• Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Jaber Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah, Prime Minister of the State of Kuwait


KOGS 2013 incorporates an international exhibition of oil and gas hardware and services and a broad spectrum technical conference programme. The 3 day exhibition serves all areas of the oil and gas industry; including petroleum geosciences, exploration & production and refining & petrochemical products and services. The parallel multi-disciplinary conference programme focuses on science and engineering factors facing those working in Kuwait and the Divided Neutral Zone (shared with Saudi Arabia). The conference agenda is co-ordinated by the Society of Petroleum Engineers in cooperation with a committee of senior NOC and IOC representatives, major operators and academia active in the region. Together, the conference and exhibition combine to form the single biggest gathering of the oil and gas industry ever seen in Kuwait.

Official support

KOGS 2013 is privileged to receive official support from the Kuwaiti Government and Kuwait Petroleum Corporation and its subsidiaries, who welcome the expertise and new technologies this conference and exhibition will bring to the country as it undergoes a period of investment and expansion. Find out more

Kuwait’s industry outlook

Kuwait is one of the most compelling industry environments in the region. An OPEC member, it houses the world’s sixth largest oil reserves and is the fourth largest exporter of total oil products. Production currently stands at approximately 2.5 million bpd. By 2020, Kuwait aims to reach a production capacity of 4 million bpd and has announced a series of large-scale ventures to make this happen. Kuwait is also focusing more on natural gas exploration and development to meet domestic demand, and is planning one of the largest downstream projects in the Middle East at Al Zour. Find out more

The Organisers

KOGS 2013 is organised by Arabian Exhibition Management WLL (AEM), an affiliate of Allworld Exhibitions, and the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE).

The Allworld Exhibitions Alliance has over 40 years of experience organising petroleum industry events. Its worldwide portfolio includes:

  • 3P Arctic – Norway
  • GEO – Bahrain
  • MEOS – Bahrain
  • Middle East Petrotech – Bahrain
  • OGA – Kuala Lumpur
  • Oil & Gas Indonesia – Jakarta
  • OSEA – Singapore
  • SUBSEA Asia – Kuala Lumpur

The SPE is a not-for-profit professional association whose members are engaged in energy resources development and production. SPE serves more than 104,000 members in 123 countries worldwide. SPE is a key resource for technical knowledge related to the oil and gas exploration and production industry and provides services through its publications, events, training courses, and online resources at www.spe.org


Geological field excursion to Jal Az Zor. Find out more.
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