The Oilholic is by no means a photojournalist, but akin to the last congress in Moscow, and in keeping with a tradition dating back to WPC 20 in Doha, there is no harm in pretending to be one, this time armed with a BlackBerry DTEK here in Istanbul!
The 22nd World Petroleum Congress also marked this blogger's return to Turkey and the vibrant city of Istanbul after a gap of three years.
The massive Istanbul Congress Center (left) happens to be the Turkish venue for the Congress from July 9-13, 2017. Hope you enjoy the virtual views of the venue as well as Istanbul, as the Oilholic is enjoying them here on the ground. (Click on images to enlarge).
© Gaurav Sharma 2017. Photos from the 22nd World Petroleum Congress, Istanbul, Turkey © Gaurav Sharma, July 2017, as captioned.
|US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson at WPC|
|Decorations in the ICC front garden|
|Crooners entertain diners on opening night|
|IEA's Fatih Birol (centre) speaks at WPC|
|BP stand at WPC Exhibition|
|Oil supply chain model at WPC Exhibition|
|The Bosphorus, Istanbul|
|Oil tanker in the Bosphorus|
|Traditional dancers at WPC's Turkish night|