Dmg to unveil museum at petroleum event
Abu Dhabi, May 27, 2012
Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition and Conference (Adipec) organiser, Dmg Energy, has announced that it will unveil a dedicated oil and gas museum at this year’s event.
Comprising exhibits loaned by local and multinational energy companies, the museum will be a chronological study of the UAE’s oil and gas industry, from its origins in Abu Dhabi in 1939 to the present day, a statement from the company said.
Kimon Alexandrou, Adipec exhibitions director, Dmg Energy, said: “Abu Dhabi is estimated to have the world’s sixth largest oil reserves and daily oil production of around 2.6 million barrels. But despite the global importance of the emirate as an energy producer, no museum dedicated to the oil and gas industry in the UAE currently exists. Given Adipec’s standing as the region’s largest oil and gas event, the 15th exhibition is the ideal venue for such a fascinating and necessary historical record.”
“A great deal of documentation on the UAE’s oil and gas heritage already exists. Working with Abu Dhabi’s oil and gas subsidiaries and our partners in Adipec, our role will be to bring together as much of this priceless detail as we can – to educate both exhibition visitors and the local community about the industry’s transformative impact on UAE society and the significant role the UAE plays in meeting the world’s energy needs,” he said.
The museum will comprise a wide variety of exhibits, many of them on public display for the first time, including archive photography, film, plans, engineering components and machinery, as well as testimonies of former and present-day oil executives.
In addition, it will feature a tribute to the vision of the UAE’s founder, HH Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, the statement said.
Fareed Alsayed Abdulla, a senior vice president, Abu Dhabi Company for Onshore Oil Operations, and joint curator of the museum, said: “The museum will be a temporary installation during the four days of Adipec but our aim is to develop its contents and scope into a significant community project over time. Working with other local and international energy companies and participants in Adipec, we aspire to tell the story of oil and gas in the UAE and wider region for the benefit of present and future generations.”
Held under the patronage of the President of UAE, HH Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the 15th edition of Adipec takes place from November 11 to 14 at Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre. – TradeArabia News Service
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