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Basra continues to increase influence on international oil & gas market

The 3rd Basra International Oil & Gas, organized by Expotim International Fair Organizations INC and Pyramids International Group, hosted a record number of exhibitors and visitors as Iraq’s oil and gas sector continues to prove its influence over international business. More than 18,000 visitors from over 35 countries saw the event take the title of the largest event in Iraq’s oil & gas sector.

Iraq, UAE, Turkey, Germany, Jordan were the leading participating countries, with the UK and the USA closely following. With an exhibition and parallel conference programme, the event, officially supported by the Ministry of Oil, was host to some of the leading companies in the industry, including: Bertling, Cameron, China Petroleum Technology, CNPC, Emerson Process Management, FMC Techonologies, Honeywell, Mitsubishi, Mott Mc Donald, Rumalia, Samsung, Scania, Shell, Siemens, Tenaris and Volvo.

Additionally, Ministry of Oil Companies such as South Oil Company, South Gas Company, Iraq Drilling Company, State Company for Oil Projects, Missan Oil Company and Baghdad Training Institute played a prominant role in the event, networking with the private company representatives about present and future opportunities for Iraq’s oil & gas industry.

As well as international and local industry professionals, officials from state companies and ministries (Ministry of Oil and State Company for Oil Projects) joined the summit. Keynote speakers included senior level managers from Gulf Energy, General Electric, Shell, South Gas Company, and Mott Macdonald who put forward their views on their current operations in Iraq, technology , health & safety and many other topics related to the conference theme “Iraq: The Hub of Future Energy.” Discussions centred around recent developments and difficulties being encountered by companies operating in Iraq, with shared experiences and potential solutions put forward.

An impressive 95 per cent of the participants will return to participate in the 4th edition of the event between 5-8 December 2013. Mott Macdonald Platinium Sponsor of the event commented: “We took part in the inaugural event in 2010 and have continued to have a positive experience in Basra – which has led us to continue our position as Platinum Sponsor for the third consecutive year. The event offers a good balance between networking opportunities, industry insights and expert discussions at the conference. Basra is the focal point of the energy industry in Iraq and we are confident it will become soon one of the oil capitals in the world.”

The 3rd Basra Oil & Gas was not only highlighted through the deals and contracts concluded on site by key buyers and decision makers of Iraq’s oil & gas industry, but it also by its significance to manufacturers who showcased their latest products, confirming the event’s position as a key promotional tool in the industry diary. Submissions can be made by filling out the online form on the Basra Oil & Gas exhibition official website, www.basraoilgas.com . For further information, please contact info@basraoilgas.com.