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Agenda Conference Day 2: Friday, February 1, 2019

AGENDA DAY 2: FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 01, 2019

> Practical Application Based Case Studies On AI & Machine Learning

> Modernizing, Developing & Evolving SCADA Systems

> Modern Networking Protocols & Wireless Communication Technologies

> Change Management Strategies & Using Automation For Regulatory Control

8:50 Day Two of the 5th Annual Well Site Automation 2019 conference opens with the Chair's Opening Remarks

PRACTICAL APPLICATION OF MACHINE LEARNING & AI IN AUTOMATION

> MAXIMIZED OPERATIONAL EFFICIENCY & FASTER, SMARTER DECISIONS <

A lot of operators are on the move from an operations-based physical world to a digital world that provides real value, and AI is being widely recognized as the next stage in the evolution of automation technology. But that does not come without its fair share of industry scepticism on ROI and value, and implementation challenges.

  • This section of presentations will cut through the theory and code of Machine Learning and AI, and hone in on demonstrating the true value and practical application of AI and Machine Learning in automation.
ESTABLISH THE TRUE VALUE OF MACHINE LEARNING & AI

9:00 Does Innovation In AI & Machine Learning Improve Automation? Hear Practical Insight To Bridge The Gap Between Capabilities And Realistic Value

  • Find out how the work done by data scientists with Machine Learning and AI filters down into automation
  • Sharing real data to determine whether innovations in AI and Machine Learning make automation better
  • Determine which Machine Learning and AI software are delivering the greatest value and improve efficiencies the most in key areas

9:30 Question & Answer Session

PRACTICAL APPLICATION USE CASES

9:40 Sharing Practical Use Cases On What AI And Machine Learning Can Do Today, What It Will Do In The Future, And How It Will Apply To All Aspects Of Automation

As operators work towards leveraging the potential and true power of the latest disruptive technologies, this presentation gives you the opportunity to take a look at how AI & Machine Learning is being practically applied right now and where is it going to be applied in the future.

  • Learn how to ensure AI and ML works with existing automation technologies when making adjustments to wells
  • Find out how to use advanced AI to reduce the occurrence of breakdown and maintenance issues in the field and reduce the risk of downtime
  • Assess real world accounts on where an operator focused its Machine Learning program, what would warrant prediction on, and how soon did they take action in advance of an actual failure
  • Showcasing how to use Machine Learning to streamline process and reduce driving hours and trips made

10:10 Question & Answer Session

10:20 Morning Refreshments In The Exhibition Area

DEVELOP & MODERNIZE EXISTING SCADA NETWORKS

USE ADVANCED SYSTEMS TO BRING IN REAL TIME RELIABLE DATA, FASTER

DEVELOP & MODERNIZE SCADA

10:50 Learn How To Develop & Modernize Your SCADA Networks By Utilizing Technologically Advanced Systems: Bring In Real Time Reliable Data, Faster 

With a real push for maximizing efficiencies on the well site, and gathering as much real-time data as possible, this presentation delivers strategic and technical insight on what needs to be done to develop and modernize SCADA networks to be operationally effective and gain new value as automation moves in a new direction.

  • Fully understand how to use the latest SCADA systems to increase real-time data frequency, reliability and accessibility
  • Understand how to take existing infrastructure and tie it into points across your field
  • Examining why and how the use of PLCs has grown in recent years 
  • Determine the limitations of bandwidth serving a large number of SCADA devices to avoid data latency issues
  • Learn how to set-up communication without compromising security

Brandon Davis, Automation Lead, Devon Energy

11:20 Question & Answer Session

EVOLVING FROM TRADITIONAL SCADA TO CLOUD-BASED SYSTEMS

STRATEGIES TO OVERCOME THE CHALLENGE OF INTEGRATING IIoT WITH TRADITIONAL SCADA

INTEGRATE IIOT WITH TRADITIONAL SCADA

11:30 Sharing Use Cases On How To Effectively Move From Traditional SCADA To Cloud-Based Systems And Integrate Existing Devices With IIoT

New IIoT devices and systems that connect to the cloud are effectively creating pools of data, but what the operators wants is for all the data to be integrated together and brought into the existing system where it can be viewed and used together. Switching from traditional systems to cloud-based systems and integrating all that data is a big challenge

This panel sees operators and vendors sharing real use cases, examples and lessons learned to demonstrate the true value of putting devices on the edge from a SCADA perspective

  • Hear experiences from producers that have switched from a traditional SCADA system or controller to an edge device communicating to the cloud and the benefits or the value that they have seen
  • Find out how things are evolving away from just the server inside of a data centre, to cloud-based tools
  • Learn how to bring data into one existing system where it can be used and viewed together
  • Discuss the impacts of IIoT crashing into traditional SCADA and the mechanics to integrate the two

Ram Cardenas, Director of Automation & Optimization, Verdun Oil

Steve Sponseller, Director of Market Insights For Oil & Gas, Kepware

12:00 Question & Answer Session

12:10 Networking Lunch In The Exhibition Area

MODERN NETWORKING & COMMUNICATION PROTOCOLS

LEVERAGING THE TRUE VALUE OF MQTT FOR ADVANCED ANALYTICS

LEVERAGING MQTT

1:10 Learn How To Leverage MQTT Protocols For Efficient Data Retrieval & Transmission

How things are evolving around the world of MQTT and the message based SCADA system? How can you retrieve high-resolution, real-time data through cutting-edge networking protocols? How can MQTT be used for advanced analytics?

This presentation demonstrates the vision for realizing the true value of this lightweight, efficient protocol in relation to less innovative, traditional solutions

  • Determining how things are evolving around the world of MQTT and where things are heading
  • Find out the cost of implementation and known maintenance issues
  • Consider high-level pros & cons of MQTT protocols and quantify efficiency improvements seen post-implementation
  • Does MQTT really fulfil the operator's desire for faster data? Examine the ROI and suitability for operations
  • Understand the benefits of MQTT for transmitting data at the edge without having to send large packets of data back to the corporate office

Steve Sponseller, Director of Market Insights For Oil & Gas, Kepware

1:40 Question & Answer Session

WIRELESS COMMUNICATION: BLUETOOTH VS. CELLULAR VS. RADIO

ESTABLISHING COMMUNICATION DEVICES THAT PERFORM OPTIMALLY, RELATIVE TO OPERATING CIRCUMSTANCES

WIRELESS COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGIES

1:50 Assess The Application, Performance And Suitability Of Wireless Communication Technologies Relative To Operating Conditions

Wireless communication remains a hot topic with the industry continuing to evolve toward IIoT and analytics on the Edge. There are many options out there for wireless well site communication, but what works best in which situation? Has a consensus been reached on best practices?

Explore how to implement the latest tools to market within a practical contextand learn how to utilize the latest communication devices to effectively report real-time data by-exception, with minimal intervention

  • Compare the benefits & limitations of radio, cellular and satellite for communicating large amounts of high frequency data
  • Compare the speed of radio, cellular and satellite communication to identify the fastest processing communication technology
  • Discuss the limitations of radios and find out what are the best long-distance communication technologies
  • Assess the issues of data latency specific to satellite communication
  • Delivering complete clarity on which communication technologies should be used in which operating situation

Alfredo Aguirre, Automation Lead, Sanchez Oil & Gas

2:20 Question & Answer Session

2:30 Afternoon Refreshments In The Exhibition Area

MEASUREMENT & MONITORING TECHNOLOGIES AND APPLICATIONS

IMPLEMENTING NEW & EXISTING TECHNOLOGIES TO MITIGATE ISSUES AND INCREASE EFFICIENCIES

USING EXISTING MEASUREMENT TECHNOLOGIES TO DO NEW THINGS

3:00 Demonstrating How To Use Existing Technologies In Novel Ways To Increase Measurement Efficiencies In Key Areas of Operation

  • Identify some of the novel uses for measurement technologies other than improving measurement on a pad
  • Assess how operators can measure flow-line of an emulsion effectively
  • Describe how operators can do a measurement case around a commingle environment and federal lease

3:30 Question & Answer Session

REMOTE & CONDITION-BASED MONITORING

3:40 Assess The Application Of New Technologies For Remote & Condition Based Well Site Monitoring To Catch Failures And Reduce Site Visits

  • Assessing which well site parameters are being monitored and what technologies are being used
  • Learn which technologies are available to remotely monitor well site operations
  • Understand how cameras are being used to reduce visits at pumping sites
  • Hear about the latest technologies for leak detection on the surface as well as the pipelines

Mark Peavy, Vice President of Operations, Windy Cove Energy

4:10 Question & Answer Session

USING AUTOMATION TO COMPLY WITH CONSTANTLY CHANGING REGULATIONS

PRACTICAL APPROACHES FOR AUTOMATING LEAK DETECTION & FLARE MONITORING TO ACHIEVE IMPROVED EFFICIENCIES

USING AUTOMATION TO COMPLY WITH REGULATIONS

4:20 Examine How Advanced Automation Technologies Are Enabling Operators To Control Regulatory Tasks, Including Flare Monitoring & Leak Detection

In the oil and gas field, there are always new and different regulatory requirements that need to be met. Traditionally, operators have to go out and they perform a regulatory task at a great expense. Automation systems have not been used to solve those problems. But the ability to comply with regulations using new technological advances is constantly rising.

This session will deliver practical approaches to improve flare monitoring, leak detection and leak prevention efficiencies,and improve efficiency in the short and long run.

  • Discuss automation options that make meeting regulatory requirements less complicated
  • Hear how automation can be used to meet simple regulatory obligations such as monitoring a flare or checking for smoke
  • Understand how automation can be used to tackle complex regulatory tasks such as leak detection

4:50 Question & Answer Session

PRACTICAL CHANGE MANAGEMENT & SKILLS TRANSFORMATION STRATEGIES

OPTIMIZE THE IMPACT OF AUTOMATION ON BUSINESS PROCESS ACROSS ALL LEVELS OF YOUR ORGANIZATION

CHANGE MANGEMENT AND SKILLS TRANSORMATION

5:00 Assessing New Opportunities For Change Management And Skills Transformation To Optimize The Impact Of Automation On Business Process

The latest automation technologies and analytic packages are requiring levels of change management and skills transformation - to really implement and realize the true value that operators are trying to get by spending additional dollars to put in these types of packages, they will need to invest in new training and assistance to achieve employee buy-in and overcome pushback.

Hear lessons learned when transitioning from manual to automation systems and from automation to fully integrated IIoT

  • Learn how to guide people to switch from a traditional automation mind-set to an integrated IIoT mind-set
  • Hear how to keep people moving with the technology and retain staff
  • Discuss how to ensure there is a level of change management to implement and realize the value of smarter and more powerful computing

5:30 Question & Answer Session

5:40 Second & Final Day of the 5th Annual Well Site Automation 2019 conference closes with the Chair's Closing Remarks

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