Hosted by Petroleum Development Oman (PDO), the 29th Annual Conference and Exhibition of the GCC Chapter was kicked off today (23 May) under the patronage of His Excellency Dr. Abdullah bin Ali Al Amri, Chairman of the Environment Authority, with the participation of executives, engineers, and experts in the gas sector at regional and global levels.
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This year's conference, which is being held at the Oman Convention and Exhibition Center (OCEC) for the period from 21-25 May, is themed "Expanding Possibilities towards Excellence in the Gas Value Chain" and brings together more than 700 participants to exchange experiences, knowledge, and best practices related to developing the gas industry's value.
The welcome speech was delivered by the Chairman of the Gas Processors Association – GCC Chapter Hamad Al Zuwayer, while the conference's keynote speech was delivered by PDO Gas Director Moutaz Al Riyami. The opening ceremony also included a panel discussion titled "The Future of Gas in Energy Transition" followed by the awards ceremony for the winning technical papers in the 28th edition of the event hosted last year in Kuwait. The accompanying exhibition, in which more than 21 local and global institutions participated, was also opened today.
PDO Gas Director Moutaz Al Riyami said: “This year's conference themes and technical papers have been carefully curated to address emerging challenges and opportunities within the gas value chain. Our aim is to enable the highest possible value while supporting our journey towards becoming more carbon and cost-competitive in a sustainable manner".
The Gas Producers Association – GCC chapter was founded in 1993 and is based in the Kingdom of Bahrain. It operates under the umbrella of the Gas Producers Association in the United States, an organisation with a century-long history. With approximately 30 member companies, including PDO, the GCC branch is focused on advancing performance, optimising operational procedures, and strengthening various health, safety, environment, and technology aspects.