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Agenda Conference Day 2: Wednesday, January 31, 2018

AGENDA DAY 2: WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 31, 2018

On Day Two, the event switches focus and takes a closer look at key production and facilities topics, where automation can deliver significant cost savings, while maximizing efficiencies, focusing on:

< Automated Chemical Injection, Monitoring & Metering > Using Automation To
< Predict Failures, Reduce Facility Construction Time & Power Requirements > < Machine Learning & Artificial Intelligence > Change Management Strategies >

7:30 - 8:50 Networking Breakfast In The Exhibition Area

8:50 Chair's Opening Remarks

Chaired by: Danny Durham, Director, Global Upstream, Apache Corporation

STREAMLINE & SIMPLIFY 'END-TO-END' AUTOMATION ON WELL SITES

9:00 Hear How A Leading Operator Streamlined, Integrated And Coordinated Multiple Automation Equipment To Ensure Better Communication On Well Sites

Recognizing that some automation equipment might be giving E&Ps accurate flow rates on artificial lifts, but not coordinating with the tank batteries. and similarly, injection systems and lifting mechanisms not properly communicating with one another, this presentation showcases a leading operator's strategy for streamlining, integrating and simplifying automation across all well sites, production equipment and surface facilities

  • What Worked, What Didn't: Did the actual reporting results parallel the assumptions made in the automation plan? Dig deeper into granular details to see what worked and what didn't
  • Efficiency Gains : Discover the value added through the implementation of the streamlining and integration procedures
  • What Would They Do Differently? Lesson learned and watch-outs to bring execution up to a new level

Mark Bruchmann, Senior Technical Advisor, Apache Corporation

9:20 Question & Answer Session

AUTOMATE PRODUCTION CHEMICAL PROGRAMS

REMOTELY ADJUST CHEMICAL INJECTION | OPTIMIZE MONITORING & METERING

MONITORING & METERING CHEMICALS

9:30 Optimize Chemical Monitoring And Metering Through Improved Adjustment Methods And Flow Meters And Tie It Back In Through DCS Or SCADA Networks

  • Examine methods for monitoring the levels of chemical used to validate if capital outlay matches chemical usage and vice versa
  • Understand the different methods of flow metering and how third parties can integrate into networks, wireless and local control without opening up the risk of attacks
  • Assess the pros and cons of metering vs. not metering and the cost savings associated with that
  • Debating the economics and practicalities of depending on the chemical company for monitoring and control or to do it in-house

Paul Gould, Global Head Of Digital Strategy, Clairant

10:00 Question & Answer Session

AUTOMATE CHEMICAL INJECTION TO MATCH PRODUCTION: INTERACTIVE DISCUSSION

10:05 Sharing Best Practices To Automate Chemical Injection Based On Actual Well Production And Not The 'Worst-Case-Scenario' Calculations

A lot of times, operators are given 'worst case scenario' chemical numbers, and on the basis on those figures, E&Ps will pump the maximum amount of chemicals downhole. With chemicals being the second highest category any LOE sheet, automating this key production area is a business imperative for many operators, yet one that is not fully understood

  • Examining the pros and cons of automated delivery systems based on their ability to administer chemicals in relation to well constituents
  • Evaluating the effectiveness of cap strings and dissolvable systems for chemical delivery
  • Sharing dollar-driven results to establish cost savings that can be achieved by using automated pumps to deliver chemicals based on true data

Moderated by: Danny Durham, Director, Global Upstream Chemicals, Apache Corporation

10:15 Question & Answer Session

10:20 Morning Refreshments in the Exhibition Showcase Area

Sponsorship & Exhibition Opportunities For Production Chemical Companies

With E&P operators actively looking out for new solutions to improve the business going forward and making chemical automation decisions based on total cost, reliability and max efficiency, the 2018 exhibition floor has been designed to include a dedicated section for companies operating in the production chemicals space

USING AUTOMATION & ANALYTICS TO...

> MITIGATE WELL FAILURES  > REDUCE POWER EXPENDITURE > REDUCE FACILITY CONSTRUCTION TIME

REDUCE FACILITY CONSTRUCTION TIME USING AUTOMATION & MODULARIZATION

10:50 Assess Techniques For Utilizing Wireless Devices, Creating Facility Networks, And Maximizing Plug And Play Ideas To Optimize Facility Construction

  • Implementing cost effective intelligent devices into modularized/skidded well pad equipment to significantly reduce man hours required for facility start up and commissioning
  • Learn how to leverage current technologies to accelerate the construction process
  • Understand how to utilize wireless technology to get well sites and locations online faster
  • Understanding wireless reliability improvements
  • Utilization of Distributed Control (Automation Concept) to impact construction efficiencies and how the use of that Distributed Control allows for plug and play facilities that allow vessel transfer from location to location with greater ease

Nick Klaus, President, Wellflex

11:20 Question & Answer Session

MITIGATE DOWN HOLE FAILURES & WEAR USING ANALYTICS

11:30 Harness The Impact Of Real-Time Downhole Dynamics To Predict Bit Wear And Catch A Well Before It Goes Down, Using Adaptive Data Analysis Techniques

During drilling a well, the drill bit wears out because of continued use. As the well geometry becomes more complex, identifying the locations of critical bit wear has become more difficult. This presentation presents a novel method ion how the data recorded at surface can be used to predict when the drill bit will wear out to enable the operator to pull out the bit on time and save money by not letting the bit reach it's maximum wear and fail.

Vikrant Lakhanpal, Production Engineer, Proline Energy Resources

12:00 Question & Answer Session

12:10 Lunch in the Exhibition Showcase Area

WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS

CENTRALLIZED CONTROLLERS | NETWORK RADIOS & TOWERS

WIRELESS COMMUNICATION DEVICES: NETWORK RADIOS & CELL TOWERS


1:10 Assess The Usage Capabilities Of Network And Ethernet Radios And Cell Towers To Provide Real-Time Reporting From Well Sites

With low-cost network radios back in the place of serial radios, network radios are fast becoming utilized as backbone provisions for Oil & Gas networks. This presentation assesses usage capabilities and applications for a wide range of systems

  • Understand the pros and cons of best-in-class radio devices and their effectiveness to support real-time reporting
  • Share working examples of how different systems are configured and used to identify which work best
  • Identify the break-points for each network and methods for handling those break-points

Renner Vaughn, Global Program Lead, OGC, ABB Wireless

1:35 Question & Answer Session

CENTRALIZED CONTROL SYSTEMS

1:40 Learn How To Set Up And Use Centralized Controllers To Make Reporting Easier Across Large SCADA Networks, Improve Efficiencies And Cut Costs

  • Detailing the use of central control rooms and centralized controllers to monitor the well site to reduce field personnel costs and the number of trips to the well
  • Assess measures for quick and effective implementation of a centralized controllers to ensure automatic configuration to desirable standards
  • Share insight on how to adjust valves to keep production rate constant while adjusting for temperature and pressure
  • Analyze best practices to input the right information into systems and consistently reduce the time it takes to configure multiple devices

Thomas Koczynski, Flow Solutions Manager, Cameron, a Schlumberger company

2:05 Question & Answer Session

2:15 Afternoon Refreshments in the Exhibition Showcase Area

MACHINE LEARNING & ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE

USING NEXT-GENERATION TOOLS TO PREDICT PROBLEMS BEFORE THEY OCCUR

MACHINE LEARNING & AI

2:45 The Rise Of Machines, Analytics And The Digital Oilfield: Case Studies In The Practical Application Of Machine Learning And AI

  • Determine how Devon is using  using Machine Learning software to identify problems and gather insight on well performance
  • Find out what teams were involved and how were next-generations tools deployed to drive solutions
  • Learn how to transfer and implement strategies from larger E&P companies to smaller operators to make operations effective

Tristan Arbus, Analytics Professional, Devon Energy

Jessamyn Sneed, Evaluation & Planning Professional, Devon Energy

3:15 Question & Answer Session

BEST PRACTICES FOR 'CHANGE MANAGEMENT'

ESTABLISHING E&P STRATEGIES TO MANAGE EMPLOYEE BUY-IN ISSUES

CHANGE MANAGEMENT STRATEGIES

3:25 Outlining New Training And Practical Application Assistance Methods To Achieve Employee Buy-In And Overcome Trust Issues

  • Understand how to overcome the fear of job cuts and general trust issues - the biggest pushback automation technology continues to gets from non-automation trained operators
  • Sharing lessons learned when transitioning from manual to automation systems and employee response and reaction
  • Learn how evidence of improved performance can make buy-in quicker and easier

Rob Graham, Controls Specialist,Williams Midstream

Ryan Stalker, Project Manager, Williams Midstream

3:55 Question & Answer Session

4:05 Chair's Closing Remarks

4:10 End of Day 2

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