Oil and Gas Industry must be more Innovative

'The thinking of the players in this industry are traditional and very much conservative, and it is people like myself and company like VROC that is going to help bring this industry to another level.'
Fadhlam Aziz, PETRONAS


Exclusive Interview

This interactive once off event explores how PETRONAS, under the guidance of Fadhlan Nik Abdul Aziz is innovating and digitizing it’s business. Fadhlan shares his personal experiences implementing innovation within a Fortune 500 company, and shares how PETRONAS are inviting start-ups, entrepreneurs and innovators to collaborate with them to bring forth fast-paced, innovative solutions to solve its business challenges

Topic Covered:

  • Fadhlan shares his interest in innovation and digitalization, and how it started for him.
  • From his perspective, he shares elements that have stifled innovation of late.
  • How Fadhlan views failure as it relates to innovation and when is it part of the process.
  • Learn how he measures the output of innovation, the process of innovation and the key indicators to success.
  • How he sees traditional oil and gas companies respond to innovation especially digitalization and AI technologies and what may be the potential of these technologies.
  • Fadhlan’s perspective on how the oil and gas industry will look in the year 2030.

Who should Watch:

  • The startup business owners
  • Software Entrepreneurs
  • Innovators within an organization or business
  • Oil and Gas technology implementers

Meet The Panellists:


Fadhlan is currently the Head of Innovation at PETRONAS. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, New York, USA.

He started his career in Sauber PETRONAS Engineering as a Finite Element Analysis engineer at Hinwil, Switzerland after completing his studies as a PETRONAS scholar. In his 17 years of experience, Fadhlan has held various domestic and international assignments which include as a project engineer for the commercialization of NE01 car engine technology in Shenyang, People’s Republic of China, as the Head of Technology Commercialisation and as the Head of Upstream Technology in PETRONAS.

He is now in charge of introducing Innovation Gateway @ PETRONAS – the first and single online platform for technology crowdsourcing.

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