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Digitalisation key to productivity

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The downstream industry is looking to further optimise processes with the aim of reducing downtime and increasing efficiency. Digitalisation is the key to unlocking hitherto unachievable productivity gains.

The Abu Dhabi International Downstream Summit, which will take place in Abu Dhabi, UAE, on 18 - 19 September 2017 will focus on that digital future, where big data analysis will provide the clues to incremental process improvements, using data from hundreds of sensors embedded within plant assets.

The summit will include 25 key spokespersons representing companies such as Borough, Takeer, KIPIC, SABIC, Saudi Aramco, Shell, Ruwais Refinery, Petro Rabigh, Borealis, Orpic, Gunvor Petroleum including many others.

In addition to listening to the speakers that will focus on digitisation and innovation, attendees will have the opportunity to meet with a large delegation from Takreer and Borouge, in addition to learning about crude chemicals, which is now recognised as an industry game changer.

Four specialist streams are being run, leveraging the experience of some of the industry’s leading technology, service companies and operators that will provide their recommendations on keeping one step ahead of the competition.

Finally, the issue of equality will be addressed in the ‘Women in Downstream’ panel with representatives from Saudi Aramco, KIPIC and Borouge who will discuss the importance of mentoring for women’s career and advancement opportunities.

This year’s two-day conference, in addition to addressing the broad subjects of ‘Innovation, investment and collaboration’ and “Investing in future growth, sustainability and profitability” will have a total of four separate technical streams plus speed networking and interactive round tables.

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