ADIPEC 2016: Emphasis on efficiency

The ADIPEC will play a key role in bringing together global industry stakeholders to the massive industry gathering to discuss how to do 'more with less' in this low oil prices era. O&GME is proud to be an official regional media partner.


Driving efficiency in the energy sector will form the cornerstone of the Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition and Conference (ADIPEC) 2016, according to oil and gas leaders, particularly those from the UAE.

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), organised by dmg events, and supported by the UAE Ministry of Energy, the Abu Dhabi Chamber, and the Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority, ADIPEC will take place from 7th to 10th November, 2016 at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC).

With $9.7bn generated in business last year – nearly double the amount in 2013 – ADIPEC has built a solid track record of consistent growth, bolstered by its capacity to bring international decision makers under one roof for the common goal of advancing the energy sector locally, regionally, and globally.

Billed as the premier meeting place for industry professionals, including C-level executives from the world’s oil and gas giants, ADIPEC 2016 will be held under the theme ‘Transitional Strategies for an Efficient and Resilient Energy Industry’, setting the agenda for the event’s distinguished conference programme.

Energy efficiency plays a critical role in limiting world energy demand growth to one-third by 2040, while the global economy grows by 150%, according to the latest International Energy Agency’s World Energy Outlook. The report also indicates that energy efficiency measures could reduce demand growth to 60% of what would otherwise be expected in the OPEC countries.

"What we are witnessing today is a transformation of the global energy landscape, one in which research, technology, and innovation play a fundamental role. We firmly believe that innovation and efficiency today strongly impacts on the economy of tomorrow," Ali Khalifa Al Shamsi, strategy & coordination director at ADNOC and ADIPEC 2016 chairman, said. "At ADIPEC, we are committed to serving the needs of the oil and gas community by providing an international platform where experts from across the globe can share best practices assuring a solid future for our industry."

ADIPEC 2016 builds on the remarkable success of last year’s record-breaking event, which welcomed more than 94,000 attendees, 8,500 delegates, 700 speakers, 2,000 exhibitors, and 23 international pavilions.

Christopher Hudson, president - Global Energy at dmg events, said: "Industry professionals recognise that they must stay ahead of the curve to be resilient in today's economic environment. At ADIPEC, we firmly believe that every challenge presents an opportunity, and embracing sustainability and efficiency is key to realising success. The overwhelming response we continue to see year-on-year reflects the industry’s thirst for knowledge and information, and we look forward to once again hosting a landmark event that helps enable the progress of the energy sector."

ADIPEC is again providing one of the world's largest-scale conference programmes, organised in collaboration with the Society of Petroleum Engineers, with topics and sub-topics covering both technical and non-technical functions in the oil and gas industry. The globally acclaimed forum will bring together government ministers, CEOs of the world's oil and gas giants, and industry experts to address the current state and future opportunities for the energy sector.

The ADIPEC Conference Programme has become the global platform for sourcing the latest and most credible information in the oil and gas industry, with continuous progress in both the range and the quality of proposals submitted. All abstracts go through a rigorous evaluation process by the Technical Programme Committee, ensuring that attendees and delegates have access to valuable content.

Nearly half of the conference content in 2015 was generated outside the Middle East, cementing the event’s position as a global hub for the energy sector. Last year, the ADIPEC Conference Programme received 2,278 abstracts from 540 organisations across 65 countries, breaking previous records. Organisers have been looking to continue the record-breaking streak, setting a target of gathering more than 2,500 abstracts, on topics ranging from exploration & production Geoscience to offshore & marine.

In line with regional and global efforts to continue exploring and developing offshore production, last year’s inaugural ADIPEC Offshore, Marine and Heavy Equipment Zone also witnessed great success, making the event the first oil and gas exhibition in the MENA region to dedicate an entire waterfront section to offshore, subsea, and marine products and services. The dedicated area gave more than 85 exhibitors from across the sector an opportunity to showcase a variety of offshore supplies and services, ranging from ships and rigs to oceanography and mapping equipment.

Also featuring at ADIPEC this year are the ADIPEC Awards, which celebrate excellence in energy, the Women in Industry Conference, which tackles some of the most pressing challenges facing women in energy, Young ADIPEC, a dedicated ‘edutainment’ programme designed to encourage students to choose a career path in energy, and a VIP conference programme for members of the Middle East Petroleum Club.

‘Industry must embrace the new energy landscape’

Oil and gas giants are calling for greater industry collaboration and an increased focus on operational efficiency, as global energy leaders prepare to gather in the UAE capital for ADIPEC 2016 in November.

The future of the industry depends on its ability to embrace the new energy landscape and drive efficiency, say experts. Speaking ahead of his participation in the ADIPEC Global Business Leaders’ panel, where international CEOs will be gathering to address the challenges and opportunities facing the petroleum sector, Patrick Pouyanné, chairman and CEO of French energy giant Total, said industry stakeholders must work in unison towards the common goal of achieving a sustainable energy future.

“The global energy landscape is witnessing a rapid change, influenced by economic challenges and efforts to reduce carbon emissions, which can be addressed by the emerging role of natural gas and renewables. All of this makes it crucial that industry players operate not only more efficiently, but also more closely, in a spirit of cooperation,” Pouyanné said.

“Technology, innovation, research – they all play an instrumental role not only in managing this transitional period, but also in leveraging the many opportunities that it presents. This is what makes ADIPEC an invaluable event for the oil and gas community, because it offers a global platform for stakeholders to collaborate and collectively address not only the imminent challenges in the energy sector, but the longer term picture that is starting to take shape. As CEO of Total, which aims to become the responsible energy major, ADIPEC is an event I would not want to miss,” Pouyanné added.

Highlights of ADIPEC 2016

The marquee event this year to set host a range of sessions and panel discussions during the four-day mega event, that include: three Global Business Leaders sessions, eight Executive Panel sessions, 106 Technical sessions, eight Offshore & Marine sessions, two Security in Energy sessions, eight Women in Energy sessions, eight Middle East Petroleum Club VIP Programme sessions, and six breakfast and luncheon sessions

Global Business Leaders sessions:
November 7-8

Topic: Sustaining oil production: how are global companies preparing to keep ahead of oil reserve depletion, squeezing the last drop of conventional oil and maximising recovery rates of existing mature fields, at the same time as harnessing the search to explore new, harder to find oil discoveries? Where does tight oil, heavy oil and shale oil fit within the overall conventional oil mix?

Panel sessions:
November 8-10

Topic: The objective of this panel is to have distinguished R&T leaders across the energy sector to share with us how their companies/institutions are successfully managing this transition, including how to: put more focus on low hanging fruits, while maintaining a certain balance on the overall R&T portfolio to preserve a consistent vision; cut costs without hurting the business, improving the overall value; explore systematically for opportunities from adjacent/crossover technologies; retain key competencies and expertise; emerge stronger and more resilient after the transition.

Technical sessions:
November 7-10

The four-day multi-streamed conference reflects the business critical needs of today’s industry, providing businesses with a comprehensive programme covering 106 sessions with over 700 speakers. Meet and interact with over 8,500 delegates from more than 120 countries from major IOCs, plus a multitude of NOCs, engineering contractors, ship builders, manufacturers, distributors and service providers making the ADIPEC conference the ideal platform to gain strategic insights and network with like-minded peers.

Offshore & Marine sessions:
November 8-10

The sessions will deliberate on reducing risks, containing costs and increasing certainty to achieve a successful appraisal offshore oil and gas fields. When more data does not equal more information; analysing the results to create and optimise the development plan. Key strategies for developing the field safely, profitably, responsibly.

Security in energy sessions:
November 8-9

Security in the oil and gas industry is becoming increasingly important on a global scale but especially in the Middle East given the importance of the sector and the requirement to upgrade legacy infrastructure, which till now has typically been upgraded through a system of patches, rather than an effort for full-blown network upgrades.

Women in Energy:
November 9

Venue: Al Maared Hall, ADNEC
Timing: 08:00 – 16:00

• Celebrating women as Ministers holding significant positions in public office.

• Addressing their day-to-day roles; making and implementing decisions on policy, and creating frameworks for the nation.

• Showcasing exemplary business acumen and leadership skills, inspiring the pursuit of leadership roles.

Middle East Petroleum Club VIP Programme sessions:
November 7-10

Taking place over the four days of ADIPEC, the 2016 VIP Programme caters to the interests of the MEPC members. Hosted within the purpose-built dedicated theatre, the VIP Programme offers members the opportunity to attend a wide range of exclusive industry briefings. Topics scheduled for discussion include cutting edge insights into issues high on the agenda of the C-suite members providing industry insight, intelligence and information in the controlled privacy of the Club for the business elites.


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