Oilfield 4.0 — Where Petroleum Intersects the 4th Industrial Revolution

Management and Information

Course Description

We stand at the threshold of the 4th industrial revolution which will impact all of us in our personal, professional and public lives. It will bring about a level and scale of change that we have never before witnessed. The oilfield will not be immune to these changes and rather than sit back and wait for the changes to come to our industry, we should be proactive in introducing them. It is imperative that we obtain an understanding of the digital and technological developments that are driving these changes so we can plan to bring them into our workplaces to help our teams, assets and organizations understand how to pilot and deploy and ultimately derive business benefit from them for all organization stakeholders. In so doing, we can visualize how strategic combinations of talents and technologies from both petroleum and digital are revolutionary, can enable digital transformation, and allow us to work towards an "Oilfield 4.0" vision for each of our organizations.


  • Overview and review of 4th Industrial Revolution (IR 4.0)
  • Understand the key digital technologies 
  • Review digital technology deployment in the petroleum industry
  • Petroleum and digital strategy: describe, develop & execute

Learning Level


Course Length

1 Day

Who Attends

This course is intended for:

  • executives
  • senior managers
  • organizational strategists
  • petrotechnical experts
  • digital technology experts
  • functional experts
  • individuals who wish to advance a revolutionary vision for the petroleum industry


0.8 CEUs are offered for this course

Cancellation Policy

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Peadar McKevitt is a petroleum and digital advisor with over 30 years’ experience in petrotechnical, digital, and managerial positions spanning the petroleum, information & communications technology and educational industries. With multi-industry experience as a geoscientist, drilling and well placement engineer, field test coordinator, IT and change management consultant, digital transformation consultant, multi-discipline curriculum director, and global resource manager, Peadar has witnessed firsthand the challenges and opportunities that individuals and organizations face when presented with new technology paradigms. He has briefed thousands of professionals over hundreds of workshops at IOCs, NOCs, major resource holders, service companies, universities and government organizations. Peadar will share his unique experiences, insights, and vision for "Oilfield 4.0." He will illustrate how the combination of petroleum and digital is revolutionary for those resilient individuals and organizations with the right strategy, resources and technology.