Chairs Welcome


Introducing the SPE ENGenious Conference 2018

Welcome Letter from the Conference Chairs, Ahmed Hashmi and Matthias Heilmann

Dear Colleagues,

The SPE organization is renowned for providing a showcase of cutting edge technology, excellent technical content, and thought provoking academic perspectives aligned with shifts in our industry.

Today, it’s no secret that our industry needs a new wave of productivity. We can no longer operate the same way – we must work smarter, operate more efficiently, and leverage advanced technologies to adapt to the reality of a lower-for-longer oil price environment.

Digital industrial transformation isn’t just a buzzword, but a critical need for long-term sustainability in today’s dynamic market. But what does it mean? How do we move past the hype to achieve measurable digital outcomes? To answer these critical questions, this year we are launching a new SPE event- the EnGenious conference, focused entirely on the central theme of: “Re-imagining the oil and gas industry, unleashing the power of digital- today, tomorrow and beyond.”

We are delighted to chair the conference and are looking forward to a great event. The timing is perfect to write a new chapter as the industry embraces one of the biggest challenges in decades that will contribute to a dynamic and sustainable future.

EnGenious will be a three-day event held in September 2018 in Aberdeen, home to the second biggest global oil city. We hope that you will enjoy the scientific program with plenary talks by internationally renowned experts, panel discussions and technical sessions. These sessions will allow for deep-drive discussion on digitalization in our industry across four critical pillars:

• Automation & Control Systems
• Data Analytics
• Robotics
• Smart Communications

Together with our Executive Committee, we will ensure that every participant leaves with a newfound perspective on the future of digital in our industry. The conference will provide unique opportunities for fruitful debates, quality presentations, knowledge sharing and laying a new course of action that will shape the future of our industry.
We encourage you and your colleagues to attend this great event and share your experiences with other forward-looking industry professionals. We look forward to seeing you in September.

Ahmed Hashmi
Global Head of Upstream Technology, BP

Matthias Heilmann
Chief Digital Officer for Baker Hughes, a GE Company

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