How to digitalise exploration and operations

ML on satellite imagery, warning equipment failure, supply chain digital tech, information overload 0

Wednesday, November 13, 2019, London, The Geological Society

Our Nov 13 2019 London forum looks at new ways digital technology is being used to help with oil and gas exploration and operations.

Deborah Humphreville, director energy, EMEAR with space technology company Maxar, will talk about how satellite spatial data can be used to optimise exploration.

Chris Welsh, CEO of oil and gas e-commerce company OFS Portal, will talk about new ways the oil and gas supply chain is being digitalised.

Julian Pickering, CEO of Geologix Systems Integration, will give a case study about how digital technology has been used to give advanced warning about major equipment failure.

Dave Camden, IM consultant with Flare Solutions Ltd will give a case study on how digital transformation approaches can help handle information overload.

Mike Battersby, CEO of ABS Cloud, will talk about how blockchain can be used to create a trade finance platform, giving payments to oil and gas suppliers before funds have been received from customers.


We previously ran this event in November 2018
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Agenda

9:30 Welcome & Introduction: followed by SESSION 1:

9:30

Karl Jeffery - editor - Finding Petroleum

Chairman's 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

Deborah Humphreville - Director energy, EMEAR - Maxar

Sustaining the Future – Optimising Exploration with Spatial Data


Over 28 years business background and technical experience in Information Technology, relating to energy business processes. Have identified problems and implemented effective and innovative integrated content and platform solutions to address financial and strategic analysis and business model recommendations.

Worked globally with companies such as Total, Eni, Shell, BP, Statoil, ExxonMobil and ChevronTexaco. Have lived in Europe for the last 19 years, working for various technology companies. BA in Geophysical Sciences from Univ of Chicago, MS in Geology from Univ of So. Carolina and MBA from Houston Baptist University.

Maxar
As a global leader of advanced space technology solutions, Maxar is at the nexus of the new space economy, developing and sustaining the infrastructure and delivering the information, services, systems that unlock the promise of space for commercial and government markets. The operations of DigitalGlobe , SSL and Radiant Solutions were unified under the Maxar brand in February; MDA continues to operate as an independent business unit within the Maxar organization. As a trusted partner with 5,900 employees in over 30 global locations, Maxar provides vertically integrated capabilities and expertise including satellites, Earth imagery, robotics, geospatial data and analytics to help customers anticipate and address their most complex mission-critical challenges with confidence. Every day, billions of people rely on Maxar to communicate, share information and data, and deliver insights that Build a Better World. Maxar trades on the New York Stock Exchange and Toronto Stock Exchange as MAXR. For more information, visit www.maxar.com .
10:15

Chris Welsh - CEO - OFS Portal

Digitalisation of the Supply Chain in Oil and Gas


Chris has over 35 years of Information Technology, eCommerce and Consulting experience and has been a key player in Oil & Gas eCommerce since 1995.

Chris has managed numerous global projects for operators, services companies and eCommerce networks across the globe.

He was a founding member of ACT Global Consulting Ltd and has been providing strategic advice and technology architecture solutions to the Oil & Gas industry since 2000.

In March 2015, Chris became CEO and Chairman of the Board of OFS Portal LLC, a global member-based group of upstream oil and gas suppliers and service providers at the forefront of oilfield eCommerce. Chris is also Chair of the PIDX International Standards group and sits on the board of ConnectONCE.

He holds a Master of Science degree in Computing for Commerce and Industry and he is a keen rock climber and races a Ducati super-bike in his spare time

OFS Portal
Headquartered in Houston, OFS Portal LLC is a group of globally diverse suppliers helping operators in the use of industry best practices when digitizing their supply chain, promoting cost-effective approaches in making eCommerce a reality for both suppliers and operators. Membership is open to any supplier in Oil & Gas. Current OFS Portal Members include: Baker Hughes a GE Company, Halliburton, Schlumberger Oilfield, Select Energy Services, Total Safety, Weatherford International, and Wellbore Integrity Solutions.
www.ofs-portal.com
10:50 Coffee & Tea; Exhibits

11:15

Julian Pickering - CEO - Geologix Systems Integration Ltd

Advanced warning of major equipment failure and production downtime


Dr Julian Pickering has a degree in Applied Physics from Brunel University, London and a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from Cambridge University, where he was a BP scholar. He has worked for BP for 32 years and has held major posts including the Head of Digital Technology for Global Drilling and Completions and the Head of the Field of the Future Facilities Programme. He left BP in March 2010 and set up his own company, Digital Oilfield Solutions, with partners in the United States of America. He has provided consultancy services to many large Oil and Gas companies and is a consultant to the Energistics Data Standards Organisation.

Geologix Systems Integration Ltd
Geologix has been a leading supplier, for more than 25 years, of software tools and data interpretation services to support oil and gas drilling. In the last few years, it has provided senior digital transformation advisors to clients and has developed new products to optimise oil and gas production, identify major equipment declining performance and predict equipment failure. More recently, Geologix has acquired VR and AR expertise and is promoting their adoption into oil and gas work processes.
11:50

Dave Camden - IM Consultant - Flare Solutions Limited

Case study: How can Digital Transformation approaches help me handle information overload?

Talk Description.
A multinational integrated oil and gas company and one of the seven "Supermajor" oil company in this acquired a large oil and gas company to strengthen its portfolio in a number of geographies. As a result of the acquisition, an entire oil company’s 4 Pb data set, amounting to more than 300M files, needed to be quickly and efficiently absorbed and integrated.

This case study shows how the organisation absorbed a vast amount of content and deployed content clean-up, classification and analytics techniques to deliver relevant content to support the technical project teams.

Flare was engaged to assist with the effort by leveraging a number of proprietary techniques to understand what was in the data set, define how it should be handled, and develop a go- forward strategy.

The presentation will provide an overview of the challenges addressed in handling such a huge influx of data, documents and other content, residing in non-connected infrastructures within a limited time frame, while maintaining business as usual.

Dave started in the oil business in 1976 as a field engineer in the Middle East. In 1982 he joined BG as a petrophysicist supporting the global exploration teams, going on to become their petroleum engineering manager. After BG there was a short period in IBM before Dave and a number of colleagues started Flare in 1998. Since then he has worked with many oil and service companies and government bodies, helping them manage a wide range of E&P information and data.
When not working Dave gets as far away from computer screens as he can by hiking in mountains and spending time in his garden

Flare Solutions Limited
Flare Solutions Limited is a global information management consulting and services company, celebrating 20 years of collaboration with the industry this year.

Flare has developed Sirus, a software platform that provides intelligent search and analytics over multiple repositories, bringing together internal and external information and data with a single query.
12:25

Mike Battersby - director - ABS Cloud

Using blockchain to create a trade finance platform for oil and gas suppliers


ABS Cloud
13:00 Close: Lunch

Sponsors of this event

OFS Portal
Headquartered in Houston, OFS Portal LLC is a group of globally diverse suppliers helping operators in the use of industry best practices when digitizing their supply chain, promoting cost-effective approaches in making eCommerce a reality for both suppliers and operators. Membership is open to any supplier in Oil & Gas. Current OFS Portal Members include: Baker Hughes a GE Company, Halliburton, Schlumberger Oilfield, Select Energy Services, Total Safety, Weatherford International, and Wellbore Integrity Solutions.
www.ofs-portal.com

Flare Solutions Limited
Flare Solutions Limited is a global information management consulting and services company, celebrating 20 years of collaboration with the industry this year.

Flare has developed Sirus, a software platform that provides intelligent search and analytics over multiple repositories, bringing together internal and external information and data with a single query.

Maxar
As a global leader of advanced space technology solutions, Maxar is at the nexus of the new space economy, developing and sustaining the infrastructure and delivering the information, services, systems that unlock the promise of space for commercial and government markets. The operations of DigitalGlobe , SSL and Radiant Solutions were unified under the Maxar brand in February; MDA continues to operate as an independent business unit within the Maxar organization. As a trusted partner with 5,900 employees in over 30 global locations, Maxar provides vertically integrated capabilities and expertise including satellites, Earth imagery, robotics, geospatial data and analytics to help customers anticipate and address their most complex mission-critical challenges with confidence. Every day, billions of people rely on Maxar to communicate, share information and data, and deliver insights that Build a Better World. Maxar trades on the New York Stock Exchange and Toronto Stock Exchange as MAXR. For more information, visit www.maxar.com .

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.

Geologix Systems Integration Ltd
Geologix has been a leading supplier, for more than 25 years, of software tools and data interpretation services to support oil and gas drilling. In the last few years, it has provided senior digital transformation advisors to clients and has developed new products to optimise oil and gas production, identify major equipment declining performance and predict equipment failure. More recently, Geologix has acquired VR and AR expertise and is promoting their adoption into oil and gas work processes.

Registered Delegates

David Roberts
Consultant
3-DMR
United Kingdom
John Leggate
Managing Partner
Flamant Technologies
United Kingdom
Deborah Humphreville
Director energy, EMEAR
Maxar
United Kingdom
Hugh Ebbutt
Director
A T Kearney
United Kingdom
Dave Camden
IM Consultant
Flare Solutions
Hayley Mardle
Associate Sales Engineer
Maxar
Mike Battersby
director
ABS Consulting
United Kingdom
Colin Maxwell
operations manager
Geologix
Martin Hodge
Data Processing, Time Imaging & Data Management Geophysicist
MoveOut Data Seismic Services
United Kingdom
Maria Mackey
Energy Sector
AWS
United Kingdom
Julian Pickering
CEO
Geologix Systems Integration Ltd
Mike King
Oil & Gas Manager
NPA Satellite Mapping
United Kingdom
Nick Pillar
Manager of Geophysics
Canadian Overseas Petroleum Ltd
United Kingdom
Andrea Gallagher
Information Managment Technologist
Halliburton-Landmark
Chris Welsh
CEO
OFS Portal
UK
Jonathan Dietz
Graduate geoscientist
CGG
Wally Jakubowicz
Managing Director
Hampton Data Services
United Kingdom
Yvonne Pham
Marketing Manager
OFS Portal LLC
United States
Michele Turitto
Management Consultant
Chaucer
United Kingdom
Mark Diaz
Director
IHS
United Kingdom
Alan Poole

OGA
United Kingdom
John Glass
MD
Cloverfield Consulting Ltd
United Kingdom
Nick Steel
Consultant
Independent
United Kingdom
Mike Rego
Independent Consultant
PetroMall Ltd
United Kingdom
Peter Allen
consultant
consultant
United Kingdom
Emma Wild
MD
Independent
Aaron Lockwood
Software Sales Manager - EAME
Shearwater Geoservices
United Kingdom
Micky Allen
consultant
consultant
United Kingdom
Manouchehr Takin

Independent consultant
United Kingdom
Tony Edwards
CEO
Stepchange Global
United Kingdom
Nnamdi Anyadike
London office
Energy Correspondent
United Kingdom
Datta Kulkarni

LTI
United Kingdom
Peter Roberts
Business Development Manager
Tessella
United Kingdom
Avinga Pallangyo
Conference Manager
Finding Petroleum
Mark Ashford
Managing Director
MACOM Consulting Ltd
United Kingdom
Martin Dazley
Sales Manager
WesternGeco
Karl Jeffery
Editor
Finding Petroleum / Digital Energy Journal
United Kingdom
John Balch
Global Business Manager
Mapstand Limited