Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen

12-13 June 2018

    Thank you all for making 2018 a success!


Senior executives from oil and gas operators, service providers, contractors and related suppliers, technology innovators and industry experts met in Aberdeen on 12-13 June 2018 to discuss the disruptive innovation and emerging processes that will shape the future of the oil and gas industry. On the agenda: How should we respond to the technologies and market trends that are impacting the sector? 

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A New World Order

With the low oil price, the industry is currently facing a crisis that threatens all organisations. Digital technologies are at the heart of the industry's response to these challenges.


Digital Revolution

The Industrial Internet of Things, artificial intelligence, machine learning, automation and smart data analytics are among the new technology enablers for operational efficiency.


Innovation and Technology

Technology is leading the way to future profitability. What are the next big innovations? And what will the oil field of the future look like?

Future Oil & Gas Advisory Board & Speakers


John Sullivan

Executive Partner, Industrial Sector Leader, IBM Global Business Services UKI

Jesper Kjær Hansen

CIO, Maersk Drilling

Kaveh Pourteymour

CIO & Vice President, Seadrill

Kieran Kavanagh

VP of Digital Solutions, Wood

Where business meets innovation

Senior executives from oil and gas operators, service companies, technology suppliers and industry experts will meet at the annual Future Oil & Gas conference to examine the disruptive innovation and emerging processes that will shape the future of the oil and gas industry.

Thanks to the latest technological advancements, we are now poised for a second digital age that could further reduce costs, unleash unparalleled productivity, and boost performance significantly—if executives can harness the right technologies to support their business strategy. Making better use of existing technology can deliver serious returns: according to McKinsey up to $1 billion in cost savings or production increases.  Executives that make their organisations more digital will be well positioned to pursue new growth opportunities.


Who attends Future Oil & Gas

  • C-level managers: CEO, Group CEO, CIO, CTO, CDO, CFO and Heads of Strategy and Technology
  • Oil & Gas operators, NOCs
  • Service providers, contractors and related suppliers
  • Technology innovators
  • Investors
  • Consultants and strategic change managers
  • Academics, R&D professionals, industry experts


What are experts saying about disruptive technology in oil and gas?

“We know we cannot build tomorrow’s industry with yesterday’s tools. But the good news is that we have a new toolbox. And it contains the tools of digitisation, simplification and standardisation. Digitisation is a real game-changer.”
Bernard Looney, BP chief executive, upstream

“Rapid advances in automation technologies such as artificial intelligence, robotics, analytics, and the Internet of Things are beginning to transform the way oil and gas are produced and consumed.”
Jacques Bughin, director, McKinsey Global Institute

“The oil and gas industry is incredibly resilient and has some of the brightest, most innovative people I have ever met. This is clearly what leads to my overall optimism about the industry for 2017 and beyond.”
John England, US oil and gas leader, Deloitte LLP

“Although most oil and gas companies are closely focused on preserving margins to weather the low-price storm, many are also looking ahead and thinking about how digital technologies and data analytics will transform their industry.”
Riccardo Bertocco, partner with Bain & Company in Dallas

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