About Us

Who We Are

The Gulf Downstream Association (GDA) was established by its Founding Companies from 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 non-profit organisation which aims to bring leading Downstream players together to further develop the industry and draw mutual benefits from sharing knowledge and best practices.

GDA was established in July 2016 by a Cabinet decree by the Council of Ministers in the Kingdom of Bahrain. GDA’s Head Office is located in Awali, House 976, Road 4524, Block 945

Core Values

  • 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 & Synergize 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
  • Utilize member’s areas of expertise to support & fuel knowledge