OGWA-SPE Exhibition & Conference 2018 from March 26 to 28

Roundup Wednesday 21/February/2018 18:53 PM
By: Times News Service
OGWA-SPE Exhibition & Conference 2018 from March 26 to 28

Muscat: Amid the current oil situation, the oil and gas sector remains optimistic about the prospects and the sector’s continuous growth and development; and what these opportunities represent for oil and gas companies.
Executives from biggest exhibitions and conferences organiser Omanexpo, along with a distinguished panel from the oil and gas sector addressed the media in a press conference recently for its 11th edition of Oil & Gas West Asia (OGWA) Exhibition and Conference held at the Grand Hyatt Muscat Hotel.
The panel included key industry individuals such as Dr Sultan Al Shidhani, Petroleum Engineering manager of Petroleum Development Oman (PDO) and OGWA-SPE Technical Committee Chairman, Michelle Boyd, director of Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) Middle East, North Africa and South Asia; Musallam Al Mandhari, CEO, Oman Society for Petroleum Services (Opal), Shabib Al Maamari, Communication & External Affairs manager, BP Oman, Murtaza Firoz, executive director, Vanguard Engineering & Oilfield Services, Hamza Qarooni, VP, Gulf Energy, along with Nader Abbas, general manager of Omanexpo.
The OGWA-SPE Exhibition & Conference 2018 will be held from 26-28 March and will be hosted under the auspices of the Ministry of Oil & Gas and supported by PDO and Opal.
Mohammad bin Al Zubair, the adviser to His Majesty the Sultan for Economic Planning Affairs, will formally open the event.
Since its launch in 1998, the OGWA-SPE Exhibition and Conference has grown and known to become one of the most important and recognised oil and gas events in the region. In Oman, it has become the landmark event for the sector, playing a major role in helping boost government initiatives to open paths to viable alternatives to the current extraction and explorations techniques and technologies, provide a ready platform to present key projects and potential business and investment opportunities, and encourage trade.
The SPE EOR Conference, held alongside the OGWA exhibition, will feature a keynote panel session and an executive plenary session where distinguished industry leaders from the Ministry of Oil and Gas, Oman, will share their views of the industry’s successes and progress made in enhanced oil recovery in addition to enhancing the industry’s contributions to socio-economic developments. Technical sessions will cover the latest advances in chemical EOR, thermal EOR, miscible gas injection EOR and low salinity water flooding and much more.
Over the years, this event has become a hub for professionals from around the globe to meet in one place to share their experiences and discuss new technologies and advances in EOR.
This year, the exhibition will be held for the first time at the Oman Convention & Exhibition Centre and will showcase over 300 companies representing 19 countries. Highlighting the exhibition are six country pavilions (China, Iran, Italy, India, Egypt and the SPE Technology Pavilion), and the ICV Riyada Pavilion, where with the support of Strategic Partner Business Gateways, it will present about 130 companies who will showcase their profiles at the Riyada JSRS e-marketplace and 10 stands at the exhibition.