The Basra Oil & Gas International Conference & Exhibition, organised by Expotim International Fair Organisation, will be held on 5-8 December 2013 for the fourth consecutive year in Iraq
The event will consist of conferences and exhibition, with conference sessions being held on the second and the third day.
According to the organisers, the event has quickly grown to become a staple of the oil and gas calendar, both regional and international companies, providing a platform for local companies to assess the products and technologies available to them.
Around 270 exhibiting companies and eight sponsors from 36 countries are going to be represented in the event, which include Rumalia, Shell, Eni, Linde, Emerson, Petrofac, KBR, Mitsubishi Corporation, GE, FMC Technologies, China Petroleum Technology & Development Corporation, Kuwait Energy and Interpipe.
The two-day conference agenda will revolve around the theme “Iraq: Optimizing Oil Exports With Local Linked Industries”, with sessions covering topics such as expectations of Iraq’s production capacity in the coming years, drilling and services, road safety innovative technologies, power and water demand and pipeline networks.
Industry professionals, officials from state companies and Ministry of Oil and State Company for oil projects will attend the summit, organisers added.
Keynote speakers include senior level managers and industry professionals such as Usama Karim (senior advisor for the deputy Prime Minister of Iraq for energy affairs), Hans van Nues (senior director, Ernst & Young) and Chris Faulkner (CEO, Breitling Oil and Gas), who will put forward their views on their current operations in Iraq.
The 4th Basra Oil & Gas International Conference & Exhibition is expected to attract more than 18,000 visitors.