The importance of ADIPEC 2021
From Hassan Altikrity
Ahead of ADIPEC this week – the world’s largest event for the oil and gas sector – we spoke to Hassan Altikrity, In-Country Manager at Alderley Abu Dhabi, about his hopes for this year’s gathering. Hassan has worked extensively in the US and the Gulf region’s energy sector and joined the company in 2016.
Hassan, what do you expect to see at this year’s ADIPEC?
This year will be the first time in two years that we’ve been able to meet face-to-face in the Gulf region with many of Alderley’s clients and prospects in one place.
It’s a wonderful opportunity therefore for us to talk about some of the excellent solutions that we’ve been developing since we last met, particularly in modular wellsite skids and digital.
It’s also an ideal time for the global oil and gas industry to come together to discuss many of the challenges facing the sector today. With the sector bouncing back from a sharp downturn in 2020, we must focus on helping clients drive efficiencies and costs savings throughout the value chain.
Digitalisation will be another hot topic at ADIPEC. I expect that many companies will be seeking to learn how they can digitalise to reduce costs, increase the safety and security of their businesses and future-proof their operations.
In-country Manager - UAE
What are your priorities for ADIPEC?
A key priority for me is to learn about the changing priorities of the oil and gas sector. With oil and gas prices at a recent high and market confidence bullish, it will be interesting to see how this translates into new projects and opportunities.
I’m positive about what ADIPEC will deliver. New tenders are appearing across the whole region including from countries that have in recent years been quieter than normal.
What about your personal priorities and what would you like to talk about at ADIPEC?
In terms of personal priorities, I’d like to talk to about our leading work in modular wellsite skids and our high-value work across our network of regional facilities – in Abu Dhabi, Dammam, Dubai and Qatar.
Modular wellsite skids reduce the need for expensive installation and maintenance. They’re key to our regional offer. A key benefit of Alderley’s Modular Wellsite Skid is that the scope is completely customised to reflect the requirements of our clients.
In fact, Alderley offers an integrated, compact-designed, skid-based package containing all wellsite equipment and components. We have 3D model and virtual reality available to end users wishing to test or trial the technology.
At ADIPEC, we’ve an opportunity to talk about our work in metering, chemical injection, training and water treatment.
In fact, we recently won a tender with Basra Oil Company (BOC) for a metering contract and plans are underway for us to do more work not just in Iraq but across the region in this key area.
Kuwait is a country of strategic interest to us particularly the Jurassic Gas project that aligns so well with Alderley’s competences in Produced Water Treatment (PWT), metering, maintenance and training. Alderley participated in the FEED stage for the Jurassic Production Facilities 4&5 in North Kuwait and is looking forward to supporting this opportunity further with the two EPCs awarded the contract.
More broadly, I’d like to speak to end users and EPCs at ADIPEC to learn about their challenges for the years ahead. Understanding the market’s concerns is central to our ever-evolving offer.
What are Alderley’s plans at ADIPEC?
We have a senior team on the ground throughout ADIPEC and I’m honoured to be flying the flag for the company in what is the flagship event in the global oil and gas calendar.
We have built a strong business in the UAE and throughout the Gulf region. At ADIPEC we’ll talk about how we have served clients not just in the UAE, Saudi Arabia and Qatar but also in Iraq, Kuwait and Egypt as well as Africa. The Gulf region is a conduit not just for regional business but is influential throughout the global energy sector.
At ADIPEC, I’ll be joined by Alderley’s new Group Head of Digital, Mark Slinger as well as by Steven Morris, Business Development Director at energy solutions consultancy Kelton, which is a company within the Alderley Group.
If you would like to have a conversation about how our solutions might be able to help your business, are interested in opportunities for joining the company, or would simply like a catch up, please let me, Mark or Steven know.
What are Alderley’s plans for the Gulf region?
With over 50 years in business and having had a strong presence in the Gulf since the 1990s, there is a solid platform across the region for us to grow Alderley and profile the company’s name as a global leader in energy solutions further.
As problem solvers for our clients, we want to attract the best and brightest new talent to the company. Everyone at Alderley is encouraged to challenge the norm. Because we actively encourage new ideas and disruptive thinking, we are often seen as an employer of choice for talented Gulf-based engineers. This is a great position for us to be in.
As ever, we will respond to our clients’ needs as the region’s energy market becomes more efficient and cleaner, which in turn will open more opportunities not just in the Gulf but further afield in the regions that the Middle East supports such as Asia and Africa.
How would you sum up Alderley’s operations in the Gulf?
Tailored, focused and agile with a capacity to deliver time and time again in all areas including digital.