Mike Porter, Principal Engineer at PMI, will be in Abu Dhabi, UAE, the week of October 18-22 participating in the second annual Middle East Sulphur Plant Operations Network (MESPON) Forum.
MESPON 2015 is an interactive conference aimed at fostering enduring, cooperative relationships between sour gas and sulphur plant operators across the UAE and the Middle East.
With the region on track to become the world’s largest sulphur producer by 2020, and home to some of the world’s largest sour gas development projects, there is an impetus to develop and enhance local capabilities for dealing with the challenges of gas sweetening and sulphur recovery. The MESPON forum is, therefore, intended to bring together senior level sour gas and sulphur plant process, operations and maintenance personnel for ongoing technical knowledge sharing, lessons-learned capture and communication, and establishment of best practices and plant benchmarking.
The 3-day agenda will feature presentations, workshops, panel discussions and break-out work group sessions focusing on all facets of sulphur management, from wellhead to port. There will also be a session on project execution that addresses the critical communication link between project and operations personnel. MESPON contributors, such a PMI’s Mr. Porter, include some of the world’s leading experts in sour gas treating and sulphur product handling. Also in attendance will be experienced industry professionals from plant testing and monitoring companies and select major equipment providers and technology licensors.