It is our pleasure to welcome you to the 42 nd IPA Convention and Exhibition 2018.

Our theme for this year is “Driving Indonesia Oil and Gas Global Competitiveness” and you will
find this theme reflected throughout the three days program.

The Convex this year includes three plenary sessions and one special session and brings together
distinguished government officials, professionals, leaders of the industry, principal stakeholders
and credible experts in the 3-day forum and exhibition. Considering the current global condition
in the upstream oil and gas sector, Indonesia needs to maintain its competitiveness of
Indonesia’s upstream oil and gas sector at a global level needs to be driven by all stakeholders in
the industry. Our sessions will discuss how to map the global oil and gas competitiveness, then
examine how countries maintain and improve their global oil and gas competitiveness through
sharing sessions and research studies. Meanwhile, the special session will examine the gas
business within Indonesia.

One of the most important resources that Indonesia has is its people and the quality of their
technical work has contributed to advancing the competitiveness of the country. This year, 119
papers will be presented in the Technical Program and 71 posters will be displayed to provide
technical information and stimulate discussions that will be a key factor in driving Indonesian
competitiveness. This achievement will not be possible without the dedication of oil and gas
professionals in developing Indonesia human capital.

Our well known industry exhibition proudly features 116 exhibitions showing the latest
technological advancements and services provided by the industry and each year is anticipated
as the most vibrant networking event in the oil and gas industry region.

Starting this year, we announce two new sessions, firstly a CEO Forum featuring strategically
views on the new paradigm of working in the oil and gas industry in addition, Technology
Sessions are also featured to reflect the efforts made by the industry to improve the
competitiveness of the oil and gas industry at the global by applying various fit-for-purpose
innovations and technology in the exploration and production activities.

On behalf of the Board of IPA and the Convex Committee, I would like to acknowledge and
appreciate the sponsors, speakers, paper authors, judges, completion participations, delegates
and exhibitors for their attendance and participation in the Forty-Second IPA Convention and
Exhibition. We hope that the programs are beneficial to you.

I would also like to express my appreciation to all IPA Convex Committee for their dedication
and hard-work to make this Convex a successful and productive event for Indonesia’s Upstream
Oil and Gas Industry.

Terima kasih.

Novie D. Hernawati