Press Release For Immediate release

ADNOC & Its Group of Companies all set for ADIPEC 2010
ABU DHABI (28/10/2010)-- ADNOC & Its Group of Companies are gearing up to take part in
the forthcoming ADIPEC 2010, the Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition & Conference, slated to be held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE, at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Centre, on 1-4 November 2010. Fully supported by the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) and the UAE Ministry of Energy, ADIPEC 2010, which will strengthen Abu Dhabi s position as the business hub for emerging economies, is set to be the largest oil and gas show in the world. The participation of ADNOC & Its Group of Companies comes in line with their strategy to support and effectively participate in all local, regional and international industry events. The Group will have a strong presence in this widely anticipated international event as a key player in the international energy sector and an essential vehicle for the realization of Abu Dhabi Economic Vision 2030. The ADIPEC conference in this 14th edition is chaired by Abdul Munim Saif Al Kindy, CEO of the Abu Dhabi Company for Onshore Oil Operations (ADCO). Al Kindy will be the moderator of the Executive Plenary session which will discuss topics under the conference theme Delivering Energy in the Low Carbon Era: Challenges and Opportunities . A Special Panel session has been fully dedicated to a unique pilot implemented by Abu Dhabi Company for Onshore Oil Operations (ADCO) with an objective to test the concept of CO©

flooding in ADCO oil reservoirs. Speakers will address many of the challenges faced, share their experience and discuss the lessons learnt. Badria Khalfan, Deputy Director, Human Resource and Administration, ADNOC will be the moderator of a panel session to be held under the title: Sustainability and Development of Human Capital . The panel will explore and provide their perspectives on issues such as attracting, developing and retaining a highly skilled work force and also the ability to manage the human resources pool during the recent downturn whilst ensuring its availability and readiness for the upturn. It will also provide an insight into the challenges ahead to replenish the technical work force and grow its future leaders. Furthermore, stand-alone panel sessions on New Frontier Challenges, Carbon Management in the Energy Industry, and Delivering Mega-Projects in a Changing/Challenging Environment, have been arranged with highly recognized industry experts as panelists. Also included is a special panel on the region s first EOR CO2 project, which has recently been implemented in Abu Dhabi. Higher Education and Scientific Research Minister and President of the UAE University (UAEU) Shaikh Nahyan bin Mubarak will be the keynote speaker of the SPE Talent and Retention Workshop which will be held under the theme: Unleashing the Potential of Professionals in the Region: Working Hand in Hand, Bridging the Gender and Generation Gap . Mrs. Badria Khalfan will be the moderator of this workshop which will be attended by a number of CEOs and highlevel decision makers from different sectors. A Regional Education Day will be hosted by SPE for the benefit of local high school students as an initiative to introduce them to the discipline of petroleum engineering, and the industry in general. The SPE is also holding an education week alongside ADIPEC. The event selected 72 top students to gain knowledge about the Exploration and Production industry, learn from and network with professionals in the industry. At ADIPEC Exhibition which will be organized alongside the conference, ADNOC & Its Group of Companies will have a strong presence, with a wide range of exhibits showcasing the Group s upstream and downstream operations. ADNOC has 15 subsidiary companies working in the various fields of the oil, gas and petrochemical industry as well as crude oil and gas transport and services. They include ADCO, ADMA-OPCO, GASCO, ADGAS, ZADCO, TAKREER, NDC, ESNAAD, IRSHAD, FERTIL, BOROUGE, NGSCO-ADNATCO, Elexier, ADNOC- Distribution and the Abu Dhabi Gas Development Company Limited.

For more information, please feel free to contact: Amel Saad Senior Public Relations Officer Abu Dhabi Marine Operating Company (ADMA OPCO) Office: +971 2 606 53 15 Fax: +971 2 606 07 30 Email:

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