The Leading Forum for Public-Private Dialogue on Shale Development. The Whole Shale Industry Chain Meets at ECF2017. ECF2017 is the premier conference dedicated to shale gas development. ECF2017 will deliver insightful and lively programs that focus on strategic upstream, midstream and downstream developments and opportunities.


In 2017, China released new plans for energy, oil and gas of 13th Five Year (2016-2020), which further accelerates the market reforms and changes along with many other new policies and regulations. In order to achieve all the targets for China’s oil and gas plans, the government and players are seeking new solutions, technologies and partners from domestic and overseas entities.

• China’s crude import dependence will excess 65% • China’s gas consumption will be 216.2bcm with a 5.8% annual growth • Chinese companies is very aware of being careful to invest cautiously, optimize costs, and improve efficiency • China’s moratorium on coal-fired power generation from 2020 is a significant development for gas, which is seen by many as the most likely fuel to replace coal • China renews and updates the category for both recommended overseas capital access and oil & gas equipment with free import tariffs • The industry is on a balance point, companies are trying to decide where the new normal is.

Opportunities for Global Players in China

• Redefine strategic position is the most important measure for Chinese oil and gas companies to reduce cost • Due to the low price, energy companies of China is positively seeking new M&A opportunities in gas industry • Cost control and efficiency is considered top priority for Chinese oil & gas players • Cost pressures are driving more industry collaboration in China • Digitalization will be a major focus for China oil and gas R&D as a path to improved profitability and reduced risk • China energy industry operators will seek to achieve greater standardization of tools and processes such as joint industry projects (JIV) and global standardization in deliveries • China will increase its sustainability efforts and is going to further reduce pollution in 2017 • With oil price getting warm, it is expected that upstream capital will meet its turning point in 2017, following by substantially increasing oilfield service profits • Both state owned enterprises and private entities in China will keep looking high quality overseas assets to optimize its capital, project and resources diversification

China will remain steady pace in its economy growth and energy market reform in 2017. At the same time, China’s oil and gas market will become more open and attractive for global players at E&P, project, new technology, investment and JV.


About ECF2017

What To Expect

• Exceptional networking opportunities • Business match-making • Spotlight debates on topical issues • Presentations of latest innovations and breakthrough technologies • Learn where the industry is heading • Insights into best practices • Easy access to international, regional and Chinese oil and gas business opportunities • Unique technical presentations and seminars • Information on China’s latest projects and market opportunities

Event Scale

Why ECF?

High Recognition & Global Influence

Most influential and recognizable shale gas summit, organized by the leading energy forum

Whole Industrial Chain

Topics covering from upstream to downstream, forming a platform for all regulators, players and researchers


Top speakers from government and enterprises with unique and leading views, first-hand information and most recent projects


Focuses core value with diversified guests


Leadership in oil &gas tech innovation

Policy, Trend & Opportunities

Heat discussion and in-depth interpretation for government policy, market trend and project opportunity in both China and global market

Member Exclusive

Special Socialization for ECF Members

ECF2017 Agenda

Asia-Pacific Energy Summit
China’s latest energy policy and reform; Energy structure changes and future plans for both conventional and unconventional oil & gas of China; Advanced experience and collaboration pattern from global unconventional players; Strategy and business plan adjustments based on oil price, policy and market for different kind of entities… The Oct 11th Summit will gather government and institute representatives and experts from China and Asia-Pacific countries to discuss their interpretation and prospect on the biggest and most important topics regarding the market.
Expert Roundtable – Brainstorming and Q&A for Industry Hot Topics
Exploration & Production
China holds world’s 3rd largest shale gas reserves and the fastest growing gas market. The government and companies continues to explore innovative solutions to increase proven reserves, technical recoverable reserves and to conduct economical, large-scale and commercial production. It seems that effective exploration method, mass production, high efficient technology and innovative service has become the major R&D and market value for both conventional and unconventional oil and gas development.
Storage, Transportation & Downstream Market
An excelent infrastructure and pipeline system is a key part for the oil and gas industry, especially for the high-cost unconventional oil and gas commercialization, It is also the driving force for the expansion of oil and gas demand, downstream application and trading. A complete downstream application prospects (fuel, power generation, chemical, distributed, etc.) is an important guarantee to stimulate gas market demand and to improve the value chain.
Invest, Finance and Law
Offshore & Deepwater Engineering
Hot Industrial Topics

Chemicals in E&P, Transportation and Storage

Sustainable Production & Environment




Chairman, President, CEO / COO


General Manager, Head of Department, Director


Analysts / Consultant, Business Advisor / Finance/ R&D Director


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Project Manager, Operations Director


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