Muscat, The International Hydraulic

Fracturing Technology Conference and Exhibition kicked off today

under the patronage of Eng. Salim bin Nasser al-Oufi, Undersecretary

of the Ministry of Oil and Gas.

The three-day event is organised by the Society of Petroleum

Engineers (SPE), and held under the auspices of the Ministry of Oil

and Gas. The event is taking place in the region for the first time.

The event is critically important to the industry and builds on the

success of the popular SPE Hydraulic Fracturing Technology

Conference in the United States of America (USA), which has attracted

more than 15,500 attendees over the last 10 years.

The opening ceremony commenced with speeches by Eng.

Salim al-Oufi, Undersecretary of the Ministry of Oil and Gas, Ali al-

Gheithy, Petroleum Engineering Director, Petroleum Development

Oman (PDO) and Conference Chairman; Darcy Spady, 2018 SPE

President, Broadview Energy, and a keynote address by Andy Krieger,

Head of Global Wells, BP.

Eng. al-Oufi, expressed great appreciation of the event’s quality,

saying, SPE consistently delivers high-caliber and relevant events in

Oman. The technical content is especially filtered to showcase

challenges, solutions and best practices in technology. The agenda of

the conference is well-positioned to enable important discussions and

knowledge-sharing to advance and improve the industry.

Shedding light on this year’s conference theme, Ali al-

Gheithy said, There is a lot to learn from the technological and

innovation revolution in the fracturing technology space, especially

from the USA. The pace and the ability to adapt with the market

dynamics of what has been achieved is remarkable to say the least,

production continues to increase while costs are being optimised and

reduced. We, in the region, can take the opportunity to learn and

partner with service providers and innovators from the USA for several

applications in the region and beyond, thus the conference theme�

Cracking the Code and Taking Fracturing Global.

The world is watching this conference in Oman, and maybe we can be

future leaders in fracturing technology and this could be where the

technology goes to the next level. The experts in our midst are the best

debaters, which will enable us to discuss, disseminate and exchange

information. The SPE core values are similar to that of this conference,

technical excellence, thinking globally, providing value to members,

volunteerism, and planning for the future. said Darcy Spady.

In his keynote address, Andy Kreiger said, I am truly amazed

at the advances that have been made in fracturing design and

operational execution. We’ve come through a very dynamic period in

the last several years and we find our industry on a different trajectory

and I am very excited about where the oil and gas industry is going.

The event features plenary and panel sessions, technical

sessions, knowledge sharing ePoster sessions, and a state-of-the-art

exhibition featuring both regional and international companies who will

showcase their innovations, products, and services. This inaugural

event welcomed over 450 delegates on its first day.

Source: Oman News Agency

Muscat, The International Hydraulic

Fracturing Technology Conference and Exhibition kicked off today

under the patronage of Eng. Salim bin Nasser al-Oufi, Undersecretary

of the Ministry of Oil and Gas.

The three-day event is organised by the Society of Petroleum

Engineers (SPE), and held under the auspices of the Ministry of Oil

and Gas. The event is taking place in the region for the first time.

The event is critically important to the industry and builds on the

success of the popular SPE Hydraulic Fracturing Technology

Conference in the United States of America (USA), which has attracted

more than 15,500 attendees over the last 10 years.

The opening ceremony commenced with speeches by Eng.

Salim al-Oufi, Undersecretary of the Ministry of Oil and Gas, Ali al-

Gheithy, Petroleum Engineering Director, Petroleum Development

Oman (PDO) and Conference Chairman; Darcy Spady, 2018 SPE

President, Broadview Energy, and a keynote address by Andy Krieger,

Head of Global Wells, BP.

Eng. al-Oufi, expressed great appreciation of the event’s quality,

saying, SPE consistently delivers high-caliber and relevant events in

Oman. The technical content is especially filtered to showcase

challenges, solutions and best practices in technology. The agenda of

the conference is well-positioned to enable important discussions and

knowledge-sharing to advance and improve the industry.

Shedding light on this year’s conference theme, Ali al-

Gheithy said, There is a lot to learn from the technological and

innovation revolution in the fracturing technology space, especially

from the USA. The pace and the ability to adapt with the market

dynamics of what has been achieved is remarkable to say the least,

production continues to increase while costs are being optimised and

reduced. We, in the region, can take the opportunity to learn and

partner with service providers and innovators from the USA for several

applications in the region and beyond, thus the conference theme�

Cracking the Code and Taking Fracturing Global.

The world is watching this conference in Oman, and maybe we can be

future leaders in fracturing technology and this could be where the

technology goes to the next level. The experts in our midst are the best

debaters, which will enable us to discuss, disseminate and exchange

information. The SPE core values are similar to that of this conference,

technical excellence, thinking globally, providing value to members,

volunteerism, and planning for the future. said Darcy Spady.

In his keynote address, Andy Kreiger said, I am truly amazed

at the advances that have been made in fracturing design and

operational execution. We’ve come through a very dynamic period in

the last several years and we find our industry on a different trajectory

and I am very excited about where the oil and gas industry is going.

The event features plenary and panel sessions, technical

sessions, knowledge sharing ePoster sessions, and a state-of-the-art

exhibition featuring both regional and international companies who will

showcase their innovations, products, and services. This inaugural

event welcomed over 450 delegates on its first day.

Source: Oman News Agency