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Using Analytics to Manage Asset Integrity

What is the best way to use analytics to understand asset and equipment condition
Patrick Saracco
» Global Sales Manager
» Cyberhawk
Shayne Barter
» Project Engineer (Analysis)
» Agito Technical Dynamics

Wednesday, September 24, 2014
Doubletree by Hilton Hotel Aberdeen Treetops

One way to explain 'analytics' is where the data suggests questions to the expert, rather than the expert asking questions of the data. For example, instead of an expert asking the data whether the vibration signature of a pump shows cause for concern, the analytics could suggest to the expert that the temperature patterns on a certain pump or a certain pipeline might justify further attention.

As data sizes get larger and more complex, the number of possible questions becomes bigger than the manpower available to ask them - so it makes more sense to have a computer system to suggest which question to ask.

Our asset integrity analytics conference on September 24th looks at how analytics can help asset integrity engineers work out the best questions to ask, and ultimately make asset integrity management easier.

We have speakers from Teradata, Cyberhawk, Agito and CGI, speaking about how to use analytics tools to work on structured data and unstructured data together; how to gather and manage asset integrity data using drones (UAVs); how to get a better understanding of the integrity of subsea control systems; and how to use the ISO 55000 standard to develop a system for asset integrity management.

Academic tickets (student / lecturer) available for £5 with voucher code 'academic'

Event history - we previously ran this event in March 2013 as "Improving offshore facilities management, operations and maintenance". See the agenda see the delegates list

We have a sister event on the previous day - Using Analytics to improve Production


8:30 Welcome coffee
9:10 Karl Jeffery - Editor
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Chairman's introduction / safety briefing

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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9:15 Pierre Marchand - Industry Consultant - Oil & Gas
Analytics to the rescue, how to blend asset hierarchies with reports

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Talk Description.
To understand and analyze integrity it is usually required to combine structured data (asset hierarchies, SAP data) with unstructured data (inspection reports, maintenance reports, design documents).

This ‘combination’ is generally conducted inside people’s head. This talk will present a new range analytics which can automatically blend SAP data (structured) with reports (inspection, maintenance, etc) to deliver a completely new range of insights and trends. The presentation will include examples and a live demo.
Pierre is a senior consultant at Teradata Corporation. In this role, Pierre helps determine the right oil and gas strategies and positioning for Teradata in the areas of analytics and big data. Pierre has over fifteen years of experience in data warehousing, analytics and data management. Prior to his current role, Pierre was the Upstream Reference Architect at Shell for Management Information (MI) and Analytics. During his eight years at Shell Pierre initiated, designed and delivered data-driven solutions that unleashed breakthrough Business performance.

Teradata helps companies get more value from data than any other company. Our big data analytics solutions and team of experts can help your company gain a sustainable competitive advantage with data. Teradata helps organizations leverage all of their data so they can know more about their business and do more of what's really important. With more than 10,000 professionals in 43 countries, Teradata serves top companies across oil and gas, utilities, automotive, financial services, healthcare, communication, sconsumer goods, and more. A future-focused company, Teradata is recognized by industry analysts for technological excellence, sustainability, ethics, and business value. Visit
9:45 Patrick Saracco - Global Sales Manager
Gathering offshore data with Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) inspections

Talk Description.
- How unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) can be used to gather offshore inspection data
- How the data can be used as part of an asset integrity management plan
About Cyberhawk
With several offices around the globe including the US and UK, Cyberhawk is the world leader in visual asset and project management using drones and its in-house developed software, iHawk. With over 35 world firsts to its name, industry-pioneer Cyberhawk conducts close visual and thermal inspections of industrial assets both on- and off-shore such as flares, wind turbines and electricity pylons. Results are delivered through its innovative, data-agnostic, visualization software iHawk, seamlessly linking geospatial, IoT and third-party data to deliver an intuitive and compelling user experience.

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10:15 Shayne Barter - Project Engineer (Analysis)
Agito Technical Dynamics
Using analytics to manage the integrity of subsea control systems

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Talk Description.
• Understand the level of subsea instrumentation employed in a Brownfield Subsea Control System

• Using modern simulation tools to access the condition and performance with the limited information available from the Subsea Control System

• Applying analytics to future systems and enhancing condition monitoring of a Subsea Control Systems
Shayne Barter's tasks at Agito include Project Engineering, providing customer support and liaison for the use of ITI Simulation X, as well as performing Hydraulic and Chemical System Performance Simulations using industry standard software including ITI SimulationX 3.6, KopSim (Aker Solutions), Control Simulator.

He was previously Fuel Systems Engineer at Airbus. Tasks included Lead Engineer on the A400M Fuel test rig, including rig and system design and commissioning, integration programming, SIT in an ATEX environment, test procedure and report writing, including design recommendations and modifications. Also extensive work on the A350 Engine Feed Rig, including rig and system design and commissioning, integration programming, SIT in an ATEX environment, test procedure and report writing, including design recommendations and modifications.

Agito Technical Dynamics
Agito specializes in the modeling, analysis and simulation of hydraulic, electrical and fluid systems. Our primary goal is to enable our clients to accurately analyze their dynamic systems.
10:45 Coffee
11:15 Bob Baxter - Business Development Manager
ISO55000 - the international standard for asset management - how it can help you understand asset condition

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Talk Description.
- Data you need to gather
- Data analytics
- Understanding you get
Bob is a Business Development Manager for CGI with 30+ years’ experience in providing direct account management and providing innovative solutions. Having worked in the Oil & Gas industry for the vast majority of his career, Bob is currently focused on identifying Enterprise Asset Management opportunities within the Oil & Gas Upstream arena for CGI

Founded in 1976, CGI is a global IT and business process services provider delivering high-quality business consulting, systems integration and managed services. With 68,000 professionals in 40 countries, CGI has an industry-leading track record of delivering 95% of projects on-time and on-budget, aligning our teams with clients' business strategies to achieve top-to-bottom line results.
11:45 Prof Ehud Reiter - Arria NLG Chief Scientist
Arria Natural Language Generation
Articulate Asset: What if your asset could talk to you?

Talk Description.
When one engineer wants to inform another engineer about a problem, he/she will use English (or Arabic, Russian, etc) as well as numbers and graphs.

The engineer will probably use graphs to present the underlying data, and English to present background information (context, history, situational awareness) and an explanation of his/her diagnosis and recommendation.

This talk will briefly describe how Arria¹s technology automatically generates English narratives which present background information and diagnoses, recommendations, and explanations, thus allowing assets to ³talk² to engineers, operators, and managers
Arria NLG is a company specialising in Natural Language Generation (NLG) for mission critical industries, including oil and gas, healthcare and meterology. It has offices in London, Aberdeen, New York and Auckland.

The complexity and variety of offshore data sources mean that analysis and reporting process can take several hours. The ARRIA NLG Engine replicates the expertise of the engineer, providing an analysis and recommendation in less than a minute.
12:15 Panel discussion with all morning speakers
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12:45 Lunch
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