Onshore Wellsite Automation & AI Congress Middle East 2024

Imagine a future…

… where vast onshore operations in the Middle East are primarily monitored remotely. Advanced IoT devices provide real-time data on every aspect of the operation, from extraction rates to equipment health. AI algorithms analyse this data, predicting when a piece of equipment might fail or when extraction methods can be adjusted for better efficiency.

Fewer personnel are needed on-site, reducing costs and safety risks. When maintenance is required, it’s proactive rather than reactive, leading to minimal downtimes. Decision-making is data-driven, operations are streamlined, and production is maximised.

While the Middle East’s oil and gas sector might not have fully realised this vision just yet, an imminent conference aims to propel its advancement. LBCG presents Onshore Wellsite Automation & AI Congress Middle East, scheduled for 29 April – 2 May 2024 in the UAE (including workshops).

Today, operators face the challenge of integrating emerging technologies while ensuring their reliability, safety, and security. With the ever-present emphasis on safety, reducing human exposure remains a paramount concern. The challenges of remote operations, remote connectivity limitations, real-time monitoring, and the early identification of issues such as downhole corrosion and leaks are persistent hurdles the industry needs to overcome.

The Onshore Wellsite Automation & AI Congress Middle East will be host to Directors, VPs of digital, AI, automation and engineering practitioners from leading Middle East E&Ps including Saudi Aramco, ADNOC, Apache, Chevron, Crescent Petroleum and more sharing successes and challenges, to gain a clear understanding of current technologies, protocols, and strategies essential for successfully adopting these systems.

Congress Highlights Include:


Islam M. Ahmed, Senior Drilling Engineer at Saudi Aramco will share insights on Justifying The High Initial Investment For Automating The Drilling Rig & Integrating Robotics With AI To Enhance Safety, Reduce Cost & Perform Complex Tasks. He will highlight the economic implications, including the initial investment and potential ROI of such automation.

Stephane Jore Ngoua, Senior Operations – Well Planning Geologist at Crescent Petroleum‘s presentation is on the topic of Optimising IOT & Communications System Integration For Real-Time Monitoring Of Flow, Temperature, And Pressure Measurements In Remote Settings. He will help in understanding the actual costs associated with remote operation monitoring tools and grasping the challenges of integrating IOT and various systems in remote areas.

Esha Verma, Team Lead – Drilling at ADNOC‘s case study is on Harnessing the Power of Real-Time Completions Performance Monitoring.  She will illustrate immediate adjustments, optimisation of operations, and early detection of potential issues. This can result in significant cost savings, increased efficiency, and heightened safety levels.


Tamer El Kret, Instrument & Control Engineer (Section Head) at Khalda Petroleum (Apache) will explore Innovating Valve Monitoring & Control with Real-Time Technologies. He will shed light on the overview of available technologies designed for real-time valve monitoring.


And David Nourani, Senior Corrosion Engineer, Sinopec International will share insights on Combining IoT Corrosion Monitoring Sensors With AI-Based Predictive Maintenance Tools for corrosion monitoring and proactive maintenance in oil fields.

Find out more about the Congress by visiting: :https://www.wellsite-automation-ai-middle-east.com/

Louise Gosling

Marketing Director
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