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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 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.

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.

 

For 2016 at a time when the industry was experiencing difficult times the impact was marginally felt by SOGAT as the overall attendance fell by over 20 %. Neverthe less all workshops were well received and a new departure were 2 additions focusing on Dehydration and BTX Management. The Exhibition saw the involvement of 38 exhibitors and the presentations during the conference were appreciated by all who attended the 12th International Conference

with the best paper being awarded to Energy Recovery Inc. The support of Cees Brummelkamp, Jan Kiebert and Zaher Juddy. MD of AIMS who supports SOGAT year on year were officially recognised and most parties left in anticipation of how the industry would fare in 2017.

Despite the competition from the Middle East Sulphur Forum that preceded SOGAT 2017 by some six weeks the take up and feedback from the SOGAT workshops and Conferrence programme was extremely positive as usual and over 350 people participated in SOGAT 2017 as a whole. On the other hand the SOGAT exhibition was impacted with the number of exhibitors and visitors somewhat reduced. These factors have been accounted for in planning SOGAT 2018.

 

At the conclusion of SOGAT 2017 the best conference paper was awarded to Shwetha Ramkumar of ExxonMobil for her presentation on cMIST: Compact Inline Dehydration Technolgy. The support and input to the SOGAT event from Mohammad Hadji, Saudi Aramco, Wolfgang Roehrig, OHL and DominicaMisale-Lyttle. Industrial Ceramics Ltd was also officially recognized.

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