The 12th Arab Oil and Gas Show (OGS), visited by nearly 8000 visitors, drew to a close recently at the Dubai International Exhibition Centre.

The success of OGS 2005 can be ascertained by the several multi-million dollar deals that were signed at the event, the new technologies and products that were unveiled and the major increase in exhibitor and visitor participation at the three-day exhibition.

According to IC&E managing director Anselm Godinho, organisers of the event, OGS 2005 has crossed all expectations in terms of participation, technology showcased, partnerships signed and business conducted.

OGS 2005, supported by the UAE Ministry of Petroleum and Mineral Resources, brought together over 300 exhibitors from 30 countries, including UK, Canada, Italy, Turkey, Russia, Malaysia, Iran, Germany, China and the UAE.

This year, OGS also featured the Arab Instrumentation & Automation (AIA) Show, which saw a comprehensive display of technology for instrumentation, control and automation professionals.

OGS (Arab Oil & Gas Show), held every two years, is the largest and longest established event of its kind serving the lower Gulf.