Fourth Edition of the SPE Kuwait Oil & Gas Show and Conference (KOGS) Announces Theme

KOGS 2019

Mishref, Kuwait — The well-established SPE Kuwait Oil & Gas Show and Conference (KOGS) returns to Kuwait for the fourth time, further enhancing its position as a powerful global platform for professionals to discover and exchange advances and accomplishments in the oil and gas industry. Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah, Prime Minister of the State of Kuwait, the conference and opening ceremony will take place from 13–16 October, and the exhibition, from 14–16 October. This event is supported by the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) and Kuwait Petroleum Corporation (KPC).

Organised by the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) and Informa, this year’s theme is, ‘New Energy Transition: Delivering Value Through Collaboration and Capability’, extending the industry’s potential by focusing on innovation and value by collaboration, and maximising capability.

“KOGS 2019 will provide a remarkable opportunity to enhance your technical expertise, expand your professional network, and learn about the major challenges, emerging technologies and key achievements in the energy sector”, says Farida Ali Abdullah, Programme Chairperson, Manager Reservoir Management, Kuwait Oil Company.

The event combining a 14,000 sqm exhibition and a broad spectrum conference programme, is set to attract 6,000+ qualified professionals from government representatives to key project owners, NOCs and IOCs, international service providers, EPC contractors, and consultants to address the evolving opportunities in the Kuwait and Middle East energy arena. Featuring 180+ companies from over 30 countries, the exhibition covers all areas of the industry including petroleum geosciences, exploration and production, and refining and petrochemicals.

The conference opening will include keynote speeches from His Excellency Dr. Khaled Al-Fadhel, Minister of Oil, Electricity and Water, State of Kuwait; Hashem Sayed Hashem, Deputy Chairman and CEO, Kuwait Petroleum Corporation; and Sami Alnuaim, 2019 SPE President, Saudi Aramco.

The executive plenary session will also include industry and government leaders such as H.E. Saad S. Al-Kaabi, Minister of State for Energy Affairs, State of Qatar and Vice Chairman, President, and CEO, Qatar Petroleum; H.E. Mohammad Sanusi Barkindo, Secretary General, OPEC; Charles O. Holliday, Chair of the Board, Royal Dutch Shell, Musab Al Mahruqi, Group CEO, Oman Oil And Orpic Group; and Sheikh Nawaf S. Al-Sabah, CEO and President, KUFPEC and KPI, discussing ‘The New Energy Transition: Policy and Sector Prescriptions’.

The influential committee comprises of Hashem S. Hashem, Conference Chairperson, Deputy Chairman and CEO, Kuwait Petroleum Corporation; Sheikh Nawaf S. Al-Sabah, Executive Committee Chairperson, CEO and President, KUFPEC and KPI; Farida Ali Abdullah, Programme Chairperson, Manager Reservoir Management, Kuwait Oil Company, and Progamme Co-Chairpersons and Conference Coordinators, Maria A. Capello, Consultant I (North Kuwait), Kuwait Oil Company and Mohammed Al-Shatti, Manager (CEO Office), Kuwait Petroleum Corporation.

About Society of Petroleum Engineers:
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About Informa Markets:
KOGS 2019 is organised by Informa Markets. Informa Markets creates platforms for industries and specialist markets to trade, innovate and grow. Our portfolio comprises more than 550 international B2B events and brands in markets including Healthcare & Pharmaceuticals, Infrastructure, Construction & Real Estate, Fashion & Apparel, Hospitality, Food & Beverage, and Health & Nutrition, among others. We provide customers and partners around the globe with opportunities to engage, experience and do business through face-to-face exhibitions, specialist digital content and actionable data solutions. As the world’s leading exhibitions organiser, we bring a diverse range of specialist markets to life, unlocking opportunities and helping them to thrive 365 days of the year. For more information, please visit

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