Muscat: The Sultanate of Oman will host the 2013 SPE Middle East Unconventional Gas Conference and Exhibition (UGAS) from January 28 to 30 at the Al Bustan Palace–A Ritz Carlton Hotel.
After three successful events in the Middle East, the fourth unconventional gas event will incorporate the theme 'Unconventional and tight gas: Bridging the gaps for sustainable economic development'.
The opening ceremony on Monday will include remarks by Zaid bin Khamis Al Siyabi, Ministry of Oil and Gas, Oman, who is the (UGAS executive committee chairman; Darryl Willis, vice- president, Resource, North American Gas, BP, and Egbert Imomoh, non-executive chairman and co-founder, Afren.
Zaid bin Khamis Al Siyabi said that more than 300 regional and international industry leaders and professionals with an interest in unconventional gas expected to attend this year's event.
The conference programme includes three panel sessions titled 'Unconventional and tight gas: bridging the gaps for sustainable economic development', 'Unlocking potential: emerging technologies and techniques', and 'Resource challenges for unconventional gas development in the region'.