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SMi's 9th Annual Oil and Gas Telecommunications conference returns to London in 2016! The event will educate delegates on how to defy the volatile climate of the Oil and Gas industry through investing in the latest telecoms technologies. With oil prices struggling at $50 a barrel, embracing the latest advancements in telecommunications is the most effective way enhance O&G production and ensure sustainable revenues for companies.

 

With new plays becoming more difficult to access and explore, there is a need to revolutionise existing practices and utilize telecommunication technologies, especially on data transfer between offshore remote sites to onshore experts. This conference offers a comprehensive guide on how to achieve informed decision making and generate business intelligence through advanced such investments.

- Insight into the technologies available to reduce operations cost

- Streamlining operations and collaboration

- Comprehensive guide of digital oil fields. Time to take the operator out the field, and take the field to the operator

- Environmental planning and communications

- Mobile technology - the future of telecommunications?

- New standards of cyber security, keeping your data and clients safe
 

If you are interested in speaking at this conference, please get in touch with the Sam Szczurek at sszczurek@smi-online.co.uk or +44(0) 20 7827 6068.
If you are interested in sponsoring this conference, please get in touch with Alia Malick at or +44 (0) 20 7827 6168.

   

Chief, Managing Directors, Vice Presidents, Directors, Heads, Managers and Team Leaders in:

•Telecommunications and Telecoms Engineering
•Satellite Communications
•Network Infrastructure
•Information Technology
•Information Systems Security
•Communications and Instrumentation
•Production and Exploration Operations
•Data Management
•Integrated Operations
•Emergency Response and Disaster Management
•Cyber Security
•Business Development
•Information Engineering 
 

from O&G companies, O&G contractors, O&G TSOs, Solution Providers, Regulators and Academics

ABB Limited; ABB Offshore Wind Connection; Access Partnership; African Petroleum Corporations; Anritsu Ltd; Arqiva; Astrium Services; Avanti Communications Group ; Bechtel Ltd; Bord Gais Eireann; BP; Cairn Energy PLC; Cambium Networks Limited; Cambridge Consultants Ltd; Centrica Energy; Comtech Systems Inc; De Montfort University; DESFA; Enquest; Eutelsat; Hermes Datacomms; Inmarsat; Iskratel; ISN Solutions Ltd; Ixia Technologies; Marathon Oil Company; Massachusetts Institute of Technology; mobil filling station ; Norwegian Marine Technology Research Institute; Oxford e-Research Centre; Premier Oil; Radwin; Royal Norwegian Air Force; Salym Petroleum Development ; SATIS; SES ; Shell U.K Ltd; Siemens; SK Group; SkyVision Ltd; Statoil; Symantec UK; Thuraya Satellite Telecommunications; Tullow Oil; University Of Glamorgan; University of Oxford; University of Strathclyde; Waterfall Security Solutions; Woodgroup PSN; World Fuel Services Inc;
 

ABB Ltd ; ABB UK ; Access Partnership; Alcatel-Lucent; Avanti; Avanti Communications Group ; Bechtel Ltd; BP Exploration & Production; Bulgartransgaz EAD ; Centrica; COMMSCOPE; Delonex Energy; Digital I-field Solutions ; Esso Deutschland GmbH; Eutelsat; Exxonmobil; Fieldcloud; Fluor Limited; Globecomm; ; Lucent Technologies; LUKOIL Overseas Service BV; Macom Consulting; MOD Corsham; NCJ Consulting Ltd; OES Oilfield Services; OffComm News; OLT Offshore LNG Toscana ; Petrofac Engineering Services; Pinsent Masons LLP; Ponti Radio PR; PPL; Satellite Interference Reduction Group ; Siemens; SpeedCast ; Straxia; Technip; The Security Awareness Special Interest Group; Thuraya Satellite Telecommunications; Tullow Oil; University Of Glamorgan; ViaSat; Vocality International Ltd; Waterfall Security Solutions;

Conference programme

8:30 Registration & Coffee

9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

Bill Green

Bill Green, Global Account Director, SpeedCast
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9:10 Keynote Address

Bill Green

Bill Green, Global Account Director, SpeedCast
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  • Falling oil prices – what does this mean for telecommunications service providers
  • Is this set to continue?
  • New frontiers in remote and extreme climates 
  • 9:50 The digital oil field – the industry’s saving grace?

    Harald Wesenberg

    Harald Wesenberg, Leading Advisor IT Architecture, Statoil

  • Remote field assessment and management – ‘Bringing the field to the operator rather than the operator to the field’
  • Why is it imperative to utilise modern IT, automation and communications technologies
  • How the digital oil field allows operators to make rational decisions
  • Environmental monitoring opportunity
  • 10:30 Morning Coffee

    11:00 Using regulations to cut and control network costs

    Christian  Hyde

    Christian Hyde, Founder and Director , Hyde and Associates Ltd
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  • How a good command of the telecommunications regulations invariably helps cut significant costs in taxes, logistics and implementation of networks
  • Companies in the oil & gas sector yearly overspend – avoidably – by several hundred thousand on licensing fees
  • Proper oversight of compliance/licensing in telecommunications always reduces costs, improves logistics even as it improves compliance

     

  • 11:40 Telecommunication licensing and regulation in the Oil and Gas space: Update for 2016

    Brendan O'Mahony

    Brendan O'Mahony, Director, Access Partnership

    What are the key licensing issues and how does it impact on your operations
    How are regulators interacting with industry for new service offerings
    How to manage the regulatory environment
    Licensing issues in challenging markets

     

    12:20 Networking Lunch

    13:30 Small unmanned airborne systems to support oil and gas pipeline monitoring and mapping

    David  Green

    David Green, Director MSc in GIS / Director of AICSM / Director of UCEMM, University Of Aberdeen Research & Innovation

  • Opportunities for Oil and Gas Pipeline Monitoring using Small UAVs
  • Small UAV Platforms and Sensor Considerations
  • Extending small UAV capabilities with new technology

     

  • 14:10 Securing your border with an API gateway

    Chris  Patten

    Chris Patten, Enterprise Architect, Technologist, British Gas Plc

  • What are impacting cyber security in O&G - from IoT to BYOD to cloud and data centres
  • How should organisations mitigate risks and adapt to such diverse and federated network?
  • What opportunities do API Gateways present
  • How to build and operate them
  • 14:50 Afternoon Tea

    15:10 Private LTE in the heart of Australia

    Simon McMahon

    Simon McMahon, General Manager IT, Beach Energy

  • Why LTE and how we came to the decision
  • The challenges of rolling out a private LTE network in the harsh central Australian environment
  • The proof is in the pudding: How we tested it, what it showed and where to from here
  • 15:50 The digitalisation of the Oil & Gas sector – internet of things

    Chris  Patten

    Chris Patten, Enterprise Architect, Technologist, British Gas Plc

    Jens Christian Riis

    Jens Christian Riis, Senior Telecommunications Engineer , BW Offshore Limited

  • Cloud and mobile have had massive ramifications on network security, how does the oil & gas sector adapt to this?
  • Examining the new threat landscape and future capabilities
  • Developing strategies to secure your network from cyber hacks
  • The importance of strengthening collaboration with third party vendors and security
  • 16:30 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day One

    Bill Green

    Bill Green, Global Account Director, SpeedCast
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    8:30 Registration & Coffee

    9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

    9:10 Advancements in VSAT service, technology and satellite systems – a revolution for the O&G market? Opening Address

    Martin Coleman

    Martin Coleman, Director, Satellite Interference Reduction Group

  • Dramatic changes and upheavals in the satellite industry
  • HTS, XTS, MEO, LEO potential impacts
  • Multi-band, minimised and flat plate antenna developments
  • VSAT operator structural changes
  •  VSAT Networks and their management
  • Bandwidth economics
  • BIG Data, what does this really mean for our industry

     

  • 9:50 Employing telecommunications to streamline operations

    Jens Christian Riis

    Jens Christian Riis, Senior Telecommunications Engineer , BW Offshore Limited

  • Improving efficiency to maintain production and revenues during the current volatile climate
  • Why is collaboration so important: How can telecommunications play a role?
  • How to implement a robust telecommunications system to support the collaborative processes that are essential in these tough times
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    10:30 Industrial wireless networking: Enabling integrated operations in the field

    Gavin Doyle

    Gavin Doyle, Principal Telecommunications Consultant , ABB Ltd

    What is Industrial wireless networking and why implement it?
    Handheld industrial smartphones/tablets and their applications
    Wireless I/O and instrumentation
    How can industrial wireless networking be securely implemented for both brownfield and greenfield projects?

    11:10 Morning Coffee

    11:30 How to do more with less – maximising growth potential out of a market slump

    Ian Theophilus

    Ian Theophilus, Programme Manager, Prosource IT – consulting to BP Global Infrastructure and Operations
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  • Greatest challenges facing companies
  • How will operations and solution providers be affected in the immediate future?
  • What is the best strategy CIOs can take?
  • 12:10 Satellite communications for oil and gas: A global solution for a global industry

    Fulvio Sansone

    Fulvio Sansone, Senior Advisor , ESOA

  • Overview of the ESOA and what we do
  • How the ever evolving industry of satellite communications is providing highly cost effective and ubiquitous connectivity on land/air/sea
  • The Oil and Gas sector is changing fast: How decreasing oil prices increase the need for greater operational efficiency and therefore improved communications
  • How the satellite communications industry will continue to provide best suited, global connectivity services to respond to the increasing demands of the Oil and Gas sector
  • Assessing how a large palette of satellite communications technologies and service offerings can cover most of, if not all, the needs of Oil and Gas operators
  • 12:50 Networking Lunch

    14:00 Enhanced telecommunications security for oil & gas facilities in the volatile climate

    Albert Aspden

    Albert Aspden, Head of Telecommunications , SNC-Lavalin

  • Optimisation of telecommunications and CCTV system through smart integration
  • Oil prices are low; can I afford to cut my security budget?
  • A thorough telecommunications security audit can save millions in CAPEx
  • Automation of threat detection can reduce OPEx
  • Data compression vs. smart recording for CCTV storage reduction
  • 14:40 Rig IT: Why telecommunications are paramount

    Stephen Teale

    Stephen Teale, Global Rig IT Manager, BP plc
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    • What’s important on the rig? 
    • Does size matter?
    • Business impact : How critical are telecommunications systems?
    • Where next? The future of rig IT and telecommunications
     

    15:20 The problem is not a shortage of oil and gas but access

    Ian Theophilus

    Ian Theophilus, Programme Manager, Prosource IT – consulting to BP Global Infrastructure and Operations
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    Stephen Teale

    Stephen Teale, Global Rig IT Manager, BP plc
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    Harald Wesenberg

    Harald Wesenberg, Leading Advisor IT Architecture, Statoil

  • How can advanced telecom technologies enable exploitation for remote fields
  • How telecommunications can be used to enhance accessibility
  • What would improved access mean for the telecommunication industry?
     
  • 16:00 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day Two

    16:10 Afternoon Tea to be served after the conference

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    FEATURED SPEAKERS

    Bill Green

    Bill Green

    Global Account Director, SpeedCast
    Christian  Hyde

    Christian Hyde

    Founder and Director , Hyde and Associates Ltd
    Ian Theophilus

    Ian Theophilus

    Programme Manager, Prosource IT – consulting to BP Global Infrastructure and Operations
    Martin Coleman

    Martin Coleman

    Director, Satellite Interference Reduction Group
    Stephen Teale

    Stephen Teale

    Global Rig IT Manager, BP plc

    Albert Aspden

    Head of Telecommunications , SNC-Lavalin
    Albert Aspden

    Bill Green

    Global Account Director, SpeedCast
    Bill Green

    Bill Green has worked in the International communications arena for over 15 years, supporting over £100M of sales for BT and currently serving as Global Account Director in SpeedCast, an international company focused solely on global communications for oil & gas.
    Bill joined BT in 1999. Bill joined the global arm of the company as Project Director managing teams from both the UK and USA to deliver high value projects to multi-national companies globally. Always close to the customer, Bill eventually crossed over to the dark side and became Global Account Director in the sales team.
    Bill took a break from sales briefly in 2004 to lead a team of engineers to Indonesia following the catastrophic tsunami which devastated the region. The net result was the recovery of communications for over 250,000 people.
    Bill left BT in Sep 2010 and set up Seahorse Consultancy Solutions but was quickly tempted back onto the payroll with Hermes Datacomms with whom he had worked in partnership with throughout his BT career. Bill manages the Intelligent Network Outsource proposition, providing global communications networks for oil & gas companies in both ‘business as usual’ and hostile and challenging environments
     

    Brendan O'Mahony

    Director, Access Partnership
    Brendan O'Mahony

    Chris Patten

    Enterprise Architect, Technologist, British Gas Plc
    Chris  Patten

    Christian Hyde

    Founder and Director , Hyde and Associates Ltd
    Christian  Hyde

    Christian Hyde is a Canadian-trained lawyer based in Paris, France. In over 20 years of practice, he has specialized in regulatory and commercial issues in telecommunications law worldwide. Mr Hyde heads the firm of Hyde & Associates, with offices in Tallinn (Estonia) and Paris (France). The firm is a pioneer in addressing practical regulatory issues, with unparalleled experience in field work in challenging jurisdictions. The firm today represents global suppliers and users of telecommunications, including multinational corporations in all sectors of industry, as well as international agencies and diplomatic missions. Mr. Hyde is a member of the bars of Ontario (common law) and Quebec (civil law). He is fluent in seven languages.

    David Green

    Director MSc in GIS / Director of AICSM / Director of UCEMM, University Of Aberdeen Research & Innovation
    David  Green

    Fulvio Sansone

    Senior Advisor , ESOA
    Fulvio Sansone

    Fulvio Sansone has more than twenty years experience in the information and communications technologies, satellite communications, positioning, and location-based services.Fulvio is one of the owners and Chief Technology Officer at SatADSL, offering satellite broadband services in Sub-Saharan Africa. He also serves as Senior Advisor for ESOA. In the past Fulvio worked at Oracle Corporation, SAIT-RadioHolland and served as the first Secretary General of ESOA. Fulvio got his degree in Electrical Engineering at the University of Naples and a MBA from CUOA. He speaks fluent Italian, English, French and Spanish

    Gavin Doyle

    Principal Telecommunications Consultant , ABB Ltd
    Gavin Doyle

    Gavin Doyle is a Principal Telecommunications Consultant for ABB’s Oil, Gas and Chemical business which delivers fully engineered solutions and supporting services for telecoms, process control, safety, instrumentation and electrification, globally.Gavin started his engineering career in the Motorsport Industry with Cosworth, working with F1, WRC and Indycar race engine electronics before moving to the telecoms industry where he specialised in Submarine Telecoms Cable Systems for Cable and Wireless, becoming a Co-Chair of the Sub-Optic Industry Conference papers committee. Gavin joined ABB Oil and Gas Telecoms in 2014. Gavin is a Chartered Engineer, Member of the Institution of Engineering and Technology and has a degree in Electronics and Communications Engineering.
     

    Harald Wesenberg

    Leading Advisor IT Architecture, Statoil
    Harald Wesenberg

    Harald Wesenberg is an experienced solution architect with more than 20 years of experience as a professional software engineer specializing in software for the oil and gas industry. After 9 years on the corporate IT staff as an enterprise architecture advisor to Statoil’s CIO, he is now working with software innovation, research and technology development in areas such as exploration, drilling and well, and operations and maintenance at the Statoil research center in Trondheim

    Ian Theophilus

    Programme Manager, Prosource IT – consulting to BP Global Infrastructure and Operations
    Ian Theophilus

    Operations and Programme Manager with over 30 years of Oil and Gas Information Systems experience working in harsh and extreme locations. Ian has delivered IS Operations in some of the toughest locations globally which include Algeria, Papua New Guinea, Indonesia, Middle East and Angola. Originally from a Telecommunications background, Ian has been involved in setting up communications networks both on and offshore. As his career developed, Ian started to work on Global IS strategies, striving to deliver robust and resilient communications networks, efficient applications and seamless connectivity for a number of the Oil and Gas Majors. Currently consulting to BP Global Operations and Infrastructure, Ian is responsible streamlining BP’s Global Communication networks to deliver cost rationalization and operational efficiencies by strategically aligning BP’s Wide Area Networks to allow significantly improved cost benefits to the global business. Ian is known to be an “out of the box” thinker when it comes to vendor delivery strategies and has worked with some of the Industry Leaders to ensure that both Supplier and Customer work together to deliver end to end top class delivery.

    Jens Christian Riis

    Senior Telecommunications Engineer , BW Offshore Limited
    Jens Christian Riis

    I work as a senior telecom engineer in BW Offshore based in Oslo. I hold a B.Sc.EE degree in telecommunications and signal processing and have more than 20 year’s experience working within the maritime cluster in Norway. This has provided me with a good insight and understanding of the shipping business, from companies operating vessels in commercial global trade to operators of specialized floating oil&gas/offshore installations. Combined with valuable experience from the European telecom industry I have a strong and broad multi-discipline competence within satellite communications, telecom and Internet solutions, public telephony services, corporate LAN/WAN technologies and Operations and Maintenance services.

    Martin Coleman

    Director, Satellite Interference Reduction Group
    Martin Coleman

    Simon McMahon

    General Manager IT, Beach Energy
    Simon McMahon

    Simon McMahon has over 20 years of experience in the Oil & Gas industry, in both exploration and management. Currently the General Manager of IT at Beach Energy, Simon has been instrumental in taking Beach Energy into the future, making it the first Oil & Gas company to own and operate a private LTE network in Australia, improving safety and connectivity for people working in remote areas of the Cooper Basin

    Stephen Teale

    Global Rig IT Manager, BP plc
    Stephen Teale

    Stephen has been working in the Telecommunications industry for 30 years, covering Railway Systems, Cellular Networks, General Telecommunications and latterly the Oil & Gas Industry. Currently working as the Global IT Manager for BP’s Global Wells Organisation, Stephen has been bringing simplification and standardisation to the way BP’s deploys its IT capability to these remote sites. Over the last 2 years by following some basic principles, Stephen has reduced the cost of IT deployment by circa 60%.
    He is recognised within BP as a driving force for change in both the technology they use and the processes in place to provide high availability solutions. Stephen has contributed to a variety of papers on increasing the IT availability for drilling operations.
    For leisure he plays golf of a 16 handicap and enjoys to Ski.
     

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    WHAT IS CPD?

    CPD stands for Continuing Professional Development’. It is essentially a philosophy, which maintains that in order to be effective, learning should be organised and structured. The most common definition is:

    ‘A commitment to structured skills and knowledge enhancement for Personal or Professional competence’

    CPD is a common requirement of individual membership with professional bodies and Institutes. Increasingly, employers also expect their staff to undertake regular CPD activities.

    Undertaken over a period of time, CPD ensures that educational qualifications do not become obsolete, and allows for best practice and professional standards to be upheld.

    CPD can be undertaken through a variety of learning activities including instructor led training courses, seminars and conferences, e:learning modules or structured reading.

    CPD AND PROFESSIONAL INSTITUTES

    There are approximately 470 institutes in the UK across all industry sectors, with a collective membership of circa 4 million professionals, and they all expect their members to undertake CPD.

    For some institutes undertaking CPD is mandatory e.g. accountancy and law, and linked to a licence to practice, for others it’s obligatory. By ensuring that their members undertake CPD, the professional bodies seek to ensure that professional standards, legislative awareness and ethical practices are maintained.

    CPD Schemes often run over the period of a year and the institutes generally provide online tools for their members to record and reflect on their CPD activities.

    TYPICAL CPD SCHEMES AND RECORDING OF CPD (CPD points and hours)

    Professional bodies and Institutes CPD schemes are either structured as ‘Input’ or ‘Output’ based.

    ‘Input’ based schemes list a precise number of CPD hours that individuals must achieve within a given time period. These schemes can also use different ‘currencies’ such as points, merits, units or credits, where an individual must accumulate the number required. These currencies are usually based on time i.e. 1 CPD point = 1 hour of learning.

    ‘Output’ based schemes are learner centred. They require individuals to set learning goals that align to professional competencies, or personal development objectives. These schemes also list different ways to achieve the learning goals e.g. training courses, seminars or e:learning, which enables an individual to complete their CPD through their preferred mode of learning.

    The majority of Input and Output based schemes actively encourage individuals to seek appropriate CPD activities independently.

    As a formal provider of CPD certified activities, SMI Group can provide an indication of the learning benefit gained and the typical completion. However, it is ultimately the responsibility of the delegate to evaluate their learning, and record it correctly in line with their professional body’s or employers requirements.

    GLOBAL CPD

    Increasingly, international and emerging markets are ‘professionalising’ their workforces and looking to the UK to benchmark educational standards. The undertaking of CPD is now increasingly expected of any individual employed within today’s global marketplace.

    CPD Certificates

    We can provide a certificate for all our accredited events. To request a CPD certificate for a conference , workshop, master classes you have attended please email events@smi-online.co.uk

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