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Improving decision making with subsurface data

How can we make better decisions with subsurface data - with better analytics and data gathering?
Dan Newton
» Technical Sales - Studio
» Schlumberger Information Solutions (SIS)
Bruce Chalmers
» Software Portfolio team, Stavanger
» Blueback Reservoir

Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Doubletree by Hilton Hotel Aberdeen Treetops

Our second Aberdeen subsurface data management forum, on March 19 2013, gathers together people who work with subsurface data to share their experiences and technology.

There is no admission fee to attend.

  • Improved subsurface decision making,
  • helping geophysicists do more with existing data,
  • reducing the mundane workload so geophysicists can spend more time can be spent on more value adding tasks,
  • improving subsurface data integration,
  • integrating subsurface and drilling data,
  • making systems and applications easier to use,
  • working with subsurface data models via web browser,
  • improving the data management infrastructure / architecture

Limited places, register now to secure yours.


9:00 Welcome coffee / registration
9:25 Karl Jeffery - Editor
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Chairman's introduction

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

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9:30 Greg Stephens - Landmark ESSA Region Commercialisation Manager
Landmark Software and Services (Halliburton)
Effectively manage the explosion in data that is happening within your company

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Talk Description.
Co-presented with Alessandra Lattarulo, Technical Sales Consultant, Landmark

The need to effectively manage the increasing volume and type of data and efficiently deliver it to the end user is a continuing challenge for data managers.

At the heart of Landmark’s DecisionSpace solution and the foundation for efficient decision making is the industry’s most trusted project data management technology, OpenWorks.

OpenWorks provides true multi-user data management thereby enabling your teams to work collaboratively - not in isolation.

The next generation R5000 version of OpenWorks is a technology leap forward, ensuring the most accurate data has been used for interpretations and analysis. Sharing data across a team reduces the total cost of ownership and eliminates the data management burden on the individual interpreter
Greg Stephens has 33 years industry experience beginning with seismic acquisition and processing before focusing on sales, marketing and business development spanning the E&P spectrum since 1989. Greg has been with Landmark for seventeen years and currently manages the Landmark technical pre-sales team covering the Europe and Sub-Saharan Africa region.

By contrast Alessandra has just two months within Landmark and joins the team as a geoscience pre-sales technical consultant. Prior to joining Landmark Alessandra has worked with oil operators providing geoscience onsite support while at another E&P software provider

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.
10:00 Dan Newton - Technical Sales - Studio
Schlumberger Information Solutions (SIS)
Capturing asset knowledge and improving user collaboration

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Talk Description.
The Studio E&P knowledge environment enables user to find information, collaborate with peers and manage the generated knowledge.

• Find – Easily search and find all available information in your various data sources in the context of your project and workflows

• Manage - Information and knowledge must be captured and stored effectively for reuse.

• Collaborate - To reduce or eliminate rework, teams need easy, intuitive ways to collaborate and exchange ideas.
Schlumberger Limited (NYSE:SLB) is the world''s leading oilfield services company supplying technology, information solutions and integrated project management that optimize reservoir performance for customers working in the oil and gas industry.
10:30 Bob Miller - Senior Technologist
Scaling out data storage

Talk Description.
How to improve performance of your seismic data storage systems
How to improve seismic data analytics
How to reduce costs of seismic data storage by increasing scale
Benefits to the oil and gas industry of EMC's $100m data centre in Rio de Janeiro
EMC specializes in mission-critical communications and content for organizations and people on the move in the most remote locations. At sea, on land and in the air, the company provides seamless, reliable connectivity and access. EMC leverages its wholly-owned and operated satellite-terrestrial-cellular broadband network with fully meshed Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS) interconnected teleports. The company delivers mission-critical communications, Internet, live TV, on-demand video, voice, cellular and 3G/LTE services worldwide. EMC operates in 140 countries and runs 52 global field support centers. The established EMC team, in business for 35 years, with unprecedented infrastructure and 20+ patented technologies, delivers industry firsts time and again. EMC hires and trains its own field engineers to flexibly deploy support quickly around the world. The company tailors its services for the most demanding users of mission-critical applications for the following sectors - energy; cruise and ferries; yachts; commercial shipping; mobile network operators; government; the United Nations (UN) and non-governmental organizations (NGOs); and global enterprises. For more information, visit
11:00 Break
11:30 Bruce Chalmers - Software Portfolio team, Stavanger
Blueback Reservoir
Improving the framework for Petrel data inventory, analysis and validation

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Talk Description.
- Store project and data information for all Petrel Projects across company
- Identify duplicate data including Wells and Seismic
- Integrate with common office and GIS tools.
- View and QC Petrel data together with other GIS layers
- Measure changes in Petrel Environment over time
Bruce joined Blueback Reservoir after having spent three years with Statoil as a geologist working with global software management.

Previously Bruce has worked at ConocoPhillips, Halliburton and Midland Valley Exploration.

Bruce has a BSc Hons in Petroleum Geology from the University of Aberdeen and a Graduate Certificate in Management from The Robert Gordon University.

Blueback Reservoir
Blueback Reservoir is a fast growing technology company specializing in providing consulting services and software solutions to the global oil & gas exploration and production industry. Our strong knowledge, both within the geoscience domains and software development, makes Blueback Reservoir an excellent partner to help you maximize the value of your assets.
12:00 Tony Klapcia - Business Development Manager, International
Implementing intelligent data management

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Talk Description.
With E&P activity still running at high levels and data volumes hitting ever larger numbers, the need to improve decision making is more critical than ever.

Eurotech has responded to demands within Upstream oil & gas by working to see if there is a solution that allows the creation of a coherent data management platform which provides:

• Intelligent and Active Archive for seismic data
• Totally transparent access to data
• Flexible Work Flow for G&G
• Protected and Secure data
• Compliance
• Instant retrieval of any project or data set

We believe these requirements can be met and, furthermore, the solution is simple and flexible to deploy with options for implementing as a solution or as a service. In addition, we realise that it can take time to consider a strategic data management platform so there is an option to provide a simple “ready to go” solution that offers basic and cost effective Active Archive but which can be integrated into the advanced strategic solution at a later stage.
Tony has worked in the IT industry for over 30 years in a variety of technical, business and management roles for some of the World’s leading technology innovators and Global services organisations.
At Eurotech he is tasked with looking at how advances in IT technology can be exploited and developed to help companies working in the Digital Oilfield arena get more benefits from new technology but retaining strict cost control.
Our objective is to use technology to allow better use and management of seismic data and to create solutions that allow not just faster processing of data but how to integrate it into a formal cross-boundary information structure to improve business decision making processes.

Specializing in subsurface wellbore data, Perigon is the global leader in data management and visualization solutions. By bringing everything together, we make managing and viewing your data easier.

We have developed products and services specific
12:30 Multiple -
Panel Discussion
Panel discussion

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Panel Discussion
This is part of our agenda where Finding Petroleum has a panel discussion.
13:00 Buffet lunch
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