Future Oil & Gas

1-2 Dec 2020

 * Subject to change

Day One: Tuesday 12 June 2018

08:00 Registration, Coffee and Networking
08:45 Welcome address
Matthew Astill, CEO, Cavendish Group
Alexander Burnett, MSP for Aberdeenshire West, Shadow Minister for Business, Innovation and Energy, and Deputy Chief Whip, The Scottish Parliament
09:00 Chair’s opening remarks
Kieran Kavanagh, VP of Digital Solutions, Wood
09:05 Keynote
What digital disruption means for the Oil and Gas industry’s future

  • Cognitive systems: how are they augmenting expert knowledge in the Oil and Gas industry? What is the future of AI in the industry?
  • Lessons learnt from implementing IBM Watson within Woodside Energy’s offshore operations
  • Blockchain: what is it and what are the use cases within Oil and Gas?

Luq Niazi, Global Managing Director, Chemical and Petroleum Industries, IBM

09:35 Opening Panel
Where are oil companies focusing their digital efforts?

  • Where are oil companies starting in their digitalisation efforts?
  • Which improvements do companies want to see from contractors and suppliers, to support this digital transformation?
  • What needs to be done to ensure we all are going in the same direction as an industry?

Moderator: Kieran Kavanagh, VP of Digital Solutions, Wood

Einar Landre, Lead IT Analyst, Equinor
David Edem, Director, Digital and Information Management, Chrysaor E&P Ltd
Kaveh Pourteymour, CIO and Vice President, Seadrill
Peter Black, Founder & Managing Director, Energysys
Brendan Sullivan, Chief Technology/Information Officer, RigNet


Digital Twins

10:35 Case study
Implementing FPSO digital twins in the field: lessons learnt

  • The strategy behind using digital twins on FPSOs at Premier Oil
  • Case example 1: data analytics for a gas turbine (power generation or mechanical drive)
  • Case example 2: data analytics for the flexible risers that connect the FPSO to the subsea wells
  • What are our next steps in the digitalisation of FPSOs?

David Hartell, Senior Development Manager, Premier Oil

10:55 Case study: Digital Twin for unmanned facilities
Lars Meloe, Regional Director, Kongsberg Digital
11:10 Case study: Physics-Based Digital Twins of Floating Assets 

  • Overview of Akselos Technology
  • Case Study: FPSO 
  • Workflow for Floating Assets

John Bell, Senior Vice President, Akselos
Hans Kolsters, Senior Offshore Structures Engineer and Technical Authority, Shell Global Solutions


Industry experiences of digitalising operations

11:55 Case study
Digitalisation supporting operations: a practical example from Wintershall in the Southern North Sea

  • The Wintershall approach for implementation of digital technologies in the offshore environment for production optimisation and operational excellence
  • Plug and play modular operational environment: creating a real-time monitoring suite
  • Field case implementation

Vitaly Elichev, Senior Production Technologist, Wintershall Noordzee B.V. He
Esteban Muñoz, Asset Manager, Wintershall Noordzee B.V. He

12:20 Panel discussion
Digitalisation of operations: managing the risks, leveraging the benefits

  • How can we transition to a digital way of working without interruption to operations?
  • Protecting internal knowledge throughout the process of automation and roboticization of work
  • Can we avoid being exclusively tied to a single vendor when we go digital?
  • Managing the cybersecurity issues without negating the desired performance improvements

Moderator: John Pearson, Chief Corporate Development Officer and Group Managing Director, Western Hemisphere, Petrofac

Raahil Burhaani, CIO, Essar Oil (UK) Limited
Kieran Kavanagh, VP of Digital Solutions , Wood
Darrell Knight, EVP, Global Accounts, FutureOn
Malcolm Brown, Head of IT, Ithaca Energy


Organisational change enabling digital transformation across the value chain

14:25 Panel discussion
Transforming your company culture to support digitalisation and agile innovation

  • How should we work in the future? How can we change the entire company culture to be faster and more agile?
  • What can we learn from the start-up model? Should we be undoing silos and hierarchies to foster greater speed and collaboration?
  • Taking an agile approach to experiments with new technology to accelerate the pace of innovation and focus efforts where they are needed
  • Converting teams throughout the business to accept different ways of working with a digital presence

Moderator: Martin Copeland, Managing Director, Head of EMEA Oil and Gas, RBC Capital Markets

John Saiz, Principal Industrial Fellow, University of Cambridge IfM
David Hartell, Senior Development Manager, Premier Oil
Neil Forrest, Vice President Operational Integrity, Seadrill
Alex Campbell, Continuous Improvement Practitioner, Scottish Manufacturing Advisory Service (SMAS), Scottish Enterprise

15:00 Panel discussion
Value chain integration and digitalisation: how can we achieve this as an industry?

  • Extending collaboration to the wider supply chain across the industry: how can we work together?
  • Putting the right incentives in the right place to get everyone to cooperate
  • Working remotely across geographically diverse teams: information sharing and remote monitoring
  • Data sharing across the value chain to improve overall cost efficiency: how can we make this happen?
  • Do we need standardisation of systems and data formats to enable supply chain optimisation? What efforts are being made on this front?

Moderator: Ian Phillips, Chief Executive and Chairman – SPE Aberdeen Section, OGIC

Barry Authers, Commercial Director, Veracity, DNV GL
Elgonda la Grange, Director Digital Solutions, Dresser-Rand
Dr Fionn Iversen, Chief Scientist, IRIS
Mark Carrier, Market Development Director, Oil and Gas, Real-Time Innovations (RTI)


Cross-sector insights: how to make digitalisation happen

16:15 Cross-sector keynote
Rolls-Royce’s Ship Intelligence journey – how disruption has spread to the marine industry
Esa Jokioinen, Vice President Sales and Marketing, Ship Intelligence, Rolls-Royce
16:30 Cross-sector panel
What can we learn from the digitalisation of other heavy industries?

  • What benefits have other industries realised from their digitalisation journeys? How has Industry 4.0 affected the bottom line?
  • Examples of automated processes and technologies that have been applied in other industries that could be transferred to Oil and Gas
  • Stumbling blocks from the implementation of robotic automation, AI and other digital technologies: how can we avoid the same problems?

Moderator: Ben Thuriaux, Principal, Arthur D Little

Esa Jokioinen, Vice President Sales and Marketing, Ship Intelligence, Rolls-Royce
David Sanders, Managing Director, FTI Consulting
Dr Paul Cantwell, Oil and Gas Knowledge Exchange Fellow, Advanced Forming Research Centre
Philip Lawson, Head of Marine UK, ABB

17:30 Drinks reception sponsored by Energysys
Introduction by Adam Soroka, Managing Director, Cavendish Group
Keynote, Peter Black, Founder & Managing Director, Energysys


Day Two: Wednesday 13 June 2018


Putting new digital technologies to work: AI, AR, VR and drones

09:00 Thought leader panel
Artificial intelligence for operational efficiency and safety: the way forward

  • Where is the greatest potential for future applications of this technology?
  • How can we address the regulatory concerns about the ‘black box’ of machine learning?
  • Creating organisational readiness, gaining trust in a machine-driven method of decision making
  • The role of a hybrid approach to introducing machine learning and AI into operational processes

Moderator:Dr Caroline Chibelushi, Knowledge Transfer Manager - Artificial Intelligence, Innovate UK

Jeroen van der Hoek, Investment Manager, Equinor Technology Ventures
Michael Schnurbus, Project Manager, Siemens
Ray Hall, Energy Sector Director, Tessella
Lelio Souza, Chief Executive Officer, Intelie, a RigNet Company

10:00 Panel discussion
Novel applications for drones, 3D printing and AR/VR to reduce operational cost and risk

  • Experiences of using drones for inspections, assembly, monitoring and supply
  • Overcoming the challenges of using augmented reality to support operations and maintenance
  • Successes and potential future applications for virtual reality
  • Experiments with 3D printing within a tight regulatory framework

Moderator: Christopher Blackford, COO, Sky-Futures

Julien Da Vela, UAVs and Robotics Officer, Total
Mika Tienhaara, COO, Manufacturing Technology Norwegian Catapult
Simon Evans, Digital Engineering Development Manager, Atkins, a member of SNC-Lavalin Group
Pierre Vilpoux, Chief Business Officer, UAVIA


Future models for the Oil and Gas organisation

11:30 Dual perspective
Start-ups, hackathons and ripping up your NDAs: the new face of collaboration?

Hear two different approaches to collaboration from our speakers, followed by a joint Q&A panel.

  • How are we collaborating with start-ups, smaller tech providers and universities on digital projects?
  • Accelerating partnerships to achieve outcomes sooner: which tendering and contracting processes can be by-passed without exceeding acceptable business and legal risk?
  • Tapping into the potential: combining the external organisation’s knowledge of the technology with your knowledge of the industry
  • Partnering and building networks with universities: Hackathons, innovation programmes and research collaborations

Moderator: Gordon McConnell, VP of Commercial and Regional Innovation, Professor of Practice, Robert Gordon University, Scotland

Anders Mynster, Co-founder, Nordic IoT Centre
Fredrik Tukk, Digital Transformation Architect, Maersk Drilling

12:00 Lightning Talks
Can we achieve “better cheaper faster” through digital technology innovation?

Audience members will have the opportunity to give a short talk (with no slides) on ideas related to the key themes of the conference (pre-registered):

  • Digitalising and integrating the value chain: working smarter, at lower costs
  • Making use of machine learning, AR, 3D printing, drones and AI as an economic imperative
  • Changing organisational culture to support agile innovation and new digital ways of working
  • Collaborating with start-ups, smaller tech providers and universities
  • Any other issues facing the Oil and Gas industry

Jonathan Carpenter, Group Head of Strategy, Petrofac