ADNOC executive says RDPETRO to address domestic special needs

RDPETRO Roundtable PanelistsRDPETRO, one of the largest conferences in the world for research and development in the oil and gas industry, will be held between 9-10 May 2018 in Abu Dhabi

“Research, innovation and technology are the enablers towards a more efficient, cost-optimised, safer and more profitable oil and gas industry. It decides who will stand out in the future and lead the market with innovative technologies that will address domestic special needs and delivery global similar demands. This is why an event like RDPETRO is much needed,” said Khadija Al Daghar, ADNOC’s R&D manager.

“The environment has changed, resources are limited and oil prices are unstable. Technology and R&D, are, therefore, key drivers for the industry in these challenging times. Other primary drivers for transformation are economic growth, shifting of energy demand to population centers of the East and global climate change concerns,” said Karl Rose, senior strategy advisor at ADNOC and RDPETRO steering committee member.

Steve Griffiths, senior vice-president of research at Khalifa University, highlighted the conference industry sessions and the specific topics of drilling and operations and water management, in particular, water treatment and disposal at the event.

“Be it artificial intelligence or robotics, there is so much exciting new emerging in these different technical domains and how they can be applied to the oil and gas industry to increase efficiency. At RDPETRO accelerating deployment of these technologies will be high on the agenda,” he noted.

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