Oil & Gas Innovation Council:

Bold Ideas. Powerful Connections. Winning Strategy.

In a global environment driven by continual transformation where traditional business models are being disrupted and tested, making the right decisions has never been more critical.

The Frost & Sullivan Oil & Gas Innovation Council spotlights innovations, business models, processes, and best practices that have the potential to reduce the complexity and inefficiencies of upstream Oil & Gas. The Oil & Gas Innovation Council is the first member-driven, global executive network designed to help accelerate the pace of innovation in upstream Oil & Gas

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Capitalize on the seismic changes happening in the industry.

Become more prepared to compete in the age of digital disruption.

Minimize inefficiencies and friction that is costing you more than it should.

Learn through collaboration.

Network with industry experts and influential leaders.

The Oil & Gas Innovation Council’s mission is to help:

Lower the cost of operations in each segment of the industry: exploration, drilling, completions, production, field development, and supply chain.

Reduce inefficiencies and friction in each sector of the industry by leveraging new innovations and best practices.

Increase transparency between operators, contractors, equipment, and service companies.

Our community is purposely designed to be cross-discipline, bringing together Corporate Strategy, Innovation, R&D, and Investors to identify disruptive forces, incorporate best practices, and attain insights needed to fuel a sustainable industry. Innovations are profiled from many industries including Oil & Gas, Aerospace, Automotive, Automation, Healthcare, IT and Materials.

Gain Perspective & Expert Insight into Critical Issues

Industry 4.0

AI, Automation, 3D Printing, Blockchain, Edge Computing Culture of Sharing (including Data), Partnerships, Open Innovation

Energy Transition

Decarbonization, Methane Emissions, Carbon Capture Profitability of the Oilfield: Operators and Vendors


Acquisition, Transport, treatment, recycle, disposal

Future of Seismic

Sensors, AI, High Performance Computing

Drilling Automation

Oilfield Workforce of the Future

Natural Gas Monetization

LNG, CNG, GTL, Hydrogen

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Startup Technology Tracker

The Startup Tracker is a monthly report profiling a minimum of five startups with an innovation (technology, new business model, process, best practice) that has the potential to reduce complexity and inefficiencies within upstream Oil & Gas. Innovations will be profiled from many industries, including but not limited to Oil & Gas, Aerospace, Automotive, Automation, Healthcare, IT, and Materials.

Industry Perspectives

Industry Perspective includes in-depth assessments of companies and innovations driving the future of Oil & Gas. Planned topics include:

  • Future of Drilling
  • Future of Completions
  • Future of Seismic
  • Future of Well Planning
  • Future of Production
  • Future of Oilfield Supply Chain
  • Future of Oilfield Workforce
  • Future of Oilfield Water Management
  • Impact of Digital Technologies and Automation
  • Impact of Energy Transition

Presentations & Analyst Interaction

  • Advice on industry trends and innovations
  • Contextualize and interpret research
  • Discuss best practices in the industry
  • Analyst Briefings (4x per year)

TechVision Alerts

TechVision Alerts profile of new and emerging technologies poised for commercialization. Alerts are produced both weekly and monthly. Topics include:

    • Inside R&D • Advanced Manufacturing • High-Tech Material • Industrial Bioprocessing • Energy & Power Systems • Medical Device Technology •Oil & Gas Technology • IT, Computing, Communications •Sensor Technology • Advanced Coatings Technology • Microelectronics Technology • Genetic Technology •Advanced Mobility • Medical Imaging Technology • Nanotech • Cyber Security Technology

Experiential Learning and Best-Practice Sharing

The Council’s programs and services are driven by its diverse group of executive members. Network with executives from different functions and industry sectors to gain insights on the cutting-edge ideas that are driving the oil & gas industry forward.

  • Annual Council Day Meeting
  • Oil & Gas Innovation Summit
  • Innovation Lab Tours (2x per year)
  • Hot Topic Breakfast (2x per year)
  • Critical Issues* Debate Meeting (4x per year)

Become a Member Today!

Only the Oil & Gas Innovation Council Membership Offers:


The Council is made up of some of the most innovative and insightful executives from all disciplines of oil & gas. Network with experts from different functions and industry sectors, and gain insights on the cutting-edge ideas that are driving the industry forward.

  • Thought leadership and Research Content
  • Events and Site Tours



Engage in discussions on how to improve safety, reduce inefficiencies, and increase industry transparency based on member insights, best practices, and research.

  • Special Interest Group Discussions
  • Critical Issues Roundtable Meetings
  • Live Executive Discussions

The Council’s vision to enable industry leaders to realize a sustainable future by focusing on what they can control: safety, costs, and the culture of innovation.


The Council provides insights on the key innovations, disruptive technology developments and trends-including the Council’s “Critical Issues” – to help executives stay ahead of the curve. 

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