Tuesday, January 25

10:00 - 10:25
Welcome and Keynote Address


Dr. Eesa Mohammed Bastaki
University of Dubai

10:25 - 11:40
Panel Session 1: Challenges and Opportunities for Digital Technologies and Oil and Gas 4.0
Moderator(s) Thuraya Ali, Schlumberger; ElFadl Ibrahim, ADNOC
Speaker(s) Forogh Askari, Canvass AI; Russell Herbert, AVEVA; Mark Slinger, Alderley

With the development of “Industry 4.0” over recent decade, “Oil and Gas 4.0” has also been put on the agenda in the past 4 years, ever since HE. Dr. Sultan Al Jaber GCEO of ADNOC announced it as a new ADNOC mission in opening of ADIPEC 2018. Some companies and experts believe that “Oil and Gas 4.0” can completely change the status quo of the oil and gas industry, which can bring huge benefits because it accelerates the digitisation and intelligentisation of the oil and gas industry. However, the “Oil and Gas 4.0” is still in its infancy. Therefore, this panel introduce the following:

  1. Is digitisation the fourth stage of the hydrocarbon revolution?
  2. What opportunities can “Oil and Gas 4.0” bring to the industry to win 2030+ against other energy resources like EV?
  3. Can IIOT + Analytics + Cloud become a formula of success to re-innovate Upstream Future Assets? Coupled with other disruptive technologies, will it also begin a smarter operating model?

Join us to learn a different prospective and share your thoughts.

11:40 - 12:00
12:00 - 13:00
Session 1: Sustainability: How Can Digitalisation and Technologies Support Oil and Gas Industry to Reduce Emissions?
Session Chairpersons Anton Yakovlev, Quorum Software; Rajesh Sharma, Schneider Electric
Speaker(s) Eric Koenig, Schneider Electric; Yehia Khoja, Ministry of Energy KSA; Paul Allan, Quorum Software

Growing energy demand together with increasing pressure to act on climate change represent together biggest challenge of our time. Directly or indirectly the oil and gas industry is accounted for more than 42% of Green House Emissions.

Many industry leaders have already committed ambitious targets to become carbon neutral within the next decades and announced energy transition plans exploring alternatives to fossil fuels-based energy sources.

In this session we will look at the available technologies and practices, discuss effective business models, and focus on the following practical aspects of sustainability:

  1. How can digitalisation play a significant role in addressing this critical mission?
  2. How can the energy management systems be leveraged to reduce emissions?
  3. How can AI, (Predictive models, robotics, and drones) be utilised in this area? And how can they become game changer?
  4. What are the success factors/stories and lessons learnt?
  5. How can the brown field leverage from these technologies?
  6. What are the recent development in carbon capture and utilisation technology?


13:00 - 13:20
13:20 - 14:20
Session 2: Digital Driven Strategy
Session Chairpersons Anton Yakovlev, Quorum Software; Mouza Al Houqani, ADNOC
Speaker(s) Wael Almadhoun, ADNOC Offshore; Wael Ziadat, Weatherford; Jean-Christophe Bernardini, Boston Consulting Group

In today’s industrial environment data acquisition and consolidation is essentially commoditised. This session will explore how oil and gas data assimilation from sensor to structured repository, included quality-assurance, is automated.

In addition, we will investigate how subsequent strategic data management and processing can translate into commercial differentiation, either directly or through answer-products. Finally, we will reference this discussion against changing industry standards and a backdrop of governance and/or restrictions on open data exchange.

14:20 - 14:40
14:40 - 16:00
Session 3: How Transformative Technology Will Transform the Oil and Gas Industry?
Session Chairpersons Salaheldin Elkatatny, KFUPM; ElFadl Ibrahim, ADNOC
Speaker(s) Nicolas Leseur, AIQ; Pascal Le Gal, Siemens Process Systems Engineering; Stephen Miller, AWS Energy ProServe; Robello Samuel, Halliburton

Imagine utilising the 3D printing technology to print your drill bit on the operation site or run your reservoir simulation on the whole field within few seconds using the quantum computing, or design a custom pipeline based on the fluid property applying non-metallic technology and run all your communication and transaction very fast and secure via the blockchain and cloud computing.

All the above are available technologies that transformed our lives. The question is: how will they transform the oil and gas industry? This session will try to answer this question.

Wednesday, January 26

10:00 - 10:15
Day 2 Welcome and Keynote Address


Salah Abdalla Al Ali
Senior Vice President, Assets
Al Yasat Petroleum


10:15 - 11:40
Panel Session 2: Intelligent Assets and Digital Twins
Moderator(s) Aarti Dange, Emerson Automation Solutions; Mohammed Ashraf; TechnipFMC
Speaker(s) Ganesh Pattabhiraman, Emerson Automation Solutions; Richard Marsh, McDermott; Mohammad Abdulla, Siemens Industries

Operational certainty aims improvisation in the areas of sustainability, reliability, production optimization, and safety. With the advent of pandemic in the past couple of years, the focus has moved to utilising digital technologies such as predictive analytics for assets, digital twins to enable remote operations support and analysis. The industry realises the benefit of million dollars of savings. This session is aimed to discuss evolution of technologies in digital transformation and automation space and the value realised across the oil and gas value chain.

11:40 - 12:00
12:00 - 13:00
Session 4: Unmanned and Remote Operations (Field Operations)
Session Chairpersons Aarti Dange, Emerson Automation Solutions; Rajesh Sharma, Schneider Electric
Speaker(s) Haitham Madian, Emerson Automation Solutions; Fahd Saghir, Schneider Electric; Christophe Sintive, Technip Energies

Oil and gas production fields are typically in remote areas and there has always been a need to have unmanned operations which is safe and reliable to avoid unnecessary travel to site by personnel. The recent COVID-19 pandemic has provided the much-needed push to the need for unmanned remote operations. Thanks to the advancement in technologies like wireless sensing, edge computing, 5G, and cloud, there is increased possibility of unmanned autonomous control. There are however safety aspects to be investigated not just from the process safety context, but also cybersecurity and how connectivity between IT/OT systems is managed.

In this session we will hear from industry experts and leaders about the breakthroughs achieved in the areas of sensing, unmanned remote operations, autonomous control, edge computing, and edge analytics while sharing the best practices around reliable architectures, safety systems, and cybersecurity implementation.

13:00 - 13:20
13:20 - 14:20
Session 5: Drilling of the Future
Session Chairpersons Ahmed Salah Hegazy, ADNOC Drilling; Abdullah Yami, Aramco
Speaker(s) Arturo Magana-Mora, Saudi Aramco; George Heredia, Halliburton; Carsten Sonne-Schmidt, Digital Energy

We are in the age of the fourth industrial revolution, where multiple advance smart technologies are integrating together supporting humanity's day-to-day activities. How these technologies will impact the drilling operations? can we vision a supercomputer is processing the massive amount of drilling big data in the cloud, then an advanced drilling simulator will simulate all the possible drilling scenarios to identify the best operation parameters that will be passed to automated rigs in remote sites to drill the well.  Groups of subject-matter experts located in the real-time operation centers equipped with sets of advanced machine learning models are monitoring the operations and the drilling robots ensuring to deliver the safest and the most cost-effective operations. This is part of our vision, of drilling of the future, that will be discussed during this session. 

14:20 - 14:40
14:40 - 15:40
Session 6: Future of Operations
Session Chairpersons Mouza Al Houqani, ADNOC; Mohammed Ashraf; TechnipFMC
Speaker(s) Hadla S.Alfedaghi, KIPIC; Ashish Kulkarni; Bell Immersive Technology Solutions; Ravi Tahilramani, Siemens Middle East

COVID-19, global recession and automation of work, major crisis have impacted our economies, disrupted our systems, and led the workers worldwide to lose their jobs at an accelerated pace compared to previous years. It has been said that this is not situational yet, it is a trend that could continue for years, and reshape the future of work. How will these recent events drive the oil and gas industry to sustainability and digitalisation? What new technologies will we see rise to challenge other aspects of our working lives? What do you see as being the next process or industry ripe for reinvention?

This session is designed to hear from our digital industries leaders on:

  • Understanding how digital innovations developed revised philosophies for facility operations
  • Helping our organisations navigate through the change
  • Preparing our people to thrive
  • How or which new technologies are supporting to analyse and enabling decision making in the new digital era.
  • Training of the future
15:40 - 15:50