Officials, experts and key stakeholders from the Gulf and global heavy oil producing countries will gather in Manama, Bahrain for the Middle East Heavy Oil Congress (MEHOC), announced Trade Arabia.

The latest business issues and technologies of the heavy oil industry will be discussed at this key forum.

According to Zawya the event will take place from November 25-26 and be held at The Congress and Exhibition at The Gulf Hotel, under the patronage of His Excellency Dr Abdul Hussain bin Ali Mirza, Bahrain’s Minister of Energy and Chairman of the National Oil and Gas Authority (NOGA).

“As the energy sector is increasingly turning to the exploitation and conversion of their conventional heavy oil resources, the Middle East Heavy Oil Congress provides the perfect regional gathering for the industry to discuss what innovative trends and transformations will define the future of this upcoming sector. On behalf of NOGA , we look forward to welcoming you all to the Kingdom of Bahrain this November”, said Dr Ahmed Al Sharyan, General Secretary of NOGA.

One of the topics of discussion is how to extend a reservoir’s lifecycle, as well as emerging technologies to maximise performance with minimum environmental impact. Technical heavy oil case studies from across the globe will also be presented in the hope of integrating this different issues into a single, cohesive oil production strategy.

Companies participation include NOGA , BAPCO, TATWEER PETROLEUM, SAUDI ARAMCO, KUWAIT OIL COMPANY, GLASSPOINT SOLAR, PETROSPEC ENGINEERING, PROMORE, INNOVATIVE STEAM TECHNOLOGIES, NALCO CHAMPION, SATORP, PETROCHINA, KUWAIT INSTITUTE OF SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH AND STREAMFLO.