13 - 15 February 2023   |   Exhibition World Bahrain
Under the patronage of HRH Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Crown Prince and the Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Bahrain
Under the patronage of HRH Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Crown Prince and the Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Bahrain
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Gulf downstream association

The Gulf Downstream Association (GDA) was established by its Founding Companies Saudi Aramco, Kuwait Petroleum International (KPI), Bahrain Petroleum Company (BAPCO), Kuwait National Petroleum Company (KNPC, Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) and OQ. GDA is a pioneering, non-profit association and “point of reference” for all downstream players including industry professionals, corporate executives and legislators seeking to foster excellence and drive advancement through mutually beneficial engagement and industry collaboration. The Association was established to aggregate the scattered wealth of knowledge that lies across the global downstream industry in order to accelerate development and serve as a catalyst for strong and sustainable industry growth in the Gulf region and worldwide. GDA takes a leading role in supporting the local, regional and international industry through sharing of knowledge, experience and best practices.

GDA membership 

As a GDA member you play an integral part in our association. We value expertise and knowledge and foster an environment of learning and development. Members are given the opportunity to stay on top of new technologies, keep their skills up-to-date, explore solutions to technical problems, share best practices and advance their team members’ careers.

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Founding Fathers

More about gda association

Read more about the founding companies that play an integral part as downstream industry representatives. 

Founding Companies

Board Members 


  • Collaborate and network to promote knowledge sharing
  • Provide high quality services with best values
  • Promote innovation & continuous development
  • Foster excellence in all activities
  • Support & champion sustainability as a priority
  • Strive to be a respected institution driving the downstream industry


  • Provide networking foundation to address business & technical challenges within the downstream industry
  • Facilitate collaboration between downstream companies, government / investment authorities, and educational bodies
  • Collaborate with regional and international technology providers, technical consultants and professional bodies
  • Define opportunities for efficiency improvement & problem-solving
  • Enhance technical competency to international standards
  • Complement & synergise between members & partners to drive innovation for economic & sustainable future
  • Advocate on regulations by developing & recommending common positions among founding member organisations
  • Supply industry development info and establish regional data/info resources
  • Utilise member’s areas of expertise to support & fuel knowledge

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