A NEW global symposium and exhibition held in Aberdeen this week aimed at driving radical digital and technological transformation across the upstream oil and gas industry has been hailed as a success.

The SPE ENGenious three-day event attracted delegates, visitors and exhibitors from more than 45 countries as more than 90 presenters and 30 exhibitors took part.

ENGenious was created in response to demand from the upstream oil and gas industry for an event focused on emerging products, services and techniques with the ability to transform the efficiency of exploration and production activities.

Ahmed Hashmi, co-chair of the symposium and global head of upstream technology at BP said: “These past three days at ENGenious have been a window into what’s possible for our industry’s future. It is exciting. It could be transformational. But it is not a given. In order to get there, we will need to transform our thinking and actions.”