The 16th International Energy Forum (IEF) Ministerial will be held in April in New Delhi. The conference, considered to be the largest gathering of energy ministers, is being held for three days beginning 10 April and is expected to witness participation from 92 countries including 50 energy ministers, 70 Chief Executive Officers (CEO) of global oil and gas companies and apex bodies like Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), International Energy Agency (IEA) and International Gas Union (IGU).
The 16th Ministerial, which is being held in India after a gap of 22 years, is planned on the theme "Future of global energy security transition, technology and investment opportunity".
India will use this opportunity to showcase India’s oil and gas reforms and investment scope. The country is offering a total of 55 blocks for bidding under the second stage of Open Acreage Licensing Policy (OALP).
China and South Korea are co-hosts of the event, apart from India as host.