The keynote address for the 7th International SOGAT Conference will be given by Saif Al Ghafli, CEO of Abu Dhabi Gas Development Co. Ltd (Al Hosn Gas). Moreover senior personnel from Al Hosn Gas will give an up to date overview of the Shah Gas Project and its HSE considerations.
The SGD field development is a critical infrastructure project for Abu Dhabi’s energy needs and realisation of its Economic Vision 2030. The presentation will give the state of the project which is located 180 km SW of Abu Dhabi were the topography is dominated by sand dunes with elevation differences exceeding 100 metres and field reservoir is about 30 x 5 km.
Given the challenging location and high Hydrogen Sulphide (H2S) content of the Shah Field , Al Hosn Gas has an important responsibility to protect staff, contractors, local communities and the natural environment and therefore set about a vigorous HSE programme which covers technology selection, site location and plant layout, prevention, detection and control strategies, interface management, operations assurance, quality control through management of change and inspection and right first time start up.
The objectives of these approaches to HSE concerns will enable Al Hosn Gas to achieve its intention of providing a world benchmark in the development of sour gas resources of which some 36per cent of the worlds gas resources to be developed are sour.
With 30 plus exhibitors also taking part along with workshops and 2 technical forums in addition to the SOGAT conference , SOGAT 2011 seeks to give comprehensive coverage of international sour gas and sulphur management issues that contribute towards the requirement of delivering sweet sales gas that will contribute to the future power requirement plans for the region as a whole.