The development of digital technologies

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On June 1-3, 2022, the VII Annual Conference “Digital Industry of Industrial Russia” will be held in Nizhny Novgorod. The theme of the event is “Digital Reality. Playing by New Rules”.  The program of the third day will focus on the social, creative and ethical aspects of technological development.

The business program of the conference will be divided into 5 thematic tracks: Strategies for digital transformation; Technologies that change reality; Sustainability and well-being for the future; Breakthrough innovations and startups; The reverse side of technology.

The central event of the first day will be the session “Microelectronics and end-to-end projects: how to reconcile supply and demand?”. Also, the sessions will be devoted to the problems of digital maturity of the main sectors of the economy: industry, energy, healthcare, education, transport and logistics, ecology, construction, agriculture, public administration, including the development of microelectronics and end-to-end projects as planning tools and the development of significant industry segments of electronic industry.

The key topic of the second day will be the agenda for the development of digital technologies, their practical application in business and at the state level. Practical cases of breakthrough technologies (distributed registries, quantum computing, 5G and 6G, microelectronics, open source software, robotics, new materials and substances.

AR / VR technologies, cloud technologies) and their integration into industry and the economy as a whole will be considered. A separate block of discussions will be devoted to sustainable development as a consequence of the integration of breakthrough technologies. Participants will discuss best practices for applying technology to ensure sustainability and well-being, determine how to attract funding and reform reporting in the new environment.

Participants will discuss where the virtualization trend is shaping the real economy, what forms of social activities have already become digitalized, and how creative industries are becoming a driver of the inanimate side of the hybrid world. The session on the digitalization of art will be dedicated to digital art, NFT, digital theater.

Speakers will identify the risks of excessive techno-optimism and look into the “dark side” of technology: techno pessimism, delegating decision-making to artificial intelligence, robotization of workplaces, an abundance of fakes, the availability of personal data to corporations, addiction to games and social networks.

The event will be held with the support of the Ministry of Digital Development, Communications and Mass Media of the Russian Federation, the Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation, the Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation, the Analytical Center under the Government of the Russian Federation and the Government of the Nizhny Novgorod Region.

In 2021, CIPR was visited by almost 4,000 participants in three days (taking into account the restrictions on participant quotas) from 812 companies and 59 regions of Russia, while the number of views of the session broadcasts on the conference YouTube channel was more than 50,000. a 5G base station prototype, new generation traffic lights, a multi-object video analytics platform, a solution for repelling cyber attacks on industrial enterprises.

Probably, those who work in the oil and gas industry and follow its development have noticed that in recent years, at conferences, or in the articles of specialists, terms related to the IT industry are increasingly heard. Most likely, you have already heard or seen such concepts as “intelligent”, “digital”, “smart” field, and some other English versions of Ifield’s, Smart Fields, Field of the Future?! – if not, then it is these phrases that are used to refer to the trend of the oil and gas sector, which was born not so long ago, but has already become global, which consists in automating the management of the life cycle of deposits.

The “smart” era or, as they say, “time to get smarter” began more than 10 years ago, when a significant part of the fields that have been in operation since the 60s of the last century entered the stage of declining production due to the high degree of depletion. The reserves of “light and medium oils” today are rapidly declining.

as a result of which the volume of production of hard-to-recover reserves, which are understood as heavy, viscous, paraffinic hydrocarbons, in most cases with unfavorable conditions of occurrence, is increasing. It is obvious that fundamentally new technical solutions or modernized technologies are required to work at such fields, which are used in the extraction of traditional deposits with favorable reserves for production, and this, in turn, leads to an increase in capital investments for the development and operation of fields.

The idea to revise the concept of field development and operation came to oil companies when the issue of increasing the profitability of production of the so-called hard-to-recover hydrocarbon reserves was on the agenda due to their large-scale development. Shell’s Smart Fields program can serve as an example of the introduction of innovative technologies that make it possible to find the optimal.

Its implementation began in the mid-1990s, and its implementation took place in the 2000s and continues to this day [1]. It collects data and integrates real-time measurement, control and management technologies used in oil and gas field operations and development planning. In parallel, a knowledge and experience base is being accumulated, which can later be used to model and predict workflows.

If we talk about domestic companies, then the creation of our own products that allow us to implement this kind of concept in practice began not so long ago. It cannot be said that intelligent systems completely bypassed us, but, as a rule, they were of a more local nature. As a result, the Russian oil and gas industry lags behind the world leaders in terms of innovation by 5-7 years.