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In an exclusive interview, dmg :: events’ commercial director – energy, Kimon Alexandrou, pointed out that a number of groundbreaking events are being introduced at ADIPEC 2012

ADIPEC ADNEC - sustainable energy growthADIPEC 2012 will be held at the ADNEC centre. (Image source: ADNEC)

These include individual GCC country briefings for companies new to doing business in the region and looking at the UAE’s oil industry from its distant beginning in the last century. Alexandrou also stressed the international nature of all ADIPEC get-togethers and the excellent links that have built up with the administrators of the new ADNEC centre.

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Outdoor area

This year, ADIPEC will include a much extended outdoor area in which offshore and other marine products will be featured for the first time. Core company activities on show at the exhibition this year will include:

• Drilling, exploration, production, refining
• Well completion and logging
• Offshore and marine activities
• Well equipment services
• HSE issues
• Pumps and compressors
• Safety and security
• Storage and transport
• Pipeline products, technology and services
• Valves and actuators
• Ships, workboats and other vessels
• Process plant and machinery
• Engineering, maintenance and repair
• EOR systems
• Lifting equipment of all types

More than 1,500 individual trade exhibitors are expected to attend the 15th ADIPEC, including representatives from 90 countries. There will be 14 national pavilions and more than 50,000 visitors are expected to attend the four-day exhibition.

A representative from DMG said, “ADIPEC is the destination where oil and gas industry professionals get together to experience, discover, network, discuss and debate core industry issues. It also features the biggest attendance of NOCs and IOCs of any event in the region.”

On the theme of ‘Sustainable energy growth: People, responsibility and innovation’, the Society of Petroleum Engineers technical conference, organised alongside ADIPEC, is always a landmark event in the international oil and gas industry’s busy calendar. It is also the largest anywhere in the entire Middle East region.

Key speakers

Under the chairmanship of ADMA-OPCO’s Ali Al Jarwan, key speakers this year will include Bob Dudley of BP, Christophe de Margerie of Total and Hirobumi Kawano of Japan’s JOGMEC. 50 technical sessions in seven simultaneous streams are being administered in 2012, alongside the usual extensive selection of other offerings.

Five different core disciplines – geosciences, field development, drilling and completion, projects, and combined maintenance/integrity/HSE/operations – are being covered on the core days when the conference runs until 17:30. A full list of over 100 individual categories of topics, carefully scrutinised in advance by the SPE in association with a special ADIPEC Technical Committee, can be found on the exhibition website under ‘Conference’.

More than 4,000 mostly international delegates are expected to attend the conference this year, and once again this will be an ideal opportunity to mingle with leading industry figures as well as to identify up-and-coming companies and technologies.

A separate PCIC (Petroleum & Chemical Industry Committee) conference is being held on 12 November within the ADNEC halls (

Having been a very successful biennial series organised in conjunction with the SPE, ADIPEC has now become an annual event, with a special gas-oriented edition running in the ADNEC Centre from 10-13 November 2013. The chairman on that occasion will be Mohammed Sahoo Al Suwardi of GASCO.