Digitalization in Oil and Gas


Digitalization in Oil and Gas

Digitalization of the oil and gas industry has the potential to reduce emissions, increase competitiveness and create employment. In collaboration with Energy NL, techNL began to investigate how to leverage this opportunity for its members. Various successful events were executed such as a Big Data Oil and Gas Forum, Hacking Oil and Gas Cafés, and the first ever Oil and Gas Hackathon in NL in 2019. These events, along with a report from the Digital Transformation Working Group, highlighted the need and creation of the Digital Oil and Gas Initiative (DOI).

With continued support from Energy NL, techNL will drive the DOI to work with key industry stakeholders to focus on the identification of value producing digitalization opportunities and conduct key strategic capacity building activities for local tech companies in the oil and gas sector. By expanding our local expertise and technology skill set through the digital transformation process, the DOI will spur innovation to deliver local digital solutions for the industry on the Field of the Future.

Contact Dwayne Hopkins to learn more.


The DOI will spur collaboration and innovation to deliver local digital solutions for the industry to enable the Field of the Future.

Program Offerings

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Digital Awareness Campaign

Digital awareness campaign aims to educate Energy and Tech professionals on energy digital transformation
• Develop an understanding on how digital transformation and data management can add value to the industry within the chosen focal area
• Create an awareness on how digital solutions can increase flexibility, productivity, efficiency, and agility
• Session(s) that will be offered to energy and tech professionals

Past Sessions

Series 1: Artificial Intelligence

Overview                                                                                Technology Perspective 1                                                 Industry Perspective 
Geoffrey Cann (No Video Available)                                     Steve Follett of enaimco                                               Scott Humber of Aker Solutions          


Series 2: Remote Operations

Technology Perspective 1                                                    Technology Perspective 2                                                Industry Perspective
Patrick Paranhos of Kraken Robotics                                 Dr. Armin Strobel of StrobelTEK                                     Robert Harris of ExxonMobil
                                                                                                                                                                          Canada (No Video Available)

Energy Tech Market

Technology engagement day between the technology industry with the energy industry.
• Looking for innovative, diverse and forward-thinking technology creators who have solutions to help accelerate the digital transition
• Organise pitch session for participants
• Audience members to be technology adopters within the energy industry

Past Sessions – Fall 2022

techNL’s Digital Oil and Gas Initiative, in partnership with Energy NL and Subsea Integration Alliance, hosted a Business-to-Business engagement opportunity for tech companies to pitch their service/solution to the energy sector.

This unique opportunity was a fun and interactive quick-pitch workshop to showcase solutions and generate connections. The day was organized by solution theme.

See the AGENDA for the list of themes and presenting companies.

The day-long event happened on Tuesday, September 13th.

Intro Video

Highlight Video

Tech Market – Written Recap

Tech Market – Media Recap

Thank you to our sponsor: Subsea Integration Alliance

Subsea Integration Alliance is a non-incorporated strategic global alliance between Subsea 7 and OneSubsea®, the subsea technologies, production, and processing systems division of Schlumberger.

The alliance brings together field development planning, project delivery and total lifecycle solutions under an extensive technology, services,  project delivery and execution portfolio enhancing individual subsea production systems (SPS) and subsea umbilical, riser and flowline (SURF) capabilities –  to deliver a fully integrated subsea offering.

As one team, we are globally aware, locally sensitive, and focused on ensuring the knowledge and experience gained through our global operations support the development of effective local solutions here in Newfoundland and Labrador.  Subsea Integration Alliance amplifies subsea performance by helping customers to select, design, deliver, and operate the smartest subsea projects. Eliminating costly revisions, avoiding delays, and reducing risk across the life of field. 

Building Connections

The DOI will engage with technology creators, facilitators, and adopters to understand the needs, challenges, and opportunities of digital technology in the Oil and Gas industry.  As a champion of the tech ecosystem, the DOI will connect solution creators with adopters as well as identify key partnerships and/or collaborations that will provide value added differentiators to meet current and future digital needs of the industry.

If you need assistance in building a connection, please contact Dwayne Hopkins.

Export Missions

The DOI will organize a trade mission(s) with a group of key partners to a strategic international location to identify leading practices and opportunities, establish necessary linkages with partners, and establish international networks.  These missions will focus on connecting local Newfoundland & Labrador technology creators with international facilitators and adopters.

If you are a tech company and would like to know more about up-coming trade mission(s) or require in-market research on entering an international market, please contact Dwayne Hopkins.