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February 2022

OPENING
  • Assessing your organisational data competency - and understanding where you can improve. Data management consultant Jess Kozman is running workshops in Australia to help companies to do this
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  • Data mesh at Equinor - Equinor is finding the ‘data mesh’ concept very helpful in its digital transformation. Sun Maria Lehmann and Jorn Olmein explained
  • Integrating engineering data like Google Maps - The oil and gas industry would benefit from having an integrated digital platform to run on. Gunnar Staff, head of technical consulting, Cognite, shared some ideas
  • Making it easier to migrate to OSDU - Many people in oil and gas companies are reluctant to move all their data to ‘yet another platform’. CGI’s Michaël van der Haven shared some ways to move forward
  • Organising data before OSDU - companies have to decide whether they are going to organise and connect it before ingesting it, and whether to go for an automated or manual method. Jamie Cruise of Schlumberger outlined the options
  • What good search looks like - exactly the results you want, search multiple systems at once, and have taxonomies you can re-use in other systems, said Lee Hatfield from Flare Solutions
  • Data maturity of the UKCS - companies sit along a wide range. Dave Mackinnon of TLB discussed the result
  • Taking O&G data skills to new areas of the energy industry - Jess Kozman, information management consultant, shared his ideas
  • OGA's public dashboards of production data - Robert Swiergon, OGA’s technical data manager, explained how it works
  • Ross Philo’s farewell talk at as CEO of Energistics, given during the SPDM meeting in November, with an unexpected send-off from past colleagues
OPERATIONS
  • Remote working with the help of a IT Managed Service Provider (MSP) - how a MSP can do a lot to help companies meet the cybersecurity and productivity challenges. Scott Davidson, managing director of MSP ISN Solutions explain
  • Siemens and the ‘brutal truth’ about IIOT - Industrial IoT projects rarely deliver quick wins, need more than CEO support, and can fail if you insist on building your own software, or getting returns after one year. Some advice from Siemens
CYBERSECURITY
  • Cyren's a better way to stop phishing e-mails - rather than try to scan all messages for phishing before they arrive in an inbox, there are technologies which follow all the links in them to see where they lead
  • Will Colonial Pipeline motivate hackers to keep trying? Ransomware operators learn from experience, as they learned from a 2016 Los Angeles hospital attack that hospitals pay ransoms. We spoke to expert Paul Prudhomme
SMART CONTRACTS
  • Why blockchain is good for smart contracts - blockchain is not the only technology we can use to enable smart contracts but is generating momentum in getting smart contract systems implemented. Andrew Bruce of Data Gumbo explains more
  • Smart contracts tied to equipment operations - It is possible for oil and gas companies to have smart contracts which trigger automatically when certain equipment factors are met, using Kongsberg’s Kognitwin integrated with Data Gumbo’s Smart Networks


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