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ADIPEC 2015 - What to expect?

Posted by: Peter Bottomley
03/11/15

ADIPEC 2015 – What to expect?



The Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition & Conference (ADIPEC) is a four-day event taking place between 9th & 12th November 2015 in Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates. It is the largest Oil & Gas Exhibition and Conference in the world, with over 85,000 attendees expected from over 120 countries.

Why is this event so important for the industry? One simple answer…. Global networking.

The event will host International Oil Companies from the UAE, USA, UK, Netherlands, France, Italy, Spain, Norway, Portugal, Germany, Japan and Korea. There will also be a National Oil Company presence from the UAE, Kuwait, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Oman, China, Japan and Korea.

With 2,000 exhibiting companies, 700 conference speakers, 112 conference sessions and 8,000 delegates, ADIPEC always provides a conference programme packed with technical sessions, guest speakers and networking opportunities for the entire industry, no matter your remit or discipline.

For example, there will be technical sessions on E&P Geoscience Advances, Drilling and Completion Technology & Innovation, Field Development, Gas Technology, Operational Excellence, Unconventional Resources, Projects Engineering, and HSE. 

There will also be discussions on "People & Talent", as well a conference on "Women in Industry". In addition, there will be two CEO plenary sessions on "Innovation and Sustainability in a New Energy World", which will focus on strategies and initiatives from IOC’s.

2015 has been an extremely challenging year for the industry, and it is more important than ever that we encourage networking opportunities on a global scale, sharing new technologies, creativity and forward-thinking. It is a time in which the industry should not stagnate or slow down, but develop, explore and learn to overcome periods of perceived negativity or decline. ADIPEC is a fantastic opportunity for the above to happen.

Of course, ADIPEC is a conference based in the UAE, with a specific emphasis on challenging projects in the region, such as the highly sour gas Shah field development in Abu Dhabi. However, the IOC presence will represent a global technical perspective and review of E&P portfolio’s focused out with of the UAE. For example, Mubadala Petroleum’s vast South East Asian presence, and TAQA’s Atrush project in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq, showing the UAE’s oil companies are expanding efforts outwith of Abu Dhabi.

For myself, ADIPEC presents a fantastic opportunity to network with operating companies from the Middle East and Asia, establishing new connections and building business relationships and partnerships on a global scale. In turn, it also provides a time to meet with existing industry connections, clients and friends alike, to update on the year past, and look forward to 2016. While I do not come from a technical background, I also embrace the technical conferences and the opportunity to learn about the particular challenges of Exploration & Production in the Middle East, understanding the regional differences and the goal to improve the sustainability and capability of Abu Dhabi’s E&P industry.

If you are planning to attend ADIPEC and would like to meet up please feel free to get in touch: p.bottomley@subsurfaceglobal.com  

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