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Worley and Advisian bring significant presence to ADIPEC 2019


Some of the most senior leaders from throughout our business, including CEO Andrew Wood, are excited to attend ADIPEC 2019. Join our presentations, schedule a meeting, and stop by Stands 414 and 428 while you are there.

October 21, 2019

Worley and Advisian are excited to be attending ADIPEC 2019, held in Abu Dhabi from November 11-14.  Senior leaders from throughout our business, including CEO Andrew Wood, will join other leading decision makers, energy ministers, and global CEOs at this premier oil and gas event. 

This year's ADIPEC programming will focus on "Oil & Gas 4.0, a new agenda developed by both ADNOC and ADIPEC to navigate and embrace the opportunities enabled by the fourth industrial revolution."

To that end, leaders from Worley and its range of business lines, including Advisian, IntecSea, Advisian Digital, and Comprimo, are eager to discuss how our integrated offerings cover full asset management services and engineering, procurement and construction capability, and how our innovative approaches, technologies and teams deliver consistently superior results to clients worldwide.

Attend our presentations, visit us at Stands 414 and 428, and schedule to meet any of our attending business leaders:

  • Andrew Wood: Chief Executive Officer- Worley
  • Paul Sullivan: Senior Vice President Global LNG + FLNG- Worley
  • Karen Sobel: Group President, Major Projects and Integrated Solutions- Worley
  • Andy Cole: Managing Director, Business Development- Worley
  • Krish Iyer: Managing Director - Services, Middle East & Africa- Worley
  • Geeta Thakorlal: President - Intecsea and SVP Director, Upstream, Midstream and LNG - Worley
  • Tony Nitchov: Managing Director Digital Enterprise- Advisian Digital
  • Tobias RoelofsSenior Engineer- Comprimo 
  • Anthony Sudarsan: Regional Director- Sectors, EMEA- Advisian
  • Ian Davies: Senior Vice President, Business Development, Middle East- Advisian
  • Tom Cuthbert: Managing Director, Middle East- Advisian
  • Balachandar Panneerselvam: Study Manager- Advisian

Schedule a meeting 


WEDNESDAY, November 13

GLOBAL BUSINESS LEADERS PANEL: The future of gas and LNG is here and now: Building roadmaps to open new markets and harness demand
10:00 - 11:00 | Andrew Wood
Audience Insights (from conference programme):
A look at the key factors that could affect supply and demand forecasts, accelerate approvals for known FIDs, and access to emerging markets.  With gas assets becoming an integral part of the industry’s pivot. This session will be important for all attendees with existing gas assets and or seeking to acquire new assets to complement their portfolio.

SESSION: Gas and hydrogen processing technologies to optimise downstream operations and profitability
Presentation: The balancing act between SO2 and CO2
12:30 - 12:50 | Tobias Roelofs

THURSDAY, November 14

SESSION: Project management, engineering technology and implementation
Presentation: Techno-economic evaluation of different cooling schemes in the Gulf Region
09:30 - 09:50 | Balachandar Panneerselvam


MONDAY, November 11

We're proud to announce that Advisian Digital's CAROL, the world's first catalyst removal robot, is a finalist for the 'Breakthrough Technological Project of the Year' Award. The ADIPEC Awards Dinner and Ceremony will take place on Monday, November 11. According to its website, "the ADIPEC Awards is one of the industry’s most prestigious accolades that recognises companies for their outstanding contribution to the future of the industry." 

Discover CAROL


TUESDAY, November 12 | 7:00 - 9:30 | Aloft Hotel Abu Dhabi

Join Geeta Thakorlal as she joins this esteemed industry leaders panel, 'Business Transformation - Adapting to a new energy reality,' where she will discuss how organisations are adapting to the changing world of energy, and the role the Oil & Gas industry plays.

After the session, Geeta will participate in an audience Q & A moderated by Ross Dornan from Oil and Gas UK.

Learn more


Andrew Wood | CEO - Worley

Andrew WoodAndrew was appointed Chief Executive Officer of WorleyParsons Limited in 2012. Listed on the ASX, Worley is a leading global provider of professional project and asset services in the energy, chemicals and resources sectors. Worley operates in 51 countries and has a workforce of approximately 57,600 people. With tenure of 25 years with the Group, and over 35 years’ industry experience, Andrew has extensive knowledge across the Worley group of companies. His previous roles include Group Managing Director – Finance/CFO responsible for Group wide direction and support to the business functions of Finance, Information Management, Internal Procurement and Communications, Legal and Risk; Managing Director for the Australia / New Zealand region; Managing Director of Mergers and Acquisitions, overseeing 15 business acquisitions including Parsons E&C Corporation in November 2004 and The Colt Companies in March 2007. He was also responsible for WorleyParsons' early expansion into Thailand and the Middle East, Canada and Chile in his capacity as Managing Director for International Operations. Andrew holds a Bachelor Degree in Engineering and Graduate Diplomas in Financial Management and Labour Management Relations. He is also a Fellow of the Institute of Engineers, Australia.  

Geeta Thakorlal | President - Intecsea and SVP Director, Upstream, Midstream and LNG - Worley Group

Geeta ThakorlalGeeta was appointed President of Intecsea in July 2016 for Worley. Intecsea is a consulting business specializing in offshore and subsea developments with strong market share positions in key markets such as Gulf of Mexico, North West Shelf Australia. Malaysia, Russia, India, Egypt and Nigeria. Prior to her current appointments, she held a number of senior roles within Worley since joining in 2011.  She has over 25 years of management and professional services experience which have been in the international oil and gas sector, predominantly in upstream for greenfield and brownfield offshore and onshore projects. She has in-depth knowledge of leading businesses in a variety of roles and situations, spanning technical, commercial, and operational experience. 

Geeta has influential industry presence and has won awards demonstrating her commitment to championing women in leadership. In 2017, Geeta was a finalist in the Outstanding Business Leader in Energy category for Houston Business Journal’s Women Who Mean Business Awards. She is also a member of the Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) Executive Advisory Board.  Geeta earned a Bachelor of Engineering degree in chemical and materials engineering from the University of Auckland. She is a Fellow of the Institute of Chemical Engineers and a Fellow of the Institution of Engineers Australia.

Balachandar Panneerselvam Study Manager - Advisian

Balachandar PanneerselvamBalachandar is a chemical engineer with over 17 years of experience in design, operation and troubleshooting in the upstream oil and gas, midstream and downstream fields. For the past 8 years, he has been working for Worley-Abu Dhabi and currently holds the role of Study Manager at Advisian, the global consultancy business of Worley. His area of core competency includes front end studies, full field development, gas processing and treatment, debottlenecking, energy optimisation, and design / troubleshooting of heat transfer equipment (fired heater, shell & tube exchanger and air cooler). He has began his career with Reliance Industries Limited, where he was involved in plant monitoring, troubleshooting, optimisation and design of various refinery and petrochemical units. 

Tobias Roelofs R&D Coordinator and Senior Engineer - Comprimo®

Tobias RoelofsTobias is the R&D Coordinator and Sr. Engineer in the Comprimo® group within Advisian. His knowledge and experience spans the design and operation of several Sulphur Recovery technologies, having been involved in the design of new Sulphur Recovery Units, the revamping of existing facilities, and start-up work for a large natural gas plant. Since 2016, he has been responsible for the coordination and execution of R&D projects within Comprimo®,  which includes the analysis of on-site technical problems, client support, and improvement of existing and new technologies to extend the Technology Portfolio. New advancements require Tobias to work at the forefront of technological innovation as it applies not only to Comprimo® capabilities, but throughout the Sulphur Recovery industry. 

Learn more about ADIPEC 2019.