International event Abu Dhabi to host largest oil and gas show

Editor: Susanne Hertenberger

The Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition & Conference is scheduled to be held from November 7–10, 2016 at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre in the UAE.

Industry leaders sharing their knowledge with the audience at the last edition of the event.
Industry leaders sharing their knowledge with the audience at the last edition of the event.
(Bild: The Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition & Conference)

Global industry leaders, experts, and decision makers are gearing up for what is anticipated to be the largest Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition and Conference (ADIPEC) yet as organizers reveal another milestone for the world’s most influential oil and gas event. The distinguished ADIPEC Technical Conference Program received a total of 2,775 proposals for this year’s edition of the event, marking a 22 per cent increase from last year, and once again breaking all known records for the number of submitted abstracts in the oil and gas industry.

Technical papers

Technical papers came from 571 organizations across 71 countries, with more than half of submissions from outside the Middle East, underlining ADIPEC’s expanding international reach and its worldwide recognition as the global meeting place for knowledge-exchange in the energy sector. It is anticipated that this year’s edition of ADIPEC will be the largest event to date.


The ADIPEC 2016 technical committee, which is comprised of 140 industry leading experts, convened on May 22, where 717 quality abstracts were selected following a thorough and rigorous selection process across ten technical categories, representing an acceptance rate of nearly 26 per cent. “Sharing industry best practice, knowledge, research, and innovation has never been more important and critical to the industry than it is today,” said Senior Vice President – North East Bab (NEB) Asset at the Abu Dhabi Company for Onshore Petroleum Operations Ltd (ADCO), ADIPEC 2016 Technical Conference Chairman, and SPE Middle East Board Chairman, Fareed Abdulla.

“The energy sector is currently witnessing a transformation marked by a special focus on efficiency, and stakeholders recognize they need to adapt both their business strategies and on-the-ground implementation to survive. Every year, we not only see an increase in the number of submissions, but also in the quality of papers we receive – making the ADIPEC Conference Program truly the go-to event for the latest developments in the world of oil and gas.” Held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Khalifa Bin ZayedAl Nahyan, President of the UAE, ADIPEC 2016 will take place from November 7-10, and is hosted by the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC), organized by dmg events – Global Energy, and supported by the UAE Ministry of Energy.

One of the largest events focusing on energy

The ADIPEC Technical Conference Program, organized by the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE), is now one of the largest events focusing on the energy sector, attracting technical engineers from the world’s leading national and international oil companies and service companies, and key decision makers from across the industry. CEO, Al Yasat Petroleum Operations Company and ADIPEC 2016 Chairman, Ali Khalifa Al Shamsi said, “Energy plays a central role in the development of the economy, and with global demand set to increase by one-third over the next two decades, there is a pressing need to create long-term strategies that promote safe and reliable access to energy. The high-level academic discussions that will take place during the ADIPEC Conference Program have the potential to shape policies that will pave the way to a sustainable energy future.”

This year’s theme

The overall theme for this year’s conference is ‘Strategies for the New Energy Landscape’, and the event will explore regional and global views, with more than 700 speakers and 8,500 delegates from both technical and non-technical functions within the oil and gas industry. President –dmg events, Global Energy, Christopher Hudson said, “The ADIPEC Conference Program addresses all the different specialties and sub-specialties in the energy sector, enabling industry professionals to acquire valuable information for every aspect of their business. The growing international participation in this comprehensive forum is testimony to the market’s thirst for knowledge that will allow organizations to thrive in today’s dynamic business environment.”

The 2016 edition of the ADIPEC Conference Program will feature two ministerial sessions, three global business leader sessions, eight panel sessions and five VIP briefings within the Middle East Petroleum Club that will tackle some of the most imminent topics in the energy sector.

Taking place in a purpose-built waterside theatre, eight offshore and marine sessions will look at industry-specific topics ranging from developing offshore oil and gas fields to new technologies and enhancing safety. ADIPEC’s acclaimed ‘Women in Energy’ conference will also be back this year to address the challenges and opportunities for women professionals in the industry.

The technical categories that will be covered within the ADIPEC 2016 conference program are E&P Geoscience, Unconventional Resources, Field Development, Drilling and Completion Technology, Projects Engineering and Management, Operational Excellence and HSE, Gas Technology, Offshore and Marine, and People and Talent.

More information: ADIPEC 2016