20/07/2021 – Event / Oil & Gas / AUTOMA 2021 / 5G / Edge Computing / Digital / Automation

5G and Edge Computing under spotlight as digital transformation enablers at AUTOMA 2021
5G and Edge Computing under spotlight as digital transformation enablers at AUTOMA 2021

As oil & gas continues on its digital transformation path, the industry’s majors, EPCs, refineries, pipeline operators, drilling contractors, and system integrators gather together at the Oil & Gas Automation and Digitalization Congress (AUTOMA) to address the sector’s most relevant digital issues.

Co-hosted by OMV Petrom, the AUTOMA Congress is a meeting place for the decision-makers of Upstream, Midstream and Downstream sectors of the oil & gas industry. 

Taking place in Bucharest, Romania, from 4-5 October 2021, the Congress focuses on digitalisation and automation of the oil & gas industry. 

Coverage of the latest digital trends

Coverage of the latest digital trends will be presented via case studies and discussion of both business-related and technical issues. With the whole value chain represented, the Congress lays out a complete overview of the newest practices and solutions. Companies like Total, MOL Group, Shell, Wood, Maire Tecnimont, ExxonMobil, McDermott, Snam, Tanap, Fluor are already confirmed among the participants.

“This notion of combining automation and digitalization – which is kind of linking together two different worlds…[AUTOMA] is the only conference that’s doing that,” said Chief Technical Officer of WideTech SA, Mr Bruno Vrielynck, speaking at AUTOMA 2019.

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Keeping up to speed with expanding quantities of data

With an unstopping digital proliferation throughout oil & gas operations, the industry is in need of technologies with capacities sufficient enough to support the ability to maintain constantly growing amounts of data. Recent years were marked by an extensive introduction of digital and automation technologies into all sectors of the oil & gas industry. Technologies such as IoT, Big Data and Cognitive Computing have become known acquaintances to the industry’s experts and senior executives, while the process of implementation and development continues to move forward at unprecedented pace. However, there are even further frontiers to reach.

Special attention is given to digital technologies capable of changing the market situation completely. The AUTOMA Congress’s Roundtable 2 – Digital Game-Changers – is dedicated to the discussion of such technologies, namely 5G mobile communication standards and Edge Computing. 

Low-latency 5G (capable of transmitting data in practically real-time with speed exceeding that of 4G tenfold), combined with Edge Computing’s potential of immediate data analysis are to be addressed as groundbreaking solutions for the industry.

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