The Energy industry is increasingly coming across heavy oil in various countries which has placed it at the forefront of innovative oil recovery techniques . The 2013 EOR & Heavy Oil Conference will bring together some of the leading executives in EOR techniques and oil recovery to present their latest findings and tackle existing problems together with solution providers.

Oman has been a leader in the EOR & heavy oil sector, reaching new heights in Well Engineering, Well Maintenance, and making great headway in HSE related projects. The future lies in technology and engineering research for better and cost effective monitoring and well surveillance to maximise production in a Cost Effective Manner.

Through working closely with the Omani Ministry of Oil & Gas and leading professional associations, Knowledge Expansion has built the 2013 International EOR & Heavy Oil Conference as a platform of International and local expertise to discuss the latest achievements in EOR & Heavy Oil.


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Guest of Honor
H.E. Nasser Bin Khamis Al-Jashmi, Undersecretary, Ministry of Oil & Gas
H.E. Dr. Ali S. Al-Bemani, Vice Chancelor Sultan Qaboos University

Executive Committee

Dr. Zaid Al Siyabi, Director General E&P, Ministry of Oil and Gas (Chairman)
Dr. Badar Al Kharusi, Petroleum Engineering Manager – North, PDO (Technical Committee Chairman)
Dr. Ali Al Gheithy, Petroleum Engineering Director, PDO
Mr. Abdulsattar Al Murshidi, Oil Director North, PDO
Mr. Robert Swain, Vice President Operations - Mukhaizna, Occidental
Dr. Elaine Leith, Technology Manager Oman, SHELL
Mr. Mohammed Al Harty, CEO, OPAL
Mr. Hilal Al Busaidi, CEO, Gulf Energy

Al-Bustan Palace: Meticulously designed for comfort and convenience, our Muscat, Oman, hotel’s 250 charming guest rooms and suites have been uniquely appointed to reflect both local traditions and art deco influences. Al Bustan Palace, A Ritz-Carlton Hotel, features magnificent mountain, sea or garden views from each of its luxurious rooms and suites and features plush accommodations including high-speed Internet access and ample work space.

DATE    : 4-6 March 2013

Contact Venue: PO Box 1998 Muscat, 114 Oman Phone: +968 24 799666 Fax: +968 24 799600

HOTEL ROOM RESERVATIONS Should you wish to stay at the al Bustan Palace Muscat for the duration of the conference – please find the link below to do this. Knowledge Expansion has negotiated preferential hotel room night rates for EOR 2011 conference: 120 OMR per night. In order to receive this rate, delegates are required to complete online or alternatively, get in tough with the hotel via: group-c@albustanpalace.com or sales_secretary@albustanpalace.com.
Please write to info@knowldgexpansion.com for any other quires you may have.

About Muscat, Oman Muscat is the capital city of Oman and while the original town is located in the old town area near the corniche, Muscat is used generally to describe the area from Seeb to Al Bustan. The strip of city lies nestled between the coastline and the mountains. The old town area includes the town of Muttrah which is famous for its bustling Souq and the fish, fruit and vegetable markets. This tourist hot-spot is picturesque with charming architecture, the corniche and friendly local people. Ruwi high street is alive with noise and lights and a great place to haggle for bargains on fabrics, clothing and accessories. Qurum is the main shopping area with large shopping malls, independent shops and restaurants.

Language: Arabic is the official language of Oman, English and Asian languages are also widely spoken.

Oman Time Difference: GMT + 4

Currency: The basic unit of currency in Oman is the Omani Rial (0.38 rial equals U.S. $1; fixed rate). It is divided into 1000 baiza.

DRESS CODE: Business Attire/National Dress Dress Code - Cocktail Reception / Book Launch – Business Attire

Gold Sponsor
POD Petroleum Development Oman (PDO) is the foremost exploration and production company in the Sultanate. It accounts for more than 70% of the country's crude oil production and nearly all of its natural gas supply. The Company is owned by the Government of Oman (with a 60% interest), Royal Dutch Shell (34%), Total (4%) and Partex (2%). The first economic oil find was made in 1962, and the first oil consignment was exported in 1967.
DAPECO Daleel Petroleum L.L.C. is an upstream oil production company, sharing business success with multiple national and international vendors in different disciplines.
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