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Improving production rates through new approaches to digital technology


What approach would help develop, sell and deploy better software to support expert work?
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Peter Westwood
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Jay Hollingsworth
» Chief technology officer
» Energistics
Murray Callander
» chief technical officer
» Eigen Ltd

Tuesday, March 14, 2017
Aberdeen
Doubletree by Hilton Hotel Aberdeen Treetops

We can define the traditional digital approach to managing oil and gas production as where the oil company purchases a probably expensive and complex piece of software, which promises to do a great deal. We could also define the traditional digital approach as talking about 'disruption' and how Moore's law means that computers one day will be more powerful than people. And IT departments who struggle to implement everything together, and a situation for the customer (the production engineer) which doesn't really work.

Actually building this requires a new approach to system interoperability and data integration, and how the software is constructed (and probably also sold). And perhaps it can be done at quite low cost, if systems are built from the outset with a different approach, based on open standards, platforms and apps, with cloud hosting




Note: This event continues from our past Aberdeen events held in

September 2015 - see the agenda - see the delegates list

September 2014 - see the agenda - see the delegates list

Agenda

 
8:30 Welcome coffee
9:15 Karl Jeffery - Editor
Digital Energy Journal
Chairman's introduction - what a new digital approach might mean for production


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Talk Description.
The conventional approach to digital technology - perhaps we can say - is about a company spending money on a software package which promises to do a great deal of different things.

This approach has worked well in many ways - but may also lead to the problems which we sometimes see today - such as systems which are too complex, don't incorporate people's knowledge based on experience, don't interoperate well with other systems, and are too inflexible.

So maybe we need a different approach to digital technology - in order to provide production engineers with software tools which can better help them to manage production, make decisions about interventions, and prioritise.
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
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9:25 Peter Westwood - Technical director
EnergySys
The End of Corporate Computing: Revisited


Talk Description.
• Something radical is happening, and we'll explain what and why.
• Definitions. What is cloud? And what is not cloud?
• The three tenets of cloud computing.
• The one diagram that explains it all
• Making the transition: sink or swim
• The importance of scale, and why you'll never buy software the same way again
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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9:55 Jay Hollingsworth - Chief technology officer
Energistics
Improving production - through better use of data exchange standards


Jay Hollingsworth is CTO of Oracle. He was previously Director - Oil and Gas Industry Business Unit at Oracle; on the board of Directors Member at PPDM Association, Seabed Architect / Portfolio Manager at Schlumberger Information Solutions
Principal Data Architect at Schlumberger Information Solutions; and Consulting Data Architect at Landmark Graphics

Energistics
Energistics exists to facilitate the development and adoption of E&P data transfer standards and as such we are recognized as the leading body, working closely with industry groups like SPE, SEG, AEGE, etc. We operate as a not-for-profit group, funded by the industry on behalf of the industry.
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10:25 Murray Callander - chief technical officer
Eigen Ltd
Latest thinking about software + data structure for people who manage production operations


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Talk Description.
- Ensuring that production targets are achieved, with a better understanding of risks
- Working directly with real time data - getting away from spreadsheets
- Making corporate information easier to access and work with
- Better ways to interrogate complex data - natural language
- A "platform" architecture with a network of pieces
- The "Nergi" - persuading people to look at software differently
- Case study - working with Lundin Petroleum
Murray Callander is the Chief Technology Officer at Eigen, responsible for the development and deployment of technology in support of remote monitoring and integrated operations for the Energy Industry. When not at home with his family (or fishing) he can be found working on the next generation of visualisation based on semantic web technologies and use of virtualisation to improve robustness in industrial systems.

Eigen Ltd
Eigen develops, deploys and sustains the next generation of smart technologies for remote monitoring and integrated operations. Formed in 2007 by a team of tenacious engineers with a track record of robust delivery, the company has been thinking out the box and pushing the boundaries of what is possible ever since. One day they may crack time travel, but for now they are focusing on superb user experience and simplifying deployment.
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10:55 Coffee
11:25 Steve Aitken - Consultant director
Intelligent Plant
An industrial app store approach for production technologists


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We are an ISO 9001 registered company, focused on providing services and solutions to the oil and gas industry. We specialise in the performance monitoring of equipment and processes through analysis and visualisation of real-time data, and in the manageme
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11:55 Jonathan Jenkins - Chief Operating Officer
New Digital Business
Standardisation of production databases to improve forecasting


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New Digital Business provides Petrotechnical Support (Applications and Data), Project Management and Consulting services which ensure the most effective use of your digital technology assets in finding and producing hydrocarbons.
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12:25 Joe Chesak - CEO
Fablabs AS
Increasing oil yield via smart tech. It's a team effort to get started but well worth the initiative


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Fablabs AS is a software company that aims to be distruptive about maximizing off-shore oil production, using a holistic Data Science approach and modern technologies, while adhering to time-tested Engineering practices.

Fablabs' business obj
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13:00 Steve Roberts - head of digital solutions
Oil and Gas Technology Centre (Aberdeen)
Closing remarks


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Our goal is to help maximise economic recovery from the UK continental shelf, anchor the supply chain in the North-East of Scotland, and create a bright future for the region as a thriving global technology hub.
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13:20 Lunch and close
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