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Ten years ago ADNOC expressed an interest in having training in Sour Gas Management issues for its employees. Professor Ed Wichert, President of SOGAPRO, Canada and a leading international expert in this area was invited to Abu Dhabi and gave three one-day training seminars on Sour Gas Treating, Sulphur Recovery and Acid Gas Compression and Injection. All the seminars were well attended and successful.
SEMINAR 2008  
The seminars were then held in Doha, again with the same success. From these training activities it became clear that an international meeting looking at the wider implications for the Middle East was required and thus SOGAT 2004 took place in Doha. The inaugural event, supported by Shell and GLE, included John Carroll’s Acid Gas Injection workshop, 16 presentations and 3 exhibitors. It was attended by 106 participants from 12 countries. SOGAT 2005 took place in Abu Dhabi with the full support of ADNOC, Qatargas, Shell, Schlumberger, SajGas, ADGAS and GLE. Two workshops on AGI and Sulphur Chemistry and Technology, the latter presented by Professor Peter Clark of ASRL, preceded the SOGAT Conference where 17 presentations took place. The Conference was supported by an exhibition of 11 companies and attendance to SOGAT
2005 increased by some 28%. An increase in interest and attendance was witnessed at SOGAT 2007 in May, again with full ADNOC support and the sponsorship of Qatargas, Shell, Black & Veatch, Washington Group, ASRL, GLE and ENERSUL. The workshops were repeated and SOGAT 2007 saw nearly 200 attendees listening to presentations from 11 countries in the 3rd International SOGAT Conference. 13 exhibitors supported the Conference and a new feature was the introduction of the International CO2 Forum. This first Forum, attended by 86 participants, debated 6 presentations covering CO2 Recovery, Carbon Capture and Storage, CO2 EOR and Geological Storage. The Forum was a useful and important addition to the growth of SOGAT.


SOGAT 2008 took place with similar support to the previous year yet with an increase in all aspects including the official backing of StatoilHydro, ConocoPhillips and Occidental. The week’s event was attended by over 400 participants from 20 countries. The success of the two regular workshops increased with maximum attendance, the exhibition venue was fully booked, 18 presentations were presented in the SOGAT Conference and the number of presentations in the 2nd International CO2 Forum also increased.


A feature of SOGAT 2009 was the content and level of presentations at the 3rd CO2 Forum where for the first time ADCO outlined their plans for their CO2-EOR project. Another first was the FLEXSORB Workshop delivered by ExxonMobil and a prestigious group of contributors from Fluor, Nalco, Worley Parsons and Nova.
Johnny Johnson and Dick Wissbaum of WGI Middle East also delivered yet another first – their Workshop on Sulfur Recovery, Processing and Handling which was of upmost interest to the ADNOC Group in particular and warmly received by all. Thus with over 400 participants from around the world, SOGAT 2009 continued the expanding trend of previous years.

SOGAT 2010 embellished the international reputation of the event as all the sponsors for 2009 were joined by Masdar, DOW Oil&Gas, BASF, MAN Turbo, DANAGAS, Sulphur Experts and Worley Parsons. Regular exhibitions were joined by AMGAS, Combustion Solutions GmbH, Delta Controls, FLUOR, Goar, Allison & Associates, HEC, IPCOS, MTR, SCOTT Health & Safety, Thorpe Corp and Twin Process Filtration.
Other new aspects included workshops on Amine Treating and Contingency Planning for H2S Emergencies. Again well in excess of 400 participants from 19 countries took part in the weeks event. From the 54 offers of papers the Advisory Committee delivered strong programme for both the 6th international SOGAT conference and the 4th International CO2 Forum where 19 papers and 11 papers were presented respectfully.

  SOGAT 2010

SOGAT 2011  

SOGAT 2011 - After the keynote address for 7th International SOGAT Conference, delivered by Tareq Sahoo, SVP of Al Hosn Gas (Abu Dhabi Gas Development Co. Ltd) at the official opening of the SOGAT Conference on March 29th, the organizers acknowledged Kamal Morsi, former manager of ADNOC’s exploration and production directorate, with special recognition for his long time contribution to the SOGAT Event as one of the co-founders.

More than 500 delegates from 23 countries attended this year’s SOGAT over the five days: with the SOGAT Conference, five separate Workshops and two technical Forums, alongside the Exhibition. As the event keeps on increasing in size and global interest,

delegates’ feedback confirms its unique specialization on sour gas and oil topics focusing on the Middle East.
Saif Al Ghafli, CEO of Al Hosn Gas presented the keynote for the SOGAT 2012 Conference which was attended by delegates from 25 countries . The SOGAT exhibition was again a great success with many exhibitors returning, given the number and level of senior representatives from operating companies attending year on year. The papers delivered at the International CO2 Forum were well received but the attendance did not reflect their excellence and this year it will be enhanced by integrating the Forum into the main SOGAT programme. 5 workshops were presented by international experts from Optimized Gas Treating Inc, Sulphur Experts, Falck, Pall Corporation and Fluor and all were well attended and received thus continuing the trend of the SOGAT event providing in- depth aspects of Sour Oil & Gas field management needs.
  SOGAT 2012

SOGAT 2012 was supported by the ADNOC Group, Oxy, Shell, TOTAL, Saudi Aramco, Qatargas, ExxonMobil, DOW, ENERSUL, Cameron, BASF and MAN who together with the 14 international media partners helped considerably to ensure the outcome of yet another successful annual event .

Fareed Abdulla , Senior VP ( Bab/Gas0) ADCO  

For SOGAT 2013 the international reputation of the event was enhanced as no less than 32 organisations supported it in different capacities . The Exhibition increased in size by some 26 % and 40 exhibitors from across the world participated .The established CO2 Forum was incorporated into the SOGAT conference at the behest of the International Advisory Committee and 29 highly appreciated technical papers were presented and debated by the 213 delegates from 28 countries attending . The Keynote Address for the Conference was delivered by Fareed Abdulla , Senior VP ( Bab/Gas0) ADCO on behalf of the ADNOC Group

A new departure for SOGAT 2013 was the introduction of the 2 day Filtration and

Separation Workshop which was well received and was one of the 7 workshops that front ended the event and as usual helped to give a greater insight on many of the technical issues involved in Sour Field management . Another new and well supported networking feature was the Evening Cruise along the Abu Dhabi waterfront . The evening activity hosted by ExxonMobil R &D went well and the 83 attendees benefited from an evening of quiet relaxation and enjoyed the unique opportunity to reflect on common interests with fellow delegates .The social highlight of the event was the Gala Dinner hosted by Saif Al Gafli , CEO of Al Hosn Gas for a third year and the superb cuisine offered by the Beach Rotana Hotel was enjoyed by all
SOGAT celebrated its 10th anniversary in 2014 attended by over 400 participants over the week with several new exhibitors participating and nearly 100 exhibitions visitors as well as the conference delegates participating. Each of the 6 workshops were well received and included Amine Treating , Gas Compression , The Sulphur Supply Chain and learning from the Technical Issues and Solutions experienced by Worley Parsons . For the first time a Conference Best Paper award was presented to Angie Slavens of WP and the support for SOGAT over the 10 years from Peter Clark , Thomas Chow, Pierre Crevier and Angie was officially recognized. Also 3 conference delegate prizes were drawn which was a very appropriate way of concluding a highly regarded 10th event .
  SOGAT 2014
Saif Al Ghafli, Al Hosn Gas, UAE  

In 2015 SOGAT began with its first Technical Tour of GASCO’s Habshan V facilities which occupied the first day and was a great success for those participating . At the same time 4 workshops commenced on Gas Compressors, Amine Treating, Contamination Management and Sour Gas Treatment to Sulphur Loading which again were all well received . The SOGAT Conference was opened by Mr. Saif Alghafli , CEO of Al Hosn Gas . one of the primary event sponsors , and he kindly gave a comprehensive overview of the position of the Shah Gas Field development . This was followed by 25 technical presentations over the 3 days which together with the many networking opportunities allowed all to not only debate the latest global technology advancements but also exchange views with the 35 exhibitors during this period . Some 420 participants were involved in SOGAT 2015 which continued its reputation of being the world’s leading meeting place for all involved in sour hydrocarbon conditioning

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