A Professional Invitation
“Let us gather to unleash the power of sharing best practices in proactive pipelines, integrity management and technologies”
Dear Pipelines Peers,
It’s my pleasure to invite you, on behalf of Saudi Aramco, to participate in the “3rd International Conference and Exhibition on Pipeline Operations & Management Middle East” that will take place from April 11-14, 2016 in Kingdom of Bahrain. It’s a great opportunity for us Pipeliners to gather and share knowledge. There are many challenges we ought to overcome and it will help a great deal if we can solve them collaboratively.
In the first and second conference versions, multiple technical tracks featuring international speakers addressed the most critical pipeline related issues. From pipeline steel to operations, and from inline inspection to repair methodologies, a good number of papers made the conference of high technical value.
The exhibitions were full of booths from some of the most renowned pipeline companies. Saudi Aramco represented pipeline operators with a booth that reflected the conference message: best practices in pipeline operations and integrity management.
Now as we prepare to support the third version of the region’s largest pipeline gathering, the fond memories of the second conference are still resonating in our ears. In the hallways of the Gulf Hotel Convention Center in 2013, on October 20-23, what we heard being said when exhibitors were taking down their booth stands, is “we can’t wait to see this happening again in Bahrain” or something like “we always wanted an event like this here in the region.” Even many people who visited the region for their first time showed an enormous passion “it’s my first visit to the region and we will definitely plan to come again.”
We look forward to seeing you again in Bahrain, hoping for more participation from pipeline operators. Let’s gather to unleash the power of sharing best practices in proactive pipelines, integrity management and technologies.
Mohammad Sultan Al-Qahtani
Pipelines Department, General Manager