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Optimising the supply chain and logistics

Managing complexity and keeping supply chains under control
Steve Johnson
» Head of Global Procurement & Supply Chain Management at Prosafe Offshore Ltd
» Prosafe Offshore

Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Aberdeen Marriott Hotel

This event is for supply chain managers, procurement managers and logistics managers who are interested in new techniques to help manage a complex supply chain and bring it under control.

Organised by Finding Petroleum, an events company specialising in oil and gas technology, and Digital Energy Journal.

Topics covered include: managing supplier catalogues, connecting suppliers to your procurement systems, integrating different supply chain systems together, managing your spares data.

Hear Apache talk about their experience with the acquisition of ExxonMobil's North Sea assets, from a supply chain perspective.

Learn about easier and cheaper ways to get suppliers better integrated with oil company procurement systems, reducing costs for suppliers by 90 percent, and providing systems which suppliers are very happy to use.

Learn about how to manage your spares data on the cloud, so it is easier to manage, and share with other companies, if you choose to do so.

Learn about ways to manage and standardise catalogues so they are easier to manage.

No admission fee - event includes lunch.

Limited places, register now to reserve yours.

"I enjoyed meeting delegates who are in the same business as I am and discussing current trends and issues that we all seem to share" - delegate from Chevron, Oct 2011 Finding Petroleum Aberdeen supply chains event

"Really enjoyed the event. I found the presentations professional, interesting and very relevant" - Janice Grant Shaw, Collabro, after attending Oct 2011 Finding Petroleum Aberdeen supply chain event

"It was great to see real information without being sold to !" - Steve Johnson, Prosafe, after attending Oct 2011 Finding Petroleum Aberdeen supply chain event

We hope to see you in Aberdeen on November 20th!

Karl Jeffery, conference producer, Finding Petroleum, and editor, Digital Energy Journal.


8:45 Arrivals and Registration. Tea & Coffee
9:15 John Hanson - managing director
Independent Data Services (IDS)
Chairman's introduction

John Hanson is founder and managing director of IDS (Independent Data Services), the world's largest provider of web delivered upstream reporting services covering all aspects of the operational reporting environment, including StockNet, IDS' asset tracking and inventory management service.

The business grew out of a 1995 project to develop a database to analyse a number of geopressured wells offshore Vietnam.

Mr Hanson was previously general manager of Geoservices SA / Bohai Oil Company joint venture based in Tianjin, China, a company he joined as a mudlogger after finishing his geology degree in at the Polytechnic of North London in 1979.

Independent Data Services (IDS)

IDS is committed to transforming data into knowledge by allowing companies to analyse and report on their operational performance.


To be the leading knowledge management provider in the oil and gas industry as well as other sectors, by not only allowing companies to analyse and report on their operational performance; but also giving them the knowledge to enhance it.
9:20 Stephen-Jeffs Watts - Senior Consultant
Supply chain as an integral part of the asset lifecycle

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Talk Description.
Efficient supply chains start in the engineering lifecycle of the asset.

Standards-based asset design provides a solid foundation for spares commonality, forecasting, planning and replenishment methodologies.

You can do a criticality assessment and FMEA (Failure mode and effects) analysis from faults, fed back into the asset lifecycle, to improve reliability, minimising spares handling and predicting usage.

Stephen has 10 years ERP experience and since joining IFS in 2006, he has implemented and managed many projects for oil & gas, pharmaceutical and construction customers. Some of the customer accounts he has worked on include LGC, Wellstream & Trelleborg CRP.

Prior to implementing ERP systems, Stephen worked in the automotive industry for 2 years as a Business Analyst and in the telecoms industry as a Project Manager and a Supply Chain Manager.
Outside the workplace, Stephen has a young family to keep him busy and enjoys Football and Rugby.

IFS is a public company (OMX STO: IFS) founded in 1983 that develops, supplies, and implements IFS Applications, a component-based extended ERP suite built on SOA technology. IFS focuses on agile businesses where any of four core processes are strategic: Service & asset management, manufacturing, supply chain and projects. The company has 2,000 customers and is present in more than 50 countries with 2,700 employees in total.

Unlike other major ERP suppliers, IFS has a strategic focus on Oil & Gas contractors and owners as well as other asset intensive industries such as Utilities , Energy and Defence. IFS offers flexible, component-based business solutions that manage the entire asset lifecycle . IFS Applications includes functionality for asset management , supply chain, hire and rental ,contract and project management, risk management, budgeting and forecasting, engineering, material management, document management, fabrication and service management, all integrated with financials and human resources.
9:50 David Stroud - CEO
What becomes possible when you move you spares data from spreadsheets to the cloud

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Talk Description.
Many oil and gas capital projects are still gathering SPIR data on complex spreadsheets and using these to manage the setting of spares levels for new equipment.

By moving the management of your 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’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.
10:20 Daryl Fullerton - Chair of Supplier KPI Workgroup
PIDX International
Standardising procurement - introduction to PIDX association

Talk Description.
PIDX is made up of Oil and Gas Industry Standards leaders in the facilitation of Electronic Commerce. We develop and leverage Electronic Standards to take advantage of Industry Best Practices. In all our work we strictly follow all rules related to Anti Trust / Anti-Competitive Legislations.
Daryl has been working within the Oil & Gas Industry for the last 12 years. His area of specialism is Supply Chain Management Solutions including Supplier Performance Management Systems, Supplier Risk Management, HSE Performance Management and Drilling Performance Management. Clients he has worked for include BP, BG-Group, , ConocoPhillips, Chevron, Noble Energy, Origin Energy, Oxy, Respol, Shell and TNK-BP.

Daryl is Chair of the PIDX Supplier KPI Standard Workgroup and is actively working with Operators and Service Companies to better define Supplier KPI Terminology and to automate this data gathering process which will bring huge savings to the Industry.

Prior to founding Biznet in 1997 he studied Accountancy at University College Galway and went on to complete a MA in Advanced Accounting and Msc in Computing and Information Systems, Daryl is a member of SPE, ISM and a frequent speaker at worldwide Oil & Gas Supply Chain Conferences.

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PIDX International
Based in Houston, Texas, PIDX International is a trusted professional organization comprised of Energy Industry leaders dedicated to working together to standardize data exchange for digital business. PIDX has developed global standards by and for all participants in the Energy Industry. With a strong antitrust framework at its foundation, PIDX provides a trusted and proven environment for operators, suppliers, and network providers to communicate, collaborate, and transform. PIDX spans the entire industry, from well to filling station.

To learn more, visit, and follow us on LinkedIn.
10:50 Break
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11:15 Steve Johnson - Head of Global Procurement & Supply Chain Management at Prosafe Offshore Ltd
Prosafe Offshore
The CIPS (Chartered Institute for Procurement Supply) program to help professionalise oil and gas supply chain

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Prosafe is the world's leading owner and operator of semi-submersible accomodation and service rigs.
11:45 Kelly Babbit - Head of Marketing & Business Development
jCatalog Software
Better ways to manage catalogues

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Kelly Babbit is responsible for Business Development and Marketing for jCatalog Software AG based in Dortmund, Germany. Kelly has over 15 years experience in building and managing finance and supply chain software solutions. Kelly joined jCatalog in 2010 to help shape and deliver their product data and procurement solutions. He arrived from Siemens where he served as the Director of Click2Procure and was responsible for Siemens’ global catalog and product master data management platform. Prior to Siemens, Kelly served as a product and technology leader for Perfect Commerce as the Director of Product Management. There, Kelly also helped to create and launch ONCE (Open Network for Commerce Exchange), the main trade association for cloud solution providers and marketplaces. In additiona to product data and procurement technology, Kelly has served in the banking industry where he helped direct the creation of a leading supplier network for over 1500 financial institutions and one of the world’s first Internet-based cash management systems. Kelly received his education at the University of Kansas in Cartography and Geography with a focus in Human Computer Interaction.

jCatalog Software
The future needs new ideas. Success in the market needs experience. jCatalog offers both. We turn forward looking Internet solutions into successful technology, using our know-how concerning databases, the Internet and all of the important business related tasks. We were early in recognizing the potential of the Internet for industry and trade: the New Economy is establishing itself and we have placed ourselves at the forefront of this development. The perfect combination of fundamental knowledge and an innovative idea has also convinced our powerful investors. From the start, TFG Venture Capital has been on board with jCatalog Software AG. We expect to keep our product at the front line of technology, and to extend our market leadership still further. Our aim is to build a world wide network. Together we will introduce our products to well-placed medium sized companies and global enterprises.
12:15 Mike Battersby - Director
ACT Business Solutions
Reducing the costs of integrating suppliers with oil major procurement systems by 90 per cent

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Talk Description.
Case study: how ACT Business Solutions reduced the cost of integrating suppliers with oil major procurement systems by 90 per cent

Suppliers pay a fixed cost, no network or messaging fees, with direct integration with their existing software, and no contract with an IT provider

Data centre managed in the cloud
Act Business Solutions was founded as a cloud organization to directly serve the Petroleum industry B2B needs. The key Company Directors brings together over 90 years joint business. Through our sister company ACT Global consulting we bring consulting and technical experience gained in some of the largest companies involved in the Oil & Gas sector including BP, Shell, Conoco, Baker Hughes. We also have skills within the EAI B2B vendors. These include GXS, Sterling Commerce, IBM, Elemica, Savi and Oracle.
12:45 Multiple -
Panel Discussion

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Panel Discussion
This is part of our agenda where Finding Petroleum has a panel discussion.
13:00 Lunch and close
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