Leading Oil and Gas Companies Implement Cutting-Edge GIS Strategies and Technologies to Enhance Oil and Gas Planning and Operations

December 13, 2009

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, December 14 /PRNewswire/ — International
Quality and Productivity Center (IQPC), the global provider of tailored,
industry-driven conferences, is pleased to announce that leading oil and gas
companies, including ADNOC, ADCO, ZADCO, ADMA OPCO, KOC and Wafra Joint
Operations (KGOC & Chevron) will meet at GIS in Oil & Gas 2010 to tackle the
latest industry challenges to enhance oil and gas planning and operations.
The two-day conference, with four interactive workshops, will take place in
Abu Dhabi from 17-20 January at Le Royal Meridien, Abu Dhabi.

Industry leaders will gather to showcase how their organizations benefit
from GIS to enhance oil and gas planning and operations. The very latest
industry challenges will be addressed and attendees can immerse themselves in
topical discussions through interactive panel sessions.

The summit will open with a keynote speech by Mohsen B.M.H. Boussemma,
Head GIS & Cartography Section at ADNOC. Mr. Boussemma will present ADNOC’s
award-winning GIS program. This will be followed by KOC’s experience in using
GIS in well and base production management decisions. ADCO’s experience on
incorporating GIS into a company’s information management strategy will be
presented by Jeremy Mead, Programme Manager/ Data Management Specialist.
Another best-practice GIS implementation will be presented by Uday Kale, Vice
President Corporate IT at Reliance Energy Ltd, on Introducing the successful
Enterprise-wide Integrated GIS implementation in one of the largest
electrical utility companies in India. Finally, the second keynote
presentation on Geo-Information as the EP enterprise glue will be delivered
by Raoul Quadvlieg, Head GIS, Spatial Data Management and Mapping Services at

Other speakers at GIS in Oil & Gas 2010 include:

John Bruni, Former Researcher in Strategic Studies & Director, Emirates
Center for Strategic Studies and Research (ECSSR) & Sage International;

Shorouq Al-Khatib, GIS Specialist, KOC; Tamer Elkassass, GIS Consultant,
Wafra Joint Operations (KGOC & Chevron); Baqer Bahbahani, TL E&P Data
Management, Wafra Joint Operations (KGOC & Chevron); Dr. Peter Petrov, Remote
Sensing Expert, ROPME Kuwait; Anil Kumar, Deputy Manager, Systems,
Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi; Samir Bishai, Survey and Cartography Section
Leader, ADMA OPCO; Bhaskar Vemulapalli, GIS Specialist, ADMA OPCO;
Jayaprakash Athmaram, GIS Application Engineer, ZADCO; Hafidh Al Maskari, EPS
Team Leader, ZADCO; Mohamed Jawad Yousif, UZFDS – Data Management Lead,
ZADCO; Abdul Salam Mohammed, Consultant – GIS & Property Database, Department
of Municipal Affairs – Emirate of Abu Dhabi; Mohammad R. Abdulhadi, Senior
Engineer Facilities Planning, KOC; Elfatih Wadidi, GIS & Data Management Head
Section, Sudan National Petroleum Company (Sudapet Co.); Dr. Nazmi Saleous,
M.Sc. in Remote Sensing and GIS Program Director, UAE University; Dr. Salem
Issa, Associate Professor, UAE University; Dr. Ahmed Murad, Head of Geology
Department, UAE University

Further details can be obtained at http://www.gisinoilandgas.com

About IQPC Middle East:

For over thirty years, IQPC has helped the world’s leading corporations
solve their business challenges through the sharing of practical industry
solutions and global best practice. In the process, the company has built a
formidable reputation for quality and value. During this time, the Middle
most progressive companies have benefited from IQPC’s unrivalled
global reach, which has connected international expertise with regional and
local leaders. For more information, visit http://www.iqpc.ae

    For more information

    Jennifer Tsao
    Deputy Marketing Director
    IQPC Middle East FZ LLC
    Tel: +971-4-360-2814


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