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The 2009 E&P Information and Data Management conference will encourage attendees to take a fresh look at the processes and practices they use.  The programme will examine not just Information and Data Management activities, but the impact these actions have on the business as a whole.   ..

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Exploration and Production activities generate huge amounts of data which must be stored, processed and easily retrieved.  Poor data management practices can negatively impact your business.  Join Data Management professionals from IOCs, NOCs and Independents to discuss best practice and learn how you can improve your data management capabilities.

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CONFERENCE ADVISORY BOARD INCLUDES: 
  
John Adams, Project Manager, ConocoPhillips
Luigi Salvador, Chief Knowledge Officer, E&P, ENI
Alan Smith, Managing Consultant, Paras Consulting

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As well as providing an update on recent developments in the industry the conference will try to answer some of these questions:

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· How can investment in information and data management be justified?

· How can we demonstrate ROI?

· Can we change the way we work?

· Should we change the way we work? 

· Can we learn valuable lessons from data management practices in other industries?

· How can we encourage younger workers into the E&P Industry?

Hear from IM experts at Saudi Aramco, OMV, Hess, Eni, Dong E&P Norge and many others
Share information with fellow industry professionals
Participate in interactive discussions and debates
Receive best practice guidance and examples of how your competitors are dealing with IM issues
Enjoy intensive
networking sessions and meet people who are driving forward information management practices. 

Topics include:

  • The experience of putting data and information on-line in Norway
  • How to manage migration of legacy/M&A data into information systems
  • Enabling cross-discipline collaboration in the digital oilfield
  • Master Data Store implementation at OMV E&P
  • Developing GIS at Hess – the data management challenges
  • How much time/effort/resources should be spent indexing information
  • How to leverage traditional data management to deliver high-quality data to E&P geoscientists and engineers?
  • Securing your data in a mobile and distributed work environment
  • Defining data ownership, data architecture and dataflow embedded into a data management framework
  • Geodatabase governance and change procedures
  • Providing users with contextually relevant information in their frame
     

Feedback for SMi's 2008 E&P Information and Data Management conference:

“Good conference”
Livio Marques Pinto, Geophysicist, Petrobras

 “Excellent!”
Han de Min, Vice President, Global Exploration and Production, Aspentech

“Very good range of speakers; not too much vendor-led detail.  Great networking opportunity”
Ed Evans, Director, NDB

“Well organized and conducive to intelligent discussion and interaction”
Shaji Zacharias, AVP, Energy & Utilities, Satyam Computer Services

“Well done”
Jill Lewis, Director, Troika International and Chairman, Technical Standards Committee, Society of Exploration Geophysicists

“Very good – diverse – presentations”
Nigel Corbin, Information Management Consultant, Schlumberger

  • Data/Information/Knowledge Management professionals
  • Data Administrators
  • IT Managers for the oil and gas industry
  • CIO
  • GIS co-ordinator

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There were over 100 attendees at our 2008 conference, from companies including:

BG Group   S BHP Billiton   S BP Oil International   S Centrica Plc   S ENI E&P   S Kuwait Oil Company (KOC)   S Mol   S Petrobras   S PETROM E&P   S Premier Oil   S R W E - D E A A G Fur Mineraloel Und Chemie   S Repsol YPF   Saudi Aramco    S Shell E&P Europe   S Shell International Exploration & Production   State Oil Company Suriname N V   StatoilHydro   S Total E&P   S Tullow Oil   S Wintershall

Conference programme

8:30 Registration & Coffee

9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

John Berkin

John Berkin, Principal Solution Architect , Schlumberger Information Solutions

9:10 THE BUSINESS CASE FOR INFORMATION AND DATA MANAGEMENT

Mario Marco Fiorani

Mario Marco Fiorani, Manager, Corporate Data and Information Management , Eni - E&P Division

  • Why should businesses invest in Information and Data Management?
  • An investment or a cost?
  • How can efficient information and data management enhance a business?
  • Justification of data management costs
  • 9:50 IS THE ERA OF PHYSICAL DATA AND RECORDS MANAGEMENT OVER? THE EXPERIENCE OF PUTTING DATA AND INFORMATION ONLINE IN NORWAY

    Eric Toogood

    Eric Toogood, Diskos Manager, Norwegian Petroleum Directorate

  • Access to seismic data, well data and associated information
  • The challenges of completeness and retrievability
  • Formats and standardization
  • Future developments
  • 10:30 Morning Coffee

    11:00 PROVIDING USERS WITH CONTEXTUALLY RELEVANT INFORMATION IN THEIR FRAME

    Eric Abecassis

    Eric Abecassis, Manager, Houston Technology Center , Schlumberger Information Solutions

  • Deal with information access and overload - how TMI affects users
  • Merge the worlds of documents and data to create complete operational awareness
  • Use application context to deliver relevant information and focus the data aperture
  • Deliver critical information in the workflow, where and when it counts
  • 11:40 HOW TO MANAGE MIGRATION OF LEGACY/MERGER + ACQUISITION DATA INTO INFORMATION SYSTEMS

  • Identification of critical information and potential duplication:  what needs to be incorporated?
  • Business philosophy observations relating to the full integration of legacy and merger/acquisition data: phased or not?
  • Risk identification, risk and financial management in data migrations
  • Caspar Schoorl

    Caspar Schoorl, Department Manager, Fugro Data Solutions

    Karen Blohm

    Karen Blohm, Global consultancy manager, Fugro Data Solutions

    12:10 THE CASE FOR INDEXING INFORMATION

    Al Kok

    Al Kok, Content Data Management Group Lead, Saudi Aramco

  • How much time/effort/resources should be spent indexing information
  • The business case for indexing
  • Example of adocument management system
  • How can we encourage workers to use the system efficiently?
  • 12:40 Networking Lunch

    14:10 PANEL SESSION: INDEXING VS SEARCHING

  • Indexing vs searching
  • The business case
  • Being more intelligent with search engines
  • Changing the way we work
  • Al Kok

    Al Kok, Content Data Management Group Lead, Saudi Aramco

    Mario Marco Fiorani

    Mario Marco Fiorani, Manager, Corporate Data and Information Management , Eni - E&P Division

    Karen Blohm

    Karen Blohm, Global consultancy manager, Fugro Data Solutions

    Caspar Schoorl

    Caspar Schoorl, Department Manager, Fugro Data Solutions

    14:40 WIRELESS COMMUNICATION FOR THE OIL & GAS INDUSTRY: TECHNOLOGY, BENEFITS AND CASE STUDIES

    Stig Petersen

    Stig Petersen, Research Scientist, SINTEF ICT

  • Introduction to industrial wireless communication
  • Wireless case study 1: Improving work processes at the Snøhvit LNG plant
  • Wireless case study 2: Increasing oil recovery at the Gullfaks offshore platform
  • 15:20 Afternoon Tea

    15:50 ENABLING CROSS-DISCIPLINE COLLABORATION IN THE DIGITAL OILFIELD

    Clay Harter

    Clay Harter, Chief Technology Officer, OpenSpirit Corporation

  • SOA integration foundation
  • User-defined application-to-application connectivity
  • Multiple database access
  • Practical approaches to building today’s required complex reservoir workflows
  • 16:30 OPTIMIZING UPSTREAM LOGISTICS MANAGEMENT

    Simon Johnson

    Simon Johnson, Head - iLogistics, IBS Group

  • Addressing the logistics challenges oil and gas companies face in the upstream value chain.  
  • Why optimization of logistics process is indispensable for the Oil and Gas Industry?
  • A comparison showing typical current mode of operations vs. automated people and material asset management.
  • Bringing in transparency of upstream logistics and help improving logistics planning and operation.
  • Health and Safety Issues of People on Board.
  • How effective the coordination of people and materials movement via. Land, air and sea be captured and managed?
  • 17:10 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day One

    17:20 Drinks reception sponsored by Schlumberger Information Solutions

    8:30 Registration & Coffee

    9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

    Alan Smith

    Alan Smith, Managing Consultant, Paras Consulting

    9:10 WHAT CAN THE E&P INDUSTRY LEARN FROM OTHER INDUSTRIES IN INFORMATION MANAGEMENT?

    Alan Smith

    Alan Smith, Managing Consultant, Paras Consulting

  • Where are the E&P sector’s strengths and weaknesses?
  • What lessons can be learned from other industries? 
  • Taking a fresh look at information and data management practices
  • 9:50 THE CASE FOR A SOCIAL PERSPECTIVE ON INFORMATION MANAGEMENT WITH AN EMPHASIS ON INFORMATION CAPABILITIES

    Bjarte Ravndal

    Bjarte Ravndal, Associate Professor in Information Management, University of Stavanger

  • Information as a social construction
  • Information capabilities 
  • Models for assessment of Information capabilities 
  • Development and improvement of Information Capabilities
  • 10:20 Morning Coffee

    10:50 SECURING YOUR DATA IN A MOBILE AND DISTRIBUTED WORK ENVIRONMENT

    Flemming Rolle

    Flemming Rolle, Manager, Information and Application Systems, Dong E&P Norge

  • Our staff wants to be able to work from anywhere anytime and they want it to be fast.
  • We are increasingly collaborating with partners and service providers across geographies and time zones.
  • Communications technology and speed keeps improving, and Data and Information is routinely distributed both in cyberspace and on increasingly compact and fast physical media.
  • Do we really know who has copies of our data and do they know what they are allowed to do with it?
  • Only by getting People, Processes and Technology aligned can we hope to retain control of our data and information.
  • 11:20 YOUR DATA AND APPLICATIONS: ANYTIME, ANYPLACE, ANYWHERE

    Dr Sandy Smith

    Dr Sandy Smith, Project Manager, Landmark

  • The value of consolidating data and applications into a single secure facility
  • 24 x 7 accessibility irrespective of geographic location
  • More than just a place for day to day work
  • Technology pipeline promises additional value
  • 11:50 THE ROAD AHEAD…

    Dag Heggelund

    Dag Heggelund, Data Quality Manager, Schlumberger Information Solutions

  • Provide overview of current data management technology and practices
  • How to leverage traditional data management to deliver high-quality data to E&P geoscientists and engineers?
  • Shift view of data quality towards more relevant workflow-specific information
  • Use Six-Sigma language to talk about enterprise wide data quality
  • Treat data as a product and identify its defects to enhance user productivity
  • Look at new technology and processes that support improved analysis and defect identification
  • Automate more E&P processes to achieve productivity gains in today's resource-constrained workplace.
  • 12:30 Networking Lunch

    14:00 MASTER DATA STORE IMPLEMENTATION AT OMV E&P

    Achim Kamelger

    Achim Kamelger, Global Manager, Data and Information, E&P Information Systems , OMV Exploration and Production

  • The data management strategy for spatial, structured and unstructured data
  • Improving the quality of E&P data assets by means of a data life-cycle management process
  • The hurdles to implementing a master data store in E&P
  • Defining data ownership, data architecture and dataflow imbedded into a data management framework
  • Focusing on People, Processes and not only on Technology
  • 15:00 Afternoon Tea

    15:30 REWIRING THE CORPORATE WELL MEMORY – A CASE STUDY ON DATA QUALITY AND MASTER DATA MANAGEMENT

    Paul Gregory

    Paul Gregory, President & Managing Partner, Petris Technology, Inc.

  • Common misconceptions about Master Data Management (MDM) – what it is and what it isn’t.
  • Three techniques in implementing MDM. Which one is most flexible and best suited for E&P data management
  • Treating MDM as a data quality problem. It’s not all about IT!
  • Using a knowledge-based rules repository to create repeatable results across the enterprise
  • Achieving success through automated data quality
  • A MDM case study using a proven methodology
  • 16:00 THE PUSH BUTTON UPGRADE

    Janet Hicks

    Janet Hicks, Senior Product Manager, Landmark

  • Is it right for your organization?
  • How can it be accomplished?
  • What is the best strategy?
  • What are the benefits of upgrading?
  • 16:30 BUSINESS ADVANTAGES OF A WELL LOG REPOSITORY AND DATA QUALITY PROCESS AT PEMEX

    Tarun Chandrasekhar

    Tarun Chandrasekhar, Product Manager, Neuralog

  • PEMEX has digital well log data from many sources including original, digitized and hardcopy
  • A verification and certification process has been implemented for this data
  • The presentation reviews the necessary steps for this process and discusses the business implications
  • Final verified/certified data is loaded to a database (based on PPDM) and made available within PEMEX
  • Examples demonstrate business benefits of the repository and the process implemented
  • 17:00 DATA MANAGEMENT PANEL SESSION

    Achim Kamelger

    Achim Kamelger, Global Manager, Data and Information, E&P Information Systems , OMV Exploration and Production

    Janet Hicks

    Janet Hicks, Senior Product Manager, Landmark

    Paul Gregory

    Paul Gregory, President & Managing Partner, Petris Technology, Inc.

    Clay Harter

    Clay Harter, Chief Technology Officer, OpenSpirit Corporation

    Martin Turner

    Martin Turner, GIS Co-ordinator, Hess Limited

    Tarun Chandrasekhar

    Tarun Chandrasekhar, Product Manager, Neuralog

    17:30 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Conference

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    Workshops

    A Practical Guide to Creating a Robust Information Management (IM) Framework
    Workshop

    A Practical Guide to Creating a Robust Information Management (IM) Framework

    Copthorne Tara Hotel
    9th February 2009
    London, United Kingdom

    Methods and Open Standards for E&P Data Collection & Distribution
    Workshop

    Methods and Open Standards for E&P Data Collection & Distribution

    Copthorne Tara Hotel
    9th February 2009
    London, United Kingdom

    Metadata and Ontologies:  Leveraging their full value
    Workshop

    Metadata and Ontologies: Leveraging their full value

    Crowne Plaza Hotel - St James
    12th February 2009
    London, United Kingdom

    Copthorne Tara Hotel

    Scarsdale Place
    Kensington
    London W8 5SR
    United Kingdom

    Copthorne Tara Hotel

    The Copthorne Tara Hotel London Kensington is an elegant contemporary four-star hotel in prestigious Kensington, located just a two minutes walk from High Street Kensington underground station, making exploring easy. The hotel offers well-appointed and comfortable guest rooms combining Standard, Superior and Club accommodation. Club rooms offer iconic views over the city and include Club Lounge access for complimentary breakfast and refreshments. Guests can sample the authentic Singaporean, Malaysian and Chinese cuisine at Bugis Street, traditional pub fare at the Brasserie Restaurant & Bar or relax with a delicious drink at West8 Cocktail Lounge & Bar.

    The Copthorne Tara Hotel boasts 745 square meters of flexible meeting space, consisting of the Shannon Suite and the Liffey Suite, ideal for hosting conferences, weddings and social events. Facilities include access to the business centre 24 hours a day, fully equipped fitness room, gift shop, theatre desk and Bureau de Change. With ample onsite parking outside the London congestion charge zone and excellent transport links via Heathrow Airport, the hotel is the perfect location for business or leisure stays. The hotel is within close proximity to the shops of High Street Kensington, Knightsbridge and Westfield London, Olympia Conference Centre, Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Palace and Hyde Park.

     

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