Events Press

Floating LNG
17-18 February 2016
London, United Kingdom

SMi’s 5th annual Oil & Gas Cyber Security conference will address the most pressing cyber security issues facing the oil and gas sector with key presentations and case studies delivered by senior industry decision makers from an array of global oil and gas companies. The two-day programme will discuss recent efforts to bolster protection of highly valuable intellectual property and commercially sensitive information on production, exploration plans and assets through project updates, case studies, live demonstrations, technology sessions, panel debates and networking opportunities.

Nuclear Decommissioning & Waste Management Summit
24-25 February 2016
London, United Kingdom

The event will address the key issues faced by the consortia committed to nuclear decommissioning projects. This will include the establishment of working relationships and gaining contracts and beyond that excellence in operational procedures. The event will also focus on existing and potential projects across Europe for the sake of establishing new business and innovation in waste management and on-site procedures.

NRG Expert subscribers are entitled to a 15% special discount on registration until Friday 18th December

To claim please contact Cheryl on or +44 (0) 203 141 0623 quoting END3MKT or register online by choosing ‘have a coupon’, entering the code before giving billing details.

Gas to Liquids Americas
09–10 March 2016
Houston TX, United States of America

SMi’s 3rd annual conference on Gas to Liquids Americas will provide a platform of discourse for the industry to consolidate the current state of Gas to Liquids within the wider midstream agenda. Returning to Houston in March 9 – 10, Gas to Liquids Americas 2016 will help you understand the commercial, economic and financial considerations associated with GTL technology and projects.

What will you gain? Attendees will benefit from key insights into short and long term trends in commodity prices. The panel of expert speakers will help you understand the drivers behind GTL demand and update your knowledge on the latest technologies and advancements in the field.

Those who are interested in attending are advised to register by November 30th to receive a $500 discount!

Integrated Offshore Commissioning
13–16 March 2016
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Cost, (or loss) analysis on offshore mega projects very consistently show that it is during commissioning that the loss potential = overrun potential, will manifest itself. This is the phase where all the design flaws and construction errors will surface, and this is the phase where the expensive and time consuming changes and modifications will have to be undertaken.

Changes and modifications will be executed simultaneously with a very hectic commissioning program, while everybody expects the Project Commissioning Manager to manage and control all this, and still deliver on time and on budget.

Commissioning of mega offshore projects, whether it is an FPSO, a GBS, a steel jacket or other concepts, is a large and complex undertaking which all too often do not receive enough management focus at the early stages of the project, especially when it comes to enough upfront quality planning (front end loading) and preparations in place, and making sure practical risk assessments are viewed as a continuous activity throughout the project.

This course has been designed to enhance management and team member’s focus on the critical success factors that have to be controlled in order to successfully deliver on the commissioning plan.

The course will be divided in 4 separate modules that collectively will cover a variety of issues such as: planning principles, building the schedule, figures and factors, integration with HU and operations plans, organizational concepts, GAP reviews, practical risk analysis, commissioning package mark-ups, critical systems testing, close-linking of testing activities, module–to-integration yard considerations, operations involvement, streamlining of engineering query process, progress reporting, integrated project team considerations, documentation at hand–over etc.

Practical workshops and interactive discussions are vital parts of the course. Participants will be assigned to teams and work on real cases as well as being challenged to design ideal set ups based on course material.

For further information of this course, please email to

Contact Details
Telephone: +65 6294 6415

Advanced Well Integrity along WIF Guidelines
13–16 March 2016
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

The Class teaches the process behind the full Well Integrity Management System (WIM), from the onset in the Field Development plan, through its design, construction, production to final abandonment of the asset at the end of its life.

Using this curriculum gives the Operator externally verified and certified staff.

Several case studies (amongst others Macondo and Montara blowout) are used in the Class to learn from past mistakes.

The Class contains breakout session whereby a real case incident on WIM topics are to be solved followed by presentation to the Class. The final exam contains all topics of a WIM process and has a pass mark of 75%.

For further information of this course, please email to

Contact Details
Telephone: +65 6294 6415

Operational Data and Information Management Practices
13–15 March 2016
Abu Dhabi, United Arab

In the oil and gas industry, organizations must apply new technologies and processes that will capture and transform raw data into actionable insight to improve asset value and yield while enhancing safety and protecting the environment. The biggest challenge the industry faces is so-called “data democratization,” or making the data available to decision-makers across several departments in a way that allows everyone to use it meaningfully. Often, data is in silos and these are all closed-shell systems, and not easily accessible.

The operational production group handles the information on how hydrocarbons are flowing through the well. Better data analysis could help oil and gas companies boost production by 6 to 8 percent. Improved use of data could result in better up-time.

For further information of this course, please email to

Contact Details
Telephone: +65 6294 6415

Outdoor Lighting Program
14-15 March 2016
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

The Outdoor Lighting Program is a critical pillar of Dubai’s Demand Side Management Strategy which aims to reduce the Emirate’s energy – electricity and water – consumption by 30% by 2030. In order to support the initiative, Outdoor Lighting Projects UAE conference will focus on a variety of aspects integral to outdoor and external lighting – both retrofits as well as new installations.

Outdoor Lighting Projects UAE is a specialized conference dedicated to showcasing best design practice in road, street, landscape and public realm lighting systems.

Lean Maintenance & Lean Plant / Asset Management
15–17 March 2016
Lagos, Nigeria

This course is very interactive and supplemented with abundant practical exercises and case studies. This course is beneficial for all Industrial Sectors (Manufacturing Industry, Continuous Process Industry, Construction Industry, Service Establishments, Engineering) and for Public/Governmental and semi-Public Bodies and Institutions active in all sizes Maintenance works.

Benefits of Attending

• Understand modern Maintenance and Plant Management and the Lean Thinking philosophy, performance goals and critical success factors
• Understand the real reasons of failure of maintenance operations managed and planned with a “traditional” style
• Trigger a different thinking mechanism suited to focus onto crucial issues of the planning process
• Use lean ideas to see maintenance works as “wasteless flow processes” and to think about improvement of the whole maintenance function
• Equip your toolbox with lean planning tools, tips and techniques
• Ensure Maintenance works of any size / scale will be accomplished in time, within budget and with overall satisfaction
• Understand the difference between traditional Plant Management and Lean Plant / Assets Management
• Transmit lean concepts to your own people and to external parties such as sub-contractors
• Optimise Plant Performance through lean-thinking people while assuring their job satisfaction

Who Should Attend

• Heads and Directors of Operations, Maintenance and Production
• Operations Managers, Maintenance Managers
• Reliability Engineers, Production Managers and Engineers
• Maintenance Supervisors, Maintenance Planners, Schedulers and Controllers
• Plant Managers / Assets Managers
• Engineering Managers / Chief Engineers
• Project and Shutdown Managers / Leaders / Planners / Coordinators

To register/enquire, please contact:
Reanne Lee
Infocus International Group
Tel: +65 6325 0254 | Email: reanne[at]

5th Annual Social Media in the Utilities Sector Conference
11-12 April 2016
London, United Kingdom

SMi proudly presents its 5th annual Social Media in the Utilities Sector conference taking place on the 11th – 12th April 2016 in London, UK.

As social media continues to grow rapidly every year within the utility sector, companies need to identify the best approach and interaction techniques with the consumer in order to protect their brand and reputation. Coupled with this is how companies can provide high levels of customer service over social media in an easier and more cost effective way then traditional methods such as call centres.

Engaging with the public via social media is no longer a choice, in fact by 2020 about 95% of a utility’s bill paying customers will be fully digital savvy. Marketing strategy is no longer a case of ‘should I be on social media?’, but how it can transform a company’s digital presence and customer interaction.

The utility sector has always received bad press and a lack of respect from the public, however, social media offers companies are chance to amend these broken bridges and repair customer relationships. Consistency, transparency and honest are crucial, so this conference will focus on injecting personality into communications and formulating imaginative strategies.

11th – 12th April 2016
Holiday Inn Kensington Forum
97 Cromwell Rd,
London, SW7 4DN

Upstream West Africa Summit 2016
18 – 20 April 2016
Abidjan, Cote D’Ivoire

Vale Media Group, the Sub Saharan Africa focused B2B Events Company, has partnered with the Ministries, National Oil Companies (NOC), InternationalOil Companies (IOC), Regulatory Bodies and Ministers for the Upstream West Africa Summit 2016.

The event will bring together 100+ CEO’s, Managing Directors, Regional Vice Presidents, Country Managers, Exploration Managers, Geology & Geophysics and Production Managers to discuss the hot trends and challenges currently facing the Oil & Gas industry in West Africa.

This is not your typical trade show or exhibition, the content committee has carefully constructed a unique agenda which balances networking, thought leadership, 1-2-1 business meetings and relationship

To register your interest please contact:


Record Speaker Interest Bolsters Unrivalled Technical Program
Register for ACE 2016 Now

Tulsa, OK, USA / 26 January 2016 — The Committee for the AAPG 2016 Annual Convention and Exhibition (ACE), chaired by Paul MacKay and vice-chair Jen Russel-Houston, announced a record number of abstracts – 1,830 – submitted for the event taking place 19-22 June 2016 in Calgary, AB, Canada. The number represents a six percent increase in submissions from the 2015 event.

The ACE 2016 technical program features more than 900 technical and poster presentations in eight concurrent sessions. Registration for the highly anticipated technical program and exhibition is now open including field trips, short courses, luncheons and the International Core Conference.

“For the very first time the Technical Program Committee accepted less than half of the abstracts submitted, which speaks not only to the record number received but also their overall superior quality,” said General Chair Paul MacKay. “This ensures that ACE 2016 will continue its century long tradition of delivering an exceptionally strong, juried technical program and sets the table for a highly successful conference.”

With a global audience of an average of 7,000 professionals from more than 72 countries, ACE is one of the most prestigious events for the geosciences community with a tradition of delivering scientific excellence and professional camaraderie. The Canadian Society of Petroleum Geologists (CSPG) will host AAPG’s flagship event which returns to Calgary for the first time in 10 years. A global energy center with the Canadian Rockies in its backyard, Calgary is home to a strong local crowd of geoscientists and also houses Canada’s largest geoscience CORE facility which will supply several Canadian and international samples for the CSPG International Core Conference being held post-convention.

Exhibition space and sponsorship opportunities are also available. For more information visit

Conference Materials

17th World Chlor Alkali Conference; Singapore: Briefing | Presentation
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3rd Annual Effective Plant Shutdowns & Turnarounds Forum: Briefing