ADNOC to host the world’s leading sour gas event

Abu Dhabi: Leading international gas experts will gather tomorrow, Monday, in Abu Dhabi for the 10th edition of Sour Oil and Gas Advanced Technology Conference (SOGAT 2014) to debate the latest technologies used in converting Sour Gas into sweet gas that is required for usage throughout the UAE and the Gulf region generally to support the ongoing infrastructure, power and petrochemical requirements.

Held under the patronage of ADNOC and other international partners, SOGAT 2014, which will be celebrating its 10th anniversary, will focus on all the latest new aspects of sour oil and gas processing at a time when the number of international projects is on the increase.

Organisers say this year there will be workshops over four days on the lessons learned from sulphur plant operations, amine treatment, process optimization, gas compression, the sulphur supply chain and the key aspects of contamination removal.

Work papers will be presented on all major areas of sour oil and gas technology innovations and developments.

Topics on sour gas treatment and process optimization, and gas compression will be presented and debated so as to give attendees an in-depth insight into better understanding the technical requirements.

The SOGAT Exhibition will see a number of the world’s leading vendors and suppliers returning to support the event together with new exhibitors participating for the first time. Exhibitors will be showing their expertise with process simulation tools for designing complicated refineries and gas processing plants.

The ever increasing international demand for gas to boost output for feedstock for power generation and petrochemical industry development is underlined by the fact that over $70bn of gas production contracts are to be awarded over the next five years throughout the Middle East alone. Thus with gas being the primary energy source in the region, attention is increasingly turning to unconventionals with pilot projects in shale gas planned, tight gas development gaining pace and sour gas field evaluation increasing throughout the region.

Various sour field developments will mean that the associated sulphur production in the Middle East alone is expected to increase by some 44% by 2017. Moreover the technologies involved in sour field management and production are always progressing and the latest developments across the whole management spectrum will be demonstrated by papers being presented in the SOGAT 2014 Conference on acid gas removal, carbon capture concepts,” according to data posted on the conference’s website.