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Sponsorship & Exhibition Opportunities Now Available For 2020

Meet Senior Decision Makers & Influencers From North America's Most Active E&Ps Including:


ConocoPhillips, BHP Billiton, BOPCO, Encana, Cabot Oil & Gas, Alta Mesa Holdings, Repsol Canada, Enerplus, Apache Corporation, Anadarko Petroleum, QEP Resources, Marathon Oil, Statoil, BP, Williams, SM Energy, Resolute Natural Resources, Crescent Point Energy, Devon Energy, Hess Corporation, Cimarex Energy, Windy Cove Energy, Parsley Energy, Permian Resources, EXCO Resources, Gulfport Energy, Chevron, Chaparral Energy, New Horizon Exploration and more.


Meet Senior Decisions Makers With Job Titles Including:


Directors of, Global Heads, CEOs, CIOs, Presidents, Managers, Engineers, Leads, Specialists, Coordinators, Analysts, Foremans, Superintendents, Advisors, Scientists of...

  • Automation 
  • SCADA
  • Engineering
  • Optimization
  • I&E
  • Instrumentation
  • Controls
  • Operations
  • Systems
  • Measurement
  • (Advanced) Analytics
  • Data
  • Infrastructure & Platforms
  • IT
  • Facilities
  • Reservoir

Plus:

  • Reliability Engineers
  • Design Engineers
  • Asset Managers
  • Platform Managers
  • Area Managers
  • Supply & Procurement Managers
  • Chemical Managers
  • EHS Managers
  • Systems Architects

Agenda Conference Day 1: Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Practical Application Based Case Studies On Modernizing Developing & Evolving SCADA Systems > IIoT Technologies > Modern Networking Protocols & Advances In Wireless Communication Technologies

8:00 The 6th Annual Well Site Automation 2020 congress opens with the Chair's Opening Remarks

Danny Durham, Director Of Upstream Global Chemicals, Apache Corporation

KEYNOTE PANEL - EVOLVING WELL SITE AUTOMATION TECHNOLOGIES

8:15 How The Next Wave Of Automation Technologies Are Evolving To Take Reliability, Failure Rate Reduction & Cost Optimization To The Next Level

Shifting Away From Traditional Automation To New Cloud Based And IIoT Solutions - What New Technologies Are On The Horizon? What Are The Real World Applications?

  • Examine the most efficient and cost-effective applications and products on the market currently being used on well sites
  • Look into the new technologies in the cloud and IoT space and analyze their successes based on real-world application case-studies
  • Examine new software applications that are industry-specific and easy for customer customization
  • Find out which IIoT, Edge and AI software has been implemented and their impacts on efficiency and business value

Moderated By -  Danny Durham, Director Of Upstream Global Chemicals, Apache Corporation

TRANSITIONING FROM TRADITIONAL SCADA TO MORE AGILE DATA DELIVERY - EXAMINE ASSOCIATED COSTS, CAPACITY & DESIGN ASPECTS

SETTING THE SCADA STANDARD

8:45 Introduction To ISA112 SCADA Systems Standard

ISA began developing a SCADA system standard (ISA112) in 2016 and work is ongoing. Look at what the ISA has been working on.

  • Identify the purpose of the standard and the needs that prompted its development
  • Examine the target audiences and the current status for the standard
  • Assess the content that has received committee consensus to date
  • Delve into the committee's work plan for completing the standard

Alan Bryant, Senior Automation Engineering Advisor, Occidental Petroleum

9:10 Question & Answer Session

FACILITATING THE CLOUD TRANSITION

9:20 Examining IOT Frameworks & Architectures To Enable A Smooth Transition To Take Data Storage To The Cloud

  • Learn how to effectively transfer data storage & implement different data types into the cloud infrastructure       
  • Examine the solutions available to facilitate an easy transition to the cloud for data storage and what the architecture and IoT frameworks needs to look like to achieve this
  • Address the issues of cyber security associated with data transfer over unsecure IIoT protocol devices
  • Assess the benefits of cloud storage rather than in house servers and how to offset the risks with the improvements, with faster access to all of your data

Brandon Davis, SCADA & Automation Manager, Red Bluff Resources

9:45 Question & Answer Session

SCADA TRANSITION & DATA DELIVERY - USE ADVANCED SYSTEMS TO BRING IN REAL TIME RELIABLE DATA FASTER

MIGRATING FROM SCADA TO IIOT

9:55 Facilitate The Effective Transitioning From Traditional SCADA Systems Towards Modernized, Agile Cloud-Based Data Delivery Networks

  • Learn how producers have switched from a traditional SCADA system or controller to an edge device communicating to the cloud and the benefits or the value they have seen
  • Understand how things are evolving away from just the server inside of a data centre, to cloud-based tools
  • Discuss the mechanics involved in integrating IIoT with traditional SCADA to transition toward cloud based data delivery without crashing

Julian Sanchez, Senior Upstream Solutions Manager, Emerson

10:20 Question & Answer Session

10:30 Morning Refreshments In The Networking & Exhibition Area

DATA ACQUISITION AND MACHINE LEARNING

11:00 Delving Into The Optimal Techniques In Capturing Operational Data And Marrying To SCADA Data To Facilitate The Use Of Machine Learning

  • Determine how operators are formatting their data in order to prepare for the application of machine learning
  • Understand the custom applications and technologies being used to engineer out human error through the use of machine learning
  • Assess the diverse systems used to normalize data from different systems to produce one model
  • Looking into thorough cost-benefit analyses of the various software available in achieving the normalization of data

Lucas Green, Senior Staff Well Analyst - Project Director, Maverick Natural Resources LLC

11:25 Question & Answer Session

EFFECTIVE DATA COLLECTION

11:35 Determine How To Effectively Collect And Transfer Increased Volumes Of Real-Time Data Into Your SCADA System

  • Understand how to effectively move away from manual data collection and utilize automation technologies for real-time data retrieval
  • Learn how to collect and quantify more data from automation across drilling, completions and production operations
  • Find out which are the right data sets to prioritize, compare and analyze
  • Learn how to utilize digital technologies to reduce data analysis and get to a faster, smarter decision

Charlie Kettner, Programming Specialist, ARC Resources

12:00 Question & Answer Session

IIOT TECHNOLOGIES FOR OPTIMIZATION - LEVERAGING THE TRUE VALUE OF IIOT

REAL-WORLD OPTIMIZATION USING NEW IOT SOLUTIONS ON WELL SITES

12:10 Evaluating The Latest Advances In IIoT End Devices For Computing At The Edge - Evolving From Data Gateways Into Running Meaningful Analytics

  • Hear about the new and interesting IIoT edge devices and infrastructure that producers are implementing and exploring
  • Learn how IIoT sensors can help with supply chain optimization and work flow management
  • Assess the ability of edge devices to complete task specific commands in real-time
  • Explore the wireless cloud-based IIoT solutions available on the market to increase operational efficiency in the monitoring of assets and management of processes in data analytics

Kevin Zamzow, Product Marketing Manager, Yokogawa Corporation Of America

12:35 Question & Answer Session

12:45 Networking Lunch In The Exhibition Area - Sponsored By Yokogawa Corporation Of America

RECONCILING OLD AND NEW

2:00 The Convergence Of Technology - Understand The Integration Of Traditional And Modern Technologies To Consolidate Effectively Whilst Dealing With The Associated Challenges Of Desegregation And The Impacts On Data Acquisition

  • Analyzing the role of the cloud tenant vs. the role of the edge computing device in the responsibility of analyzing data
  • Examine the problems encountered when consolidating different technology systems and the best practices in overcoming these challenges
  • Learn how to overcome negative impacts on data acquisition and analysis when integrating contrasting old and new technologies in retrofitting well sites
  • Explore the increasing focus on a complete and integrated technology systems rather than individual control systems

James Gallyer, Lead Automation & Measurement Technician, EP Energy

2:25 Question & Answer Session

INCREASING DATA RETRIEVAL RELIABILITY

2:35 Improving The Reliability Of Data Collection In Old & New Fields

  • Compare the various communication systems available to producers to collect data with cost-effectiveness of implementation and reliability of collection as the main decision drivers
  • Analyze the suitability of communication systems for different operating conditions
  • Discuss which are the right data sets to prioritize, compare and analyze, using digital technologies to reduce data analysis required and get to a faster, smarter decision
  • Determine the extent of information gathering required in an older field relative to the level of automation needed for specific flow rate and decline curves

3:00 Question & Answer Session

WIRELESS COMMUNICATION FOR COST-EFFECTIVE MEASUREMENT & MONITORING

3:10 Application And Functionality Of 5G & Other Game Changing Wireless Communication Technologies For Effective Data Retrieval From Remote Well Sites

Communication technologies continue to evolve toward wireless, 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 practice?

Explore how to implement the latest tools to market within a practical context and 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 technology limitations and determine the optimal method for long-distance communications
  • Determine with certainty which communication technologies should be used in diverse operating conditions

Todd Anslinger, IIOT Center Of Excellence Lead, Chevron

3:35 Question & Answer Session

3:45 Afternoon Refreshments In The Networking & Exhibition Area

NETWORK UPGRADES FOR FAST, RELIABLE DATA

4:15 Successfully Upgrading Communication Networks Through Adding Data Points To Increase Efficiency And Reliability Of Data Pulls At Optimal Speed

  • Analyze the optimal methods of adding data points to an existing network to increase volumes and speed of data retrieval
  • Examine the challenges associated with adding data points and operators' techniques in overcoming these challenges
  • Understand how improvements in data points can increase the reliability of data pulls to allow for better decision making
  • Discuss which network upgrades are being explored by operators relative to their operating conditions

Jim Sutterfield, Automation Manager, Arsenal Resources

4:40 Question & Answer Session

MODERN NETWORKING & COMMUNICATION PROTOCOLS - LEVERAGING THE TRUE VALUE OF MQTT FOR ADVANCED ANALYTICS

LEVERAGING MQTT

4:50 Benefits Of MQTT Implementation And Integration With Existing Operations

  • Assess the foundations of MQTT and how to properly apply on the well site to mitigate operational issues
  • Learn how to achieve operational advantages through the combination of MQTT and edge computing
  • Discuss how computing at the edge can reduce costs and simplify automation at the well site

Benson Hougland, Vice President, Opto 22

Arlen Nipper, President & CTO, Cirrus Link

5:15 Question & Answer Session

ACHIEVING EFFICIENT DATA RETRIEVAL

5:25 Learn How To Employ MQTT To Facilitate Increased Efficiency And Decreasing Bandwidth In Communications From The Well Site

  • Determining how things are evolving in MQTT and where things are heading
  • Examine the high-level pros and cons of MQTT implementation, quantifying efficiency improvements post-application
  • Understand the benefits of MQTT for transmitting data at the edge, fulfilling operators' desire for faster data

Evan Rynearson, SCADA Manager, Middle Fork Energy Partners

5:50 Question & Answer Session

6:00 First Day Of The Conference Ends With The Chair's Closing Remarks - Danny Durham, Director Of Upstream Global Chemicals, Apache Corporation

6:10 - 7:10 Networking Drinks In The Exhibition Area

7:20 - 9:00 Invitation-Only 5* Dinner For Speakers & Sponsors

GROUP

AGENDA AT A GLANCE

2020 Pre-Conference Workshops Plus Two Day Agenda

Actual Success Stories And In-Depth Case Studies Shared Over 3 Days

>>>> PRE-CONFERENCE WORKSHOPS: JANUARY 28 <<<<

> Getting Started With Automation: Implementation Fundamentals To Increase Commercial Value - Optimizing Production & Operational Efficiencies

> Cybersecurity And The Cloud: Mitigating The Risks Associated With The New Age Of Technologies In Well Site Automation

>>>> AGENDA DAY 1 HIGHLIGHTS: JANUARY 29 <<<<

> The Next Wave Of Technologies On The Horizon: Integrate Existing Technologies With Cutting-Edge IIoT, Edge Devices And Advanced Analytics

> Evolving From Traditional SCADA To Cloud-Based Systems: Effective Transitioning Toward Modern, Agile Cloud-Based Data Delivery Networks

> Addressing Data Management Challenges: Cutting-Edge Data Collection, Advanced Predictive Analytics & Utilization

> Latest Advances In Edge Devices Technology : Costs And Capabilities Of Edge Devices For Smarter, Safer & More Powerful Analytics

> Develop & Modernize Existing SCADA Networks: Using Advanced Systems To Bring In Real Time Reliable Data, Faster

> SCADA And The Industrial Internet Of Things (IIoT): Actual Process Changes & Integration Assessments For Putting More Powerful, Smarter Computing Closer To The Well Site

> IIoT & Edge Use Cases: To Fully Integrate Automation

> Wireless Communication Technologies: Devices That Perform Optimally Relative To Operating Circumstances

> Network Upgrade Challenges: Methods To Overcome The Issues Of Adding Data Points To The Network

> Modern Networking Protocols: Leveraging MQTT For Efficient Data Retrieval & Transmission

>>>> AGENDA DAY 2 HIGHLIGHTS: JANUARY 30 <<<<

> Rod Pump Automation: Using Machine Learning And AI To Adjust Set Points

> Automating Legacy Wells: Automation Implementation To Retrofit Legacy Wells And Increase Production

> Consuming Machine Data: Opportunities To Use Machine Learning And Artificial Intelligence Resulting In Measurable Business Impact 

> Digital Twins: Understand Cost-Effectiveness Of Predictive Maintenance Operations To Lower LOE & Maximize Runtime

> Machine Learning & Artificial Intelligence: Improve Connectivity & Deliver Real-Time Data To Facilitate The Use Of Machine Learning & AI

> Pump By Exception: Utilize Automation In Visualizing Production Data To Optimize Workflow

> Remote Well Monitoring: New Technology To Reduce OPEX Through Predicting Failures & Operating A Minimal Manning Strategy

> Automated Well Metering: Transitioning To Multiphase Flow Meters To Make Better-Informed Decisions

> Automating Production Chemical Injection & Treatment: Developing A More Consistent Approach That Perform Optimally Relative To Operating Circumstances

> Facilities Management Automation: Standardizing Processes & Moving Toward Tankless Well Pad Designs

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