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The 2017 event hosted nearly 500 attendees from 24 countries, and anticipate growth for 2018.  Attending the 22nd PNEC Conference & Exhibition, on petroleum data integration, information and management could be pivotal to your company's further success in the petroleum industry.  If you need senior management's approval for travel and training expenditures, it's worth it to develop a proposal so you can attend the #PNEC2018 in Houston, Texas.

Here are 3 easy steps to gain approval to attend.

1. Do Your Research

  • Identify Conference Sessions that satisfy your professional goals.
  • Use our Interactive Floor Plan to locate exhibitors that address specific needs within your organization.
  • Prepare a list of benefits that you can achieve by attending PNEC 2018.

2. Show How Everyone Benefits 

  • Share your event goals with your department and demonstrate how your participation will help your team achieve their goals.
  • Offer to give a presentation upon returning from the conference and exhibition to share any new ideas or products that you learned about during the event.

3. Gain Buy-In

  • Put your ideas in writing and submit a formal proposal to your department head.
  • Include your intended schedule of educational sessions, solution-providers and why the knowledge gained will be valuable to your operation.
  • Strengthen your proposal by listing department goals and the corresponding conference sessions.
  • Also, list all areas where your department faces challenges and how your attendance will help you overcome these challenges.
  • Don't forget to include the cost of airfare, meals and lodging in order to make it an all-inclusive proposal.

Remember that your PNEC 2018 registration is an investment in the industry and will open the door for a wide range of business possibilities

Here are some benefits of attending

  • Build alliances among global petroleum professionals and resource stakeholders
  • Share real-world issues, best practices, developments, and cross discipline advances toward effective solutions that address industry demands
  • Gain a better understanding of current and future challenges affecting E&P data and information management
  •  See the most comprehensive collection of petroleum product and service providers on the exhibit floor
  •  Promote technology development to sustain the oil and gas industry

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About the 22nd PNEC Conference & Exhibition

PNEC looks at best practices and real world cases and solutions involving petroleum data and information management across the E&P enterprise. Delegates benefit from this unique global view of the state of data applications plus future technology directions. For its 22nd year, PNEC will continue to deliver a power-packed two-and-a-half days of programming featuring technical presentations and e-Proceedings on topics important to all involved in E&P data and information management.  Speakers will share real-world issues, best practices, developments, and cross discipline advances that address ever expanding and complex data demands in today’s oil and gas industry. 

There is BIG value in staying competitive and there's no better way to do that than to ATTEND THE EVENT that brings together E&P data stewards from across the globe to network and address changes in key technologies, practical solutions, and how to implement quality data-driven decisions that meet enterprise-wide technical and financial interests when millions of invested dollars are at risk.   Attendees will also benefit from networking opportunities with nearly 400 peers and exhibitors from leading technology companies.  The exhibition itself provides a unique experience for attendees and exhibitors to share, learn and connect in a forum dedicated to addressing challenges in today’s complex data systems integration and management.


Learn and discuss real-life issues, best practices, developments, and cross-discipline advances.

This conference brings together E&P data stewards from across the globe to address changes in key technologies, practical solutions, and how to implement quality data-driven decisions that meet enterprise-wide technical and financial interests.

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PNEC is the perfect platform for information exchange, networking opportunities and new business development.  Don't miss this exciting opportunity to showcase your product or service.

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A variety of experiences are available. From full conference to just visiting the exhibition, we have options to fit every need and schedule.

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PNEC 2017 Post Show Report

2017 Post Show Report

The post show report contains everything you need to know about the 2017 event: demographics, sponsors, award winners, etc.
If you want to see some pictures of the event, then click here.