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Agenda Conference Day 1: Tuesday, January 30, 2018

AGENDA DAY 1: TUESDAY, JANUARY 30, 2018

With E&Ps moving towards fully automating their well sites, including all production and surface facilities implemented on-site, and data analytics needs and capabilities growing at a pace faster than anticipated, the first day of the 4th Annual Well Site Automation 2018 looks at delivering actionable best practices and dollar-driven strategies focusing on:

> Operating-By-Exception > Data Analytics > Remote Start-Up & Shut-Ins <
> Production Automation > Leading-Edge Automation & Analytics Devices <

8:50 Chair's Opening Remarks

HIGH-LEVEL STRATEGIC PERSPECTIVES & TECHNICAL EXECUTION STRATEGIES

9:00 Technical Strategies To Leverage Innovative Automation Technologies And Data Analytics Capabilities To Fully Automate And Control Well Sites

< Maximize Well Efficiencies & Reduce Cost Per Barrel As Much As Possible >

With so many innovative automation technologies, data analytics capabilities and communication technology available, how can operators take the optimal steps to invest and deploy these tools effectively across the entire oilfield?

  • Level of Automation : Find out which types and levels of automation are being implemented and how much operator intervention is being permitted
  • Speed Of Deployment Vs. Cost : Learn the design of the well sites were optimized keeping in mind cost/deployment trade-offs
  • Measurement & Metering Technologies: Understand the considerations kept in view to optimize technology selection where accuracy and reliability are maximized
  • Automate Production Facilities : Learn the steps taken to control well flow rates and ESP speeds
  • Automate Facilities Equipment : Demonstrating how the operator remotely monitored tank levels, and used automated to reduce facility construction time

Brandon Davis, Automation Lead, Devon Energy

9:30 Question And Answer Session

CORRELATING AUTOMATION & LIFTING COSTS

9:40 Is Automation Truly Reducing Lifting Costs? Sharing Dollar-Driven Results To Demonstrate The Value Of Automation And Impact On The Bottom Line

If you spent $5 million or more on automation, did you really move the needle? Was the capital spending worth the extra 5% increase in performance? How do you know that the incremental results were due to automation?

Focusing on the goal of maximizing efficiencies without needlessly increasing cost, this keynote panel sees operators and vendors share results to demonstrate the true value of automation systems and technologies.

  • Results From Manual Operations : Find out much of a difference E&Ps made to the bottom line when operations were fully manual
  • Results From Automated Operations : Quantify how much operators make and/or saved by going from manual to automated
  • Prioritization Mechanisms : Learn how to prioritize which processes to automate to deliver quickest returns

Eddie Carpenter, EFS & WR Operations Superintendent, Encana

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

10:10 Question And Answer Session

10:20 Morning Refreshments in the Exhibition Showcase Area

TAKE YOUR DATA ANALYTICS PROGRAM TO THE NEXT LEVEL

APPLY ANALYTICS TO THE ENTIRE OILFIELD & MAKE SMARTER DECISIONS

DATA ANALYTICS: PANEL DISCUSSION

10:50 Learn How Leading Operators Are Integrating Data Analytics Across All Corporate Areas To Make Smarter Decisions And Improve Operational Efficiency

Delivering strategic and technical insight to effectively leverage data analytics capabilities and provides complete clarity on key issues including:

  • At what level do you do analytics? Machine level, Node level or Edge Computing? Find out what work by company-size
  • Which software was implemented and what were the efficiency gains
  • What are the operator's best practices for gathering and interpreting data
  • Learn how the producer is using data within their operations efficiently
  • Assess how methodologies from large companies can be applied to smaller organization
  • Clarify the cost trade-offs and short and long-term value-gains from an improved, integrated analytics program

Eric Saabye, Senior Manager - SCADA & Field Analytics, Whiting Petroleum Corporation

Micah Northington, Field Systems Administrator, Whiting Petroleum Corporation

Tristan Arbus, Analytics Professional, Devon Energy

Jessamyn Sneed, Evaluation & Planning Professional, Devon Energy

Steve Jackson, President & CEO, eLynx Technologies

Bill Barna, Cloud Solution Architect - AI, Microsoft

11:30 Question & Answer Session

ADDRESS THE INDUSTRY'S GREATEST DATA ANALYTICS CHALLENGES

EFFECTIVELY ACQUIRE DATA RAPIDLY & ENSURE ACCURACY

No matter which stage your company is in, data analytics is going to be an essential part of how the industry is going to do business now, and going forward. This presentation focuses on providing solutions to two of the greatest data analytics challenges right now.

ACQUIRE RAPID & ACCURATE DATA: CASE STUDY

11:40 Evaluate New Opportunities To Gather Fit-For-Pure Data, Rapidly & Accurately

  • Fully understand cost and capabilities of data gathering and management systems being utilized
  • Sharing insight on systems that are most-effective at transferring well site in real-time
  • Determine which systems have functionality issues and how to overcome them
  • Find out which are the right data sets to prioritize, compare and analyze

Steve Jackson, President & CEO, eLynx Technologies

Bill Barna, Cloud Solution Architect - AI, Microsoft

12:10 Question & Answer Session

12:20 Networking Lunch In The Exhibition Area

Unparalleled Sponsorship & Exhibition Opportunities For Data Analytics Software & Service Providers

With E&P operators actively looking to connect with companies that are offering data analytics solutions to drive their business going forward, the 2018 exhibition floor has been designed to include a dedicated section for companies operating in this space

AUTOMATE PRODUCTION EQUIPMENT & FLOW RATES

STRATEGIES TO ACQUIRE, MANIPULATE & CONTROL DATA IN REAL-TIME

AUTOMATE & CONTROL THE FLOW OF THE WELL & PRODUCED FLUIDS

1:20 Assess Strategies To Control Production Rates, Artificial Lift Systems, and Manage Tank Transfers

With operators talking about 10,000-foot laterals and increased production volumes, they need to be able to accurately measure production rates, control flow rates and manage lift systems to optimize production.  They also need to manage tanks, produced water, and custody transfer from the lease.  All produced fluids must be managed and accounted for to maximize revenue

  • Learn the steps taken and equipment required to automate the flow of the well.
  • Learn how to obtain accurate allocation measurement data in order to control production rates, chokes, and artificial lift methods (gas lift, ESPs, plunger lift)
  • Understand how automation processes can be used to monitor tank levels and know when trucks need to called out onsite
  • Minimize lost and unaccounted for production

Scott Mease, VP of Sales, Vinson Process Controls an Emerson Local Business Partner

1:45 Question & Answer Session

AUGMENT EXISTING LEGACY SYSTEMS WITH INTELLIGENT 'EDGE' DEVICES

PERFORM ANALYTICS IN THE FIELD BEFORE BRINGING IT INTO SCADA ENGINES

IIOT & DATA COLLECTION & ANALYTICS AT THE EDGE

The promises of IIoT are exciting, ranging from increasing process efficiencies to reducing equipment downtime. However, it is daunting to hear that by 2020 the number of connected devices are estimated to be 35 to 50 Billion. The Oil & Gas and other energy industries barely have enough network bandwidth for the number of connected SCADA devices today - how can they possibly support an increase.  Add to that, there's security concerns - for some, that is the biggest concern of IoT.

1:50 Assess IIoT Application Cases And Determine How Collecting And Analyzing Data At The Edge Will Help Alleviate These Concerns

  • What is IIoT and its promises
  • What are the "Things" in the Oil & Gas industry
  • Legacy Devices vs New Sensors
  • What type of data are IIoT applications interested in
  • Typical SCADA data that is relevant to business applications
  • Data collection at the Edge: What does this mean and how would it be possible
  • How does data collection at the edge improve connectivity while helping alleviate network bandwidth and security concerns when connecting 1000s of devices
  • Analytics at the Edge: What does this mean and how would it be possible
  • Data consolidation and data reduction: How does it help alleviate network bandwidth when connecting 1000s of devices

Steve Sponseller, Director of Market Insights for Oil & Gas, PTC

2:20 Question & Answer Session

2:30 Practical Issues Confronting The IOT Initiatives In Midstream Oil & Gas

While the Internet of Things promises to bring fresh new insights into the operation of wells, pads, and fields, there remain very practical obstacles to implementation. This goes beyond the theoretical design of advanced databases with accompanying deep analytics. The variety of equipment type, firmware versions, and collection protocols must be reconciled to produce the necessary inputs. The sheer number and variety of legacy equipment pose some distinct resolution challenges in order for IOT to even begin to provide operators with the advanced decision tools to yield promised benefits.

  • Collecting data on end devices is riddled with uncertainty
  • Normalizing formatting issues between Legacy Equipment and more Contemporary databases
  • Acquired production fields and "their" issues
  • Bandwidth transmission interval problems
  • Does anyone Really know what efficiency means?
  • The algorithm that drives decision making in an IOT world - Where is it?
  • We are living amongst many false IOT assumptions

Charles Drobny Jr., President & CEO, GlobaLogix Inc.

2:50 Question & Answer Session

3:00 Morning Refreshments in the Exhibition Showcase Area

EDGE DEVICES & COMPUTING

3:40 Learn How To Augment Existing Automation Systems With Intelligent Edge Devices To Perform Data Analytics In The Field

Operators have already invested millions of dollars into existing, legacy automation systems. These devices may be very reliable, but they are not extendable. With the industry picking up pace, E&Ps need to be able to move faster. And amplifying existing automation systems with Edge devices is going to be a trend that's going to catch on pretty quickly

  • Assess the cost/benefits of various hardware systems that are capable of edge computing to conclude which is the cost-effective and easiest option for large and small operators
  • Evaluate innovative capabilities of Edge devices to perform data analytics out in the field level before bringing it into SCADA engine or data warehouses
  • Learn the processes that need to be in place to add innovative devices to existing legacy devices to make the transition easy

Johnathan Hottell, SCADA Supervisor, EXCO Resources

Steve Sponseller, Director of Market Insights for Oil & Gas, PTC

Charles Drobny Jr., President & CEO, GlobaLogix Inc.

4:10 Question & Answer Session

LEADING-EDGE 'REMOTE START-UP & SHUT-IN' STRATEGIES

AUTOMATE THE PROCESS OF BRINGING WELLS ONLINE & SHUTTING WELLS DOWN

What constitutes an operator's ability to remotely start-up, clear or shut-in wells without having to send an operator on location? Irrespective of acreage position, remote start-ups and shut-in is now a major area of interest for the industry. With hazardous weather conditions adding to the growing number of operating challenges, in this section, we look at these two keys areas that, if managed well, can results in significant cost saving and efficiency gains for operators

REMOTELY START-UP & SHUT-DOWN PRODUCTION FACILITIES: ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION

4:20 Sharing Leading-Edge Strategies To Automate The Process Of Bringing Wells Online And Handling Shut-Ins While Reducing Operating Costs

Gain clarity on some of the biggest questions the industry is asking right now, including:

  • What issues operators come face-to-face with to get to the point of being able to make the decision?
  • What parameters do they have in place?
  • What constituted them having the ability to start-up wells remotely vs. having to send an operator on location to clear it off > How did they handle that?
  • In what circumstances does the operator feel comfortable about bringing pads back online after a remote shutdown?
  • Examine capabilities and functionalities of different shutdown devices and safety systems
  • Learn the most effective process for shutting down wells remotely
  • Demonstrating real-world examples of remote well shut-in in the context of adverse weather events

4:50 Question & Answer Session

5:00 Chair's Closing Remarks & End of Day 1

5:10 - 6:10 Networking Drinks Reception In The Exhibition Area

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