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Oman Downstream Expo to focus on government strategy  to increase sector growth

Oman Downstream Expo to concentrate on government method to boost sector development

This and the government’s current moves to streamline corporate structures by means of significant mergers such as Oman Oil Company (OOC) and Oman Oil Refineries and Petroleum Industries Company (Orpic), are the base of the conference at the upcoming Oman Downstream Exhibition and Conference (ODEC) from 15-17 April, Oman Convention &amp Exhibition Centre.

The third edition of the sultanate’s only occasion for the downstream marketplace is when once again organized by pioneer trade exhibitions and conference organizer Omanexpo and international events business World Refining Association (WRA), component of Clarion Events.

Now a landmark business occasion, ODEC has confirmed to be a timely and advantageous platform, bringing in a effectively-chosen speaking faculty of very acclaimed professionals such as Erwin Mortelmans, industrial director, Port of Duqm Francois Good, SVP-Refining &amp Petrochemicals Orient Middle East, Asia and Africa, Total and Odette Eng, VP-Hydrocarbon Global Refining, WorleyParsons, amongst other individuals. Key themes will contain in-nation worth, digitalization, petrochemical procedure integration, collaboration, and insights into investing in Oman’s downstream business.

The conference will be highlighted by a keynote ministerial address by His Excellency Salim Al Aufi, undersecretary, Ministry of Oil and Gas Oman, and keynote presentations by Ahmed Al Jahdhami, CEO, Downstream, Orpic and Dr Salim al Huthaili, CEO, Duqm Refinery.

The consultancy-led workshops will supply beneficial insights on the outlook of the refining and petrochemicals sector worth maximization by means of integration, collaboration and diversification and building Oman talent in the plastic downstream sector.

“ODEC 2019 is taking place at an apt time given the integration between Oman Oil and Orpic. The opportunities at local and international level are showing exciting times ahead for the Sultanate,” Sandil Sanmugam, conference producer, WRA, comments.

Fortifying the credibility of the occasion is a strong exhibitor roster of best oil and gas businesses that contain Duqm Refinery, Oman Oil Company, Orpic, SVC-Lavalin, BASF, Contract Resources, BD Energy Systems, and several much more, who will showcase the newest and the very best of their goods, solutions and technologies to more than two,000 certified trade guests.

Satyam Chopra, exhibition director, ODEC, says “We want to ensure that the event will be a source of new opportunities for local and international companies and will provide the maximum benefit for all our stakeholders. With the raft of investments in the government and private sector pipeline, continuing opportunities are assured for these companies.”    

The oil and gas downstream segment is at present acquiring substantial investments with the spate of billion-dollar infrastructure projects such as the Muscat-Sohar Pipeline Project, Duqm Refinery Project, Liwa Plastics Industries Complex and the planned integrated refinery complicated with Kuwait Petroleum Corporation.

ODEC is held beneath the auspices of the Ministry of Oil and Gas and backed by a sponsor lineup that consists of Duqm Refinery, Oman Oil Company and Orpic as co-hosts, Air Products, Oman Oil Marketing Company, KBC, Grace, BD Energy Systems, BASF, Contract Resources, Daily Thermetrics and Petrofac.

Information Source: Muscat Daily

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