Editor's Comment: Oil & Gas and RPME 2017 Awards
Online nominations for the 2017 edition of the Oil & Gas Middle East and Refining & Petrochemicals Middle East Awards is open now.
I am delighted to announce the commencement of the online nominations for the 2017 edition of the Oil & Gas Middle East and Refining & Petrochemicals Middle East Awards – eighth in its series – to be held in Dubai on 12 September 2017. The last seven editions of the prestigious awards, which recognised stellar performers, received overwhelming response from the industry through an impressive volume and quality of nominations.
This year, three new award categories are introduced – Sour Gas and Sulphur Management Project, Logistics Service Provider, and Water Management Solution. As professionals directly at the helm of the upstream and downstream industries, each of you are the right judges to decide who are the best performers in the industry and hence, your nominations for these awards are precious. Please visit www.arabianoilandgas.com/oil-gas-awards for submitting your nominations.
Focusing on this month’s magazine, the cover story elaborates on a novel technology, which provides onsite analysis of difficult-to-detect chemicals, such as corrosion inhibitors. Corrosion is a naturally occurring phenomenon defined as the deterioration of a material because of its reaction with the surroundings. Corrosion has the potential to damage critical assets – from pipelines in the oil and gas sector to water and wastewater systems in the process industry.
Industries do not give much attention to corrosion except in high-risk segments. The annual total cost of corrosion globally is estimated at US$2.2 trillion. There are established and innovative approaches to control and prevent corrosion. The downstream industry should take advantage of these solutions, thereby reducing or eliminating the catastrophic impact of corrosion on the environment, public safety, and the economy.