Dubai to hold largest oil and gas exhibition in September

Published May 7th, 2001 - 02:00 GMT

The Arab Oil & Gas Show 2001, the largest event of this kind in the Middle East, is to take place on September 15-18 at the Dubai World Trade Center. The show, held once every two years, will be organized by International Conferences and Exhibitions (IC&E), and will be supported by the UAE Ministry of Petroleum and Mineral Resources.  


Among the topics to be discussed are exploration, extraction, processing, storage and transportation of oil and gas. The show aims at oil, gas and petrochemical onshore and offshore industries serving the Arab Gulf States.  


The show targets the public and private sectors, where more than 40,000 invitations are sent out to major GCC oil and gas producers, and an additional 20,000 sent out to the exploration, engineering and contracting private companies in the region. Over 3,900 visitors came to the show in 1999 from more than 25 countries including Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Bahrain, Oman, UAE, Kuwait, Iran, India, and other Arab and CIS countries. There were nearly 420 participating companies with 19 countries taking part including national representations from Germany, UK, Belgium, China and Ukraine.  


The exhibition will also have a series of seminars presented by exhibitors and leading names in the industry to provide a specialist forum for discussion. An Oil and Gas conference targeting companies’ middle management will also be held during the exhibition. 


The oil and gas industry in the gulf is one of the most important worldwide. The UAE is a major oil producer and exporter as well as a large gas reserve and is developing in the field of natural gas production and export capacity. Most of the GCC as well, especially Saudi Arabia and Qatar, have substantial expansion programs in the oil and gas sector. —(Albawaba-MEBG) 

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