It is my great pleasure to welcome and invite you all to RDPETRO 2018, the world’s largest R&D conference and exhibition for oil and gas.
The world is changing at a pace never seen before. The demand for energy – and oil and gas products in particular – continues to rise. Innovation is greater than at any time in human history, and data analytics and AI transformation are increasing our productivity, stimulating growth and unlocking new solutions.
This is not a time to wait and see, but a time to think differently, to collaborate, and to create new opportunities for growth.
RDPETRO 2018 is an ecosystem where innovations are not restricted to particular industries, where creativity and collaboration can flourish, and where the brightest minds are recognized for the contribution to technology development, all while remaining focused on solving tangible oil and gas challenges and in creating value.
This year the opportunity to turn new R&D projects and innovative ideas into commercial reality becomes even greater with our crowdfunding platform where partners (NOCs, IOCs and service companies) will award with development funding the best proposals to solve specific challenges, regardless of where they come from.
I challenge you all innovators to come to Abu Dhabi in May; present your research, showcase your latest technology, learn from worldwide industry leaders and secure funds to develop you R&D projects.
Together we will discover powerful new ways of tackling the biggest global oil and gas challenges.