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GEO 2008
3 - 5 March 2008
8th Middle-East Geoscience Conference and Exhibition
Manama, Bahrain
Official Conference Inauguration & Opening Reception

Sunday 2 March 2008, 16.30 – 20.30 hrs, Ritz-Carlton Hotel Bahrain

Start GEO 2008 in style by attending the Official Conference Inauguration and Opening Reception at the elegant Ritz-Carlton Bahrain, on the seafront of Manama. The Inauguration will feature a panel discussion led by GEO 2008 Chairman Farouk Al Zanki, Chairman and Managing Director of KNPC. Message of welcome from His Excellency Dr. Abdul Hussain bin Ali Mirza, Minister of Oil & Gas Affairs, Chairman of the National Oil & Gas Authority, Bahrain.

Panelists include:

- Khalid Al-Falih, Executive Vice-President, Aramco;

- Johnny Hall, Executive Vice-President, ExxonMobil Exploration

- Abdulkarim Al-Sayed, CEO, Bapco;

- Chakib Sbiti, Executive Vice-President, Schlumberger.

Dr. Abdul Hussain bin Ali Mirza

Farouk Al Zanki

Khalid Al-Falih

Johnny Hall

Abdulkarim Al-Sayed

Chakib Sbiti

The opening ceremony will be followed immediately by an outdoor networking reception on the picturesque private island of the Ritz-Carlton. Drinks and hors d’oeuvres will be served from 18.30 – 20.30 hrs. All registered GEO conference delegates are invited to attend.

Registration will be available at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel.

Technical Programme
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Invitation from the Chairman

GEO 2008 will present an outstanding selection of current research and technology from both new and traditional areas of petroleum geoscience. With a range of topical conference sessions, senior keynote speakers and an exceptional exhibition of exploration and development products and services, GEO 2008 will have something for every interest in the future development of the Middle East’s hydrocarbon resources. Kuwait Oil Company is proud to chair GEO once again, and looks forward to working with national and international oil companies, professional societies, universities and other institutions to make this a memorable event. GEO continues to be the Middle East’s pre-eminent event for presenting and learning about new developments and applications in geology and geophysics, and for the ability to interact with a wide spectrum of geoscientists and other industry experts. I am confident that GEO 2008 will be a valuable, rewarding experience for all who participate. As you make plans for 2008, I urge you to encourage your colleagues to do the same.

Farouk Hussain Al-Zanki

Chairman, GEO 2008

Managing Director, Kuwait National Petroleum Company


The GEO 2008 Conference is supported by following societies:




GEO 2008 is organized under the patronage of HH Shaikh Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa, Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Bahrain.