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Transforming offshore operations - mature asset management and logistics

Exploring better ways to use digitech to manage mature assets better
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Nikkii Ng
» Principal Consultant
» Lloyd’s Register
Sturle Drageset
» VP sales
» ShareCat
Professor John McCall
» Director, Smart Data Technologies Centre
» PlanSea Solutions
Brendan Kelly
» Managing Director EMEA
» Hubhead Corp
James Arnott
» Principal Systems Officer
» TEXO Drone Survey and Inspection Ltd
Gerry Ward
» Vice President
» Operational Excellence (OPEX) Group

Tuesday, June 20, 2017
Doubletree by Hilton Hotel Aberdeen Treetops

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There is a big push in Aberdeen to find better ways to harness data to harness the potential of the North Sea - and many people seem to have a sense that more can be done with digital technology. So there should be business opportunities for companies which can offer products and services to help do it.

There are high-tech pathways forward - we are seeing large drones fitted with LIDAR (laser) scans, advanced analytic tools which promise to give you an integrated picture of your risks, 3D visualisations of the platform and manage data over the full lifecycle, and advanced sensors.

There are also many efforts to improve and better manage the data itself and make it work harder - including sharing technical data and documentation when you have the same large item (such as pump or compressor) used in different places, better ways to keep spare part data up to date, ways to integrate asset integrity data with SAP, using data to better managing available vessel space.

And perhaps the industry can find better ways to look at asset integrity management, maintenance, spare parts and logistics as an integrated data system.

This event follows:

Our March 2017 Aberdeen event "Improving production rates through new approaches to digital technology" - see the web page - see the delegates list

Our Dec 2014 Aberdeen event "Doing More With Offshore Engineering Data" - see the agenda see the delegates list


8:30 Welcome coffee
9:10 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
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9:15 Nikkii Ng - Principal Consultant
Lloyd’s Register
Driving business value through maintenance optimisation and data analytics

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Nikkii has 15 years’ experience in the International Oil and Gas industry with Operators; Major Engineering Contractors, and consultancies in safety and risk consultancy. Her key area of expertise is in the areas of safety, risk and reliability assessments, and her experience spans Major Projects, Operations and Late Life facilities, both offshore and onshore. She has extensive experience in providing consultancy services to Clients to assist them using a risk base approach for operations decisions, regulatory compliance and management of Major Accident Hazards and Safety Critical Equipment.

Lloyd’s Register
Lloyd's Register is a global professional services organisation specialising in engineering and technology solutions. Our experts advise and support clients to improve the safety and performance of complex projects, supply chains and critical infrastructure. We help to keep the world moving safely, efficiently and sustainably.

Lloyd's Register is the world's first marine classification society, created more than 260 years ago to improve the safety of ships. Now our technical expertise is offered in more than 70 countries, by more than 6,000 employees, across many industries. The profits we generate fund our shareholder, Lloyd's Register Foundation, a global charity whose mission is to enhance the safety of life and property. Our independence means we provide reliable, impartial and informed advice.

All of this helps us stand by the purpose that drives us every single day; working together for a safer world.
9:45 Sturle Drageset - VP sales
Digitalisation starts with your basic data

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Talk Description.
Filling the gaps in the data system - automatically populating engineering databases
Sharecat is a Content Management solutions and services provider, with focus on the Oil & Gas industry. The company was established in Bergen, Norway in 1993 and employs more than 130 highly skilled people. Our offices are based in Norway, UK, USA and Australia with a low cost service center in Malaysia. The company's main owner is a large Norwegian private equity fund, ensuring financial capacity to grow and invest in new products and markets.
SHAREcat has been used by more than 30 major oil & gas operators. It has been deployed in close to 40 capital greenfield projects as well as for plant improvement/cataloguing programs covering more than 100 installations. Sharecat has a number of Global Agreements with Major Owner Operators and a Major Global EPC Organization. The company has ongoing projects in Australia, Indonesia, Nigeria, Oman, Iraq, Gulf of Mexico, Saudi Arabia and the North Sea. A global strategic alliance is established and in operation with WorleyParsons.

Sharecat's experience

Inadequate supply chain information and procedures are costing the process industries billions of dollars a year in plant startup delays, needless capital expenditure on inventory, procurement and maintenance inefficiencies, and significant revenue losses from unnecessary facility shutdowns.
Sharecat has for 20 years been focused on addressing this challenge, and has developed a set of Solutions that drives inefficiencies out of the industry's supply chain to provide early visibility of quality, fully validated content to all parties in the plant life cycle. Uniquely, SHAREcat improves information on existing facilities to give a true picture of the physical plant configuration, linked through the bill of materials to inventory spares. SHAREcat accelerates facility startup, minimises capital expenditure on inventory, and delivers major improvements in procurement, operations and maintenance.

The SHAREcat Solutions

SHAREcat is an internet based 'Software as a Service' solution, enabling access from any computer via a web browser. No hardware of software installation is required. The Solution comes with a set of configurable interfaces to external IT systems.

Product Catalogue

Sharecat is a global product catalogue that is updated on a continuous basis with manufacturers, product numbering, data templates and documentation. It contains product information captured over an 18 year period including products no longer in production, but still installed at thousands of assets. Companies can choose to be part of this shared catalogue by providing and getting information, but still being able to manage their special requirements. Alternatively private catalogues can be established for companies. These collect information from the global catalogue but do not share information they themselves bring in to this private catalogue. Regions/countries may have (or want to have) unified and special requirements for their local industry with the purpose to improve quality and efficiency. All product information in the catalogue are standardized (ISO15926 compliant) and validated.

SHAREcat Capture and Collaboration

Sharecat provides a solution to manage capture, approval and delivery of all technical information from the supply chain. The solution is an intelligent, rule-based workflow and validation software suite. Detailed management reporting gives visibility and control. Sharecat allows for dynamic hand over to operations when needed and the solution is seamless Integration with the Product Catalogue.


Many operators experience that a lack of information challenge the ability to run their asset efficiently. Most operators also experience how tough it can be, to fill the information gaps. Sharecat Solutions offers a program that deals with this problem. It captures all available information from various systems (including paper based archives) and makes it available in a structured way. This also prepares the ground for the powerful auto recognition features in the system, to bring validated information from the catalogue to fill missing gaps.
10:15 Professor John McCall - Director, Smart Data Technologies Centre
PlanSea Solutions
How to manage with 40-50% fewer vessels

PSS is a spin-out company from Robert Gordon University and holds the exclusive licence for the offshore vessel optimisation algorithms. PSS was established in 2017 specifically to focus on providing operational management control, fleet optimisation and vessel scheduling software for the offshore oil and gas marine support sector both in the UK and internationally.

For more information on PlanSea Solutions Limited visit
10:45 Coffee
11:15 Brendan Kelly - Managing Director EMEA
Hubhead Corp
Better ways to use digitech in late life asset management and logistics

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We provide maintenance and reliability professionals at asset-intensive businesses with world-class software solutions for analyzing, visualizing, building, editing, organizing, approving, and sustaining high-quality Asset and Maintenance Data for their Enterprise Asset Management (EAM) and Computerized Maintenance Management (CMMS) systems.
11:45 James Arnott - Principal Systems Officer
TEXO Drone Survey and Inspection Ltd
Laser scanning data acquisition by UAV (drone) - the future of offshore survey and inspection

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Talk Description.
How it can be used to better understand mature assets
Ways to work with the data – integration with your asset visualization systems
Texo Drone Survey & Inspection Ltd own and operate the worlds most comprehensive & dynamic fleet of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV). Incorporating both multi-rotor and fixed wing RPAS (Remotely piloted aircraft systems).
12:15 Gerry Ward - Vice President
Operational Excellence (OPEX) Group
How predictive technology is improving reliability of critical oil & gas systems

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Our mission is to help our clients to eliminate production loss and prevent unplanned shutdowns on critical oil and gas plant. Our unique approach enables our clients to unlock the immense value in their operational data.
12:45 Panel discussion with all morning speakers
13:10 Lunch
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