Global industry leaders, experts, and decision makers are gearing up for what is anticipated to be the largest Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition and Conference (Adipec) yet as organisers reveal another milestone for the world’s most influential oil and gas event.
The Adipec Technical Conference Programme received a total of 2,775 proposals for this year’s edition of the event, marking a 22 per cent increase from last year, and once again breaking all known records for the number of submitted abstracts in the oil and gas industry, said a statement from Adipec.
Technical papers came from 571 organisations across 71 countries, with more than half of submissions from outside the Middle East, underlining Adipec’s expanding international reach and its worldwide recognition as the global meeting place for knowledge-exchange in the energy sector. It is anticipated that this year’s edition of Adipec will be the largest event to date.
The Adipec 2016 technical committee, which is comprised of 140 industry leading experts, convened on 22nd May, where 717 quality abstracts were selected following a thorough and rigorous selection process across ten technical categories, representing an acceptance rate of nearly 26 per cent.
“Sharing industry best practice, knowledge, research, and innovation has never been more important and critical to the industry than it is today,” said Fareed Abdulla, senior vice president – North East Bab (NEB) Asset at the Abu Dhabi Company for Onshore Petroleum Operations Ltd (Adco), Adipec 2016 Technical Conference chairman, and SPE Middle East Board chairman.
“The energy sector is currently witnessing a transformation marked by a special focus on efficiency, and stakeholders recognise they need to adapt both their business strategies and on-the-ground implementation to survive. Every year, we not only see an increase in the number of submissions, but also in the quality of papers we receive – making the Adipec Conference Programme truly the go-to event for the latest developments in the world of oil and gas.”
Held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE, Adipec 2016 will take place from 7-10 November, and is hosted by the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (Adnoc), organised by dmg events – Global Energy, and supported by the UAE Ministry of Energy.
The Adipec Technical Conference Programme, organised by the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE), is now one of the largest events focusing on the energy sector, attracting technical engineers from the world’s leading national and international oil companies and service companies, and key decision makers from across the industry.
Ali Khalifa Al Shamsi, CEO of Al Yasat Petroleum Operations Company and ADIPEC 2016 Chairman, said: “Energy plays a central role in the development of the economy, and with global demand set to increase by one-third over the next two decades, there is a pressing need to create long-term strategies that promote safe and reliable access to energy. The high-level academic discussions that will take place during the Adipec Conference Programme have the potential to shape policies that will pave the way to a sustainable energy future.”
The overall theme for this year’s conference is “Strategies for the New Energy Landscape”, and the event will explore regional and global views, with more than 700 speakers and 8,500 delegates from both technical and non-technical functions within the oil and gas industry.
Christopher Hudson, President – dmg events, Global Energy, said: “The ADIPEC Conference Programme addresses all the different specialties and sub-specialties in the energy sector, enabling industry professionals to acquire valuable information for every aspect of their business. The growing international participation in this comprehensive forum is testimony to the market’s thirst for knowledge that will allow organisations to thrive in today’s dynamic business environment.”
The 2016 edition of the Adipec Conference Programme will feature two Ministerial Sessions, 3 Global Business Leader Sessions, 8 Panel Sessions, 5 VIP Briefings within the Middle East Petroleum Club, 3 Breakfast Sessions, and 3 Luncheon Sessions that will tackle some of the most imminent topics in the energy sector.
Taking place in a purpose-built waterside theatre, 8 Offshore and Marine sessions will look at industry-specific topics ranging from developing offshore oil and gas fields to new technologies and enhancing safety.
Adipec’s acclaimed ‘Women in Energy’ conference will also be back this year to address the challenges and opportunities for women professionals in the industry.
The technical categories that will be covered within the Adipec 2016 Conference Programme are: E&P Geoscience, Unconventional Resources, Field Development, Drilling and Completion Technology, Projects Engineering and Management, Operational Excellence and HSE, Gas Technology, Offshore and Marine, and People and Talent.