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Jim Green
» CIO and GM, Technical Computing
» Chevron Energy Technology Company
Magnus Svensson
» Lead System Consultant
» Dong Energy

Thursday, June 2, 2011
London
Hallam Conference Centre

Latest ideas about keeping your IT infrastructure under control.

There have been many interesting recent developments with IT infrastructure in the oil and gas industry - including suggestions of standard architectures, new ways data exchange standards are being used, much faster data communications and processing, more electronic communication with regulators.

Our one day digital oilfield infrastructure conference reviews some of the methods oil companies are using to keep their IT infrastructure under control.

Learn about;

  • How to know if your digital oilfield infrastructure is fit for purpose
  • Developments with IT architecture at Chevron
  • Using data standards when reporting production to regulators
  • Software applications which need high performance computing: making them run well on current and future computer infrastructures
  • Using WITSML, PRODML to provide data to national data repositories
  • Balancing IT security with IT speed and reliability



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Agenda

 
9:00 Arrivals and Registration
9:20 Alan Smith - Principal consultant
Luchelan Ltd
Chairman's introduction


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Alan is a former Principal consultant, Energy Department, Prime Minister's Office, Brunei Darussalam and a principal consultant, Shell. He works as an interim manager at CIO level specialising in strategy development and planning in the oil and gas E&P industry. Experience includes Data Management, Information Management, Knowledge Management, Business process analysis, system selection and implementation management, project and programme management.

Specialties: Expert knowledge of E&P industry systems and processes, Interim management roles undertaken as IS Manager / Departmental CIO in E&P organisations

Luchelan Ltd
Interim manager at CIO level specialising in strategy development and planning in the oil and gas E&P industry. Experience includes Data Management, Information Management, Knowledge Management, Business process analysis, system selection and implementation
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9:30 Julian Pickering - Director
Digital Oilfield Solutions Ltd
Different approaches to Digital Oilfield infrastructure - what makes a good solution


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Talk Description.
From experience of working with several major oil and gas companies, Digital Oilfield Solutions has observed that many have adopted similar design principles to deliver core functionality in the Digital Oilfield. However, the technology is evolving continuously and greater demands are being made on data storage, network speed, security and accessibility. This talk will review what is in place now and look at future design requirements in the next five years to satisfy the increasing performance demands
Dr Julian Pickering has a degree in Applied Physics from Brunel University, London and a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from Cambridge University, where he was a BP scholar. He has worked for BP for 32 years and has held major posts including the Head of Digital Technology for Global Drilling and Completions and the Head of the Field of the Future Facilities Programme. He left BP in March 2010 and set up his own company, Digital Oilfield Solutions, with partners in the United States of America. He has provided consultancy services to many large Oil and Gas companies and is a consultant to the Energistics Data Standards Organisation.

Digital Oilfield Solutions Ltd
Digital Oilfield Solutions is a partnership between the UK company Digital Oilfield Solutions Ltd and the US company Digital Oilfield Solutions Inc. Through its extended network of Independent Delivery Partners it can service projects on a global basis.

Digital Oilfield Solutions is a member of Energistics (Dr Julian Pickering chaired the WITSML Executive Team in 2009 and remains a team member). The promotion of WITSML and PRODML and the quantification of associated business benefits are key objectives of their delivery.
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10:00 Jim Green - CIO and GM, Technical Computing
Chevron Energy Technology Company
Combining innovative workflows and emerging technologies in the digital oilfield


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Talk Description.
The industry has realized significant value creation, operational efficiencies and leverage of organizational capabilities through new workflows and business models enabled by digital oil field solutions. These solutions are often developed by combining the innovation and workflow knowledge of personnel responsible for reservoir management and production operations with emerging information technologies and architectural patterns.

Enterprises that demonstrate the ability to recognize, pilot and systematically adopt new solutions architectures across a wider portfolio of producing assets stand to differentiate their performance through improved production efficiency, reliability and consistent assessment and management of process risk. In this discussion, Mr. Green will describe the architectural attributes, practices and organizational capabilities required to enable the timely adoption of solutions from one operating asset to another.
Jim Green is the GM and CIO of Technical Computing for the Chevron Energy Technology Company. In this role, he is responsible for the strategic direction, organizational capabilities and leadership of the Technical Computing group responsible for the development, deployment, and support of Oil and Gas exploration and production applications, information management solutions, and high performance computing infrastructure.

Prior to his current role, Jim was the CIO, Chevron Global Gas responsible for the leadership of the IT groups in support of the Chevron’s midstream and gas business. He joined Chevron from Unocal where his roles included the Manager of IT Strategy and Architecture and management of IT groups in Houston, TX. and Lafayette, LA.

Jim received his Bachelors Degree in Electrical Engineering with a Computer Science option from Cal State Long Beach in 1985 and has been an information technology professional for 23 years. He and Catherine have been married for 29 years with two sons, Nathan, age 24, and Alan, age 22.

He can be found on the week-ends working around the house, off road riding in the desert or enjoying a round of golf.

Chevron Energy Technology Company
At Chevron, our businesses work in concert to provide the energy that drives human progress. Explore Chevron's companies to learn how we use our global resources, determination and ingenuity to meet today's complex energy challenges.
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10:30 Magnus Svensson - Lead System Consultant
Dong Energy
Standardization of production reporting on the Norwegian Continental Shelf - benefits and challenges


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Talk Description.
Evolution of production reporting on the Norwegian Continental Shelf

New methods for data exchange and validation

Standardising production reporting - standard exchange formats and delivery methods

Standardising end of month reporting - exchange of this data in a standardised manner

Utilising more advanced validation routines.

Business benefits and challenges when introducing production reporting standardisation

Magnus Svensson's specialty is within the raw production domain focusing on standardization and optimization of data exchange and use of new IT technologies on the Norwegian continental shelf (e.g. semantic web technologies),

He has been working with production reporting (PRODML, standardization on the Norwegian continental shelf) and the optimization of data exchange between operators, partners and the government

Dong Energy
DONG Energy was founded in 2006 when six Danish energy companies merged: DONG, Elsam, ENERGI E2, Nesa, Copenhagen Energy, and Frederiksberg Forsyning. The merger brought together a wide breadth of experience, resources, and activities, including: Oil and natural gas exploration and production, Electricity generation at power stations and renewable energy facilities, Gas and electricity distribution, Sales and energy consulting
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11:00 Break
11:30 Meyer Bengio - VP petroleum engineering
Schlumberger Information Solutions (SIS)
A template based approach to deploying DOF


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Meyer Bengio is Vice President Technology for Schlumberger Information Solutions (SIS), a position he assumed in August 2007. Based in London, Meyer is responsible for the SIS Technology Centers that develop the full range of commercial Geosciences and Production software and information management solutions marketed by Schlumberger in E&P.

Most recently, Meyer served as Vice President Worldwide Sales and Global Accounts for SIS. He has had a number of leadership roles in Schlumberger Oilfield Services including Vice President Operations Europe Africa CIS for SIS, Vice President Energy and Utilities at Schlumberger Sema, and Technology Center Manager roles in both Europe and the US. He joined Schlumberger in 1980 as a software engineer and spent his early career in product development and technology management for Schlumberger Measurement and Control and Schlumberger Semiconductor Automatic Test Equipment.

Meyer earned a Masters degree in Applied Mathematics from Nice University and a Master's degree in Electrical Engineering from Ecole Superieure d’Electricite, Paris.

Schlumberger Information Solutions (SIS)
Schlumberger Limited (NYSE:SLB) is the world''s leading oilfield services company supplying technology, information solutions and integrated project management that optimize reservoir performance for customers working in the oil and gas industry.
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12:00 Charles Karren - Director of Oil & Gas Industry Strategy
Oracle Corporation
Optimizing Oil & Gas HPC Applications on Current and Future Computer Infrastructures


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Talk Description.
This presentation will acknowledge some of challenges brought up throughout the past few years on making IT infrastructure work in the digital oilfield. We will highlight customer case studies that have been implemented today and how oil & gas companies are leveraging oil and gas high performance computing techniques, as well as operational, HSE, and financial data to gain greater visibility and a true 360 degree of operations in order to accelerate decisions in today's digital oil field.
Oracle provides the world’s most complete, open, and integrated business software and hardware systems, with more than 370,000 customers—including 100 of the Fortune 100—representing a variety of sizes and industries in more than 145 countries around the globe. Oracle's product strategy provides flexibility and choice to our customers across their IT infrastructure. Now, with Sun server, storage, operating-system, and virtualization technology, Oracle is the only vendor able to offer a complete technology stack in which every layer is integrated to work together as a single system. In addition, Oracle's open architecture and multiple operating-system options gives our customers unmatched benefits from industry-leading products, including excellent system availability, scalability, energy efficiency, powerful performance, and low total cost of ownership.
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12:30 Multiple -
Panel Discussion
Morning panel discussion


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Jim Green - CIO and GM, Technical Computing, Chevron Energy Technology Company;
Charles Karren - Director of Oil & Gas Industry Strategy, Oracle Corporation;
Meyer Bengio - VP petroleum engineering, Schlumberger Information Solutions (SIS);
Magnus Svensson - IT consultant, Dong Energy; Alan Smith - Principal consultant RPS Energy (chair);
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13:00 Lunch
13:45 Stewart Robinson - Energy Resources Consultant
UK Government Department of Energy and Climate Change
Energistics, WITSML, PRODML and National Data Repositories could all come together to deliver major benefits


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Talk Description.
The UK government, together with a number of other oil provinces such as Norway, have been using the emerging web services technology to deliver real benefits in the way that their oil provinces can be exploited. Web technology improves communication and delivers efficiency benefits but a major leap forward in government / industry cooperation still eludes us because we still do not have agreed data exchange standards.
This talk outlines the current “state of the nation” of government / industry cooperation, describes (as an example) what has happened in the UK and then suggests a way forward that is being supported by Energistics through its custodianship of the National Data Repositories movement.
Stewart Robinson was formerly head of IT for oil and gas at UK government department of energy

UK Government Department of Energy and Climate Change
The Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) was created in October 2008, to bring together:

* energy policy (previously with BERR, which is now BIS - the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills), and
* climate change mitigation policy (previously with Defra - the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.

Climate change is not only a massive threat to the global environment, it is also perhaps the greatest economic challenge facing us in the twenty-first century. It demands an urgent and radical response across the developed and developing world.

At the same time, the UK needs to secure clean, safe, affordable energy to heat and power our homes and businesses. Creating a low carbon and resource efficient world means making major structural changes to the way we work and live, including how we source, manage and use our energy.

DECC exists to take the lead in tackling these challenges, and reflects the fact that climate change and energy policies are inextricably linked – two thirds of our emissions come from the energy we use. Decisions in one field cannot be made without considering the impacts in the other.
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14:15 Alan Smith - Principal consultant
Luchelan Ltd
Moving into the cloud


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Alan is a former Principal consultant, Energy Department, Prime Minister's Office, Brunei Darussalam and a principal consultant, Shell. He works as an interim manager at CIO level specialising in strategy development and planning in the oil and gas E&P industry. Experience includes Data Management, Information Management, Knowledge Management, Business process analysis, system selection and implementation management, project and programme management.

Specialties: Expert knowledge of E&P industry systems and processes, Interim management roles undertaken as IS Manager / Departmental CIO in E&P organisations

Luchelan Ltd
Interim manager at CIO level specialising in strategy development and planning in the oil and gas E&P industry. Experience includes Data Management, Information Management, Knowledge Management, Business process analysis, system selection and implementation
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14:45 Justin Lowe -
PA Consulting
Enabling Digital Oilfields through effective cyber security


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Talk Description.
The upstream oil and gas industry is facing many challenges including declining existing reserves, new reserves that are difficult to access, aging infrastructure and ever increasing health and safety risks. Many in the industry are looking to intelligent or digital oilfields and integrated operations concepts to address these challenges and are deploying increased connectivity solutions to gain better information about reservoirs and operations. Many benefits are expected and value adding applications are being developed to exploit this newly acquired information. However, there are also downsides.

This new connectivity also opens these systems to security threats such as hackers, viruses, worms and terrorists. Security incidents have already occurred in digital oilfields with hackers disabling safety systems, worms and viruses causing loss of view and loss of control incidents for production and drilling operations.

This presentation examines these issues and looks at some of the incidents experienced and considers how taking an effective cyber security strategy can be a real enabler for digital oilfield initiatives.
Justin Lowe is a Managing Consultant with PA Consulting Group based in the UK out of PA's London office where he leads PA's services for the Oil and Gas sector. Justin has a strong background in developing strategic technology solutions for the oil and gas industry. For the last ten years Justin has been assisting clients with improving the management of their assets through digital oil field programmes where he has led the development and delivery of solutions involving real time plant and drilling information, remote connectivity, condition monitoring and field communications. A particular focus area is security risk management which is becoming an increasingly important theme in digital oilfield initiatives given recent cyber incidents.

PA Consulting
PA Consulting Group is a leading management and IT consulting and technology firm. Independent and employee-owned, we operate globally in more than 30 countries and transform the performance of major organisations in both the private and public sectors.

From initial idea generation and strategy development through to detailed implementation, we deliver significant and tangible results. We have outstanding technology development capability; a unique breadth of skills from strategy to performance improvement, from HR to IT; and strong expertise in communications, media and entertainment, defence, energy, financial services, government and public services, healthcare, manufacturing, transportation and logistics.

Whether you are looking for new opportunities through innovation, or practical solutions to complex business issues, from strategic advice and planning to detailed implementation, PA’s focus is on delivering the right result that brings lasting value to your organisation.
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15:15 Blair Eldridge - Head of Business Development for the UK Energy business
HP
DOF Infrastructure: Frontier IT Challenges


Talk Description.
Digital oilfield developments have pushed the frontiers of Information Technology in requiring industrial grade, secure, robust and reliable connectivity delivered into often remote, harsh and challenging environments. Spanning connectivity issues in the High North and remote deserts to deep water and subsea installations the pace of change in technology continues to push the abilities of IT organization to deliver.

For every new innovation, technology or practice there are attendant challenges around the provision of services to new locations, changes in the nature of communication and its impact on network operations, and expectations of individuals as regards immediacy of access to information and applications.

IT Outsourcing is prevalent in the Oil and Gas Industry. Often divided between multiple suppliers covering Network, data centre, desktop, helpdesk..... the advent of new changes test the ability of service providers to meet the change in demand in a cost effective way.

In this presentation we will look at how recent changes, and current and proposed innovation can be supported and delivered in this complex and commercially challenging delivery model.





HP Digital Oilfield Intelligence solutions enable your company to take advantage of new information, technologies and business models. These oil and gas solutions transform data into business insight that can be shared across your enterprise. You can integrate information into a single data warehousing platform that can be accessed in real time. With these business intelligence solutions, you can produce oil more efficiently, forecast product demand, predict oil logistics and increase profit.
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15:45 Multiple -
Panel Discussion



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16:00 Drinks Reception and Tea/Coffee
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