His Excellency Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, Vice Chairman of the Dubai Supreme Council of Energy and the Managing Director and CEO of Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA), opened The Arab Oil and Gas Show at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre, UAE.
More than 300 exhibitors from over 25 countries are displaying their products and services for an audience of local, regional and international buyers, engineers and contractors during its three-day run.
This 18th edition of the biennial show features the launch of new products and technologies, and incorporates a Trade Exhibition and an industry-focused Conference on ‘Managing Sustainable Energy’ organized in association with the UAE Society of Engineers.
The show will demonstrate new equipments and processes including Automation Equipment & Systems, Pipeline & Drilling Equipment, Energy Saving Technology, Energy & Water Recycling Products, Engineering & Design, Petrochemical/Petrochemical Solvents, Oil & Gas Production, and Testing & Inspection Services, among others.
Anselm Godinho, Managing Director, International Conferences and Exhibitions (IC&E), organizer of the event, said: “The Arab Oil and Gas show provides a gateway for key players to discuss latest trends, share industry insights and gain knowledge about new products and progressive technologies that can be highly beneficial for the oil & gas sector. The event is becoming even more crucial when we realize that the UAE alone will require around 600,000 barrels of oil over the next decade to sustain its expanding infrastructure and business needs. The Arab Oil & Gas is also focusing on prevailing issues such as our growing reliance on hydrocarbons, the shift towards green economy and sustainability and the increasing challenges due to the surge in the demand for energy.”
A popular feature of the Arab Oil & Gas, the two-day conference on ‘Managing Sustainable Energy’ is being conducted by the UAE Society of Engineers and incorporates technical presentations and seminars on current industry issues delivered by regional leaders and experts. Some of the conference topics being addressed include ‘Why System Engineering is important for Oil & Gas,’ ‘Energy Management,’ and ‘Risk Management,’ among others. In addition, the Training and Recruitment platform at the show, which is the region’s only human resources forum of its kind dedicated to the oil & gas industry, is highlighting the increasing need for training, professional development, skill building and employment in the energy sector.