Future of Work

The world of work is in transition. Digital innovations such as robotic process automation, blockchain and artificial intelligence are starting to be play roles in fields of employment once believed to be the exclusive domain of highly educated human workers. Automation, machine learning and the internet of things will transform the work of field and service technicians across the oil and gas value chain. New skills, aptitudes and competencies will be required for the next generation of workers. This presentation sets out how the world of work is changing, what skills will be required in the future, and how today’s workers and educational institutions can prepare for the workforces of the future.

Digital Innovations in Energy

Digital innovations are coming quickly to the oil and gas industry. But digital is not well defined, and its impacts are not well understood. The impacts will vary in the industry, with different technologies playing greater or lesser roles. This presentation sets out what “digital” means, when digital innovations will make an impact, how big will that impact be and what can oil and gas companies be doing now to prepare. It concludes with guidance for managers and Boards on dealing with change management, governance and digital strategy.

Blockchain for Oil and Gas

Distributed ledger technology, or blockchain, will have a dramatic and transformative impact on the oil and gas industry. Use cases are already emerging, in drilling, hydraulic stimulation, royalties and trading, and many more blockchain enabled innovations are poised to come to market in the next few years. This presentation sets out in clear and simple language what blockchain technology is, how it works, and where it can be deployed in oil and gas processes that deal with assets, trust, ownership, money, identity and contracts (ATOMIC).