How to digitalise exploration and wells - day 1

What digital initiatives will help exploration to be more effective and efficient?

Wednesday, October 2, 2019, Kuala Lumpur, ADAX, Bangsar South

In October, Digital Energy Journal holds its 8th Kuala Lumpur forum looking at how we can improve exploration and well management through better use of data.

With speakers this year from Brunei Shell, Exxon Mobil, JX Nippon Oil and Gas, Accenture, Energistics, Flare Solutions among others.

Topics include cloud based applications, data toolboxes, collaborative projects, reducing information overload, data standards, machine learning, smart dashboards for wells data quality, and analytics for chemical usage.

Held at Asean Data Analytics Exchange (ADAX), South Bangsar, courtesy of MDEC, Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation.

Event sponsored by Flare Solutions and supported by Energistics and Finding Petroleum.

See the agenda for day 2

There will be a training course on Friday October 4 on data quality metrics in oil and gas data, given by Philip Lesslar, Data solutions consultant, formerly principal consultant, technical assurance, technical data with PETRONAS E&P (fee just RM 450 / £85). Philip Lesslar is chairman of the first day of the forum and co-producer of the conference.

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See the agenda for our 2018 event first day



Philip Lesslar - Data solutions consultant -

Chairman's introduction

Philip Lesslar is formerly principal consultant, technical assurance, technical data with PETRONAS E&P


Speaker from - - Oil company (not confirmed)

Oil company (not confirmed)

Jordan Pomeroy - Staff Development Manager - ExxonMobil

Data Flows Like Water: Building Cloud-based Applications for Upstream Data Management

Talk Description.
Co-presenter - Irwan Husien Mohamad, Subsurface Technical Support Supervisor - Kuala Lumpur/Jakarta/Sakhalin Upstream Integrated Solutions, Digital Transformation /Data Architecture & Operations
ExxonMobil is one of the largest publicly traded companies by market capitalization in the world, having been ranked either No.1 or No. 2 for the past 5 years. Exxon Mobil's reserves were 72 billion oil-equivalent barrels at the end of 2007 and, at then (2007) rates of production, are expected to last over 14 years. With 37 oil refineries in 21 countries constituting a combined daily refining capacity of 6.3 million barrels (1,000,000 m3), Exxon Mobil is the largest refiner in the world, a title that was also associated with Standard Oil since its incorporation in 1870.

Alvin Alexander - Geo-Technician, Exploration Department - JX Nippon Oil & Gas Exploration

Toolbox for working with data

JX Nippon Oil & Gas Exploration
NOEX is involved in a wide range of oil and natural gas projects around the world. We are actively seeking new prospects and working to develop breakthrough technologies to ensure a sustainable future for the energy industry.
11:00 Break


Hjh Noor Raidah Hj Basir - Subsurface & Wells DRM Co-ordinator - Brunei Shell Petroleum Co Sdn Bhd

Collaborative project area for exploration and development projects

Talk Description.
In the beginning, BSP has been struggling to keep pace on providing a quality and accessible document within the agreed timeframe. There are several occurrences where BSP projects executed however documents are poorly managed which has a direct impact when exploring for new hydrocarbon

Internal audits have been conducted where BSP consistently being poor on governance, a centralize area and clear roles and responsibility. The audit outcome has given us the opportunity to rethink, evaluate and replicate the collaboration concept into a digital environment. With this concept, we start developing Collaborative Project Area (CPA) Sharepoint solution to ensure that the
Brunei Shell Petroleum Co Sdn Bhd
Brunei Shell Petroleum Co Sdn Bhd (BSP) is a dynamic, world-class company and one of the biggest energy companies in Asia. We have a long history in Brunei of more than 87 years and we are at the leading edge of technology. We put safety and environment at the heart of everything we do and invest in the people and community of Brunei.

Glenn Mansfield - director - Flare Solutions Limited

Case Study: How can Digital Transformation help me handle information overload?

Talk Description.
- How, when confronted with a major acquisition, one of the supermajors used digitalisation techniques to share between the two companies
- How to survive the arrival of 300M+ information items or “4 petabytes incoming!”
Glenn has worked in the oil and gas industry since 1987, and now provides consulting services through Flare Solutions. Flare’s focus is Information Management for Oil and Gas.

Glenn has worked on a wide range of projects providing information management strategy, knowledge management, procedures and standards development, change management and solution deployment to an international client base. Glenn's original discipline experience was in petroleum engineering and production operations, and he was also heavily involved in corporate database systems whilst working in BG E&P. He worked for IBM before co-founding Flare Solutions Limited in 1998.

Specialities: Information management in Oil and Gas, Solutions deployment, Knowledge Management, Taxonomy development, Bespoke product development

Glenn has a B. Eng. in Mechanical and Electrical Engineering.

Flare Solutions Limited
We provide Information Management consultancy, services and software solutions to the upstream industry, including oil and gas companies, from super-majors to small independents, service providers, regulators and government agencies. We provide trusted Information Management (IM) advice, services and tools that help our clients achieve business goals through more effective management of their information

Bob Hutagalung - Industry Solution Advisor - Halliburton

Data Science Driven Applications in Exploration

Founded in 1919, Halliburton is one of the world's largest providers of products and services to the energy industry. With approximately 50,000 employees representing 140 nationalities, and operations in approximately 70 countries, the company serves the upstream oil and gas industry throughout the lifecycle of the reservoir - from locating hydrocarbons and managing geological data, to drilling and formation evaluation, well construction, completion and production optimization. Visit the company's website at Connect with Halliburton on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube.

Multiple - - Panel Discussion

Used for panel discussions

Panel Discussion
This is part of our agenda where Finding Petroleum has a panel discussion.
13:30 Lunch and close

Sponsors of this event

Finding Petroleum
Finding Petroleum was established to help the oil and gas industry network, and stay up to date on the latest technological developments. It does this via hosting regular events, distributing their colour magazine - Digital Energy Journal, and with an online social network of nearly 700 members.

Energistics is the leading upstream oil and gas industry's data standards body. We are a global, non-profit consortium established over 25 years ago to bring together industry professionals in a neutral and collaborative environment to develop and deploy open data exchange standards and to address oil and gas information sharing challenges. Our members consist of integrated, independent and national oil companies, oilfield service companies, hardware and software vendors, system integrators, regulatory agencies and the global standards user community.
For more information, visit our website at

Flare Solutions Limited
We provide Information Management consultancy, services and software solutions to the upstream industry, including oil and gas companies, from super-majors to small independents, service providers, regulators and government agencies. We provide trusted Information Management (IM) advice, services and tools that help our clients achieve business goals through more effective management of their information

Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation
MDEC upholds a strong focus on driving the inclusive adoption of digital solutions. Our aim is to mobilise a future generation that is equipped with the relevant skills to thrive in a digital economy and are excited to be active participants in its growth.

Registered Delegates

Nurhamizan Yussop
Wells & PT Data Tech
Brunei Shell
Kok Wei Lee
Sr Technical Research Analyst
IHS Markit
Asma Noziee Md Yahaya
Datat Controller
JX Nippon Oil & Gas
Hjh Noor Raidah Basir
Subsurface & Wells DRM Co-ordinator
Brunei Shell
Muhd Faiq Nurhakim Nor Iskandar
Data Transformation Analyst I
IHS Markit
Robert Siahaan
Katalyst Data Management
Jamree Ismail
Prod Geoscience Tech Data Consultant
Brunei Shell Petroleum Sdn. Bhd.
Joo Ee Teh
Data Analyst
IHS Markit
Chin-Fah Heoh
Managing Director
Katana Logic
Samantha Perng
Head of PRISM (Production System & Management) Sup
Carigali Hess Operating Company
Ade Rahman
GGRP Solution Analyst
Pertamina EP
Mohamad Syafiq Akmal Sarudin
Production Solution Executive
Carigali HESS Operating Company Sdn Bhd
m.hilmi m.khassim
Reseach Analyst
IHS Markit
Rozaidy Zainul
Data Management
Ziad Bennour
Curtin University
Joshua Boss
Data Analyst
IHS Markit
Daljit Singh Sukhdev Singh
Petronas Carigali Sdn Bhd
Philip Lesslar

Data Solutions Consultant
nurizzati ibrahim
IHS Markit
Norhayati Mat Fiah
PPTEP Malaysia
Abang Iskandar Muas
Eco Offshore
Sr Technical Research Analyst
IHS Markit
Siti Zubaidah Abu Bakar
Data Management
Siti Marlina M Ishan
Subsurface Technical Support
EQ Petroleum Production
Dr. Clare Barker-White
Senior Technical Researcher| Energy
IHS Markit
Sathiyaseelan Sathiyamoorthi
Team Lead Subsurface Technology
Repsol Malaysia
Samit Sengupta
Managing Director
United Kingdom
Pui Wan Siow
IHS Markit
Hui Tsin Tho
Subsurface & Well Workflow Team Lead
Sarawak Shell Berhad
Tiong Hieng Wong
Senior Technical Researcher
IHS Markit
Muhamad Mahran Khazali
Data Tranformation Specialist
IHS Markit
Mano Rajah

Amri Samin
Data Analyst
IHS Markit
Zaiton Ng
IHS Markit Inc
M Faishal Abdul Rafar
Geospatial Data Manager
Spatialworks Sdn Bhd