Oil & Gas Middle East

Let the show begin!

- Faiza Rizvi Rahman Editor

Iremember being absolutely awestruck by the scale of ADIPEC when I travelled from Houston to Abu Dhabi to cover the mega event for the first time in 2019. Halfway through the first day of the show, I regretted not wearing comfortabl­e shoes for the hundredth time as I scrambled through large crowds across the gigantic exhibition centre. As excited as a child at the candy store, I tried to do everything, from catching up with the frenzy of ministeria­l sessions, to (countless) global exhibitors, interviews, and networking chats with industry leaders.

This year – my first ADIPEC as editor of Oil & Gas Middle East – I’m excited to network with industry profession­als and hear from global leaders as they converge for this event at a time when the oil and gas industry is under assault from all sides. With the global economy on a knife-edge and high energy prices coupled with geopolitic­al tensions, global energy shortages suggest that some caution is in order before strategist­s denigrate oil’s future significan­ce.

On another note, after the massive success of the top contractor­s list that was launched last month, in this issue we are celebratin­g oilfield service (OFS) companies with the release of our annual Top 25

OFS Companies list [p14]. I see OFS firms as the frontline providers of equipment and expertise. Operators from the largest national oil companies to the smallest of independen­ts count on these firms to drive technical innovation and optimise performanc­e in the oilfield under a broad range of economic conditions.

Our power-packed issue also features an in-depth interview with two sustainabi­lity leads from Mcdermott [p10], a detailed ADIPEC preview [p26] and expert insights from Petrofac’s talent acquisitio­n head [p32].

Until next time, happy reading!

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