ADIPEC 2015 sets record with Conference Programme submissions

ADIPEC Conference 2015Last year’s ADIPEC Conference Programme featured a ministerial session, two executive plenary sessions, eight executive panels, 81 technical sessions, six workshops, four academia sessions and three dedicated sessions on IT security – offering industry professionals a comprehensive forum for exchanging knowledge on the most critical issues facing the energy sector. (Image source: ADIPEC)The Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition & Conference (ADIPEC) 2015 is set to be a record-breaker with the number of abstract submissions for the Conference Programme rising 26 per cent from last year

With a total of 2,278 proposals submitted from 540 organisations across 65 countries, the ADIPEC 2015 Conference Programme is already building on the success of last year’s event, which received 1,806 abstracts. Nearly half of submissions this year were from outside the Middle East, underscoring the Abu Dhabi event’s importance as the world’s new meeting point for the global oil and gas community.

Fareed Abdulla, senior V-P, North East Bab (NEB) Asset at Abu Dhabi Company for Onshore Oil Operations (ADCO), ADIPEC 2015 Technical Conference Chairman, said, “The ADIPEC 2015 Conference Programme Call for Papers has broken the world record for the number of submitted abstracts in the oil and gas industry, receiving more papers than some of the industry’s largest technical conferences, including Houston’s OTC, which received 1,313 submissions.

“This highlights the richness of the platform that ADIPEC represents. As ADIPEC has grown over the years, so has the range and quality of the proposals we receive. We are again expecting a strong representation of lectures and presentations under a number of engaging and pertinent technical categories.”

The ADIPEC 2015 technical committee, which is comprised of 175 industry leading experts, convened on 19 May, where 559 quality abstracts were selected following a thorough and rigorous selection process across nine categories. At almost a 25 per cent approval rate, the selection process qualified a 15 per cent higher number of abstracts than the previous year.

Held under the patronage of the President of the UAE HH Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, ADIPEC 2015 will take place from 9-12 November. The event will be hosted by Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC), organised by dmg events and supported by the UAE Ministry of Energy and the Abu Dhabi Chamber.

The ADIPEC Conference Programme, organised by the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE), is now one of the largest events focusing on the energy sector, attracting government ministers, CEOs from the world’s leading national and international oil companies and service companies, and key decision makers from across the industry, according to organisers.

This year’s conference theme is ‘Innovation and Sustainability in a New Energy World,’ and the event will explore regional and global views, with more than 600 speakers and 7,000 delegates from both technical and non-technical functions within the oil and gas industry.

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