Muscat, Oman:Oman’s biggest oil and gas event and one of the most important in the Middle East region, is set to happen from the 9th to the 11th of March at the Oman Convention & Exhibition Centre, Muscat, Oman.

The Oman Petroleum & Energy Show (OPES), now an inclusive event, integrates the well-established 12th edition of Oil & Gas West Asia (OGWA), the high-profile SPE conference at OPES, and the recently launched Gas & LNG Show, Offshore & Marine Show, Stainless Steel World Middle East Exhibition, and Digital Oil & Gas Zone.

The initiative by pioneer organizer Omanexpo comes in light of its renewed commitment to better align its objectives with the continued growth and expansion of the oil and gas sector in the Sultanate of Oman.

Ashley Roberts, acting General Manager and Portfolio Director, Omanexpo says “We deem it our responsibility to tightly support the government’s direction in its long-term development  strategy to continuously advance the industry. The evolving global energy landscape and the optimism that comes along with it as a result of more buoyant global oil prices, major gas discoveries, huge investments in large-scale energy projects, and increased hydrocarbon, crude, offshore oil and gas production and exploration activities, has necessitated the restructuring of our oil and gas event.”

More than 400 local and global oil and gas companies from over 20 countries are participating in the exhibition, with some of the biggest oil and gas companies such as BP Exploration, Petroleum Development Oman (PDO), Schlumberger, Oman LNG, Halliburton, Shell, Qatar Petroleum, MOL Group, Baker Hughes, CTS Middle East, and much more, leading the nearly filled venue space.

The conference, once again organized by esteemed Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE), will revolve around the theme “Shaping the Future of the Energy Industry” and will feature a well-selected speaking faculty of highly acclaimed experts from the Ministry of Oil & Gas Oman, Saudi Aramco, Petroleum Development Oman, Shell, Halliburton, Schlumberger, BP, ENI Oman and more.

Distinguished industry leaders from representing 28 countries will share insights and success stories through informative, technical discussions and presentations on key topics such as gas exploration, production, offshore drilling and field development, IOR/EOR methods, offshore emerging technologies, HSE and asset management, digitalization, artificial intelligence, among others.

Michelle Boyd, Director, Middle East, North Africa & South Asia, SPE, remarks “The Society of Petroleum Engineers is proud to sponsor the inaugural edition of the OPES conference. This event attracts professionals from all over the globe. Here they will have a good opportunity to share experiences, new technologies and innovative methodologies.”

“SPE has planned many informative and technical discussions. For example, at Monday’s CEO plenary session, distinguished industry leaders will share their insights on the factors Shaping the Future of the Energy Industry. Emerging outlooks of low carbon grown will also be discussed on a strategic panel session on Monday. Other topical panels will deliver a strategic view on key topics like EOR, IOR and Gas Developments and the emerging topic of Offshore and Marine,” she adds.

OPES is held under the auspices of the Ministry of Oil and Gas and backed by a sponsor lineup that includes PDO, BP, Shell, Halliburton, Baker Hughes, Oxy Oman, Schlumberger, CCED, Petrofac, Petrogas, Total, Gulf Energy, among others.


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