The Minister of Energy and Industry H E Dr Mohammed bin Saleh Al Sada inaugurates the 8th Doha International Oil and Gas Exhibition at Qatar International Exhibition Centre yesterday. (Abdul Basit)
DOHA: The Minister of Energy and Industry H E Dr Mohammed bin Saleh Al Sada yesterday formally opened the 8th edition of Doha International Oil and Gas Exhibition (DIOGE), an event that showcases the latest technologies and developments in the oil and gas industry.
The event, which is scheduled until Thursday at the Doha Exhibition Centre, features the participation of over 90 exhibitors from 20 countries, representing diverse sectors of the oil and gas industry.
Qatar Petroleum (QP) has a strong presence as the host and platinum sponsor of the DIOGE 2013 in line with the corporation’s prominent role in Qatar’s vibrant oil and gas industry. The QP stand highlights the corporation’s comprehensive activities which cover the full range of upstream and downstream operations.
ExxonMobil, a diamond sponsor, represented by Saleh Al Mana, said: “The Doha International Oil & Gas Exhibition is an important platform for the energy sector, providing an opportunity to showcase Qatar’s energy industry to a broad audience, represented by industry professionals from various parts of the world, all of whom have travelled to Qatar to compare products, and discuss advancements, trends and other topics of great significance to our industry. ”
RasGas Company Limited (RasGas) Chief Executive Officer, Hamad Rashid Al Mohannadi commented on the occasion: “DIOGE offers the energy sector’s professionals the opportunity to keep abreast of the developments of one of the country’s fastest growing industries. RasGas has supported DIOGE since its early days and is pleased to be a Diamond Sponsor for the 8th edition.”
Stephen A Kelly, President and General Manager of Occidental Petroleum of Qatar, which is the lanyard and gold sponsor of DIOGE, stated that “Oxy Qatar has been an active investor in the Middle East / North Africa for more than four decades. As a sponsor of this exhibition, we are pleased to support Qatar’s role as a center of excellence for oil and gas technology. We trust the event will prove to be a valuable collaborative opportunity for both visitors and exhibitors.”
Qatar Shell , the gold sponsor noted in a statement: “We are looking forward to the event, which will showcase our latest technologies and innovations.”
Over the course of the four-day exhibition, DIOGE will have a daily interactive workshop that is open to all school and university students facilitated by DIOGE sponsors, while experts in oil and gas technologies will provide a comprehensive educational programme on the latest products, technologies and issues that face today’s oil and gas industry.