ADNEC privileged to display UAE’s First Oil and Gas Museum of UAE in 2012

Monday, November 26, 2012

ADNEC Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Center is known for organizing conferences, events and exhibitions to attract visitors across the globe. The venue has been also hosting Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition and Conference (ADIPEC) for several consecutive years. It is one of the most important events held in the capital emirate. The event was started in 1986 with the aim to gather international and national oil producer companies; the event is supported by UAE Ministry of Energy and Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC). Moreover, the event is also get sponsorships from royalty, ministers and all major industry associations. With time the event has gained international fame and now participants across the world feel honored to participate in the event.




ADNEC is the largest exhibition venue in the gulf region. Recently it has got privilege to display UAE’s first Oil and Gas Museum during ADIPEC event 2012. Arrangements to setup museum have made in an outdoor marquee over the area of 500 square meters. Visitors can explore chronological presentation of ancient Abu Dhabi’s photographs of year 1930s. Photographs demonstrate the growth of the capital emirate of UAE from small ordinary fishing and pearl diving community to 8th largest oil exporter in the world. The primary theme of this museum is to represent the impact of oil industry progress on overall progress and development of the emirate. All snaps displayed in exhibition are quoted with specific historical context. Fareed Alsayed Abdulla, Senior Vice President (Bab & Gas) at ADCO played major role in setting up museum and take care the whole process. The Museum was opened for visitors from 10:00am to 6:00 pm from November 11 to November 14 during the conference.

Major Curators of Oil and Gas Museum

The museum is located in the Offshore and Marine Hall at Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Center. Museum administrators provided more than 17, 00 photographs obtained from 15 local and international archives like ADNOC, Abu Dhabi Petroleum Company and the UAE Ministry of Energy. Moreover, museum organizers also interviewed authors, academic and local people as well as former employees of UAE oil and gas industry to provide authentic historical information about oil and gas sector. International oil companies also collaborate in the event. Especially, four signatories of Abu Dhabi’s first Oil Concession Agreement 1939 offered remarkable contribution in establishing this museum. The participants are named as ExxonMobil, Shell, Total and BP. All of these contributors lend dozens of rare and original photographs explaining the production of oil in onshore and offshore fields. Whereas, photographs of late Sheikh Zayed inaugurating various oil fields in the emirate. Series of interviews and short films were also showed to describe the history and experience of current and earlier industry representatives.

Objectives behind setting up Oil and Gas Museum

Organizing this unique oil and gas museum during such international events is a very great effort of ADIPEC to attract business travelers and tourists across the world. Such events possess great worth and play important role to get more investors and businessmen to make investments in the region. Guest and participants who have attended the Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition Conference also get the honor to become the premier guest visiting the museum. Such events drag more opportunities to earn revenue from travel and tourism as well as it also helps to promote other business sectors of the city by revealing more business and investment opportunities to local and foreign entrepreneurs.


Such events are extremely important, as they gathered all key players of any business sector under one roof that really support new comers who are willing to join it. Identifying the importance of such events ADIPEC always try to bunch up international and national oil producers, group leaders, EPC contractors, technology providers, trading companies, production companies and international service providers on single platform to provide total solutions for everyone in oil and business industry. Identifying the importance of this event for the progress of UAE’s capital emirate ADIPEC announced to make this conference an annual event from 2013 that will held every year in future.

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