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Drilling and the digital oilfield

Earlier warnings, activity streams, subsurface data for drillers, drill cuttings data
Andrew Barendrecht
» Genesis Consultants (at Apache) on behalf of TIBCO software
» Tibco
Javier Torres
» Technical Sales Consultant
» Landmark Software and Services (Halliburton)

Tuesday, May 8, 2012
Aberdeen Marriott Hotel

How much can you optimise drilling and wells efficiency by making your corporate information work harder?

Our free conference in Aberdeen on May 8th looks at ways to improve efficiency, reduce non productive time and improve safety, by doing more with the existing information - making it more available, easier to manage and processing it in new ways.

Find out about:
Getting earlier warning about emerging drilling problems and suggestions on what to do, based on a comparison between current drilling operations and drililng operations from your company's history
Corporate communications as a stream of short messages rather than lengthy e-mails and memos
Giving drillers better access to the knowledge of subsurface staff and their models
Getting useful information from drill cuttings faster
Finding out faster if a change to well conditions is a problem
Discussion: can you convince your boss that these tools offer return on investment

Limited places - register now to reserve yours!


9:30 Odd Erik Gundersen - Development Director
Verdande Technology
Identifying critical drilling problems in advance - comparing past experience with current operations

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Talk Description.
DrillEdge technology is a real-time intervention tool that identifies critical drilling problems in advance and helps resolve them through customer-defined best practices. The technology is constructed on the principle of case-based reasoning, a method building on the simple premise that similar problems have similar solutions. This immediate intervention-while-drilling response provides a very thorough, fast and practical real-time bridge between past experience and current operations that reduces risk and non-productive time, while improving drilling performance.
Odd Erik Gundersen currently is the Development Director at Verdande Technology and has been with the company since 2007. Before joining Verdande Technology, Gundersen taught computer graphics and visualization at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology. He has published scientific papers about case-based reasoning, intelligent software agents and physically based animation of fire. Gundersen has a Masters degree in Computer Science from Norwegian University of Science and Technology.

Verdande Technology
Verdande Technology AS develops products that use the Case-Based Reasoning (CBR) methodology. Verdande Technology is headquartered in Trondheim, Norway, with regional offices in Houston, Texas and Abu Dhabi, UAE. The company remains privately funded by Statoil Venture, ProVenture Seed AS, and Investinor.
10:00 Andrew Barendrecht - Genesis Consultants (at Apache) on behalf of TIBCO software
Experience at Apache Oil - improving performance through Enterprise Activity Stream

Talk Description.
Using an enterprise activity stream - a "ticker" of activity from around the company in short messages with links, including questions and announcements

Experience with the enterprise activity stream at an oil major
Andrew Barendrecht is knowledge and information manager for Apache Corporation, BG Group and Shell EP International. He has a consultancy called Genesis RTS, based in Texas which helps companies optimise drilling operations using real time operations, working in partnership with NASA trained real time systems engineers. His work including building a learning design for drilling optimisation and building collaborative learning environments for automated drilling, at Shell.

Headquartered in Palo Alto, Calif., TIBCO Software Inc. (NASDAQ: TIBX) is a provider of infrastructure software for companies to use on- premise or as part of cloud computing environments. Whether it's optimizing claims, processing trades, cross- selling products based on real-time customer behavior, or averting a crisis before it happens, TIBCO provides companies the two-second advantage - the ability to capture the right information at the right time and act on it preemptively for a competitive advantage.More than 4,000 customers worldwide rely on TIBCO to manage information, decisions, processes and applications in real time.
10:30 Ameziane Seddiki - North Sea Drilling Solutions BDM
Petrel - a shared platform for subsurface and drilling

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Talk Description.
Applying geologic knowledge to drilling operations works best when drilling and subsurface teams share a common understanding. Petrel provides the means to visualize and analyze drilling and subsurface data within a single platform, and allows you to respond quickly to changing conditions for safer and more efficient operations. With Petrel, drilling domain practitioners are empowered to enhance well productivity, boost drilling performance, control drilling risk, and reduce uncertainty.
Ameziane joined Schlumberger as a wireline engineer in Algeria 1999. Since 2005 his principal focus has been delivering drilling solutions on the SIS platform to operators in the North Sea. Areas of interest include well engineering, planning, KPI analysis, operation support centres and well operation workflows.

Schlumberger (SLB: NYSE) is a technology company that partners with customers to access energy. Our people, representing over 160 nationalities, are providing leading digital solutions and deploying innovative technologies to enable performance and sustainability for the global energy industry. With expertise in more than 120 countries, we collaborate to create technology that unlocks access to energy for the benefit of all.

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11:00 Break
11:30 Samit Sengupta -
A Case Study on Using WITSML to Bring Geological Information to Your Desktop

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Talk Description.
Geological information gathered from the drill cuttings samples of a well provides us with an insight of its subsurface strata with a high degree of certainty that sensor measurements simply cannot.

Yet, whereas sensor measurements are nearly instantaneous and can be acquired at the press of a button, geological information relies on human observations and judgments that are only available after the drill cuttings have been retrieved at surface.

Traditionally, the general practice in the industry has been to view morning reports/lithlogs to validate formation tops and other key characteristics of the well being drilled.

Today, in a fast paced drilling operation, geological data finds its use in a variety of real-time workflows such as geo-steering, pore-pressure monitoring, formation evaluation and so on.

We explore the use of WITSML standards to provide geological data and information for automated use by some of these workflows.
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 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.
12:00 Javier Torres - Technical Sales Consultant
Landmark Software and Services (Halliburton)
Take Control of Well Construction in Real-Time

Talk Description.
Landmark’s DecisionSpace® InSite® real-time well construction solution enables operators to take control over their real-time data and infrastructure, to design full circle processes from interpretation to well planning to drilling with real-time monitoring systems integrating data back through the workflows for continuous improvement. The open, vendor neutral design provides operators the freedom to work with any service company and across multiple wells while still using a single unified system, creating integration across domains for better collaboration and results in real-time.
Javier studied a General Degree in Physics and Chemistry at the Orléans University in France in 1996. His first experience in the oil industry was as field engineer trainee in Thailand in 2000. He graduated on Geophysical Engineering at the Simón Bolívar University in Venezuela. He has being working in the North Sea since 2007. He joined Landmark, Halliburton as Drilling Consultant and his current role is Technical Sales Consultant.

Landmark Software and Services (Halliburton)
For more than 25 years, Landmark has been providing solutions to E&P challenges through the continuous development and enhancement of our leading high-science software and technology services. With over 350 patent filings since 2001, we recognize that solving your challenges of today, and those of tomorrow, requires constant innovation around everything we do.
12:30 Lunch
13:15 Grant W Affleck - Global Business Development Manager, Drilling Services Technology
More information from fewer tools

Talk Description.
A description of a new service delivery option to unlock the value in unconventional plays , using fewer tools than a convention oil or gas well reservoir drilling. Taking data in real time and processing it to ensure the well is placed where it will be most beneficial , and allow maximum recovery of in place reserves.
Grant graduated with an honours degree in Geology from the University of Edinburgh in 1988. He held a variety of posts from field engineer up to Country Manager with Sperry- Sun between 1990 and 2005.

He then joined the Weatherford UK’s Drilling Services group as UK Operations Manager before taking on the role of North Sea and Sub Sahara Regional Manager. In 2009 he was promoted to Global Business Development Manager for Drilling Services Technology, the position he currently holds. This role has been developed to help increase Weatherford’s profile in the high tech areas of the drilling and formation evaluation marketplace.

Weatherford International Ltd. (NYSE:WFT) is one of the largest global providers of products and services that span the drilling, evaluation, completion, production and intervention cycles of oil and natural gas wells. Weatherford is a new breed of service company-one that can provide the industry with extended products and services, more efficient operations, more powerful research and development capabilities and greater geographic diversity.

Today's Weatherford is the result of internal growth and innovation, as well as the consolidation of 250+ strategic acquisitions over the past 13 years. From a strategic standpoint, Weatherford has two key objectives-efficiency and productivity. Weatherford strives for efficiency, both in terms of delivering results for its clients as well as leveraging its worldwide infrastructure. The ultimate goal in both cases is to help reduce costs and increase well productivity. As well, Weatherford has created a more streamlined organizational structure to continue a push towards greater individual productivity levels through more intensive recruiting, training and retention.
13:45 Nick Baker - Marketing Director
Petrolink International
Does Seamless Data Integration Lead to Right Time Well Engineering and Right Time Decisions?

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Talk Description.
Talk includes case studies from the North Sea, West Africa and Mexico
Petrolink is a user-driven technology company that is focused and committed to finding new ways to increase efficiency and productivity for oil and gas companies around the globe.

We bring together advanced wellsite data management, real-time data solutions, engineering analytics and drilling optimization services to help customers achieve maximum value. Through user-led installations and management of the overall infrastructure, we enable customers to be part of the solution and use their data in a variety of innovative ways, including advanced analytics and AI and feeding quality information into in-house processes.

Our services and solutions combine domain expertise, best practices, secure workflows, innovative technologies, and the highest levels of service and technical support to deliver increased oilfield efficiency through lower finding and producing costs and maximized reserve recovery. With clients in North America, Latin America, Europe, Africa, the Middle East and Asia, we offer unmatched security and an independent, neutral link across disciplines, data sources and activities. To help us stay at the forefront of technology, we employ and invest in the best people from across the world and deliver our services wherever they are needed.

For more information, please visit the website.
14:15 Nick Gibson - VP Sales & Marketing
Early warning of emerging drilling problems using pure physics of the well bore

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Talk Description.
DrillScene Advanced Monitoring software from Sekal models key drilling
parameters in real-time, calibrates itself to the physical reality within
the well bore, then uses the modelled drilling parameters along with their
minimum and maximum boundaries of normal well behaviour as a backdrop to
the real-time drilling measurements.

This provides the Drilling Analyst with a unique drilling tool to quickly
identify if changing well conditions are due to normal well behaviour or
if they are the early symptoms of developing drilling problems. The
DrillScene software uses WITS or WITSML format real-time data feeds as the
input data.
Sekal AS supplies solutions that employ real time data from a rig to calculate and give a detailed and refined picture of the state of an oil/gas well. The solutions may be used together with existing drilling control systems and to detect drilling problems in advance of undesirable occurrences. The result is a safer and more efficient drilling process. The company's principal owners are IRIS, Statoil, Procom Venture, SåkorninVest,
Prekubator and Wellwork Invest.
14:45 Raffle - bottle of champagne sponsored by Sekal - event finishes - coffee
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