KOGS: a crucial oil and gas event

KOGS: a crucial oil and gas event

KOGS to focus on future of energy

01 July 2017

As the oil and gas business begins to rebound, the third SPE Kuwait Oil & Gas Show and Conference (KOGS) is poised to be the single biggest gathering of the oil and gas industry ever seen in Kuwait.

The combined conference and exhibition will take place from October 15 to 18 in Kuwait under the patronage of Jaber Mubarak Al Hamad Al Sabah, Prime Minister of the State of Kuwait, and is supported by the Ministry of Oil, State of Kuwait, Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (Opec), and Kuwait Petroleum Corporation (KPC).

Organised by the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) and UBM AEM, this year’s event – themed “Shaping the Energy Future: Integration and Diversification” – will bring together industry leaders, experts, stakeholders, and oil and gas professionals from different sectors of the industry, to discuss the latest trends, challenges, and technological advances.

“The future of energy is rife with complex uncertainties, which is how we selected this year’s theme,” said Nizar Al Adsani, CEO, Kuwait Petroleum Corporation, and Conference Chairperson. “Global demand growth will be entirely generated by developing nations, while greater energy efficiency from technological developments will keep global demand in check. Staying informed of market developments is necessary to drive long-term strategic decisions. The delegates who attend KOGS will gain knowledge to keep them ahead of the competition.”

By attending this year’s show, delegates may participate in four panel sessions with topics ranging from diversification along the supply chain to upstream innovation and challenges. The event also features 7 special sessions, 4 technical special sessions, a ministerial panel, and an executive plenary session.

The call for papers received an excellent response with 628 paper proposals being submitted from 153 companies across 36 countries. Nearly 143 papers have been selected for presentation across 21 technical sessions, Kogs said.

More than 200 companies from over 20 countries will be in attendance at the parallel exhibition that takes place from October 16 to 18. The 14,000 sq m international showcase features flagship participation from NOCs and IOCs, state-of-the-art equipment, machinery, technological advancements and innovative services in the oil, gas, refining and petrochemical sectors.

Over 5,000 attendees are expected to attend KOGS 2017 and exchange technical and business expertise in a highly focused B2B environment.

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