More than 1, 500 attendees and 40 innovative solution providers will convene at the Dubai International Convention & Exhibition Centre (DICEC) for a series of industry agenda-setting plenary and technical sessions led by an international line up of moderators and speakers under the theme Realising the Full Asset Value.
Three centrepiece sessions will focus on managing and sustaining intelligent energy and the strategic approach driving successful digitally enabled technology integration, operational efficiency and asset optimisation covering the practicalities of maximising return on investment from assets using digital technologies and practices and how new media can enhance the adoption of digitally enabled technology and accelerate results.
The conference will focus on preparing employees to navigate the complexities of adapting to the use of smart technology, how to identify opportunities and make key decisions and the technical and panel sessions will give delegates the opportunity to network with the industry’s leading players.
In addition, more than 30 knowledge sharing ePoster presentations will take place on the exhibition floor during coffee breaks, providing invaluable opportunities for informal discussions and networking.
The event is convening in the Middle East for the for the first time and, says conference Chairman Ali Alghamdi of Saudi Aramco, “it will be an excellent opportunity for oil and gas professionals from around the world to gather, engage, share and discuss the progress, needs and challenges with the implementation of intelligent energy in their assets and companies.
“From its inception in 2006, the conference has made tangible progress starting with an in-depth look at the latest technological developments, followed by an evaluation of what digital technologies have successfully achieved, the value they have brought to the industry and the need for accelerated implementation. The industry has come a long way in the implementation and has realised numerous benefits. As such, this year’s conference will provide the frame of reference for prioritising our future undertakings in this significant endeavour.”
A panel session on the first day of the conference led by moderators Juan Carlos G Bonilla of Schlumberger and Saeed Mubarak of Saudi Aramco and including speakers from Halliburton and Maersk Oil will focus on how the journey towards sustainability begins with the realisation that successful integration of intelligent energy concepts requires time.
Subsequent sessions will consider collaboration, production and operational efficiency, drilling data for decision-making processes and operational efficiency and asset optimisation, with executives from ADCO, Shell and Schlumberger among the speakers.
The second day’s programme on October 29 includes sessions on data analytics, production and facility surveillance, integrated change and surveillance, once again under an international panel of chairmen and speakers and the 21st session on October 30, under chairmen Michael Fraim of Texas A&M University and Sean Christian of Weatherford, will concentrate on the issues surrounding new frontiers, robotics and visualisation.
The third and final panel session, led by moderators Ali Ferling of Microsoft and Stephen Ashley of Maersk Oil will focus on innovation and how technology can accelerate results. The speakers will be Patrick Louis of Lotus Formula 1, Riyadh Moosa of Petroleum Development Oman, Samar Ashgar of Saudi Aramco, Tope Adeyemi of Chevron and Williams Van-Herreweghe of Total.
“The introduction of intelligent technologies into hydrocarbon upstream industries has significantly impacted the petroleum industry environment, ” says Alghamdi. “This environment is expected not only to meet current challenges and demands, but will support the projected supplies and demands with increasing reservoir maturity, ageing facilities, evolving technologies, increasing uncertainties, and diversified capabilities.
“Intelligent energy provides the enablers and potential to cultivate the cumulative value of our assets, while safeguarding life and the environment, and ensuring continuous improvement. This episode of the Intelligent Energy conference series is intended to demonstrate the value of intelligent energy implementation through the eyes of governments, operators, technology providers and academia. It will bring the voice of leaders from our own industry and leaders who have contributed to the transformation of their industries to realise the full value of their assets.”
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