• I have been a part of the World Heavy Oil Congress Technical Committee since its inception in 2006, and have personally witnessed its growth and expansion. For 2018, we received over 330 technical papers from 41 countries. The Technical Committee experts have worked hard to come up with what we think is a very high quality program. The three-day technical conference will provide an excellent opportunity for heavy oil professionals from across the globe to convene and learn from each other. I look forward to seeing everyone in Oman this September.

    KC Yeung

    Technical Committee Chairman - WHOC 2018
    Partners Energy Development Corporation
  • Heavy oil upgrading comes with its own set of challenges depending on the region the oil has been exploited from. I was pleased to see many paper submissions for heavy oil downstream processing during the WHOC 2018 committee review meeting, and I look forward to hearing the selected presenters on the technologies they are using to drive maximum value from heavy oil.

    Mahmood Bucheeri

    Manager Oil Processing Department - South
    Bapco & WHOC 2018 Technical Committee Member