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The launch of The Oil Gas Year, Abu Dhabi 2010 by Wildcat Publishing in collaboration with DED 

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The launch of The Oil Gas Year, Abu Dhabi 2010 by Wildcat Publishing in collaboration with DED 

Sunday, August 08, 2010
Researched on the ground over a period of seven months, The Oil Gas Year, Abu Dhabi 2010 brings together interviews, articles and resources covering all aspects of Abu Dhabi’s oil and gas industry, and is a platform from which leading energy executives can communicate their messages to their peers.At his speech during the launch event, H.E. Mohamed Omar Abdullah, undersecretary of the department of economic development said: “For Abu Dhabi, diversification means expanding into industries in which the Emirate already has, or can easily attain, a competitive advantage”. He added: “The historical advantages in the oil and gas sector, enables Abu Dhabi to move down the value chain of its largest existing industry, to establish new, higher value economic sectors.”  H.E. concluded: “The bottom line is: energy will continue to form a significant part of Abu Dhabi’s GDP well into the future, even as the economy diversifies”. And he stated: “They have done a great job, and we at the DED are delighted to be part of this initiative”. And according to Gilles Valentin, Editorial Director at Wildcat Publishing, “The Oil Gas Year, Abu Dhabi 2010 highlights the success of Abu Dhabi as a global energy powerhouse. This book, prepared in partnership with the Department of Economic Development, also documents the remarkable transformation of the downstream sector. Economic Vision 2030 is propelling Abu Dhabi forward and marks the will of the emirate’s leadership to use the hydrocarbons bounty to diversify and strengthen its domestic economy.”Ece Vatansever, the Country Director for The Oil Gas Year, Abu Dhabi 2010, was delighted by the hospitality she encountered during her extended stay. “Whoever I spoke to, whether in the public or private sector, I was amazed at the enthusiasm people have to be a part of Abu Dhabi’s development. There is a real unity of purpose in the emirate that underlies the growing integration of various industries.”The book features interviews with some of the most influential figures in the industry, including H.E. Yousef Omair bin Yousef, Secretary General of the Supreme Petroleum Council and CEO of ADNOC; H.E. Mohammed Habroush Al Suwaidi, Supreme Petroleum Council member and advisor to UAE president H.H. Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan; H.E. Mohamed bin Dhaen Al Hamli, Minister of Energy; H.E. Nasser Alsowaidi, Chairman of the Department of Economic Development. Maurizio La Noce, CEO of Mubadala Oil Gas, will receive our Man of the Year award for his outstanding contributions to the development of Abu Dhabi’s energy sector and the promotion of its interests around the world.During the launch event, Wildcat Publishing awarded Mr Maurizio La Noce, CEO of Mudabala. the Man of The Year award-Abu Dhabi 2010, which was received by Mr. David C. Douglas Sr. Vice President - Finance Corporate Support at Mubadala Oil Gas on his behalf. The Oil Gas Year, Abu Dhabi 2010 also features special in-depth coverage of ADNOC’s Borouge subsidiary and the ongoing Borouge 2 expansion project that is set to establish Abu Dhabi as one of the region’s leading polymers producers. Other sections of the book cover the constituent dimensions of Abu Dhabi’s energy industry, including engineering and construction, the downstream sector, oilfield services and associated services, renewable energy, banking and finance. Special focus is given to prominent current projects, such as the ADCOP pipeline, the Shah Gas Development and the Fujairah F2 power plant.In total, over 100 of Abu Dhabi’s leading individuals and companies are featured in the 212-page book, documenting the relationships and personalities that make the emirate’s energy sector one of the most dynamic and successful in the world. The Oil Gas Year introduces the people, exposes the agendas, decrypts the policies and explains the issues facing the oil and gas industry in Abu Dhabi, the region and beyond, while giving industry leaders a forum in which to share their invaluable opinions with their counterparts around the world.
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