion – Biofuels – Biomass valorization – Breakthrough technologies – Carbon price and legislation – Case studies – Carbon Capture Utilization and Storage – Circular economy – Climate change and adaptation – Cost effective solution – Decommissioning – Digitalization – Drilling – Energy efficiency – Energy storage – Engineering – Gas valorization – Geothermal – Geology & Geophysics – Greenhouse gases reduction – Health Safety and Environment – Hybrid solution – Hydrogen – Industrial symbiosis – Land use – Maintenance – Methodologies – Modularization – Natural carbon sink – New business model – Nuclear fusion – Permitting – Production optimization – Recycling – Remediation – Renewables – Reservoir – Sustainability – Waste to product – Water management
The exhibition, which has accompanied the conference since the first edition, has also quickly increased to become an international fair thanks to the presence of a constantly growing number of foreign exhibitors and visitors.
OMC 2021 Chair Eng. Monica Spada, Head of Oil and Products Portfolio Optimization & Supply at Eni Energy Evolution, Green Traditional Refinery & Marketing announced that OMC 2021 will be taking a key role in the Mediterranean region and beyond, in connecting and assessing the role that clean energies, natural gas and renewables can play in collaboration with the oil and gas industry of the future: “We are aware it is an ambitious project: providing a wider perspective and facilitating dialogue on the complexity of energy issues are the major goals we will pursue with new enthusiasm for the next OMC 2021”.