India Pavilion at ADIPEC 2023


India Pavilion at ADIPEC 2023

The Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition & Conference (ADIPEC) 2023 was held from 2nd October to 5th October 2023 at Abu Dhabi, UAE under the patronage of the UAE President His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan. Organised by Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC), the conference brought together the international energy industry to discuss and collaborate on energy-related technology, innovation, and digitalization under the theme of ‘Decarbonizing. Faster. Together.’

This year, ADIPEC included four specialised areas that facilitated cross-sector collaboration and game-changing partnerships – Decarbonisation Accelerator, Maritime and Logistics Zone, Digitalisation in Energy Zone, and Manufacturing, Industrialisation Exhibition and Conference.

India was among the 30 countries with dedicated country pavilion at ADIPEC which hosts 160,000 participants from 164 countries. Federation of Indian Petroleum Industry (FIPI) under the aegis of Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas (MoP&NG) co-ordinated to set-up the India Pavilion on behalf of the Indian Oil & Gas industry in ADIPEC 2023. India’s major oil & gas companies viz. ONGC, IOCL, BPCL, HPCL, OIL, GAIL, EIL, PLL and Nayara Energy participated and displayed their technologies & facilities to the global organizations during the event. Theme for this year’s India Pavilion was “Innovation & Collaboration - Driving India’s Energy Transformation” wherein capabilities of Indian Oil & Gas companies were displayed to the world.

On 2nd October 2023, Secretary Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas, Shri Pankaj Jain and Chairman ONGC & Chairman FIPI, Shri A.K. Singh along with several other dignitaries from Indian Oil & Gas industry attended the Opening Ceremony on the topic “Fast tracking the Energy Transition: innovative new policies and a more inclusive approach”.

Later in the day, Chairman ONGC & Chairman FIPI along with MDs/CMDs from member companies welcomed Shri Hardeep Singh Puri, Hon’ble Minister of Petroleum & Natural Gas and Housing & Urban Affairs at India Pavilion. Shri Hardeep Singh Puri inaugurated the India Pavilion at ADIPEC 2023 in the presence of Senior officials from Indian oil & gas companies, Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas, and Indian Embassy. 

On the side-lines of ADIPEC 2023, Hon’ble Minister Shri Hardeep Singh Puri held bilateral Ministerial meetings with H.E. Mr. Suhail Mohamed Al Mazrouei, UAE Minister of Energy & Infrastructure and H.E. Dr. Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber, Group CEO & Managing Director, ADNOC & Minister of Industry & Advanced Technology, UAE. He discussed about the growing energy partnership between India and the UAE and avenues for future collaborations. He also wished the UAE a successful COP 28 that kicks off on November 30, 2023.

The Hon’ble Minister of Petroleum & Natural Gas & Housing and Urban Affairs Shri Hardeep Singh Puri had various meetings with heads of international energy organizations and CEOs of global oil & gas companies viz; Mr. Joseph McMonigle, Secretary General, International Energy Forum (IEF); H.E. Mr. Haitham Al Ghais, Secretary General, OPEC; Mr. Lorenzo Simonelli, CEO, Baker Hughes; Mr. Murray Auchincloss, Interim CEO, BP; Mr. Patrick Pouyanne, CEO, Total Energies; Mr. Anders Opedal, President & CEO, Equinor; Mr. Olivier Le Peuch, CEO, SLB. The Hon’ble Minister also discussed emerging trends and developments in the field of energy and explored opportunities of partnership between the energy company and Indian oil and gas industry.


A meeting was also held with Senior Officials of FIPI, Indian Oil & Gas Industry and DMG Events to review the preparations made for the India Energy Week 2024 being organized from 6th -9th February 2024 at Goa, India. 


On 3rd October 2023, Hon’ble Minister participated in the session on the topic - “Energy Talks – India’s energy industry: from diversification to economic growth” with Moderator (Anchor and Correspondent CNBC) Dan Murphy. He discussed that the economic growth-energy correlation is evident in India from the fact that it is now the world’s 3rd largest energy consumer. The Minister expressed concern over the impact of the high price of $100 a barrel of oil on other developing nations, even as he remained robust about India’s response to the same.


During ADIPEC, the Hon’ble Minister of Petroleum & Natural Gas & Housing and Urban Affairs Shri Hardeep Singh Puri conducted a series of interviews with international media including Bloomberg, CNN, Al Arabiya, BBC and shared views on global access to energy.

On 3rd October 2023 itself, a reception was held at India Pavilion wherein Mr. Praveen Mal Khanooja, Additional Secretary, Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas (MoP&NG) briefed audiences about the second edition of India Energy Week (IEW) and invited them to participate in the event.  

Also, a meeting was held between API, FIPI and IOCL wherein API team expressed their interest to continue MoU with FIPI in identifying activities of mutual interest. API team also contemplated to establish an office in India for close liaison with standard setting organizations such as BIS, PESO and OISD with the help of FIPI. 

India’s participation at ADIPEC 2023 is a testament to its commitment towards being part of a solution driven agenda to accelerate clean energy transition and decarbonisation. India showed its potential as a key player, showcasing innovation and fostering collaboration in the global energy landscape. India’s dedicated energy pavilion was highly appreciated by everyone as its showcased various business opportunities to people from all facets of the oil and gas industry. With India emerging as one of the largest economies in the world, heavy footfall was witnessed in India Pavilion from global major oil and gas companies, researchers and innovators.