2,000 take part in virtual talks offering insights into future of oil and gas industry

REIMAGINING Malaysia Assets (Reset) 2021 is an inaugural technology-based virtual event hosted by Petronas Carigali Sdn Bhd, a subsidiary of Petronas.

It recently opened its four-day virtual door to delegates and visitors, and it was launched by Petronas Carigali Sdn Bhd chief executive officer and Malaysia Asset vice-president Bacho Pilong.

This was followed by a keynote address from Petronas executive vice-president and upstream chief executive officer Adif Zulkifli.

Themed “Embracing Resilience Through Innovation”, the inaugural event featured global leaders who provided insights into the major trends that will drive change and transformation within the oil and gas industry with the aim to embark on future challenges with innovation.

“Throughout its history, the global oil and gas industry has gone through several boom-and-bust cycles.

“The pandemic’s impact and volatile oil market have been by far the most challenging, ” said Bacho.

“This has in fact proven to be the catalyst to the world shifting gears to decarbonising mode.

“A number of countries and global oil majors including Petronas have set zero carbon emission goals by 2050 for a more sustainable future, because the world today demands it, ” he added.

With more than 30 sessions of high-quality panel discussions delivered by professional speakers, Reset 2021 attracted over 2,000 delegates and visitors to the virtual event with very strong numbers from the upstream business.

Reset Talk Series was also featured to focus on unique individual topics.

Kicking off with “Technology and Innovation – Digitalisation” that was then broken down into concurrent sessions on Predictive Maintenance and Process Optimisation, Cloud Computing and Big Data (Digital Oilfield) and finally, Prototype Technologies.

This format was reflected throughout the event for all Reset talk sessions.

Adif was pleased to see the level of commitment and support by the more than 2,000 participants from various industries, disciplines, government bodies and academia.

“This is encouraging as it signals that our industry is bonding together to ride through the current waves of adversity, ” he said.

For details, visit www.reset-upstream.com.

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