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Inmarsat will host a Drinks Reception at the close of Day One

Benefits of attending:

HEAR from leading organisations such as: Saudi Aramco, BP Exploration & Production, Chevron, Petrobras, ENI SpA, Schlumberger, Stratos, Inmarsat, Intelsat and many more key more key users and developers of SatCom technology

GAIN a clear understanding of the challenges faced by oil compaines utilising SatCom
UNDERSTAND what the leading solution providers are doing to overcome these challenges
DISCOVER how next generation SatCom technologies will benefit your organisation
DETERMINE the best SatCom infrastructure strategy in the business

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Enhance your understanding of how Satellite Communications are used in your industry and explore what future opportunities are available by attending this inaugural event focusing specifically on the key issues facing the oil & gas sector.

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Key industry speakers will include:

Mohammed Al-Jaroudi, IT Specialist, Saudi Aramco
Andy Booth, Global E&P Communications Consultant, BP Exploration
Steve Hodgkiss, Network Architect, EMEA, Chevron
Heden Cruz, General Manager, Telecommunications, Petrobras
Antonio Bianchi, TLC Project Engineer, Eni SpA
Ken Landgren, Director of Product Development, Schlumberger Digital Infrastructure
Mike Darcy,
President, Hughes Network Systems Europe

Mike Skornicki,
Marketing Manager, Stratos
Noemie de Rozieres, Business Development Manager
, Inmarsat
Phil Bustin,
Managing Consultant, Oil & Gas, LogicaCMG

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Areas to be covered include:
  • Maximising E&P success through satellite communications
  • Next generation networks in the oil & gas industry
  • What does the industry need?
  • Sharing communication networks
  • Data security and accuracy
  • Ensuring real-time updates from around the globe
  • Technology developments
  • Different needs for onshore and offshore E&P
  • Ensuring effectiveness and security of emergency communications
  • Communication regulation – impact on the oil & gas industry
  • Remote and roaming applications, networking and connectivity
  • Case studies of implementation of new satellite communication systems – lessons learned and returns on investment

Conference programme

8:30 Registration & Coffee

9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

Clint Brown

Clint Brown, Business Development Manager, Connectivity Services (EAF), Schlumberger Oilfield Services

9:10 SATELLITE REMAINS A KEY CARRIER FOR MANY LOCATIONS

Andy Booth

Andy Booth, Global E&P Telecommunications Consultant, BP Exploration

  • The role of satellite in BP Exploration
  • How SatComs are an integrated part of BP’s overall telecommunications systems and how it is used in our remoter operations
  • How bandwidth, latency, dish size and cost present differing challenges during the asset life cycle
  • There will be a role for satellite long into the future - how can we help and be helped by the providers to simplify delivery?
  • 9:50 SECURE REMOTE COMMUNICATIONS FOR REMOTE OIL & GAS OPERATIONS

    Alistair Grove-White

    Alistair Grove-White, Technology Manager, SIS Global Connectivity Services, Schlumberger

  • E&P operations require the utmost resilience and security from their communications infrastructure
  • Facilitating the delivery of mission critical drilling, production and collaboration data
  • Ensuring real-time data delivery
  • Applying secure system solutions throughout oil & gas operations
  • 10:30 Morning Coffee

    11:00 SATCOM SOLUTIONS AND CHALLENGES AT CHEVRON

    Steve Hodgkiss

    Steve Hodgkiss, Communications Architect, London E-Hub, Information Technology Company, Chevron

  • Where SATCOM delivers value to Chevron
  • Case Study - VSAT throughout Africa
  • Provider solutions and the challenges of integration into an enterprise network 
  • The future of SATCOM in Chevron
  • 11:40 BROADBAND VSAT SERVICES

    Mohammad Al-Jaroudi

    Mohammad Al-Jaroudi, IT Specialist, Saudi Aramco

  • The value of a reliable communications system in oil & gas projects
  • New applications such as real time geosteering and online seismic quality checks
  • New VSAT technology, DVB-RCS features and benefits
  • What E&P operations require from VSAT
  • The challenge to the VSAT communications industry: provide a single VSAT technology platform solution for all
  • 12:20 REDEFINING REMOTE

    Noemie De Rozieres

    Noemie De Rozieres, Business Development Manager, Inmarsat

  • Introducing Inmarsat, the mobile satellite company
  • Solutions for the energy industry to communicate real time onshore, offshore, on the move, M2M – BGAN, IsatPhone, FleetBroadband, IsatM2M
  • Securing communications globally
  • 13:00 Networking Lunch

    14:30 MAXIMISING E&P SUCCESS THROUGH SATELLITE COMMUNICATIONS

    Mike Skornicki

    Mike Skornicki, Marketing Manager, Stratos Global Corporation

  • Macro trends indicate growth and geographic shifts in worldwide offshore production
  • How satellite communications can provide current solutions to E&P communication demands
  • Ensuring access to bandwidth intensive applications and telepresences in hostile environments facilitating virtual integrated teams and specialists
  • The importance of satellite communications in securing remote location assets
  • What does the future hold for satellite communications and how do they meet growing demand in the oil & gas sector?
  • 15:10 EXTRACTING THE FULL VALUE FROM SATELLITE COMMUNICATIONS

    Simon Watts

    Simon Watts, Chief Engineer, Hughes Network Systems

  • Overcoming the challenges of upstream monitoring - availability, coverage, cost efficiency, DC power
  • Production platforms - high bandwidth, high availability services
  • Downstream retail - optimised retail EPOS networks, new marketing opportunities
  • Single operational management interface
  • 15:50 Afternoon Tea

    16:20 SATELLITE SERVICES FOR THE GLOBAL ENERGY MARKET

    Jean-Philippe Gillet

    Jean-Philippe Gillet, Regional Vice President, Europe - Middle East, Intelsat Global Service Corporation

  • Telecommunication requirements in the energy sector
  • Broadband connectivity on land, at sea and in the air
  • Global solutions for global enterprises
  • Satellite capacity; challenges and opportunities
  • 17:00 GAME CHANGER TECHNOLOGY IN SATCOM

    Christian Bergan

    Christian Bergan, Director, TSAT

  • The role of VSAT in SCADA
  • When less can do more
  • Reference applications
  • Where do we go from here?
  • 17:40 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day One

    8:30 Registration & Coffee

    8:50 Chairman's Opening Remarks

    Gregory Francis

    Gregory Francis, Managing Director, Access Partnership

    9:00 NEW NEEDS AND SOLUTIONS FOR OIL & GAS SATCOM

    Antonio Bianchi

    Antonio Bianchi, TLC Project Engineer, ENI SpA

  • Eni ICT overview
  • Needs: Real Time communications in critical environments
  • Filling the gap
  • Solutions: How Satellite Communications suit
  • Case study – IRAN
  • 9:40 SECURE, COST EFFECTIVE CONNECTIVITY SOLUTIONS FOR THE OIL & GAS VERTICAL

    Kevin Blyth

    Kevin Blyth, Europe Africa Sales Manager, RigNet

  • Hybrid network design to fit unique customer requirements
  • Secure OIL network
  • Linking remote locations to maximise central resources.
  • Real-time remote drilling operations
  • 10:20 Morning Coffee

    10:40 REMOTE TELEPRESENCE IN OIL & GAS OPERATIONS

    Paul Khayat

    Paul Khayat, Marketing Manager, SIS Global Connnectivity Services, Schlumberger

  • Meeting the need of oil & gas operations for remote operations support
  • Overcoming challenges posed by a lack of skilled staff and the increasing complexity of operational needs
  • The value of Operations Support Centres (OSCs) and connecting them to drilling operations
  • How OSCs help in achieving drilling goals
  • Helping remote personnel communicate as if they were in the same room
  • 11:20 LUNAR DRILLING

    Phil Bustin

    Phil Bustin, Managing Consultant, Oil and Gas, LogicaCMG

  • Tele-robotics – if it works on the moon, then how can similar technology be applied to remote drilling operations
  • Un-manned drilling – making the inaccessible accessible. Communications is key
  • Cross industry partnerships - oil & gas and space industry collaboration
  • Why should the oil & gas industry be interested in off planet drilling?
  • 12:00 Networking Lunch

    13:30 CUSTOMISATION - KEY TO EFFECTIVE SOLUTION DELIVERY

    Faraz Ghani

    Faraz Ghani, General Manager and Senior Consultant, Strategez

  • Requirement analysis and cost-benefit considerations
  • Differentials in offshore & onshore scenarios
  • Flexi-design solutions
  • Working with monopolies and red-tape
  • Design validation & delivery
  • 14:10 RF SUBSYSTEMS FOR SATELLITE COMMUNICATIONS

    Andrew John Shorrock

    Andrew John Shorrock, Sales Manager, CODAN

  • The Satellite Communications industry is traditionally serviced by sub-system manufacturers
  • Is RF a commodity item?
  • RF in critical systems is still a vital link in the chain where transmission capacity is high or stabilised antenna platforms are required
  • Delivering innovation to ensure reliability and performance of critical communication links both on-shore and off-shore
  • Creating opportunity from the rapid expansion of the VSAT market in both offshore and maritime applications
  • 14:50 Afternoon Tea

    15:10 WELFARE AND THIRD PARTY INTERNET ACCESS AT REMOTE LOCATIONS

    Sam Murray

    Sam Murray, Business Development Manager, Remote Data Services Ltd

  • Overcome access policy issues
  • Improve staff morale
  • Free up valuable corporate data
  • Increase contractor efficiency
  • 16:30 SATCOM CHALLENGES AND SOLUTIONS IN THE OIL & GAS

    Heden Cruz

    Heden Cruz, General Manager, Telecommunications, Petrobras

  • Challenges posed by the environmental conditions: offshore,
    the jungle and other remote areas
  • What are the services available that help the Petrobras ensure efficient technical support, the Health & Safety of staff and environmental protection?
  • Integration of new wireless and wired technologies
  • What does interoperability mean to the oil & gas industry?
  • 17:00 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Conference

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    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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