The Middle East Metallurgy Corrosion and Coatings Conference (MECOC), that took place from November 21 to 23 showcased latest innovations and best practices related to metallurgy corrosion and coatings for the oil and gas industry.
The event gathered more than 300 individuals from 60 plus companies, across over 30 countries including UAE, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Oman, US, Europe, Africa.
An annual event, MECOC featured technologies from within the GCC and all over the world to enable oil and gas producers, power generators, and other members of the energy sector, to enhance and improve materials, metals, and equipment to inculcate better corrosion management practices.
The forum this year witnessed the presence of renowned Industrial giants, manufacturers, chief engineers of oil producers, corrosion and coating technology providers and more to discover opportunities and find solutions for the current challenges in the industry.
The forum across all three days focused on six significant groups including metallurgy and corrosion engineers, service providers, coating professionals, maintenance professionals, research and development scientists and equipment manufacturers.
The key topics of discussion at the conference focused on metallurgical fundamentals and techniques, steel and types of steel, non-metallic materials for oil and gas, corrosion and scale inhibition and metallic, inorganic and organic coatings.
A high-net-worth technical conference with the latest innovations available in the market, MECOC not only served as a platform to connect with both regional and international experts, but also focused on all aspects of production, manufacturing and processing entities in the wider world.
The event presented advances in the relevant fields and also supported the exchange of ideas and information. This conference also served as an ideal environment to develop new collaborations and meet experts on the fundamentals, applications, and products of the mentioned fields.
Romin Mathew, Director, Aldrich International- the organizers of the event, said: “The selection of right material, equipment and coating plays a vital role in the energy industry. It aids in heightened efficiencies, reduces corrosion and is a valuable asset to stay ahead of competition. This conference is an effort to enhance communication and help in exchanging knowledge between the major stakeholders. While the conference enlightened end-users and operators with latest innovations and best practices in the field, it also accelerated discussion on scientific discoveries.”