DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, December 14 /PRNewswire/ -- International Quality and Productivity Center (IQPC), the global provider of tailored, industry-driven conferences, is pleased to announce that leading oil and gas companies, including ADNOC, ADCO, ZADCO, ADMA OPCO, KOC and Wafra Joint Operations (KGOC Chevron) will meet at GIS in Oil Gas 2010 to tackle the latest industry challenges to enhance oil and gas planning and operations. The two-day conference, with four interactive workshops, will take place in Abu Dhabi from 17-20 January at Le Royal Meridien, Abu Dhabi.

Industry leaders will gather to showcase how their organizations benefit from GIS to enhance oil and gas planning and operations. The very latest industry challenges will be addressed and attendees can immerse themselves in topical discussions through interactive panel sessions.

The summit will open with a keynote speech by Mohsen B.M.H. Boussemma, Head GIS Cartography Section at ADNOC. Mr. Boussemma will present ADNOC's award-winning GIS program. This will be followed by KOC's experience in using GIS in well and base production management decisions. ADCO's experience on incorporating GIS into a company's information management strategy will be presented by Jeremy Mead, Programme Manager/ Data Management Specialist. Another best-practice GIS implementation will be presented by Uday Kale, Vice President Corporate IT at Reliance Energy Ltd, on Introducing the successful Enterprise-wide Integrated GIS implementation in one of the largest electrical utility companies in India. Finally, the second keynote presentation on Geo-Information as the EP enterprise glue will be delivered by Raoul Quadvlieg, Head GIS, Spatial Data Management and Mapping Services at PDO/Shell.

Other speakers at GIS in Oil Gas 2010 include:

John Bruni, Former Researcher in Strategic Studies Director, Emirates Center for Strategic Studies and Research (ECSSR) Sage International; Shorouq Al-Khatib, GIS Specialist, KOC; Tamer Elkassass, GIS Consultant, Wafra Joint Operations (KGOC Chevron); Baqer Bahbahani, TL EP Data Management, Wafra Joint Operations (KGOC Chevron); Dr. Peter Petrov, Remote Sensing Expert, ROPME Kuwait; Anil Kumar, Deputy Manager, Systems, Environment Agency - Abu Dhabi; Samir Bishai, Survey and Cartography Section Leader, ADMA OPCO; Bhaskar Vemulapalli, GIS Specialist, ADMA OPCO; Jayaprakash Athmaram, GIS Application Engineer, ZADCO; Hafidh Al Maskari, EPS Team Leader, ZADCO; Mohamed Jawad Yousif, UZFDS - Data Management Lead, ZADCO; Abdul Salam Mohammed, Consultant - GIS Property Database, Department of Municipal Affairs - Emirate of Abu Dhabi; Mohammad R. Abdulhadi, Senior Engineer Facilities Planning, KOC; Elfatih Wadidi, GIS Data Management Head Section, Sudan National Petroleum Company (Sudapet Co.); Dr. Nazmi Saleous, M.Sc. in Remote Sensing and GIS Program Director, UAE University; Dr. Salem Issa, Associate Professor, UAE University; Dr. Ahmed Murad, Head of Geology Department, UAE University

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