Mideast to drive global energy security: Adipec
Abu Dhabi, June 15, 2014
The Middle East will drive global energy security for the next 30 year, according to experts set to attend at conference in Abu Dhabi this year.
The 17th edition of the Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition & Conference (Adipec 2014) will run from November 10 to 13 at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (Adnec).
Adipec will mark its 30th anniversary this year, with the sponsorship of the UAE Ministry of Energy, Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (Adnoc) and the Abu Dhabi Chamber, said a statement.
More than 60,000 visitors including global energy leaders, policy makers, innovators, technicians and scholars are expected to attend the event to drill into its theme ‘Challenges and Opportunities for the Next 30 Years.’
Ali Khalifa Al Shamsi, Adipec 2014 chairman and strategy and co-ordination director – Adnoc, said: “As we mark Adipec’s 30th anniversary, we have grown from a small exhibition in an emerging energy producer, to one of the world’s top three energy exhibitions. With Abu Dhabi now one of the world’s leading oil and gas producers, we are dedicated to supporting the next generation of leaders and technologies, driving the UAE further forward to become an innovation hub for energy, and securing the world’s energy supplies for the next 30 years and beyond.”
According to the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (Opec), the UAE is the world’s second largest exporter of petroleum products by value, with Abu Dhabi hosting more than 90 per cent of the UAE’s oil reserves.
Adnoc, the show’s main sponsor, is one of the world’s top 10 oil and gas companies, producing more than 2.7 million barrels per day. Boosting energy production capacity, it is set to complete a $40 billion investment in crude, natural gas, petrochemical, and refinery projects in 2014.
As a result, the UAE is slated to more than triple crude oil production from 30 years ago.
The Adipec 2014 will sponsor a regional roadshow promotional campaign covering 10 countries.
The organisers are expecting an increase over last year’s record of more than 51,000 visitors, along with 1,362 exhibitors from 108 countries, including 16 country pavilions.
The exhibition space is also to be expanded from 35,000 sq m in 2013 to 40,000 sq m this year.
Christopher Hudson, senior vice president, dmg events, said: “To celebrate Adipec’s 30th anniversary, Adipec 2014 will be the largest and most engaging edition of Adipec yet. We’re building on the success of the Adipec 2013 Conference - which saw the debut of Young Adipec and Women in Industry to connect the industry with tomorrow’s leaders -and we’re providing more interactive features and activities.”
Organised by the Society of Petroleum Engineers, the Adipec 2014 Technical Conference will feature new insights on nine key industry topics: Exploration and Production geoscience, unconventional resources, field development, drilling and completion technology, projects engineering and management, operational excellence, HSE, gas technology, and people and talents.
‘Young Adipec’ will feature field trips, projects and experiencing a day-in-the-life of the industry at the Young Adipec Zone, while ‘Women in Industry’ will feature panel sessions from leading women in the energy field, encouraging women to enter a variety of energy-related careers.
The 2014 Adipec Awards will recognise best practices across the energy field, with entries open until August 1.
Meanwhile, the Middle East Petroleum Club is set to strengthen networks that exist between oil and gas executive across the region and forge new connections, in a private setting, and the HSE Zone will bring together the health, safety and environment sector of the oil and gas industry, featuring exhibitors and open conference sessions. - TradeArabia News Service