PDO gears up for major ADIPEC conference

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Petroleum Development Oman is making final preparations ahead of its participation at the prestigious Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition and Conference (ADIPEC) 2015 which runs from 9-12 November.

PDO’s exhibition stand will host a series of VIP visits and provide visitors from across the world with the opportunity to learn about the Company’s technical expertise in oil and gas exploration and development as well as its wider role in providing community support across the Sultanate.

PDO will also make four technical presentations at the event on Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR), new technologies, the use of solar power to generate steam and Nibras, a web-based real-time monitoring tool for Well and Reservoir Management.

This year, 85,000 trade professionals from 120 countries are expected to attend ADIPEC, which has attracted 2,000 exhibiting companies, 14 national oil companies and 16 international oil companies.

“The theme of the conference this year will be Innovation & Sustainability in a New Energy World and this is at the heart of what we are working for at PDO,” Managing Director Raoul Restucci said.

“ADIPEC provides us with an excellent international platform to showcase PDO’s strengths in delivering world-class production and exploration projects safely, efficiently and sustainably, our pioneering spirit and our strong belief in Omani talent. We also welcome the opportunity to network with professional colleagues from across the world to enhance our understanding and to discuss the challenges that the industry is facing,” he added.

The Company’s exhibition booth will also feature a 3D virtual reality tour of the Miraah solar project, “transporting” visitors to south Oman so they can experience the scale of the project and technology up-close as well as viewing a model of the facility.

The Miraah project was unveiled in July 2015 with PDO’s partner GlassPoint who are also exhibiting in PDO’s booth at ADIPEC. When constructed, Miraah will be a 1,021 megawatt solar thermal facility harnessing the sun’s rays to produce steam to extract heavy and viscous oil at Amal in southern Oman. It is expected to save 5.6 trillion British Thermal Units of natural gas each year.

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