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Upstream industry needs to “transform its thinking and actions” to unleash the power of digital

Published:  21 September, 2018

A new global symposium and exhibition held in Aberdeen recently aimed at driving radical digital and technological transformation across the upstream oil and gas industry has been hailed as a success.

Ahmed Hashmi, co-chair of the SPE ENGenious symposium and global head of upstream technology at BP said: “These past three days at ENGenious have been a window into what’s possible for our industry’s future. It is exciting. It could be transformational. But it is not a given. In order to get there, we will need to transform our thinking and actions.”

The new three-day biennial global symposium and exhibition from SPE and Reed Exhibitions - the partners behind SPE Offshore Europe - attracted delegates, visitors and exhibitors from more than 45 countries as more than 90 presenters and 30 exhibitors took part.

ABB Group was represented on the symposium committee and was exhibiting and presenting at the event. ABB’s Troy Stewart, head of service for oil, gas and chemicals UK commented: “SPE ENGenious has provided the right platform to show how ABB can help the industry increase operational efficiency by adopting digital technologies. It’s been a valuable three days of learning and knowledge sharing with industry leaders on the importance of innovation and digital transformation. This subject gains in importance by the day and is critical to the future of the industry.”

ENGenious has been created in response to demand from the upstream oil and gas community for an event focused on emerging products, services and techniques with the ability to transform the efficiency of exploration and production activities.

Julie Roberts, digital energy lead at Scottish Enterprise commented: “We’ve been completely blown away with the international presence that has come to our stand, the wonderful meetings and top-level conversations that we have been involved in. The discussions at the symposium have been world class. It has been a great three days for us and we can’t wait for the next ENGenious.”

ENGenious has been launched by SPE and Reed Exhibitions in response to demand from the upstream oil and gas community for an event focused on emerging products, services and techniques with the ability to transform the efficiency of exploration and production activities.

The first edition was held at AECC, Aberdeen, Scotland from 4 – 6 September 2018. The event will run on alternate years to SPE Offshore Europe, the next edition being held 3-6 September 2019.

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