Focus on UAE-France joint framework for Middle East’s oil and gas industry

business france 5The conference aimed at highlighting joint relations of the countries to develop the oil and gas sector. (Image source: Business France)Business France, jointly with EVOLEN and the French Business Group, hosted the third UAE France Oil and Gas Connecting Days on 25-26 June 2018 in Abu Dhabi and Ruwais

The two-day forum included ADNOC and its subsidiaries, as well as several ADNOC partners including Mudabala Petroleum.

Following the successful sessions in 2015 and 2017, under the framework of the UAE-France strategic dialogue, the third UAE France Oil and Gas Connecting Days highlighted the strong innovative capabilities of the French industry in energy and oil and gas sectors and to strengthen business relationships in the fields of oil and gas, refining, petrochemicals, energy and new technologies, between the Emirati and French organisations.

Marc Cagnard, managing director at Business France in the Middle East, commented, “France and the UAE have a long-standing relationship when it comes to the oil and gas industry and this event further reinforces the two nations’ commitment to creating forward-thinking, long-term and sustainable solutions as well as spearheading innovation whilst developing the technology for the future.”

Some of the major topics during the conference included downstream, refining, petrochemical, fertiliser and gas processing. In addition, the conference also focused on operational managers and engineers of a wide range of French industrial manufacturers, suppliers, service providers, dedicated to oil and gas operations and maintenance, directly with the end users, managers and engineers.

The French companies were showcasing their know-how in terms of innovation, artificial intelligence and digital technologies designed to improve automation process and operational efficiency in oil and gas processing.

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