Live summit: Unlock the potential of emerging oil & gas tech

16 March 2021
Virtual summit on 24 March promises to unlock the potential of emerging tech
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The MENA Oil & Gas Technology Summit on 24 March 2021 will bring together leading industry experts to divulge how embracing new technologies can reduce waste, save time and minimise costs – the three basic, but often most difficult operational parameters to ensure a company’s success.

Prior to 2020, oil and gas companies were battling one major challenge: demand and price shocks.

To this has now been added the global pandemic, which has again highlighted how technologies are now even more essential and influential in enhancing organisational capabilities. 

For those forward-thinking O&G companies looking to explore the leverage new tech can bring, the MENA Oil & Gas Technology Summit will focus on the tech trends that have started to, or will, make an impact in the near future.

Digitisation, automation, cyber-security and asset integrity are just some of the critical tech issues we will be delving into. 

Confirmed speakers include:

  • Khaled al-Blooshi, vice-president, digital projects and innovation, Adnoc
  • Fayez Kharbat, digital transformation, digital strategy and growth, Saudi Aramco, chairman, MESA International Middle East
  • Faris al-Kharusi, principal business transformation consultant, Petroleum Development Oman
  • Layla al-Sarraf, electrical design engineer, Kuwait Oil Company
  • Syed Adnan Ali, former project management, IT service management and enterprise architect, Qatar Petroleum
  • Masoud al-Hamadi, head of exploration and production, Sharjah National Oil Corporation
  • Qasem Kharbat, head of digital investments, Saudi Aramco Energy Ventures
  • Julian Haslam-Jones, director, HKA
  • Dr. Steve Griffiths, senior vice-president, research and development, professor of practice, Khalifa University
  • Will Scargill, managing analyst, research and analysis, GlobalData
  • David Bicknell, principal analyst, thematic research, GlobalData

Click here to register now!  MENA Oil & Gas Technology Summit 24.03.2021


Data-driven operations

The oil and gas industry has only scratched the surface when it comes to data’s potential. While most have invested in new technology and techniques, these investments are not being used to do new things. There is great opportunity to multiply the value of data into big gains in efficiency, productivity and cost savings.

  • Improving business efficiency
  • Predictive maintenance
  • Secure, scalable and reliable data management
  • Optimised data use across global oil field operations

Panel discussion – digital transformation

Digital technology has more than proven itself to help across the industry, especially during recent tough times, but we should be considering what could or should happen next. Are organisations culturally ready for full transformation, and which technologies are going to make the next big impact? 

  • Winning strategies – how to encourage and foster digital transformation within oil and gas
  • Digital twins – where can oil and gas bridge the gap between digital and physical? 
  • Connectivity, IoT and machine learning 
  • Where and how will digital transformation and automation affect asset integrity management? 
  • Integrating digital transformation and front-end engineering and design

Cybersecurity – for future and legacy systems

As digitisation and tech investment have accelerated recently in light of recent price collapses, the need for even greater cybersecurity measures has never been higher. Not only are the measures required to protect critical information and infrastructure, but also to mitigate against all the new risks that come with new technologies. 

  • Minimising risks while transforming through digitisation
  • The changing threat landscape in oil and gas
  • What to prioritise first, and how to remain agile

Click here to register now!  MENA Oil & Gas Technology Summit 24.03.2021

The virtual summit is free to attend, but pre-registration is required.

The summit is supported by Official Claims Partner – HKA


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