PETFORM 2016 General Assembly
PETFORM (Petroleum Platform Association), one of the largest non-governmental organizations of natural gas suppliers, held its 17th Ordinary General Meeting on Wednesday, January 25, 2017 in Ankara. At the General Assembly, where EgeGaz representative Mr. Aziz Camcı was elected to the presidency and with the participation of PETFORM member 59 energy companies, activities and budget for the year 2016, in which intense work was carried out, were also presented.
In his opening speech Mr. Eren has been evaluating important issues related to Exploration and Production sector and Natural Gas Market in 2016. Mr. Eren said due to the macroeconomic and macropolitic developments of 2016, it was a though year for both our country and our industry. Despite this, Eren emphasized that the activities of PETFORM increased and the field of activity expanded.
Mr. Eren said TRGas-Hub Project, elected as the best project in the year of 2013, was successfully completed in February thanks to intensive studies carried out by PETFORM with project partners such as the Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources, the European Energy Merchants Federation (EFET) and ICIS. Mr. Eren also added that the joint work carried out with stakeholders such as the European Union, the Union for the Mediterranean, the European Energy Traders Federation, the Canadian Search-Production Forum also made PETFORM well known abroad. Underlining that PETFORM is the primary point of contact for the Turkish energy sector, Mr. Eren expressed his belief that PETFORM is leading the way in the important activities and developments both in exploration and production and in the natural gas sector.
Emphasizing that the working method of the association is fully institutionalized, Eren expressed his wish for success in the newly elected Board of Directors by stating that intense activities in 2016 will continue in 2017 as well.
As a result of the democratic elections held in the General Assembly, where the association-affiliated companies showed great interest, a team was set to undertake the management of the association during the year 2017. While Aziz Camci was elected as the Chairman of the Board of Directors from EgeGaz, Aytaç Eren assumed the position of Vice President of Güney Yıldızı Petrol. It is decided that Ali Yıldızel will assume the presidency of the Exploration and Production Group, which is formed with the participation of association member companies operating in the field of petroleum and natural gas exploration and production, while the chairman of the Gas Group Mr. Rıdvan Uçar also assumed his position in Gas Group, formed with the participation of association member companies operating in the natural gas market.