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Oman Petroleum & Energy Show 2022 successful in providing an impetus to the energy sector

A national-level event that focused on the future of energy and was in line with the Sultanate’s energy transition strategy to shift to a sustainable, green, and circular economy, the Oman Petroleum & Energy Show (OPES) came to a successful close on 23 March 2022. The event provided a significant impetus to the energy sector and witnessed a footfall of over 15500 visitors.

OPES was officially inaugurated by His Highness Sayyid Taimur bin Asaad bin Tariq al Said, Chairman of the Central Bank of Oman Board of Governors on 21 March 2022 at the Oman Convention & Exhibition Centre where he was accompanied by His Excellency Dr Mohammed bin Hamad Al Rumhi, Minister of Energy and Minerals, and His Excellency Salim Al Aufi, Undersecretary - Ministry of Energy & Minerals. Conducted under the patronage of the Ministry of Energy & Minerals and hosted by Petroleum Development Oman (PDO), the exhibition was organised by CONNECT while the conference was organised by the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE).

Conference Chairperson and Director-General of Exploration and Production of Oil and Gas at the Ministry of Energy and Minerals Saleh Al Anboori, delivered the keynote speech at the opening ceremony, which was also attended by Sayyid Khalid bin Hamad Al Busaidi, Chairman of CONNECT, SABCO Group, and Kamel Ben-Naceur, the 2022 SPE President and the Chief Executive Officer of Nomadia Energy Consulting.

The opening ceremony was followed by the OPES Awards presentation which was testament to OPES’ focus on industrial applications, technology and project implementations, and bridging the concept-practice gaps. The Awards honoured several companies that had achieved excellence on major fronts.

Dedicated to serving the varying demands of the oil and gas industry, the exhibition also featured a special conference organised by SPE which was themed ‘Shaping the Future of the Energy Industry’ and was chaired by Saleh Al Anboori. Commenting on the conference, he said, “For the energy industry to survive, it is essential that it demonstrates unfaltering resilience and the ability to absorb fluctuations in oil prices – something that we have been able to achieve by implementing timely, effective, and efficient transformation strategies and focusing on sustainable growth. With a diverse mix of experts, professionals, and decision-makers from around the globe coming together for insightful discussions, conferences like these are essential to understand the future of energy, the various challenges and opportunities it poses, and the projected trends in the oil and gas industry.”

During the three-day OPES conference and Young Professionals Forum, PDO Managing Director Mr. Steve Phimister joined as a panelist in two sessions, while a number of PDO staff and senior delegates also participated as presenters, panelists and moderators.

The company also received eight awards during the 2022 and 2020 Petroleum and Energy Show Awards, testament to the quality of the work undertaken by the company. And during the opening of its exhibition booth, which attracted a large turnout of visitors and those interested in learning about the company’s initiatives and services in various fields, PDO also signed four agreements with Super Local Community Contractors (SLCCs) to extend the contracts awarded to them until 2029.

At the event, bp Oman announced the launch of the second edition of its socio-economic report focusing on four key pillars – local economy, caring for our people, improving people’s lives, and caring for our planet. Meanwhile, Schlumberger welcomed H.H. Sayyid Taimur bin Asaad at its booth in OPES where he was presented with key highlights about Schlumberger’s footprint in the country in addition to an overview of its technology differentiation and outlook. Following this, the 50 years history of Schlumberger book was also handed to His Highness.

With a keen focus on innovative technology, OPES also had a dedicated digital transformation theatre for visitors to learn from and experience. Meanwhile, the Young Professional Forum played an instrumental role in providing the youth with key insights on trending topics and industry challenges while also offering a platform for them to learn more about innovative ideas and pioneering initiatives from experts and senior executives. The Digital Oil and Gas Zone and Digital Oil and Gas Talks also laid emphasis on increasing profitability through sustainable measures and were well-received by all participants and visitors.

The three-day show proved to be an effective business and networking platform and served as a key meeting point for energy professionals, oil and gas companies, policy and decision-makers, and stakeholders.

The next edition of the Oman Petroleum & Energy Show will be held between 22 – 24 April 2024. For further details, please visit - www.omanpetroleumandenergyshow.com

Oman Petroleum & Energy Show (OPES) to focus on energy transition and future of energy industry

With various mega-projects being initiated and realised, the Sultanate of Oman is gearing up for a transformational change in the energy sector. The Oman Petroleum & Energy Show (OPES) was inaugurated on Monday by His Highness Sayyid Taimur bin Asaad bin Tariq al Said, Chairman of the Central Bank of Oman Board of Governors in the presence of key officials from various ministries, top-level executives from global companies, and other industry leaders. Conducted under the patronage of the Ministry of Energy & Minerals and hosted by Petroleum Development Oman, the event is taking place at the Oman Convention & Exhibition Centre from 21–23 March. The exhibition is organised by Petroleum Development Oman (PDO) and features a special conference which is organised by the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE). This one-of-a-kind show will serve the entire oil and gas industry and lay a keen emphasis on the future of energy.

Some of the key sponsors of the event include Main Sponsor—bp; Principal Sponsor—OQ; Titanium Sponsor—Oman Shell; Diamond Sponsor—Eni; Platinum Sponsor—Baker Hughes, Halliburton, Oxy, and Schlumberger.

The opening ceremony witnessed remarks from Saleh Al Anboori, Conference Chairperson, Director-General of Exploration and Production of Oil and Gas, Ministry of Energy and Minerals, Sultanate of Oman; Sayyid Khalid bin Hamad Al Busaidi, Chairman, CONNECT, SABCO Group, and Kamel Ben-Naceur, 2022 SPE President, Chief Executive Officer, Nomadia Energy Consulting. The ceremony was followed by the OPES Awards Presentation that recognises companies that have made significant advancements and achieved excellence in major industrial fronts.

While OPES will serve as an effective business and networking platform for energy professionals, oil and gas companies, policy and decision-makers, and stakeholders, a key highlight of the event is the conference that is organised by the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE). Themed ‘Shaping the Future of the Energy Industry’, the conference will be chaired by Saleh Al Anboori, Director-General of Exploration and Production of Oil and Gas, Ministry of Energy and Minerals, Sultanate of Oman.

With a fine selection of highly acclaimed experts, the participants will convene to exchange ideas, share industry insights, and drive engagement through informative discussions and technical presentations on key topics shaping the current and future needs of the energy industry.

The conference agenda will feature an Industry Dialogue Session themed ‘Shaping the Future of the Energy Industry’. An Executive Plenary Session will focus on ‘How the Petroleum Industry is Preparing itself for the Era of Decarbonisation and Energy Transition’. Other engaging features of the conference agenda include 4 panel sessions, an Energy Think Tank session, 28 technical and knowledge sharing ePoster sessions, and an OPES Awards Showcase Pavilion.

Commenting on OPES, His Excellency, Salim bin Nasser Al Aufi, Undersecretary of the Ministry of Energy & Minerals, Sultanate of Oman said, “The Oman Petroleum & Energy Show is a national event that has, over the years, become a respected platform for the oil and gas industry across the region. This year’s conference theme reflects the major developments happening not only in the Sultanate, but in the wider region. Oman has made significant advancements in IOR/EOR methods, offshore drilling and field development, digitalization and artificial intelligence, and these will be debated and shared by leading experts through panel sessions, technical discussions, and presentations at the SPE Conference at OPES.”

Highlighting PDO’s involvement in the event, Dr. Bader Al Kharusi, PDO Oil North Director and Programme Committee Chairperson said, “We are indeed delighted to act as the host organisation of this prestigious event and are confident that all participants and visitors to the exhibition will find it to be a truly rewarding and fulfilling experience. OPES 2022 brings together the very best the Oman hydrocarbons sector has to offer. As we work together to support Oman Vision 2040 by reducing our carbon footprint, embracing technological innovation on an unprecedented scale, and operating more efficiently, it is evident that the Sultanate’s energy industry is taking monumental strides in its energy transition to a sustainable economy with net-zero emissions. The upcoming event will showcase many examples of how operators are delivering excellence, growth, and sustainable value creation within and well beyond our industry.”

OPES will also host a Digital Oil and Gas Zone featuring Digital Oil and Gas Talks that will unite senior executives, service providers, contractors and related suppliers, technology innovators, and industry experts to develop business ideas and exchange thoughts on revolutionizing the oil and gas industry with an emphasis on increasing profitability through sustainable measures.

The Sultanate has achieved significant progress in line with its energy vision to attain a green and circular economy that places sustainability at its core. Through national level, industry-leading events like OPES, the country will continue to stay committed to its goal of achieving energy independence while effectively developing resources such as renewable energy to lower production costs and enhance competitive elements in economic sectors.

It is worth noting that a special pre-conference seminar on current and advanced Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR) took place on 20 March. Additionally, The OPES 2022 Young Leaders Forum, an important feature of the conference, will take place on 22 March and provide young professionals with key insights on trending topics and industry challenges while also offering a platform for them to learn more about innovative ideas and pioneering initiatives from experts and senior executives.

For more information on the exhibition, visit www.omanpetroleumandenergyshow.com and for the conference, visit go.spe.org/OPES22.

Oman Petroleum & Energy Show Rescheduled to September 14

Muscat, Oman, 1 March 2020- Omanexpo today announced an agreed decision by all key stakeholders to postpone its flagship event, Oman Petroleum & Energy Show (OPES) in light of the growing difficulties of international travel due the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

Oman Petroleum & Energy Show (OPES), Oman’s biggest oil and gas event and one of the most important in the Middle East region, will now be held from the 14th to the 16th of September 2020 at the Oman Convention & Exhibition Centre, six months after the originally planned March 9th to 11th dates.

This proactive move is supported by the Ministry of Health, the Ministry of Oil and Gas, and the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE).

Ashley Roberts, Portfolio Director and Acting General Manager of Omanexpo, comments, “We have been having regular dialogue with the Ministry of Health, Oman, as well as the Ministry of Oil and Gas, Oman in relation to COVID-19. We as organisers must commend the way that the COVID-19 situation is being very competently controlled in Oman. We must be conscious that many organisations within our community are currently facing difficulties travelling around the world. It is for these travel reasons that OPES will be postponed until later in 2020.”

“Whilst we realise that the change in dates may amount to some inconvenience for companies it is paramount to put the health of those due to visit OPES 2020, and the wider population of Oman, at the centre of this decision. The outbreak of COVID-19 is a situation affecting the globe and it is having an unprecedented impact on businesses around the world, events, are of course part of this due to nature of the large gathering of people that they represent.”

“We believe that the postponement allows for the event to be fully inclusive and it is likely that it will be even better for the communities that they serve,” he concludes.