Kuwait set for top oil and gas show
Kuwait, September 8, 2013
Bahrain-based Arabian Exhibitions Management is set to host the inaugural Society of Petroleum Engineers' Kuwait Oil and Gas Show and Conference (KOGS 2013) on October 7.
The conference is set to be the largest gathering of the oil and gas industry experts ever seen in Kuwait, reported the Gulf Daily News, our sister publication citing the organisers.
"Kuwait is one of the most compelling industry environments in the region," said Arabian Exhibition Management director of sales and marketing Fawzi Al Shehabi.
"By 2020, it aims to reach a production capacity of four million barrels per day and it is estimated that Kuwait has allocated $75 billion for the development of oil-related projects," he noted.
"An international exchange of technology and experience is critical to realising these plans," remarked Al Shehabi.
"KOGS 2013 will educate and stimulate the petroleum sector whilst facilitating business opportunities for participants. Kuwait's strategic location also provides vital access to important neighbouring markets in Iraq and Saudi Arabia."
KOGS 2013 is supported by the Kuwait Ministry of Oil and Kuwait Petroleum Corporation and its subsidiaries.
"It is high time that Kuwait hosts an international event of this stature which befits our standing as one of the world's leading oil-producing nations, and which mirrors the great strides we have made both upstream, downstream and in our overseas activities," said KOGS 2013 chairman Nizar M Al Adsani.
"KOGS 2013 will be an excellent opportunity to share with the world our most recent and important projects related to the exploration, development and optimisation of our production capability," he noted.
The event opens on October 7 at the Regency Hotel in Kuwait with an executive plenary session on the conference's theme 'The Power of Collaboration, People and Technology in the Oil and Gas Industry.'
A total of 17 technical sessions with more than 100 technical and poster presentations on topics covering downstream, reservoir management, product optimisation, sustainable development, drilling and completion technologies will follow during the subsequent three days of the conference at Kuwait International Fair.
The KOGS 2013 conference will also offer four panel sessions led by presidents, chief executives and directors.
The topics for discussion include 'Growing Our Organisational Capabilities', 'Enhancing In-Country Value through Regional Co-operation', 'NOC, IOC, Service Industry Collaboration,' and 'Downstream and Petrochemical: Forging New Relationships.'
Top GCC national oil companies Bapco, Abu Dhabi National Oil Company, KPC and Saudi Aramco will be the principal exhibitors alongside Chevron, Shell and Total.
Service industry giants Baker Hughes, CGG, Dow, Halliburton, Schlumberger and Weatherford as well as large national groups from France, Iraq, North America and the UK, plus a host of independent specialist suppliers and distributors from across the globe complete the line-up.-TradeArabia News Service