The oil and gas sector is facing massive disruption. It is challenged with meeting the growing energy demand from a rising population and growing living stands all the while under the specter of climate change that demands the world reduces its carbon intensity.
This energy transition is daunting enough on its own but set against the backdrop of lower for longer oil prices since the 2014 oil crash, and all the inherent price volatility has created a new paradigm for the industry. It is a model that requires that operational efficiency is maximized and that has become the prime focus of the industry over the past five years.
To achieve this the oil and gas sector is striving for a digital transition that utilizing maturing technologies such as big data, artificial intelligence, machine learning, data analytics, simulation and visualization and well as enhanced reality technologies. These technologies can have a significant impact on the sector, transforming the way it operates and guiding it along a path to sustainability.
But the technologies cannot be tamed with ease. The oil and gas industry is far more complex and risk-averse than other sectors that are applying these technologies successfully. Despite pockets of excellence that show vast potential, the industry is struggling to scale this technology successfully along its entire value stream from well to consumer. The challenge is not just the technology; it can be defined as people, process, and technology. Each facet must adapt and change to meet the new model.
Traditionally oil and gas events have focussed on the technology behind the digital solutions, but the Smart Oil Summit will demonstrate 'how to do it'. The interactive format has been designed to include; pre-arranged 1-2-1 meetings, focused roundtable discussions, streamed sessions, demos, case studies, and extensive networking opportunities aimed at breaking down departmental barriers and facilitating collaborative partnerships. Identifying and integrating the right innovative technologies, to developing an internal strategy and the ideal team to harness the endless opportunities.

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Key Topics Include

  • Collective Intelligence: A multi-disciplinary approach to optimizing digital transformation 
  • Digital intelligence: Understand what the latest IoT technologies and digital strategies can and cannot do for your business
  • Digital Mindset: Rapid project times, developing scrum teams, developing an IT mindset of acting fast, agile, nimble and focussed
  • Digital Readiness: How to prepare your business by devising a practical strategy to adopt, and scale solutions for the company-wide transformation
  • Digital Workforce: How do you attract and retain the digital talent?
  • Immersive technologies: How the connected worker is being empowered with augmented reality (AR), virtual reality (VR) and Internet of Things (IoT)
  • Disruptive Technologies of Tomorrow: utilizing enhanced and new technology to disrupt the competitive landscape resulting in increased revenue and company growth
  • Collaborative Innovation: Breaking down silos of data, industry collaboration and data sharing - cross-discipline and with competitors
  • Data-driven: Discover how the sector is implementing data analytics and AI to deliver a new way of working

Who Should Attend?

This summit will breakdown departmental silos and show how to create a multi-disciplinary approach to building a digitally enabled organization. It will provide an opportunity to meet with, network and learn with senior decision-makers and technical influencers including c-level executives, chief digital officers, chief data officers, chief technology officers, operations and IT directors, and anyone responsible for developing or implementing a digital strategy across the entire supply chain.
  • Technology
  • Digital Transformation 
  • Data 
  • IT 
  • AI
  • IoT
  • Information
  • Investment
  • Business Strategy 
  • Technology and Innovation
  • Technology
  • Automation
  • Research & Development
  • Business Solutions
  • Operational Excellence
  • Corporate Development
  • Infrastructure 
  • Field Technology 
  • Digital