This webinar was organized to assess the current deployment of IT and OT solutions by oil and gas companies, discuss the future needs and requirements, and highlight the new technologies and innovations. It also highlighted the key issues and challenges facing the segment, and the solutions thereof.
The Webinar Features:
Alok Khanna, Executive Director, Information Systems, IOCL
Dharam Raj, Executive Director & CIO, ONGC
S.S. Sethi, General Manager (BIS), GAIL India
Manu Puri, Oil & Gas Lead, India, Accenture
Kailash Kumar Chaudhary, Senior Manager (IT), Cairn India
The key topics for discussion included:
- Emerging IT and OT needs and requirements
- Key technologies and solutions deployed and the implementation experience
- Key challenges in selecting or implementing these technologies
- Expectations from industry vendors
The oil and gas industry has taken rapid strides in deploying information technology (IT) and operational technology (OT) systems. In the past few years, O&G companies have witnessed increased deployment of solutions such as smart metering, mobile applications, remote monitoring, enterprise resource planning and cybersecurity. The internet of things, big data and cloud are other major technology trends that are set to change the oil and gas landscape. The industry is also moving towards greater automation and digitalisation. Large volumes of data are being generated that need to be stored, processed and analysed. That said, the growing deployment of IT and OT solutions is creating its own challenges as well as generating new needs. Thus, the adoption of IT and OT systems needs greater attention and holds immense potential for the oil and gas industry.