Iran has participated in the 2011 World Petroleum Congress (WPC) which hosts more than 4,000 delegates from around the world in Doha, Qatar.
An Iranian delegation headed by the country's Oil Minister Rostam Qasemi is attending the event, known as the world's largest and most well-known oil and gas industry gathering.
Known as the Olympics of the Oil and Gas Industry, the congress is held by Qatar Petroleum at the Qatar National Convention Centre (QNCC) and will run until December 8, 2011, IRNA reported on Sunday.
This is the first time, in the 78-year history of the event, that a Middle Eastern country plays host to the prominent oil and gas industry convention.
More than 4,000 delegates, 600 media and 550 presenters from different countries will discuss all aspects of the oil industry, including upstream and downstream technological advances, the role of natural gas, renewable energy, the management of the industry and its social, economic and environmental effect.
Iran will showcase its latest achievements and capabilities in different oil-related areas in the World Petroleum Exhibition held alongside the congress. The Iranian Oil Minister is scheduled to deliver a speech on December 5.
Director of National Iranian Oil Company (NIOC) Research & Technology Committee Mohammad-Ali Emadi had said earlier that the subset companies of the Oil Ministry will present their capabilities and discuss export investments, technology transfer, discoveries and production during the meeting.
Iran holds the world's third largest oil reserves and is the second major oil exporter among members of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC).