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Improving offshore design decision making

Making good plant designs faster as the environment becomes more complex
Dr John White
» technical manager
» Prospect Flow Solutions
Bruno Gerard
» Oxand Group

Thursday, May 30, 2013
Doubletree by Hilton Hotel Aberdeen Treetops

Good design means good business. Designers need to continually break barriers, creating tools, structures and well completions which can do much more for less, and get a much better understanding in advance about how well their designs will work, in an environment of increased complexity, increased focus on costs, but increased reward for design innovation.

At this event we'll look at how to get the most out of digital tools to do more with designs - make structures, tools and completions which can last longer, do more and cost less - created with more accuracy - and use design data to help manage the asset over its lifecycle. Limited places, register now to secure yours.

We hope that this event will develop into an annual meeting place for Aberdeen design engineers, to talk about the latest technology and methods which can help you design plant, equipment and wells which can do more with less. If you think this is a good idea, please register.

Digital Energy Journal is a magazine in London covering digital technology in the offshore oil and gas industry. We have previously run events in Aberdeen on optimising supply chains (Nov 2012), facilities management (March 2013), subsurface data (March 2013 and March 2012), drilling data (May 2013 and May 2012) , IT Infrastructure (May 2013 and June 2012).


9:15 Karl Jeffery - Editor
Digital Energy Journal
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

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
9:20 Max Leadley-Brown - sales manager
Dassault Systèmes
Taking offshore engineering design to the next level - decision support and intelligent systems

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Talk Description.
Joint presentation with Harald Gunnerod, business development manager, Dassault Systemes
How can you ensure that the oil and gas extracted will be safely and efficiently brought? Dassault Systèmes'' 3DEXPERIENCE solutions dedicated to the Marine & Offshore Industry enable you to take up this challenge.

The design and technology challenges faced by designers and builders of these complex floating and sailing systems are immense and demand tools that can address all of these challenges without gaps or delays.

The 3DExperience Platform dedicated to the Offshore sector enables to successfully overcome these challenges and to fulfill the needs of offshore platform owners and even going beyond.
9:50 Derek Smith - Director of strategic sales

ArtrA - New methods of capturing corrosion monitoring with plant lifecycle & asset management (part 1)

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Derek Smith is an Electrical Engineer with over 22 years of real life experience in the construction and engineering sectors.

As Director of Strategic Sales of Amtech Group his primary role is to raise the profile of Amtech within the industry, identify new partnerships, collaborations, working groups and task force involvement. As part of his commitment to the Government BIM Strategy, he has the ability to contribute and advise on the use of Amtech software across different building sectors. He is an active member of the BuildingSMART UK Technical Steering Group after being invited to join the panel. His passion for the most significant change in the industry around BIM in recent times means that he and Amtech want to be part of the change and contribute towards reaching the ultimate BIM goal.

With extensive knowledge and success in product development, QMS, SQA, sales. Derek has the ability to identify new business opportunities that benefit both the business and the industry for the UK & overseas.

10:05 Paul Goodman-Simpson - Business Development Manager
Amtech Group
ArtrA - New methods of capturing corrosion monitoring with plant lifecycle & asset management (part 2)

Paul Goodman-Simpson has worked for 15 years as a senior piping designer in the petrochemical industry including 18 months spent offshore in the UK sector of the North Sea. Paul's design career has progressed from the drawing board to the first 2D CAD systems and then on to 3D design and plant lifecycle maintenance. More recently Paul is specialising in delivering intelligent database PLM systems for existing infrastructure that has been laser scanned.

Amtech Group
Amtech is the UK market leading manufacturer of specialist software for the building services industry.

Amtech Group Ltd recently acquired ArtrA, a company which is developing software to improve engineering data management and to interface across CAD design modelling, document management and integrity management, for example: corrosion monitoring.
10:20 Dominic Thasarathar - Strategic Industry Relations
Modelling the Future - Possibilities, Probabilities, Opportunities

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Talk Description.
The use of digital models to support the efficient design and delivery of Oil and Gas facilities is today a long established practice, so much so that it’s tempting to take it for granted. But think back to the days before this technology was common place - when plant design was a manual process of hand-calculations, drafting boards and reams of drawings, where the only models were plastic ones. The impact of digital modeling has arguably been transformational, but today technology itself is changing at breakneck speed. How might disruptive trends like cloud computing, or mobile computing, or the phenomenon of ‘social connectivity’ shape the plant design process of tomorrow? This session will share observations and suggestions for how trends in technology, in information and in business might converge to create a range of new and exciting opportunities.
As a global leader in 3D design, engineering, and entertainment software, Autodesk helps people imagine, design, and create a better world. Autodesk delivers an unparalleled depth of experience and a broad portfolio of software to give customers the power to solve their design, business, and environmental challenges. In addition to designers, architects, engineers, and media and entertainment professionals, Autodesk helps students, educators, and casual creators unlock their creative ideas through user-friendly applications.
10:50 Break
11:20 Dr John White - technical manager
Prospect Flow Solutions
Engineering Design & Simulation - Keeping your options open

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Talk Description.
Engineering Design & Simulation in the offshore environment is a challenging process. Marine structures are large, physically complex and operate in harsh environments. Given the cost associated with this scale of engineering, the industry is reliant on simulation to ensure that Government, Health & Safety and Industry Standards are adhered to. The design of these structures requires a fundamental understanding of a number of design parameters and how they interact. Changes to the design parameters during the lifecycle of a project become more and more difficult and costly to implement. Building designs & simulations with flexibility in mind makes it possible to keep your options open
Dr John White is the Technical Manager at Prospect Flow Solutions where he leads a multi-disciplined team of engineers including Mechanical, Civil, CFD engineers and Naval Architects. John has over 15 years of professional engineering experience in the automotive and Oil & Gas sectors. He has a Bachelor’s Degree and PhD in Mechanical Engineering, an MBA and is a Chartered Engineer with the Institute of Mechanical Engineers

Prospect Flow Solutions

11:50 Bruno Gerard - CEO
Oxand Group
Using design data to reduce risk during operations

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Talk Description.
Using designs for modelling, lifecycle and risk management
Making more use out of design data
Case study: using well designs in well lifecycle management -

12:20 Multiple -
Panel Discussion
Panel discussion with all morning speakers

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Used for panel discussions

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