Games and tidbits at Asia’s Oil Trade Shows 2 minutes spent reading

Games and tidbits at Asia’s Oil Trade Shows

Volkmar Held
As a freelance writer, Volkmar Held reports for voestalpine on topics that move people. The content of his stories ranges from archaeometallurgy to future technologies.

Seven business units of voestalpine presented themselves at the end of 2018 at leading trade fairs for crude oil and natural gas. On board: innovative technologies, exciting entertainment and Austrian delicacies.

Innovative voestalpine products are attracting attention in the oil and gas markets. Innovative combinations of state-of-the-art technology and entertainment attracted public interest at the voestalpine booth at ADIPEC trade fair.


This world’s most important oil and gas trade show takes place annually in Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates). In November 2018, the fair recorded 2,200 exhibitors and 145,000 visitors. The voestalpine Group presented its complete product and service portfolio in the oil and gas sector and impressed with on-site presentations of innovations and new developments. One of the bigger sensations was the updated portfolio app and the premiere of the interactive game “Additive Manufacturing”.

Additive Manufacturing – Innovation & Games

The brand-new interactive game “Additive Manufacturing” combines technical information with exciting entertainment. Players must keep a virtual laser on track to make a part in 3D printing. Those who managed to do that could take home a certificate as “Master of Additive Manufacturing” from the voestalpine booth.
Additive manufacturing combines the voestalpine experience with the opportunities offered by this pioneering technology and also in the oil and gas sector. This includes

  • faster development speed;
  • reduced lead times;
  • increased design freedom and
  • new repair possibilities.

“Delicate” OSEA 2018

voestalpine Specialty Metals, voestalpine Böhler Welding, voestalpine BÖHLER Edelstahl, voestalpine BÖHLER Bleche, voestalpine Tubulars, Villares Metals, Buderus Edelstahl, and Enpar special materials were also present at the largest far-eastern oil and gas fair, the OSEA in Singapore, in November. A well-attended highlight was the customer reception with Austrian specialties. The companies of the voestalpine Group drew a successful balance from the two trade fair participations. The next trade fair highlights are:

    • Corrosion Conference & Expo 2019 in Nashville, TN: Stand # 1454
    • RAPID + TCT in Detroit, MI: booth # 757
    • Offshore Europe in Aberdeen, UK: Booth # 3E60
    • ADIPEC 2019 in Abu Dhabi

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Volkmar Held