IGU Research Conference (IGRC)

This page contains a description of the latest IGRC, held in Paris 8-10 October 2008. The next IGRC will take place in October 2011, in Seoul, Republic of Korea. Link to the 2011 website is to be found in the text below.

There has been a general trend over the last 10 years for gas companies, particularly those in liberalised markets, to reduce R&D expenditure. Given the strategic challenges facing the gas industry, it is time to reconsider the level of R&D expenditure and its business focus and there by changing the slope of the decreasing trend of R&D support.

The IGRC Conference in Paris focused on developments of the most important subjects for the Gas Industry.

Oral and poster sessions on each of the links in the gas chain, were organised; Exploration and Production (including LNG), Storage, Transmission, Distribution and Utilisation.

The proceedings are now available on : www.igrc2008.com

The IGRC provides an excellent opportunity for interactions among very different delegates from the institutions that have gas research in common or benefit from the results. Technological success is not for granted, it needs to be nurtured through research and development focused on basic science as well as technology breakthroughs. However a clear link to market needs is at the end of the day decisive for the interest of companies.


See you in Seoul, Republic of Korea, in 2011!



Mr. Ernesto L. Anadón,
President of IGU 2006 - 2009
Chairman of the IGRC Policy Committee 

Mr. Marc Florette,
Chairman of the IGRC Technical Programme Committee                                         



Mr. Kap-Young Ryu
Secretary General of Korea Gas Union
The Korea Gas Union

IGRC 2011 Seoul, Chairman of the National
Organising Committee
Tel.: +82 2 563 8107
Fax: +33 (0)1 42 27 49 43
E-mail: ryuk@kgu.or.kr






Mr. Robert Doets,
Sponsor Committee

E-mail: foundation.igrc@upcmail.nl




Mr. Robert Badoux, Secretary Technical Programme Committee

E-mail: foundation.igrc@upcmail.nl