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Over 1,500 papers submitted for ADIPEC 2012 conference

14 June 2012

Abu Dhabi, UAE, June 14, 2012: Under the patronage of  the President of the United Arab Emirates, H. H. Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, ADIPEC, the largest oil and gas exhibition in the Middle East, has announced the theme of this year’s ADIPEC 2012 conference: ‘Sustainable Energy Growth: People, Responsibility and Innovation’. 

Organised by dmg:events and the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE), the conference has established itself as the leading platform for oil and gas professionals to share knowledge and expertise in the region.

Attracting a wide range of industry professionals, government officials, oil and gas producers, contractors, investors and technical specialists, the conference will deliver carefully selected presentations and papers, panel discussions and plenary sessions.

In 2010, the conference attracted more than 4,000 delegates and a total of 1,093 abstracts, of which 260 papers were selected, from industry professionals from 33 countries.

“In 2012, we are seeing a rise in the number of submissions in comparison to 2010 and expect more experts to attend the conference. To date, more than 1,500 papers have been submitted from 58 countries representing 345 companies, and a total of 437 papers from 40 countries, representing 117 companies, have been selected. This is a reflection on the transparency of the selection process and the immense expertise the executive committee brings to the programme,” said Kimon Alexandrou, Commercial Director, dmg Energy Group. 

“As such an important component of ADIPEC, the scale and technicalities of the conference require an in-depth technical paper selection process and comprehensive programme management. This year, in line with our theme of Sustainable Energy Growth, we’re giving considerable attention to environmental issues such as carbon capture and storage, as well as the industry’s increasing use of carbon dioxide for enhanced oil recovery,” added Kimon.

The executive committee includes Ali Al Jarwan, CEO, ADMA OPCO; Qasem Al Kayoumi, ADNOC; Ray Mitro, ZADCO; Khaled Buraik, Saudi Aramco; Salim Aufi, Petroleum Development Oman; and Hosnia Hashim, Kuwait Oil Company.

Oil and gas professionals and organisations from the UAE and surrounding GCC areas will benefit from a programme that includes 50 technical sessions, two executive plenary sessions, and five panel sessions.

The 15th edition of the Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition and Conference (ADIPEC) 2012 is taking place on the 11 – 14 November 2012, at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC).

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