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FORTHCOMING CONFERENCES All the hot topics, the top speakers plus the low-down on the locations

SAUDI ARABIA, WORLD’S SWING PRODUCER How long can the country maintain that key role?

DEEPER DEPTHS, MORE HOSTILE LOCATIONS -- but are there enough skilled North Sea staff to go around?

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COVER STORY Our front cover features H. E. Ali bin Ibrahim Al-Naimi, Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources for Saudi Arabia, the oil producer that acts as the swing producer for Opec and, effectively, for the world oil market. We examine recent research suggesting this role may not prove tenable in the long-term.

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EDITOR’S LETTER

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Eloise Logan

Editor in Chief

Welcome to the Fall issue of Oilfield Conference magazine, the number one source for conference and exhibition news and listings. This is the time of year when Conferences come thick and fast – so check out our exclusive round-up of conferences and exhibitions, meetings, summits and round-tables, to be sure of not missing anything. You’ll find our Conference Calendar on pages 43, 44, 45 and 46. And this is also the time when we all resign ourselves to Summer being over and the business of work really getting under way. Time to think about data security and getting our mobile technology right up-to-date – we offer a few hints on necessary precautions, plus several cool conference-related Apps for you.

FEATURED CONFERENCE In this issue we bring you a quick preview of the highlights of Gastech, our featured Conference. One of the biggest meetings of the gas and LNG sector, now in its 40th year, it’s being held between October 8 and October 11, in the ExCel Centre in London’s Docklands. Less long-established but still wide-ranging are the ADIPEC oil and gas Conference, which has made its home in Abu Dhabi, and the World Refining Technology Summit in Brussels. We offer you a few pointers to those, too – along with several other interesting meetings.

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In this issue we also turn our spotlight on to technology. In terms of oilfield technology, we look at BP’s plans to use its new EOR waterflooding technique, first in the hostile Scottish waters West of Shetland and then in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico.

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FEATURE

COULD SAUDI ARABIA REALLY CEASE OIL EXPORTS? Questions are often asked about the reliability of Saudi oil reserves’ estimates. However, an influential recent report from analysts at Citigroup has posed new doubts over the kingdom’s ability to retain its role as the world’s oil market safety valve.

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recent report by Citigroup has challenged the notion that Saudi Arabia can continue to be relied upon as an important oil exporter for generations to come. Basing its assessment on current trends of production, reserves’ depletion and domestic consumption, Citigroup analysts concluded that the kingdom could become a net oil importer by about 2030.

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Riyadh would undoubtedly step in to curb domestic oil demand long before its exports dried up, but there is a wider lesson to be learned from the report. Saudi Arabia’s oil production has now reached 11.1 million barrels of oil a day (b/d), equal to about 13% of global oil supply. Yet the country itself already consumes 3.4 million b/d, equivalent to about 30.6% of its total production, mainly as a motor fuel and power sector feedstock.

GROWING DOMESTIC NEEDS About half of all electricity in the coun-

try is produced by oil-fired power plants. Power consumption is growing by 8% a year on the back of population

growth and rising residential demand. The government hopes that nuclear and solar power can provide most of 9


FEATURE the additional generating capacity that will be required over the next 20 years.

moderate prices - and we will meet any additional demand from our customers.

However, very little progress has been made on encouraging the development of either technology to date. Plans for 80 GW of nuclear generating capacity have been repeatedly delayed and little effort has been put into developing domestic expertise in nuclear technology, partly because of pressure from the United States over the proliferation of nuclear technology.

The market is well balanced, forward cover remains within an acceptable range and inventories are more than adequate. We will continue to work in collaboration with other Gulf Cooperation Council nations and with OPEC to defend the stability of the oil market,” he concluded.

Perhaps most importantly, the government continues to subsidise domestic consumption of oil and refined petroleum products. Primary energy consumption per person is approaching 8 tonnes of oil equivalent a year, more than double the average in Western Europe or Japan and even ahead of the U.S.

In practice, it seems highly unlikely that the country will become a net oil importer by 2030, as suggested in the Citigroup report. The country’s entire economy is built upon oil exports and the government would surely act to reduce domestic consumption if the source of 82% of its export revenues were threatened.

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Much of this demand stems from the country’s climate and is therefore unlikely to change. Most water is produced by power-hungry desalination plants, while most residential power supplies are consumed by air conditioning. Falling Saudi oil exports would affect both the volume of internationally tradable oil and also market flexibility. Despite sustained high oil prices, Saudi Arabia continues to act as the safety value (swing producer) for the global oil market, bringing surplus production capacity on- and off-stream as and when required. In mid-September, Saudi oil minister Ali Al Naimi said: “Saudi Arabia is concerned about rising oil prices in the international oil market. The current high price of oil is simply not supported by market fundamentals.” He continued: “Saudi Arabia will as always take all necessary steps to ensure the market is well supplied and to help 10

IS THERE THE POLITICAL WILL?

Repeated attempts to make much greater use of domestic gas reserves for power generation have largely failed, in the main because of restrictions on foreign investment. Huge changes to the upstream investment regime will be required if previously undeveloped gas fields are to be brought on stream. There is certainly scope for greater gas production. Gas would surely displace oil in the thermal generation mix if oil exports were to fall over an extended period. In addition, Saudi Arabia possesses some of the greatest solar power potential in the world, both in the form of photovoltaics (PV) and solar thermal. Global investment in solar thermal is now increasing, while PV production costs are falling. Again, political will is all that stands in the way of Saudi Arabia becoming a huge solar power producer. Moreover, falling oil exports would

force Riyadh to cut domestic fuel subsidies. The subsidies have been retained in order to calm social tensions, but the erosion of oil income would certainly have a far more profound impact upon national cohesion. If subsidies are greatly reduced or even lifted, it is vital that the process is carried out gradually. Attempts by other countries, such as Nigeria, to lift fuel subsidies overnight generally trigger popular protests and a government Uturn. It would be far better for Riyadh to begin the process now than to wait until they are forced into taking drastic action.

TECHNICAL ADVANCE SHOULD HELP Finally, the Citigroup projections are based on continued increases in both population and per capita consumption. However, continued growth in per capita consumption cannot be taken for granted. There is a finite amount of electricity that can be used in air conditioning and water desalination, and technological advances should actually reduce power consumption per unit production in such technologies. However, the report does highlight the demographic and economic challenges facing long-term global oil supplies. The United Nations predicts that the global population will increase from 7 billion in 2011 to 9 billion by 2050. More importantly, economic development in Latin America, Asia and Africa is driving up per capita energy consumption at a rapid pace. Even putting aside well-trodden arguments about peak oil, in the future ever greater pressure is going to be put on the reserves of the world’s biggest oil producers.


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Key issues to be addressed: Hear how members of the industry are continuing to become more energy efficient to improve margins and increase profitability. Evaluate the increasing energy demand in the emerging markets and determine how this could affect the competitive landscape. Assess the latest advancements in refining technologies to further increase energy efficiency and navigate the complexities of increasingly stringent environmental regulations. Navigate the complexities of increasingly stringent environmental regulations.

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NDS IS SCENE GASTECH It’s been a big-name event in the LNG and gas industries for the past 40 years, and it shows no signs of slowing down.

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he world’s leading gas industry commercial and technical conference and exhibition, Gastech, will take place this year from October 8 to October 11, 2012, in London at the ExCel Exhibition Centre, in Docklands.

Speaking events include GASTECH’s own special inspirational speaker. This year there will be a keynote speech on Day 1 by Professor Brian Cox, author and broadcaster for the CERN Project (European Organization for Nuclear Research), and BBC Television.

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The industry’s key players and decisionmakers will be speaking at a variety of different panels and sessions.

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TECHNOLOGY

BUMP Attending any conference presents the opportunity to make new contacts and network with new industry people. In the past, the process of collecting contact information for all these new people was a chaotic exercise in stowing business cards, scribbling down names and numbers, and doing it all while trying to shake hands and look calm rather than flustered. Now, a new cloud-based application called Bump takes making contacts to a whole new level. Bump’s design team describes the dual-platform iOS/Android app as “the easiest way to share”, and that is not an unmerited description. You see, Bump is a free app that allows any two mobile devices running the app to be simply “bumped” together to share contact information.

Also intended as a means of sharing photos, Bump lets the user create a virtual business card to be shared with new acquaintances. Using geo-location, the “bumped” devices share contact on the fly, through the cloud. In addition to transferring the virtual business card inside Bump, the app also transfers new contacts directly into the phone’s stored contacts. Bump is also a social networking tool that allows users to chat with contacts, and is fully cross-platform: an Android tablet can “bump” an iPad, for example. While not everyone is using Bump as of now, the app is rapidly gaining in popularity, with good reason. www.bu.mp

VOICE MEMOS Thankfully, one of the best apps to take with you wherever you go is built into the iPhone and some other smartphones and is only 99 cents for the iPad. Voice Memos is great for not only letting users record on-the-fly voice memos, but capturing entire speeches as well. If you want to record a keynote speaker whom you have wanted to hear speak for ages, Voice Memos is a simple, easy to use app that lets you do just that. The app makes use of the internal microphone inside the iPhone or iPad, but

can also be used with an external sound capture device. The user interface for Voice Memos features a simple bright-red “Record” button and a stop button, as well as a convenient volume meter onscreen for visual feedback. http://www.apple. com/ipodtouch/built-in-apps/voice-memos.html

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OTHER TIPS Keep in mind that there are many other tablet apps that can come in handy, especially relating to the “travel” portion of your business trip. Many hotels and airlines offer proprietary apps that let you book, plan, and check in or out during your stay. Also, remember that many major events will offer a customized event app made just for attendees of the event. You’ll

want to check your invitation or search the website of the conference for details on installing such an app if it is offered, but the benefits of doing so can be quite compelling. Such event apps often offer audience interaction, supplemental information, and insider insight into the event’s schedule that are only available to those in attendance.

When planning your next trip to a business event, don’t forget to take your tablet. And make sure you give these apps a try, if you haven’t already, as well as check for any event-specific app that might be offered. Mobile computing devices can make the conferences and exhibitions you attend more useful, and more memorable. 42


CONFERENCE CALENDAR OCTOBER 2012 20TH INTERNATIONAL OIL & GAS CONFERENCE & EXHIBITION (KIOGE) 2012

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POWER-GEN ASIA CONFERENCE & EXHIBITION 2012

October 2 – 5, 2012. Atakent Exhibition Centre, Almaty, Kazakhstan. The 20th edition of Kazakhstan’s largest oil and gas event, KIOGE will take place from 2-5 October, 2012. The KIOGE exhibition will be held at the Atakent Exhibition Centre in Almaty, Kazakhstan. The KIOGE conference will take place on 4-5 October at the Intercontinental Hotel in Almaty.

October 3 – 5, 2012. Impact Exhibition & Convention Centre, Bangkok, Thailand. This top conference is a great opportunity to network with leading organizations and high level influencers and for you to represent your company at the most prestigious event in the power generation industry.

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SPE ANNUAL TECHNICAL CONFERENCE AND EXHIBITION (ATCE2012)

October 8 – 10, 2012. Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, San Antonio, Texas, USA. Since its first conference 88 years ago, the Society of Petroleum Engineers’ Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition (ATCE) has attracted more than a half million of the E&P industry’s greatest minds from more than 50 countries around the world.

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2ND ANNUAL PLANT SHUTDOWN & TURNAROUND MANAGEMENT 2012

October 9 – 11, 2012. Doha, Qatar. Plant turnaround intended for major maintenance work, often tends to be complicated, expensive, and time consuming for the organization. In order to reduce the unscheduled outages, minimize risks associated, enhance asset reliability and achieve a continued production integrity, it is essential that the management devises a strategic and detailed plan.

UPSTREAM & DOWNSTREAM OIL 10 2ND AND GAS EXHIBITION AND CONFERENCE

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3RD ASIAN SUBSEA CONFERENCE AND EXHIBITION (SUBSEA ASIA 2012)

October 3 – 5, 2012. Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre, Malaysia. Recent deepwater discoveries and projects in the Sabah region in Malaysia have shown that the potential for increased national oil and gas production from such fields is considerable. With deepwater oil and gas estimated to account for the majority of the country’s undiscovered reserves, the development of deepwater and subsea sectors is becoming increasingly important.

October 10 - 12, 2012. International Conference Centre, Abuja, Federal Capital Territory, Nigeria. The 2nd Upstream & Downstream Oil and Gas Exhibition and Conference, expected to be declared open by H.E. Dr. Goodluck Jonathan, President, Federal Republic of Nigeria is the first ever Oil and Gas technology event of its kind in the West African sub-region. It is expected to bring together over 2,000 international key industry players and visitors to synergize on new technologies, policies and opportunities.

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GASTECH 2012, 26TH EDITION

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October 8 – 11, 2012. ExCeL London, London, UK. Gastech 2012 London will bring together thousands of commercial and technical industry professionals for unrivalled networking, new business opportunities, the exchange of ideas and to showcase the latest innovations, technologies and developments across the gas value chain.

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October 14 – 17, 2012. New Delhi, India. Each PETROTECH conference and exhibition has been themed specifically to reflect the key issues affecting the industry and the path that leads to growth in the near future. The theme for PETROTECH-2012 is ‘Hydrocarbon and Beyond: Changing Landscape’. 43


UNCONVENTIONALS (DUG) 14 DEVELOPING EAGLE FORD 2012 October 14 – 16, 2012. Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, San Antonio, Texas, USA. The Eagle Ford shale is rapidly moving into the top tier of U.S. shale plays, propelled by excellent well results across its dry gas, rich gas and oil-prone areas. Now, the Pearsall shale play is growing in south Texas which expands the many Eagle Ford shale play activities.

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IADC CONTRACTS & RISK MANAGEMENT CONFERENCE 2012

October 16 – 17, 2012. Omni Houston Hotel Westside, Houston, Texas, USA. This conference explores pertinent issues affecting contracts and risk management within the drilling industry. Speakers report on market issues, contract provisions, new contract requirements and indemnification issues, to name a few.

PROCESS SAFETY MANAGEMENT

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October 16 – 17, 2012. London, U.K. See how process safety experts from leading organizations in oil and gas industry have applied various guidelines and promoted greater sustainability of business. Realize how the differences in process safety standards and regulation around the world have impacted the industry.

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17 OFFSHORE WORLD SUMMIT 2012

October 22 -25, 2012. Singapore. The Singapore International Energy Week (SIEW) is an annual week-long platform for energy professionals, policymakers and commentators to discuss and share best practices and solutions within the global energy space.

DRILLING AFRICA CONFERENCE & 24 IADC EXHIBITION 2012 October 24 – 25, 2012. Sana Lisboa Hotel, Lisbon, Portugal. The African continent has undergone sweeping geopolitical change over the last year. How will this affect one of the world’s leading E&P markets for well construction, spanning onshore activity, as well as shallow and deep water?

29 19TH AFRICA OIL WEEK (AOW) 2012

October 29 – November 2, 2012. BMW Pavilion, V&A Waterfront, Cape Town, South Africa. Africa’s Premier International Oil & Gas Event presents the: 47th PetroAfricanus Dinner In Africa; 14th Scramble For Africa - Strategy Briefing; 19th Africa Upstream Conference; 9th African Independents Forum. Over 900 Delegates attended their event last November, 2011, with 80 Presentations, Ministers and many State/ National Oil Company players in attendance.

29 SMALL-SCALE LNG FORUM 2012

October 17 -18, 2012. Hyatt Regency, Houston, Texas, USA. The Offshore World Summit 2012 attracts senior executives focused on the winning strategies and developing innovative solutions to transform resource potential into producing plays.

October 29 – 31, 2012. Istanbul, Turkey. Join us at the Small-Scale LNG Forum 2012 where the world’s leading companies will gather to discuss how northern European experience in small-scale LNG projects can be applied to the Mediterranean, Black sea and CEE regions, disclose the information about ongoing “mini” LNG plant and terminal construction projects, new LNG transportation technologies and prospective applications.

PACIFIC OIL & GAS CONFERENCE AND 22 ASIA EXHIBITION – APOGCE 2012

CANADIAN UNCONVENTIONAL RESOURCES CONFERENCE 2012 30 SPE

October 22 – 24, 2012. Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre, Perth, Australia. The event is hosted by the SPE Western Australia Section. As one of the most important technical events in the Asia Pacific region, it is an ideal opportunity to focus on the progress of the oil and gas industry across this region, an area known for its diversity, opportunity and capacity for growth.

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4TH ANNUAL WORLD REFINING TECHNOLOGY SUMMIT 2012

October 22 – 23, 2012. Brussels, Belgium. Every year a huge number of senior and serious refining professionals gather together at this summit to discuss and debate latest business issues and also the latest updates on technical developments along with technology showcase and demonstration through exhibit space and interactive presentations. 44

22 SINGAPORE INTERNATIONAL ENERGY WEEK 2012

October 30 – November 1, 2012. Calgary TELUS Convention Centre, Calgary, Alberta, Canada. The SPE Canadian Unconventional Resources Conference offers E&P professionals the latest techniques and best practices for discovering, developing, and producing unconventional resources in North America.

30 ASEAN OIL & GAS EXPO (AGEX) 2012 October 30 - November 1, 2012. Financial Park Labuan Convention Hall, Labuan, Malaysia, Labuan, Malaysia. Asean Oil & Gas Expo (AGEX) is the industry event for oil and gas professionals in the region. This international event is projected to bring together in 2012, more than 5,000 industry professionals to address the strategic, operational and technology aspects of the oil and gas industry in Labuan.


NOVEMBER 2012 4TH KAZAKHSTAN PETROLEUM TECHNOLOGY CONFERENCE (OILTECH MANGYSTAU) 2012

November 6 – 7, 2012. Grand Nur Plaza Hotel & Convention Centre. Aktau, Kazakhstan. The OilTech Mangystau Conference is a platform for industry leaders to discuss vital technical issues, challenges and solutions. The conference attracts senior level officials from major international oil and gas companies.

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GLOBAL UNCONVENTIONAL GAS SUMMIT 2012

November 6 – 8, 2012. Beijing, China. A premier International Summit designed to accelerate the natural gas potential from unconventional resources, Global Unconventional Gas Summit 2012: Realizing Your Unconventional Gas Potential, will be held at China World Summit Wing, Beijing, playing host to an anticipated 300 global unconventional gas leaders.

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INFRASTRUCTURE & CONSTRUCTION LIBYA SUMMIT 2012

November 7 – 8, 2012. Istanbul, Turkey. The Infrastructure & Construction Libya Summit will be examining the future investment plans, forthcoming projects and outlook for the Transport, Energy & Utilities, Construction, Urban Development, Communications and Health sectors in the New Libya.

11 ADIPEC 2012

November 11 -14, 2012. Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Center (ADNEC), Abu Dhabi, UAE. As the largest exhibition for the Middle East oil and gas industry, ADIPEC is supported by Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) and the UAE’s Ministry of Energy and hosts over 1,500 exhibitions and attracts more than 45,000 attendees and is the place where oil and gas industry professionals get together to experience, discover, network, discuss and debate core industry issues.

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CHINA (BEIJING) INTERNATIONAL PETROLEUM TECHNOLOGY CONFERENCE (CIPTC2012)

November 14 – 16, 2012. China International Exhibition Center, Beijing, China. CIPTC 2012 aims to provide a platform for showcasing and communication for participants from around the world on political, economic, technological, environmental and other issues concerning the oil and gas industry around the world.

19 CORROSION CONTROL AND PREVENTION 2012

November 19 – 21, 2012. Accra, Ghana. Salvo Global’s 3-day intensive Masterclass on “Corrosion Control & Prevention” provides delegates with a valuable toolbox to improve asset integrity & prolong asset lifespan through effective strategies to recognize, prevent, control, & tackle corrosion.

TECHNOLOGY AFRICA: 26 REFINING INCREASING THE PROFIT MARGINS November 26 – 29, 2012. Holiday Inn Sandton, Sandton, Johannesburg, South Africa. The conference will provide insight into the latest innovations and proven technologies, modernization of refineries, project updates from new refineries, optimization and improvement of operations and future plans for refining technology in Africa.

19TH INTERNATIONAL OIL & GAS INDUSTRY EXHIBITION & CONFERENCE (OSEA) 2012 27 THE

November 27 – 30, 2012. Marina Bay Sands, Singapore. With an impressive display of oil & gas exploration and production innovations, OSEA is an ideal platform to meet new customers and partners. Buyers come from across Asia and beyond to source new and improved equipment, products and applications. With the positive industry growth in the non-OECD Asian region, OSEA2012 is the key industry event to explore new leads, reinforce market presence and gain intelligence.

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DEEP OFFSHORE TECHNOLOGY INTERNATIONAL 2012

November 27 – 29, 2012. Perth Convention Exhibition Center, Perth, Australia. Facts - 25 Operating Companies in Attendance; 44% increase in conference delegates over DOT 2010 in Houston; Nearly 1,000 attendees from 30 countries; 89% of exhibitors said DOT 2011 met or exceeded their expectations; 74% of exhibitors said that the quantity of attendee traffic met or exceeded their expectations; 71% of exhibitors rated the cost/value ratio for participating in DOT 2011 as good or excellent value.

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ASPECTS OF CORROSION 19 PRACTICAL MITIGATION & MATERIALS OPTIMIZATION IN HYDROCARBON PRODUCTION

November 19 - 20, 2012. Amsterdam, Netherlands. A two-day intense practical workshop to provide an engineering knowledge of corrosion and materials in petroleum production and introduce approaches to materials selection and corrosion mitigating measures for the oil industry sector.

27 13TH ANNUAL WORLD LNG SUMMIT 2012

November 27 – 30, 2012. Barcelona, Spain. The World LNG Summit is fully recognized as the foremost gathering of senior, commercially-minded LNG executives in the world. The Summit offers a unique platform to network with the key international LNG buyers and sellers and hear the latest industry developments.

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ARCTIC TECHNOLOGY CONFERENCE 2012

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7TH ANNUAL LNG TECH GLOBAL SUMMIT 2012

December 3 – 5, 2012. George R. Brown Convention Center, Houston, Texas, USA. OTC’s Arctic Technology Conference is returning to Houston for ATC 2012. This highly focused, international conference will address the latest technologies and innovative practices needed for exploration and production in the Arctic.

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December 3 – 5, 2012. World Trade Center, Rotterdam, Netherlands. Now in its 7th year, The LNG Tech Global Summit is the best place to learn of the latest industry issues and network with over 120 other LNG experts. Featuring a highly technical program, this senior-level event will enable learning through real-life case studies, interactive workshops and keynote presentations.

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2012 OSHA OIL & GAS SAFETY CONFERENCE

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WEST AFRICA PRE-SALT FORUM

December 4 – 5, 2012. Sheraton Dallas Hotel, Dallas, Texas, USA. OSHA presents the 3rd Bi-Annual Oil & Gas Safety Exploration & Production Conference featuring some of the industry’s most wellknown speakers and over 30 breakout presentations.

December 4 - 6, 2012. Safari Court Hotel and Conference Centre, Windhoek, Namibia. With the current global oil and gas industry focus on exploring alternative regions for production, deep water pre-salt basins along Africa’s South Atlantic coast are the newest plays that have attracted majors and independents from around the globe. They are of interest because they share geological similarities with basins off the coast of Brazil.

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