AIPN 2020 International Petroleum Summit

Given the latest global developments and after thorough consideration, the difficult decision was made to postpone the AIPN 2020 International Petroleum Summit from the planned May 19-21 to September 1-3 at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel.

There remain a lot of unknowns surrounding COVID-19, but given the information currently available we believe this is the best decision we can make as the safety of our members, attendees, speakers, sponsors and staff is of utmost importance.

All conference events, including the pre-conference workshops, the Speed Networking Event, the Welcome Reception, the Awards Dinner and the Golf Tournament (now taking place September 4) will be rescheduled to the September dates. If you are already registered, your registration will carry over to the September IPS.

To provide increased flexibility for IPS registrants, we have waived administrative fees for those wishing to cancel prior to the registration cancellation deadline. 

At the current time, there has been no change to AIPN’s other courses and workshops. Be assured that we are continuing to assess this developing situation and will make other adjustments as necessary.

We apologize for any inconvenience that this postponement might cause, but trust that you will understand the underlying reasons and hope that you will join us in September in Bangkok. We remain committed to offering this global forum for international oil and gas professionals and look forward to welcoming you in Bangkok this September.

If you have any questions, please contact John Bridges at

The conference program will feature interactive and in-depth presentations on industry hot topics given by oil and gas experts, sessions promoting career growth, and presentations from high-profile speakers. Attendees can also take advantage of pre-conference workshops aimed at providing essential insight into a variety of topics relevant to international oil and gas professionals.

  • 2020 IPS Topics
    • What Governments Want from Reasonable and Prudent Operators
    • Bridging the Energy Transition with LNG
    • Above the Ground Risk in the New Energy World
    • Confluence of Technology and Innovation in the Energy Sector
    • Cross-Border Energy Development and Disputes
    • Decommissioning: Challenges for Governments and Producers
    • Green Power Surge: Rise of Renewables in Asia
    • Expanding Roles of NOCs in International Exploration and Development

Take part in the highly-rated Speed Networking event where you can make up to 10 business connections in a short amount of time, and then build on those connections throughout the conference. But, the networking opportunities do not stop there - the 2020 IPS will offer a variety of networking opportunities - including a welcome reception and an awards dinner. The IPS Awards Dinner recognizes outstanding AIPN members as well as celebrates certain impactful industry achievements, underpinned by international petroleum negotiations and transactions that promote and embody the principles of AIPN in the oil and gas industry. 

Conference Co-chairs

Michael Arruda, Partner, Baker Botts LLP
Joe Tomkiewicz, Partner, Tilleke & Gibbins
Kevin O’Neal, Managing Counsel, Chevron Asia South Ltd.

Continuing Education Credits

AIPN is an accredited sponsor approved by the State Bar of Texas Committee on MCLE. The number of MCLE credit hours awarded for the International Petroleum Summit are still being determined.