Due to extensive international interest and delegate requests, RDPETRO is rescheduled to 9-10 May 2018
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Multi-million dollar development funding available for the most innovative projects and ideas!

FREE Exhibition Space for Academia

Present your research programme to world-wide R&D decision makers
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20 FREE Exhibition Stands for Start-up Businesses with Game-Changing Innovations

Showcase your innovation for free to 2,000+ global Oil and Gas leaders
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Showcase Your Innovation for FREE at RDPETRO 2018

Apply for your FREE Exhibition Stand and present your solutions to 2,000+ industry experts
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Featuring 40+ exhibitors showcasing the latest innovations for oil and gas!
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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.

40 FREE Exhibition Spaces available for innovations from Academia and Start-ups

If your business has a solution to tackle today’s challenges in Oil and Gas, or if you have any ongoing research that could create more profitable upstream or/and more sustainable downstream, present it at RDPETRO 2018! RDPETRO is providing a complimentary exhibition stand for the most innovative solutions. It’s easy to apply. All you need is your smartphone and 1-minute introduction of your innovation solution or research.

How to apply?
1. Create a simple one-minute video on your mobile, outlining why you should be selected to showcase at RDPETRO 2018
2. Upload your video to Youtube or Vimeo and add the link in the application form
3. Complete the submission before 31 March 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 out who’s getting help to make their research or development project ready to deploy. Discover the projects that caught RDPETRO partners’ eye as the most deserving innovators worthy of multi-millions of dollars in development funds.

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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.

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Funding Ideas

Discover who’s turning powerful new ideas into reality with RDPETRO’s new Innovative Idea funding award. Innovators are being funded by RDPETRO partners to kick-start their 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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