The EGYPS 2017 Technical Conference delivered 28 Technical Conference sessions, across 3 days, 108 speakers, from 42 countries and 80+ companies. 


1. E&P Geoscience (GEO)

  • Exploration plays: strategy, planning and execution
  • Seismic surveys: imaging and modelling
  • Geoscience: technology development and commercialisation
  • Well logging, remote sensing for new and existing wells
  • Data knowledge, collation, management and analysis

2. Oil, Gas and Unconventional Field Developments (OGUFD)

  • Reservoir evaluations: shale gas, tight gas
  • Reservoir characterisation and modelling
  • Mature field renewal and maximising field economic life
  • Integrated development planning and field development case studies
  • Field surveillance and testing
  • Reservoir engineering, evaluation, monitoring and testing technologies
  • Smart and digital oilfields: improving operational capabilities of assets
  • Enhanced oil recovery (EOR) thermal recovery, gas injection, chemical injection, steam flooding, nano technology, thermally activated particles techniques
  • Recovering by-passed oil in mature fields

3. Drilling and Completions (DC)

  • Drilling and downhole: technology, production optimisation, cost reduction
  • Onshore and offshore well stimulation: hydraulic fracking technology and operations
  • Jack up drilling rigs
  • Intelligence completions: design, implementation and performance
  • Drilling fluids: technology, environment, performance enhancement
  • Artificial lift innovation and technologies
  • Well interventions and new technologies

4. Gas Processing Technology and Operations (GPTO)

  • Sour gas processing, filtration and separation methods including acid, gas, water, condensate, oil
  • Natural gas processing from the well head to the plant
  • R&D relating to production, processing and pipeline transportation of natural gas
  • Modular gas processing plants
  • Advanced natural gas to olefins technology
  • Sulphur recovery and acid gas removal units
  • Modular gas processing plants
  • Advanced natural gas to olefins technology
  • Sulphur recovery and acid gas removal units

5. Offshore Technology and Operations (OTO)

  • Offshore infrastructure: production platforms and artificial islands design, piling, flow lines, umbilical connections
  • Floating production, storage and offloading (FPSO) and offshore support (OSV) vessels and remotely operated underwater vehicles (ROV)
  • Hydraulic lifting equipment, cranes and high capacity winches
  • Shallow and deep water: subsea wells, subsea fields, subsea projects and developments
  • Shipping, marine and subsea specialised equipment and repair

6. Project Management, Engineering Technology and Implementation (PMETI)

  • Successful project execution: engineering, procurement, construction and management, cost optimisation
  • Mega project challenges in a low price oil environment: E&P, refining, petrochemicals, gas
  • Mitigating challenges during commissioning and start up operations: onshore and offshore facilities
  • Processing transportation and infrastructure

 7. Operational Excellence, Maintenance and HSE (OEMH)

  • Oil field and facilities maintenance, upgrade and repair
  • Health, safety, environment, security management, equipment and services across E&P and downstream plants
  • Risk and integrity management, interface challenges
  • Climate change, C02 reduction and environmental challenges within oil and gas
  • Metering, production management, testing and managing aging fields and infrastructure
  • Hazardous chemicals management
  • Reducing Opex

8. Downstream: Refining, Petrochemicals and Fertilizers Technology and Operations (DRPFTO)

  • Brownfield revamping, expansion, conversion and developments
  • Refining and petrochemical integration and feedstock maximisation: crude oil derivatives including naptha, LPG, NGL, shale gas, ethane gas
  • Olefins (ethylene and propylene) and aromatics (benzene, toluene, xylene isomers): operations and technology developments
  • Refining technology and processing developments: catalytic and thermal cracking, hydrocracker reaction and fractionation units, delayed coking units, contaminants removal, alkylation and polymerisation, isomerisation
  • Bottom of the barrel upgrading
  • Heavy oil: flow measurement and control of heavy oil steam, metal contamination from heavy oil processing, desalting refinery heavy feeds

 9. Power Generation Technology and Operations (PGTO)

  • Regasification, transmission and distribution and power generation
  • Power plant fuel supply: coal vs oil vs gas
  • Plant upgrades, refurbishment, manufacturing and equipment
  • Gas turbine strategy and technology

10. Marketing and Distribution of Refined Products (MDRP)

  • New trends and emerging technologies for lubricants and base oils
  • Advanced hydrocracking technology in refining
  • Fuels and lubes product integrity, standards and legislations
  • Advanced fuels distribution technologies from refinery to retail station
  • Lubrication solutions for renewable energy applications
  • Fuels distribution: efficiency, safety and security

11. Connected Performance Technology and Services (CPTS)New for 2018

  • Industrial internet of things (IIOT)
  • Advances in predictive analytics techniques
  • Big data collation, management and analysis within the refinery, petrochemical, gas processing plant
  • Smart and connected assets and devices
  • Cloud engineering and virtual technology validation
  • Protecting downstream facilities: cyber and infrastructure security

EGYPS 2017 Technical Conference statistics