Expert-centric digital technology

how digital technology can be better designed specifically around the needs of its users 0

Thursday, January 24, 2019, London, The Geological Society

This forum on Jan 24th explored ways to make oil and gas digital technology more oriented around the experts which use it - and by doing so create many business opportunities. The organisation gets better software and better results - and there can also be many opportunities for domain experts and software developers making much more useful software.

We define 'expert-centric' software as software designed specifically around the interests of the experts who are going to use it. In the way that cars are designed around their drivers, and mainstream software and electronics is desigend around its customers.

Agenda

9:30

Karl Jeffery - editor - Finding Petroleum

Welcome & Introduction


Karl Jeffery is editor and co-founder of Digital Energy Journal, and conference producer of Finding Petroleum. He is also publisher of Carbon Capture Journal and Tanker Operator, and co-founder of Digital Ship, a publishing and events company covering digital technology for the deep sea maritime industry. He has a BEng in chemical engineering from Nottingham University

Finding Petroleum
Finding Petroleum was established to help the oil and gas industry network, and stay up to date on the latest technological developments. It does this via hosting regular events and with an online social network of nearly 10,000 members.
9:40

David Bamford - Director - PetroMall Ltd

Eccentric or Expert-centric - how E&P works


David Bamford is well known around the oil & gas industry both as an explorer and a geophysicist. He holds a Physics degree from the University of Bristol and a Ph.D in Geological Sciences from the University of Birmingham.

Since 2004, he has been a non-executive director at Tullow Oil plc, being recruited for this position especially for his exploration knowledge. He serves on the Nominations and Remuneration Committees, and was chairman of the latter, and Senior Independent Director, for 3 years prior to his retire from the board at the end of April 2014.

He joined the board of Premier Oil in May 2014.

He retired from BP plc in 2003, his last four positions being Chief Geophysicist (1990-1995), Business Unit Leader (General Manager) for first West Africa and then Norway (1995-1999), and finally Head of Exploration until 2003.

He has served on the boards of Paras Ltd, a small exploration and IS/IT consulting company in which he held 22% equity, until its sale to RPS Energy in 2008 and Welltec a/s, a Danish well engineering company, as the nominee of the private equity investor Riverside.
From 2012 to 201 he was on the board of ASX-quoted Australia Oriental Energy as a non-executive director.

He was a founder of Richmond Energy Partners, a small oil & gas research house, and several media companies that focus on the oil & gas sector, and has served as an advisor to Alliance Bernstein, Opus Executive, the Parkmead Group plc, and Kimmeridge Energy LLP. Since retiring from BP, he has undertaken asset and company valuation projects for investment banks, hedge funds and small oil companies.

PetroMall Ltd
Petromall is a unique oil and gas advisory service which prides itself on technical excellence in selected fields and supplementing business management and leadership; in the face of uncertainty.

We offer truthful, professional opinion and advice; no playback of what you already know, and no spin.

Petromall was founded by 4 senior industry and academic practitioners who consider the challenges faced by today's oil and gas environment are going to require herculean acts of leadership and technical skill in the high cost provinces of the world, in order to maintain an industry that is sustainable and even recognisable compared to recent history.

Similarly nations developing an oil and gas industry face related challenges as they seek to maximise the benefits of this new wealth-creating opportunity - in a responsible manner.

Global reach

Petromall actively participates in the facilitation and conduct of seminars worldwide, in conjunction with its associate partner Finding Petroleum.

Our presence reaches parts of the globe, such as: the UK, Malta, the USA, through partners in the Middle East, North Africa and Sub-Saharan Africa.
10:10

Dimitris Lyras - director - Lyras Shipping / Ulysses Systems

Developing software that understands the real world

Talk Description.
- Software today is mostly geared towards developing quick and cost efficient solutions
- Less attention is given to teaching computers about the world they will be operating in
- But for software to be useful to expert workers - such as geologists, drilling engineers, production engineers, facilities engineers - the software needs to understand the world they work in




Lyras Shipping / Ulysses Systems
Ulysses Systems is a software company specializing in the delivery of actionable information.
Our premier product, Task Assistant, has proven its value in the Maritime Industry where timely access to relevant information has a high impact on revenue and reputation. Ulysses is ready to show you the competitive advantages of Task Assistant in any vertical and organisation.
10:45 Coffee & Tea; Exhibits

11:10

Murray Callander - CEO - Eigen Ltd

Providing experts with an integrated view of safety data from all sources: sensors, software and qualitative factors

Talk Description.

  • Safety managers need to ensure safety barriers are intact – but a safety barrier is just a concept made up of processes, sensors and alerts, not a real thing.
  • How to provide expert safety managers with a single view of the safety situation, which they can use to drill down and find what they need


Eigen Ltd

11:40

Paul Cleverley - Associate Lecturer - Robert Gordon University

Show me something I don't already know: Making Oil and Gas technical information more engaging during search for subject matter experts.

Talk Description.

  • Share results of research with over 50 petroleum engineers in 30 organizations using the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) content. What algorithms and visual analytics showed a greater propensity to suggest the unexpected, insightful and valuable?
  • Discuss various techniques which could nudge search tools from just time savers - meeting an existing need - to creative 'assistants'; stimulating new needs.


Paul is a Geoscientist turned Information Scientist. He is an Associate Lecturer at Robert Gordon University in Aberdeen, is on the Board of Directors of the non-profit GeoscienceWorld and in 2018 founded the tech start-up Infoscience Technologies Ltd

Robert Gordon University

12:10

Julian Zec - Chief Engineer & Manager Maintenance & Reliability - National Oilwell Varco

Software to help experts diagnose condition, maintain reliability and plan maintenance of drilling and subsea equipment

Talk Description.
-Specific design to support condition /predictive maintenance experts to perform daily tasks
-Enabling maintenance & reliability engineers to properly diagnose condition and predict Remaining Useful Life (RUL)
-Systematizing available, often variable and limited information for evaluation of equipment recertification based on condition, optimisation of overhauls or further diagnostics
- Extracting relevant data & information from maintenance management systems and/or other sources to help plan and complete the task, according to resource availability and existing rules and requirements
National Oilwell Varco
National Oilwell Varco is a worldwide leader in providing major mechanical components for land and offshore drilling rigs, complete land drilling and well servicing rigs, tubular inspection and internal tubular coatings, drill string equipment, extensive lifting and handling equipment, and a broad offering of downhole drilling motors, bits and tools. National Oilwell Varco also provides supply chain services through its network of distribution service centers located near major drilling and production activity worldwide.
12:40

Paul Helm - Associate Technical Director - Geologix SI

How virtual and augmented reality can help expert work


Paul Helm is a former director oil and gas with Hewlett Packard.

Geologix SI
13:10 Close: Lunch

Sponsors of this event

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. Digital Energy Journal the official publication of Finding Petroleum. Subscriptions are GBP 250 a year.

New Eyes Exploration
New Eyes Exploration, founded by David Bamford, explores new ways to discover Oil and Gas.

PetroMall Ltd
Petromall is a unique oil and gas advisory service which prides itself on technical excellence in selected fields and supplementing business management and leadership; in the face of uncertainty.

We offer truthful, professional opinion and advice; no playback of what you already know, and no spin.

Petromall was founded by 4 senior industry and academic practitioners who consider the challenges faced by today's oil and gas environment are going to require herculean acts of leadership and technical skill in the high cost provinces of the world, in order to maintain an industry that is sustainable and even recognisable compared to recent history.

Similarly nations developing an oil and gas industry face related challenges as they seek to maximise the benefits of this new wealth-creating opportunity - in a responsible manner.

Global reach

Petromall actively participates in the facilitation and conduct of seminars worldwide, in conjunction with its associate partner Finding Petroleum.

Our presence reaches parts of the globe, such as: the UK, Malta, the USA, through partners in the Middle East, North Africa and Sub-Saharan Africa.

Registered Delegates

Hugh Ebbutt
Director
A T Kearney
United Kingdom
Andy Moore
Consultant
Fizzbuzz Ltd
Christopher Hughes
Head of Business Development, EAME
Quantico Energy Solutions
United Kingdom
Paul Hodson
Senior Manager
Accenture
United Kingdom
Nick Norton
Senior Energy Advisor
Foreign Office
United Kingdom
Robert Snashall
Consultant
RGSConsult
United Kingdom
Paul Murphy
Key Account Manager, Oil and Gas Division
Airbus Defence and Space
United Kingdom
GOPI CHAVA
Engineer
In Transition
Canada
Paul Cleverley
Researcher
Robert Gordon University
United Kingdom
Geoffrey Boyd
Field Development Consultant
Antium FRONTFIELD
United Kingdom
Nick Steel
Consultant
Independent
United Kingdom
Mike Larsen
Business Development Director, EAME
RPS Energy
United Kingdom
Maria Mackey
Energy Sector
AWS
United Kingdom
Paul Helm
MD
LA12 Ltd
Lucas Buchanan
Contractor
Self
United Kingdom
Nick Pillar
Manager of Geophysics
Canadian Overseas Petroleum Ltd
United Kingdom
Peter Allen
consultant
layla resources
United Kingdom
Hannah Aylwin
Geoscientist
SLR Consulting
United Kingdom
Chris Hough
Subsurface Data Coordinator
Chevron
United Kingdom
Julian Zec
Chief Engineer
National Oilwell varco
Norway
Ewan Whyte
Technical Director
SLR Consulting Ltd.
United Kingdom
John Glass
MD
Cloverfield Consulting Ltd
United Kingdom
David Bamford
Director
New Eyes Exploration Ltd
UK
Michael Dyson
Manager
Striatum
United Kingdom
Micky Allen
consultant
consultant
United Kingdom
Jack Forster
Maintenace & Reliability Engineer
NOV
United Kingdom
DIMITRIS LYRAS
MANAGER
ULYSSES SYSTEMS
United Kingdom
Diwin Amarasinghe
Geophysical Specialist
Consultant
United Kingdom
Abi Mirkhani
COO
OPG Supply
United Kingdom
Jenny Pantelis

Ulysses Systems
Stephen Norman
Business Development Manager
DNV GL
United Kingdom
Dirk Peeters
Sales Director
Peltarion
United Kingdom
Gareth Smith
Head of Consulting
Venture
United Kingdom
murray callander
Lead Engineer
Eigen Ltd
Andrew Foulds
Director
Petrafiz Ltd
United Kingdom
Deirdre ODonnell
Managing Director
Working Smart
United Kingdom
Dave Wallis
Senior Advisor
Energistics
United Kingdom
Frederic Yeterian
Director
Philax International (UK) Ltd
United Kingdom
Peter Sawyer
Business Development Director
WSS Energy Consulting
United Kingdom
Karl Jeffery
Editor
Finding Petroleum
United Kingdom
John Clure
Managing Director
Phoenix Hydrocarbon Resources Ltd
United Kingdom
Nick Cribbens
General Manager
Zebra Data Sciences
United Kingdom
Richard McIntyre
Sales Manager
Finding Petroleum
Daniel Buckingham
INTERNATIONAL FINANCE BROKER.
Pronto Business Funding
United Kingdom