Heavy oil experts to discuss new technologies and sustainable solutions at Oman oil expo

whoc networking 4Leading experts and professionals from the entire heavy oil value chain will discuss latest technologies and sustainable solutions at the 10th annual World Heavy Oil Congress & Exhibition (WHOC)

The congress and exhibition will be held from 2-4 September 2019 at the Oman Convention & Exhibition Centre and will feature participation from international exhibiting companies including NOCs, IOCs and technology providers.

Industry leaders from Petroleum Development Oman (PDO), TDA Research, Unipetrol, Indian Oil, Occidental of Oman (Oxy), Ejaad and Baker Hughes, a GE Company are confirmed to address conference delegates at the strategic and technical conference sessions across three days of the congress.

Occidental of Oman (Oxy) return to the event as gold sponsors and are joined in the same category by JP Global Digital and Maha Energy as a silver sponsor.

Specialists joining the congress include SM Farouq Ali, professor of Petroleum Engineering at the University of Houston, who will address conference attendees on crucial topics including heavy oil development in the era of increasing shale production.

Sami Al Baqi, technical director at Petroleum Development Oman, Said Al Balushi, senior vice-president – Technical at Occidental of Oman, and Ayman Khattab, president and CEO – Gulf and North Africa, Baker Hughes, will jointly address the topic of “Producing more with less: Leveraging new technologies and realigning strategies to improve recovery in current economic climate.”

In addition to the top line strategic conference, the congress will host a technical conference presenting 18 categories of discussions across three days. Technical conference speakers have been invited to share their first-hand experiences and findings on pilot projects, existing field operations, new research, and existing and potential technologies for the heavy oil sector.

Technical sessions will focus on advances in chemical flooding, technologies for production maximisation, the role of R&D in the advancement of heavy oil utilisation, driving efficiency in brownfields, data analytics and integration, and emerging methods in EOR and heavy oil production amongst others.

Showcasing representation from over 41 countries, the technical conference will feature shortlisted technical speakers from Petroleum Development Oman, Sasol Performance Chemicals, Bechtel, Engineers India Limited, Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research, Saudi Aramco, Ace Energy Group, Basra Oil Company, PDVSA, PEMEX, Petronas, Salamander Solutions Inc. and Occidental of Oman.

WHOC 2019 will open doors to more than 3,000 attendees, 500 conference delegates and 80 participating companies from more than 50 countries. Considered the world’s leading heavy oil congress and exhibition, the conferences focus on upstream, midstream, and downstream heavy oil operations.

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