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Kuwait Oil Company Cybersecurity Summit highlights threat landscape

The Kuwait Oil Company has successfully raised awareness of the dangers represented by cybercriminals at its cybersecurity summit in Ahmadi. A number of CEOs, group managers and team leaders, as well as a host of guests and interested parties attended the event held under the patronage and presence of Emad Sultan, CEO of Kuwait Oil […]


Cisco securely connects harsh environments and remote locations at the IoT Edge

Cisco is extending intent-based networking to some of the most challenging work environments on Earth; from chemical plants and oil refineries, to mines. Unveiling ruggedised industrial switches, access points and routers designed to withstand extended exposure to water, dust and other extreme environmental conditions. Cisco has cultivated a global ecosystem of partners and developers, such […]


Oil and gas cyber risk grows as IT-OT air gap closes

Oil and gas plants have increased their cyber risk profile as they modernise plants and close the ‘air gap’ between IT networks and operational technology (OT) networks. This is according to Phil Neray, VP of Industrial Cybersecurity at global security specialists CyberX, who notes that many oil and gas facilities are still using equipment that […]


Microsoft demonstrates intelligent cloud solutions to oil and gas sector in Kuwait

Microsoft introduces the petrochemical sector’s technical experts to the proven track record of Microsoft Azure-hosted solutions in real-world industrial scenarios. Microsoft has demonstrated the power and benefits of the intelligent cloud to the regional oil and gas industry, as bronze sponsor of a Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) with a workshop titled Transforming Oil and […]


Kuwait Oil Company provides smart training through Virtual Reality environment

Kuwait Oil Company’s ageing workforce created the need for the successful transfer of knowledge to a new generation of plant operators. As a result, the company adopted SimSci EYESIM Immersive Virtual Reality technology which helps the company to prepare new operators even before they step into new working environments.  With Kuwait being the sixth largest […]


Email security solution for oil companies to be launched in ME

Receive GUARD, an email security solution that was introduced to the industry in Oman and designed for oil and trade companies, is set to be launched in the Middle East.  Built on an AI-based platform, Receive GUARD is capable of learning from and analysing Arabic-language emails to effectively block business email compromise (BEC) scams and new malware for […]


SAP works with petrochemical company EQUATE to support Kuwait’s growth goals

EQUATE Group, a global producer of petrochemicals, has announced the next phase of its partnership with digital transformation enabler SAP, in an effort to drive the company’s global business growth and support the New Kuwait 2035 vision’s economic diversification goals. In the highly-competitive petrochemicals industry, 94% of executives expect to increase investment in digital capabilities […]


Hitachi says ahead of GITEX that Big Data market will top $7 Trillion by 2021

Open data platform drives citizen innovations and new digital revenue Smart City innovations in the Middle East will support the global Big Data market which will grow to a record high of USD 7 trillion by 2021 – the digital transformation enabler Hitachi Data Systems announced ahead of the GITEX Technology Week. The Middle East […]


KOC implements Emerson reservoir modelling software

Emerson Automation Solutions has announced that it has supplied its Roxar RMS reservoir modelling software to Kuwait Oil Company (KOC). The new licenses will be used to build more accurate and detailed reservoir models. The new contract expands KOC’s wide adoption of previously purchased Roxar RMS software, which has provided crucial input to KOC in well placing and determining the wellbore […]


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