Agenda

This is a draft agenda and is subject to change.

DAY ONE – Wednesday, 19th January, 2022

08.00

REGISTRATION and COFFEE

08.40

Chair’s Welcome and Opening Remarks

08.50

OPENING KEYNOTE

Oil and gas and the post-COVID-19 crisis - could IoT play its part in helping the industry recover?
  • How growing competition, price wars, and pressing environmental regulations have created significant challenges for oil and gas companies.
  • Covid-19 legacy compounding problem: a third of the global oil demand through lockdowns, production halts, and travel restrictions
  • Industry 4.0 and IoT adoption: increasing overall operational efficiency and business growth. The key to tackle these challenges?
  • Could IoT adoption benefit from the fast-tracking of digital innovations brought about by the pandemic?

09.20

PANEL DISCUSSION: REDUCING CARBON FOOTPRINT

What mitigation practices can the industry use with IoT to reduce carbon footprint?
  • How oil and gas stakeholders are demanding a higher degree of accountability on the measurement, mitigation and reporting of the carbon production process.
  • Some examples of how IoT devices and applications can be used as a tool to reduce carbon footprint and their impact on the environment.
  • A look to the future

Maan Iskander, Technical Services Department Manager, Aramco Europe

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PRE-SCHEDULED 1-2-1 MEETINGS

10.15

PRE-SCHEDULED 1-2-1 MEETINGS

10.35

HOSTED ROUND TABLE

11.25

PREDICTIVE MAINTENANCE CASE STUDY

Implementation of IoT solution on drilling equipment
  • Predictive maintenance systems – identifying anomalies in equipment’s behaviour and forecasting whether it needs repairs within a certain time.
  • How even a slight technological defect can reduce efficiency of equipment and lead to huge financial losses due to the scale and complexity of this equipment
  • A look to future applications

Julian Zec, Senior Digital Programme Manager, Maersk Drilling

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11.50

UPSTREAM OIL EXPLORATION PRACTICAL SOLUTIONS SESSION

Seismic sensors aiding oil exploration
  • Mapping subsurface drilling sites via IoT sensors
  • Internet-connected seismic sensor networks
  • Comparative data analysis conducted to select the best drilling site

12.15

LEGACY SYSTEMS CASE STUDY

Using IoT to get more from ageing assets
  • How can you get more out of older assets with limited CAPEX investment? What do you need to consider when building new assets?
  • What are the ways IoT provides value in older assets?
  • How do you combine data out of legacy IT and OT systems with IoT data to generate new insights?
  • What role can market partners play in bringing IoT to older assets?

Marijn Bezuijen, Asset Artificial Intelligence Business Opportunity Manager, Shell

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12.40

NETWORKING LUNCH

13.50

THOUGHT LEADERSHIP PRESENTATION

Self Service Analytics and Citizen Development
  • Mining full data warehouse value using self-service analytics
  • Project setup, structure and approach (Technical & People parts)
  • Changing role of IT in the business

Jaco Fok, Chief Innovation & Digitalization, OMV Petrom

14.15

TOMORROW’S WORKFORCE CASE STUDY

Preparing our People for Tomorrow - Digital transformation, new ways of working and change management
  • What type of competence or skill-sets will we be needing in the years to come?
  • The O&G industry is changing. How with digitalization and increasing focus on low-carbon & low-cost the industry will need a new type of competence in addition to the technical know-how.
  • A look at what Aker BP have done so far in competence development, ‘new ways of working’, change management and what the company plans to do

Prashant Soni, Digital Strategist – Concept development & Technology, Aker BP

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14.40

DOWNSTREAM DIGITAL REFINERY CASE STUDY INTERVIEW

FIVE lessons learned: How MOL used a new approach to data to improve plant diagnostics, adopt alternate crudes and save millions
  1. It’s about delivering business value and not applying IIoT and advanced analytics for technology’s sake

  2. Start the journey by creating a foundation for data.
  3. Just do it – It is a journey of continuous improvement. Start now, perfect later
  4. Determine where analytics are performed
  5. Bridge OT and IT through automation

PRE-SCHEDULED 1-2-1 MEETINGS

15.05

PRE-SCHEDULED 1-2-1 MEETINGS

16.15

UPSTREAM PRACTICAL SOLUTION SESSION

Intelligent oil and gas well monitoring systems
  • Wellhead monitoring for safe operation, increased productivity and extending production life of these wells. 
  • Intelligent IoT based monitoring systems – smart objects for reliable and efficient monitoring of oil and gas wells
  • Reliably, efficiently and timely delivering the important sensor data to the control centre
  • Preventing oil theft
  • Detection and reporting of catastrophic failures/destructive events

16.40

THOUGHT LEADERSHIP SESSION

Industrial IoT and the Purdue reference model
  • How the Purdue reference model has been widely in use in the oil and gas industry for decades
  • With the emergence of the IoT, there are different ways of achieving the same outcome
  • A look at how the emerging IIoT trends may influence and be influenced by the Purdue reference model on topics such as:
    – Cybersecurity/IACS security
    – Analytics/Machine Learning/Artificial Intelligence
    – Sensors and sensor capabilities
    – And more!

Harald Wesenberg, Specialist IT, Equior

17.00

MIDSTREAM PIPELINE MONITORING CASE STUDY

IoT reimagining pipeline monitoring
  • IoT solutions to pipeline leakage
  • Enhancing operational practices to reduce costs and downtime
    • Accelerate troubleshooting and responses
    • Enable advanced maintenance strategies
    • Automate manual tasks

Ramy Eid, Head of E&P Digital, Repsol

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17.20

DOWNSTREAM OPERATIONAL EFFICIENCY CASE STUDY

Boosting operational efficiency via IOT
  • IoT inspiring new and innovative ways to boost operational efficiency by opening up more accessible and cost-effective channels of monitoring processes.
  • Enabling all assets and processes to get connected and monitored on a real-time basis
  • How it provides a simpler, cost-effective and easy-to-implement manner

18.00

END OF DAY ONE | DRINKS RECEPTION

DAY TWO – Thursday, 19th January, 2022

08.00

REGISTRATION and COFFEE

08.40

Chair’s Welcome and Opening Remarks

09.05

DIGITAL TWIN PRESENTATION

Digital Twin for Assets: Digital replicas of physical assets to improve maintenance operations
  • Maintaining the digital twin developed during asset construction to improve asset management and performance.
  • Predicting potential maintenance issues and optimising operating
  • parameters to elongate asset life and reduce downtime.
  • Resolving problems quickly via the digital twin

Dr. Subrata Bhowmik, Principal Engineer –Subsea Digital & Automation, McDermott International

09.25

ON STAGE INTERVIEW

Optimisation through IoT
  • Moving the focus from exploration and production prediction  to optimisation 
  • Workload optimisation – deploying sensors or devices to increase data points that will help to do a better job 
  • Using IoT to find out how much can be extracted from a deposit in a certain amount of time; the potential to hugely increase your output

10.00

THOUGHT LEADER PRESENTATION

How the industry is preparing its workforce for tomorrow
  • The TALENT trap: How to attract young, digitally-skilled graduates
  • Changing the perception of the industry
  • What are the skills needed to work with IoT technology?
  • Why valuing human skills is key to winning the talent war

Abul Fahimuddin, Product Manager, Enterprise Machine Learning Platforms, Equinor ASA

NETWORKING COFFEE BREAK + 1-2-1 MEETINGS

10.25

PRE-SCHEDULED 1-2-1 MEETINGS

11.35

CYBER SECURITY PRACTICAL SOLUTIONS SESSION

Building resilience in an era of change and emerging threats
  • How it is critical to ensure there are plans, mechanisms and technologies in place to cover all aspects of the business
  • A whole of business problem: why including cyber security protection in operational and business resilience plans is essential

11.55

WEARABLES CASE STUDY

The future of wearables in Oil and Gas
  • Industrial wearables moving from consumer applications
  • Possibilities of deploying wearable devices for day-to-day operations.
  • Examples of wearable technology across the upstream, midstream and downstream sectors.
  • What’s next for wearables?

12.15

BLOCKCHAIN PRACTICAL SOLUTIONS SESSION

Blockchain technology in Oil and Gas: Applications, opportunities, challenges, and risks
  • A look at the theory behind and the core technologies of blockchain
  • Oil and Gas applications: trading, management and decision making, supervision and cyber security. 
  • Examining the understanding level of the blockchain in the industry
  • Opportunities, challenges, risks and development trends 

12.35

NETWORKING LUNCH

13.40

MIDSTREAM INTERVIEW

Leveraging IoT to refresh pipeline asset management
  • How a midstream company was struggling with asset management lifecycle challenges as its ageing infrastructure created competing investment priorities.
  • Wanting to refocus their program on leveraging data to improve information management, predictive asset management, asset risk management, and asset management planning.
  • How multiple dimensions of the program were refreshed using the Internet of Things (IoT) and data-driven approaches.

14.05

SUPPLY CHAIN CASE STUDY

Supply-chain management: Bringing transparency and authenticity to the industry
  • Technologies to meet the inventory planning and optimisation challenge
  • IoT tech to increase planning and scheduling efficiencies
  • How refineries can use sensors to:
    • detect the blends of crude oil incoming
    • barrel locations
  • The value of data in operation and production decisions

14.30

DRONES FIRESIDE CHAT

Key benefits of drones for the oil and gas industry
  • Safer and quicker inspections: performing faster inspections and improving worker safety by minimising use of scaffolding, cranes, or helicopters.
  • Better inspection information: spotting issues earlier by using visible light and infrared sensors to inspect flare stacks and chimneys while operating.
  • Minimise facility downtime: maintaining production goals by avoiding shutting down equipment for routine facility inspections

15.00

PANEL DISCUSSION: INCREASING ADOPTION OF IoT

Bringing all parties to the table
  • How adoption of IoT and other technologies is still nascent: is an overly fixed mindset to blame?
  • The dichotomy between the operator in the plant and the decision-maker at the top wanting to optimise processes.
  • The importance of involving the operator who’s actually seeing the pain point; how getting everyone on the same page within a business is important to move forward

Laura Brunetti, Tech Promotion Initiatives, Eni

15.30

Chair’s closing remarks | End of Summit

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