Fourth Edition of the SPE Kuwait Oil & Gas Show and Conference (KOGS) Announces Theme

1 Apr 2019

DUBAI – The well-established SPE Kuwait Oil & Gas Show and Conference (KOGS) returns to Kuwait for the fourth time, further enhancing its position as a powerful global platform for professionals to discover and exchange advances and accomplishments in the oil and gas industry. Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah, Prime Minister of the State of Kuwait, the conference and opening ceremony will take place from 13–16 October, and the exhibition, from 14–16 October. This event is supported by the Ministry of Oil, State of Kuwait, and Kuwait Petroleum Corporation (KPC) and subsidiaries.

Organised by the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) and UBM AEM, this year’s conference is themed, ‘New Energy Transition: Delivering Value Through Collaboration and Capability’, extending the industry’s potential by focusing on innovation and value by collaboration, and maximising capability.
The conference is currently accepting paper proposals until 9 April, in over 30 technical topics spanning 7 vast categories such as Future Workforce and Talent Management, Project Execution Excellence, Downstream Integration Synergies, Gas Development, Transportation and Marketing, Unlocking Upstream Potential, and more. “KOGS 2019 will provide a remarkable opportunity to enhance your technical expertise, expand your professional network, and learn about the major challenges, emerging technologies and key achievements in the energy sector”, says Programme Chairperson, Farida Ali Abdullah, Manager Reservoir Management, KOC.

The event is set to attract more than 6,000 qualified professionals from government representatives to key project owners, NOCs and IOCs, international service providers, EPC contractors, and consultants to address the evolving opportunities in the Kuwait and Middle East energy arena. Featuring 180 plus companies, the show profile covers all areas of the industry including petroleum geosciences, exploration and production, and refining and petrochemicals.

An influential executive committee comprises of Conference Chairperson, Hashem S. Hashem, Deputy Chairman and CEO, KPC; Executive Committee Chairperson, Sheikh Nawaf S. Al-Sabah, , President and CEO, KPI, CEO KUFPEC; Executive Committee Co-Chairpersons, Nayef Al-Anezi, Deputy CEO, KOC, and Ahmed Al-Aidan, VP Operations, KUFPEC and Host Committee Chairperson, Abdulwahab Al-Methan, Deputy CEO, KOC. The expert programme committee includes Programme Chairperson, Farida Ali Abdullah, Manager Reservoir Management, KOC, and Progamme Co-Chairpersons, Maria A. Capello, Consultant I, KOC, and Mohammed Al-Shatti, Manager CEO Office, KPC.