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Agenda Overview

Day 1: Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Oil and gas outlook for the MENA region

9:00AM Opening remarks
9:05AM ADNOC Welcome Address
Fouad Shamekh Al Badi, Manager, Drilling Department, ADNOC
9:30AM Will demand for linepipe and OCTG grow in MENA?
  • How are low and fluctuating oil prices affecting linepipe and OCTG markets?
  • New projects in the MENA region - what new onshore and offshore projects are planned?
  • Project requirements - what grade of pipes and materials are required? 
  • How does the tendering and procurement process work?
James Ley, Principal Consultant, Tube & Pipe Group, Metal Bulletin Research
10:00AM Questions and discussion
10:15AM Networking refreshment break

Regional interactions and micro-demand drivers in the global steel tube & pipe market

11:00AM Oman - Demand drivers and pipe producers
  • Which projects are driving pipe demand in Oman?
  • What kinds of quantities of pipe will Oman be requiring in the short term?
  • Omani grade and quality specifications
Rahul Dev Sharma, Associate Vice President, Jindal Saw Limited
11:20AM Mena steel tube & pipe producers' panel
  • Current steel tube and pipe production and capacity utilisation in MENA
  • How are tube producers responding to cheap oil?
  • What is the current import/export balance?
  • Do domestic producers require protection from low cost imports and dumping?
Sergey Alekseev, Head Of Marketing Directorate, TMK
James Ley, Principal Consultant - Tube & Pipe Group, Fastmarkets
Zeyad Al Barrak, CEO, Jubail Energy Services Company JESCO
Rahul Dev Sharma, Associate Vice President, Jindal Saw Limited
11:50AM Questions and discussion
12:00PM India spotlight
  • Indian economic statistics
  • Indian oil & gas ecosystem - demand and supply
  • Indian oil & gas domestic production
  • Indian linepipe opportunity landscape
  • Indian linepipe industry statistics
  • MENA oil & gas ecosystem present and future & large diameter market
  • Challenges faced by Indian linepipe in MENA
  • Niche discoveries in deep water Africa
Ashish Guwalani, General Manager Marketing, Welspun Middle East DMCC
12:20PM Questions and discussion
12:30PM Networking lunch

OCTG products - best practices and new specifications

2:00PM The materials evolution - where do we go next?
  • Extreme testing on material suitability of Sanicro 28 and 29 in the region's sour environments
  • Importance of PRE in material selection in high chloride environments
Per Olsson Artberger, Global Product Manager OCTG, Sandvik
2:30PM Development of enhanced metallurgies meeting the challenges of severe sour and sweet well conditions
Aykut Yanik, Marketing & Development Regional Manager - Middle East, Vallourec Middle East
Nicolas Bouchart, Marketing & Development - Technical Sales Manager Octg, Vallourec Middle East
3:00PM Questions and discussion
3:15PM Networking refreshment break

Linepipe - new projects and materials

3:40PM Ensuring Hard Spot free surfaces at TM+ACC heavy-plates for sour service LSAW pipelines
  • TM rolled heavy plates
  • Sour service linepipe
  • Hard spots
  • Inline Eddy Current testing


Andreas Thieme, Manager, Dillinger
4:00PM Piping solutions for Miscible Gas Enjection to extend reservoir life
Rohit Rodricks, Technical Sales Manager - Line & Process Pipe, Vallourec Middle East
Jean Comby, Regional Sales Director - Line & Process Pipe, Vallourec Middle East
4:20PM Sour applications in linepipe: a solution for each complex situation from the perspective of a steel supplier
Matteo Andreoletti, Sales Engineer, ArcelorMittal
4:40PM Latest technologies for competitive and quality seamless tube production
Simone Bettinelli, Vice President, Sales, Danieli Centro Tube
5:00PM Evening drinks reception

Day 2: Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Iran - oil & gas projects and domestic steel tube and pipe production

9:30AM Opening remarks
9:35AM In focus - Iranian steel tube and pipe market
  • How is domestic production and capacity utilisation progressing? What grades are currently being produced in Iran?
  • What import/export opportunities are there fore tube and pipe products in Iran?
  • Doing business in Iran - what pathways are available to supply/buy from Iran?
9:55AM Chinese steel in Iran
  • How is Iran reacting to Chinese steel policy?
  • What are the implications for linepipe & OCTG?
10:15AM Pipelines for water and gas projects in Iran
  • What oil, gas and water projects are being proposed in Iran?
  • What are the pipe requirements?
10:35AM Networking refreshment break

Technology - upgrading existing plants and increasing production efficiency

11:15AM Spiral pipe plants in new dimensions
  • Production monitoring and process flow for higher environmental and operator safety
Hartmut Kussmaul, Director Sales & Product Management, Schuler Pressen
11:35AM Performance Modules ready for use - in new and existing plants
Berthold Genser, General Manager, SMS group GmbH
11:55AM Economic and technological advantages of cage forming tube mills
Cesare Vernocchi, Area Sales Manager, Olimpia 80 SRL
12:15PM Questions and discussion
12:30PM Closing remarks and networking lunch