Oil & Gas IT Week 2013: Oil & Gas Industry Event Preview

In this piece we preview the Oil & Gas IT Week Conference and Exhibition this October in Abu Dhabi.

Oil and Gas IT Week

In the last few years information technology (IT) has had a massive impact on the oil and gas industry. IT has helped transform oil and gas industry operations where the dependency of real-time accurate transmission of data, automated monitoring responses, improved tracking and mobility of assets amongst others make it a highly sophisticated vertical within the oil, gas and petrochemical industries.

In 2013, instead of having 5 separate related events, IQPC is launching the Oil & Gas IT Week Conference and Exhibition; one mega-event that will see heads and experts from the fields of IT, telecommunication, instrumentation, data management, IT security, automation, nanotechnology, and fibre optics, as well as operational heads, gather on a single platform for an entire week on 6 – 10 October 2013 in Abu Dhabi.

The Oil & Gas IT Week will present decades of research, a host of case studies and hundreds of experts from the field who will enable attendees to learn from the best situation analysis’ globally, highlight modern technological marvels driving operational excellence and identify the roadmap for the future.

The Oil & Gas IT Week
6-10 October 2013
The Westin Abu Dhabi Golf Resort and Spa, Abu Dhabi, UAE


Oil & Gas IT Week Schedule

Sunday, 6 October 2013

Session A: Plenary Session (VIP speakers)

1. Expanding role of IT and communication in the oil and gas and energy sector

2. How to derive higher profits, enhanced productivity and reduced HSE issues through IT advancements

3. How to protect assets from IT security threats

4. The future of IT in oil and gas: Beyond 2020

Monday, 7 October 2013

Session B: 2nd Annual Cyber Security

5. Emerging threats and emergency response

6. Cyber security systems, SCADA control systems and risk evaluation

Session C: Fibre Optics in Oil and Gas

7. Design and development of fibre optic networks

8. Maintenance and applications of fibre optic networks

Tuesday, 8 October 2013

Session B: 2nd Annual Cyber Security

9. IT and communication technology security

10. Industrial cyber security, incident management systems, governance and cyber forensics

Session D: Communication & Instrumentation

11. Automations, network and enterprise integration

12. Wireless and wired communication systems

Wednesday, 9 October 2013

Session E: 6th Annual Big Data

13. Data and document management key to value generation

14. Data analytics and its impact on decision making

Session D: Communication & Instrumentation

15. SCADA and DCS systems

16. Instrumentation measurements

Thursday, 10 October 2013

Session E: 6th Annual Big Data

17. IT auditing in data management

18. Data storage and information exchange

Session F: Nanotechnology

19. Nanotechnology catalysts

20. Nanotechnology in upstream activities and sensing