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Digitalization at the forefront of the 4th UAE France Oil and Gas Connecting Days

Rejula ARUN - 18-avr.-2019 11:51:36
PRESS RELEASE   Digitalization at the forefront of  the 4th UAE France Oil and Gas Connecting Days    United Arab Emirates; April 2019: Business France jointly with EVOLEN, and the French Business Group hosted the 4th annual UAE France Oil and Gas Connecting Days in the beginning of April in Abu Dhabi. Launched under the patronage of His Excellency Ludovic Pouille, Ambassador of France to the United Arab Emirates, the two-day forum focused on Digitalization, Energy Efficiency, New Technologies for Gas Processing and Plant Operations. The topics presented in a series of presentations of new solutions by the French innovative companies participating, towards ADNOC Group’s Key decision makers.   Since 2015, the UAE France Oil and Gas Connecting Days has become an essential rendez-vous between UAE and France in the Oil & Gas sector. This year with the support of Total in the UAE as gold sponsor and Schneider Electric as silver sponsor, over 10 companies were represented to showcase the latest technology and industry innovations.     The forum took place in two distinct locations bridging the topics with live demonstrations. On the first day of the event took place at Sofitel Abu Dhabi Corniche, next to the Sheikh Khalifa Energy Complex where ADNOC subsidiaries are located. On the second day, French companies met ADNOC operational teams in the Ruwais Industrial Area where hydrocarbons are processed.    The historical ties between the United Arab Emirates and France having served as a strong base in bilateral cooperations in an important number of domains, is particulary prevalent in Oil & Gas field. The strong innovative capabilities of the French industry in Energy, Oil and Gas sectors will help to strengthen business relationships between Emirati and French organizations.   With Digitalization as the overarching theme, the forum covered Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, and Predictive Analytics/Maintenance. Sessions on Energy Efficiency included details on Waste Heat Recovery, Energy Management software and tools, Energy optimization in Gas Processing and the Best Available Techniques (BAT). The sessions focused on New technologies for Plant Operations delved deeper into the technical aspects of the technology and management side of the industry.    Following the successful sessions in 2015, 2017, and 2018 under the framework of UAE France strategic dialog,  the 4th annual UAE France Oil and Gas Connecting Days aims to highlight the strong innovative capabilities brought together by two forward thinking nations.   - END         -  Note to Editors  ABOUT BUSINESS FRANCE: Business France is the national agency supporting the international development of the French economy, responsible for fostering export growth by French businesses, as well as promoting and facilitating international investment in France. It promotes France’s companies, business image and nationwide attractiveness as an investment location, and also runs the VIE international internship program.    About EVOLEN: EVOLEN network brings together some 1,350 members (250 corporate members and 1,100 individual oil and gas professionals). Their areas of expertise cover the entire oil and gas sector (exploration, production, storage, refining, and distribution) and renewables.  EVOLEN aims to promote the technological and industrial excellence of the French hydrocarbons industry and energy futures across the world and to foster the international deployment of French energy industry companies. The French hydrocarbons industry has many strengths, notably its great capacity for innovation, which has enabled it to meet the increasingly stringent requirements of quality and safety. Moreover, its technologies and know-how are being applied intensively to new sources of energy.   ABOUT THE FRENCH BUSINESS GROUP:  The French Business Group is a dynamic and independent non-profit organization committed to promote business relations between the United Arab Emirates and France. It has nearly 200 members and represents sectors such as Oil & Gas, construction, defense, aerospace, aviation, hospitality, finance and telecom. The main missions are to promote bilateral trade, represent and serve the interests of its members and enhance Franco-Emirati connections.   ABOUT TOTAL: Total is a major energy player, which produces and markets fuels, natural gas and low-carbon electricity. It is present in the UAE since 1939 across all elements of the energy sector. Total is in partnership with ADNOC and the majority of Abu Dhabi’s oil, gas and energy companies. It has interests in several joint ventures, plus operational presence through its affiliates Total Abu Al Bukhoosh, Total Solar Middle East, Total Marketing Middle East blending plant, Total E&P UAE Unconventional Gas B.V. and via its trading branch TOTSA.   Championing civic responsibility for future generations through the Total Foundation and promoting one of the key pillars of its societal activities, Youth, Inclusion and Education, Total is committed to the development of youth in the country.   For more info, feel free to contact Business France: Yasmina OUARI  Press Officer  – Middle East Mobile: +971 (0)52 99 529 97  Mail : yasmina.ouari@businessfrance.fr    

3rd UAE France Oil and Gas Connecting Days Abu Dhabi, June 25-26, 2018

Rejula ARUN - 03-juil.-2018 15:25:03
United Arab Emirates; July 3 , 2018: Business France jointly with EVOLEN, and the French Business Group hosted the third UAE France Oil and Gas Connecting Days from June 25th to 26th in Abu Dhabi and Ruwais. The two days forum included ADNOC and its subsidiaries, as well as several ADNOC partners including Mudabala Petroleum. This event was launched under the patronage of His Excellency Ludovic Pouille, Ambassador of France to the United Arab Emirates. Following the successful sessions in 2015 and 2017, under the framework of UAE France strategic dialog,  the third UAE France Oil and Gas Connecting Days aims to highlight the strong innovative capabilities of the French industry in Energy and Oil and Gas sectors and to strengthen business relationships in the fields of Oil and Gas, Refining, Petrochemicals, Energy and new technologies, between Emirati and French organizations. Marc Cagnard, Managing Director at Business France in  the Middle East commented: “We are very excited to be hosting the third edition of the connecting days initiative. France and the UAE have a long standing relationship when it comes to the Oil and Gas industry and this event further reinforces the two nations’ commitment to creating forward thinking, long term and sustainable solutions as well as spearheading innovation whilst developing the technology for the future.” Key topics that were covered on the first day included the Oil and Gas industry as a whole with particular focus on Downstream, Refining, Petrochemical, Fertilizer and Gas Processing whilst the second day was dedicated to operational managers and engineers of a wide range of French industrial manufacturers, suppliers, service providers, dedicated to Oil and Gas operations and maintenance, directly with the End Users, Managers and Engineers. French companies were showcasing their know-how in terms of innovation, artificial intelligence and digital technologies designed to improve automation process and operational efficiency in Oil and Gas processing. Note to Editors ABOUT BUSINESS FRANCE: Business France is the national agency supporting the international development of the French economy, responsible for fostering export growth by French businesses, as well as promoting and facilitating international investment in France. It promotes France’s companies, business image and nationwide attractiveness as an investment location, and also runs the VIE international internship program. About EVOLEN: EVOLEN network brings together some 1,350 members (250 corporate members and 1,100 individual oil and gas professionals). Their areas of expertise cover the entire oil and gas sector (exploration, production, storage, refining, and distribution) and renewables. EVOLEN aims to promote the technological and industrial excellence of the French hydrocarbons industry and energy futures across the world and to foster the international deployment of French energy industry companies. The French hydrocarbons industry has many strengths, notably its great capacity for innovation, which has enabled it to meet the increasingly stringent requirements of quality and safety. Moreover, its technologies and know-how are being applied intensively to new sources of energy. " The French industry has a long tradition in the Oil and Gas sector, exploration, production, midstream, refining and petrochemical. Thus despite the fact that we do not produce in our own country. The success factor is due to innovation and technology ; we strongly believe in innovation as a key differentiator. Innovation and technology are now used for the development of new energies", commented Romain Provost, General Delegate Middle East and Renewables, EVOLEN. ABOUT THE FRENCH BUSINESS GROUP: The French Business Group is a dynamic and independent non-profit organization committed to promote business relations between the United Arab Emirates and France. It has nearly 200 members and represents sectors such as Oil & Gas, construction, defense, aerospace, aviation, hospitality, finance and telecom. The main missions are to promote bilateral trade, represent and serve the interests of its members and enhance Franco-Emirati connections. ABOUT TOTAL: Total is working with the majority of the UAE’s oil and gas operating companies and is ADNOC’s largest partner.  Through on-going investment in technology and sharing it’s local and international expertise and know-how, Total has forged ahead to help Abu Dhabi reach its crude oil production target, while continuing to broaden its energy portfolio. “We are proud to participate in the 3rd UAE France Oil & Gas Connecting Days symposium, as an opportunity to share the French companies’s technical know-how and innovation, which is not only limited to the oil & gas sector” said Hatem Nuseibeh - President Total E&P UAE and Total Country Chair in the UAE “ Total’s commitment in the UAE covers not only operations in the oil and gas industry, but the whole energy spectrum including LNG, solar and renewables”. ABOUT SCHNEIDER: “UAE energy, oil, and gas firms are at the global forefront of leveraging digital technologies to transform their exploration, refining, and petrochemicals operations,” said Hanan Darwish, Cluster President – Gulf and Pakistan, Schneider Electric. “In the highly competitive energy sector, digital platforms enable oil and gas firms to interconnect digital technologies, such as the Internet of Things and artificial intelligence, to drive digital oilfields.” During Oil and Gas Connecting Days, Schneider Electric was sharing best practices as a French-headquartered multinational firm that works with 20 of the world’s largest oil and gas companies. In the UAE, Schneider Electric has co-innovated with ADNOC on its Panorama Command Center, which provides real-time visibility and optimizes operations across 16 operating companies. About Trouvay & Cauvin Group Trouvay & Cauvin Group is your single point of contact for global steel solutions for both greenfield and brownfield projects, either offshore or onshore. The steel requirements of Oil & Gas projects are so complex and critical that they can only be met by an experienced specialist with unique capabilities and knowledge such as Trouvay & Cauvin. The 3rd UAE France Oil & Gas Connecting days was a well-organized affair with valuable insights to various facets of the ADNOC downstream companies. There was a high level of interest shown by the attendees especially and we look forward to many more similar interactions with them. For more info, feel free to contact Business France: Miryem Oukas Messidi Head of Communications – Middle East Mobile: +971 (0)55 478 32 15 Mail : miryem.oukasmessidi@businessfrance.fr  
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Business France is the national agency supporting the international development of the French economy, responsible for fostering export growth by French businesses, as well as promoting and facilitating international investment in France. It promotes France’s companies, business image and nationwide attractiveness as an investment location, and also runs the VIE international internship program. Founded on January 1, 2015 through a merger between UBIFRANCE and the Invest in France Agency, Business France has 1,500 personnel, both in France and in 70 countries throughout the world, who work with a network of public- and private-sector partners. For further information, please visit:  www.businessfrance.fr Consulting:  Law and regulation Market benchmarking Projects and requests for proposals Contacts : Market prospection Exhibitions and B to B meetings Technologic partnerships Communication : Press and public relations Professional advertisements Commerc

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