Showing little sign of being hit by the downturn, the leading oil and gas exhibition returns to Abu Dhabi in November, with a focus on innovation and sustainability
The oil and gas industry’s commitment to innovation, research, and development will ultimately determine its capacity to sustainably meet the ever-growing global demand for energy, experts said ahead of the largest Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition and Conference (ADIPEC) to date. Global energy demand will be 37 per cent higher by 2040, according to the International Energy Agency’s World Energy Outlook.
With the Middle East expected to become the major source of oil supply growth, investment in cutting-edge innovation and technology will help the region’s energy industry meet growing needs.
Held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE, ADIPEC will take place from 9-12 November at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC).
Inspired by the UAE leadership’s declaration of 2015 as the “Year of Innovation”, the theme for ADIPEC this year is “Innovation and Sustainability in a New Energy World”, bringing together the best and brightest minds, including ministers, senior-level industry executives, world renowned energy experts, and thoughtleaders to shed light on the critical topics driving the transformation of the energy sector – from the innovative technologies advancing exploration and production, to the evolving global energy mix and the emerging role of unconventional resources.
Ali Khalifa Al Shamsi, director of strategy & coordination at the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC), and ADIPEC 2015 chairman, said, “ADIPEC provides a significant global platform for oil and gas professionals to exchange ideas and knowledge and share best practice in the industry. Global leaders across the sector recognise the value that ADIPEC brings and the role it plays in support of industry development and growth. This recognition positively reflects on ADIPEC and is what has helped the event achieve significant growth over the last three decades of its history.”
ADIPEC is supported by the Ministry of Energy, ADNOC, and the Abu Dhabi Chamber, and organised by dmg events. Despite the low oil price scenario, the acclaimed event is expected to host more than 2,000 exhibitors from more than 120 countries, 85,000 attendees, and 7,000 delegates this year.
15 national oil companies and 15 international oil companies have already confirmed their participation, including regional market players the Kuwait Oil Company, Qatar Petroleum, and Saudi Aramco, as well as global giants BP, ExxonMobil, Shell, and Total.