Solving E&P problems with digitalisation

How can digitalisation better deliver what it promises - and where can it do more? 0

Monday, November 19, 2018, London, The Geological Society

Our Nov 19 forum tackled some of the most difficult issues which are emerging out of the ongoing transformation to digital technology.
Links to presentations and videos are within the agenda below.

Companies are finding they don't have the organisational capabilities they need, their data lakes are not giving the ROI they expected, their production analytics systems are making it hard to get value, their migration to cloud data storage is providing tough.

ORGANISATIONAL DIGITAL CAPABILITY - The organisational capability implications of digital for E&P companies - how should you change your organisations and develop your capability to get most value out of it?

DATA LAKES - lots of companies have invested in data lakes but are they getting the return on investment they expected - and how can the situation be improved? How do you make sure you understand why the system is telling you what it is telling you?

CLOUD BASED DATA MANAGEMENT - everybody wants to do it - how do you make sure it works well?

ANALYTICS ON PRODUCTION DATA - every oil company likes the idea of using analytics to work out how to improve production - what is the best way to start a project to get the best results?

IMPROVING YOUR DATA PLATFORM - the best way to set up a data platform to improve company performance

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

Peter Parry - Partner; Leader, Oil & Gas Division - Bain & Co

Organisational and capability implications of digital for E&P players


Peter Parry is a partner in Bain & Company’s London office and a leader in the firm's Global Oil & Gas practice. He has extensive experience in strategy development, technology management, operations and commercial negotiation. He has worked extensively with the energy industry’s leading players over the past 28 years, including international majors, national oil companies, independent oil, and oilfield and engineering service companies.

Peter has a particular interest in strategies for corporate growth and shareholder return performance. He has extensive experience working alongside executive management in the oil majors and national oil companies, developing and implementing growth strategies.

He has assisted companies to develop technology portfolio management strategies and long-term technology investment plans, and to more closely integrate technical service activities, R&D, and field operations.

He has also played high-profile roles in the World Economic Forum and with the Global Business Coalition on HIV/AIDS, TB and Malaria. He has written and published a number of articles and papers on the oil and gas sector, on the low carbon agenda and on the effectiveness of public/private partnerships.

Prior to joining Bain & Company, Peter worked for Booz Allen Hamilton where he led the global upstream oil and gas consulting business. Previous roles have included managing director of Arthur D Little’s UK consulting and R&D business, manager in the Energy Corporate Finance team of a UK merchant bank and a technical specialist for the geophysical consultancy Scott Pickford and Associates.

Peter is a member of the Association of International Petroleum Negotiators and the Petroleum Exploration Society of Great Britain.

Bain & Co
Bain & Company is the consulting firm the world's business leaders come to when they want enduring results, and a partner who cares as much as they do about getting them. Together, we find value across boundaries, develop insights they act on, and energize their teams to sustain success.
10:15

Waclaw (Wally) Jakubowicz - Managing Director - Hampton Data

Challenges of moving information management to the cloud - both software and data

Talk Description.

  • Using the cloud for data storage - and doing IM on data already on the cloud - is relatively easy.
  • But to get the most benefits you need software which can put data and digital work immediately on the cloud after it has been created.
  • It proves to be a challenge convincing big E&P software companies to let you put data on your own cloud - when they'd rather you used THEIR cloud.
  • An alternative is to work with new E&P software applications which can run on any cloud based environment you like, with input data on the same cloud


Hampton Data
Hampton Data Services (HDS) was established in 1991, as a geotechnical data processing company specialising in legacy data. HDS's mission is to provide the highest quality, comprehensive, auditable, Data Management and Information services aimed at delivering interpretation-ready data, on time, to its customers' geoscientists.

The success of this initial strategy speaks for itself, ensuring that HDS is now the chosen service provider for many of the industry's major players. This in turn has enabled HDS to expand and diversify into being a provider of a comprehensive range of software and service solutions. With an highly experienced team, multi-lingual geoscientists, system engineers, software developers, and support staff, HDS is fully committed to providing you with the right solution for your data.

10:50 Coffee & Tea; Exhibits

11:20

Dr Duncan Irving - Practice Partner, oil and gas - Teradata

Causing E&P problems with digitalisation


Duncan Irving is the Oil & Gas Consulting Team Lead, EMEA & APAC with Teradata. Duncan joined Teradata from the University of Manchester where he instructed in geophysical interpretation and geocomputational methods for the last seven years. He was involved in consulting and research projects involving user interactions with massive subsurface datasets and more general upstream data management, and he continues to maintain research links as an honorary lecturer. One long term project was with Teradata and he drove the development of Teradata's capabilities in the Upstream Oil and Gas area. This time provided him with a deep understanding of the capabilities of Teradata and how they can best be used in the petroleum industry.
He is a geophysicist and also has a PhD in glacial geophysics and geotechnical engineering (why frozen ground moves faster during climate warming and how this affects infrastructure). Duncan lives in the hills outside Manchester with his wife and three children. He is a mountaineer, fell runner and is a card-carrying member of the CAMpaign for Real Ale.

Teradata
Teradata is the world's largest company solely focused on creating enterprise agility through database software, enterprise data warehousing, and analytics. It's our passion and it's all we do. For the Oil & Gas Industry it must be "now", it must be safe, and it has to scale. Whether it is upstream reservoir data analytics, production and refining real-time data analysis, operations management, or back-office ERP provisioning Teradata has the technology platform, scalability, people and approach that will allow you to do more with your data - today.
11:55

Warrick Cooke - Consultant - Tessella

I wouldn't start from here: A data scientists' guide to the analytics of production engineering data

Talk Description.
Advances in AI and machine learning allow previously intractable problems to be addressed through a combination of data, intelligence and computational power. Experience has taught us that unless starting with a greenfield system, much of the effort involved with applying such techniques will be spent on dealing with the complexities of legacy data. In this talk, we will give advice on how to prepare for or avoid some of the common problems encountered when taking analytics solutions from prototype to production.
Tessella
Founded in 1980, Tessella is the international provider of science powered technology and consulting services. World leading organizations choose our unique blend of science, engineering and sector expertise to deliver innovative and cost-effective solutions to complex real-world commercial and technical challenges. Our people are high achievers from leading universities and are passionate about delivering value to clients. We are proud that our work makes the world a better place to live in: developing smarter drug trials; preserving the digital heritage of nations across the globe; minimizing risk in oil and gas exploration; controlling the orbit and attitude of satellites; researching fusion energy.
12:30

Dave Camden - IM Consultant - Flare Solutions Limited

Improving the ROI of your Data Lake

Talk Description.
- lessons from the past few years working with clients
- Using the Flare taxonomy as part of the model
- governance, maintenance and population of the lake
- avoiding the black box approach
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.

Sirus uses Flare's Oil and Gas Taxonomies to deliver relevant industry tags to improve information structure and searching.

Users save time as they get more accurate and relevant results.

Management like the simplicity of the information overviews.

Folio is the latest member of the Sirus family. It brings the power of the Sirus platform to the day-to-day workplace, combining network drives, EDMS systems such as SharePoint and enterprise information.
12:50 Lunch and close

Sponsors of this event

Tessella
Founded in 1980, Tessella is the international provider of science powered technology and consulting services. World leading organizations choose our unique blend of science, engineering and sector expertise to deliver innovative and cost-effective solutions to complex real-world commercial and technical challenges. Our people are high achievers from leading universities and are passionate about delivering value to clients. We are proud that our work makes the world a better place to live in: developing smarter drug trials; preserving the digital heritage of nations across the globe; minimizing risk in oil and gas exploration; controlling the orbit and attitude of satellites; researching fusion energy.

Teradata
Teradata is the world's largest company solely focused on creating enterprise agility through database software, enterprise data warehousing, and analytics. It's our passion and it's all we do. For the Oil & Gas Industry it must be "now", it must be safe, and it has to scale. Whether it is upstream reservoir data analytics, production and refining real-time data analysis, operations management, or back-office ERP provisioning Teradata has the technology platform, scalability, people and approach that will allow you to do more with your data - today.

Hampton Data
Hampton Data Services (HDS) was established in 1991, as a geotechnical data processing company specialising in legacy data. HDS's mission is to provide the highest quality, comprehensive, auditable, Data Management and Information services aimed at delivering interpretation-ready data, on time, to its customers' geoscientists.

The success of this initial strategy speaks for itself, ensuring that HDS is now the chosen service provider for many of the industry's major players. This in turn has enabled HDS to expand and diversify into being a provider of a comprehensive range of software and service solutions. With an highly experienced team, multi-lingual geoscientists, system engineers, software developers, and support staff, HDS is fully committed to providing you with the right solution for your data.

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

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.

Sirus uses Flare's Oil and Gas Taxonomies to deliver relevant industry tags to improve information structure and searching.

Users save time as they get more accurate and relevant results.

Management like the simplicity of the information overviews.

Folio is the latest member of the Sirus family. It brings the power of the Sirus platform to the day-to-day workplace, combining network drives, EDMS systems such as SharePoint and enterprise information.

Registered Delegates

Hugh Ebbutt
Director
A T Kearney
United Kingdom
Jonathan Moore
Product Manager
Evaluate Energy Ltd.
United Kingdom
Paul Spencer
Senior Production & Seismic Data Manager
Lynx Information Systems Ltd
United Kingdom
Tim Papworth
General Manager Armenia
AGAPE Armenia
United Kingdom
Avinga Pallangyo
Events Manager
Finding Petroleum
Christian Fenwick
CEO
MapStand
United Kingdom
Peter Parry
Partner
Bain & Company
United Kingdom
Karl Jeffery
Editor
Finding Petroleum / Digital Energy Journal
United Kingdom
Abi Mirkhani
COO
OPG Supply
United Kingdom
Simon Berkeley
Director
Berkeley Associates
United Kingdom
Dave Camden
IM Consultant
Flare Solutions
Emmanuel Pettinotti
Geoscientist - Tertiary Team
Ophir
United Kingdom
David Sendra
Associate Consultant
BlackRockQI
United Kingdom
Glenn Mansfield
Director
Flare Solutions Limited
United Kingdom
Daniel Buckingham
INTERNATIONAL FINANCE BROKER.
Pronto Business Funding
United Kingdom
Robert Kennedy
Commercial Director
Caithness Petroleum Limited
United Kingdom
Glenn Mansfield
Director
Flare Solutions Limited
United Kingdom
Ewan Makepeace
President
PT Jawasoft
India
Will Jeffery
Senior Offshore Interpreter
CGG
United Kingdom
Simon Cushing
Research Director
Gartner
United Kingdom
Patrick Taylor
Director
RISC (UK) Limited
United Kingdom
James Foulkes
Client Support
CGG
Evnika Polovinkina
Managing Director
GBC Ltd
United Kingdom
Hector Williams
Senior Research Fellow
Robert Gordon University
Chris Hough
Subsurface Data Coordinator
Chevron
United Kingdom
Mike Simmons
Technology Fellow (Geosciences)
Halliburton/Neftex
United Kingdom
David Jackson
Principal Geologist
Shearwater Geoservices
United Kingdom
John Glass
MD
Cloverfield Consulting Ltd
United Kingdom
Waclaw Jakubowicz
Managing Director
Hampton Data Services
Tom Martin
Director
Shikra Consulting
United Kingdom
Diwin Amarasinghe
Geophysical Specialist
Consultant
United Kingdom
Arun Samy
Technology Consultant
Hatch
Stephen Ward
Head of VMM O&G
Siemens PLC
United Kingdom
Micky Allen
consultant
consultant
United Kingdom
Lawrence Jackson
Senior Account Executive
IHS
United Kingdom
Andy Harris

SpectrumGeo
United Kingdom
Richard Walker
Consultant Geophysicist
Cornhill Economics Ltd
United Kingdom
Neil Simons
Consultant
Independent
United Kingdom
Duncan Irving
Practice Partner, Oil & Gas
Teradata
Christopher Frost
Lead technical Analyst
DataCo
Nick Steel
Consultant
Independent
United Kingdom
Peter Roberts
Business Development Manager
Tessella
United Kingdom
Michael Stewart
Operation Manager
DataCo Ltd
United Kingdom
simon kendall
CEO
Interica
Warrick Cooke
Consultant
Tessella
Dave Wallis
Senior Advisor
Energistics
United Kingdom
Christian Bukovics
Independent Director
JKX Oil&Gas Plc
United Kingdom
Jill Lewis
Managing Director
Troika International Ltd
United Kingdom
Nnamdi Anyadike
London office
Energy Correspondent
United Kingdom
Peter Allen
consultant
layla resources
United Kingdom
Ugur Algan
Director
Volantice Ltd.
United Kingdom
Martin Blindheim
Managing Director
Energy Growth Partners Limited
United Kingdom
Alan Smith
Director
Luchelan Limited
United Kingdom
Robert Hayes
Subsea Support Manager
Wood Group
United Kingdom
James Gray
Data Administrator
Evaluate Energy
United Kingdom