Third SPE Middle East Artificial Lift Conference & Exhibition to be held under patronage of Bahraini Minister of Energy

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Third edition of the SPE Middle East Artificial Lift Conference and Exhibition to be held under the patronage of His Excellency Dr. Abdul Hussain bin Ali Mirza, Minister of Energy, Kingdom of Bahrain.

Following the excellent response to previous editions of the event, the third edition of the SPE Middle East Artificial Lift Conference and Exhibition returns to Manama, Kingdom of Bahrain, from 30 November—1 December 2016. The event received 130 papers from 46 companies and 27 countries.

Held under the patronage of His Excellency Dr. Abdul Hussain bin Ali Mirza, Minister of Energy, Kingdom of Bahrain, the event will bring together international and regional experts to discuss the latest trends and developments in artificial lift.

Hundred percent of the surveyed attendees of the 2014 edition responded favourably to recommending the event to others. The networking experience, technical content, and exhibition were also rated positively by more than ninety percent of the respondents.

Building on the theme, “Lift More for Less”, the first executive plenary session will examine the key focus areas that are essential to achieve more efficient artificial lift at a lower cost. Speakers include Khaled Al-Buraik, Vice President of Petroleum Engineering and Development, Saudi Aramco; David Henderson, Vice Chairman, Alkhorayef Petroleum; and Hisham Zubari, Deputy CEO, Tatweer Petroleum.

Game-changing technologies, improved and collaborative business models, developments in artificial lift maintenance, and innovative methodologies are topics that will be discussed in both the first and second executive plenary session, “Lifting Out of the Box”. Speakers in the second session include Nabeel Al Afaleg, Chief Petroleum Engineer, Saudi Aramco; Darrell Johnson, CEO, Silverwell; and Maksim Perelman, CEO, Novomet.

Life cycle costs, designs, manufacturing, operational and maintenance options, performance management, and other areas, will be discussed by panelists in two panel sessions, namely, “Artificial Lift—Which Business Model?—Contracting Strategies, Buy versus Lease, Standard versus Fit-for-Purpose, Inventory Management, Life Cycle Cost” and “Artificial Lift Performance Management”.

The seven technical sessions will see artificial lift and subject matter experts share the latest technologies, case studies, research, best practices, and more, during technical presentations and knowledge sharing ePoster sessions across the two-day event.

Leading oil and gas companies and specialist firms, including Alkhorayef Petroleum (Gold Sponsor), ESP Completion Technologies, Gulf Well Solutions, JHK Oilfield Products, Novomet, and Quick Connectors, will showcase their products, services, and expertise in artificial lift, at the free-to-attend exhibition. It will also provide attendees with several opportunities to network with experts, industry leaders, new suppliers, existing partners, researchers, and other artificial lift professionals.

For more event information, please visit www.spe.org/events/meal/.

(SPE Press Release)

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