Pipeline Magazine - ADIPEC News ADIPEC News-RSS Feed Mon, 19 Feb 2018 21:31:42 GMT Gastech 2018 gets royal and ministerial endorsements https://www.pipelineme.com/adipec-news/2018/february/gastech-2018-gets-royal-and-ministerial-endorsements/ Gastech, the global exhibition and conference at the forefront of the international gas, LNG and energy industries, has received the Presidency of Honour from His Majesty King Felipe VI of Spain as the event arrives in Barcelona for its 30th edition 2018-02-19 https://www.pipelineme.com/adipec-news/2018/february/gastech-2018-gets-royal-and-ministerial-endorsements/

Gastech, the global exhibition and conference at the forefront of the international gas, LNG and energy industries, has received the Presidency of Honour from His Majesty King Felipe VI of Spain as the event arrives in Barcelona for its 30th edition.

The “Presidency of Honour” is complemented by an official endorsement from the Spanish Secretary of State for Energy, The Honourable Minister Daniel Navia Simon.

He quoted: “This major international event will welcome thousands of energy professionals to Spain and will serve as an opportunity to create and encourage dialogues and partnerships between the leading international stakeholders.”

These two endorsements stand as testament to the value of Gastech to the energy community. The conference is regarded as the most significant meeting place for upstream, midstream and downstream natural gas and LNG professionals to convene and do business. The 2018 event in Barcelona will bring these professionals together to exchange strategies for driving forward the ever-evolving gas industry.

With global gas demand forecast to surge by as much as 41 per cent over the next two decades, LNG demand is being put at the forefront of this new global ‘dash for gas’ as governments seek cleaner energy solutions to meet national demand.

The investment required in driving such expansion of the global gas and LNG industry could reach a dizzying US$9 trillion, according to Wood Mackenzie, with most of that to be invested in major new infrastructure.

Advances in technology, efficiency and market fluidity and the competitiveness of natural gas is set to drive more customers towards this ‘future friendly’, cheap and clean energy solution. Gastech is uniquely placed at the heart of the conversation, navigating the next steps the industry takes.

Nick Ornstien, Vice President Energy – UK, dmg Global Energy Events said: “As we celebrate the 45th year of Gastech we are extremely honoured to have received these accolades from His Majesty King Felipe VI of Spain and the Ministry of Energy, Tourism and Digital Agenda of Spain.”

The exhibition will bring together over 700 global exhibiting companies and 30,000 visitors from across the up, mid and downstream gas, LNG and energy industries worldwide.

The conference at Gastech 2018 will also feature extended ministerial and global business leader dialogue setting the scene for far reaching discussion along with the closed-door VIP Programme, LNG Procurement & Trading Forum, Diversity in Energy Programme and Young Gastech.

Nick Ornstien explained: “Gastech 2018 and its carefully selected programme will reflect the major strategic and technological developments taking place in the industry today.” The conference plans to address many other issues including the burgeoning trading sector, project financing and the interplay between gas and renewable energy in power generation. Gastech 2018 will also address project development, managing emissions, work skills transference, diversity in the workplace and project financial risk management.”

The Gastech Technical Conference has been significantly expanded this year to include upstream exploration and field development, through processing, pipelines and shipping to downstream petrochemicals and power generation. Spanning over 82 technical sessions, the technical conference will offer attendees the best business critical content spanning the entire value chain.

Organisers are currently seeking submissions for the strategic and technical conference. Industry professionals who are interested in presenting at the 2018 conference can now submit their abstracts online:

www.gastechevent.com/conference/speak-at-the-conference

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Endress+Hauser accompanies customers on the path to digitalisation https://www.pipelineme.com/adipec-news/2017/december/endressplushauser-accompanies-customers-on-the-path-to-digitalisation/ An overwhelming response at the Endress+Hauser stand during ADIPEC’17 for the interactive sessions/ presentations on various IoT & Innovation topics reinforced the fact that the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) has ushered in huge potential: predictive maintenance, asset information management and device configuration are just some examples of the opportunities digitalisation has in store for companies. 2017-12-27 https://www.pipelineme.com/adipec-news/2017/december/endressplushauser-accompanies-customers-on-the-path-to-digitalisation/

An overwhelming response at the Endress+Hauser stand during ADIPEC’17 for the interactive sessions/ presentations on various IoT & Innovation topics reinforced the fact that the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) has ushered in huge potential: predictive maintenance, asset information management and device configuration are just some examples of the opportunities digitalisation has in store for companies.

Endress+Hauser are driving IIoT forward through innovative products and solutions as well as by working effectually with partners. These aspects were clearly put forth at the Endress+Hauser stand. In today’s competitive business, tackling the challenges of reducing costs, optimising processes or increasing efficiency with yesterday’s solutions will not yield the required results to create a competitive advantage.

Availability of big data for analysis, increased connectivity, and secure cloud based applications etc., connect people, processes and assets, providing continuous inputs and improvement opportunities. The advantages of digitalisation in the process industry can already be seen clearly.

Increased networking opens up new opportunities in process optimisation and increases plant efficiency. Endress+Hauser are therefore constantly increasing its offer of products, solutions and services in order to increase customers’ productivity and system availability while expanding competitiveness. Endress+Hauser are not new to IIoT.

It was one step ahead on the path of digitalisation, when it introduced a pioneering sensor technology for liquid analysis in various industries over 10 years ago. Memosens was presented with the ‘Digital Champion Award’ in the category Digital Products and Services in June 2017. The award is a joint initiative of the German telecommunications provider Telekom and the business magazine WirtschaftsWoche.

“Innovative products that offer our customer’s genuine added value represents our best sales argument,” said Dr Andreas Mayr, corporate director marketing and technology and this statement echoes the collective sentiment at Endress+Hauser. This sentiment also resonated at our stand at ADIPEC.

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Ampelmann brings marine crew change solutions to ADIPEC https://www.pipelineme.com/adipec-news/2017/december/ampelmann-brings-marine-crew-change-solutions-to-adipec/ Ampelmann has supported the offshore crew change market with more than 180,000 offshore workers transferred safely to date – 100,000 this year alone through its innovative offshore marine crew change solutions 2017-12-27 https://www.pipelineme.com/adipec-news/2017/december/ampelmann-brings-marine-crew-change-solutions-to-adipec/

Ampelmann has supported the offshore crew change market with more than 180,000 offshore workers transferred safely to date – 100,000 this year alone through its innovative offshore marine crew change solutions. The company operates a number of motion compensated gangway systems which have been developed specifically for crew change operations in the Middle East, Gulf of Mexico and Asia Pacific regions.

 The company has already deployed three gangways in the Caspian Sea, off the coast of Baku since 2015 and Dubai since 2017. Ampelmann’s crew change solutions including the A-type, L-type and newly introduced S-type gangway systems are a safe, reliable and more cost-effective alternatives to helicopter and swing rope transfers.

Jan van der Tempel, founder and CEO of Ampelmann, commented: “The main drivers in the crew change market are safety and efficiency. There is an increasing awareness within international oil companies that current operations can be significantly improved in these areas to de-risk their logistics operation and ultimately increase productivity.

“A key factor for this is poor helicopter safety statistics and an increasing pressure on OPEX due to the ‘lower-for-longer’ oil price levels. We have already successfully transformed three operations from helicopter to marine-based crew change solutions in the last two years.”

Ampelmann’s commitment to innovative personnel transfer systems resulted in the development of the S-type gangway this year, produced specifically for the crew change market. Scheduled to start production in 2018, the system is designed to be fully integrated into large, high speed vessels for long-term crew change operations. For the global oil and gas market where volume of crew is high and the sea state can be severe, the S-type can continuously transfer 50 people and luggage within five minutes in significant wave heights of up to three metres. Due to the innovative design of the compensation technology, it offers vessel owners a huge energy saving of up to 50 per cent compared to Ampelmann’s current gangway systems.

“There is a perception that since the industry downturn there are less people working on assets offshore and therefore, a greatly reduced number requiring transport to their workplace. Our experience is that the industry continues to be very active and workers still need a safe and efficient way to get to work to ensure the sector continues to survive and thrive,” added Van der Tempel.

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Tubacex launches expanded range at ADIPEC https://www.pipelineme.com/adipec-news/2017/december/tubacex-launches-expanded-range-at-adipec/ Within its strategy to become a global supplier of tubular solutions, Tubacex has reinforced its product portfolio for the oil and gas sector - the complete range of stainless steel seamless pipes from outside diameter 3mm to 72” -and presented it all under one umbrella at ADIPEC. 2017-12-27 https://www.pipelineme.com/adipec-news/2017/december/tubacex-launches-expanded-range-at-adipec/

Within its strategy to become a global supplier of tubular solutions, Tubacex has reinforced its product portfolio for the oil and gas sector - the complete range of stainless steel seamless pipes from outside diameter 3mm to 72” -and presented it all under one umbrella at ADIPEC.

Tubacex showed at ADIPEC its reinforcement in fittings and special components extensive production program with the joint venture signed with the Japanese company Awaji Materia.

This strategic acquisition has enabled the company to complete the fittings range offered until now through TTA (Spain) and IBF (Italy) though a Thailand based manufacturing plant.

This represents an unprecedented opportunity to reinforce a key market, Asia, the destination of 69 per cent of the projects of Tubacex and 35 per cent of its direct revenues.

In this market the group’s gradual evolution from the standard product towards high value-added ones is particularly relevant, with the incorporation of Tubacex India in 2015 with higher level of competitiveness in the standard product, and allowing for industrial synergies with the Thailand fi ttings plant.

Speaking at the launch, Jesús Esmorís, CEO of Tubacex said, “We have been able to offer this new range to the oil and gas industry through our last acquisition of IBF in 2015, expanding the range of our products, and reinforcing the standard products through Tubacex India and Awaji stainless steel fittings division. In this sense, the customer can benefit from a one stop solution that combines Tubacex commitment to quality, ensuring customers a complete range with value added services from Tubacex Service Solutions (TSS), our global distribution network.

This growth reflects our strategy to evolve from a tube manufacturer to a global tubular solutions provider” “In the last 2 years Tubacex has invested in strengthening its resources so that we are prepared when the market rebounds as we expect it to. The Middle East markets are very important to us and we have devoted significant resources to build customer confidence here.

Our portfolio now includes a large amount of engineering solution for the end user, marking a qualitative leap in our business model,” he added.

From a commercial point of view, the offices operating in Asia have been strengthened, as the region with the highest growth potential worldwide and one of the main axes for the development of the Tubacex Group’s commercial strategy.

With sales presence in India, China, Japan, South Korea, Thailand, Singapore, Indonesia, Iran Dubai and Turkey as well as the expansion the Tubacex global network of own stock and service centres (TSS, Tubacex Service Solutions) in Asia (India, Dubai and Iran) the TUBACEX Group has rapidly moved forward its growth strategy, getting closer to the customers from a commercial and operational point of view to become the best partner in stainless steel tubular solutions.

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Bilfinger reaps rewards from technology launch at ADIPEC https://www.pipelineme.com/adipec-news/2017/december/bilfinger-reaps-rewards-from-technology-launch-at-adipec/ Bilfinger, a global engineering and industrial services provider, showcased its range of solutions at ADIPEC 2017 and launched its new pipe repair technology. Ali Vezvaei, Executive President and CEO for Middle East at Bilfinger speaks to Pipeline Magazine about the company’s ADIPEC experience. 2017-12-27 https://www.pipelineme.com/adipec-news/2017/december/bilfinger-reaps-rewards-from-technology-launch-at-adipec/

Bilfinger, a global engineering and industrial services provider, showcased its range of solutions at ADIPEC 2017 and launched its new pipe repair technology. Ali Vezvaei, Executive President and CEO for Middle East at Bilfinger speaks to Pipeline Magazine about the company’s ADIPEC experience. “For companies like Bilfinger, with technology and engineering DNA on the one hand and decades of industrial services know how on the other hand, ADIPEC is an ideal opportunity to bring our message across both the CapEx and OpEx worlds - bridging the two ends of the spending spectrum with an eye on “best cost per molecule,” Vezvaei said.

“Bilfinger had great engagement this year, showcasing our broad range of solutions from FEED, full field development capabilities and other engineering derivatives all the way to gas processing, pipeline solutions and life cycle services.”

The exhibition helps foster the discussions with customers and also amongst industry experts, which often leads to new or closer cooperation, other opportunities or even strategic partnerships that ultimately provide tangible value to clients, he added.

The company, active in the Middle East with around 4,000 employees covering engineering and technologies as well as maintenance, modifications and operations, launched a smart pipe repair technology: Loctite Composite Repair - an innovative solution developed in partnership with the chemical giant Henkel - aimed at increasing the plant uptime and significantly helping operators in dealing with unplanned events.

“This is a perfect fit for the gas industry across the Middle East, especially dealing with sour medium and having safety and reliability very high up on the list,” he said. Vezvaei added the company is looking forward to grow its business by driving excellence in plant performance to drive down the total cost of ownership while leveraging its i-maintenance solutions such as BMC and BCAP to help assets produce more with the same.

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Cimtas turns heads with integrated piping solutions at ADIPEC https://www.pipelineme.com/adipec-news/2017/december/cimtas-turns-heads-with-integrated-piping-solutions-at-adipec/ Founded in 1973, Cimtas (Group), a fully-owned subsidiary of ENKA, has accumulated more than 40 years of toplevel experience. The company has seven fabrication and manufacturing shops, six in Turkey and one in China, with an annual fabrication and manufacturing capacity of 210,000 tons and 190,000 tons respectively. 2017-12-27 https://www.pipelineme.com/adipec-news/2017/december/cimtas-turns-heads-with-integrated-piping-solutions-at-adipec/

Founded in 1973, Cimtas (Group), a fully-owned subsidiary of ENKA, has accumulated more than 40 years of toplevel experience. The company has seven fabrication and manufacturing shops, six in Turkey and one in China, with an annual fabrication and manufacturing capacity of 210,000 tons and 190,000 tons respectively.

Cimtas provides Engineering, Procurement, Manufacturing, Fabrication, Machining, Modularisation and Installation services to the leading players in the OG&C, Power, Metal & Mining industries and Construction sectors.

Each year, ADIPEC fully supports Cimtas’s vision of being the “preferred partner” by creating new contacts and consolidating existing customer relations. At ADIPEC 2017, Cimtas designed its Booths promoting a theme based on “IPS - Integrated Piping Solutions” supplying LSAW pipes, fittings and spools, all from a single location.

Thanks to IPS, customers now have the opportunity to work with a single company that provides seamless solutions, and to procure spools conforming to Cimtas’ proven top quality with a significantly shorter delivery time when compared to the industry standard. The newly-designed Cimtas Booth in Hall 5 welcomed visitors to the daily Cimtas Group presentations (LSAW Pipe, Fittings, IPS and Signature Projects). Guests were invited to use state of the art “VR system” technology to explore its new facility, LSAW Pipe Works.

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Stork receives encouraging response at ADIPEC https://www.pipelineme.com/adipec-news/2017/december/stork-receives-encouraging-response-at-adipec/ For Stork, ADIPEC has been a recurring event in terms of exhibitions, providing the perfect platform to launch and introduce new products and services to the market. 2017-12-27 https://www.pipelineme.com/adipec-news/2017/december/stork-receives-encouraging-response-at-adipec/

For Stork, ADIPEC has been a recurring event in terms of exhibitions, providing the perfect platform to launch and introduce new products and services to the market. Stork is a global provider of knowledge-based maintenance, modification and asset integrity (MM&AI) products and services.

Its specialist service profile consists of mechanical services like leak sealing, bolting and testing along with conventional services for inspection and testing, heat treatment, asset management and integrity solutions.

“This year’s ADIPEC mission was about getting word out about new services and the way we have planned our ambitious progress for the coming years to be the industry reference, every day, everywhere,” said Tony McAnulty, regional director for specialist services at Stork.

“We have integrated our services with the UK and Africa region hence this year, we displayed our combined portfolio of services at ADIPEC 2017.”

Stork showcased capabilities in sub-sea bolting and torqueing services, its innovative hot bolt clamp technology, and multidisciplined rope access services along with its existing cooper heat treatment expertise and deaerator technology. Stork highlighted its combined capability with Fluor’s operations and maintenance business, which creates a global provider of knowledge-based MM&AI products and services.

“We can provide services for the complete asset lifecycle, thus making us the perfect service provider who can perform a wide range of services instead of the client relying on multiple subcontracting companies,” McAnulty said.

Stork’s major Middle East markets are Saudi Arabia, UAE, Oman, Qatar and Kuwait. McAnulty said the company received great response at its stand at ADIPEC this year for the Hot Bolt clamp and Deaerator technology from clients all over the Middle East, which encourages the company to continue to introduce new services that add value to clients.

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Future leaders find career inspiration through Young ADIPEC https://www.pipelineme.com/adipec-news/2017/november/future-leaders-find-career-inspiration-through-young-adipec/ Young ADIPEC, the annual youth outreach initiative by the Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition and Conference (ADIPEC), has continued its successful work to promote the energy sector as a source of fulfilling careers for young Emiratis, hosting around 400 students from 17 schools for the 2017 edition. 2017-11-19 https://www.pipelineme.com/adipec-news/2017/november/future-leaders-find-career-inspiration-through-young-adipec/

Young ADIPEC, the annual youth outreach initiative by the Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition and Conference (ADIPEC), has continued its successful work to promote the energy sector as a source of fulfilling careers for young Emiratis, hosting around 400 students from 17 schools for the 2017 edition.

Held under the patronage of H.E. Sheikh Nahyan Bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Culture and Knowledge Development, Young ADIPEC is aimed at educating high school students between the ages of 14 and 17 about the wealth and diversity of career opportunities in the energy sector, encouraging them to pursue studies in the fields of science and engineering, and spreading awareness about these specialties.

In his opening address to the Young ADIPEC Forum, His Excellency emphasised that the programme had been designed in partnership with faculty and staff at Khalifa University of Science and Technology and of the Petroleum Institute, to help young Emiratis realise their potential.

“The young people who are participating in this ADIPEC Youth Forum represent the potential future leaders of the oil and gas industry, the wise people who will provide the leadership of that sector in the future,” His Excellency said.

“Future leaders attending this year’s conference are joining a select group of more than 1,500 students from across the UAE who have attended the previous conferences. Like them, you will gain a new understanding of the opportunities for satisfying and rewarding employment in the vibrant and challenging oil and gas industry.”

Launched as part of the 2013 edition of ADIPEC, one of the world’s most influential oil and gas gatherings, the Young ADIPEC programme has consistently expanded. Now organised in partnership with the Abu Dhabi Department of Education and Knowledge (ADEK), activities for 2017 included an Experiential and Edutainment zone as part of the ADIPEC Exhibition, where a series of hands-on activities introduced participants to engineering and science related tasks in a fun and engaging way.

Young ADIPEC also organised field trips with major companies in the oil and gas sector, run during the lead-up to ADIPEC itself, while the programme concluded with the Young ADIPEC Forum, a series of TED-style talks designed to engage and inspire young people to pursue energy-related careers.

Speaking to students at the Young ADIPEC Forum, H.E. Sheikh Nahyan Bin Mubarak Al Nahyan noted the importance of the transition towards renewable energy. However, he emphasised that oil and gas would continue to provide employment in the UAE for many years to come, and that talented graduates in science, technology and engineering would find many opportunities in life.

“Those are the people who will conduct an orderly and responsible reshaping of the oil fields and the petroleum industry,” His Excellency said. “Those are the people who will devise new and better ways to use sustainable sources of energy. Those are the people who will find better ways to produce clean water and control flooding and construct cities and build colonies in space.“That is why your education will shape our future.  We know that we need intelligent, creative, and hard-working young technicians, engineers, scientists and mathematicians.  We need qualified people just like you, and right now, and for the foreseeable future, the United Arab Emirates needs you in the oil and gas industry.

His Excellency’s address was followed by motivational and inspirational talks from leaders in education and business.

The Forum also included the first ever gathering by the Young ADIPEC Alumni programme, with several of the original participants from 2013 returning to discuss their path since taking part in Young ADIPEC, and how that involvement led to their current university studies in geoscience and engineering subjects.

As a special guest, former NASA astronaut, Colonel Alfred M. Worden, USAF-Ret., who was a command module pilot on the Apollo 15 mission, shared his experience of how science and technology careers can literally reach for the moon.

Held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE, hosted by the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC), and organised by the Global Energy division of dmg events, ADIPEC is one of the world’s leading oil and gas events, and the largest in Africa and the Middle East.

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Women in Energy Conference highlights growing role of women in oil and gas workforce https://www.pipelineme.com/adipec-news/2017/november/women-in-energy-conference-highlights-growing-role-of-women-in-oil-and-gas-workforce/ The closing day of ADIPEC has put the spotlight on the growing importance of women in the oil and gas workforce, with industry role models leading the Women in Energy conference. 2017-11-19 https://www.pipelineme.com/adipec-news/2017/november/women-in-energy-conference-highlights-growing-role-of-women-in-oil-and-gas-workforce/

The closing day of ADIPEC has put the spotlight on the growing importance of women in the oil and gas workforce, with industry role models leading the Women in Energy conference.

Held as part of the Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition and Conference (ADIPEC), more than 200 delegates attended Women in Energy, offering a full day of discussions aimed at promoting diversity and inclusion within the global oil and gas industry.

In the conference’s keynote address, former US ambassador to the UAE, and now president of the Arab Gulf States Institute in Washington, Marcelle M. Wahba, said many industries continued to have a built-in bias that men were better suited to certain roles.

“This is the glass ceiling that women contend with in male dominated professions or industries,” Wahba said. “When it comes to glass ceilings, I understand that there’s none tougher to crack than the one that women face in the oil and gas industry.”

Women in Energy includes an emphasis on supporting a new generation of female professionals seeking careers in scientific or technical roles.

Research by the Boston Consulting Group, for the World Petroleum Council, has found that fewer than a fifth of oil and gas workers are female. The disparity is particularly acute in offshore and marine, refining, and petrochemicals, in which women hold just 15 per cent of entry-level technical and field positions. By comparison, female graduates hold half of entry-level office and business-support positions.

“While the number of women enrolling in the science and technology programmes at university level is very high, the number of women entering the STEM workforce is not accelerating at the same pace,” commented Wahba. “Some social stigmas and stereotyped gender roles persist, and those jobs are often viewed as more demanding or more dangerous. That’s true not only in the UAE, it’s also true in other countries, in Europe and in the United States.”

While noting that the glass ceiling is faced by women worldwide, Wahba added that it is cracking, and praised the UAE for its commitment to expanding the role of women in both business and government.

“The UAE leadership has for decades championed women’s issues from education to employment, and everything in between,” she said. “The progress is very visible, and also quite unique, not only for this part of the world, but globally. I believe the role of women in the UAE demonstrates the progressive vision of this society and its leaders.”

Women in Energy provides a vital platform enabling women and men from many countries to meet, network and share experience. Held as part of ADIPEC, one of the world’s leading annual events for oil and gas professionals and decision makers, it is assured of high visibility across the industry.

A full day of sessions focused on the contribution women are making in the industry, both in terms of how women can be further empowered towards achieving their career ambitions, and by offering space for women to share their own professional expertise with their peers.

Speakers included women working at several international and local companies, including Petronas, Lukoil, Nova Chemicals and Tatweer Petroleum, sharing their knowledge and experience, and exploring strategies for promoting diversity across the board.

Held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE, hosted by the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC), and organised by the Global Energy division of dmg events, ADIPEC is one of the world’s leading oil and gas events, and the largest in Africa and the Middle East.

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ADNOC hosts the 13th rig owners seminar promoting operational efficiency https://www.pipelineme.com/adipec-news/2017/november/adnoc-hosts-the-13th-rig-owners-seminar-promoting-operational-efficiency/ ADNOC Drilling, an ADNOC subsidiary, held the 13th Rig Owners Seminar on the sidelines of ADIPEC. The expert seminar focused on advancing operational efficiency, resource optimisation, and cost-effectiveness in the regional drilling industry. It was attended by more than 200 professionals from the oil and gas wells drilling sector. 2017-11-18 https://www.pipelineme.com/adipec-news/2017/november/adnoc-hosts-the-13th-rig-owners-seminar-promoting-operational-efficiency/

ADNOC Drilling, an ADNOC subsidiary, held the 13th Rig Owners Seminar on the sidelines of ADIPEC. The expert seminar focused on advancing operational efficiency, resource optimisation, and cost-effectiveness in the regional drilling industry. It was attended by more than 200 professionals from the oil and gas wells drilling sector.

ADNOC Drilling Chief Executive Officer Abdalla Saeed Al Suwaidi said that hosting this specialised seminar, for the 13th year in a row, reflects ADNOC’s leading role in supporting collaboration among industry players in the region and contributes to the advancement and growth of the international energy sector.

Al Suwaidi said: “Based upon ADNOC’s 2030 smart growth strategy to deliver a more profitable upstream, ADNOC Drilling proactively responds to market changes and drives performance while optimising costs and ensuring a continued focus on HSE. To share and discuss our transformative journey, with the wider drilling industry, we decided for this strategic seminar to focus on operational efficiency, as the foundation of excellence.

“Drilling is the backbone of the oil exploration and production industry and has a pivotal role in unlocking value from hydrocarbon resources. Opportunities to raise efficiencies, increase productivity, and heighten cost effectiveness have a direct impact on upstream project costs, making the expert exchange of knowledge and experience a particularly valuable way to identify industry best practices and progressive approaches to wells’ drilling.”

The seminar has been organized annually by ADNOC Drilling since 2005, in cooperation with the international accredited classification society DNVGL, to share best practices, and stay updated on the latest industry developments, needs and challenges. This annual event is attended by UAE, GCC, and international oil and gas drilling companies, classification societies, operating companies, rig builders, oilfield service providers, and marine and offshore firms.

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Energy sector is overtaking finance as target for cyber-criminals in Middle East https://www.pipelineme.com/adipec-news/2017/november/energy-sector-is-overtaking-finance-as-target-for-cyber-criminals-in-middle-east/ Energy is overtaking banking and finance as a target for cyber-criminals in the Middle East, yet companies in the sector are leaving themselves significantly more open to a successful attack, leading international experts have told the Security in Energy conference in Abu Dhabi. 2017-11-15 https://www.pipelineme.com/adipec-news/2017/november/energy-sector-is-overtaking-finance-as-target-for-cyber-criminals-in-middle-east/

Energy is overtaking banking and finance as a target for cyber-criminals in the Middle East, yet companies in the sector are leaving themselves significantly more open to a successful attack, leading international experts have told the Security in Energy conference in Abu Dhabi.

Co-located within the Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition and Conference (ADIPEC), Security in Energy recognises the increasingly critical importance of IT systems to oil and gas operations.

In an opening address to delegates, Ibrahim Al Shamrani, Executive Director of Operations at Saudi Arabia’s National Cyber Security Center, said 300 new malware samples were being discovered each day, and that his organisation was facing a growing number of attacks on the energy industry.

“The energy sector is trending to be the second most targeted sector in the country in 2017, behind the government and ahead of the financial and telecommunications sectors,” Al Shamrani said. “However, attackers are three times more successful in compromising energy companies than they are in the financial sector. In this era, if oil and gas companies think they haven’t been attacked, or even compromised, I can tell them, you are not looking hard enough.”

Recent figures from McAfee estimate the global cost of cyber-related crime, or illicit activity, is between US$375 billion and $550 billion per year.

In a keynote address to the Security in Energy conference, Don Randall, former Head of Security and Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) at the Bank of England, said he believed that figure was probably around US $400 billion, and growing at between 10 and 20 percent per year.

“When we look at the types of issues that could affect the oil and gas or energy industries, the three principles are still hacking, phishing, and false identity,” Randall

told the conference. “It doesn’t matter if you’re in the financial sector, in energy, utilities, the government, or anything else – the cyberattack will be the same, it’s just the consequences that are different.”

For those making attacks, the chances of getting caught are low. Randal said that in the first six months of 2017, there were 350,000 attacks reported in the UK, but it’s estimated that figure only represents 40 percent of the actual number of attacks taking place. He added that only 10 percent of reported attacks are then investigated by law enforcement, and only 1.5 percent result in any kind of judicial process.

In his Bank of England role, Randall helped develop new security protocols, including the creation of a specific Information Security Division, headed by himself as the Chief Information Security Officer, reporting directly to the board.

That model is now widespread in banking, completely separating the department that runs the IT infrastructure, from the team responsible for recognising and responding to threats.

“I think we have to be quite radical in how we structure the responsibility and role of those who are there to police cyber activities,” Randall said. “Seriously look at who is policing your IT, and ask is that the same person who is managing it, maintaining it, implementing it, and looking after it – and potentially covering it up? That’s the issue. You’ve got to work in harmony with the IT department, but you’ve got to have an independence there.”

Held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE, hosted by the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC), and organised by the Global Energy division of dmg events, ADIPEC is one of the world’s leading oil and gas events, and the largest in Africa and the Middle East.

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Asian buyers drive growth for global LNG trade, but demand a better deal from suppliers https://www.pipelineme.com/adipec-news/2017/november/asian-buyers-drive-growth-for-global-lng-trade-but-demand-a-better-deal-from-suppliers/ Growing demand from Asia, and particularly from China, will underpin market growth for liquified natural gas (LNG), say leading industry figures at the Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition and Conference (ADIPEC), but importers are also pushing to benefit from more flexible pricing. 2017-11-15 https://www.pipelineme.com/adipec-news/2017/november/asian-buyers-drive-growth-for-global-lng-trade-but-demand-a-better-deal-from-suppliers/

Growing demand from Asia, and particularly from China, will underpin market growth for liquified natural gas (LNG), say leading industry figures at the Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition and Conference (ADIPEC), but importers are also pushing to benefit from more flexible pricing.

Speaking on the sidelines of ADIPEC, Cheniere Energy Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer, Anatol Feygin, said Asia accounts for 70 percent of global LNG imports. He predicts China, which first imported LNG in 2006, will become the largest importer after Japan “within a year or two” as the market continues to expand.

“It has been growing at around 2.5 million tons per annum on average over the past decade,” said Feygin. “We see that growth rate increasing, possibly more than doubling, over the next three to five years and probably well beyond that, as China’s economy continues to grow, as it continues to urbanise, and as it aims to improve urban air quality and control carbon emissions.”

Cheniere is a Texas-based energy company, primarily involved in LNG-related businesses. Feygin is among the gas industry leaders speaking in an exclusive series of C-suite dialogues for senior decision makers at ADIPEC, sharing his insights into the future for natural gas and LNG in a low carbon, low cost landscape.

This landscape sees growing demand for clean-burning natural gas, and LNG providing a flexible way of being matching that demand with competitive new sources of supply. It also sees the United States transforming into an important energy exporter.

“The global gas and LNG markets have been going through an enormous transformation,” said Feygin. “In 2016, Cheniere started long-term LNG exports from the lower-48 US (US states, not including Alaska or Hawaii), something that was

unthinkable just 10 years ago and completely changed market dynamics, trends and business deals.”

With more competition among suppliers, there is strong pressure to move away from the multi-year contracts that previously dominated the LNG trade. Importers who once wanted contracts that locked in their share of a limited supply for several years, now want shorter-term deals so they can benefit in a buyer’s market.

Tokyo Gas is one of the world’s biggest LNG importers. It was a pioneer in LNG as far back as 1969, and today serves markets both in Japan and across several other Asian countries, including offices in Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Indonesia, The Philippines and Vietnam.

Kunio Nohata, a Member of the Board, Senior Executive Officer, and Chief Executive of the Power Business Division at Tokyo Gas, says that to offer reasonable gas prices to customers, the company needs to pursue a competitive LNG price.

“Tokyo Gas has been developing and enhancing its gas and LNG value chain by tapping into new markets and increasing value to our customers,” said Nohata, who welcomes the growing conversation around natural gas at ADIPEC.

“At ADIPEC 2017 we look forward to discussing the future of gas and LNG, especially in terms of how we can make it a commodity more accessible to consumers and how both producers and customers are becoming more creative in discovering and developing new market opportunities.”

Much of the discussion revolves around finding the right balance in the market. High prices for LNG led many countries to exploit previously overlooked resources, investing in new extraction and export infrastructure, and supply grew faster than demand.

Feygin expects new supply will be needed early next decade to meet predicted demand growth, but that US exporters will most likely expand existing operations, which have infrastructure already in place, rather than commit to greenfield projects.

“We see the global market evolving rapidly at present, and the speed of change looks set to increase as US volumes ramp-up over the next few years,” Feygin said. “However, I also think we are still quite a way from being a fully commoditised product, like crude oil, for example.”

Held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE, hosted by the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC), and

organised by the Global Energy division of dmg events, ADIPEC is one of the world’s leading oil and gas events, and the largest in Africa and the Middle East.

ADIPEC is being held at Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre from 13 to 16 November 2017.

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ADIPEC 2017 Awards recognise energy industry innovation https://www.pipelineme.com/adipec-news/2017/november/adipec-2017-awards-recognise-energy-industry-innovation/ Achievements in the oil and gas industry have been honoured, with the presentation of the prestigious ADIPEC Awards, rounding out the opening day of the Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition and Conference (ADIPEC). 2017-11-14 https://www.pipelineme.com/adipec-news/2017/november/adipec-2017-awards-recognise-energy-industry-innovation/

Achievements in the oil and gas industry have been honoured, with the presentation of the prestigious ADIPEC Awards, rounding out the opening day of the Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition and Conference (ADIPEC).

The ADIPEC Awards recognise the achievements of businesses, initiatives and individuals shaping the rapidly changing industry. ADNOC’s Onshore CEO and ADIPEC Awards Chairman, Saif Ahmed Alghfeli, said this year’s awards had been the most successful ever, attracting 407 entries from more than 132 companies, based in 34 countries.

“I have had the privilege of working alongside the Regional Select Jury in the selection process of the ADIPEC Awards and I would like to thank them for their dedication and hard work in evaluating the very high-quality entries,” Alghfeli said.

“The task has not been an easy one. They have all submitted excellent projects and reaching the final stage in this stringent process is a great achievement.”

Winners were announced at the ADIPEC Awards Gala Dinner, hosted by Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC), and held at the Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi, Grand Canal in Al Maqta.

Each had demonstrated excellence within an area of significance to the oil and gas industry, from digitalisation to socio-economic development.

Saudi Aramco was highly successful. Company projects won two categories, and a Saudi Aramco employee also won Young ADIPEC Engineer.

“The ADIPEC Awards are among the most prestigious awards recognitions in the industry,” said Saudi Aramco engineer and researcher, Abubaker Alsaeed, who was at the ceremony to collect two of the awards won by Saudi Aramco teams.

“The awards are an inspiration for us to work hard, to overcome the challenges that we face in the industry and in our operations every day, and this recognition is a motivation for all of us to achieve even more.”

As the winner of the Young ADIPEC Engineer award, Sarah Alsaif was particularly pleased to be among a group of finalists where all those shortlisted were female.

“When you see a woman winning an award, it gives you encouragement, and it gives a push for young women to achieve more in the industry and to be proud of their work,” said Alsaif. “We have a lot of women doing a lot of really good work, and to be participating in and winning events, such as the ADIPEC Awards, helps show what we are achieving.”

The judging process, which ran from August to September, involved detailed assessments conducted by a jury of industry experts. They included senior executives and professionals drawn from national and international oil and gas companies; engineering, procurement and construction firms; professional bodies and academic institutions.

One of the judges, Mubadala Petroleum’s Drilling Director, Adel Shaaya, said: “I’m very honoured and privileged to be part of the prestigious ADIPEC Awards 2017 Jury committee and to have been able to assess the very promising and excellent entries.

“We had a challenging time, during the selection process, due to the number of impressive entrants, most of whom were qualified to win an award. The ADIPEC Awards set high standards for the oil and gas industry in the MENA region and beyond.”

Fellow jury member, Aseel Hamoodi, Talent Development Unit Manager at ADNOC, said: “The ADIPEC Awards have become the industry’s most prestigious platform on which to demonstrate and showcase the industry’s successes through their relentless drive for innovation.”

 

Winners and runner ups

 

1 – Technological Innovation and Research of the Year

Winner

Saudi Aramco, WWT International

World’s Slimmest CT Tractor for Matrix Acidizing Stimulations, Interventions and Logging in Extended-Reach Wells

 

Runner-Up (in alphabetical order)

Dr Esra Al Hosani, ADNOC Onshore, University of Bath

Electrical Capacitance Tomography for Real-Time Monitoring of Process Pipelines

Saudi Aramco; Baker Hughes, a GE Company (BHGE)

Cable-Deployed Electric Submersible Pump (TransCoil™)


2 – Best Digital Transformation Project

Winner

Saudi Aramco

First Intelligent CCS Project in the Middle East

 

Runners-up (in alphabetical order)

ADNOC Offshore

Digital Transformation: Delivering an Integrated Real-Time Asset Surveillance for Wells and Facilities Offshore

Petroleum Development of Oman (PDO)

Increasing Value through Digital Transformation; A Case Study from PDO’s Thermal EOR Asset


3 – Driving Performance & Efficiency to Enhance Cost Optimisation

Winner

Dubai Supreme Council of Energy

Dubai Integrated Energy Strategy (2030)


Runners-up (in alphabetical order)

ADNOC Onshore

Leading a Sustainable Cost-Conscious Culture

Petroleum Development of Oman (PDO)

Innovative Approaches Concepts: New Gas Wells Delivery Acceleration and Flaring Optimisation


4 – Social Contribution and In-Country Value

Winner

OMV

Women’s Empowerment Programme – Making History and Changing the Future

 

Runners-up (in alphabetical order)

The Andhra Pradesh Mineral Development Corporation Ltd (APMDC)

Setting New Benchmarks in Social Contribution and Community Development

Shell International BV

Shell LiveWIRE: Boosting Local Skills and Enterprise

Weatherford

UAE – Meeting the World’s Demand Consistently and Competitively


5 – Young ADIPEC Engineer

Winner

Saudi Aramco

Sarah Alsaif

 

Runners-up (in alphabetical order)

ADNOC Onshore

Esra Al Hosani

Baker Hughes, A GE Company (BHGE)

Nicoletta Fiore

 

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World energy leaders to meet in Abu Dhabi as ADIPEC opens https://www.pipelineme.com/adipec-news/2017/november/world-energy-leaders-to-meet-in-abu-dhabi-as-adipec-opens/ The UAE capital is set to welcome thousands of oil and gas professionals, industry leaders, and decision makers as the world’s most influential oil and gas event, the Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition and Conference (ADIPEC), begins its 20th edition on Monday. 2017-11-12 https://www.pipelineme.com/adipec-news/2017/november/world-energy-leaders-to-meet-in-abu-dhabi-as-adipec-opens/

The UAE capital is set to welcome thousands of oil and gas professionals, industry leaders, and decision makers as the world’s most influential oil and gas event, the Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition and Conference (ADIPEC), begins its 20th edition on Monday.

Held under the theme ‘Forging Ties, Driving Growth’, ADIPEC’s 20th edition will be the largest yet, with an exhibition bringing together more than 2,200 exhibiting companies, 27 country pavilions, and 100,000 trade professionals from more than 125 countries. The exhibition will span 135,000 square metres of floor space, including a dedicated quay-side exhibition area with tours of offshore vessels.

At the same time, ADIPEC’s renowned strategic and technical conference programmes will feature more than 900 speakers, in 185 conference sessions, with around 10,000 delegates taking part in the global industry’s premier knowledge exchange platform.

For the first time, the exhibition and conference will include the downstream petroleum industry, including refining and petrochemicals, alongside its established focus on upstream and midstream businesses.

Ali Khalifa Al Shamsi, CEO of Al Yasat Petroleum Operating Company Ltd., and ADIPEC 2017 Chairman, said: “The global oil and gas industry is undergoing profound change, and organisations are investing in innovation and technology to ensure sustainable, long-term growth. Increasing investments by NOCs in the downstream sector is a key example, as resource owners move to access value throughout the value chain. Within this environment, ADIPEC continues to evolve, providing a powerful, strategic, knowledge-sharing platform for the industry’s most influential decision makers, reflecting the most important executive priorities and playing a significant role in guiding the industry forward.”

Christopher Hudson, President – dmg events, Global Energy, said: “ADIPEC draws on the power of high-level strategic discussion to supercharge its value as a commercial showcase for exhibition exhibitors. More than half of all attendees have authority to make purchasing decisions, while exhibiting companies range from the largest NOCs and IOCs, through to global oilfield services companies, to suppliers of new and niche technologies. From both a strategic and operational perspective, ADIPEC creates value and enables excellence.”

Hosted by the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) and organised by dmg events, ADIPEC will commence with the official Opening Ceremony, which includes keynote presentations by H.E. Dr. Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber, UAE Minister of State and ADNOC Group CEO; H. E. Suhail Mohamed Al Mazrouei, Minister of Energy, United Arab Emirates; H.E. Mohammed Barkindo, Secretary General, Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC); and Lord Jim O’Neill, former Commercial Secretary, HM Treasury, UK Government.

The ADIPEC Conference Programme, one of the world’s largest and most influential speaking platforms for the oil and gas industry, will invite government decision makers to the stage in the first of two Ministerial Panels, which will focus on creating energy opportunity through foresight, vision, inspiration and innovation.

Ministerial speakers on Day One include H.E. Suhail Mohamed Al Mazrouel representing the United Arab Emirates; H.E. Tarek El Molla, Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources, Arab Republic of Egypt; H.E. Mohammed Hamad Al Rumhy, Minister of Oil and Gas, Sultanate of Oman; H.E. Dr. Ibe Kachikwu, Honourable Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Federal Republic of Nigeria; and the Honourable Dr. Fabian Pok, Minister for Petroleum and Energy, Papua New Guinea.

ADIPEC’s opening day will also feature two Global Business Leader sessions with speakers including Patrick Pouyanne, Chairman and CEO, Total; Bob Dudley, Group Chief Executive, BP; Tan Sri Wan Zulkiflee Wan Ariffin, President and Group Chief Executive Officer, Petroliam Nasional Berhad (PETRONAS); Vagit Alekperov, President, Member of the Board of Directors, Chairman of the Management Committee, Lukoil; Musabbeh Al Kaabi, CEO, Petroleum and Petrochemicals, Mubadala Investment Company; José Antonio González Anaya, CEO, PEMEX; Alexander Medvedev, Deputy Chairman, Management Committee, Gazprom; and Dr. Rainer Seele, CEO, OMV, offering a world outlook for the oil industry.

Topics will reflect the two elements of the ADIPEC 2017 theme. For ‘Forging Ties’, the emphasis will be on fostering relationships and creating business models for success, while for ‘Driving Growth’, CEO speakers will focus on pioneering strategies and breaking boundaries for global success.

Two C-suite Dialogues will complete the daytime programme, with live-on-stage interviews and interactive panels bringing the latest critical C-suite discussions to the forefront of the industry, including a keynote address and audience with Lord Jim O’Neill, former Commercial Secretary to HM Treasury, UK Government.

For members of the Middle East Petroleum Club – the exclusive venue for VIP attendees, including senior government and business figures at ADIPEC – H.E. Mr. Barkindo, Secretary General of OPEC, will also launch the 2017 World Oil Outlook. The comprehensive report, now it its 11th edition, will offer a thorough assessment of the trends and challenges for the medium and long-term development of the industry.

In the evening, the annual ADIPEC Awards will announce the 2017 winners of the prestigious accolades during a Gala Dinner at The Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi. The distinguished awards recognise individuals, companies, and projects that demonstrate excellence, best practice, and innovation in energy from around the globe.

ADIPEC 2017 will continue on Tuesday, when sessions for the Security in Energy conference, Offshore and Marine Plenary Panels, Downstream Global Business Leader sessions, and exclusive Executive Dialogue sessions for members of the VIP Middle East Petroleum Club all commence.

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Quality French presence at the ADIPEC show https://www.pipelineme.com/adipec-news/2017/november/quality-french-presence-at-the-adipec-show/ The ADIPEC show is a flagship event for the sector and the Middle East. ADIPEC has grown to become the world's second leading oil and gas event in terms of region covered, exhibitor numbers and, crucial to a show's success, quality visitors. 2017-11-12 https://www.pipelineme.com/adipec-news/2017/november/quality-french-presence-at-the-adipec-show/

The ADIPEC show is a flagship event for the sector and the Middle East. ADIPEC has grown to become the world's second leading oil and gas event in terms of region covered, exhibitor numbers and, crucial to a show's success, quality visitors.

Business France, the national agency supporting the international development of the French economy, is once again organising a French collective pavilion at ADIPEC, where some 40 companies representative of the industry's various sectors will be presenting their products, services and expertise to local professionals with a view to developing or strengthening partnerships, the agency said.

With major reserves (48 per cent of the world's oil reserves and 38 per cent of its gas resources) and an expected two-fold increase in its production between 2004 and 2020, the Middle East is a leading global player and the commercial opportunities in the oil and gas industry in the region are vast.

Despite a sluggish hydrocarbons sector due to persistently low oil prices, the Middle East is still a very attractive region. The quality and quantity of the hydrocarbons produced in the region, along with lower-than-elsewhere extraction and processing costs, make it possible to generate business that is still better than in many other areas of the world.

The expertise of French companies, their technological skills and their capacity for innovation have helped the French oil and gas services industry to garner international recognition and a leading position among European exporters.

It is an industry par excellence, with one or more international leaders in the majority of its business areas. Alongside operators the likes of TOTAL, it consists of oil and gas industry equipment and service providers which include world giants such as CGG and TECHNIP. The sector also has two world-renowned research institutes, IFP Energies Nouvelles and IFREMER, and several major engineering firms and contractors.

Aware of the new challenges of a difficult context, the French companies exhibiting at ADIPEC (Hall 9) offer solutions that serve the needs of operators: reservoir optimization, reserve development, precision tools for wells and surface units, facility equipment and surveillance systems, environmental protection, and more.

During the show OSVfinder launches the first online chartering platform for energy market.

The company is running a new innovating web application which revolutionizes offshore support vessels chartering by connecting charterers and ship-owners online.

The company is now running a testing campaign with SAIPEM. SAIPEM will be sending real enquiries through OSVfinder. This period of test will extend till fall. OSVfinder allows charterers, to quickly contact shipowners without using intermediaries. By using the geolocation of ships, an advanced search engine and internal messaging, the application makes offshore chartering simpler, faster and cheaper.

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Dow experts to showcase latest optimisation innovations https://www.pipelineme.com/adipec-news/2017/november/dow-experts-to-showcase-latest-optimisation-innovations/ Dow Oil Gas & Mining, a business unit of DowDuPont Materials Science Division said it will host a series of technical discussions titled Tech Talk sessions at its stand at the Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition and Conference (ADIPEC) this year. 2017-11-12 https://www.pipelineme.com/adipec-news/2017/november/dow-experts-to-showcase-latest-optimisation-innovations/

Dow Oil Gas & Mining, a business unit of DowDuPont Materials Science Division said it will host a series of technical discussions titled Tech Talk sessions at its stand at the Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition and Conference (ADIPEC) this year.

The sessions will feature Dow’s technical experts who will share insights and demonstrate the latest innovations for the oil and gas industry.

Through its expertise as a global chemistry leader and decades of experience in the oil and gas industry, Dow is continually developing solutions to help optimise supply, improve efficiencies and manage emissions, the company said.

This will be the eighth consecutive year for the company at ADIPEC, and it plans to showcase its latest technologies across the value chain, from exploration and production to refining and gas processing.

Adriano Gentilucci, Commercial Director - India, Middle East and Africa, Dow Oil, Gas & Mining said, “At Dow, we are on a constant journey of innovation to help enhance how the oil and gas sector operates by providing chemistries and technologies which address the needs of the entire value chain. ADIPEC is a great platform to bring together these innovations and engage in discussions with key stakeholders who define the future of the industry. As industry players increasingly look to optimise operations and perform more efficiently, there is no better time than now to participate in these game-changing dialogues.”

The Tech Talk sessions will feature local and international experts from Dow who will cover a variety of subjects that are particularly relevant to the industry in the region, the company said. These include innovations like anti-scalants for very high temperature reservoirs, UCARSORBTM NGL Adsorbents for the removal and recovery of natural gas and next-gen inhibitors and dispersants for optimised wax prevention.

Also on showcase at the Dow stand will be other proven technologies for oil & gas processes:

Upstream solutions: The EMBARK™ Range of Exploration chemistries, ACCENT™ Scale Inhibitors, DEMTROL™ Demulsifiers, AQUCAR™ Water Treatment Biocides, DOW FILMTEC™ Reverse Osmosis Membranes, and HYPERLASTTM Insulation Systems.

Downstream solutions: AMINE MANAGEMENTSM Program, UCARSOL™ and SELEXOL™ Specialty Solvents, UCARSORBTM NGL Adsorbents, as well as DOWTHERMTM Heat Transfer Fluids.

The full schedule of Tech Talk sessions taking place at Dow stand #6250 at Hall 6 during ADIPEC 2017 is available on http://www.dow.com/en-us/events/adipec-2017

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Ducab to power future growth of oil, gas and petchem sector https://www.pipelineme.com/adipec-news/2017/november/ducab-to-power-future-growth-of-oil-gas-and-petchem-sector/ Anticipating the future energy needs of the region, Ducab will be showcasing its latest generation of tailored products for the oil, gas and petrochemical industry during this year’s Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition and Conference (ADIPEC), the largest event for the industry in the Middle East. 2017-11-12 https://www.pipelineme.com/adipec-news/2017/november/ducab-to-power-future-growth-of-oil-gas-and-petchem-sector/

Anticipating the future energy needs of the region, Ducab will be showcasing its latest generation of tailored products for the oil, gas and petrochemical industry during this year’s Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition and Conference (ADIPEC), the largest event for the industry in the Middle East.

Owned equally by Abu Dhabi’s General Holding Corporation (Senaat) and Investment Corporation Dubai (ICD), Ducab says it has been at the forefront of delivering advanced products to meet the specific requirements of the OGP sector, both onshore and offshore, as well as the highest international quality standards.

The necessity for asset and portfolio evaluations amongst OGP companies will become increasingly pressing as organizations participate in a wave of consolidation efforts over the coming year or more, according to recent report by Strategy&.

As leaders in the OGP sector evolve their business models, power, instrumentation and control cable are areas where new investments can be used to increase operational efficiency, enhance project safety, and reduce environmental impact.

Eng. Jamal Salem Al Dhaheri, Chairman of Ducab, said: “As companies within the OGP sector adjust to the realities of the current energy market, a greater degree of price stabilization combined with a rebalancing of supply and demand fundamentals leads us to be optimistic about the future. In this environment, the ability to scale at value will be paramount, which is why Ducab continues to invest in its own offerings for the marketplace through products and capabilities which can power more sustainable operations and profitability well into the future.”

Ducab said within the Middle East in particular, the company continues to see increasing demand for its Ducab PetroBICC range, which has already been supplied to notable projects such as the North East Bab Field development project and BU Haseer Field Development Project in UAE, as well as the Sohar refinery expansion project in Oman, clean fuels project and the Lower Fars project in Kuwait, amongst others.

Ducab’s PetroBICC cables are designed to meet international quality standards, including hydrocarbon resistance and low toxicity. To meet requirements for use in the hazardous conditions of the oil and gas sector, Ducab offers both polyamide and lead-sheathed cable construction within the PetroBICC range, designed for on-shore applications, and a full range of rubber cables for offshore applications, supported by full technical services and joint supervision at site during installations.

These cables are all produced within the UAE, whereas traditionally OGP companies needed to rely on international markets to source their power cabling. The transition to a local supply chain in recent years has provided OGP companies with more agility in their infrastructure planning. Ducab’s investments in these specialised manufacturing capabilities within the UAE has also fostered a new generation of technically skilled workers in line with the Abu Dhabi Economic Vision 2030 and the Dubai Industrial Strategy 2030.

In addition to its line of dedicated products for the oil, gas and petrochemical sector, Ducab has also developed a portfolio of cables, power control instrumentation, joints & terminations, and technical services suitable for use across a number of industries. These include Ducab FlamBICC, the Fire Performance cable series; Ducab RuBICC range of rubber cables for flexible applications; Ducab SolarBICC, specifically created for the solar power market; Ducab NuBICC, which has been specially developed and certified for over 60 years operations for the nuclear power generation sector; and Ducab MarineBICC, a range of cables customized for the marine and offshore industry.

Ducab cables are approved by the Loss Prevention Certificate Board (LPCB), BASEC, Det Norske Veritas (DNV), American Bureau of Shipping (ABS), Bureau Veritas (BV), and Lloyd’s Register of Shipping in the UK.

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Saudi Aramco set for biggest ever ADIPEC presence amid NOC diversification drive https://www.pipelineme.com/adipec-news/2017/november/saudi-aramco-set-for-biggest-ever-adipec-presence-amid-noc-diversification-drive/ Saudi Aramco is expected to send its biggest ever delegation to this week’s Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition and Conference (ADIPEC), as Middle East national oil companies (NOCs) establish new commercial partnerships and diversify their operations to ensure sustained long-term growth. 2017-11-12 https://www.pipelineme.com/adipec-news/2017/november/saudi-aramco-set-for-biggest-ever-adipec-presence-amid-noc-diversification-drive/

Saudi Aramco is expected to send its biggest ever delegation to this week’s Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition and Conference (ADIPEC), as Middle East national oil companies (NOCs) establish new commercial partnerships and diversify their operations to ensure sustained long-term growth.

With a production capacity of around 12 million barrels of oil per day and rights to at least 260 billion barrels of recoverable oil in the Kingdom, Saudi Aramco controls around 15 per cent of the world’s oil reserves. While the company moves forward with plans for a historic stock market listing, it is also making a series of strategic investments worldwide. These look beyond exploration and production to create a more diversified business, which is part of a more diversified Saudi economy.

In just the past few weeks the company has agreed to buy a 50 per cent share in a polymers and glycol manufacturing project in Malaysia from Petronas and has opened a new office in India, part of long-term plans for the Indian market that include oil supply, refining, marketing, and renewables, as well as petrochemicals and lubricants.

It has also signed a joint-venture agreement with Rowan Companies to establish a new offshore drilling business, ARO Drilling, which will operate a fleet of jack-up barges, many to be Saudi-made, and a partnership agreement with Russia’s Gazprom that covers drilling and well workover technologies, improvements to pumping systems, and the development of large-scale non-metal pipes.

“This is very typical of the strategic thinking we are seeing at the major NOCs, investing across the full value chain of oil and gas, as well as in oilfield services,” said Christopher Hudson, President – Global Energy at dmg events. “At ADIPEC, we provide a platform that can accelerate the process of identifying and agreeing new strategic partnerships. We are a global meeting point, bringing together the most senior decision makers from across the industry, creating unrivalled opportunities for networking at the highest levels of business and government.”

To be held under the theme ‘Forging Ties, Driving Growth’, ADIPEC 2017 is expected to host more than 10,000 delegates, 2,200 exhibiting companies, 900 speakers, and in excess 100,000 visitors from 135 countries. Those numbers include the top executives from some of the biggest names in oil and gas, and the four-day event is considered as the premier meeting place for energy ministers and C-level executives from the world’s oil and gas giants.

The event includes highly regarded strategic and technical conferences, as well as the landmark trade exhibition. Specialised sectors within ADIPEC will focus on security in energy, the offshore and marine industry, and the role of women in energy. The programme for 2017 also expands to include the downstream industry for the first time, reflecting the increasingly broad operations of NOCs.

“The business model for NOCs is evolving quickly, particularly in terms of investments in the downstream sector, so they can capture revenue at each step in the value chain, and in taking a more comprehensive view of their role as an energy business,” said Christopher Hudson.

“On the downstream side, we are seeing accelerating investments in refining and processing oil into a finished product, including petrochemicals such as fertilizers and polymers for plastic manufacturing, as well as refineries for fuel. On the energy side, natural gas is seen as an important source of future growth, and oil companies are emerging as important investors in renewable energy.”

Held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE, hosted by the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC), and organised by the Global Energy division of dmg events, ADIPEC is one of the world’s leading oil and gas events, and the largest in Africa and the Middle East.

ADIPEC will be held at Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre from 13 to 16 November 2017.

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Honeywell pushes smart technology conversation at ADIPEC https://www.pipelineme.com/adipec-news/2017/november/honeywell-pushes-smart-technology-conversation-at-adipec/ Honeywell will present its ‘Honeywell Connected Plant’ offering at ADIPEC 2017 as the firm looks to advance operational excellence in regional industries. 2017-11-12 https://www.pipelineme.com/adipec-news/2017/november/honeywell-pushes-smart-technology-conversation-at-adipec/

Honeywell will present its ‘Honeywell Connected Plant’ offering at ADIPEC 2017 as the firm looks to advance operational excellence in regional industries.

The company’s broad range of smart technologies that will be showcased at ADIPEC can maximise plant throughput and yields by seven per cent, improve plant availability by two per cent, and ultimately deliver a potential annual profit increase of up to $26m (Based on a medium-sized refinery in the US).

Aside from advanced software, the showcase also features connected solutions to promote worker safety along with physical and cyber security platforms. These include industry-leading gas detection as well as early warning systems and technology to manage crises and mitigate risk.

 “Oil and gas organisations in the Middle East are focused on optimising asset performance and safety in a way that increases profitability across the entire enterprise, and we recognise that making intelligent use of data is crucial to staying competitive,” said Norm Gilsdorf, president, Honeywell Middle East, Russia, Turkey & Central Asia.

“At Honeywell, we leverage the power of IIoT through advanced software to connect the entire plant operation – from workers to infrastructure – enabling it to perform more intelligently and eliminating unnecessary cost, downtime and complexity. Honeywell has been supplying key technologies to support the global oil and gas industries for over 100 years, and we look forward to leading the ‘connected’ conversation at ADIPEC 2017.”

Honeywell Connected Plant integrates the three core pillars of Connected Processes, Connected Assets, and Connected People. Through this approach, Honeywell ensures that operators have the ultimate tools to access and analyse data, in real time, to best understand the condition of their plant, people, and assets, making operations more reliable, profitable, and secure than ever before.

Visitors to Honeywell’s stand (US Pavilion, Hall 7, Stand 7310) can experience several of Honeywell’s products and solutions for oil and gas applications.

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Hydropulsion looks to strengthen wellbore intervention business https://www.pipelineme.com/adipec-news/2017/november/hydropulsion-looks-to-strengthen-wellbore-intervention-business/ By: Hydropulsion 2017-11-09 https://www.pipelineme.com/adipec-news/2017/november/hydropulsion-looks-to-strengthen-wellbore-intervention-business/

Hydropulsion specialises in the supply of engineered solutions for a wide range of downhole well intervention operations. Downhole jetting equipment includes the StoneAge SpinCat range of wellbore clean up tools. These tools have been used extensively in oil, gas, and geothermal wells for the removal of many types of deposits including; paraffin, asphaltines, hydrates, calcium carbonate, barium sulphate and corrosion products.

ADIPEC is one of the most important oil and gas shows in one of the most important regions of the world, the company said. Hydropulsion’s aim at this year’s ADIPEC is to strengthen our business relationships with our existing client base and create new  connections. “We would like to highlight Well Intervention &  Service companies in the MENA region that

Hydropulsion Ltd are the factory authorised dealer for the market leading SpinCat Rotating Washtool for well cleanout and optimisation,” said a company spokesperson. Hydropulsion will be part of the Scottish Development International Pavilion and will have the latest 1.250” SpinCat as well as a 1.688” cut away version available. The SpinCat Rotating Washtool has been active operationally in Middle East for over 10 years. CT companies use the SpinCat as their Go-To tool for well clean out operations to help them maximise their client’s asset value and deliver the lowest cost per barrel of oil equivalent. The company said it expects to see great success from the show despite current market conditions, adding that its products and spares are priced very favourably to ensure there is a long lifespan of the equipment and a benefit to the end user.

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