Pipeline Magazine - ADIPEC News ADIPEC News-RSS Feed Fri, 17 Nov 2017 22:55:09 GMT 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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ADIPEC awards shortlist recognises achievements of oil and gas innovators https://www.pipelineme.com/adipec-news/2017/november/adipec-awards-shortlist-recognises-achievements-of-oil-and-gas-innovators/ Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition and Conference (ADIPEC), the world’s most influential oil and gas forum, has revealed the shortlist for this year’s prestigious ADIPEC Awards. 2017-11-09 https://www.pipelineme.com/adipec-news/2017/november/adipec-awards-shortlist-recognises-achievements-of-oil-and-gas-innovators/

Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition and Conference (ADIPEC), the world’s most influential oil and gas forum, has revealed the shortlist for this year’s prestigious ADIPEC Awards.

A much-anticipated cornerstone of the four-day international forum, the ADIPEC Awards recognise the achievements of companies, people, initiatives and technology shaping the dynamic energy sector, in diverse areas from female professional advancement to digital oilfield automation.

“As the energy landscape continues to evolve in the coming years, innovation will become even more essential to the further development and success of the oil and gas industry,” said ADNOC Onshore CEO and ADIPEC Awards Chairman, Saif Ahmed Alghfeli. “The ADIPEC Awards’ finalists are making a positive contribution, deploying new ways of thinking to meet present and future challenges, and helping create sustainable opportunities in the years ahead.”

The 16 nominees across five categories were deemed to have shown excellence within an area of critical importance to the industry, such as technology, finance, engineering, human resources and socio-economic development. The shortlisting process involved meticulous assessments conducted by the ADIPEC Awards 2017 Regional Select Jury, which comprises experts from across the oil and gas industry.

Names of the winners and runners-up will be announced at the ADIPEC Awards Gala Dinner on the opening night of ADIPEC, Monday, 13 November, at the Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi, Grand Canal. Hosted by Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC), the ceremony is attended by leading lights from across the petroleum world.

“The ADIPEC Awards highlight best practice by praising the achievements of innovative, future-facing firms and individuals,” said Jean-Philippe Cossé, Vice President – Energy at dmg events. “Each of our nominees can be seen as a source of inspiration, setting an example for others to follow, and helping raise standards across the oil and gas industry.”

 

NOMINEES

 

1 – Technological Innovation and Research of the Year

 

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™)

 

Saudi Aramco, WWT International

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

  

2 – Best Digital Transformation Project

 

ADNOC Offshore; Schlumberger

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

 

Saudi Aramco

First Intelligent CCS Project in the Middle East

 

 

3 – Driving Performance & Efficiency to Enhance Cost Optimisation

 

ADNOC Onshore

Leading a Sustainable Cost-Conscious Culture

 

Dubai Supreme Council of Energy

Dubai Integrated Energy Strategy (2030)

 

Petroleum Development of Oman (PDO)

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

4 – Social Contribution and In-Country Value

 

The Andhra Pradesh Mineral Development Corporation Ltd (APMDC)

Setting New Benchmarks in Social Contribution and Community Development

 

OMV

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

 

Shell International B.V.

Shell LiveWIRE: Boosting Local Skills and Enterprise

 

Weatherford

UAE – Meeting the World’s Demand Consistently and Competitively

 

 

5 – Young ADIPEC Engineer

 

ADNOC Onshore – Esra Al Hosani

 

Baker Hughes, a GE Company (BHGE) – Nicoletta Fiore

 

Saudi Aramco – Sarah Alsaif

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Global oil and gas leaders to gather in Abu Dhabi https://www.pipelineme.com/adipec-news/2017/november/global-oil-and-gas-leaders-to-gather-in-abu-dhabi/ Twenty-seven of the world’s leading oil industry chief executives will gather, in Abu Dhabi, on November 12, to discuss the new energy landscape and different models for growth across the industry. 2017-11-09 https://www.pipelineme.com/adipec-news/2017/november/global-oil-and-gas-leaders-to-gather-in-abu-dhabi/

Twenty-seven of the world’s leading oil industry chief executives will gather, in Abu Dhabi, on November 12, to discuss the new energy landscape and different models for growth across the industry.

The senior executives, representing many of the world’s major oil, gas and petrochemical companies, have been invited to the second Abu Dhabi CEO Roundtable by H.E. Dr Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber, UAE Minister of State and ADNOC Group CEO, ADNOC said in a statement.

The roundtable will provide a high-level forum for dialogue on the evolving dynamics of energy industry.

H.E. Dr Al Jaber said: “Structural changes in supply and demand are reshaping the energy landscape and pushing the industry to re-imagine what the energy company of the future will look like. As the industry adapts to shifting market dynamics, fresh approaches to investment and market strategy are needed to remain resilient and thrive in the decades to come.

“The fast pace of innovation across multiple fields makes absorbing and applying the latest technology critical to our efficiency, profitability and competiveness. At ADNOC we are taking a proactive approach to modernising across all our businesses to accelerate progress toward our 2030 strategic goals of a more profitable upstream, valuable downstream and economic, sustainable gas supply. The Abu Dhabi CEO Roundtable will provide a timely opportunity for an open discussion of the critical issues we all face.”

In addition to H.E. Dr Al Jaber, the roundtable will be attended by Amin H. Al-Nasser, President and CEO, Saudi Aramco; Dr. Kurt Bock, Chairman BASF; Mark Garrett, CEO, Borealis; Bob Dudley, Group Chief Executive, BP; Chan Chauto, President, CEFC, China; Pedro Miro Roig, Vice Chairman and CEO, CEPSA; H.E. Mr. Wang Yilin, Chairman, CNPC; Claudio Descalzi, CEO, ENI; Darren Woods, Chairman and CEO, Exxon Mobil; Hunter L. Hunt, President, Hunt Consolidated Energy; Sanjiv Singh, CEO, Indian Oil Company; Toshiaki Kitamura, President and CEO, INPEX: Yasushi Kimura, Chairman of the Board, JXTG Holdings (JX-Nippon Oil and Gas Exploration); Nizar Al-Adsani, Deputy Chairman and CEO, KPC; Dr. Vagit U. Alekperov, President, LUKOIL; Musabbeh Al Kaabi, CEO Petroleum and Petrochemicals, Mubadala Investment Company; Todd Karran, President and CEO, Nova Chemicals; Dr. Rainer Seele, Chairman and CEO, OMV; Vicki A. Hollub, President and CEO, OXY; Dr. Antonio Costa Silva, Chairman of the Management Commission, Partex; José Antonio González Anaya, CEO, PEMEX; Tan Sri Wan Zulkiflee Wan Ariffin, President and Group CEO, Petronas; Rovnag Ibrahim Abdullayev, President SOCAR; Frank Ning, Chairman of the Board, SINOCHEM Group; Eldar Saetre, CEO, Statoil and Patrick Pouyanné, Chairman of the Board and CEO, Total.

The Abu Dhabi CEO Roundtable will take place on the eve of the Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition and Conference (ADIPEC) 2017, one of the world’s largest and most influential events for the global oil and gas industry.

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Chinese oil and gas industry is big business https://www.pipelineme.com/adipec-news/2017/november/chinese-oil-and-gas-industry-is-big-business/ Major Chinese companies now rank among the biggest national contingents at one of the world’s largest oil and gas industry events, the Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition and Conference (ADIPEC), as they look to secure an increasing share of global resources and markets. 2017-11-09 https://www.pipelineme.com/adipec-news/2017/november/chinese-oil-and-gas-industry-is-big-business/

Major Chinese companies now rank among the biggest national contingents at one of the world’s largest oil and gas industry events, the Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition and Conference (ADIPEC), as they look to secure an increasing share of global resources and markets.

Almost 160 Chinese companies have confirmed they will attend ADIPEC, booking around 2,600 square metres of floorspace, while the Chinese national pavilion now ranks among the largest within the exhibition halls. The highest profile presence is from China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC), which has signed a landmark ‘platinum’ sponsorship agreement for the event.

“Abu Dhabi is a global hub for the oil and gas industry, and ADIPEC offers a gateway to new partnerships in the Middle East, Africa and beyond,” said Yueliang Guo, Executive Director of CNPC International (HK) Ltd. “Being at ADIPEC gives us access to the very top level of decision makers at every layer of the oil and gas industry, contributing to sustainable long-term growth for our business.”

China and the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) states are moving quickly to develop closer bi-lateral business partnerships, as Chinese companies move to secure access to resources, while oil-exporting countries look for new markets and opportunities for downstream investment.

CNPC has been a joint-venture partner in Abu Dhabi’s Al Yasat Petroleum Operations Company since 2014, alongside the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC).  In 2017, CNPC and China Energy were both awarded stakes in Abu Dhabi’s onshore concessions, with a total Chinese share of 12 per cent, alongside other international partners and ADNOC. There is now strong interest in the renewal of Abu Dhabi’s offshore concessions, as the contracts with international partners expire in 2018.

Chinese partners are also expected to make substantial investments in the planned Saudi Aramco share issue. In March, Saudi Arabia and China signed a series of preliminary deals that could be worth up to USD 65 billion if finalized, with oil and gas agreements ranging from exploration and production, through to downstream industries such as petrochemicals.

“China is the second-biggest consumer of oil after the United States, and the GCC is the biggest supplier of oil, so it is clearly in the interest of both sides that they develop closer economic and trade ties,” said Christopher Hudson, President – Global Energy at dmg events. “ADIPEC helps create those ties, while also offering a platform for deal-making beyond the Middle East. We bring together one global industry, in one city, at one time, driving growth, forging ties, and creating partnerships. Any company that is serious about building a global footprint comes to ADIPEC.”

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.

As well as attracting major players in oil and gas exploration and production, the event is also a showcase for Chinese companies wanting to raise their global profile in support industries, such as oilfield services, equipment, construction, infrastructure and transport.

In a notable success, China Petroleum Engineering and Construction Corporation and China Petroleum Pipeline Bureau were both leading contractors on the 360km oil pipeline connecting Abu Dhabi’s Habshan onshore oil field to an export terminal at the port of Fujairah. That put Chinese contractors at the centre of one of the United Arab Emirates most important oil and gas infrastructure projects.

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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Endress + Hauser returns to ADIPEC for 6th run https://www.pipelineme.com/adipec-news/2017/november/endress-plus-hauser-returns-to-adipec-for-6th-run/ ADIPEC as always is unprecedented in terms of organisation, participation as well as the outcomes. It is an exceptional platform wherein companies showcase or present their products, new technologies and solutions. 2017-11-08 https://www.pipelineme.com/adipec-news/2017/november/endress-plus-hauser-returns-to-adipec-for-6th-run/

ADIPEC as always is unprecedented in terms of organisation, participation as well as the outcomes. It is an exceptional platform wherein companies showcase or present their products, new technologies and solutions.

In short, it’s a consolidation of technology, trends, education, processes and action.

Endress+Hauser have been part of ADIPEC since the past five years now and the excitement of being part of this show has not lessened by any means. An extensive portfolio allows Endress+Hauser to offer proven solutions that address several measurement tasks and is fully standardised and aligned or enhanced safety and efficiency across different industry sectors.

“Innovation and invention has been at the core of all our activities and this year, we are excited to showcase all our innovative technologies and products which come with superior customer benefits under one roof. Participating at ADIPEC has always been of pronounced significance for Endress+Hauser considering the opportunities it provides to showcase all that we have to offer, to the right kind of people and to a wide range of personas.

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LED technology in limelight for hazardous locations https://www.pipelineme.com/adipec-news/2017/november/led-technology-in-limelight-for-hazardous-locations/ E2S Warning Signals, an independent signalling manufacturer, will be demonstrating their extensive range of alarm horn sounders, beacons, loudspeakers and call points for fi re and gas warning systems in offshore and onshore hazardous installations. 2017-11-08 https://www.pipelineme.com/adipec-news/2017/november/led-technology-in-limelight-for-hazardous-locations/

E2S Warning Signals, an independent signalling manufacturer, will be demonstrating their extensive range of alarm horn sounders, beacons, loudspeakers and call points for fi re and gas warning systems in offshore and onshore hazardous installations. The stand will feature key products from their extensive hazardous area ranges, in particular the new generation LED beacons in the 316L stainless steel enclosure STEx family and the corrosion proof GRP enclosure GNEx range, the company said. The ‘STExLD2’and ‘GNExLD2’ beacons offer multiple flash modes with high and low power steady modes, ensuring suitability for both warning and status indication. Using an innovative array of Cree LEDs, they are widely regarded as the world’s first genuine replacement for traditional Xenon beacons, offering an operating current of just 110mA, low inrush, an operating life of over 60,000 hours and effective light output of 338 candela, significantly higher than the 120 candela effective intensity of a 5J Xenon tube unit. E2S said it will also show the unique ‘D2xB1’ Class I Division 2 LED notification device, UL1971 listed for hearing impaired and suitable for NFPA72 Public Mode Fire Alarm applications.

The innovative beacon is self-synchronising on multi-unit systems without the need for any additional modules and features minimal operating current and in-rush.

Darren Mann, International Sales Manager, and Neal Porter, APAC Sales Manager, E2S will man the stand.

Hall: 8

Stand: 8423

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Flexibility in supplies underlines Raccortubi model https://www.pipelineme.com/adipec-news/2017/november/flexibility-in-supplies-underlines-raccortubi-model/ Raccortubi Middle East, the subsidiary in the United Arab Emirates of the Italian Group Raccortubi, is a stockiest and supplier of piping materials for critical applications such as chemical and petrochemical plants, oil and gas applications, power plants, shipyards, fertiliser and desalination plants. 2017-11-08 https://www.pipelineme.com/adipec-news/2017/november/flexibility-in-supplies-underlines-raccortubi-model/

Raccortubi Middle East, the subsidiary in the United Arab Emirates of the Italian Group Raccortubi, is a stockiest and supplier of piping materials for critical applications such as chemical and petrochemical plants, oil and gas applications, power plants, shipyards, fertiliser and desalination plants. “We are not new at ADIPEC,” said Sunzeev Swami, managing director at Raccortubi Middle East. “It is the fifth year for us to be at the exhibition, being a key occasion for reinforcing relationships with existing customers as well as building new contacts with potential clients, making them aware of Raccortubi business model and their benefits to becoming Raccortubi partners.”

The company has a significant stock availability of pipes, tubes, fittings and flanges in austenitic stainless steel, duplex, superduplex, 6Mo, nickel alloys and titanium. Within a market, which is becoming increasingly challenging and competitive while holding great potential and opportunities,

Raccortubi Group can really support companies thanks to the fact that it combines two complimentary entities, being producer, distributor and stockholder at the same time. As a producer, Raccortubi can offer competitive prices, minimising quality costs given its proven quality system, the company said, adding that as a distributor, it is able to guarantee customers a single contact with whom to manage the whole order – including both Raccortubi-manufactured products and other related items. Raccortubi Middle East said that because of its unique structure, it is able to fulfil project packages quickly and cost-effectively, directly from its local warehouse in Dubai,

Jebel Ali free zone. The on-demand production of butt weld fittings from half inch to 56 inches, together with continuous stock replenishment from the group’s integrated manufacturing plants located in Italy, means that the company can offer customers complete, tailored piping solutions to short lead times. Such a service enhances competitiveness of both the client itself and the project being handled, it said.

Hall: 1

Stand: 1250

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Protecting offshore assets with Avantguard https://www.pipelineme.com/adipec-news/2017/november/protecting-offshore-assets-with-avantguard/ By: Hempel A highly saline atmosphere, extremes of temperature and severe mechanical stress creates specific challenges for those needing to protect their offshore structures from corrosion. 2017-11-07 https://www.pipelineme.com/adipec-news/2017/november/protecting-offshore-assets-with-avantguard/

By: Hempel

A highly saline atmosphere, extremes of temperature and severe mechanical stress creates specific challenges for those needing to protect their offshore structures from corrosion. Failing to adequately guard against these harmful effects will cost dearly in terms of shortened asset life, increased maintenance costs and more downtime.

Pushing boundaries

Hempel, a world leading coatings supplier, has developed a revolutionary technology called Avantguard. A zinc-rich epoxy coating that exhibits the strength of a traditional epoxy alongside unrivalled anti-corrosion properties.

It does this by combining the ingredients used in traditional zinc epoxies with two new elements – hollow glass spheres and a proprietary activator. This makes the zinc much more effective in altering the electro-chemical reaction between salt, water and oxygen that allows the zinc particles to rust instead of the underlying steel structure. By enhancing the performance of zinc in this way – known as the galvanic effect – Avantguard is able to outperform conventional zinc epoxies. Galvanic protection is just one of three properties delivered by Avantguard to ensure exceptional levels of anti-corrosion. The activated zinc in Avantguard has a high tendency to form insoluble salts throughout the film that makes it less permeable to water penetration creating a barrier effect. This is a significant advantage as traditional zinc epoxies generally exhibit a low level of water resistance.

Simultaneously, the insoluble salts act as environmental scavengers and react with the chloride ions to reduce the movement of corrosive elements through the coating. This delays the corrosion process as the chloride ions are trapped within the coating and prevented from reaching the steel surface. This inhibitor effect is the third type of protection offered by Avantguard.

Continued exposure over extended periods often cause micro-cracks in the paint, which will eventually lead to real cracks and corrosion. The hollow glass spheres within Avantguard absorb most of the stress from the initial cracks and prevents them from worsening. The sub-products formed during the zinc activation process will then occupy the micro-crack and stop it from developing into something more serious. This significantly reduces rust creep helping to ensure the coating retains its anti-corrosive properties for much longer.

Hall: 8

Stand: 860

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Flowline specialists completes Middle East subsea project https://www.pipelineme.com/adipec-news/2017/november/flowline-specialists-completes-middle-east-subsea-project/ International energy industry manufacturer and service provider Flowline Specialists said it recently completed work on a major subsea umbilical, riser and flexible (SURF) lay project in the Middle East. 2017-11-06 https://www.pipelineme.com/adipec-news/2017/november/flowline-specialists-completes-middle-east-subsea-project/

International energy industry manufacturer and service provider Flowline Specialists said it recently completed work on a major subsea umbilical, riser and flexible (SURF) lay project in the Middle East.

Based in Jebel Ali, Dubai, Flowline Specialists FZE designs, engineers and manufactures a wide range of equipment for the global oil, gas, subsea and renewable industries. A subsidiary of Scottish company Flowline Specialists, all of its equipment is road mobile and ferry compatible for rapid deployment throughout the Middle East and internationally. Flowline Specialists was established in 2001, and employs over 50 staff across its international operations in the UAE, Scotland and the Netherlands.

The Dubai-based firm, which designs, engineers and manufactures a range of cable handling and deployment equipment, was contracted to assist in laying various flexible flowlines, umbilical and cables from reels of varying size and weight. Graeme Chalmers, group operations manager said: “Flowline Specialists FZE is very proud to have been involved in this major subsea project. It not only demonstrated the capabilities of some of our extensive equipment range, but also the expertise of our engineering and operations teams. “Over the past five years, we have invested in expanding our product range in order to best serve the needs of our clients around the world. Along with building a robust equipment range, we have established a knowledgeable, technically capable and client-focussed workforce. It is very satisfying to see that recognised by clients, who provide extremely positive comments praising the professionalism and can-do attitude of our experienced team.”

Concourse

Stand: CN35

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Goodwin eyes piece of Middle East spending and growth https://www.pipelineme.com/adipec-news/2017/november/goodwin-eyes-piece-of-middle-east-spending-and-growth/ By: Neil Frain, Manager of Actuated Valve Division at Goodwin International 2017-11-06 https://www.pipelineme.com/adipec-news/2017/november/goodwin-eyes-piece-of-middle-east-spending-and-growth/

By: Neil Frain, Manager of Actuated Valve Division at Goodwin International

Goodwin International Limited is again very proud to continue our long standing participation at ADIPEC in what is considered at the premier oil and gas exhibition globally. The Middle

East region has the most planned future growth and allocated budgetary spend and is therefore of critical importance in the planning forecasting and projections of future activities and strategies in the ever changing global marketplace. The quantity and quality of the attendee’s at ADIPEC has for a number of years now been excellent with very senior personnel from critical disciplines, such as procurement, approvals, materials, piping and instrumentation taking the time out from their very busy schedules to visit and engage with potential suppliers old and new and to view and investigate new technology, innovations and improvements in design. In visiting the Goodwin stand, attendees will be shown the latest in Axial Control and Isolation valve technology with full demonstration working models for both modulating control applications and quick closing HIPPS valves with video surveillance showing the closure. A fully integrated and interactive IPAD to ensure your visit to our stand is as appealing and informative as can be, supported by our onsite staff more than willing to engage with you and answer any questions you may have. For those visitors that require a little more privacy for their discussions we have a sealed of meeting room with video and conferencing facilities available.

Hall: 8

Stand: 8240

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NPS to showcase new well-servicing capabilities https://www.pipelineme.com/adipec-news/2017/november/nps-to-showcase-new-well-servicing-capabilities/ Ayman Naber, New Ventures & Commercial Director, National Petroleum Services speaks to Pipeline Magazine about the company and its presence at ADIPEC 2017 2017-11-05 https://www.pipelineme.com/adipec-news/2017/november/nps-to-showcase-new-well-servicing-capabilities/

Ayman Naber, New Ventures & Commercial Director, National Petroleum Services speaks to Pipeline Magazine about the company and its presence at ADIPEC 2017

National Petroleum Services (NPS) is an upstream well services provider in MENA region offering cementing, coiled tubing, stimulation, nitrogen, surface well testing, wireline logging and slick line in addition to drilling and work over. For the past 30+ years, NPS has expanded steadily and endeavoured to deliver its services to major NOCs such as Saudi Aramco, ADCO, Sonatrach, Qatar Petroleum, and many IOCs such as ENI, BP, Shell, and others in the Middle East and North Africa region, along with a recent foray into the Far East.  

What are your main goals at this year’s ADIPEC?

In addition to the marketing and branding exposure ADIPEC provides to all exhibitors, access to new technology is one of our prime objectives during this show. Since we are a solution-driven company, we continually seek out the latest deployable technology in order to differentiate NPS from our competitors. ADIPEC is the key regional platform where we can be exposed to the latest technologies and new service offerings within our industry.

Tell us about your stand. Are you launching any new products or services?

Our 100 square metres stand will showcase several new technologies that we now provide and as well as our other capabilities in general. For example this year we will be displaying our new fi ber optic solution for advanced well integrity and stimulation monitoring.

How do you see the Middle East oil & gas market at the moment?

The oil and gas industry as a whole has endured a challenging few years with the low oil prices. Being an upstream services provider we have been on the receiving end of the very severe cost reduction policies adopted by our clients, and as a result we have had to curb our strategic expansion plans and conduct a major review of all new projects. However, despite the many challenges, our teams have still managed to sustain growth, which is quite commendable considering the unsteadiness in the industry. This year, we saw a rebalancing of supply and demand accelerated by

OPEC’s decision to cut production. With prices now stabilised around US$50, we believe it is the right time for a recovery - perhaps a slow one, but nevertheless some upside. Having weathered the storm, we feel better prepared now with our optimisation and introduction of exciting new technologies. We remain focused on pursuing new ideas and new technology partners to better add value to our clients and to expand our portfolio.

What role does ADIPEC play in your growth strategy?

ADIPEC is considered the premier show of our industry, not only in the Middle East region but the world. It is an excellent podium for branding and marketing our services and interacting with our

existing clients, meeting new clients, exploring new technologies - through the technology sessions, and meeting with the technology providers who will also have the opportunity to approach us with their new products and service offerings as well. This event attracts key international players and we believe a new business model and forms of partnership will emerge to replace the single source. ADIPEC is a perfect venue for creating opportunities for these new integrated type of alliances.

Where are your key markets? Certainly the GCC will remain our key market, followed by North Africa and the Far East.

Are you attending ADIPEC to look for local partners/JVs/ distributors?

We believe NPS, as a large regional player with strong national presence and diversified portfolio is very attractive to the new technology providers wanting to introduce their latest developments. This challenging environment may likely present creative opportunities for us to further develop and enhance our existing service offering; to add a new business line, and even consider further acquisitions to penetrate new countries and expand on our geographical presence.

 

Hall: 5

Stand: 5350

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