The Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) & Group of Companies made their presence felt once again at the Offshore Technology Conference and Exhibition (OTC 2015), which was held in Houston, (Texas), USA, on 4-7 May 2015.
The company participated for the fifth consecutive year in this foremost global event with a high level delegation comprising CEOs and senior executives.
The delegation, led by H.E. Abdulla Nasser Al Suwaidi, ADNOC’s Director General, took part in the conference and other sideline events. The Group also had a strong presence in the exhibition with a state-of-the-art stand that was designed to showcase ADNOC’s new vision of the future and depict UAE’s culture and heritage.
Commenting after the event, H.E. ADNOC’s Director General said the OTC is considered an ideal platform for ADNOC to keep abreast with the latest advancements in technology and innovative solutions.
“We are pleased that we had such a successful participation in this important forum which helped our delegates share insights with senior US government officials, gain technical knowledge, and network with experts from around the world. It was also an opportunity for us to create new business partnerships and identify business challenges.”
On the eve of the event, ADNOC delegation attended a dinner hosted by the US-UAE Business Council. Mr. Ali R. Al-Jarwan, CEO of Abu Dhabi Marine Operating Company (ADMA-OPCO), delivered the Group’s keynote remarks, discussing the latest deal announcements and industry trends, commercial and co-development opportunities, and the trajectory of the US-UAE energy partnership.
He spoke about oil and gas sector in Abu Dhabi, giving an insight into the future outlook of the industry. Throughout his presentation, Mr. Al-Jarwan pointed to the UAE’s plans to ensure the stability of the global market and cope with increasing demand from around the world.
Noting the significance of the oil and gas industry to Abu Dhabi’s economy, Mr. Al-Jarwan acknowledged that active progress was being made towards Abu Dhabi’s Vision 2030 economic development plan to diversify the emirate’s economy apart from oil and gas revenue.
Earlier, the Houston-Abu Dhabi Sister City Association hosted a business breakfast in honor of UAE delegations taking part in the four-day event. During the function, senior ADNOC officials and industry representatives discussed ways of promoting the two cities’ relationship and creating future opportunities.
The meeting was attended by Houston senior executives, senior officials at the UAE Embassy in US, UAE Consul General in Houston H.E. Ahmed Al-Manhali and top officials of ADNOC and Abu Dhabi Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
Delivering ADNOC address during the meeting, Mr. Saif Al-Ghafli, CEO Al Hosen Gas, underscored the strong partnership enjoyed by US and UAE companies thanks to the support of the leadership of the two countries. Highlighting the role of the oil sector in bolstering the bilateral US-UAE trade relations, Mr. Al Gafli spoke about ADNOC’s current and future projects which aim at enhancing oil and gas production to meet global demand. He highlighted the appointment of the first UAE Consul General in Houston H.E. Ahmed Al-Manhali as a step forward toward bolstering bilateral relations.
ADNOC delegation likewise attended a reception hosted by the Bilateral US-Arab Chamber of Commerce on the sidelines of the OTC 2015. The gathering offered the attendees with an opportunity to network with US senior government officials and key industry executives.
ADNOC likewise hosted a dinner for their partners and stakeholders attending the OTC 2015. The event was attended by senior industry executives and diplomats as well as representatives of leading International Oil Companies (IOCs). Also attending were UAE delegates from other trade and economic sectors, senior UAE Embassy executives and ADNOC scholarship students in US. The dinner was a good chance for discussing ways of strengthening business relationships.
The design of ADNOC stand, coupled with the hospitality offered turned the booth into a welcoming place for exhibition visitors who included American, Arab and foreign delegates, dignitaries, senior executives and industry professionals.
Among the key Arab figures who visited the stand was Iraqi Basra Governor Dr. Majid Al-Nasrawi who was briefed by ADNOC & Group of Companies’ officials on the Group’s current and future projects. He spoke to Mr. Ali Khalifa Al-Shamsi, Director, Strategy & Coordination, ADNOC, and ADNOC Group top executives on the latest oil & gas industry developments and challenge.