The UAE will host Expo 2020!
  • Arabic
Supported by the UAE National Media Council
We are in the process of developing and improving our website, and we invite you to participate in our brief survey to measure the level of your satisfaction
Satisfaction Survey For UAE Interact Website
رغبة منا بالتعرف على مستوى رضاكم عن موقعنا وبهدف تطويره وتحسينه، فقد قمنا بتصميم استبيان سريع لقياس مدى الرضا عن موقع دولة الإمارات العربية المتحدة روعي في تصميم الاستبيان أن يكون قصيرا وسريعا كي لا نطيل عليكم، وعليه نرجو منكم التكرم باستكماله عن طريق الرابط التالي
استبيان رضا المتعاملين عن موقع دولة الإمارات العربية المتحدة

ADIPEC 2008 closes after a record week

posted on 07/11/2008: 1931 views



ADIPEC 2008 (Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition and Conference) was without doubt the most successful to date, organisers said.

The 4-day event started on a high note, with the official opening by HH General Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces. Later that day, British Prime Minister Gordon Brown addressed the Executive Plenary Session on "Working Together to Deliver Sustainable Growth: Innovative Teams and Technology Deployment".

This is the first time ever that a Prime Minister has attended the event, and signifies the importance of ADIPEC as one of the leading oil and gas exhibitions in the world.

Utilising the whole of the newly opened ADNEC (Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Centre), the exhibition halls were busier than ever, with 1,500 exhibiting companies and 37,000 industry personnel attending.

Visitors included a number of GCC Energy Ministers, including from the UAE, Bahrain and Oman, in addition to Sheikhs, international Ministers, dignitaries and VIPs. International attendees came from 89 countries, and there were more dedicated country pavilions than ever before, with debut appearances from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Norway and South Korea, making this the most international event ever.

A number of companies announced high level deals during the course of ADIPEC, such as ADNOC (Abu Dhabi National Oil Company) and Shell's memorandum of understanding under which Shell will evaluate potential joint exploration, development and production with ADNOC of offshore deep gas fields prospects, and ESNAAD's long term contract for the maintenance of its fleet of offshore support vessels to Abu Dhabi Ship Building (ADSB). Total contracts resulting from ADIPEC are expected to be worth billions of dollars.

The conference programme brought together a host of key industry executives and academia, and focused on some of the key issues facing the industry.

Speaking on the closing day, David Drake, Business Development Director, dmg world media, organizers of ADIPEC, said, "We were sure that ADIPEC 2008 was going to be a success, but it has surpassed all of our expectations. The newly opened ADNEC has allowed the event to grow significantly, and the support we have had from exhibitors, visitors and the venue has been phenomenal.

'ADIPEC has become an essential event on the oil and gas industry calendar. Already the 2010 event has a waiting list of new companies who have visited for the first time this year wishing to be a part of the next show. We would like to express our thanks to everyone who has helped make ADIPEC the success that it is today." The next ADIPEC is taking place from 1-4 November 2010 - and already 80 per cent of the exhibition space has been pre-booked, giving a tangible demonstration of the positive feedback across the board from exhibitors this year. ADIPEC 2010 will see facilities improved even further, with the opening of the Capital Centre, on-site accommodation, and increased parking spaces.

RELATED ARTICLES

19 June 2017 Zakher Marine International, Quality Marine Services build three offshore barges at cost US$350
19 June 2017 UAE energy strategy to save up to AED700 billion by 2050: Minister of Energy
18 May 2017 ADNOC signs agreement with Penthol for Group III Base Oil Sales into US
17 May 2017 Development of young Emirati talent a priority for ADNOC, says Al Jaber
09 May 2017 UAE produces 208 million barrels of crude during Q1 2017


Most Read