The Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (Adnoc) will be the host organization of this year’s SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition (ATCE), the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) has announced.
ATCE will take place in Dubai from 26-28 September under the patronage of the Vice President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates and Ruler of Dubai, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum.
Adnoc has a long-standing relationship with SPE, and hosting ATCE further extends Adnoc’s contribution to the oil and gas technical community in the Middle East and beyond.
Qasem M Al Kayoumi, manager, Technical Centre, Adnoc said: “Adnoc's support of ATCE and SPE is a reflection of our long-standing commitment to this important non-profit organisation which is dedicated to collecting, disseminating, and exchanging knowledge relating to the oil and gas industry.”
“Sharing knowledge and best practice amongst industry experts is core to the success and progress of energy companies, particularly during this period when industry players are looking to increase operational efficiency and maximise profitability,” he added.
The Welcome Keynote address at ATCE will be given by Abdul Munim Saif Al Kindy, Director, Exploration Development and Production at Adnoc, and the following representatives of Adnoc will be taking part in plenary and panel sessions throughout the conference.
Over 2,000 papers were submitted for this year’s event, of which 540 will be presented in 58 technical sessions, covering all phases of oil and gas exploration and production. ATCE is expecting more than 8,000 attendees, who will also have the opportunity to visit a world-class exhibition with more than 250 exhibitors showcasing state-of-the-art technologies.
Sponsoring and exhibiting at SPE events like ATCE helps to support the industry by funding training courses, university scholarships, technical journals and many other services, said Al Kayoumi.
“Adnoc's support of SPE is a good investment in our professionals, who benefit tremendously from the various technical and educational programmes provided by SPE,” he added.