This year’s SPE Offshore Europe 2017 is to focus on innovation and new technology for the oil and gas sector.
The Oil and Gas Centre’s Technology Zone will present a series of technologies used in alternative sectors – to encourage offshore firm’s creativity.
The Centre believes that technologies such as robots, composite materials and augmented reality are underutilised in the industry, despite having been embraced in other industries.
Gareth Rapley, SPE Offshore Europe exhibition director said: “Technology transfer from other industries can offer major benefits to the oil and gas industry but requires encouragement.
“The Technology Zone will ask questions of the way the industry does things and how new technology can be used to lower costs, increase efficiency and improve recovery in this new reality for the oil and gas sector.”
Another feature at the event will be the ‘Tech Trek’, which will highlight new technologies, products and solutions launched within the last 12 months.
Mr Rapley added: “One of the recurring comments from visitors has been that they would like a way to easily find new technologies and innovations among all the exhibition stands.
“We are launching Tech Trek to highlight these features and enable visitors to find what’s new, more easily.”
More than 65 technical papers and 11 keynote panel sessions combined are planned for the conference.
The event will be held at the AECC from September 5-8 this year.