Though you wouldn’t know it from the weather, fall is quickly approaching. All of us at ASUG will mark the changing of the seasons with ASUG Best Practices: SAP for Oil, Gas, & Energy, our first fall conference, on September 14-15 in Dallas, TX.

To pinpoint hot topics for this event, we listened to your feedback from past conferences and continued the conversation with various SAP users in the oil, gas, and energy industries. From this collaboration with our members, we curated over 35 exciting sessions to answer your burning questions and ease your organizational pain points.

Discover Energy Transition and Hydrocarbon Management

With new government regulations emerging and the climate crisis posing an urgent challenge to our world, planning for a more sustainable future can't wait. We see sustainability as the number one challenge facing the oil, gas, and energy industries today.

In Dallas, we will discuss the hurdles of moving to new business models to reduce carbon emissions and taking the lead on sustainable energy transition while keeping costs low and profitability top of mind. Throughout the conference, attendees will gain valuable insights about transformation journeys from customer stories, thought leadership discussions, peer-to-peer mind melds, and solution-oriented panel discussions.

Personally, I can’t wait for the panel on sustainable energy transition led by John Martin, National Practice Lead in Sustainability at SAP, and Neena Brandt, Sustainability Lead for SAP North America at Accenture. Both speakers will kick-start a conversation about new and existing regulations while outlining initiatives and solutions for a sustainable future alongside experts from the frontlines at Par Pacific, Denbury, and Crescent Energy.

Gain Insights, Tips, and Tricks from Stories Told by SAP Users Like You

Connecting SAP users through a collaborative community and sharing stories of technology progress and transformation from our members is what ASUG does best.

Through listening to these real-life stories of adversity, success, resilience, and modernization, you can learn how to avoid obstacles, navigate your SAP technology landscape, and get the most out of your technology investment. Such insights can help you save time and trouble in your own implementations and help you keep pace with the accelerating rate of industrywide change.

Join Chevron, Mustang Fuel, Ecobat, Messer Group, Pembina, and other SAP customers as their technology leaders detail the trials and tribulations of implementation, the triumphs of integration, and key strategies unlocked along the way. Speakers will dive into how they’ve used SAP S/4HANA, RISE with SAP, SAP Signavio, and other SAP tools and processes to optimize their operations.

Actively Create Solutions and Unlock New Perspectives 

Another highlight of the ASUG Best Practices: SAP for Oil, Gas, & Energy conference is the opportunity to explore our “Deep-Dive Learning Lab,” featuring unique sessions that focus on collaborative learning and engaged conversations.

Join intimate roundtable discussions and “Ask the Expert” chats where you can get answers to all your specific implementation questions! Whether you’re upstream or downstream, these sessions are designed to help you explore innovative solutions and enable better decision making.

Power past your roadblocks and learn to navigate every aspect of SAP Signavio, Shutdowns, Turnarounds, and Outages (STO), and SAP Digital Boardroom in hands-on demos. Try them out in a guided workshop setting, led by specialists from SAP, so you can see firsthand how these solutions can be most useful to you and the needs of your business.

Innovation is not only a necessary process to undergo. It’s an important mindset to adopt. And sometimes you need to see your industry from a different perspective to be able to think creatively about the best way to move forward. On the conference's second day, we’ll mix it up at the Deep-Dive Learning Lab by featuring three startup companies, who will divide attendees into teams and role-play real-world problems.

Make the Most of Your Investment with SAP Support

Ever wonder what you are getting for the money you spend on SAP Support? Are you curious about how to get more value from your SAP investment utilizing entitlements that you already own for your on-premise and cloud landscape? Are you wondering when your systems will reach end of mainstream maintenance, and if your system data is accurate? How about the number of incidents you are logging, their status, and history? Would you like to see a personalized real-time view of your landscape that you can access at any time? Did you know that you have options when it comes to planning and preparing for your digital transformation journey?

Only at the ASUG Hub will we deliver on all of this and more! Come by the ASUG Hub and meet with SAP Customer Evolution experts to see demos, discuss your SAP goals, and receive guidance! We can help you optimize, innovate, and evolve… at no charge.

Make Connections, Get Inspired, Fuel Your Mind (and Fill Your Stomach)

Whether you take advantage of our guided speed networking sessions, make a new connection through role-playing in our Deep-Dive Learning Lab, meet a like-minded individual sitting next to you during a panel, or bump into an old colleague at the coffee station, we will have a variety of opportunities available for attendees to network with other people in their fields.

It’s our goal for you to leave the ASUG Best Practices: SAP for Oil, Gas, & Energy conference refreshed, rejuvenated, and ready to take on any challenges at work. To fuel your motivation, we will wrap up the conference with a rousing keynote address from the great American author and college athlete Rudy Ruettiger, whose career at Notre Dame inspired the 1993 sports drama Rudy. Attendees will feast on a delicious Texas-style barbecue, with all the fixings, while Rudy lifts our spirits and leads us in contemplating the true meaning of victory.

I sincerely hope to see you all in Dallas. Check out the full conference lineup on our live agenda and don’t delay. Register now, and make your reservations today.

Heather Lima is a Content Producer at ASUG, focused on the oil, gas, and energy industries.

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