Transforming MENA’s Oil and Gas Landscape through Digitalization



The Middle East and North Africa Oilfield Services market is anticipated to reach approximately $31.69 billion by the conclusion of this year. Over the next five years, it is forecasted to grow to USD 41.73 billion, showcasing a CAGR exceeding 5.66% during 2024 – 2029. Cementing the region’s status as a global hub for major oil and gas initiatives including the landmark commitments towards sustainability with the UAE’s Net Zero 2050 initiative, and the Net Zero target for 2060 set by both Saudi Arabia and Bahrain. As the industry witnesses a surge in projects, the technological landscape of oil and gas is rapidly evolving, from exploration to extraction and resource management, data analytics, AI, robotics, and IoT are reshaping every facet of operations. This transformation isn’t merely about upgrading hardware; it’s about unlocking unprecedented efficiency, cost savings, and sustainability across the entire value chain.
In the face of fluctuating prices, environmental concerns, and evolving regulations, the MENA Oil and Gas Digitalization Conference serves as a pivotal platform underling the significance of technology adoption across upstream, midstream, and downstream processes in surmounting prevalent challenges. The conference aims to highlight how the adoption of digitalization strategies can help oil and gas companies attain operational excellence, streamline processes, amplify output and return on investment, establish robust compliance frameworks, and effectively meet sustainability objectives.


By 2030, the Middle East oil and gas market is set to reach US$ 1,405.7 billion, growing annually at over 3.9%.

The Middle East and Africa digital oilfield market is anticipated to achieve a value of USD 5,593.70 million by 2029, growing at a CAGR of 8.2% during the forecast period.

ADNOC stated it generated $500 million (AED1.84 billion) in extra value by using artificial intelligence solutions in 2023. Also reducing 1 million tons of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions between 2022 and 2023.

The most significant challenge 31% of organizations in the Middle East face is a lack of data and measurement as a barrier to effective implementation of an ESG strategy (PWC).

Middle East industrial process automation market is expected to reach USD 4.89 billion by 2030 with the oil & gas industry driving up the demand during the forecast period.

The digital transformation industry in the MENA region is projected to surge to US$ 418.54 billion by 2034, with an annual growth rate of 22.5%.

The global oil and gas analytics market size is expected to surpass around USD 52.46 billion by 2032 from USD 6.92 billion and it is growing at a CAGR of 22.45% from 2023 to 2032.

An increase of USD 14,192.72 million in market size of the big data market within the oil and gas sector is expected to expand at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 22.47% by 2027.


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Extensive networking and collaborative

Extensive networking and collaborative opportunities throughout the two – day forum, connecting industry leaders and environmental experts across the Middle East Region under one roof.

The event aims to facilitate collective

The event aims to facilitate collective sustainability initiatives and developments in the region aiming to serve as a catalyst in promoting sustainable practices and navigating the roadmap for reducing carbon footprints in the industry for a greener and prosperous future.

An exclusive featured showcase of innovative

An exclusive featured showcase of innovative technologies and personalized access to expert technical consultations, whether your organization operates upstream, midstream, or downstream, this specialized event offers insights and solutions to overcome a spectrum of challenges with tailored applications of cutting-edge technologies.



Ministry of Oil and Environment – Bahrain

Ali Abdulla Alsadadi


Saudi Aramco 

Adrian Blanck

Head of AI and Analytics

Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC)

Awad El Sidiq

Chief Information Security Officer

Kuwait Gulf Oil Company(KGOC)

Dr. Shaheela Banu Abdul Majeed

Head of Governance and Cyber Security

Bahrain Petroleum Company (BAPCO)

Hussain AlTayeb

Head of Operational Excellence

Yanbu Aramco Sinopec Refining Company (YASREF)

Mesfer Algethami

Senior New Technology Advisor

Petroleum Development Oman(PDO)

Hamed Al Abri

Reporting & Analytics Lead

Emirates National Oil Company Group (ENOC)

Abdul Afzal

Digital Transformation Leader

Agiba Petroleum

Mervette Reda

​​Chief Governance  Risk  Insurance & Compliance

National Industrialization Company (Tasnee)

Javed Akbar

Head of Digital Drilling

Arabian Drilling – KSA

Umar Naveed

Digital Transformation & Information Security Manager


Ibrahim Adedeji Adefila

Enterprise Architecture & Digital Transformation Advisor

Kuwait Integrated Petroleum Industries Company (KIPIC)

Tamer El Hossary

Lead Data Scientist & AI Project Manager

Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC)

Ridha Zegdane


  • Day 1
    11th September 2024
  • Day 2
    12th September 2024

08:00 – 09:00

Registration and Networking

09:00 – 09:05

Welcome Message by Great Minds Events Management

09:05 – 09:15

Opening Remarks by Conference Chairperson

09:15 – 09:35

Opening Keynote Address

09:35 – 10:20

Panel Discussion: Industry 4.0: A New Wave of Digital Transformation in the Oil and Gas Industry


10:20 – 10:30

Keynote Presentation Session

(Reserved For Premium Sponsor)

10:30 – 11:15

Panel Discussion: Digital Twins in Action Today and Tomorrow for a New Era of Efficiency


11:15 – 12:00

Exhibition Tour and Networking Coffee Break

12:00 – 12:15

Case Study Presentation: The Role and Future of Robotics and Automation in Modern Industrial Settings, Transforming Plant Operations and Production Processes

12:15 – 12:45

Industry Innovation Session

12:45 – 13:30

Panel discussion: Interoperability challenges between OT and IT Solutions and Best Practices


13:30 – 14:15

Panel Discussion:  Adopting Cyber Security Zero-Trust Framework in Oil and Gas Sector


14:15 – 14:25

Closing Remarks by Conference Chairperson


Networking Lunch and End of Day 1

08:00 – 09:00

Registration and Networking

09:00 – 09:10

Opening Remarks by Conference Chairperson

09:10 – 09:25

Keynote Address

09:25 – 09:55

Panel Discussion: Fueling Operational Excellency with Data Driven Innovation


09:55 – 10:05

Keynote Presentation

(Reserved For Premium Sponsor)

10:05 – 10:50

Panel Discussion: From Reservoirs to Refineries - IoT's Crucial Role in Holistic Modern Asset Management 


10:50 – 11:10

Fireside Chat: Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning: The Holy Grail for The Oil and Gas Industry


11:10 – 11:55

Exhibition Tour and Networking Coffee Break

11:55 – 12:10

Case Study Presentation: Achieving End-To-End Process Optimization with Advanced Analytics


12:10 – 12:40

Industry Innovation Session

12:40 – 13:25

Panel Discussion: Reshaping Shutdowns and Turnarounds in the Oil and Gas Sector through Predictive Maintenance


13:35 – 14:10

Panel Discussion: The Critical Roles, Applications, Synergies, and Future Trends of Laser Scanning, 3D Printing, and Modelling Technologies

14:10 - 14:20

Closing Remarks by Conference Chairperson


Closing Remarks by Conference Chairperson


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