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Hydrocarbon Allocation Forum: A Focus on the Future
Thu 15 December 2016, 12:00 – 15:00 GMT
"IT is experiencing a revolution"
Doug Webster, IT Consultant and former Global ERP Manager, Shell
The oil and gas downturn has had serious implications. The industry trade body Oil & Gas UK have estimated that jobs will have fallen by the end of 2016 by an estimated 120,000 since their peak in 2014. For companies, this means resources are spread thinly, and productivity will decrease, impacting profits. It is simply not sustainable.
Companies must turn to technology to improve their performance, attract investment, restore competitiveness in the marketplace, and to stimulate activity in the North Sea.
Join us on the 15th of December 2016, at the Hilton Treetops Aberdeen from 12pm to 3pm, for the latest Hydrocarbon Allocation Forum, where we explore the future role of IT in assisting survival and growth.
In this important session, former Global ERP Manager of Shell and IT Consultant, Doug Webster, will present his opinion on the future role of IT within the industry. He will highlight why this downturn is different to any other, pinpointing the "Big Disrupters" in the next wave of IT, and identifying the challenges ahead for both survival and growth.
Dr Peter Black will also deliver his presentation on the Digital Oilfield, discussing what technology we should really be focusing on for maximum impact.
As it's close to the holidays, we will be providing the usual lunchtime buffet, but also extend an invitation to all attendees to join us after the sessions for a festive drinks reception, including tea, coffee, mince pies and alcoholic beverages.
12pm – 12.50pm Registration, Lunch and Networking
12.50pm - 1.00pm Introduction
1pm – 1.15pm "Digital Oilfield Ten Years On: A Literature Review" Dr. Peter Black, EnergySys Managing Director
1.15pm - 1.50pm "Surviving the Downturn, and Preparing for the Next Wave of IT" Doug Webster, IT Consultant and former Global ERP Manager, Shell
1.50pm - 2.00pm Closing and Questions
2.00pm - 3.00pm Networking, Refreshments and Drinks
We hope you to join us for an interesting insight into the future of our industry.
If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact Lauren Daglish at firstname.lastname@example.org