Future Oil & Gas

Aberdeen | 1-2 Dec 2020

 * Subject to change

Day One: Tuesday 1 December 2020

08:00 Registration, Coffee and Networking
08:50 Welcome Address
Matthew Astill, Chief Executive Officer, Cavendish Group

Opening Keynote


Panel 1: Data Driven Operations, Applications & Benefits

  • Improving business efficiency using data management & integration
  • Secure, scalable and reliable data management and automated delivery
  • Optimised use of data use across global oilfield operations
  • The current industry standards and compliance requirements
10:15 Refreshments & Networking

Brendan Sullivan, Chief Information & Chief Technology Officer, RigNet


Panel 2: Digital Operations: How will the upstream oil & gas sector be transformed

  • How to achieve maximum value when implementing cutting edge technologies to improve efficiency and increased returns
  • The role of digitalisation in the near and long term future of oil and gas production
  • How to reinvent your business model and develop the appropriate digital strategy
  • From well data to the bank: Where is the value and how to make the most of it?
11:55 Case study

Panel 3: Understanding the value machine learning generates for the upstream oil & gas sector

  • How the latest AI technology can be utilised to reduce cost and improve business efficiency
  • What are the bottom line benefits by using the latest AI innovations?
  • Using data science as a platform – how is AI/VR integrated
  • What opportunities arise from using AI and how do you measure its impact on business?

Panel 4: Expanding capabilities of automation: Success stories and lessons learned

  • Comparing traditional automation and latest cutting edge technology
  • The implementation of automation fundamentals to increase commercial value
  • Mitigating risks associated with applying the latest technology
  • Integrating existing technology with latest generation IIoT, edge devices and advanced analytics
14:55 Case Study

Jaco Fok, Chief Innovation, OMV Petrom

Panel 5: Energy transition as part of the climate change agenda and solution

  • How to reduce operational emissions - An insight into power source alternatives, consequent waste emissions and elimination of flaring
  • Integrating a renewable energy transition strategy - Developing an oil and gas resource development programme
  • Carbon capture, storage and hydrogen infrastructure - What technology framework applies and how this effects development funding
  • The role of digital technology: Achieving net zero carbon emissions and the impact of hitting energy transition goals
15:55 Refreshments & Networking

Panel 6: Corporate adaptation and change management

  • Creating a culture that truly embraces digitalisation
  • Championing innovation and change – how do we empower middle managers?
  • Striking the right balance between investment in technology and people
  • Managing the cultural shifts needed for new technology adoption
17:25 Lightning Talks
17:55 Closing remarks
Adam Soroka, Managing Director, Cavendish Group
18:00 Drinks reception and dinner


Day Two: Wednesday 2 December 2020

08:30 Refreshments & Networking
09:00 Opening Keynote:
09:15 Panel 1: Business breakthroughs with digital transformation: Establishing optimal network infrastructure

  • Production maximisation through data driven methods
  • How digitalisation is used to improve operations and results
  • Risk management – how to preserve and secure SCADA systems
  • Is digitisation the answer to efficiency?
10:00 Case study
10:15 Refreshments & networking
11:00 Case Study
11:10 Panel 2: Predictive maintenance tools to maximise efficiencies and reduce downtime - sponsored by 

  • Applying new technological capabilities
  • Remote monitoring asset support
  • Maximising revenue and productivity through analytics-based operations, where is the ROI?
  • Practical case studies on how to lower operating expenses and increase operational runtime
11:55 Case study

Panel 3: Cybersecurity and protection of legacy systems - sponsored by  

  • Moving with digitalisation while minimising risks that comes with technologies
  • Decreasing vulnerability of companies’ operational and technology departments as well as legacy ecosystems
  • Evolution of the threat landscape – What can we learn as technology becomes more sophisticated
  • Practical cases on how to prioritise on cyber investments
14:10 Panel 4: How an oil price crash accelerates the need for digitalisation – Enabling flexibility in the workforce

  • How emerging technology keeps costs low – A focus on AI, Machine learning and automation
  • Cost cutting through innovation – Accelerating digitalisation amongst geopolitical uncertainties and natural disasters
  • Retaining and nurturing new talent – How the emerging tech roles will attract new personnel in the industry
  • How the rise of digital technology impacts the human workforce – An insight into future job security
14:55 Case study
15:10 Panel 5: Clean Energy and digitalisation – Connecting the dots

  • How can digitalisation improve energy efficiency through emerging technologies?
  • Does a technology revolution decrease carbon on the oilfield? – An insight into which technologies are both cost saving and reducing carbon emissions
  • Making data green – Exploring innovative ways to reduce energy
  • How does better data collection improve efficiencies and reduce carbon output – An analysis of infrastructure and the production lifecycle?
15:55 Refreshments & networking
16:40 Panel 6: Field operators’ digital transformation landscape & future outlook

  • Future vision for upstream energy industry transformation
  • How to build and deploy digital capabilities and adopt digital business models
  • Digital intelligence and asset optimisation
  • Technology and digitalisation becoming core discipline and reshaping the way industry works
17:25 Lightning Talks