by Jenifer Dike…………….
Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), Secretary-General, Mohammad Barkindo has said that the future of the energy sector is deploying blue hydrogen digitalization, cyber security and block chain technology.
at the weekend said it was going to explore the future of blue hydrogen, digitalisation in the energy sector and cyber security and blockchain technology.
According to Barkindo, the oil and gas sector has always been keen on deploying the latest technologies to improve productivity.
“The energy industry, particularly the oil sector, has always been eager to utilise and develop the latest cutting-edge technologies to improve efficiency and effectiveness of its operations, along with its environmental credentials.
We at OPEC constantly review and analyse the latest technologies emerging in our industry and their impacts on the various sectors, including the supply chain. These technologies have changed us a lot, and we expect them to continue doing so in the future,” Barkindo had said.
The group said it will host the second workshop on energy and information technology (IT) on September 21 via videoconference.
According to OPEC, the aim of the workshop was to discuss and exchange information on a number of “key topics” relevant to energy technology and innovation. This year’s event will focus on issues such as the future of blue hydrogen, digitalisation in the energy sector and cyber security and blockchain technology.
Experts from OPEC member countries, other oil producing and consuming nations, international organisations and leading global corporations will be invited to participate in the workshop, OPEC noted.
The event is part of OPEC’s ongoing research programme which the group said holds workshops and technical meetings that act as a forum for discussion and information exchange on some of the energy industry’s most pressing issues.