Date(s) - 13 October 2015
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EQUATE Petrochemical Company, Kuwait’s first international joint venture in this industry, sponsored the 2nd Kuwait Oil & Gas Show & Conference (KOGS) 2015 under the patronage of His Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah.
Held once every two years, EQUATE sponsored the 1st KOGS 2013 as part of the company’s local and global partnership with relevant industrial and commercial stakeholders within and outside Kuwait. EQUATE also contributes to this event through participation in panel discussions.
EQUATE President & CEO Mohammad Husain, “The industries of oil, gas and petrochemicals constitute the main sources of income for Gulf countries. The fact that such sectors represent over 90% of our annual income in Kuwait makes their overall development through long-term innovation-based sustainable steps a must.”
Husain noted, “Kuwait has the opportunity to develop these industries by focusing on increasing relevant production, enhancing technological capabilities, prioritizing innovation, and, especially, concentrating on the growth of qualified human resources. Such development is also relevant to forming local and regional industrial downstream and end-product markets capable of utilizing these oil, gas and petrochemical products, which are mainly dedicated for exporting to other regions. For example, during 2014, over 80% of the Gulf’s chemical and petrochemical production was exported to various markets around the world. Thus, we hope that KOGS 2015 will be an opportunity to address and discuss increasing production, technological solutions, overall innovation and developing human resources while focusing on long-term sustainability within a framework of ‘Partners in Success’ at every level.”
Established in 1995 as Kuwait’s first international joint-venture in this industry, EQUATE Petrochemical Company (EQUATE) embodies its “Partners in Success” slogan through the partnership between Petrochemical Industries Company (PIC), The Dow Chemical Company (Dow), Boubyan Petrochemical Company (BPC) and Qurain Petrochemical Industries Company (QPIC). Commencing production in 1997, EQUATE is currently the owner and single-operator of several fully integrated world-class petrochemical units, within the Greater EQUATE joint-venture, that annually produce over 5 million tons of the highest quality grades of Ethylene, Polyethylene (PE), Ethylene Glycol (EG), Polypropylene (PP), Styrene Monomer (SM), Paraxylene (PX), Heavy Aromatics (HA) and Benzene (BZ). The products are marketed throughout the Middle East, Asia, Africa and Europe. Alongside with being a leading industrial organization, EQUATE dedicates its utmost commitment and care to overall sustainability wherever it operates in cooperation with public and private bodies, including employees, the society and customers, in all relevant fields, such as human development, environment, education, health and public awareness. www.equate.com.
Kuwait Oil & Gas Show & Conference (KOGS) 2015, held during October 11-14, is an international event that combines a broad-spectrum technical conference with an exhibition of oil, gas and petrochemical equipment and services. The exhibition serves all areas of the petrochemical, oil and gas industries, including hydrocarbon geosciences, exploration, operations, refining, products and services. www.kogs2015.com.