The development of sour gas fields in the UAE, in particular has become a priority given the requirements for more gas fired power stations, gas injection to boost oil production and the continuing development of the petrochemical sector.
It is expected that the Shah Field will produce first gas in Q4 2014 and the importance of future fields such as Bab, Hail and Shuwaihat plus others is underlined by the current activity with one leading company working on pre-FEED for the Bab Sour Gas Field. The Bab Field contains significantly more CO2 than the Shah Gas Development and is anticipated to have a higher quality of condensate and given the added complexities; ADNOC is in discussion with several IOCs who have proven expertise of efficiently managing such a complex project both from engineering, HSE and financial stand points.
The interest in SOGAT 2013, given these current developments, is more significant than in previous years as exemplified by the 34 different organisations supporting this prestigious event for which the Conference Keynote Speaker representing the ADNOC Group, will be Fareed Abdulla, Senior Vice President (Bab/Gas) from ADCO. The organisers are to mount an additional exhibition visitor campaign, thus providing visitors with a one stop opportunity to view the latest international expertise and technologies available for this specialised and critical area.
Full details of SOGAT 2013 can be found at www.sogat.org.