Transforming the operational performance of Sub-Sahara Africa’s oil & gas industry through adopting digital technologies
The Oil & Gas Digitalisation in Sub-Sahara Africa Conference will welcome the oil & gas sector to Johannesburg in March 2020 and will place the oil & gas industry at the forefront of a new age.
The conference will help chart a roadmap for developing more resilient and robust producers across the continent, less affected by global price fluctuations and future-proofed to withstand external shocks (which the O&G industry is prone) .
Over the course of two days, the conference will demonstrate how adopting technology can positively facilitate national content strategies that build capacity across SSA and enhance development of the SME sector and add value to national economies across the continent.
Africa is arguably the last energy frontier
The continent possesses 7.5% and 7.1% per cent of global oil and gas reserves, respectively. And is fast becoming the new global exploration ‘hotspot’ with multiple markets offering significant opportunities in 2019 including those in Ghana, Kenya, Angola, Uganda.
As international energy prices recover, the continent is again attracting major investor interest (e.g. Anadarko announced plans in June 2019 to invest $25bn USD in developing gas reserves in Mozambique).
Digital disruption in the SSA oil & gas sector… a snapshot of x 5 technologies that have been successfully deployed.
4D SEISMIC: ExxonMobil applied 4D seismic technology for monitoring of water and gas sweep in deepwater production wells in Angola
DRONES: Crusade, service provider to Chevron’s Caltex in South Africa, uses drones to give fuel-hauling truck drivers visual cues and electronic journey plans to improve safety, fuel efficiency and customer reliability
AUTOMATION: Nigerian National Petroleum Company (NNPC) is in the process of completing the automation of all crude oil supply & marketing operations. The automation and removal of paperwork has led to US$1bn in savings over the year
DIGITAL TWIN: BP piloting their Digital Twin, APEX, in multiple locations for production optimization
BLOCKCHAIN: A consortium including energy companies BP and Royal Dutch Shell will develop a blockchain-based digital platform for energy commodities trading
Source:Taking on tomorrow: Africa oil & gas review – November 2018
As digital transformation expands its reach across the oil & gas sector, bringing with it digital drilling and production technology, operational efficiency, data-driven operating models, distributed ledger solutions, lower per barrel production costs and revolutionised supply chains, now is the time to embrace the digital oilfield.
The Oil & Gas Digitalisation in Sub-Sahara Africa Conferencewill serve as a platform to navigate this rapidly evolving digital landscape, bringing together CEOs, CIOs, VPs of Operations & Production, Heads of IT, Engineering Solutions & Advanced Analytics Directors and Asset Managers, with investors and innovators.
IoT, Big Data, AI, Cloud, Blockchain: every new digitalisation technology brings a promise to completely redefine the oil & gas industry and generate new business value. How are oil & gas companies navigating the change and benefiting from it? The Oil & Gas Digitalisation in Sub-Sahara Africa Conferenceaims to clarify precisely this question.
The conference agenda is a thoroughly researched, thoughtfully developed and carefully curated balance of key note presentations, case studies and panel discussions presented by senior industry experts to provide you with the strategic transferable knowledge you need today. The conference is the place where the Sub-Sahara Africa oil & gas operators, oilfield service and EPC companies, technology vendors and start-ups will gather to share their experience in the digital transformation of oil & gas.
Emerging technologies are already impacting significantly on the global oil & gas sector. Digital transformation is set to disrupt Sub-Sahara Africa’s oil & gas sector, where 30% of production stems from legacy fields. In fact, according to a recent study, the Sub-Sahara Africa portfolio of “digitally behind” assets risk becoming obsolete if digitalisation is not embraced.
This region is ripe for disruption: attend Oil & Gas Digitalisation in Sub-Sahara Africa Conference to fully understand the opportunity arising from digitalization for producers and other industry players. Learn how digitalization will enable the Oil and Gas industry's current and future transformation and learn how industry players are striving to optimise and transform operations to keep the competitiveness of industry.
Africa is embracing digital technologies to unlock vast opportunities in its oil and gas exploration drive. Africa’s oil & gas sector can benefit enormously from the latest technologies all of which will be under the microscope at the inaugural Oil & Gas Digitalisation in Sub-Sahara Africa Conference a conference in March 2020.
Every new digital technology and solution brings a promise to disrupt existing business processes. How to identify the ones that will add real business value to a company?
Technology cannot solve all of Africa’s problems, but it can help with many. Digital technology has the power to transform operations. The right technologies will improve efficiency, safety and operability reduce costs, provide greater visibility and enable better, more strategic decision making.
Topics that will be discussed in March include:
Supply Chain Technology
The Oil & Gas Digitalisation in Sub-Sahara Africa Conference is where the key players will gather to discuss the real cases, to see the latest technologies and services presented.The event will enable stakeholders undertake a significant digital review of their business and identify which technologies they need to invest in next.
With machine intelligence, robotics, and 5G networks set to play major roles for increasing efficiency across the supply chain and enabling substantially higher levels of automation across the manufacturing process, building digital strategies have taken centre stage across the chemical and oil & gas refinery sectors.