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Jay Hollingsworth
» Chief technology officer
» Energistics
Peter Black
» Managing director
» EnergySys
Murray Callander
» chief technical officer
» Eigen Ltd

Tuesday, March 14, 2017
Hilton Aberdeen Treetops

Maintaining production rates can be more art than science. Production engineers get a sense of what adjustments they can make to hit their production targets, such as adjusting choke, gas lift and how flows are routed through the equipment, and adjusting pressures in comingling streams.

Sometimes they make complex adjustments to the system, but then something changes and they have to go back to where they were before. Often the most difficult decision is whether a certain adjustment is worthwhile making, particularly as it comes to the end of a shift.

To help make these decisions, production engineers have a range of data. But do they have the best possible data to help them, and is the "data architecture" put together in the best possible way?

Until now, the standard way to manage production data has been within a single, probably highly complex, piece of production software. But perhaps a better digital architecture would work better, with a mixture of apps, data platforms, and data communication protocols, also taking into consideration what production engineers have learned from their hours on the job (as well as from calculations), and working out the best cause of action, given the time available?

Also - as the 'digital subsea' evolves, it becomes easier to wire up more sensors to subsea equipment - does this generate data which could provide a great deal of value to the production engineer, if used in the right way?


8:30 Welcome coffee
9:15 Jay Hollingsworth - Chief technology officer
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 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.
10:15 Peter Black - Managing director
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
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.

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

EnergySys is the first cloud apps platform specifically designed for the agile oil and gas business. It's ideal for companies that want to respond effectively to the constant change of our industry, giving them the power to add applications or modify them, without programming or expensive consultants. The result is the ability to make the right decisions quickly, based on accurate data.

Rapid implementation, up to 75% faster than traditional systems, means this is available within days not months or years. Whether you're interested in our Production Allocation Standard, or any one of a range of standard apps, EnergySys gives you the freedom to deliver the functionality your agile business needs. And because it's built for the cloud, you can expect regular updates with fantastic new functionality and new apps.

The price is proportional to the production under management, with no lock¬in and no upfront investment. Just one simple, straightforward subscription.

Based in the UK, EnergySys has a growing list of global clients including Apache, TAQA and Addax.

EnergySys is available as private cloud, hybrid cloud, or hosted in our industry cloud, making the platform accessible to oil and gas companies of all sizes.
10:45 Murray Callander - chief technical officer
Eigen Ltd
Latest thinking about software + data structure for people who manage production operations

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.
11:15 Coffee
11:45 Steve Aitken - Consultant director
Intelligent Plant
An industrial app store approach for production technologists

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
12:15 Jonathan Jenkins - Chief Operating Officer
New Digital Business
Standardisation of production databases to improve forecasting

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.
12:45 Joe Chesak - CEO
Fablabs AS
Increasing oil yield via smart tech. It's a team effort to get started but well worth the initiative

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
13:15 Panel discussion with all morning speakers
13:45 Lunch
14:30 Speaker from -
Technology company (not confirmed)

15:00 Multiple -
Panel Discussion

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Panel Discussion
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15:30 Close
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