ADRAC 2015: Middle East’s largest energy R&D summit opens – in pictures

ADRAC 2015: Middle East's largest energy R&D summit opens – in pictures

Petroleum Institute student Mohammed Rashid Al Naqbi, centre, explains the hot deep drawing press that he designed with Abulaziz Fahad Al Hamadi. The press can mould steel into cans, among other things, using hydraulic power. Lee Hoagland / The National

Many of the world’s top oil companies are participating in the Abu Dhabi International Research and Development Conference and Exhibition. Lee Hoagland / The National

ADRAC 2015: Middle East’s largest energy R&D summit opens – in pictures

Above, the Adnoc stand at ADRAC. The Abu Dhabi oil company is hosting the event. Lee Hoagland / The National


ADRAC 2015: Middle East’s largest energy R&D summit opens – in pictures

The Petroleum Institute stand at ADRAC, which is drawing a good number of participants. Lee Hoagland / The National

ADRAC 2015: Middle East’s largest energy R&D summit opens – in pictures

Above, the Takamul stand at ADRAC. Lee Hoagland / The National

ADRAC 2015: Middle East’s largest energy R&D summit opens – in pictures

A model of the Water Alternative Gas System, which infuses water into the gas in order to boost production within a small amount of space, on display at ADRAC. Lee Hoagland / The National

ADRAC 2015: Middle East’s largest energy R&D summit opens – in pictures

The Weatherford stand at ADRAC. Lee Hoagland / The National

ADRAC 2015: Middle East’s largest energy R&D summit opens – in pictures

Dr Marc Durandeau, senior vice president at the Petroleum Institute, delivers a speech. Lee Hoagland / The National

ADRAC 2015: Middle East’s largest energy R&D summit opens – in pictures

Stuart Clayton, the vice president of hydrocarbon recovery technologies at Shell, delivers a speech at in one of the sessions at ADRAC. Lee Hoagland / The National

ADRAC 2015: Middle East’s largest energy R&D summit opens – in pictures

Rowan Gibson, one of the world’s foremost thought leaders on business innovation, gives his keynote address during the opening session. Lee Hoagland / The National

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