SOPEC 2002 coming Feb. 4-7
DHAHRAN Jan 19, 2002 --
Saudi Aramco is a major player in the fifth annual Saudi
International Oil, Gas, Petrochemical and Power Exhibition, called
SOPEC 2002, Feb. 4-7 at the Dhahran International Exhibition Center
SOPEC 2002 aims to cover the oil and gas industry
with pavilions on gas technology and e-commerce. The exhibition will
feature over 100 of the major players in the Saudi Arabian energy
industry. In addition to Saudi Aramco, companies participating
include Shell, British Petroleum, ExxonMobil, Conoco, Occidental
Petroleum, Schlumberger, 3M, Al-Abdulkarim and many leading
companies from 15 countries.
For the past five years, SOPEC has attracted more
than 500 companies from more than 25 countries.
SOPEC 2002 coincides with the opening of the
Kingdom’s upstream hydrocarbon sector to foreign investment. In June
2001, the Kingdom awarded three gas ventures to a consortium of
multinational oil companies, offering an array of investment
opportunities in the Kingdom for gas exploration, development,
production and processing, pipeline infrastructure, petrochemical
industry, water desalination and power generation.
The event will include social and formal
activities ranging from technical seminars and tours of petroleum
installations to a gala dinner with the theme of an authentic
SOPEC 2002 is being organized by ITE Group of
London. It is one of 250 events the company has organized in more
than 25 countries.
For more details, check out the Web site at
write Tariq Mohammed, ITE Group Plc., 105
Salusbury Road London, NW6 3RG, UK; call 44 (0) 207-596-5000; fax:
44 (0) 207 596 5111; or e-mail: