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Oil & Gas Training
and Competency Development
Competency Management system SLB NEXT

Digital Technology Primer for E&P Professionals

This course is intended for everyone desiring to understand Digital Technologies, their impact on business & industry, with a specific focus on the E&P industry.

It will give an understanding of Digital Technology to PetroTechnical, SoftwareTechnical and Functional Professionals who wish to understand how "Digitalization" has becoming a necessity in industry in general, and within the E&P industry in particular. The course will give a high level overview of the impact of Digital Technology today on business & industry, and focus on current and forecasted impact on the E&P industry, including an overview of the Digital Technologies themselves. This is followed by a deep dive into a number of digital technologies, illustrating their development, application to industry in general, E&P industry in particular, and examples thereof.

The final session will consider the various elements to be considered as part of resourcing, planning and developing an E&P digital strategy.

Day 1

General Overview & Business Impact, from broad industry review to  narrower E&P focus, to fully understand the scale of change
• Business Impact of Digital Technology in general industry (external to E&P Industry) - Big Picture, Industry 4.0, Disruption, Transformation
• Digital Technology Overview (overview of the technologies) - What are they? Where are they being used? Why use them?
• Digital Technology in E&P industry (What is happening today) - O&G Digital Transformation, The Digital Oil Company, Becoming an E&P Digital Giant

Day 2

Technology application within EDP (Exploration, Development, Production), including impact on PTE & STE Disciplines, and other organization functions.
• Data Science & Analytics
• Cloud / HPC / Security
• Machine Learning / A.I.
• IIOT (IT/OT)
• Automation / Robotics
• AR (Augmented Reality)/ VR / MR
• Drones / UAV
• 3DPrinting, Blockchain, Wearables
Review current state of Digital Readiness, including next steps to take action.

Learning activity mix

This course is intended for everyone desiring to understand Digital Technology, impact on business & industry, with a specific focus on the upstream E&P industry.

There are no pre-requisites for this course.

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