Adipec Preview

The Adipec conference is a platform to exchange technical progress

The Adipec conference is a platform to exchange technical progress

Region’s largest conference ready

International oil and gas leaders will speak at Adipec’s world-renowned conference under the theme “Sustainable Energy Growth: People, Responsibility, and innovation”

WITH over 50 technical sessions, five key panel sessions and two executive sessions, the 2012 edition of Adipec conference is an opportunity to learn from more than 300 speakers and network with over 4,000 delegates.

A record number of paper submissions –1,500 – have been received from 58 countries, this year, generating even more interest from the international market than ever before.

The 2012 edition of Adipec conference, organised in conjunction with Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE), will examine a range of best practices as well as cutting-edge technology solutions aimed at meeting present and future challenges in the oil and gas industry, according to the event’s latest conference preview. The conference will cover five main disciplines across seven streams delivering the latest innovations and developments on: geosciences; field development; drilling and completions; projects; and maintenance/integrity/HSE/operations.

The first day of the conference will consist of two executive plenary sessions, with senior oil company executives discussing the vital elements of sustainable industry growth and sharing insights on new strategies.

Moderated by conference chairman Ali Al Jarwan, CEO, Adma-Opco, the first executive plenary session, “Growth and Sustainability,” features Andrew P Swiger, senior vice president, ExxonMobil Corporation; Antonio Costa Silva, chairman of the management commission, Partex Oil and Gas; Christophe de Margerie, CEO, Total; Robert Dudley, group chief executive, BP; and Sami F Al Rushaid, chairman and managing director of Kuwait Oil Company.

The second executive plenary session: “Technology Deployment”, will be moderated by programme co-chairs – Qasem Al Kayoumi, manager, Offshore Division, Adnoc, and Ray Mitro, vice president, Zadco.

The session will invite contributions from Ashok Belani, executive vice president technology, Schlumberger; Bernard J Duroc-Danner, president, CEO and chairman, Weatherford; Hirobumi Kawano, president, Jogmec; Matthias Bischel, executive director projects and technology, Shell; and Mohammad Husain, president and CEO, Equate.

Following the executive plenary sessions, five panel sessions will take place, debating key topics such as ‘Meeting the world’s needs for energy’, ‘Human capital preparations key to future industry success’, ‘Unconventional oil and gas development’, ‘Can gas resources alone respond to growth aspirations?,’ and ‘Sustainability, environmental improvements and CSR’.

John Barry, vice president technical (Middle East and North Africa) and country chair for Shell Abu Dhabi, says: “The combination of the SPE’s rigorous approach to pulling together a top quality technical programme, together with a great exhibition pulling together top IOCs, NOCs and suppliers, make Adipec a truly impactful event in this region. Shell has been a keen supporter from the inception, and looks forward to another record breaking Adipec.”

Taking place alongside the conference are a number of activities organised by the SPE, including an educational workshop, a science teachers workshop, and an education day, which is an initiative to introduce students to the discipline of petroleum engineering and the industry in general, plus the first Middle East conference for the Petroleum and Chemical Industry Committee (PCIC), organised by the PCIC.

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