IHS Markit, a data analysis company, is hosting its 36th annual week-long conference in Houston, Texas starting on March 6th. According to the event’s website, CERAWeek is ranked among the top five “corporate leader” conferences in the world, bringing together leaders of nations, companies, and regulatory bodies to speak about the current state of the oil and gas industry.
Each day starts at 7:30 AM with breakfast and most days do not conclude until 7:30 PM with dinner and a speaker. Different topics and issues currently facing the oil and gas industry are highlighted by various speakers throughout the day.
Notable speakers include: The Right Honorable Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada; His Excellency (H.E) Khalid A. Al-Falih, Minister of Energy, Industry and Mineral Resources of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia; H.E. Alexander Novak, Minister of Energy for the Russian Federation; Darren Woods, Chairman & CEO at ExxonMobil; John Watson, Chairman & CEO of Chevron; Ben Van Beurden, CEO of Royal Dutch Shell plc, and 473 other important figures within the industry.
Oil and gas operations are commonly found in remote locations far from company headquarters. Now, it's possible to monitor pump operations, collate and analyze seismic data, and track employees around the world from almost anywhere. Whether employees are in the office or in the field, the internet and related applications enable a greater multidirectional flow of information – and control – than ever before.
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