09 November 2023

Quito to Host Congress on Digital Transformation and Cybersecurity in Oil & Gas Companies

  • The oil & gas industry in Latin America and the Caribbean will meet in Quito next November 21 and 22 to analyze the latest trends in digitalization and cybersecurity in order to achieve operational efficiency and maintain competitiveness and energy security in the countries of the region. The event is organized by the Association of Oil, Gas and Renewable Energy Companies of Latin America and the Caribbean (Arpel) and Seminarium Ecuador.

    During these two days, they will discuss how digital transformation plays a key role in optimizing operations and reducing negative impacts on the community and the environment, its contribution to the energy transition and sustainability of the oil & gas industry, as well as the opportunities and challenges that this transformation brings for companies.

    “By analyzing case studies on the use of Industry 4.0 technologies throughout the value chain, such as artificial intelligence, data management, robotics, among others, we aim to work on opportunities for the improvement of efficiency and operational excellence. Digital transformation is also essential to enable energy transitions,” said Tiphaine Le Moënner, Senior Project Manager at Arpel and coordinator of the technical agenda for the “Innovarpel 2023” event.

    Industrial cybersecurity will be another key topic of “Innovarpel 2023” agenda, as it is a fundamental pillar of digital transformation in companies.
    “The event aims to contribute with information and knowledge to prevent vulnerabilities and threats faced by the oil & gas industry in terms of cybersecurity”, stated Le Moënner.

    Also, María Rosa Tapia, President of Seminarium, said that this Congress, which will be held completely face-to-face at the Hilton Colón Hotel, aims to upstream, midstream and downstream operational managers; professionals from operating companies involved in the digitalization and cybersecurity of their organization, as well as technicians and executives from suppliers of goods and services for the energy sector in the region.

    According to data from the Association of Oil, Gas and Renewable Energy Companies of Latin America and the Caribbean, the world operates with an energy matrix that depends 82% on fossil fuels, and given the increase in demand, there is no scenario excluding oil and natural gas.

    Meanwhile, to ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy (as established in SDG 7 of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development), a transformation of how energy is generated, supplied and used is required, and for this, the incorporation of new technologies in the oil & gas industry is essential.

    For more information and to register for the event, please visit: https://info.arpel.org/es/es/es/digitalizacion-y-ciberseguridad-en-la-industria-del-oil-and-gas-0


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