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Niall O’Doherty
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Tuesday, December 4, 2012
London
Hallam Conference Centre

This event is for oil company IT, IS and data managers who want to keep updated about the latest techniques to keep IT under control and easier to manage in their companies, keep users happy, IT costs down, and leave the office by 5pm.

There is still a large gap between promise and delivery with digital technology in the oil and gas industry. Where is digital technology failing to make its users delighted - and how can this gap can be closed?

Meanwhile with cloud technology, tablet computers, faster communications offshore, high performance data management systems and software tools, people in the oil and gas industry have some great tools to help collaboration, and their expectations are rising even faster.

Despite having all of these tools, people don't seem to be collaborating as closely as companies would like - particularly between departments - and often lack a common sense of proportionality, or how many decimal places a number needs to have!

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Agenda

 
8:45 Arrivals and Registration. Tea & Coffee
9:25 Tracey Dancy - managing director
Dancy Dynamics
Chairman's introduction


Tracey Dancy is Western Europe Region Lead and marketing consultant with Energistics, managing director of Dancy Dynamics, a marketing consultancy, and marketing director of PETEX, the biannual event of the Petroleum Exploration Society of Great Britain. She was previously marketing executive with RPS Energy and Paras Consulting.

Dancy Dynamics
Dancy Dynamics provides companies in the oil and gas industry with a variety of tailored marketing services. Drawing on wide experience of the sector, its services focus on supporting companies to promote their knowledge and skills in the industry, with a strong emphasis on editorial, white papers and speaking engagements.

The Dancy Dynamics team provides help with fully integrated, wide-ranging marketing strategies, as well as ad hoc support on a per project basis. As well as being skilled in creating effective, engaging written products with strong technical content, they are experienced in providing guidance on website content, marketing materials, and liaison with media and conference companies, member organisations and service suppliers.
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9:30 Chris Samson - Senior Operations Geologist
Independent Consultant (contracted to EOG Resources)
Working with subsurface disciplines and proportionality


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Talk Description.
An Operations Geologist is often described as being a "Jack of all trades, master of none". I bring together the work of Petrophysicists, Geologists, Reservoir Engineers and Drillers. The ability to co-ordinate and communicate between these disciplines is essential.

I am involved in well planning (exploration, appraisal and development), handling and interpreting data during the drilling phase and compiling and QC-ing various end of well reports.

Naturally, a great proportion of the data I deal with is in digital form - although not actually a "number cruncher" myself. (I love that expression, "A picture is worth a thousand words").

One thing I have to deal with, is the sense of scale or proportionality which is often not fully appreciated by some team members!

In our modern era we have fantastic computing power in terms of data storage and processing speed, however, what can be overlooked is the degree of accuracy or detail required when meeting objectives.

At what data frequency and to how many decimal places is adequate for the task in hand! Sometimes we "Can't see the wood for the trees" !
Chris Samson is a senior operations geological consultant currently contracted with EOG Resources

Independent Consultant (contracted to EOG Resources)

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10:00 Michael Papalabrou - Solution Architect
ISN Solutions
Centralising G&G applications in the datacentre


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One of the biggest IT problems that the E&P industry must tackle is dealing with the huge amount of data that geoscience applications generate. ISN Solutions can help companies centralise, manage and provide remote access to G&G applications by moving the information to the data centre. In that way, companies can lower total cost of ownership, streamline administration, reduce data duplication, improve security and provide geoscientists with capabilities to work anywhere at any time. In this presentation we present results of our research in delivering these applications remotely.
Michael Papalabrou is a Licensed Electrical Engineer with long experience in the IT industry, including running his own consultancy. He has many years'
experience of architecture and management of large scale IT projects. He has authored and implemented complex technical studies for demanding environments, has participated in EC research projects and published scientific papers. His role as Solution Architect at ISN Solutions focuses on providing complete ICT solutions to the oil and gas industry.

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.
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10:30 Niall O’Doherty - Director, Business Development Emerging Industries Team, (EMEA)
Teradata
Why oil and gas IT systems have failed - and how to fix it


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Niall O'Doherty's career started in the wine making business, moved through supply chain management and management consulting before settling in Teradata at the beginning of 2002. In his current role (Director of Business Development Emerging Industries Team for EMEA), Niall is responsible for growing Teradata’s presence, solutions and strategies in the emerging (for Teradata)industries of Manufacturing, Oil & Gas, Government and Utilities. Bringing insight, innovation, new ideas and best practices to customers are what drives Niall and his team.

Niall holds a B.E. and M.Eng.Sc. from University College Dublin, is married with one young daughter and is now an avid sports follower having retired from the competitive world.

Teradata
Teradata helps companies get more value from data than any other company. Our big data analytics solutions and team of experts can help your company gain a sustainable competitive advantage with data. Teradata helps organizations leverage all of their data so they can know more about their business and do more of what's really important. With more than 10,000 professionals in 43 countries, Teradata serves top companies across oil and gas, utilities, automotive, financial services, healthcare, communication, sconsumer goods, and more. A future-focused company, Teradata is recognized by industry analysts for technological excellence, sustainability, ethics, and business value. Visit teradata.com
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11:00 Break
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11:30 Tony Edwards - director
StepChange Global
(local digital oilfield heroes) Demonstration of real time working (from Perth, Australia, via Skype)


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Tony is a recognised expert in the application of Digital Oilfield Technologies in the oil and gas industry. He has more than 20 years experience in the oil and gas industry in leading companies such as BP and BG. His core discipline is in operations management including 5 years offshore and 3 years as Operations Manager on major Oil and Gas project.

StepChange Global
StepChange Global is a market leader in the application of Intelligent Energy and Integrated Operations, StepChange Global is a leading partner in driving business change.

The company is currently based in UK, Norway and the USA.

StepChange Global has a network of more than 35 associates that work with customers to create value by implementing effective collaboration and network based operations, locally and globally.
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11:40 David Holmes - Operations Director
FUSE Information Management
(local digital oilfield heroes) Simple Seismic Data Management:


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using contemporary cloud-based workflow technology to deliver seismic data to your applications'
David Holmes is operations director for FUSE Information Management. He was previously IM Practice Manager, Europe-Eurasia at Landmark, Halliburton.

FUSE Information Management
FUSE's XStreamlineTM solution help you break through these barriers by creating repeatable, collaborative workflows that capture, integrate and share company knowledge. XStreamline delivers an easy to use online working environment that allows Geoscientists and technologists to Find, Use and Share critical knowledge information and data as part of their everyday work.
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11:50 David Stroud - CEO
Sparesfinder
(local digital oilfield heroes) - spares data management on the cloud - improving efficiency and data sharing


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Why a cloud data solution reigns over spreadsheets,

Experience with offshore North Sea oil and gas companies, moving the management of spares data onto the cloud (with a system such as sparesFinder’s “Spearhead”), asset owners, EPCs and suppliers can collaborate much more easily, improving efficiency and reducing risk. You can integrate the system with other business applications (such as ERP) and the benefits are applicable both to greenfield and brownfield projects
David co-founded sparesFinder Ltd in 1998. He is a Cambridge-trained engineer, sponsored by the Royal Navy. In active service he managed 40 aircraft-carrier-based engineering staff and subsequently became responsible for formulating Fleet Air Arm Logistics policy in the Ministry of Defence. After leaving the RN he worked at Citibank for 6 years, firstly as an IT project manager and then as a derivatives trader specializing in European Government Bond Options based in Frankfurt and London.

Since founding sparesFinder, David has led the development of a series of innovative software tools to provide rapid visibility and analytics of engineering inventory across multiple systems, and to create a controlled environment in which to clean and manage master data.

Used daily in over 90 countries by some of the world's best known companies, these fully hosted, easy to use tools are immediately available to sparesFinder’s customers via a web browser, saving them time, money and hassle.

Sparesfinder
sparesFinder’s customers understand that high quality materials data is a valuable asset but know that it’s not easy to either achieve this or sustain it. Moreover, it is important that they generate a good return from the investment of time and resources they make.

We work with our customers to deliver that high return. Not only do we have one of the best materials data cleaning and governance applications in the market, but we can also deliver a full service package to support your project. We are a “Software as a Service” company (i.e. we host and manage all of the software and databases, and you just use a web browser), so the IT hassle is low, the implementation rapid and the costs very competitive.

Clean data is the foundation of our customers’ success, but our integrated analytical and search applications will quickly give them the information and leverage needed to drive the benefits to the bottom line, reducing operating costs and working capital requirements quickly, and keeping them low.
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12:00 Peter Black - Managing director
EnergySys
(local digital oilfield heroes) - Why private cloud is a cul-de-sac of doom


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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
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12:10 Samit Sengupta -
Geologix
(local digital oilfield heroes) Using WITSML to bring geological information to the desktop


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Samit Sengupta has over 30 years’ experience in the upstream sector of the oil and gas industry. After graduating from the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, with a degree in Civil Engineering, Samit worked in the subsurface data acquisition and analysis industry in Australasia, USA, Africa and Europe with Schlumberger, Gearhart and Halliburton, prior to creating Geologix, an international software company providing products and services for aggregation, analysis, interpretation and visualization of well data

Geologix
Geologix has been a leading technology and engineering application development company since 1995, focused on providing innovative and reliable solutions for well monitoring, pipeline data management and integrated operations. We understand the benefits of agility in helping to tackle the constancy of change. Our upstream expertise, software and services will improve performance across operations, allowing you to transform behaviours and use enabling technologies more effectively.

Geologix works with over 200 customers in more than 60 countries worldwide. Our world-class, globally distributed team of geoscientists, engineers and software developers provide systems, tools and solutions to reduce cost, improve operations and streamline the flow of real-time data and information to the desktop.
Geologix provides users with a full package of technology, domain consulting, onsite handholding, knowledge transfer, maintenance and support, with geoscientists, engineers and domain experts on call twenty-four hours a day. Our offices in the UK, Houston, Jakarta and Delhi ensure on-time, bespoke support, wherever you are.

Smart Solutions for Legacy Data
Geologix's innovative approach to engineering applications' development provides significant advantages to their customers by significantly reducing effort, shortening delivery time, and lowering overall project uncertainty.

Many oil & gas organisations have had to live with technologically challenging but irreplaceable legacy data, all of which requires time-consuming, costly maintenance and upgrading. The industry has developed 'work-arounds', but this is not a viable long-term approach. Geologix, in line with their desire to streamline and improve processes to reduce cost and improve the end-user experience, has evolved a smart solution to transform legacy data without compromising on quality or integrity.

The Geologix presentation will demonstrate their live project experience in applying innovative technologies and industry domain experience to the challenges of legacy data, and put forward their solution for data transformation - from unstructured, often unusable data to a readily available, user-friendly data model, fully integrated with today's business needs.
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12:20 Bas Hendriksen - Business Development manager
Tessella
(local digital oilfield heroes) Get Smarter; Build an Analytics Laboratory


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Talk Description.
With the explosion in the use of intelligent, connected devices and with technology increasingly providing cost effective data collection and storage; data volumes are now growing exponentially. This trend can be seen in all industry sectors, with the escalation driven by the common promise of being able to understand key behaviours better than the competition. The data may relate to the shopping habits of retail customers, the propensity of a reservoir to relinquish its oil or of a fleet of trains to stay healthy. The objective is the same; use big data to better understand your ‘asset’ and the market.

Benefit only comes from making better decisions and improved operations and these decisions need to be informed by unlocking insight from the data, however, clear examples of concrete benefit remain thin on the ground. All too often, the mechanics of managing the data volumes overwhelm any efforts to extract insight and align it to business need and the cost of managing the data is rising unchecked.

The Analytics Laboratory approach overcomes these shortcoming by focusing first on the decisions that need to be made, and second, on the analytics that is required to extract insight to inform those decisions.
Bas Hendriksen joined Tessella as Business Development Manager in early 2012. Over the past 30 years of his international career, Bas has been a front runner in ensuring information technology supports step change improvements in business performance. He holds a MSc in Civil Engineering (Hydrology, TU-Delft) and an MBA degree from Nijenrode University.

Tessella
Founded in 1980, Tessella is the international provider of science powered technology and consulting services. World leading organizations choose our unique blend of science, engineering and sector expertise to deliver innovative and cost-effective solutions to complex real-world commercial and technical challenges. Our people are high achievers from leading universities and are passionate about delivering value to clients. We are proud that our work makes the world a better place to live in: developing smarter drug trials; preserving the digital heritage of nations across the globe; minimizing risk in oil and gas exploration; controlling the orbit and attitude of satellites; researching fusion energy.
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12:30 Jocelyn Lomer - Managing director
cereno
(local digital oilfield heroes) - Improving safety through face to face onshore - offshore communication


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The emulation of face to face meeting remotely conveys more information than any other channel. Therefore it is leads to improved comprehension at every end, therefore it is safer.
Real-time collaboration with nuVa for the digital oilfield

cereno, a specialist in communications, business conferencing and advanced collaboration technologies, is delighted to offer its flagship collaboration technology solution nuVa.

Collaborative working is essential in today's business world to ensure rapid flow of ideas and understanding. The traditional meeting is time-consuming, expensive, and is fast becoming environmentally unacceptable.

cereno's nuVa collaboration solution builds on people's natural way of working. nuVa's high quality audio/video communications and intuitive shared workspace allow multiple users to work together on documents and applications in real-time, irrespective of their geographical location. It incorporates a familiar pen interface for annotating and a standard keyboard for typing.

nuVa can also be used over Inmarsat BGAN and bandwidths as low as 64kbps for multi-party secure collaborations. In remote or hostile environments e.g. on an offshore oil platform, often the operations are highly complex. If the technology fails, costs may be incredibly high. nuVa helps to identify the issue far more quickly and accurately through its unique collaboration environment. Experts located globally can be connected using nuVa to fix and make decisions about a high cost problem, providing a ROI in hours.
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12:30 Panel discussion: is private cloud really a "cul de sac of doom"?
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13:00 Lunch
14:00 Joe Hancock - Head of Energy and Industrials Cyber Security Consulting
BAE Systems Detica
Cyber Security in the Digital Oilfield – A Practical Perspective


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Talk Description.
The Oil and Gas sector is a key economic target for some of the most potent targeted security threats as well as the wider range of attacks that target consumers and individuals. Many of the security solutions to date focus on wide ranging compliance programmes trying to protect every aspect of a business regardless of its risk. This presentation will highlight the very latest developments in the threat landscape and propose some practical solutions for security that deliver business value as well as reduced risk.
Joe Hancock is the business area lead for Energy and Industrials Cyber Security Consulting within BAE Systems Detica. As an experienced security professional Joe provides specialised security advice, with a particular focus on critical national infrastructure and emerging threats to large organisations. Joe’s recent clients have included national governments, retail energy majors as well as large utilities.

BAE Systems Detica
We develop, integrate and manage information intelligence solutions to help our clients deliver effective and secure services to citizens and customers. We also develop solutions to strengthen national security and resilience.
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14:30 Anis Chaghal - EMEA - Energy Senior Principal
Infosys
Integrated Oilfields - what succeeds, why some aspects fail


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Anis studied engineering and geophysics at Ecole Nationale Supérieure du Pétrole et des Moteurs (IFP School).

He has more than 14 years of global consulting experience serving a wide range of Industries (Including Energy, Utilities, Manufacturing, Services and Travel) and geographies.

"I bring a rare combination of a broad industrial/domain background and a demonstrated expertise in strategy, business transformation, process and performance improvement, and technology. "

"Successfully delivered large-scale projects, involving C Level stakeholders, and developed multi-disciplined teams focusing on achieving bottom-line business results and bringing tactical and pragmatic approaches to enable the success."

Infosys
Infosys was started in 1981 by seven people with US$ 250. Today, we are a global leader in consulting, technology and outsourcing with revenues of US$ 7.126 billion (LTM Q2 FY13). Many of the world's most successful organizations rely on Infosys to deliver measurable business value. Infosys provides business consulting, technology, engineering and outsourcing services to help clients in over 30 countries build tomorrow's enterprise.
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15:00 Nathalie Alfandary - Oil and Gas course coordinator
Languagelab
(local digital oilfield heroes) Virtual oil platforms for language training used by Tengiz Chevroil and Japex


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Languagelab has developed a series of online 3D virtual oil platforms for language and technical training in the oil and gas industry, which is currently being used by companies such as Tengiz Chevroil and Japex.

We provide immersive, contextual, oil and gas specific English language training with native English speaking industry professionals.

Our training platform also allows students to learn basic offshore skills, safety and evacuation training and specific technical training in a safe, realistic environment.

Using a headset and microphone, students from around the world can learn together. This reduces the need for costly and time intensive face to face methods of training. We are unique in the fact that all of our teachers are both native speakers and have specific industry experience, and we are the only online service who can offer such a high level of immersion into the environment in question.

Our environment drives uniquely high levels of engagement - 60% of our Oil and Gas English learners spend on average over 9 hours a month studying with us. This in turn leads to faster progress, with students improving on average one English level after just 30 hours of study.
Nathalie's Oil and Gas career started with her teaching English to refugees in London which in turn led her to Languagelab's online teaching platform. At Languagelab she focused on English for Specific Purposes training, leading her to her current role as Oil and Gas course coordinator.

Combining her knowledge of virtual world technology and English teaching, Nathalie liaises with technical experts from Tengiz Chevroil as well as a number of highly qualified individuals in the oil and gas sector to develop specialised content and teaching materials for Languagelab's oil and gas programme.

She is also a qualified virtual world technology trainer and recruits, screens and trains Languagelab's specialised Oil and Gas teachers to ensure they are suited to teaching on a virtual platform.

Languagelab
Languagelab has created a unique, online city where everyone speaks English.

Fully qualified, native English teachers conduct classes 24 hours a days, 7 days a week so students get to learn when they want to.

Regular visits to our virtual city quickly improve your reading, writing, speaking and pronunciation skills.
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15:15 Panel discussion
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15:45 Drinks reception sponsored by IDS
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