Middle East Heavy Oil Congress to discuss industry trends

oilrig derricks flickrHeavy oil is now viewed as a strategic resource that can be produced intensively to supplement global supply of conventional hydrocarbons. (Image source: Derricks/Flickr)Heavy oil producing countries from across the world will gather at Manama, Bahrain, on 25-26 November for the Middle East Heavy Oil Congress (MEHOC) to discuss and debate latest business issues and technologies in the industry

The congress and the exhibition at The Gulf Hotel will be held under the patronage of Abdul Hussain bin Ali Mirza, Bahrain’s minister of energy and chairman of the National Oil and Gas Authority (NOGA).

Ahmed Al Sharyan, general secretary of NOGA, said, “As the energy sector is increasingly turning to the exploitation and conversion of their conventional heavy oil resources, the Middle East Heavy Oil Congress provides the perfect regional gathering for the industry to discuss what innovative trends and transformations will define the future of this upcoming sector. On behalf of NOGA, we look forward to welcoming you all to Bahrain this November.”

Organiser dmg Global Energy said that the event provides ‘the perfect platform’ for global and regional experts involved in both the upstream and downstream heavy oil sector to share knowledge, review new technologies and discuss business opportunities and challenges with the leading companies involved in this fast evolving sector.

MEHOC will include topics such as evaluating a holistic approach to extending the reservoir lifecycle, emerging technologies to maximise performance with minimum environmental impact, and technical heavy oil case studies from across the globe.

Companies that have already confirmed their participation at the congress include NOGA, BAPCO, Tatweer Petroleum, Saudi Aramco, Kuwait Oil Company (KOC), Glasspoint Solar, Petrospec Engineering, Promore, Innovative Steam Technologies, Nalco Champion, Satorp, Petrochina, Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research and Streamflo.

 

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