A forum and technical exhibition unites experts, scientists and business leaders for discussions and knowledge exchange on the most important environmental topics faced by the oil and gas and petrochemical industries for three days from Monday.
Held here under the auspices of the Environmental Technology and Management Association (ETMA), the Symposium and Exhibition on Environmental Progress in the Petroleum and Petrochemical Industry (PetroEnvironment) is the evolution of EnviroArabia, which previously took place in the Kingdom of Bahrain in collaboration with the Bahrain Society of Engineers until 2010.
Humoud Al-Otaibi, chairman of ETMA, said: “PetroEnvironment 2014 has been developed by environment professionals and a very thorough agenda designed for the oil and gas sectors, put together by a technical committee of experts, is covering all the key topics the oil and gas and downstream sectors regularly have to deal with. All in all, 73 speakers will participate and 350 professionals are expected to attend the 3-day symposium.”
Al-Otaibi said: “The response has been so impressive that the agenda is divided into two streams to enable more presentations to be delivered and we also have a dedicated area for posters presentations.”
Taking place at the Seef Center, from Feb. 24 to 26, the forum and exhibition will provide a unique platform for environmental solution providers within the oil and gas, and petrochemical industry to showcase their products and meet with end users.
Saudi Aramco, Sadara, GEMS are supporting the forum, from the outset; PetroEnvironment has attracted a strong interest from industry leaders.
Al-Otaibi said: “Saudi Aramco is showing tremendous support to the forum through their principal sponsorship as well as by making sure their engineers are sharing their experiences to the audience.”
“Environment is definitely very high on the agenda of the oil giant and hundreds of Aramco technicians or engineers will use the forum to keep abreast with the latest technological developments available. Other sponsors are Sadara, Gems, Al Khafji Operations, Al Busaili and EDCO while KFUPM, Prince Mohammed University, Dammam University and IPIECA are official supporters,” he said.
“Alongside the forum, a commercial exhibition will be held where companies will be able to showcase their products and expertise. So far, 33 companies have confirmed their presence,” Al-Otaibi added.