Event Preview Kuwait: Oil and gas show 2017

Editor: Franziska Breunig

The Kuwait Oil & Gas Show and Conference is poised to become one of the biggest gatherings of the oil and gas industry in Kuwait. The event is scheduled to take place from October 15-18, 2017.

The last edition of the Kuwait Oil & Gas Show and Conference.
The last edition of the Kuwait Oil & Gas Show and Conference.
(Source: KOGS)

As the oil and gas business begins to rebound, the 3rd Society of Petroleum Engineers Kuwait Oil & Gas Show and Conference (KOGS) is poised to become one of the biggest gatherings of the oil and gas industry ever seen in Kuwait. The combined conference and exhibition will take place from October 15–18, 2017 in Kuwait under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Jaber Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah, Prime Minister of the State of Kuwait, and is supported by the Ministry of Oil, State of Kuwait, Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), and Kuwait Petroleum Corporation (KPC).

Meeting global demands

Organised by the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) and UBM AEM, this year’s event — themed ‘Shaping the Energy Future: Integration and Diversification’ — will bring together industry leaders, experts, stakeholders, and oil and gas professionals from different sectors of the industry, to discuss the latest trends, challenges, and technological advances.

“The future of energy is rife with complex uncertainties, which is how we selected this year’s theme,” said Nizar Al-Adsani, CEO, Kuwait Petroleum Corporation, and Conference Chairperson. “The growth in global demand will be entirely generated by developing nations, while greater energy efficiency from technological developments will keep global demand in check. Staying informed of market developments is necessary to drive long-term strategic decisions.”

By attending this year’s show, delegates may participate in four panel sessions with topics ranging from diversification along the supply chain to upstream innovation and challenges. The event also features seven special sessions, four technical special sessions, a ministerial panel, and an executive plenary session.

International participation

The call for papers received an excellent response with 628 paper proposals being submitted from 153 companies across 36 countries. 143 papers have been selected for presentations across 21 technical sessions.

More than 200 companies from 20+ countries will be in attendance at the parallel exhibition that takes place from October 16–18, 2017. The 14,000 sq m international showcase features flagship participation from NOCs and IOCs, state-of-the-art equipment, machinery, technological advancements and innovative services in the oil, gas, refining and petrochemical sectors.

Over 5,000 attendees are expected to attend KOGS 2017 and exchange technical and business expertise in a highly focused B2B environment.

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