Offshore Middle East attracts record International audience

The third Offshore Middle East Conference & Exhibition returned to Qatar this year

Offshore staff

DOHA, Qatar -- The third Offshore Middle East Conference & Exhibition returned to Qatar this year. Held at the DEC Doha Exhibition Center, from Oct. 12-14, the event attracted a record attendance of over 1,700 attendees from more than 38 countries, and included a comprehensive conference program, exhibition, and a technical plant tour.

The Conference and Exhibition was officially opened by H.E. Abdullah Bin Hamad Al-Attiyah, Deputy Premier and Minister for Energy & Industry, on Oct. 12, which attracted a capacity audience with His Excellency confirming during his address that Doha would continue to support future Offshore Middle East events run by PennWell Petroleum Group. Mubarak A. Al-Hajri, Offshore Operations Manager of Qatar Petroleum, event hosts, also stated during the opening keynote that he was delighted to see Offshore Middle East back in Doha this year and hoped that Doha would be the permanent venue for this conference and exhibition in future.

Offshore Middle East 2010 delivered innovation, technology, new enterprises, and partnerships. The event also enabled local and international companies to explore first-hand, opportunities for future investment in the oil and gas market plus the latest technology and expertise from around the world. Over 25 speakers from leading organizations presented the very latest knowledge and technology within the oil and gas exploration and production industry. The conference sessions were attended by over 600 delegates, and covered an array of topics ranging from reservoir monitoring and control to offshore safety and environmental concerns.

Show highlights included a well-attended Welcome and Operators Perspectives session which included presentations by Dr. Faisal Bin Fahad Al-Thani, Deputy MD, Maersk Oil Qatar, Andrew Brown, Executive VP, Qatar Shell, and Philippe Guys, Country Representative and MD for Total in Qatar.

Additional highlights were the Gas Production Challenges and Solutions session, chaired by Ahmad Al-Khajah, Qatar Petroleum, and the Flowline & Pipeline Management session, chaired by Ahmad Al-Hemaidi, both of which received great attendance and strong debate.

Offshore Middle East Conference & Exhibition plans to return to Doha, Qatar in January 2013.

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