Vision 2030 for Communication in O&G Industry

Vision 2030 for Communication in O&G Industry

06 Sep 2018, 13:45 - 15:15

Gordon B

Session title: Where Does the Future Lie? Vision 2030 for Communication in O&G Industry

Session Moderator: 

Emmanuel Udofia, Manager of Operation Support, Shell                                                                                  


For O&G industry to realize its maximum potential, a number of economic, social and geopolitical factors that influence the oil and gas sector globally need to be taken into consideration - as well as the technological and logistic challenges involved in extracting oil and gas from the reserves. Smart communication technologies will play a vital role in the acceleration and advancements of various operational and organizational changes not only for the O&G industry but also all the other industries. 

This session will provide a reflection about the past, present and the future of communication; and will show examples what the future might hold for smart communication technologies for O&G industry.   

1345-1405: Presentation: Reality and vision

Geoffroy Paixach, Co-founder & Director, Belmont Technology

1405-1425: Optical Wireless Communication

Boon Ooi, Professor of Electrical Engineering, KAUST

Moderator: Dr. Muhammad Arsalan, Team Lead: Multiphase Metering, Sensing & Intervention, Saudi Aramco                                                   

1425-1515: Fighting Arena: Operators against Technology Providers.

Moderator: Luca Corradi, Innovation Network Director, OGTC

Leader Operator: Saeed Mubarak, Intelligent Fields/Petroleum Engineering Consultant, Saudi Aramco

Leader Vendor: Frans Van den Berg, Independent Consultant in Digital Oilfields and Collaborative Work Environments, Smart Collaboration

Participants selected from audience 

Abstract: The Oil and Gas industry has been going through enormous disruptions and as a result, new innovative trends evolve in all the sectors, upstream, midstream and downstream.  

All sections of these sectors strive to harvest the maximum value of their assets through the acquisitions of more efficient operations by the application of fit for purpose technologies and the adaption of new business models.  

One of the key yet challenging methods to measure the success of the introduction of any technology is to observe both operational expenditure and capital expenditure.   To achieve the maximum value is a challenging task as it will require finding the right business models that embrace partnership, trust, transparency and the right culture within an organization or among stakeholders including technology providers.  Believing that this challenging task represents only a part of the concerns of this complex industry that the industry has to seriously consider, this session is organized. 

The session is designed to have key operators debate with technology providers about the suitability of existing business models and relationships to identify better approaches to construct a win-win strategies yielding the maximum value for the industry.


  • Geoffroy Paixach


    Co-founder and Director

    Belmont Technology Inc

    Geoffroy is graduated in astrophysics from the University of Toulouse and from the IFP School in petroleum geophysics. Geoffroy started his career...

  • Boon S. Ooi


    Professor of Electrical Engineering


    Boon S. Ooi is a Professor of Electrical Engineering at KAUST. He received his B. Eng. and Ph. D. in electronics and electrical engineering from the...

  • Saeed Mubarak


    Intelligent Fields/Petroleum Engineering Consultant

    Saudi Aramco

    Saeed Mubarak is the company digital energy focus area champion at Saudi Aramco, based in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia. He has twenty-six years of Petroleum...

  • Frans Van den Berg


    Independent Consultant in Digital Oilfields and Collaborative Work Environments.

    Smart Collaboration

    Frans Van den Berg is an independent consultant in Digital Oilfields and Collaborative Work Environments. He worked 32 years in Shell, lastly in its...

  • Emmanuel Udofia


    Manager of Operation Support


    Emmanuel Udofia is a seasoned Petroleum Engineering expert with over twenty three years diversified experiences in the oil and gas industry and a...

  • Luca Corradi


    Innovation Network Director

    Oil & Gas Technology Centre

    The Oil & Gas Technology Centre operates at the crossroad of a variety of networks to match industry challenges with technology solutions.  As...

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