Improving IT / IM infrastructure decisions

Making the best decisions about how to run your IT and IM infrastructure

Wednesday, May 29, 2013, Aberdeen, Doubletree by Hilton Hotel Aberdeen Treetops

Our May 29th Aberdeen event "Improving IT/IM infrastructure decisions looks at some of the latest developments to help manage IT and IM infrastructure better.


This event is for people who need to keep up to date with developments with digital technology in the oil and gas industry - and the latest methods to help you achieve more with less.

Highlights include:

A talk from George Ilko, Solutions Architect with ISN Solutions and former technical director of Deluxe Laboratories on what the oil and gas industry can learn from the movie industry. Deluxe Laboratories has developed special effects for feature film productions such as the Harry Potter, Batman and James Bond franchises. The movie industry manages to get all of its imaging experts to co-ordinate their work so well no-one notices where one person's work finishes and another person's work starts. Could the oil and gas industry do the same?

Peter Black, managing director of EnergySys, talks about his experiences so far helping oil and gas companies manage production allocation and reserves reporting on the cloud. What is the best way companies can integrate cloud computing into their existing IT infrastructure?

Neale Stidolph, business manager - energy with Amor Group, will talk about strategies for better oil and gas information management and system maintenance - to avoid security risks, comply with regulations and avoid financial costs.

Also - Dell SecureWorks on best practise with IT security.

Limited places remaining - register now to secure yours!

This event is our annual meeting place for people in the Aberdeen oil and gas industry who work with IT infrastructure. If you think such an annual meeting is a good idea, and you would like to be part of it, please plan to attend.

EVENT HISTORY
See the agenda and attendee list for our June 2012 Aberdeen forum "IT infrastructure for the digital oilfield"

Agenda

9:15

Karl Jeffery - Editor - Digital Energy Journal

Chairman's introduction


Karl Jeffery is editor of Digital Energy Journal and managing director of Future Energy Publishing, which also publishes Tanker Operator magazine and Carbon Capture Journal. He was previously co-founder and editor of Digital Ship Ltd, a publishing company focussing on IT in the shipping sector. He has a BEng in chemical engineering from Nottingham University

Digital Energy Journal
Founded in 2006, Digital Energy Journal is the world's leading magazine for digital technology in the upstream oil and gas industry, covering developments in exploration, drilling and production, covering IT infrastructure, software, automation and people. We produce 6 issues per year, distributed by print and pdf, and an e-mail newsletter every Friday
9:20

Speaker from - - ISN Solutions

Silver screen meets black gold - what can the oil & gas industry learn from the film industry

Talk Description.
This presentation will share methodologies and experiences learned at the bleeding edge of the film industry and explain how mistakes can be avoided and R&D investment harnessed to benefit geoscience efforts and ultimately increased productivity though IT in upstream oil & gas


ISN Solutions
ISN Solutions provides IT solutions and services exclusively to the upstream oil and gas industry. Owned and operated by three former oil company IT consultants our business is built on unrivalled international field experience, critical to making IT work in the most hostile environments. Whether a start-up or industry leader we help centralise IT, enabling the digital oil field through the delivery of familiar, responsive and consistent IT services regardless of geographic location.
9:50

Peter Black - Managing director - EnergySys

Standards for production allocation


Everything I do is about allowing our customers to focus on their core business, and spend less time worrying about IT. My current focus is on cloud computing as a way to deliver advanced solutions for production allocation and reserves reporting to oil and gas companies. We have customers around the globe, including West Africa, Trinidad, Azerbaijan, the UK, Switzerland, and China.

Specialties
Cloud computing, oil and gas, production reporting and production allocation, reserves reporting, IT strategy

EnergySys
We aim to be the leading provider of cloud apps for every single oil and gas company. As part of that, we believe that every aspect of software provision for oil and gas can be improved. And improved again.

We deliver software solutions that are configurable, easy to use, exciting and evolving. We deliver exceptional service that recognises the individual needs of our customers and their businesses
10:20

Neale Stidolph - Business Manager - Energy - Amor Group

Impact of quality of information on your business

Talk Description.
Building on system selection and maintenance to get the maximum value from your systems, we will assess the impact of the quality of information in your business including:

* Managing risks

* Governance / compliance issues

* Economic implications

Amor Group
10:50 Break

11:20

Sean McCue - Solutions Architect - Dell SecureWorks

Cyber crime in the oil and gas industry

Talk Description.
Due to its critical role in modern society the oil and gas industry is a target for all types of cyber criminals and there are significant global implications if attacks are successful. This presentation will discuss:
• The nature of the threat currently facing the energy sector
• The tools and techniques that threat actors are using
• Pragmatic advice on defending against such attacks with a strong layered security strategy

Sean has over 23 years in IT and over 15 years’ experience within Information and Computer Security, bringing a wealth of experience from both in-house and vendor security roles. Recent roles have seen Sean designing and delivering solutions for complex customer issues; including sensitive projects involving highly confidential government and defence solutions. Sean speaks authoritatively on the cyber threat landscape from his time at Sophos and now working alongside the Dell SecureWorks Counter Threat Unit.

Dell SecureWorks
Dell SecureWorks is relentlessly driven to protect the integrity of the world's digital assets against cyber threats. We do that with intelligent defences that combine our proprietary technology, global threat visibility and deep expertise. We are 100% focused on information security - it's all we do. Dell SecureWorks offers a full suite of Managed Security Services, Threat Intelligence and Security & Risk Consulting services and is recognised as an industry leader by top analysts.
11:50

Multiple - - Panel Discussion




Used for panel discussions

Panel Discussion
This is part of our agenda where Finding Petroleum has a panel discussion.
12:45 Lunch and close

Sponsors of this event

Energistics
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 www.energistics.org.

ISN Solutions
ISN Solutions provides IT solutions and services exclusively to the upstream oil and gas industry. Owned and operated by three former oil company IT consultants our business is built on unrivalled international field experience, critical to making IT work in the most hostile environments. Whether a start-up or industry leader we help centralise IT, enabling the digital oil field through the delivery of familiar, responsive and consistent IT services regardless of geographic location.

SafeNet
SafeNet is one of the largest data security companies in the world, and is trusted to provide data protection solutions to the most sensitive data for market-leading organizations around the globe. Our data protection solutions ensure high value information is secure throughout its' lifecycle, providing data security from the data center to the cloud.

EnergySys
We aim to be the leading provider of cloud apps for every single oil and gas company. As part of that, we believe that every aspect of software provision for oil and gas can be improved. And improved again.

We deliver software solutions that are configurable, easy to use, exciting and evolving. We deliver exceptional service that recognises the individual needs of our customers and their businesses

brightsolid online technology
Since 1995 brightsolid have been working to successfully increase the agility and reduce the risk of IT infrastructures across the Aberdeen Energy community by supporting operational excellence and delivering 99.99% availability whilst providing technical innovation with a personal service.

Today brightsolid specialise in the secure cloud delivery of business critical applications and bespoke IT solutions and Data Centre services that provide long-term, flexible solutions that help internal IT departments do more with less."

Dell SecureWorks
Dell SecureWorks is relentlessly driven to protect the integrity of the world's digital assets against cyber threats. We do that with intelligent defences that combine our proprietary technology, global threat visibility and deep expertise. We are 100% focused on information security - it's all we do. Dell SecureWorks offers a full suite of Managed Security Services, Threat Intelligence and Security & Risk Consulting services and is recognised as an industry leader by top analysts.

Registered Delegates

Yvonne Lyburn
Marketing Coordinator
Amor Group
United Kingdom
Matthew Gordon
Senior Account Manager
EMC
United Kingdom
Neale Stidoph
Head of Information Management
Lockheed Martin
United Kingdom
WENDY MARR
SERVICE DELIVERY MANAGER
AMOR GROUP
United Kingdom
Darren Lindsay
Global Sales Consultant
Energysys
United Kingdom
Keith Greig
IM&T Manager
Maersk Oil
Alexander Barelle
IT Manager - Architecture & Network
Archer - the well company
James Robertson
Sales Consultant
EnergySys
United Kingdom
Craig Allardyce
Technician
Merlin ERD
United Kingdom
Amrita Gupta
Sales and Marketing
Aupec Ltd
United Kingdom
Kirsty Armitage
Marketing Executive
EnergySys
Neil Mccrindle
Business Development Manager
MTI Technology
United Kingdom
Andy Buchan
IT Manager
Baker Huges
Peter Black
Managing Director
EnergySys Limited
United Kingdom
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United Kingdom
John MacCallum
Field Communication Services Coordinator
Baker Hughes
United Kingdom
Jim Elliott
Snr Account Manager
Halliburton Landmark
United Kingdom
Csilla Fabian

Nexen
United Kingdom
Matthew Wooley
Technical Transfer Engineer
Baker Hughes
United States
Brendan Scallon
Programme Manager
Hewlett Packard
United Kingdom
Michael Thomson
Server and Storage Team Leader
Nexen Petroleum UK
United Kingdom
katie brightsolid
Marketing
brightsolid
United Kingdom
Donald Milne
Information Technology
HP
United Kingdom
Graeme Anderson
Director
Prodacon Ltd
United Kingdom
Peter Telfer
Marketing Executive
brightsolid online technology
United Kingdom
Keith Wildridge
Regional Manager, Europe & Africa
IDS
United Kingdom
Chris Banks
Senior Systems Administrator
READ Cased Hole Ltd
United Kingdom
David Ralston
Business Manager
C-MAR Group Ltd
United Kingdom
Andrew Cross
Business Intern
IDS
United Kingdom
Doug Reid
UK IT Manager
Reservoir Group
United Kingdom
Iain Lennox
Head of IT&C
Cairn Energy
United Kingdom
Lilli-Sinda Tam
Business Intern
IDS
United Kingdom
Alastair Hunter
Sales Manager
RigNet UK Limited
United Kingdom
Boyd Ross

Cetix
United Kingdom
Mark Kuszpit

IFB
United Kingdom
Joseph Pindar
Principal Solution Specialist - Storage
SafeNet
United Kingdom
Christopher Frost
Data Manager
DataCo Ltd
Jaywant Bhosale
Client Services
Infosys
United Kingdom
Fraser Day
Regional Sales Manager
Safenet
Maria Concesa Lim
Senior Information Manager
DataCo Ltd
Amit Tambi
Client Services - Energy Europe
Infosys Limited
United Kingdom
Tom Cave
Account Director
sparesFinder
United Kingdom
Richie Brown
SharePoint Consultant
DataCo Ltd
Alan Gillespie
Director
IQ Integrity Ltd
United Kingdom
Malcolm Brown
Head of Information Services
Sterling Resources
United Kingdom
Christopher Neill
Solutions specialist
Dell
United Kingdom
Craig Robertson
Director
IQ Integrity Ltd
United Kingdom
Haroon Rashid
Client Services Manager
Venture Information Management
United Kingdom
Darren Anderson

Dell SecureWorks Solutions
Derek Munro
Director
ISN Solutions Limited
Melvin Hauxwell
Lead Consultant
Wipro
United Kingdom
Sean McCue

Dell SecureWorks Solutions
George Ilko
Systems Architect
ISN Solutions Limited
United Kingdom
John Rochford
IT Architect
Wipro Limited
United Kingdom
Panas Kalliantas
news editor
Digital Energy Journal
Kyriaki Raizi - Cooke
Service Delivery Lead
Kongsberg Oil & Gas
United Kingdom
Ian Stewart
DC&W Domain System Integration Lead
Wipro UK Ltd
United Kingdom
Karl Jeffery
Editor
Digital Energy Journal
United Kingdom
Iain Grigor
Field Service Engineer
Kongsberg Oil and Gas Technologies
United Kingdom
Tom Clark
Managing Director
Your Future In Energy
United Kingdom
Richard Mcintyre
advertising sales manager
Digital Energy Journal