Oman to host World Heavy Oil Congress in September
Influential oil industry leaders gathered in Oman to prepare the groundwork for the World Heavy Oil Congress and Exhibition (WHOC) which will be taking place at the Oman Convention & Exhibition Centre from September 2-4.
Supported by the Ministry of Oil and Gas and hosted by Petroleum Development Oman (PDO), the Technical Conference Committee examined 255 individual papers and selected submissions showing technical expertise for eight separate specialist categories which included two newly added categories, project management and operational excellence. Around 110 papers will be selected and presented to more than 3,000 international experts and specialists.
Dr Saleh al Anboori, director general - planning and studies, at the Ministry of Oil and Gas and 2019 WHOC co-chairman said, “The Ministry of Oil and Gas is proud to fully support the Technical Conference and WHOC. WHOC is an important event for Oman, as analysis suggests demand for global crude oil will rise to 89mn barrels per day by 2030 and approximately 30 per cent will be produced from heavy oil, which currently forms about 40 per cent of Oman’s total resource base and offers enormous future potential for the sultanate.”