Kuwait set for oil and gas show

01 October 2015

The Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) Kuwait Oil & Gas Show and Conference is returning to

Kuwait from October 11–14 after two years. It will be held at the Kuwait International Fair in Mishref under the patronage of HH Sheikh Jaber Mubarak Al Hamad Al-Sabah, the Prime Minister of Kuwait.

KOGS 2015 incorporates a multidisciplinary conference programme devised by the SPE and a world-class international exhibition of oil and gas hardware and services organised by Allworld Exhibitions’ member Arabian Exhibition Management. It is expected to attract over 3,500 regional and international attendees.

Dr Ali Saleh Al Omair, Minister of Oil and Minister of State for the National Assembly, said the show’s stature befits Kuwait’s international standing as a leading oil producer and mirrors the strides made upstream, downstream and in its overseas activities.

The KOGS 2015 conference takes place under the theme “Future Hydrocarbon Resources; Innovations, Technology and Opportunities” and focuses on key areas of interest for those working in the upstream and downstream sectors in the region, including reservoir management, production operations, sustainable development, drilling and completion technologies, innovation, refining and the petrochemical industries.

The conference opens in a special ceremony on October 11 at the Hilton Kuwait Resort. The session will begin with welcome addresses from Sheikh Jaber Mubarak

Al-Hamad Al-Sabah, Kuwait’s Prime Minister; Dr Ali Saleh Al Omair, Kuwait’s Minister of Oil and Minister of State for the National Assembly; Nizar Al-Adsani, CEO, Kuwait Petroleum Corporation; Hosnia Hashim, vice president for operations, KUFPEC, and Janeen Judah, 2017 SPE President.

Keynote speeches will be delivered by Abdalla Salem El Badri, secretary general, Opec, and by CEOs of the following companies: Hashem Hashem (Kuwait Oil Company), Mohammad Al Mutairi (Kuwait National Petroleum Company), Bob Dudley (BP), and Samir Brikho, (Amec Foster Wheeler).

More than 180 technical and poster presentations designed to share the knowledge and experience of managing, operating and supplying companies will follow over the subsequent three days of the conference.

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