(EnergyAsia, December 5 2012, Wednesday) — A record of more than 26,700 people attended OSEA2012 in Singapore last week to make it Asia’s largest oil and gas business event.

According to organiser Singapore Exhibition Services (SES), the participants from 75 countries and regions attended the event from November 27 to 30.

As the premier sourcing platform in Asia for the oil and gas industry, OSEA2012 attracted energy professionals to check out the latest products, technologies and services on offer at the 31,720-square metre show floor.

Several companies exhibiting at the event took the opportunity to make vital announcements.

MENCK GmbH, part of Acteon Group of companies, announced the launch of its Singapore branch office at Tuas from mid-2013.

Kiswire announced the opening of their wire rope factory in Johor state in Malaysia on November 28.

Leeden demonstrated the full range of its specialised welding, cutting and pipe-handling equipment for offshore, subsea and pipeline activities on the show floor.

Following its recent acquisition of Fire Sentry, Honeywell showcased the FS24X product for the first time.

S. Iswaran, Singapore’s Minister in the Prime Minister’s Office and Second Minister for Home Affairs and Trade & Industry, who was guest-of-honour at opening ceremony, commented that “OSEA’s success mirrors the evolution and growth of Singapore’s marine and offshore industry.”

Chua Buck Cheng, SES’s Project Director for Engineering Events, said:

“Asia is raising the demand for energy, especially in the offshore sector. This, coupled with the discovery of many energy spots off Asia’s coastlines, has generated strong interest from visitors at the event, prompting exhibitors and visiting companies to express interest to participate in the next edition. Some have booked their booth space at OSEA2014.”