Game-changing Technologies for Oil & Gas


Dr. Vijay Swarup, Vice President of Research and Development, ExxonMobil Research & Engineering Company; Peter Herweck, EVP, Industrial Automation, Schneider Electric; Darryl Willis, VP Energy, Google Cloud; John Gibson, Senior Advisor, Tudor Pickering Holt & Co. in a discussion moderated by Paul Markwell, Vice President, Global Upstream Oil & Gas Insight, IHS Markit. The oil and gas industry is witnessing a new era of progress in digital and related technologies that are transforming operational performance and efficiency and creating renewed opportunity to secure sustainable growth. The industry has a history of developing technical and operational innovations that have forged game-changing growth into new segments such as deep water and shale. This panel will explore the prospects for the next game-changers and what they might look like. Which areas of technological progress offer the most promise to become game-changers for the industry? What form of impact might a game-changer have, for example, in unlocking resources, reducing costs, or changing the nature of work? Would we know a game-changer if we saw one? Could a series of incremental gains over time also constitute a game-changer? Is the industry structured to unlock innovations? Which types of players and partnerships would hold the key?

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