Qatar’s energy minister opens Doha Int’l Oil and Gas Exhibition

October 07, 2013 | People on the move


Eighth Doha International Oil and Gas Exhibition (DIOGE) at the Doha Exhibition Centre

Doha – Qatar’s Minister of Energy and Industry Mohammed Al-Sada opened the Eighth Doha International Oil and Gas Exhibition (DIOGE) at the Doha Exhibition Centre on Tuesday.
The four-day event is regarded “a pivotal showcase for world class technology in the field of exploration, production and transportation of the oil, gas and petrochemicals” by the organisers, and includes exhibits by 90 firms from 20 nations.
Qatar Petroleum, as the hosting body and platinum sponsor, is taking part in the event, with its exhibit showcasing the company’s operations which cover a broad spectrum of its activities in the domains of excavation, production and refining.
Vice-President of Government and Public Affairs at ExxonMobil Qatar Saleh Al-Mana said that the event “boldly hosts the role of technology, the management of projects and ‘smart partnerships’, which play a fundamental role in building a successful industry.” The exhibition provides an important educational climate, not only for people specialized in the field, but also for the public, he commented, noting that “the average person could gain a deeper understanding into the industry that has transformed Qatar over the past two decades.” Meanwhile, Hamad Al-Mohannadi, who is the Chief Executive Officer of Qatari firm, Rasgas, said that the event provides the energy industry with the opportunity to follow the latest developments on one of the most growing industries in Qatar.
President and General Manager at Occidental Petroleum of Qatar, Steve Kelly, said he was happy that his company, as a golden sponsor of the event, was able to support the event and Qatar’s role as a centre for excellence in the technology of oil and gas.
Coinciding with the four-day event will be specialised workshops and a comprehensive educational programme for engineering college students aimed at discussing the most up-to-date technologies in the field of oil and gas and the challenges affecting the industry.