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Agenda Conference Day 1: Thursday, January 31, 2019

AGENDA DAY 1: THURSDAY JANUARY 31, 2019

> Leading-Edge Strategies For Taking Automation To The Next Level

> Advanced Data Management & Analytics On The Edge 

> Automation Case Studies On Chemical Automation, Legacy Wells & Multi-Well Pads

> Practical Use Cases & New Technologies For Integrating IIoT & The Edge

8:50 The 5th Annual Well Site Automation 2019 opens with the Chair's Opening Remarks

TAKE YOUR AUTOMATION PROGRAM TO THE NEXT LEVEL

INTEGRATE EXISTING TECHNOLOGIES WITH CUTTING-EDGE IIOT, EDGE DEVICES AND ADVANCED ANALYTICS

> Consistently Optimize Well Site Efficiencies, Production Output, CapEx & OpEx <

9:00 Automation has been one of the most important topics in industrial technology in recent years. With oil prices stabilizing, more cash flow available, and automation is still being incorporated as part of the design and installation of new and existing projects. But automation on its own is not the poster child any more.

Now, there is a significant movement in the industry towards wireless communication and networking protocols, IIoT and analytics on the Edge.

The critical, missing link is to get operators to start thinking about how far they go can go with automation, how much intelligence they can put into what they are already doing, and how can they integrate automation with the cutting-edge systems - from a production optimization lens first and remote operation lens second.

  • Cost Trade-Offs Vs. Value Gains: Understand the cost trade-offs and short and long-term value-gains from an improved, integrated automation program
  • What's Worked, What Hasn't? Assess exactly what they are doing, what's working well and what did not work well - learn from operators' successes and failures
  • Actual Process Changes: Learn about actual process changes that have resulted in measurable business impact
  • New Technology & How its Been Implemented: Find out which IIoT, Edge and AI software was implemented and what efficiency gains were seen
  • Advanced Analytics : Learn how the producer is using data within their operations efficiently
  • Bottom Line Gains/Savings: Demonstrating bottom line benefits of integrated automation with game changing IIoT and Edge devices to improve efficiencies

John Green, Business Development Manager Automation & Production Solutions, ABB

Samantha McPheter, Chief Product Officer, eLynx Technologies 

Paul Gould, Global Head of Digital Strategy,Clariant

9:30 Question & Answer Session

COST-EFFECTIVELY STREAMLINE YOUR AUTOMATION PROGRAM 

TO OPTIMIZE PRODUCTION PROCESSES & ACHIEVE OPERATIONAL EFFICIENCIES

9:40 Hear How A Leading Operator Selected And Integrated Its Automation Programs To Achieve Production And Operational Efficiencies On New And Legacy Wells

  • Find out which new technologies software were implemented and what efficiency gains were seen
  • Did the actual reporting results parallel the assumptions made in the production automation plan? Dig deeper into granular details to see what worked and what didn't
  • Discover the value added through the implementation of the streamlining and integration procedures
  • Lesson learned and watch-outs to bring execution up to a new level

Patrick Carter, Automation Technician, Extraction Oil & Gas

10:10 Question & Answer Session

10:20 Morning Refreshments In The Exhibition Area

ADDRESSING THE INDUSTRY'S GREATEST DATA MANAGEMENT CHALLENGES 

NEXT LEVEL DATA COLLECTION, ANALYTICS & UTLIZATION CASE STUDIES

'We're trying to get more information from the field into the SCADA host, but how do we data out of these systems?'

'We're all good at getting the data. But how are we using the data?'

'How is the next level of automation data being used within companies?'

'How can we utilize digital technologies to reduce data analysis on and get to a faster, smarter decision?'

'How can we utilize data from IoT devices, within a control system to make decisions?'

No matter which stage your company is in, data collection, analytics and use is going to be an essential part of how the industry is going to do business. With the next set of presentations, industry speakers take a deep-dive on presentations focusing on providing solutions to some of the greatest data management challenges right now.

OPTIMIZE DATA COLLECTION

10:50 Demonstrating How To Improve Real-Time Data Collection From The Field Into The SCADA Host

  • Understand how to effectively move away from manual data collection and utilize automation technologies 
  • Learn how to collect more data on automation from a drilling, production and completions standpoint 
  • Sharing details on the type and frequency of data being collected from the field
  • Find out which are the right data sets to prioritize, compare and analyze
  • Learn how to utilize stranded data captured at the RTU

11:20 Question & Answer Session

PERFORM ADVANCED DATA ANALYTICS

11:30 Examine How To Apply The Latest Digital Technologies To Correlate Multiple Data Points, Draw Meaningful Information And Reach Decisions Faster

  • Learn how to utilize digital technologies to reduce data analysis and get to a faster, smarter decision
  • Assess capabilities of systems that integrate easily with maybe what operators already have in place
  • Find out how to perform analytics at or nearer the edge/well site to push analytics as close to the job responsibility as possible

Alex Mannella, Chief Analytics Officer, eLynx Technologies 

Samantha McPheter, Chief Product Officer, eLynx Technologies

12:00 Question & Answer Session

UTILIZING DATA FROM ADVANCED IIOT & EDGE DEVICES

12:10 Determine How The Next Level Of Automation And IIoT Data Is Being Utilized For Faster & Smarter Decision Making 

What do you do with large amounts of data? How is the next level of automation data being used within companies? This panel is designed to share producer perspectives on utilizing collected data to change the way businesses are run

  • Evaluate how to utilize IIoT data within a control system to make decisions
  • Discover how data can be used within a control system to make smart business decisions

Dustin Yates, Data Analyst, Concho Resources

12:40 Question & Answer Session

12: 50 Networking Lunch In The Exhibition Area

AUTOMATING PRODUCTION CHEMICAL INJECTION & TREATMENT

ESTABLISHING A MORE CONSISTENT ENGINEERING APPROACH TO CHEMICAL INJECTION, DELIVERY & TREATMENT > FROM INCEPTION TO EXECUTION

A large amount of E&P service costs and the second largest items on LOE sheets are tied to production chemicals. To optimize production and maximize profit margins increasing, producers must ensure equipment is running and chemicals are continuing to be injected. But automation comes at a cost. Some of the biggest questions being asked still relate to ROI, bottom-line value and the business case for these projects.

  • In the next section, we look at automated chemical treatment, from both an operator and a vendor perspective, to comprehensively answer questions around capital funding, dollar savings and business value.

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

BUSINESS CASE & ROI FOR CHEMICAL AUTOMATION

1:50 Part 1: Build A Business Case For And Cost-Effectively Automate The Chemical Management Process, To Deliver Bottom-Line Cost Savings

Get answers to key questions, including:

  • How did they secure funding and justify ROI
  • How did they go from inception to execution in a world where decisions don't get the green light unless there's a demonstrable ROI of 3 to 1 in year one
  • How much money has it saved them
  • What benefit are they seeing from a more consistent engineered approach to chemical injection versus the more haphazard manual approach that most operators have been using

Neil Harrop, CEO, Pro-Ject Chemicals

2:20 Question & Answer Session

NEW TECHNOLOGIES & APPLICATIONS

2:30 Part 2: Identify New Technologies & Applications For Automating Chemical Treatment And Injection For A More Consistent Engineered Approach

  • Identify the most efficient and cost-effective applications and products for chemical treatment and injection
  • Discuss the benefits of a consistent engineered approach to chemical injection versus a haphazard manual approach
  • Debating the economics and practicalities of depending on the chemical company for monitoring and control or to do it in-house
  • Examine methods for monitoring the levels of chemical used to validate if capital outlay matches chemical usage and vice versa, while maximizing efficiency

Paul Gould, Global Head of Digital Strategy, Clariant

3:00 Question & Answer Session

AUTOMATING LEGACY WELLS

3:10 Assessing Options For Automating Low Performing And Legacy Wells For Complete Well Optimization

  • Discuss how producers distinguish between automating new sites and legacy wells
  • Identify strategies for optimizing legacy well performance to achieve a fully functional and efficient well site
  • Learn how producers apply automation to ensure all wells are tied into a system

3:40 Question & Answer Session

3:50 Afternoon Refreshments In The Exhibition Area

AUTOMATING LARGE, MULTI-WELL PADS

COMPETITIVE WAYS TO IMPROVE WELL SITE CONTROL & EFFICIENCIES

AUTOMATING LARGE, MULTI-WELL PADS

4:20 Understand Level Of Innovation Needed To Automate Large And Multi-Well Pads Vs. Single Well Pads, While Controlling Costs And Streamlining Efficiency

  • Evaluate the degree of automation that was implemented and how system selection decisions were justified
  • Discover the dollar value added through the implementation of the latest automation and communication technologies
  • Assess lessons learned and watch-outs to bring execution up to a new level

4:50 Question & Answer Session

INDUSTRIAL INTERNET OF THINGS - SUCCESSOR TO TRADITIONAL AUTOMATION

PUTTING MORE POWERFUL, SMARTER COMPUTING CLOSER TO THE WELL SITE

Is IIoT just a buzzword or is it an actual item that can be leveraged at this point?

Most operators are in agreement that automation is starting to become synonymous with IIoT and Edge  - those are the catchphrases right? But, E&Ps are struggling to turn IIoT into actionable items. What operators need now are devices that can process on the edge and are connected to the cloud, through Edge devices, Machine Learning or advanced analytics or modern communication protocols.

  • The next set of presentations and discussions will demonstrate producer and vendor vision for taking Automation, IIoT and Edge Device Data and making it something useful instead of just being buzzwords. 
EDGE DEVICES  & COMPUTING

5:00 Examine The Costs And Capabilities Of Rugged, Flexible & Low Power Edge Devices For Smarter, Safer & More Powerful Analytics Close To The Field

 > Put More Powerful, Smarter Computing Closer To The Well Site <

  • Assess the cost/benefits of systems that are capable of computing on the edge to determine the most cost-effective and user friendly option
  • Identify optimal edge devices built for a rugged environment and temperature readings of an oilfield
  • Assess the ability of edge devices to complete task-specific commands in real-time
  • Learn the processes that need to be in place to add innovative devices to existing legacy devices to make the transition easy
  • Identify flexible edge devices that do not limit innovation and the way in which producers operate
  • Learn more about python programming to program edge devices

Mark Scantlebury, President,Extreme Telematics Corp

5:30 Question & Answer Session

IIOT & EDGE USE CASES

5:40 Demonstrating How Leading E&Ps Are Implementing IIoT And Edge Devices To Fully Integrate Automation On Well Sites

IIoT is widely being recognized as the successor to traditional automation. But not everyone is sure how it is going to work. With IIoT being the hottest point of interest for automating and connecting the oilfield, this presentation/panel sees operators sharing insight on how to take automation to the next level and implement IIoT and Edge infrastructure

  • Hear about the new and interesting IIoT edge devices and infrastructure producers are implementing and exploring
  • Learn how IIoT sensors can help with supply chain optimization and work flow management
  • Address the issues of cyber-security associated with data transfer over unsecure IIoT protocol devices

George Robertson, Facilities Engineer & CyberSecurity Advisor, Chevron

Alan Bryant, Senior Automation Engineering Advisor, Oxy

Mark Scantlebury, CEO, Extreme Telematics Corp.

6:10 Question & Answer Session

6:20 First Day Of The Conference Ends With The Chair's Closing Remarks

6:30 - 7:30 Networking Drinks In The Exhibition Area

7:40 - 9:40 Invitation-Only 5* Dinner For Speakers & Sponsors

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