Tanks and Terminal Management in Hydrocarbon Industry
Venue: Emirates Palace Abu Dhabi
|Event Date/Time: Sep 01, 2013||End Date/Time: Sep 04, 2013|
As record high fuel prices and new discoveries continue to attract investments in the oil and gas sector, countries in the MENA region are also increasing their production and refining capacity in order to meet this rise in demand. Buoyed by increased demand from countries like Japan and improving economic conditions in USA, these countries are increasing the number of tank farms and are also realising the need for better management of existing ones so they maximise capacity usage, reduce cleaning and maintenance timelines and costs, asset integrity, HSE, leakage detection and prevention and optimise logistics and operations in terminals.
UAE is investing heavily especially in Jebel Ali, Fujairah and Sharjah. Qatar is investing heavily in boosting the production of GTL fuels and Saudi Arabia in the upgrade of existing oil refineries and also the fabrication of new ones. Storage facilities like tank farms and terminals are needed to support this boost. Oman is now building the world's biggest tank farm at Duqm.
Automation is playing a big part in optimising of terminal processes by reducing tank loading, unloading and cleaning times and also better product management and handling. There is a need to improve the operational efficiencies of these tanks and terminals and also upgrading them to handle more products.
The Tanks and Terminal Management in the Hydrocarbon Industry Conference will focus on regional challenges in maintaining, optimising and optimising operations of hydrocarbon storage terminals and will endeavour to discuss international best practices to help overcome these challenges. This prestigious event will allow you to meet regional and international experts in the field of tank and terminal management, establish key partnerships with technology vendors and network with your industry peers to grow your business contacts.