Prick Gilly, Managing Director at Maersk Oil

Technological forces shape the future

Thursday 30 Nov 17
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To kill two birds with only one stone requires you to look at the bigger picture. Patrick Gilly, Managing Director at Maersk Oil points out 12 technological forces that will shape the future and help man to use less stones – also in relation to oil and gas recovery in the Danish North Sea.

“Everything is connected and we have to combine the power of humans and machines,” those are some of the words beginning the talk of Patrick Gilly, Managing Director at Maersk Oil, at the DHRTC Technology Conference 2017.

The question remain how this will be done? Patrick Gilly points out 12 technological forces that will shape the future, which are e.g.

  • Accessing: how we shift society from one where we own assets, to one where we will have access to services
  • Sharing: Collaboration at mass-scale
  • Questioning: Promoting good questions are far more valuable than good answers
  • Beginning: Constructing a planetary system connecting all humans and machines into a global matrix*

The technological forces of the future will show humans that everything is connected – humans and machines too.

Industry challenges in the future

The challenges for the oil and gas industry remain the same. Among others, the industry will continue to focus on safety and environmental footprint, access to new resources, increasing recovery from existing fields and attracting talents.

Incorporating the 12 technological forces will help overcome these challenges in the industry, which is also some of the problems Danish Hydrocarbon Research and Technology Centre (DHRTC) is intended to solve. One of the examples, Patrick highlighted was how new technology can result in safer and more efficient operations by the means of e.g. artificial intelligence.

“Furthermore, the task for DHRTC is to find the best brains who can crack the research and technological nuts we face,” tells Patrick.

Patrick gave his talk at the DHRTC Technology Conference 2017.

*Patrick Gilly’s source: Kevin Kelly, The Inevitable: Understanding the 12 Technological Forces That Will Shape Our Future.

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