ADIPEC 2014 VIP Programme to focus on key issues in the energy sector

MEPC-2The VIP Programme at ADIPEC 2014 will see leaders in the oil and gas industry discuss some of the most pressing issues within the sector, as well as local, regional and international breakthrough projects

Members of the Middle East Petroleum Club (MEPC) and senior industry representatives will be briefed on boosting oil production in Indonesia, Mexico’s role in being a global oil and gas supplier, and a UAE Downstream Briefing that will offer an update on the development of two key projects in the country — the US$10bn Ruwais refinery expansion project by the Abu Dhabi Oil Refining Company, also known as Takreer, and the expansion of the Borouge 3 petrochemical complex.

The ADIPEC 2014 VIP Programme, which will be hosted in a purpose-built theatre, will also cover innovation in technology through industry collaboration, and the important role of women in the oil and gas industry.

Claire Pallen, conference director at dmg events, said, “The ADIPEC 2014 VIP Programme brings together leaders in the oil and gas industry and offers them the perfect platform to collaboratively address critical issues affecting the energy sector.

“This is a key opportunity for industry figures, decision makers and thought leaders to share and acquire knowledge on the challenges we all face in the sector and the innovative solutions that are available to tackle them.”

Offering insights in the development of the energy sector, the Pumps and Pipes: Innovation through Industry Collaboration discussion will bring together experts from diverse technology communities including engineers, physicians and aerospace professionals, to explore their own industry similarities in the hope of sparking solutions to problems inherent in all sectors.

Hosted under the patronage of the Mexican Embassy to the UAE, the Mexico briefing will look at Mexico’s efforts to reach its global potential in terms of oil and gas exploration and production. Energy Reform: Transforming Mexico will outline both the benefits and challenges for companies wishing to take an active role and invest within Mexico’s oil and gas upcoming ventures and form strategic alliances with key players. The country is one of the 10 largest oil producers in the world, the third-largest in the Americas after the USA and Canada, according to the EIA.

The ADIPEC 2014 VIP Programme will include a session on boosting and enhancing production in Indonesia, outlining opportunities for companies wishing to take an active role and interest within the Southeast Asian nation’s oil and gas sector.

According to the EIA, a strong economy, population growth and state subsidies for fuels have worked together to put pressure on oil supplies in Indonesia, and the country is reorienting energy production from serving primarily export markets to serve its growing domestic consumption.

Moreover, Indonesia’s natural gas production has increased by almost 25 per cent between 2002 and 2012. In 2013, Indonesia was the fourth-largest LNG, following Qatar, Malaysia, and Australia.

The UAE Downstream Briefing will examine Abu Dhabi’s development of its refining and petrochemicals activities to contribute to hydrocarbon diversification and drive the UAE economy.

The Women in Industry series is a range ADIPEC 2014 events and initiatives dedicated to women in the energy sector.

The event will feature insights from patron and panel speaker Lubna Bint Khalid Al Qasimi, minister of international cooperation and development, and will offer live on-stage discussions and interviews with women leaders in the industry.

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