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ADNOC hosts largest energy R&D summit

Abu Dhabi National Oil Company, ADNOC, today welcomed over 1,500 research and industry professionals for the Abu Dhabi International Research and Development Conference and Exhibition, ADRAC, to present the latest breakthrough innovations in energy R&D. The opening speech will be delivered by Yasser Saeed Al Mazrouei, Deputy Director E&P, ADNOC and Chairman of ADRAC 2015.


“ADRAC has brought together the foremost leaders in research and innovation to collaborate and present solutions to address the region’s oil and gas challenges. We are pleased that the 2015 conference is the largest yet, and look forward to many fruitful discussions over the three-day event,” said Mr. Al Mazrouei.

Rowan Gibson, one of the world’s foremost thought leaders on business innovation is giving the keynote address during the opening session, to provide his insights on advancing research in the industry and how to create a collaborative and creative environment for R&D developments.

On Monday, a Chief Technology Officers Summit will bring together a group of experts for a panel discussion on “Crossover Technology: How Can Innovation from Other Industries Play a Key Role in Enhancing Performance in the Energy Sector?”

Participants in the CTO Summit include Dr. Wafik Beydoun, R&D Division Manager at ADNOC, Mike Phillips, Head of Simulation Systems at McLaren Applied Technologies, William Coates, Senior VP Technology & Marketing at Schlumberger, Dr. Alain Guenot, Senior Vice President, TOTAL Exploration and Production, UAE, Dr. Thomas Hochstettler, President at Petroleum Institute, UAE and Dr. Arif Sultan Al Hammadi, Executive VP at Khalifa University, UAE.

Held from May 24th to 26th, ADRAC is the premier conference for the international research and development community in the Middle East and is sponsored by ADNOC and its operating companies as well as the Petroleum Institute.


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