Offshore Arabia to be Held on Sunday

WAM Dubai, 9th Jan. 2009 (WAM) — Offshore Arabia Conference and Exhibition, papers and roundtable discussions will be start from Sunday 11th January 2009. The conference will highlight issues related to exploring for additional resources, NOC’s and IOCs cooperation, balancing the regional energy supply and demand equations and the Region’s energy demand for electricity and water supplies.

The conference is being held under the patronage of H.H Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, The Conference and Exhibition will be held at the Dubai Convention and Exhibition Center from 11 to 13 January 2009.

The Conference will be presided over by HE Dr. Rashid Ahmed Bin Fahad, UAE Minister of Environment and Water and Prince Turki Bin Nasser Bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud President of Presidency of Meteorology and Environment, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, and representatives from the international oil sector, OPEC, AOPEC, the United Nations Specialized Organizations, Government departments and NGOs.

H.E.Khamis Jumma Bu Amim President of the Regional Clean Sea Organization (RECSO) and the President of Offshore Arabia, said :’The Conference Program includes 65 specialized papers that focus on the issues of energy, environment changes, sustainable development and the role of media in the Arabian Gulf Region, the Gulf of Oman and in the rest of the world.’ Regarding the Climate Change, the session will address the issues of managing Climate Change, the Story, and the Cure, Clean development mechanism CDM, the Kyoto Protocol, Carbon Emissions, and Trading in the Middle East.

‘The session of Managing Resources and The Environment will focus on the subjects of Attracting and Retaining Future Energy Professionals (The Human Factor) , Balancing Consumption and Conservation , Development with the Environment in Mind and Improving Energy Efficiency,’ Bu Amim added.

Health, Safety, Security and Rescue are also been highlighted in the topics, Managing Health, Safety and Security of Oil and Gas Industry, Incident and Crisis Management , HSE Standards and Policies and Risk Management.

Sustainability session will address the subjects of balancing the Fulfillment of Human Needs with the Protection of the Natural Environment, Integrated Water Resources Management, Climate Change and Tourism and Climate Change and the Media.

Global Environment and the Role of Governments session will also address the UN Environmental Policies, Regional Government Strategies Development and Managing Growth and Going Green a Need and a Strategy.

One of the prominent features of the conference program, it has given Offshore and Onshore environment protections considerable attention particularly in the issues of Oil Spill Management, Hazardous Material Management, Marine Environment, and Urban Development.

The program of the conference is as under

11th January 2009
10:00 – 11:30  OPENING CEREMONY   HRH. PRINCE TURKI BIN NASSER BIN ABDULAZIZ
AL SAUD President, Presidency of Meteorology & Environment Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
HE DR. RASHID AHMAD BIN FAHAD Minister of Environment and Water United Arab Emirates
PROF. DR. WALTER R. ERDELEN Director-General for Natural Sciences United Nations Educational,  Scientific and Cultural Organization, (UNESCO) France
ABDULRAHMAN F. AL-WUHAIB Senior Vice President, Operation Services Saudi aramco Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
HUMOUD AL-AJLAN  Group CEO National Shipping Company of Saudi Arabia (NSCSA)
Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
KHAMIS JUMA BU AMIM Chairman – Offshore Arabia 2009 President & CEO – Regional Clean Sea Organization
11:30 – 12:00  EXHIBITION OPENING 
12:00 – 01:15  Lunch
01:15 – 02:15             Global Oil and Gas Outlook
General Outlook of Supply and Demand  Oil Supply and Demand Security Global Instability and the Threat to Oil Supplies 
VISIONARIES: Global Oil and Gas Outlook KEY NOTE SPEECH by HE Sheikh Khalid Bin Khalifa Al Thani
Director Ras Laffan Industrial City – Qatar Petroleum State of Qatar
Chairman: Salem Abdul Rahman Al-Wohaibi Manager Mesaieed Port, Qatar Petroleum
State of Qatar Eng. Ahmad Almershed  Undersecretary – Ministry Of National Assembly Affairs Vice Chairman Of The Voluntary Work Center
HE. Kifah K. Numan Director General, Ministry of Oil,
South Oil Company, Republic of Iraq
Mohamed Hamel Head, Energy Studies Department & In Charge of Research Division, Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Companies (OPEC), Austria
“Supply and Demand of Energy” Khamis Juma Bu-Amim Chairman – Offshore Arabia 2009 President & CEO – Regional Clean Sea Organization

Mohammed A. Husain
Deputy Chairman & DMD (Planning & Gas),  Kuwait Oil Company (K.S.C.), State of Kuwait

Dr. Martin Lees
Secretary General, Club of Rome, Switzerland

02:15 – 02:25 Coffee Break 
02:25 – 03:25  The Energy Challenges  Chairman: Dr. Khalid A. Al-Abdulkader Environmental Protection Department Saudi Aramco Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

“The Independent Oil Company Perspective on Doing Business with NOC’s”  Mr. James A. Edmiston, President and CEO, Harvest Natural Resources, Houston, Texas USA.
Dr. Ian Dunlop  Expert, Policy Development and Projects in Areas of Particular Interest including Governance, Innovation and Sustainability

“Tourism, Energy and Climate Change” Prof. Ralf Buckley  Chair and Director – International Centre for Ecotourism Research Griffith University (Gold Coast Campus), Australia & Research Director for the Climate Response Program

HRH  Shiekh Khalifa bin Ahmed Al-Khalifa Environmental Specialist,
Public Commission for the Protection of Marine Resources, Environment and Wildlife,  Kingdom of Bahrain

“Balancing the Regional Gas Supply and Demand Equations”
Dr. Aleksandr Konovalenko  1st Vice President, SBI mARKETS
Mr. Samuel Barden,  President and CEO SBI Markets
03:25 – 03:35  Q & A 
03:35 – 03:45  Coffee Break 
03:45 – 04:45                 Climate Change:
Chairman:  Khalid Abuleif Environmental Protection Department,  Saudi Arabian Oil Company (Saudi Aramco), Kingdom of Saudi Arabia  “Impact of Climate Change on the Red Sea and Gulf of Aden Region and Adaptation Measures” Prof. Ziad Hamza Abu Gararah Secretary General, PERSGA, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

“Tourism and Climate Change a Review of Current Challenges and the Work of the UN”
Stefanos Fotiou / Eng. Fareed I. Bushehri
Tourism Programme Officer / Regional DTIE Officer,
United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)
Regional Office for West Asia (ROWA)

“Role of Arab World in the post-2012 Climate Change Regime”
 Wael Hmaidan
Executive Director, IndyAct – The League of Independent Activists, Lebanon

“Addressing the Challenges of Strategic Corporate Responsibility in the Middle East Oil Industry” Amuno Solomon
Centre for Globalization and Strategic Studies Macau Inter-University Institute(IIUM), Republic of China
 04:45 – 04:55  Q & A 

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