Pipeline operations focus for Bahrain summit
Manama, February 1, 2012
Experts from within and outside the region will discuss the latest technologies and concepts for maintaining and operating oil and gas pipelines in the most efficient and cost-effective manner at an upcoming conference in Bahrain.
The first international Best Practices in Pipeline Operations and Integrity Management Conference and Exhibition will be held from March 19 to 21 at the Gulf Convention Centre.
“Bahrain’s position as an important destination for global events in the Gulf and the Middle East has been enhanced by the number of energy industry events planned for 2012,” said Bahrain Energy Minister Dr Abdul Hussain bin Ali Mirza.
“This will enhance Bahrain’s position as an important destination in the Gulf and the Middle East for such global events that contribute to the development of professionals, particularly in the field of oil and gas,” he added.
The event is held under the patronage of Dr Mirza, and organised by international pipeline event providers Tiratsoo Technical (a division of Great Southern Press) and Clarion Technical Conferences, in association with Global Webb Energy Consultants.
“Bahrain is proud to host the first international conference on Best Practices in Pipeline Operations and Integrity Management,” Dr Mirza added.
“As Bahrain establishes itself into one of the best venues for business networking in the region, events like this will provide a great opportunity to businesses in the pipeline industry and clients to exchange notes and forge new business relations.”
Supported by Platinum Elite sponsor Saudi Aramco, the international conference and exhibition will attract representatives from the industry’s top companies.
The two and a half-day conference includes over 50 papers and seven tutorial sessions, along with two keynote addresses and four guest speakers from the international pipeline community.
It will be inaugurated by Dr Mirza, and accompanied by a major exhibition showcasing the latest in products and services from companies around the world, including Saudi Arabia, UAE, Qatar, Oman, USA, the UK, Germany, the Netherlands and Australia, among others.
The plenary session to be held on March 19 will be opened by Dr Mirza and will also include several high level speakers.
Training tutorials will also be held on March 20 in conjunction with the conference programme.
In addition, the exhibition will showcase the latest products and technology and offer delegates a chance to speak face-to-face with company representatives, as well as offering a forum for networking. – TradeArabia News Service