On 20th May, the YP board took part to the celebration of the SPE France 30th birthday, event organized in the amphitheater “La Coupole”, in Total office in Paris. It animated a round table whose subject was “the technical and the human responses to the future challenges of the Oil and Gas sector”.
To discuss this tricky question, the YP board was pleased to invite a panel composed of three majors actors of the innovation field: Mr. JC Heidman, Responsible of the Exploration Production program at IFP School, Mr. A. Goulois, Vice President of the R&D at Total EP, and Mr. C. Valenchon, Responsible of the technological development at SAIPEM.
Providing concrete examples of various innovation programs, they shared their respective point of views of the risks and opportunities as operating company, contractor and training institute.
The main conclusions were:
- Innovation is a key of the chain value for all companies within the context of an ever growing international competition
- Innovation methodologies are evolving (strong leadership of the operating companies, search for rupture breakthrough at the interface of the Oil and Gas sector, set up of multipolar research-centers)
- Innovation will have to answer to a double challenge economical and technical
The movie of the IFP School SC field trip to USA was also broadcasted before the round table. Nice job!
Click here to access the event description.