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  • SCADA
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  • I&E
  • Instrumentation
  • Measurement
  • Controls
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  • Cloud Integration
  • Cyber Security
  • (Advanced) Analytics
  • Data
  • IT Infrastructure
  • Facilities

Plus:

  • Reliability Engineers
  • Design Engineers
  • Machine Learning Engineers
  • Senior Engineers - 5G & Wireless
  • Asset Managers
  • Platform Managers
  • Area Managers
  • Supply & Procurement Managers
  • Chemical Managers
  • EHS Managers
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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 – 31 January 2023

Cost Effectively Advancing Automation, For Emissions Control & Greater Efficiency

Strategic Level Perspectives On Using Automation To Monitor Emissions,

Optimize Well Performance In The Face Of Supply Chain Challenges


08:45 Chair’s opening remarks

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

KEYNOTE STRATEGY PANEL – PART A: ENSURING VALUE IS DELIVERED FROM AUTOMATION

08:50 Ensuring That Investments In IOT And Automation Are Profitable Despite Escalating Costs, Supply-Chain Challenges, And Increased ESG Taxes

08:50 MAKING AUTOMATION AND DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION WORK AS A WHOLE

Strategic Lessons On Wellsite Automation Innovation - Theory To Practice Value Delivery

A strategic level, high impact case study will begin by discussing the benefits realized and the obstacles overcome on their paths to successful digital transformation. Which game-changing technologies are operators putting their money into across the board? What are the high-level lessons to ensure a successful automation project and avoid costly delays or failures?

Prabhu Srinivasan, Technical Team Lead, Vermilion Energy

09:15 SUPPLY CHAIN AVAILABILITY - E&P PERSPECTIVE

Pragmatic Responses To Resolving Supply Chain Availability Challenges And Working With Suppliers To Find Alternative Solutions

This session will look at how E&P companies deal with supply chain shortages in the areas of electronics, micro-chips and core components essential for automated systems. Operators will discuss whether they are finding new suppliers or using refurbished parts instead and how they are moving their projects forward despite these problems.

- Staying on top of technology related supply chain shortages

- Working with vendors to find practical solutions 

- Overview of the different techniques to handle shortages and keep automation projects on track, including finding alternative solutions versus waiting

- Key lessons and takeaways

Alan Bryant, Senior Automation Engineering Advisor, Occidental

09:40 SUPPLY CHAIN AVAILABILITY – A VENDOR PERSPECTIVE

             Strategies For Handling Technology-Related Supply Chain Challenges

What are suppliers doing to manage electronic component delays?  Are they buying, storing, or waiting? How do you advise operators that a particular component will not be outdated by the time you have to use it? How are other vendors addressing this?

- Managing automation related supply chains supply chain shortages through swapping out systems and creatively identifying alternatives

- Evaluating the success of sourcing alternative vendors

- Using refurbished parts as a contingency

- Conclusions and takeaways                  

10:00 Curated Questions And Discussion For The Panel
10:20 – 10:50 Morning refreshment break and networking in the exhibition showcase area


How Automation Can Help Reduce The Cost Of Monitoring And Reducing Emissions

Understanding Which Technology To Implement In Specific Situations


PANEL – HOW AUTOMATION FITS INTO EMISSIONS MANAGEMENT

10:50 How VP’s Of Automation Plan To Invest In New Technology To Mitigate The Impact Of The Inflation Reduction Bill And State Level ESG Regulation 

Different state and federal rules and restrictions are forthcoming, and they may be costly. How could automation be utilized to reduce the burden of these additional requirements? How could automation help E&P companies reduce the cost of ESG compliance and reduce the risk of emissions leaks?

10:50  THE INFLATION REDUCTION ACT Reducing Emissions And Expenses Under The Inflation Reduction Act - Determining The New Role Of Automation

Operators that fail to comply with the Inflation Reduction Act's rules on continuous methane monitoring may be subject to additional fees and fines. What does the new regulation look like? And how could the latest cutting-edge tools for tracking and controlling emissions help operators?

Mark Peavy, President & Founder, Peavy Energy Ventures LLC

11:15 E&P PERSPECTIVE ON COMBINING TECHNOLOGIES FOR EMISSIONS MANAGEMENT
The Role Of New Automation Technologies In Reducing The Cost Of Detecting & Controlling Emissions Across A Range Of Different Facilities – Which Technologies For Which Situations?

- Utilizing hand-held detectors and cameras for screening facilities where
sensitive detection is required
- Technologies for efficiently screening a large number of facilities to find “super
emitters” – In which situations does it make economic sense to deploy mobile
systems on satellites, planes, and drones to find the few high-emitting sites among many low-emitting ones?
- Reviewing the latest continuous monitoring technology including using
multiple IOT devices in terms of costeffectiveness
- New technologies for Tiered inspections using broad surveys of large areas to
direct more precise surveys only where they are needed
- Exploring which combination of technologies is cost-effective, with high
investment returns and which solutions have proved to be expensive to maintain?

The above session will discuss how to optimize the combination of automated smart technologies for different situations including:

TECHNOLOGY CATEGORY FOR MEASUREMENT  

SPECIFIC SITUATION

Hand-held detectors cameras

More sensitive to small leak detection in a local area

Mobile systems on board drones, airplanes etc

Identify super emitting leaks across several wellsites

Tiered inspections using new technologies

Broad surveys over large areas, multiple wellsites 

IOT enabled sensors and cameras for continuous monitoring

High risk areas when 24/7 monitoring is required

 

Data driven methane sensing systems and monitoring

Tier and scale up for multiple facilities

Digital platforms for data integration from multiple sources

Create a baseline of measurement across an entire asset

A.I and machine learning

Root cause analysis of fugitive emissions

The panel session continues…

11:40 COST-EFFECTIVE INFRASTRUCTURE UPGRADES FOR EMISSIONS MANAGEMENT 4CP Made Easy: Automated Energy Management

Methane emissions are paramount, but don’t overlook the impact of reducing the energy consumption of E&P operations. Wellsite operators can save huge amounts of money just by managing their electricity use. Real-time, automated rate avoidance and 4CP avoidance can have material impacts on operating costs and carbon emissions. Hear how some companies in ERCOT are optimizing production and avoiding electricity price spikes at the touch of a button.

Dailey Tipton, Senior Vice PresidentNdustrial

12:05 Curated Questions and answers for the panel

12:25 – 13:30 Networking Lunch Break In The Exhibition Area
 


FOR AUTOMATING THE MEASUREMENT AND CONTROLLING OF EMISSIONS

An In-Depth Analysis Of Which Technologies Work In Which Contexts


PANEL - TECHNOLOGY FOR EMISSIONS MANAGEMENT AND LEAKS

13:30 Deployment Of Innovative Automation Technology To Control The Cost Of Managing Emissions & Leaks - Determining Which Technology Strategies Work In Specific Contexts

13:30 Continuous Emissions Detection And Monitoring Techology

Andrew Walsh, Director of Customer SuccessQube Technologies

13:50 CAMERA TECH FOCUS Evaluating New Camera Technologies & Sensors That Are Cost Competitive For Methane Detection For Different Scales Of Measurement

One brand-new camera technology is the new quantum-enabled camera. The visualization and measurement of gas being lost through leaks at a considerable distance is promised by quantum-enabled cameras. Competing camera technologies are also advancing in accuracy and precision. Which technologies are available now, and in what situations do some work better than others?

- Overview of the latest camera technology innovations

- Quantum enabled cameras – is the technology a game changer?

- A deep dive into the latest innovation for competing camera technologies

- Upgradability as a decision-making factor to explore when short-listing camera technologies

- Conclusions and takeaways

Quantum Enabled Cameras

Laser Spectroscopy

Imaging Spectroscopy

Ionization Devices

Differential Absorption Light Detection & Ranging (DIAL)

Infra-red imaging

Robert Ward, VP Business DevelopmentKuva Systems

14:10 VIDEO ANALYTICS FOCUS Applications For Using Video Analytics In Flare & Emissions Monitoring To Promptly Inform Workers When Measurements Exceed An Allowable Range

Application of the latest video analytics technologies for monitoring & managing greenhouse gas emissions.

- Does video analytics only operate in combined hardware and software sets, or can software be added onto existing hardware?

- What are the barriers to implementing this technology?

- How have operators actioned video-analytics implementation projects?

- What is the scope for growth in video analytics?

14:30 - 14:50 Curated & Extended Question & Discussion

14:50 Afternoon Refreshment Break In The Exhibition Area
 


Automating To Reduce The Cost Of Identifying & Measuring Fugitive Emissions


Valves

Pneumatic Controllers

Gathering Stations

Chemical Injection Pumps

Gas Storage Tanks

Boosting Stations

Engines and Turbines

Drilling Rigs

Well Pad

BEST PRACTICE CASE STUDY – TECHNOLOGY FOR MONITORING FUGITIVE EMISSIONS 

15:20 Automating The Accurate Monitoring & Reporting Of Emissions Caused By Equipment Fugitives

Automation solutions to detect, localize and quantify fugitive emissions from equipment in the facility. What are the most cost-competitive solutions?

- Enabling autonomous monitoring of fugitive emissions

- Troubleshooting to ensure the equipment in your facility is compliant, optimized, and profitable

- Cost-benefit analysis of different systems and automation solutions

- Conclusions from pilot studies testing different monitoring and detection solutions

15:40 Questions and discussion

FUGITIVE EMISSIONS MEASUREMENT INNOVATION

15:50 Application Of New Technology To Drive Down The Cost Of Fugitive Emission Identification & Measurement

The key question is how can fugitive emission detection be made less time and resource intensive through automation? Cost-competitive elimination of fugitive emissions will depend on the widespread implementation of autonomous technology that helps locate, detect, and actively monitor methane leaks.

- Operator experiences in implementing new camera technologies

- The practical realities of new camera technologies

- Contextual factors to note

- Conclusions and takeaways

16:10 Questions and discussion

UTILIZING CLOUD-BASED IOT FOR FUGITIVE EMISSIONS DETECTION

16:20 Application Of Cost-Effective IoT Cloud-Based System For Fugitive Emission Detection

  • Application of IOT and cloud-based infrastructure to find and measure gas emissions at oil and gas production sites
  • Monitoring gas emissions can be done in real time, 24 hours a day, seven days a week to fix methane problems quickly
  • A cost-benefit analysis of using cloud-based technologies as opposed to local servers to keep track of emissions
  • Overcoming technical challenges with the project
  • Conclusions, lessons learned, and future outlook

Andrew Pruet, Production Operations Engineer Advisor - Central Automation Team, Oxy

16:40 Question and discussion

 


Automating To Achieve Standards For Emissions From Flaring &

Mitigating Methane Venting At The Wellhead


CONTROL SYSTEMS FOR FLARING OPTIMIZATION

16:50 Cost Competitive Automation Of Flaring Metering & Optimization To Achieve Regulatory Standards

- Utilizing technology to manage temperature and pressure in real-time in order to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and increase output.

- Making the investment case for investing in new technology to reduce flaring while increasing oil production

- Comparing the benefits of competing flare optimization solutions to reduce emissions

- Case studies of automated flare management solutions in action

- Conclusions and takeaways

17:10 Questions and discussion
 

SMART SOLUTIONS FOR METHANE VENTING MITIGATION

17:20 Implementing Smart Monitoring Systems Combined With Automated Lift Systems To Mitigate Methane Venting At The Wellhead

- An introduction to more intelligent systems for wellhead monitoring

- Discussing present and future benefits of intelligent systems in methane emission control

- Exploring the upgradeability of intelligent systems for wellhead monitoring

- Conclusions and takeaways

17:40 Questions and discussion
 


Automating Liquid Leak Detection & Improving Produced Water Handling


LIQUID LEAK DETECTION SYSTEM IN ACTION

17:50 Using Edge Computing, Modern Camera Technology, And Wireless Communication To Enable Remote Visual Verification For Liquid Hydrocarbon Leak Detection

Exploring how automation technology supports operators to monitor, manage and tackle liquid leaks, and more specifically oil leaks.

- Why do liquid leaks typically go undetected

- The impacts of liquid leaks on company profits and the environment

- How can automation help operators overcome the weaknesses of traditional liquid leak detection methods

18:10 Questions and discussion
 

LATEST AUTOMATION TECH ADVANCEMENTS FOR PRODUCED WATER HANDLING

18:20 Evaluating The Latest Real Time Monitoring A Control Systems For Produced Water Handling Utilizing Cloud Based Technology & Automated Water Management Technologies  – What Are The Key Innovations For 2023?

A practical case study on automated water management solution that saves money and improves accuracy, efficiency, and safety.

Making the case for automating the remote control and monitoring of:

- water transfer
- storage
- water recycling
- mixing, distribution
- sand management

- Introducing secure cloud-based options to make the solution more cost-effective

- A cloud-based dashboard gives you immediate control over pressure and flow rate, as well as real-time monitoring of pump speed, flow rate, inlet/outlet water pressures, water temperature, engine performance, and engine fuel level.

- Overview of the data visualization technologies to show operating metrics of each asset in real-time
- Automated pumping systems that help move water more efficiently while lowering costs and risks

18:40 Curated questions and discussion

18:50 Chair’s closing remarks

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

18:55 Networking drinks reception

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