ADIPEC 2019 is just around the corner. One of the most influential events in the energy sector, ADIPEC attracts an audience of over 145,000+ visitors from 135 different countries. Organized annually in Abu Dhabi, ADIPEC has become a premier destination where thought leaders gather, businesses converge and decisions are made. Oil behemoths like Saudi Aramco, BP, Shell, Total, ADNOC, ExxonMobil, Eni, OMV, Petronas, Pertamina and many others exhibit at the event. The fact that in 2018 alone, US$17.99 billion of business was concluded onsite at the event speaks volumes about the importance of ADIPEC.
This year’s edition of ADIPEC will see thousands of industry professionals once again convene at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC) to do business, networking and exchange knowledge. Let us quickly take you through some of the important booths and plenary sessions which are a must-visit from the business point of view.
MUST-VISIT EXHIBITION BOOTHS THIS YEAR
- BOOTH NO. 3432
Baker Hughes: The newly branded oilfield services giant will remain at the center of attraction for a lot of visitors, considering their pioneering work this year in artificial intelligence and machine learning. With Baker Hughes at the helm of the current digital transformation of the industry, their offerings and expertise is something manufacturers would like to be a part of. Baker’s top-notch executives will also be talking at the Oil & Gas 4.0 conference and it will be interesting to note their remarks.
- BOOTH NO. 6232
Cougar Drilling Solutions: This Canadian downhole tools pioneer will be exhibiting their product portfolio at the TAQA, KSA booth. With a wide range of solutions for your downhole requirements, Cougar has been at the forefront of pioneering work in the downhole industry.
- BOOTH NO. 13014
Sledgehammer Oil Tools: Widely recognized for its cementing and casing solutions, Sledgehammer is a leading name in the industry. Exhibiting its vast product portfolio this year at ADIPEC, Sledgehammer will attract visitors looking for a diverse completion product line.
- BOOTH NO. 2470
Vertex Downhole: Next in the line of Must-Visit booths is the Booth No 2470, Vertex Downhole.. The firm has been at the forefront when it comes to engineering cutting-edge downhole tools. Vertex’s Mudlink High-Speed Mudpulse MWD Kit, WINC+ and Pulser tool has been widely recognized by drilling operators for their reliability and accuracy.
- BOOTH NO. 14411
Telesto Energy: Last but not least, Telesto Energy. This Singapore-based enterprise has carried out tremendous work for the upstream oil and gas industry by drawing insights from Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning. Telesto Energy’s predictive models seamlessly connect to data sets through IoT, and has allowed major oil firms to enhance efficiency across their operations.
MUST-VISIT SESSIONS THIS YEAR
- OIL & GAS 4.0: THE NEXUS OF TECHNOLOGY & ENERGY (Monday 11 November, ICC Hall, 14:30-15:30)
First in the line of the Must-Visit sessions this year is Oil & Gas 4.0, where CEOs of Total, BP, Eni, Baker Hughes, INPEX and Siemens will talk about the integration of technology into the energy industry. The session will be of huge importance as the industry transitions into the digital era. So, for those seeking to get a handle of the meaning of digital transformation and its actual relevance and impact, this session will be a must-attend.
- NEW BUSINESS MODELS FOR OIL & GAS(Wednesday 13 November, Conference Hall A, 11:30-14:00)
The blurring lines between operators, drilling contractors and service providers will enhance the growth of partnerships in energy. This technical panel session will explore the implications with industry leaders from across the spectrum – including Ibrahim Al Alawi of Almansoori, Ayman Khattab of Baker Hughes, Thomas Burke of EnscoRowan, Etienne Roux of Weatherford and David Reid of NOV.
- CREATING INDUSTRY PARTNERSHIPS TO MAXIMISE OPERATIONAL & COMMERCIAL VALUE
(Wednesday 13 November, Conference Hall A, 09:30-11:00)
Next in the line of the must-attends at ADIPEC is this panel session where experts from Shell, Occidental, Weatherford, Shell Middle East will be discussing why energy companies must create strategic partnerships to maximise operational and commercial value.
- ADDRESSING THE HUMAN CAPITAL CHALLENGE (Tuesday 12 November, Conference Hall A, 14:00-15:30)
If you are facing challenges pertaining to human capital management, especially Millenials, this panel session is for you. Set to be chaired by BP’s Anis Shekha, this Technical Panel Session will see experts from Borouge, Schlumberger, Total E&P, Occidental, OMV and Fluor Corporation talk about how to keep the oil & gas industry competitive. The session will focus on recruitment for Oil and Gas 4.0 and the Millenial Managed Organisation.
All in all, ADIPEC 2019 will be a full package for industry professionals, enabling them to do business and grow.