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DEADLINE EXTENSION: RDPETRO R&D Project Proposals deadline extended to 14 March 2018!
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Where ideas meet investment to solve global oil and gas challenges

Welcome to RDPETRO 2018, the world’s largest gathering focused on research and technology development for the oil and gas industry.

This event fosters closer collaboration across the oil and gas industry, technology innovators, start-ups and academia, to scout, source and award funding to innovative solutions that unlock and optimize oil and gas resources and create value.

Multi-million Dollar Funding

RDPETRO awards the most innovative projects and ideas with development funding to help solve key industry challenges.

Real Challenges, Real Solutions

The program will showcase the latest innovations for current oil and gas challenges. RDPETRO is no mere talking shop.

Innovation Hub Exhibition

Discover the leading innovations from around the world that will be driving the oil and gas industry forward for years to come.

Multi-industry CTO Summit

RDPETRO brings together CTOs from oil and gas, technology, start-ups and academia.

R&D Proposals submission extended until 14 March 2018

Due to popular demand from researchers worldwide and the addition of new RDPETRO Partners, we decided to extend the submission deadline of R&D Projects and Innovative Ideas Proposals to 14 March 2018. Take the opportunity of this extension to submit your R&D Project Proposal or Innovative Idea Proposal and be awarded with multi-million dollar funds.

* The extension of the deadline does not apply to conference abstracts which closed on 14 February 2018

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Discover the leading oil and gas innovations from around the world that will be driving the industry forward for years to come.

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CTO Summit

Discover how the latest digital developments will shape all aspects of oil and gas. Gain inspiration from some of the leading minds in technology.

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Project Funding

Find help to get your research or development project ready to deploy. Meet leading oil and gas investors with an eye for success.

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Technology Workshops

Innovators from universities, technology start-ups and other exhibitors will be running innovation workshops throughout both days of the event.

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Technical Sessions

Over 40 specialist technical sessions cover the widest range of challenges and innovations. Submit your abstract now to present to your peers.

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Funding Ideas

Turn a powerful new idea into reality with RDPETRO’s new Innovative Idea funding award. Present to companies able to kick-start your innovation.

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Industry Sessions

4 Industry sessions drill down into some of the most innovative upstream and downstream solutions new to market.

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Recognition Awards

Be recognized for your contribution to the future of oil and gas. RDPETRO will seek out, praise and provide a platform for the very best.

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Digitalization in the oil and gas industry:
The R&D role

Discover how the latest technological advances in digital will drive new value and solutions for oil and gas.

RDPETRO’s exclusive CTO Summit will gather the world-leading Chief Technical Officers, Chief Scientists, Chief Innovation and Chief Information Officers to discuss how digitalization is disrupting the oil and gas industry.

Artificial Intelligence promises the biggest advances, transcending the limitations of mortal brainpower. When coupled with big data, visualization, mapping, sensor technology and other new technologies, the oil and gas industry will undergo seismic change.

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