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Artificial lifts set to be probed at key forum.

MANAMA: MEALF 2011, the sixth edition of Middle East Artificial Lift Forum is expecting more than 150 delegates and 40 representative companies from close to 20 countries worldwide.

It will be held from February 7 to 9 at the Gulf Hotel.

Backed by the region's largest oil companies, the event will include pre-forum training workshops and seminars, a conference and an exhibition of oil-related equipment, technology and services.

The technical sessions, which will be held on February 8 and 9, will focus on topics such as quality of power and contracting, new technology, artificial lift panel session, heavy oil, surveillance and optimisation, case history and alternative deployments.

The presentations will be delivered by more than 20 technical specialists from the oil and gas sector.

MEALF is officially supported by Oil and Gas Affairs Minister and National Oil and Gas Authority chairman Dr Abdulhussain Mirza, who will open the event.

The technical committee will be composed of top artificial lift experts from leading oil and gas companies.

"MEALF 2011 is a timely event for the oil and gas industry, as the global demand for energy is escalating and the need for new artificial lift technologies to boost oil production to satisfy demand is crucial," said organiser Omanexpo general manager Nasser Diab.

"Locally and regionally, the sector is entering a phase marked by aggressive development via the launching of several enhanced oil recovery projects by the government as well as investments by the private sector to discover new methods and technologies for extraction and modern artificial lift equipment," he added.

MEALF 2011 is supported by Kuwait Oil Company, Zenith Oilfield Technology and Schlumberger as platinum sponsors, Al Khorayef Petroleum Company and Weatherford Oil Tool Middle East as gold sponsors; and Kudu Industries and Lufkin as silver sponsors.

It is officially organised by a technical committee composed of high-ranking industry professionals from Abu Dhabi Company for Onshore Oil Operations, Al Khorayef Petroleum Company, Baker Hughes Centrilift, Bapco, Daleel Petroleum, Kuwait Oil Company, Lufkin, Novomet, Occidental of Abu Dhabi, Petroleum Development Oman, Qatar Petroleum, Saudi Aramco, Schlumberger, Weatherford Oil Tool Middle East and Wood Group.

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