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People and the digital oilfield

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Sigve Hamilton Aspelund
» Consultant
» zzz_Independent drilling data consultant
Charles McFarland
» Global program manager, Collaborative Work Environments
» Halliburton Landmark

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Thursday, October 20, 2011
Norwegian Petroleum Museum

This conference is designed for people from the IT department (and related domains), and human factors / training departments (and related domains), who would like to keep up to speed with the latest technology and ideas to help people work better with their computer systems.

In order to improve safety, production, efficiency and ultimate recovery, people need to have the best possible information in a way they can work with.

That means they can easily access the information they need, they don't have too much information than they can absorb, they have IT tools they can easily use and collaborate with, and they can practise what they will need to do.

This conference gathers together the best ideas from the oil industry, software companies and academia to help make this happen.

“My theory [on why Macondo happened] is that the interface [providing information about drilling operations] was too complex" - David Payne, Chevron’s vice president of drilling, speaking at the GE Oil and Gas Annual Meeting in Florence on January 312011.

Tools to help improve decision making during drilling operations (ConocoPhillips/Computas)

Improving collaborative working environment layouts - so they are not designed around the hardware (Halliburton Landmark)

Advances in using drilling simulators for training, using simulaators to test new technology, design procedures and study hazards - experience with Statoil, using wired drill pipe telemetry for kick detection (International Research Institute of Stavanger)

Using life-size drilling simulators the entire drilling team can work with (eDrilling Solutions / SINTEF)

Designing your integrated operations system (IFE)

Safety benefits of moving planning decisions onshore (Cap Gemini)

A better understanding of live drilling data (Verdande)


9:00 Arrivals and Registrations
9:25 John Aurlien - Senior integrated operations engineer, Eldfisk II, Norway Capital Projects
Conoco Phillips

Chairman's introduction

John Aurlien holds a Master of Science degree in Information Technology, and has over 20 years of experience from the Oil & Gas industry. In his current role as Sr. Integrated Operations Engineer, Mr. Aurlien is responsible for the implementation of Integrated Operations in the Eldfisk II project.

Conoco Phillips
ConocoPhillips is an international, integrated energy company. As of Dec. 31, 2010, it is the third-
9:30 Sigve Hamilton Aspelund - Consultant
zzz_Independent drilling data consultant

Offshore safety related to computer interfaces and information

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Sigve Hamilton Aspelund is a Senior Petroleum Engineer with onshore/offshore work experience in the oil and gas industry. Having developed excellent consulting experience across Norway and International, I’m now looking for a permanent position with a long-term career goal of becoming VP of production. My broad experience includes geo modeling and simulation, special core analysis, sedimentology and supervision of well drilling, increased oil production, enhanced oil production, water and gas injection, artificial lift (Gas lift), well completion/workover operations, offshore production engineering operations (FPSO/IPF/WHP), artificial lift selection, reservoir engineering, quality, health, safety and environment. It has been gained through working for major Oil & Gas companies including KPOC, NNPC, BP, ENI, Total, Shell, Talisman and Statoil. Additional experience as resource coordinator and have achieved managment onshore and offshore personell and data, increased oil production in exploration and production industry, organized and held courses and team buildings

zzz_Independent drilling data consultant

10:00 Mike Herbert and Roar Fjellheim -
Conoco Phillips

Collaboration for improved decision making in drilling

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Talk Description
Challenges in drilling operations, today and in the near future
How has IO improved the situation, what are the remaining gaps
The role of information technology in supporting IO processes
The CODIO solution for collaboration and decision making
Roar Fjellheim is a director of business development at Computas. He is educated at NTNU (control engineering) and worked at CERN and Det Norske Veritas before co-founding Computas in 1985. Current responsibilities include managing the Integrated Operations service area, business development and project management. He is also an adjunct professor of Computer Science at the University of Oslo.

Mike Herbert is the Integrated Operations Advisor for ConocoPhillips in Norway. Main responsibilities include the planning and implementation of the ODC (Onshore Drilling Centre) concept, and other Integrated Operation (IO) processes.

He currently manages all Drilling IO R&D projects within ConocoPhillips Norway, and is involved in several IO strategies and initiatives for the Company.

He started his career with Sperry Sun in 1980 as a Field engineer. He has worked in several positions within the Company including several Field positions including that of a Directional Driller. In 1995 he started as a Directional Drilling Co-ordinator. In 2000 he joined Phillips Petroleum Company Norway as a Senior Specialist Drilling Engineer.

Mike has lead one of the work groups of the OLF‘s Integrated Work Processes within Integrated Operations on the NCS. He has been involved with, OG21, where he led the IO Technology Target area group, Petromaks and other similar National strategies and initiatives.

He also is a keen explorer and likes cold places, and in 2009 he successfully spent 4 weeks on a Russian expedition to Antarctica. Now that was an integrated operation!

Mr Herbert holds a Degree in Oceanography, Maritime Science, and Engineering

Conoco Phillips
ConocoPhillips is an international, integrated energy company. As of Dec. 31, 2010, it is the third-
10:30 Charles McFarland - Global program manager, Collaborative Work Environments
Halliburton Landmark

The Real Challenges to Building Collaborative Centers

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Talk Description
Companies have struggled for the last twenty years or more adopting new technologies to improve how they work and the results they achieve. Thousands of hardware and software solutions have been introduced, installed, trained and implemented over this time period, with varying degrees of success and failure. While many factors are identified that contribute to success or failure of productivity improvements projects, we will focus our discussion on areas that are usually missed or ignored when implementing change.

Our nature is to dislike change. Change causes stress, uncertainty, and usually results in immeasurable costs, both to the individual and the organization.

Input + Process = Output. This is the definition of work. This is the basic scientific formula of life. We cannot change results if we continue to work the same way.

We only use about 20-30% of the technology available. This is called our “comfort zone”. The basic set of functionality that we use day in and day out to get our jobs done.

Knowledge management is the key to process improvement. Our industry is facing 50-70% of the talent that found the first trillion barrels leaving in the next 10-15 years.

RESULTS, OBSERVATIONS, CONCLUSIONS: At Halliburton, our design efforts focus on the desired results to achieve new collaborative working environment layouts. In the early days of technology adoption, facilities were designed around the hardware as the heart of the process, we will discuss alternatives.

APPLICATIONS: The concept of designing around workflow and personnel attributes to achieve desired results is nothing new. Architects have practiced function over form for years, but this has not always translated into easily defined changes in our workplace. We will discuss the importance of design, ergonomics and human-machine-interfaces (HMI) with regard to successfully implementing change.

TECHNICAL CONTRIBUTIONS: Far too often our focus is on short-term budget goals, not results, and our industry fails to capture real benefits from process improvement opportunities. By focusing on results, we are able to consider all elements of change that could contribute to the process goals.

Since joining Landmark Software & Services, Charles McFarland has developed a global team responsible for designing and delivering new ways of working that help customers achieve improved productivity and operating results. To date, he has managed the design and delivery of new visualization, collaboration and real time operating centers in India, Turkey, Angola, Nigeria, Saudi Arabia, Abu Dhabi, Kuwait, Malaysia, Russia, the UK and the United States, all the while focusing on effective process change management. Combined with other Halliburton and Landmark offerings, Charles can design and deliver unique solutions tailored to addressing the vital operational situations encountered by any E&P company, regardless of size.
Charles is a certified public accountant and a certified information technology professional. He has published articles in the Houston Business Journal and the Journal of Petroleum Technology, and he speaks at conferences worldwide about the real challenges of achieving better performance through new collaborative work environments

Halliburton Landmark
Halliburton Landmark, provides E&P professionals with software-driven lifecycle insights that genera
11:00 Break
11:30 Sven Inge Ødegård - Business Development Manager
eDrilling Solutions

Using drilling simulators for entire team training and to support real time operations

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Sven Inge is Project Manager for the Intellectus Training Simulator. Sven Inge has been working with Drilling control and information systems for the last 15 years. He has for the last 5 years been working as a Project Manager for the eDrilling and Intellectus concept. Sven Inge has a Master degree in Cybernetics from the University in Stavanger.

eDrilling Solutions
eDrilling Solutions develops immersive drilling simulator tools which can be used to train the entir
12:00 Alf Ove Braseth - principal scientist
Norway Institute for Energy Technology (IFE)

Work on IO-map design

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Alf Ove Braseth works with oil and nuclear information design, and made most of IFE's Integrated Operations (IO) map design

Norway Institute for Energy Technology (IFE)
IFE is an international research institute for energy and nuclear technology. IFE’s mandate is to un
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Panel Discussion

13:00 Lunch
14:00 Ioana-Andreea Ene - senior advisor oil and gas

How to persuade offshore staff to accept planning decisions made onshore

Talk Description
how it is easier for people to work with digital oilfield tools if most planning decisions are made onshore
Andreea Ene specializes in organizational and work process change strategy, business information management and business process management. She works for Capgemini, and is the leader for the Upstream Advisory group based out of Stavanger. She is fluent in English, French, Norwegian and Romanian. She was previously Chemicals and Petroleum Nordic Leader with IBM Global Business Services; VP sales and marketing with Epsis and business development manager for production solutions with Landmark Graphics. She has a Phd in applied mathematics to fluid mechanics.

With over 90,000 employees, Capgemini is a global leader in consulting, technology, outsourcing and
14:30 Frode Sormo - Chief Technology Officer
Verdande Technology

Helping people understand what drilling data is telling them

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Talk Description
Today, real-time data from drilling rigs are typically available in centralized locations and integrated operations centers. However, this data still needs to be manually monitored and interpreted by highly skilled staff. In this presentation, Frode Sørmo will talk about the approaches Verdande Technology has taken in applying artificial intelligence, case-based reasoning and other data-driven methods to recognize symptoms and predict problems in real-time during drilling operations. This allows operators to have a computer system that automatically monitors operations and notifies users of approaching problems and provides links to relevant experience. This allows staff to more effectively monitor operations, focus their attention on those wells were problems are likely to develop and share experience between people and teams. Several real-world case studies where the DrillEdge product has been used and predicted problems will be shown.
Frode Sørmo has worked at Verdande Technology AS since 2006, and has since 2008 been the Chief Technology Officer of the company. He is educated at NTNU, and holds a PhD in computer science specializing in artificial intelligence and case-based reasoning from NTNU.

Verdande Technology
Verdande Technology AS develops products that use the Case-Based Reasoning (CBR) methodology. Verdan
15:00 Eric Cayeux - Chief Scientist
International Research Institute of Stavanger (IRIS)

Experiences from a virtual simulator environment

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Talk Description
Virtual Rig is a drilling simulation environment which gives a realistic response from the well to actions from drilling machineries, drill-string and drilling fluid. Drilling incidents like component failures, mechanical restrictions, formation fluid influx and hydraulic restrictions are simulated in a realistic fashion and are a result of the actions applied to the well (non-determinism). The drillers are working in a familiar environment since the simulator is adapted to the drilling workstation of both NOV (IRIS) and Aker Solutions MH (iPORT at Aker Solutions).

The purposes of the virtual simulator environment are:
• Training of drilling personnel
• Commissioning of new drilling technology before implementation at the rig site
• Build new work procedures to adapt to new drilling technology
• Study the potential hazard in a complex drilling operation

The environment has been operational since 2009 and has been used in multiple instances and different contexts like:
• Training of all 6 crews (drillers, assistant drillers, tool pushers, drilling supervisors ) before taking the Drilltronics technology into use at Statfjord C
• Testing of new software and automation technologies
• Analysis of the effect of wired pipe telemetry for kick detection

Eric Cayeux is chief scientist drilling and well modelling with the International research institute of Stavanger (IRIS), doing research in real time systems for supporting drilling operations. He was involved in design, implementation and testing of Sekal's Drilltronics real time drilling control system and DrillScene monitoring and decision support system. He was previously well and production technology manager in Roxar, developing the well planning module of Roxar's Reservoir Modelling System (RMS).

International Research Institute of Stavanger (IRIS)
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