Meos set for 19th edition

March 2015

MORE than 8,000 oil and gas professionals will converge at the 19th Middle East Oil & Gas Show and Conference (Meos) in Bahrain this month to debate and shape the future of the oil and gas industry in the region.

The event, organised by the Society of Petroleum Engineers and one of the largest and best attended technical events of its kind, takes place at the Bahrain International Exhibition and Convention Centre from March 8 to 13 under the patronage of Bahrain’s Prime Minister, HRH Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa.

Meos is one of the most established oil and gas shows in the Middle East with a 36-year track record of success. Over the years it has firmly established itself in the international oil and gas events calendar,” said Abdul Hameed Al Rushaid, Meos 2015 conference co-chairman from Saudi Aramco.

“With each new edition, we strive to build on this solid reputation and industry esteem by offering a conference programme that is highly topical and a parallel exhibition that showcases the very latest solutions, products and services. Together, the conference and exhibition combine to form a comprehensive current overview of the oil and gas industry in the Middle East, offering real solutions to those operating in the sector whilst facilitating new business opportunities.”

This year’s multidisciplinary conference programme includes a record-breaking 42 technical sessions with more than 300 papers on topics covering reservoirs, production and facilities, exploration and appraisal, drilling and completions, project management, human resources, business models, and HSSE.


For the first time since the inception of Meos in 1979, the agenda also includes a ministerial session scheduled for March 8 at the Ritz Carlton Hotel. The session will examine the current global energy picture through the eyes of responsible governments. The speakers include Dr Abdul Hussain bin Ali Mirza, Minister of Energy, Bahrain; Dr Ali Al-Omair, Minister of Oil, Kuwait; Sherif Ismail, Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources, Egypt; Suhail Mohamed Faraj Al Mazrouei, Minister of Energy, UAE, and Abdalla Salem El Badri, secretary general, Opec.

Meos will also offer a high-level executive plenary session on March 9 and six panel sessions from March 9 – 11 at the Bahrain International Exhibition and Convention Centre.

Plenary session speakers include: Amin Nasser, senior vice president, upstream, Saudi Aramco; Edward Daniels, executive vice president, commercial and new business development, Shell; Hashem Hashem, CEO, Kuwait Oil Company; Mark Albers, senior vice president, Exxon Mobil Corporation; Øyvind Eriksen, president and CEO, Aker ASA, and chairman of Aker Solutions ASA, and Paal Kibsgaard, CEO, Schlumberger.

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