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SMi present their 8th Annual Conference……

Boosting business performance and knowledge: a comprehensive update on recent issues, developments and best practice in E&P Data & Information Management

By attending this conference you will hear from key market experts including:

  • Steven Comstock, Vice President, E&P Technical Computing, ExxonMobil
  • Philip Lesslar, Principal Data Management Consultant, Shell International Exploration & Production
  • Stewart Robinson, Director of IT & Data Resources Oil & Gas, Department of Trade & Industry
  • Mario Marco Fiorani, Manager, Data & Corporate Database, ENI – E&P Division
  • Karen Moore, Head of Production Technology, BG Group
  • Eric Toogood, Project Manager, Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD)
  • Steve Miller, Consultant, Schlumberger

Plus a chance to network with our VIP guests:
  • Liv Maeland, Senior Advisor Data Management T&P Subsurface Technology Process Owner E&P, Statoil
  • Anne Gustavson, Manager, OLF Geodata Trading
  • Flemming Rolle, Exploration Support Manager, Dong
  • Francisco Porturas, Real Time Data Advisor, University of Stavanger
  • Agustin Diz, Director of Knowledge Management, Repsol YPF

The forum will enable you to:

  • Learn about the development of the industry and it’s standards
  • Discover how to improve your E&P operations and information management
  • Maximise your knowledge to improve business performance
  • Gain an insight into the data management experiences of the most influential players within the E&P industry
  • Hear about the application of new technologies to improve production
  • Meet and network with leading industry players and raise the profile of your company

Conference programme

8:30 Registration & Coffee

9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

Alan Smith

Alan Smith, Managing Consultant, Paras Consulting

9:10 STRTEGIC ALIGNMENT OF DATA AND INFORMATION MANAGEMENT WITH E&P BUSINESSES

Steven Comstock

Steven Comstock, Vice President, E&P Technical Computing, Exxonmobil

  • Establishing the E&P business value equation of IT
  • The life-cycle of E&P data and Information
  • Data and information ownership model
  • IT leadership vs pizza delivery model
  • Effective vs efficient
  • 9:50 STANDARDS

    Stewart Robinson

    Stewart Robinson, Director of IT & Data Resources Oil & Gas, Department Of Trade & Industry

  • Where are we now talking to each other digitally?
  • Where would we like to be?
  • What is stopping progress?
  • What is on the horizon that is going to help the big step forward?
  • 10:30 Morning Coffee

    11:00 PRODUCTION DATA MANAGEMENT

  • The value of accurate production data in gas field management
  • Creating a data management foundation for BG’s assets
  • Staged benefits case: from time saving to increased production
  • Transition from pilot to global deployment through a programme office
  • Developing standard processes for BG’s production community (PEMS)
  • Steve Miller

    Steve Miller, Consultant, Schlumberger

    Karen Moore

    Karen Moore, Head of Production Technology, BG Group

    11:40 WEB PORTALS

    Lars Vatne

    Lars Vatne, Principal Consultant, Landmark

  • Team Workspace, the vendor-neutral collaborative environment
  • Web portal framework providing an integrated data and applications management solution throughout the organisation
  • Support for complex data types
  • Facilitating information sharing and application launching
  • Ability to perform rapid searches across all data sources in the organisation
  • Overview of the Team Workspace product, examples of where it is being used, plus future plans are for further development
  • 12:20 Networking Lunch hosted by Landmark

    13:50 ACCESS TO HIGH VOLUME, QUALITY CONTROLLED E&P DATA

    Eric Toogood

    Eric Toogood, Project Manager, Norwegian Petroleum Directorate

  • Challenges the industry faces with respect to DM in delivering value
  • Increasing volumes of data are being accessed as a basis for ongoing decisions. This data must be known quality in order to optimise decision making processes
  • Visualisation technologies and real-time management of field development present new challenges for DM in harnessing the inherent value of the data acquired and optimising the complex work processes involved in handling the data
  • The Norwegian National Data Bank – "The Diskos Project", Norway – successes and challenges of the project discussed
  • 14:30 CDA

    Malcolm Fleming

    Malcolm Fleming, Chief Executive, Common Data Access Ltd (C D A)

  • Aspirations
  • Constraints
  • Achievements
  • Challenges
  • 15:10 Afternoon Tea

    15:20 FROM INFORMATION MANAGEMENT TO KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT

    Mario Marco Fiorani

    Mario Marco Fiorani, Manager, Data & Corporate Database, ENI - E&P Division

  • The ENI information management model
  • the working environment
  • the definitive environment
  • How information management links to E&P business workflows
  • The value of information management to the E&P business
  • Information management feeds to knowledge management
  • Existing examples of IM within the ENI world
  • 15:50 PROCESS MANAGEMENT

    Ibrahim Al-Ghamdi

    Ibrahim Al-Ghamdi, Administrator, Exploration Data Management Division, Saudi Aramco

  • E&P workflows
  • E&P dataflows
  • Information capture and AC as an integral process of each work step
  • Ideal vs realistic expectations from information process improvement in E&P
  • 16:30 INFORMATION MANAGEMENT FOR RESERVOIR DESCRIPTION

    Adam Mitchell

    Adam Mitchell, Consultant, Paras Consulting

  • Data and time spent – the empirical evidence
  • Organisation and support model trends – flexibility vs standardisation
  • Measuring and supporting data exchange within the workflow
  • Planning data management for successful projects
  • 17:00 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day One

    17:10 Drinks Reception hosted by Schlumberger

    8:30 Registration & Coffee

    9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

    Anthony Smith

    Anthony Smith, Marketing Manager, Information Management, Schlumberger Information Solutions

    9:10 BREAKTHROUGH IN WIRELESS TECHNOLOGY ENABLING REMOTE E&P DATA & INFORMATION MANAGEMENT

    Hatem Nasr

    Hatem Nasr, President & Co-Founder, vMonitor

  • Latest in micro wireless technology for E&P applications
  • Advantages and benefits on new generation remote monitoring technology for E&P data management applications
  • Overview of case study projects in Nigeria, Abu Dhabi and Oman
  • Technology roadmap and evolution
  • 9:50 INFORMATION, INTEGRATION, GEOSPATIAL AND OTHER BUZZWORDS: VISION AND REALITIES

    Thierry Gregorius

    Thierry Gregorius, Global Coordinator/GIS Spatial Coordinator, Shell International Exploration & Production

  • Integrated workflows between data management, subsurface modelling and (GIS) presentation – where are we?
  • Portals: after the hype, the deliverables?
  • The rise and rise of satellite imagery – not just to spot your holiday home on the Riviera
  • Standards, models, processes – the pragmatists vs the compulsive obsessives
  • Change management – interoperability to the rescue?
  • Bird’s eye view on the state of the GIS industry, and opportunities for E&P
  • 10:30 Morning Coffee

    11:00 InTOUCH

    David Lecore

    David Lecore, Leader of Eureka Knowledge Interchange Community, Schlumberger

  • KM drivers in a knowledge-intensive industry
  • Schlumberger KM history
  • Five Schlumberger KM components
  • The InTouch story
  • Results and recognition
  • 11:40 ELECTRONIC REPORTING

    Hans Stokka

    Hans Stokka, Principal Engineer, Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD)

    A lot of data is reported from the oil companies to the authorities on a regular basis. This presentation will show some of the framework in the rules and regulations, and some practical ways of doing the publishing using Internet

  • Kind of data reported
  • Technology used
  • Internal QC routines
  • Factpages – an overview of public data
  • Factmaps – a GIS overview of the activity
  • 12:20 Networking Lunch

    13:50 GLOBAL DATA MANAGEMENT STANDARDS IN SHELL

    Philip Lesslar

    Philip Lesslar, Principal Data Management Consultant, Shell International Exploration & Production

  • Organisation of data management activities in Shell
  • Key initiatives and developments in the last 3 years
  • The global Shell community and effectiveness of virtual teams for standards development
  • Methodologies and processes
  • Experience to date, challenges, benefits and deliverables
  • Industry collaboration
  • 14:30 A CONFLUENCE OF STANDARDS

    Paul Maton

    Paul Maton, Director, POSC (Europe) Ltd

  • Standards: a review of scope, motivations and benefits
  • Information is most valuable when it is used: what it is used for and how it is used are closely related and imply the need for integration between content and process models
  • Boundaries and discontinuities impede information flows at all organisational levels: standards for content and processes can reduce the impedances
  • Examining some examples for drilling, well log and document data in relation to the POSC E&P business process model
  • 15:10 Afternoon Tea

    15:40 IMPLEMENTING PPDM STANDARDS THAT ADD VALUE

    Joe Tischner

    Joe Tischner, Senior Director Business Development, PPDM Association

  • PPDM standards add value to your business. Implementing these standards requires time, energy and effort. This paper examines some strategies that will help you position your migration and implementation plans for long term viability and success
  • 16:20 WITSML - INTERNET FRIENDLY INFORMATION EXCHANGE FOR THE DRILLING BUSINESS

    John Shields

    John Shields, Software Projects Manager, Baker Hughes

  • Project goals
  • Current status of the project
  • Future plans and developments to be made
  • 17:00 REAL-TIME DATA ACQUISITION VERSUS BATCH DATA ACQUISITION. YOU NEED BOTH! WHY?

    Nick Baker

    Nick Baker, Director, Petrolink International

  • Data management should start at the point of acquisition. Does it in your organisation?
  • WITSML – An evolving data exchange standard. How to best use it?
  • Review of existing data formats for drilling; geological, formation evaluation, well testing and completion operations
  • How to efficiently collect, deliver and manage this data so that it is ready for immediate analysis?
  • How to best control the input and output of drilling operations data from and to third parties (JV partners, government agencies, service companies and consultants)
  • 17:40 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Conference

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    Workshops

    The Practical Aspects of Introducing Cataloguing and Business Compliance
    Workshop

    The Practical Aspects of Introducing Cataloguing and Business Compliance

    Millennium Gloucester Hotel
    3rd February 2006
    London, United Kingdom

    Cost Effectiveness of IT in the E&P Industry
    Workshop

    Cost Effectiveness of IT in the E&P Industry

    Millennium Gloucester Hotel
    3rd February 2006
    London, United Kingdom

    Millennium Gloucester Hotel

    Harrington Gardens
    London SW7 4LH
    United Kingdom

    Millennium Gloucester Hotel

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