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Meet The Senior Decisions Makers With Job Titles Including:

VPs, COOs, CTOs, Directors, Managers, Engineers, Leads, Specialists, Coordinators, Analysts, Foremans, Superintendents, Advisors, Scientists in...

  • Automation 
  • SCADA
  • Engineering
  • Production
  • 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

Meet Leading Technology & Services Providers In:

  • IoT & Edge Computing
  • Remote Monitoring Without Infrastructure
  • Real-Time Machine Learning Model Deployment
  • Autonomous Rod Pumping & ESP
  • Cybersecurity
  • Cloud-Computing
  • Smart Cameras
  • VR & Augmented Reality
  • Drones
  • Automating Manual Processes
  • Audio Analytics
  • Power Consumption Monitoring
  • Well Performance Diagnostics
  • Cost-Effective Well-Site Communications
  • AI Applications
  • Data Analytics
  • Field Communications
  • Data Analytic Dashboards
  • Condition Monitoring
  • Automating Controls

Agenda

DAY 1 - Tuesday January 25, 2022

 

IMPLEMENTING COST EFFECTIVE IOT DEVICES & EDGE COMPUTING
Blending Lower Cost IOT & Edge Computing Devices Into Existing
Operations

08:30 Coffee & Registration

08:50 Chair’s Opening Remarks

David Blanco, Director of Technical Operations & Business Development, AUTOSOL 

KEYNOTE PANEL: INEXPENSIVE IOT & EDGE DEVICES “DO THINGS
CHEAPER, BETTER & SMARTER”

09:00 Discover How Operators Are Strategically Implementing Lower Cost, Light Duty IoT/Edge Devices to Automate An Individual Wellsite

In a market saturated with smart devices this panel offers a strategic, high-level perspective on how to find IoT/Edge Devices that will truly add value. What selection criteria do operators use when choosing lower cost IOT Devices & Edge enabled hardware? How precise and accurate do smart sensors need to be for specific applications? And, how are operators balancing the competing concerns of cost and longevity? Each of these 15-minute case studies will provide a practical example of how operators navigated these concerns to deliver results.

PERSPECTIVE 1 - How To Find Cost Effective IoT/Edge Devices That Measure Pressures, Temperatures & Pumps

Todd Anslinger, Asset Performance - IIoT & Automation Specialist, Chevron

PERSPECTIVE 2 - Application Of Edge Enabled Devices To Cost Effectively Deliver Granular Data To Manipulate Well Optimization

Evan Rynearson, SCADA Engineer, KODA Resources

PERSPECTIVE 3 - Scalable IOT Solutions & Edge Enabled Hardware Innovation including Cameras & Sensors For Operation By Exception

Syed Ali, IIoT & Automation SpecialistChevron 

PERSPECTIVE 4 - Best Practices Installing Edge Enabled Devices Onto Rod Pumps To Optimise Artificial Lift 

Will Whitley, Senior Artificial Lift Production Engineer AdvisorOasis Petroleum

10:00 Extended Conference Discussion & Feedback Session
An opportunity for delegates to question speakers and feedback to conference on how they have addressed the challenges raised in the opening panel. What are the results they are seeing?

 

Benefit From Valuable Lessons Learned When Implementing New IOT
Technology & Edge Enabled Devices For Production & Asset
Optimization

EXTEND THE USEFUL LIFE OF BROWNFIELD ASSETS

10:30 Leveraging Legacy Assets Through Cost Effective IoT Enabled Devices 

To help you find the smart devices that are really going to reduce costs discover which equipment Maverick Natural Resources used to revitalize decades old assets.

  • What motivated Maverick Natural Resources to target their brownfield assets?
  • What selection criteria did they use when selecting IoT/Edge Devices for decades old assets. 
  • Pain points and lessons learned from implementation 
  • Cost-Benefit Analysis of the results- to what extent did these smart devices extend the useful life of these assets?

Lucas Green, Automation & Operations Centres Manager, Maverick Natural Resources

10:50 Q&A Session

 

11:00 Morning Refreshment Break
>> Visitor Exhibitor Showcase <<
During the refreshment break, we give delegates the opportunity to hear from and question some of the leading vendors and services providers on some of the new technologies and applications being developed to solve some of the industry’s most pressing automation challenges.

 

LEARN HOW LARGER OPERATORS PUMP BY EXCEPTION

11:30 Success Stories On Implementing Inexpensive IoT Enabled Devices For Production & Asset Optimisation

Learn how Larger Operators operate by exception utilizing smart devices such as Acoustic Sensors, Vibration Monitors, Thermal Cameras, PPC cubes, Infrared Cameras, Drones and more!

  • How to cost-effectively transition from a reactive to a predictive maintenance programme through smart sensors & Raspberry Pi controllers
  • Observe how larger operators are putting more compute power at the edge to gain greater autonomy at remote sites without having to ‘rip & replace’ on a legacy radio network
  • Practical takeaways when making the paradigm shift from Remote to Autonomous Start
  • Which lessons learnt by larger operators can be successfully applied by smaller operators?

Todd Anslinger, Asset Performance - IIoT & Automation Specialist, Chevron

11:50 Q&A Session

 

SOLVING SCADA AND EFM/AMR DATA COLLECTION AND DELIVERY PROBLEMS 

12:00 Integrating IoT/Edge Devices To Optimize Legacy Assets At The Wellsite

A case study providing actionable insight to fix present SCADA issues to unlock future growth.

  • Discover how state of the art software can individually and collectively solve SCADA and EFM/AMR Data Collection and Delivery problems
  • Learn how smaller operators are enhancing remote data acquisition and control
  • Understand how advances in alarm detection and remote data logging are increasing the efficiency of field operators 
  • Observe how devices from most manufacturers can be supported in their native protocol over single and multiple telemetry circuits simultaneously

David Blanco, Director of Technical Operations & Business Development, AUTOSOL 

Bryan Hendricks, Oil & Gas Automation Manager, PureWest Energy

12:20 Question & Answer Session

 

12:30 Lunch Break

>> Visitor Exhibitor Showcase <<
During the lunch break, we give delegates the opportunity to hear from and question some of the leading vendors and services providers on some of the new technologies and applications being developed to solve some of the industry’s most pressing automation challenges. 

 

Practical Application Of MQTT Protocols & Ultimate Solutions For Field Communications

DEEP DIVE: MODERNIZING COMMUNICATIONS ARCHITECTURE TO OPERATE BY EXCEPTION

13:30 Successful Implementation Of MQTT To Improve Data Access In The Field While Optimising Bandwidth Efficiency

Discover how operators are moving into the 21st century by monitoring changes in the field in real time.

  • Discover how E&Ps are increasing data granularity by moving away from poll-response
  • Increase your scan class without increasing bandwidth usage and get real time data on tag changes
  • How to use the Sparkplug B specification for MQTT to meet the needs of industrial automation without losing the inherent flexibility of MQTT?
  • Assess the security implications of industry protocols

Charlie Kettner, Programming Specialist, ARC Resources Ltd.

13:50 Q&A Session

 

REDUCING COSTS WHEN DEVELOPING A FUTURE READY IIOT SYSTEM THAT SUPPORTS LEGACY SCADA EQUIPMENT

14:00 Retrofitting MQTT To Keep Costs Low When Updating Legacy Poll/ Response SCADA Systems

With thousands of devices out in the field that did not know the MQTT protocol, learn how Koda Resources transitioned from a legacy poll/response SCADA system to a MQTT driven system without the expense of replacing existing devices. 

  • Motivations for retrofitting a MQTT driven system 
  • Pain points and lessons learned from implementation 
  • Long term results from the transition 
  • Recommendations for operators considering updating their legacy poll/response SCADA systems

Evan Rynearson, SCADA Engineer, KODA Resources  

14:20 Q&A Session

 

ELIMINATE MANUAL DATA ENTRY 

14:30 Leveraging PI Systems To Eliminate Manual Data Entry & Increase The Efficiency Of Field Operations 

Although Oxy has automated the daily capture of field readings into its production accounting system, it decided to innovate a new method leveraging its PI System. This session will explore:

  • Motivations behind integrating Oxy's enterprise historian and production accounting system that bring in daily gauge off values (LACTs, oil tanks, gas meters, water tanks, water transfer pumps)
  • How the integration works & challenges encountered during the pilot scheme 
  • Lessons applied to a similar project for Oxy's gas plants, bringing daily gauge off values into the operational data store
  • Breakdown of results and recommendations for operators seeking to eliminate manual data entry 

David L McLaughlin, Automation Project ManagerOccidental  

14:50 Question & Answer Session

 

15:00 Afternoon Refreshment Break

>> Visitor Exhibitor Showcase <<
During the refreshment break, we give delegates the opportunity to hear from and question some of the leading vendors and services providers on some of the new technologies and applications being developed to solve some of the industry’s most pressing automation challenges.

 

PRE-EMPTIVE MAINTENANCE STRATEGY 

15:30 Harnessing Cost Effective Long-Range Wireless Sensors To Continuously Monitor The Vibrations & Temperature Of Rotating Equipment To Pre-empt Failure

The objective of this session is to observe how operators have reduced downtime by prioritizing rotating equipment in their maintenance strategies. 

  • Discover what motivated these operators to invest in new IOT and edge enabled sensors and how they secured funding
  • What sensors did they use and why?
  • What were the pain points and lessons learnt from implementation?
  • Assess the impact on maintenance savings

Syed Ali, IIoT & Automation SpecialistChevron 

15:50 Question & Answer Session

 

SMALLER OPERATOR CASE STUDY: ACHIEVING MORE PADS PER OPERATOR

16:00 Implementing IoT/Edge Devices To Leverage Real Time Data 

Discover how smaller operators are constructing a modern SCADA architecture to operate by exception.

  • Discover how to cost effectively optimize legacy wells 
  • Learn how smart, simple, low cost IoT devices can enable operators to pump by exception 
  • Leverage data from third party sources to increase the efficiency of field operators
  • Understand the challenges and opportunities that come with a SCADA environment in the cloud
  • See how Data Flow can best be integrated with other software tools

Brandon Davis, SCADA & Automation Manager, Red Bluff Resources 

16:20 Question & Answer Session

 

CASE STUDY: UTILIZING IOT/EDGE DEVICES TO OPTIMIZE ARTIFICIAL LIFT

16:30 How To Successfully Pilot Devices And Metering Methods That Seem To Be Working For Operators To Optimise Rod Pumps, Gas Lift And ESPs

Practical Application Of IOT Devices To Reduce Total System Cost 

  • What is the most important thing when planning a pilot?
  • When should an edge device be used?
  • How do you confirm accuracy of a device? 
  • Where can simplified methods be utilised rather than adding technology?

Will Whitley, Senior Artificial Lift Production Engineer AdvisorOasis Petroleum

Matt Vivian, Director of Production Engineering, RimRock Oil & Gas

Chris Zink, Instrumentation and Electrical ForemanRimRock Oil & Gas

17:15 Question & Answer Session

 

17:30 Chair’s Closing Remarks & End Of Day One

David Blanco, Director of Technical Operations & Business Development, AUTOSOL 

17:30-18:30 Networking Drinks Reception in the Exhibition Area

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