Future Oil & Gas

Aberdeen | 1-2 Dec 2020

Data and people at the heart of industrial transformation

150 leading operators, technologists, contractors and experts convened at Aberdeen’s Robert Gordon University on 12-13 June at the second Future Oil & Gas conference and exhibition.

Data, partnership and cultural change were top of the agenda. Delegates heard how existing data is underutilised and how AI can be applied to use, sort and analyse data in the sector. Speakers expressed the problem of the fear of sharing data and the need to control access to data for security reasons, while also determining to overcome the challenges of standardising data.

Future Oil and Gas speakers acknowledged that many of the technologies being adopted are not new and the industry has been slow to adopt digitalisation – but the rate of technological change is rapid and getting faster. Technology should be seen as an investment rather than a cost, which pays for itself and can free people from routine tasks to do more creative work and boost productivity.

The conference also revealed an industry already in a process of cultural change – not just through the adoption of technology but also in building transparency and trust within and between organisations - and indeed learning from other industries. Crucially, partnership between operators and contractors is seen as the key to the future success of the industry.


Here’s what some of the attendees said:



  • Future Oil & Gas brings together interesting speakers around relevant topics and combines this with great networking opportunities with both solution providers and your peers in the industry. I´ve gained many new useful connections at the event every year

    Fredrik Tukk

    Digital Innovation Architect, Maersk Drilling

  • I thought the event was insightful and extremely well organized; definitely relevant for the challenges the industry is facing.


    Rodrigo Becerra Mizuno

    Former Chief Information Officer and Corporate Vice President, PEMEX

  • Future Oil & Gas 2019, Aberdeen was a really inspiring event, featuring a very interesting mix of operators, technology partners and software vendors around the very topical theme of Digital Trends in the Upstream. It was a real pleasure to participate alongside peer executives from Intelie, Pemex and TAAP and offered some great networking opportunities. We’re looking forward to participating again in 2020.

    Caroline Brown

    Microsoft Resources Industry Director, UK

  • Future of Oil and Gas has created an open and collaborative forum for dynamic leaders committed to digital transformation. I felt informed, inspired, and supported to continue to lead change in this industry

    Dr. Jane Ren

    Chief Executive Officer, Atomiton

  • Great event! Inspiring to see how the North Sea players are innovating themselves through digital technology to create new value in this new era for the Oil & Gas industry

    Elena Mariotti

    Associate Partner, IBM