Aly Abdel Malak, CEO, EMDAD Image Credit: Supplied

EMDAD has been part of the growth of the UAE oil and gas sector over the last 40 years. While our first 30 years have seen us accompany ADNOC as a partner, introducing best-in-class products that were required for its operations and field-development projects, the last decade has seen EMDAD develop its service capabilities both upstream and downstream in response to our shareholders’ vision to transform EMDAD into a local, integrated service provider, engaged throughout the energy value chain with particular focus on the producer’s operational needs.

Our upstream assets and service teams are present on every drilling rig in every field in our area of operation, providing one or more of our services in pressure pumping (cementing, stimulation and coiled tubing), well intervention (whipstock and fishing) and waste management (solutions for oil-based mud cuttings).

Our downstream assets and service teams are providing critical turnarounds and shutdowns, asset integrity services and specialty services in valve maintenance, catalyst changeouts, flange management, industrial

cleaning, and non-process facilities management to refineries, petrochemical plants, LNG terminals, oil and gas processing plants, utility plants and most recently, aluminium production facilities.

The vessels of our offshore support subsidiary, MARCAP are fully engaged serving offshore producers in both the UAE and Saudi Arabia. Our continuous association with leading international suppliers ensures our traditional trading activities maintain their vital link with the customer supply chain for their ongoing requirements.

The recent initiative launched by ADNOC during ADIPEC 2017 to support In-Country Value capture and creation, has strengthened our entrepreneurial drive and created additional motivation for our shareholders to renew their commitment to the vision set for EMDAD.

Through focus on the quality of our service and the continuous investment in technology, talent, and performing assets, EMDAD has successfully maintained all its service businesses in growth mode despite the severe pressure faced in the last two years.

The resilience we developed locally encourages us to tackle our expansion to new markets in select services outside the UAE with greater confidence. Visit us at ADIPEC Hall 3, Booth 3130.

— The writer is CEO, EMDAD