Posted on December 17, 2014

The 5th Offshore Middle East Conference and Exhibition, taking place between 26th– 28th January 2015 at the Qatar National Convention Centre, will see as many as 45 local and international organisations come together under this year’s theme of ‘optimizing performance’. This year’s edition of Offshore Middle East will be inaugurated by H.E. Dr. Mohammed bin Saleh AL-Sada, Qatar’s Minister of Energy & Industry, who will also deliver the keynote address. The event serves as a biennial forum dedicated to the advancements in the offshore industry, whilst addressing technological challenges associated with safe and cost effective development of oil and gas resources.

Experts to converge at 5th Offshore [].jpgIn addition to global specialists including Doosan Babcok, WIDETECH and N-KOM, local experts working with top organisations such as TOTAL E&P Qatar, Qatar Shell, Qatar Petroleum, Maersk Qatar, RasGas LNG Ltd within Qatar, will discuss key trends and opportunities in the petroleum industry. More specifically, industry-tracks such as asset integrity, drilling, geology and geophysics, Health, Safety and Environment, as well as management, production, reservoir maximization and subsea exploration, will be studied in detail.

Organised by PennWell Corporation, Offshore Middle East has established itself as the most prominent offshore exploration and production industry event in the Gulf region, combining timely industry insight and unparalleled networking opportunities to collaborate and conduct business. David Paganie, Director, Offshore Conferences, PennWell Corporation commented, “Global oil demand is expected to grow exponentially and accordingly, reliance on conventional hydrocarbon resources from the Gulf region will continue in the long term.”

“Offshore Middle East has grown in both size and influence, and continues to attract cutting-edge technology solution providers, and the brightest minds in the oil and gas sector. This event is ultimately about optimizing performance and maximizing investment across the industry,” he added. The Middle East is expected to be one of the main offshore growth regions, with capital expenditure going up almost 80% from 2011 to 2016. The Middle East and North Africa region currently accounts for 45% of global natural gas reserves and is a significant contributor to global output. With almost 48% of the world’s oil reserves, the Middle East will continue to grow steadily supporting the growth in regional population, income, and development.

For those interested in registering delegates for the conference, an early sign-in discount is available until 6th January 2015. Visitor registration is free before 22nd January 2015. For additional information, please visit: