Posted on December 07, 2015

At the International Petroleum Technology Conference (IPTC 2015) to be held in Doha, GE Oil & Gas (NYSE: GE) is showcasing its advanced suite of technologies that are designed to drive asset optimization and strengthen operational efficiency for its customers.

Putting the spotlight on its Industrial Internet solutions, GE Oil & Gas experts will also take part in thought leadership and technical conferences at the event. Lorenzo Simonelli, GE Oil & Gas President & CEO, will participate on a CEO panel titled ‘Technology & Partnerships for a Sustainable Energy Future’ on December 8, 2015, at 10.15am. IPTC 2015 is being held from December 6 to 9, at the Qatar National Convention Center. The program focuses on new and current technologies, best practices and multi-disciplinary activities for the oil and gas industry.

Rami Qasem, President & CEO, GE Oil & Gas, Middle East, North Africa and Turkey, said: “IPTC 2015 serves as a platform for GE Oil & Gas to highlight our full stream capabilities. As we transform to be the digital industrial company, we are better positioned to support our partners with Industrial Internet solutions that can maximise productivity and efficiency across the value chain. This is even more important given today’s challenging environment.”

GE Oil & Gas showcases its advanced 2 [].jpgGE Oil & Gas will be displaying its Turbomachinery Solutions that support upstream operations including the new 16.5 megawatt gas turbine (NovaLT16) for mechanical drive and power generation applications in the oil and gas industry. Developed to meet the industry’s evolving challenges, NovaLT16 combines the best technology from industry-proven GE turbines. It can provide up to 37 percent mechanical efficiency, which raises the standards of efficient and reliable pipeline compressions, power generation and oil and gas plant compression applications. Also being highlighted is the LM6000-PF+ aeroderivative gas turbine and Blue-C Subsea Compressor.

GE Oil & Gas will also present a 3D demo of the Intelligent Pipeline Inspection solution, the industry’s first Industrial Internet solution for pipeline management that provides more complete views to drive better and safer outcomes for customers. Video displays of advanced Surface technologies and downhole technology will also be showcased. Other innovative solutions on display are the Well Stream App, Shallow water tree, and Oculus Rift, a virtual reality system that offers trade visitors an immersive and interactive experience into the Subsea & Drilling solution offerings.

Highlighting the application of Industrial Internet in Qatar, GE recently announced its partnership with RasGas Company Limited, one of the world’s largest producers of Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG), for the first global deployment of GE’s Asset Performance Management solutions as a pilot. The application is powered by Predix, and created specifically to meet the needs of the LNG sector.

As part of GE Oil & Gas' commitment to localisation, Qatar Service Center in Ras Laffan offers repair services for an extensive range of turbine, compressor and related auxiliary equipment services. It is a center of excellence that serves as a technology hub for the business. To serve the region, in 2010 GE opened the Advanced Technology and Research Center in Qatar (GE ATRC) in Qatar Science and Technology Park (QSTP). The 20,000 facility focuses on applied research and knowledge transfer in key areas that drive Qatar’s social and economic growth including Aviation, Oil & Gas and Healthcare.

Qatar is a key market for GE in the Middle East region, where the company has been playing a key role in energy infrastructure development including power, water and oil & gas for nearly four decades. Qatar’s focus on the production and export of natural gas, with the country accounting for the world’s third largest proven reserves, is a perfect fit to GE’s competencies in the sector. Today, through three offices and over 300 employees, GE serves the energy, water technologies and healthcare businesses, which contribute to the overall economic and social growth of the country.