Visitor FAQs


MEOS is open to oil and gas professionals and business visitors.

All attendees are requested to register. Registrations can be made online in advance closer to the event or onsite during exhibition opening hours.

Children under the age of 16 will not be admitted under any circumstances.

Online advance registration will be available closer to the event.

Registrations can be made onsite during registration desk opening hours at the Bahrain International Exhibition and Convention Centre.

The conference registration fee includes:

  • Admission to all conference sessions
  • Conference proceedings
  • Invitation to the conference gala dinner
  • Invitations to 3 lunches
  • Refreshments at tea & coffee breaks
  • Admission to the exhibition
  • Conference delegate bag

Entry to the exhibition only is free of charge on all days.

The following credit and debit cards can be used as payment: Visa, MasterCard and American Express. Cash payments will also be accepted for registrations made onsite.

Registration for students is complimentary, and includes admission to conference sessions, the exhibition and coffee breaks. Admission to the Industry Keynote Session, lunches, dinner, delegate bag and conference proceedings are excluded.

Students are required to provide a copy of their current student ID upon collection of badges.

Registration for the show is date specific. You need to select the specific date(s) you wish to attend.

All conference registration cancellations or changes must be received in writing at Informa Market’s office.

No refunds will be made if a delegate fails to attend.

At the Event

The venue will be announced soon.

The MEOS dates are from 7-9 March 2023

Preferred hotel status has been awarded to 8 Bahrain hotels who offer participants competitive room rates: Art Rotana Amwaj Island, Asdal Gulf Inn Hotel, Downtown Rotana, InterContinental Regency Bahrain, Le Meridien Bahrain City Centre, Majestic Arjaan by Rotana, Ramada Manama City Centre, and The Westin Bahrain City Centre.

Visas are not required by GCC passport holders. Visas are required by all other nationalities visiting Bahrain. For up to date information on eligibility for visas on arrival, or to apply for a visa via the organisers please see our visa section.

Badges and conference materials may be collected at the registration desks during registration desk opening hours. For security reasons, badges and conference materials must be collected in person.

Conference proceedings are included in the conference registration fee for all delegate types except students.

Vouchers with instructions to access conference proceedings online will be distributed on arrival.

Proceedings include the full text for each paper presented at the conference together with technical diagrams and illustrations.

Additional copies cost US$ 200 for SPE members and US$ 300 for non- members and can be purchased from the SPE stand.


Members of the media are welcome to attend MEOS. Admission is free of charge. Media are eligible to attend:

  • The exhibition
  • Conference opening ceremony
  • Ministerial panel session

Media are not permitted to attend conference technical sessions.

Members of the media are required to register for a media visa in advance of their visit to Bahrain. Applications should be made directly to the Bahrain Ministry of Information Affairs. For further information on requirements and to apply online visit:

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