Future Oil & Gas

Aberdeen | 9-10 June 2020

 * Subject to change

Monday 8 June 2020

18:00 Welcome drinks reception


Day One: Tuesday 9 June 2020

08:00 Registration, Coffee and Networking
08:50 Welcome Address

Opening Keynote: Digital Era Roadmap: Disruption of the Upstream Oil & Gas Industry
Digital transformation of business can bring the energy sector into both the 21st century and beyond by embracing, adopting and deploying new developments in virtual and real time technology. It can also let the industry incorporate the lessons learned from its last 3 economic cycles as well as making safety, cost efficiency and technology deployment leaner, more efficient and more effective and seize the challenge and opportunity that digital transformation brings in the pursuit of scaled enterprise.


Opening panel 1: Data Driven Operations, Applications & Benefits
This will be an insightful session focusing on data driven operations and information management challenges in the "Big Data" world by examining latest news in data acquisition, quality, interpretation and its subsequent impact on a business operations. Particular subjects covered include:

  • 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

Case study: Technology focus on AI, VR, AR tools and capabilities
How mature and resilient are today’s advanced technical tools and how can they help in making better decisions? How do you prioritise when choosing technology to deliver fastest results? How can AI be used to find hydrocarbons with more certainty and improving commercial gains? This session will look into AI assisted reservoir interpretation and other operations.


Panel 2: Digital Operations: How will the upstream oil & gas sector be transformed
This session will consider how technology can help the upstream oil and gas industry determine a true and measurable value from adopting digital innovation and will address:

  • 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
  • From well data to the bank: Where is the value and how to make the most of it?
11:55 Platinum Case Study

Panel 3: Understanding the value machine learning generates for the upstream oil & gas sector
We will focus on practical and operator led case studies that demonstrate how Artificial Intelligence (AI) applications reduce costs and improve both production & well performance as well as its use in optimising drilling and completions. Specific subjects will include:

  • How the latest AI technology is being and can be utilised to reduce cost and improve business efficiency?
  • What are the bottom line benefits by using the latest AI innovations?
  • What opportunities arise from of using AI and how do you measure its impact on business?

Panel 4: Energy transition as part of the climate change agenda and solution
In this session we will discuss and assess how the digital transformation process can contribute to energy transition becoming an active fight solution within the climate change agenda of today and into tomorrow. We will consider the political environment and associated economics that energy companies have to consider, comply with and manage as they adjust strategy as energy transition and reliance evolves.

  • 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
14:55 Platinum Case Study

Panel 5: Expanding capabilities of automation: Success stories and lessons learned
This session will look into practical cases of business performance improvements achieved by automation applications. It will also look at the potential costs and returns of making such investments using actual examples on how automation can be taken to the next level by applying advanced technology by discussing:

  • 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
15:55 Refreshments & Networking

Panel 6: Corporate adaptation and change management
This session will look into the practical constraints and pragmatic solutions to solving organisational barriers when adopting digital business models. What is the impact of digitalisation on traditional roles within the industry? How do you:

  • Create a culture that truly embraces digitalisation
  • Strike the right balance between investment in technology and people
  • Manage the cultural shifts needed for new technology adoption
17:25 Closing remarks
18:00 Drinks reception and dinner


Day Two: Wednesday 10 June 2020

08:30 Refreshments & Networking
09:00 Opening Keynote: Digitalisation at scale
How to successfully deploy the tools of data visualisation bringing more digital capacity and also how this can be done at scale? Detailed look at corporate programs on rapid scale up of digitalisation efforts and practical business benefits.
09:15 Opening panel 1: Business breakthroughs with digital transformation: Establishing optimal network infrastructure
The energy industry has invested heavily in the latest technology so it’s time to measure the returns. Here we discuss the different approaches, and the most suitable, in the current environment through:

  • Production maximisation through data driven methods
  • How digitalisation is used to improve operations and results?
  • Is digitisation the answer to efficiency?
10:00 Platinum Case Study
10:15 Refreshments & networking
11:00 Case Study: Big Data & advanced analytics tools to fully automate and control operations
Making most of your data and succeeding in real time operations by way of:

  • Data utilisation to increase productivity and as a value adding business tool
  • Big data and analytics to control and automate processes on remote facilities
  • The operators views on optimal steps to invest and deploy automation tools across the oilfield
11:10 Panel 2: Predictive maintenance tools
Is AI and machine learning the optimal future way of determining predictive maintenance programmes and gain the cost and efficiency benefits that flow from efficient intervention cycles? What is the cost effectiveness of Digital Twins in Predictive Mainten ance Operations Here we consider:

  • Applying new technological capabilities to maximise efficiencies and reduce downtime
  • 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

Panel 3: Reliability and performance of sensors in the oilfield
Sensor use in the measurement of performance in harsh environments is vital to good quality data acquisition and subsequent reprocessing. How to choose what is best for your company is a question this session aims to answer. Experienced Operators will share their real world experiences in deploying, using and taking data from their technology resources. We will look at:

  • Achieving reliability and accuracy of sensors deployment and selection
  • What cost effective, precision, sensor solutions exist for well stimulation, drilling and production?
14:10 Panel 4: Drilling optimisation by real time data modelling and decision support
There are many data driven and automated decision making opportunities in the drilling sector but what are the latest tools and trends? In this session we set out to learn how cost and operational risk can be reduced through smart decisions and intelligent solutions by:

  • Maximising operational efficiency in drilling
  • Improving safety and profitability by reducing costly drilling problems
  • Real time drilling and forecasting
14:55 Case study: Real world optimisation case study using new solutions on well sites
How IIoT sensors can contribute towards optimal workflow management
15:10 Panel 5: Drilling operators perspectives on optimized operations and secured connectivity offshore
While communication technologies the sector continues to evolve, and a dvancements grow in 5G and other wireless communication and associated devices perform ance in remote and challenging locations continues to create challenges. This discussion considers:

  • Mobile solutions for offshore operations
  • Secure connectivity of industrial networks
  • Practical case studies and lessons learned
  • Network updates for fast and reliable data delivery
15:55 Refreshments & networking
16:40 Panel 6: Field operators’ digital transformation landscape & future outlook
What will the next generation oil & gas industry look like? How can digital technology be used to make the oil & gas sector attractive and be key part of energy transition? This session will address strategies for near term and long term future in the upstream energy sector helping to assess which technological advancements really help operators increase efficiency and reduce overall costs

  • 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