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Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) and its Group of Companies are participating, as a general supporter, in the 8th Middle East Refining and Petrochemicals Conference & Exhibition (Middle East Petrotech 2012), which will kick off under the patronage of His Royal Highness the Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Bahrain Prince Khalifa bin Salem Al Khalifa, at the Bahrain International Exhibition and Convention Centre, from May 20-23.


The high level technical conference, which runs in parallel with the exhibition of products and services, takes place this year under the theme ‘Creating Value: Technology, Investment & People’. The pace-setting agenda incorporates 14 executive keynote and plenary speakers, and more than 90 technical and poster presentations. The conference and the exhibition are expected to receive attendance of more than 1,500 delegates representing over 100 companies from more than 20 countries.


ADNOC & its Group of Companies will be looking forward to achieve a dynamically active participation at the event through highlighting its contribution to enhance the refining and petrochemicals industry in the UAE. The event provides the Group with an opportunity to exchange knowledge, experience and the latest technological developments of the industry with other regional and international participants of the event.


The event will focus on discussing the technical and business changes and the extensive opportunities the Middle East is facing in managing what have become the world’s most important energy reserves. The conference, which will thoroughly explore issues relating to refining and petrochemical technologies, plants of the future, human resources and HSE.


The Middle East Petrotech 2012 organising committee at a meeting in Bahrain on May 7, 2012.


Front row (from left to right):

1) Hussain Mohammed Al-Muftah, Qatar Petroleum

2) Ebrahim A. Talib, Bapco

3) Mohammed H. Al-Gahtani, Petrotech 2012 Technical Committee Chairman, Saudi Aramco

4) Abdulaziz M. Al-Judaimi, Petrotech 2012 Chairman, Saudi Aramco

5) Adel Al-Fahim, Borouge

6) Ziad S. Al-Labban, Petro Rabigh

7) Bakheet Al-Rashidi, KNPC


Back row (from left to right):

1) Alfred W. Hanner, Saudi Aramco

2) Walid Al Nader, Shell

3) Fawzi Al Shehabi, Arabian Exhibition Management

4) Dr. Zuhair Allawi, Dow KSA

5) Abdul Razzaq Kharraz, Arabian Exhibition Management

6) Mark Reno, UOP (representing Keith J. Aspray)

7) Stephen Key, Arabian Exhibition Management

8) Samson Dsouza, Saudi Aramco

9) Jean Sentenac, Axens

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