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Jotun key sponsor of NACE annual meeting

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Jotun Paints, a leading producer and supplier of paints and coatings, was one of the key sponsors of National Association of Corrosion Engineers (NACE) UAE Chapter's Annual General Meeting held recently in Abu Dhabi, as part of the association's continued efforts towards protecting people, assets and the environment from the damaging effects of corrosion.

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AVEVA to present health and safety report

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Aveva will release the findings of a research project conducted by Robert Gordon University (RGU), which will be debated during a panel discussion at an event in Aberdeen on 1st September.

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Baker & McKenzie named Official Law Firm and Carbon Offset Partner

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Global law firm Baker & McKenzie has been appointed the 'Official Law Firm and Carbon Offset Partner' of the 20th World Petroleum Congress, taking place in Doha, 4-8 December 2011.

Announcing the partnership, 20WPC Organizing Committee Chairman Issa Al-Ghanim stated, "We are honored to partner with Baker & McKenzie and look forward to working with them to ensure that the 20WPC is the most 'green' congress to date. Social Responsibility is a key element of the 20WPC, and with the help of Baker & McKenzie we will offset the carbon footprint of the congress in the most sustainable and efficient manner."

The five-day congress, the largest of its kind in the world is set to attract over 4000 delegates, 600 media and over 550 presenters, and is being hosted by Qatar Petroleum.

Baker & McKenzie's Gulf Managing Partner Borys Dackiw said, "We are incredibly honored to be collaborating with this prestigious congress and we look forward to providing a key service of advising the 20WPC Organizing Committee on the Carbon Offset Initiative and auditing the Carbon Offset programme. Baker & McKenzie is a pioneer in climate change law, and our firm's respect for the environment extends to how we do business. Our oil and gas lawyers represent many of the world's leading exploration and production companies including the super-majors and national oil companies."

The WPC will take place at the Qatar National Convention Centre (QNCC). Opening later this year, the QNCC boasts an iconic design and cutting-edge facilities in a green technology venue. It is the first facility of its kind that is being built to the gold certification of the U.S. Green Building Council's Leadership in Energy and Environment Design (LEED).

Since its establishment in 1933, this is the first time that the World Petroleum Congress will be hosted in the Middle East.

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Dow key participant in Kuwait Six Sigma Conference

Over 160 attendees took part in 'A Breakthrough Strategy for Performance Excellence' Six Sigma conference, from top local and multinational companies.

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Iraq oil and gas events gains support of Iraqi Oil ministry

The organizers for the 2011 Basra and Baghdad Oil & Gas events have announced that the shows have now been officially endorsed by the Iraqi Ministry of Oil.

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