Improving organizational productivity and well site efficiency through automation and technology

SEPTEMBER 2019

Houston, Texas

2018 Senior Speakers Panel

Rogier Pouwer

Automation Engineering Manager

Anadarko

Mark Bruchman

Facilities Engineering Manager

Apache

George Robertson

PCN Cyber Security Advisor

Chevron

Pedro Serrano

Security Architect

Cimarex

Paul Gould

Global Head of Digital Strategy, Business Unit OMS

Clariant

Owen Skjonsby

Superintendent US Operations

Crescent Point Energy

Mark Duggan

SCADA Developer

Denbury Resources 

Brandon Davis

Automation Lead

Devon Energy

Manjit Singh

Electrical, Instrumentation & Controls Engineer

Encana

Jason Beene

Electrical, Instrumentation & Controls Coordinator

Encana

Rod Barta

Operational Readiness Superintendent/Automation

Hess Corporation

Eric Fidler

CEO

Lavoro Technologies

Denise Sherrod

Manager, Engineering System

Occidental

Kyle Crawford

Automation Specialist

Range Resources

Eric Saabye

Senior Manager

SCADA & Field Analytics, Whiting Petroleum

What is unique about our event?

Every organization, well site and employee will face their own unique challenges daily. Business objectives vary, each company will vary in size, budget, resource and skill sets; which means that a “one size fits all” method may not be effective.

Understanding this, the format is designed to drive value through the power of discussion, leaning on automation experts to structure separate conversations and lead them according to the objectives of the participants. This allows discussion to flow more seamlessly and create an opportunity to work through current problems by using the collective experience, not just from the facilitator, but all participants who have varying backgrounds and skills sets.

Format explained:

  • Keynote presentation focused on macro issues and the future of the industry
  • Thirty roundtable discussions to choose from with six different opportunities throughout the day
  • Five different themes throughout the day
  • Five pre-scheduled face-to-face meetings between vendors and delegates open to every attendee
  • Panel discussion featuring our roundtable discussion facilitators to summarise the day and answer questions from the audience
  • Exclusive networking drinks reception

What is unique about our event?

Every organization, well site and employee will face their own unique challenges daily. Business objectives vary, each company will vary in size, budget, resource and skill sets; which means that a “one size fits all” method may not be effective.

Understanding this, the format is designed to drive value through the power of discussion, leaning on automation experts to structure separate conversations and lead them according to the objectives of the participants. This allows discussion to flow more seamlessly and create an opportunity to work through current problems by using the collective experience, not just from the facilitator, but all participants who have varying backgrounds and skills sets.

Format explained:

  • Keynote presentation focused on macro issues and the future of the industry
  • Thirty roundtable discussions to choose from with six different opportunities throughout the day
  • Five different themes throughout the day
  • Five pre-scheduled face-to-face meetings between vendors and delegates open to every attendee
  • Panel discussion featuring our roundtable discussion facilitators to summarise the day and answer questions from the audience
  • Exclusive networking drinks reception
  • Exclusive 3- course gala dinner

We will unite over 150 automation specialists from leading operators,
service companies and technology providers to:

Gain an industry forecast of the automation market, innovation on the sector and how it is expected to evolve over the next 12 months to ensure your strategy is aligned to future possibilities

Work through unique challenges by networking, sharing, discussing and collaborating with automation specialists from across leading operators, solution providers, start-ups and consultants that have successfully solved your problems

Enhance operational efficiency across the entire organization through automation technology and process optimization that will reduce risk, improve safety and reduce costs

Leverage well site and company data that will improve speed and accuracy of decision making and optimize production

Ensure new and existing technology selection is fully aligned to unique business objectives and designed specifically to solve well site problems and enhance efficiency

Reduce risk and maintain all healthy, safety and environmental regulations and standards

2019 Sponsors

Gain an industry forecast of the automation market, innovation on the sector and how it is expected to evolve over the next 12 months to ensure your strategy is aligned to future possibilities

Work through unique challenges by networking, sharing, discussing and collaborating with automation specialists from across leading operators, solution providers, start-ups and consultants that have successfully solved your problems

Enhance operational efficiency across the entire organization through automation technology and process optimization that will reduce risk, improve safety and reduce costs

Leverage well site and company data that will improve speed and accuracy of decision making and optimize production

Ensure new and existing technology selection is fully aligned to unique business objectives and designed specifically to solve well site problems and enhance efficiency

Reduce risk and maintain all healthy, safety and environmental regulations and standards

Testimonials

“It should optimize and streamline processes - creating efficient and safe operations and production in low cost environment, however upstream industry history and entrenched practices are difficult to overcome - so while the automation technology is readily available it is not being utilized very well. It is therefore important to keep up-to-date”

ConocoPhillips

“The 2018 event was a great catchup with my exsisting network and also meet some new players from other markets that are finding successes by creating demand in the O&G market”

Robert Ward, President, Ward BDC

“My experience was that it wasn't how I imagined the event, but it was enjoyable”

Rodrigo Ramirez, Senior Sales Engineer, BLTI

“Great Forum to exchange ideas and to look at the adaption of proven technology in new applications”

Jeff Foster, CEO, Cimarron Energy

"I enjoyed the unique format - it created opportunities to interface with colleagues in the oil and gas Industry and get exposed to suppliers / vendors with noval automation solutions."

Rogier Pouwer, Automation Engineering Manager, Anadarko

"As a relatively new person to the automation world, this was a great opportunity for me to learn more about the industry"

Joel Bush, Wescom

“The Future Well Site Automation Summit brought together a number of technology leaders to share problems, solutions and experiences for the betterment of the industry. It's events like this that will increase the pace of technology innovation in the oilfield."

Mark Scantlebury, President and CEO, Extreme Telematics Corp.

“The format of the Future Wellsite Automation Summit was a great experience. I enjoyed seeing E&P companies as well as vendors all working towards the common goal of solving automation concerns throughout the industry."

Owen Skjonsby, Superintendent US Operations, Crescent Point Energy

“The event was like an open work session with various experts in the industry. No sitting and agonizing over power point slides, but rolling up our sleeves and working on real problems with real experts and peers. Very synergistic and well worth the time invested. The Well Site Automation Conference have enabled me to be about two years ahead of the curve. Right when people start to get excited about something, i'm able to reply, "yea we discussed that at length at Well Site Automation a couple of years ago...”

George Robertson, Cyber Security Advisor, Chevron

“Good meeting to discuss various issues related to automation and tech"

Ajitkumar Sreekumar, Vice President, IMI CCI

“Automation is the future, it is important to keep up-to-date
with the latest tech that can improve our operational capabilities”

IGL Services

“Automation is inevitable because of price volatility and the fact Labor is one of the biggest operating costs”

WJH Consulting LLC

“The hope is that automation at all levels improves efficiency”

Petronas

“It will reduce the dependence of manpower and increase the reliability of operation”

PPL

“Machines are now able to do more than manpower in many operations so I believe it will do great things in improving the industry overall”

Fluidtech Corporation

“In fully automated optimised fields you created improved profitability”

Petrobras

“The size of capital investments required and identifying the right tech is difficult,
making learning opportunities important”

SITEP

“Training and learning about automation tech is important, because without
trained staff automation gains will not be fully realised”

Danos

“Combining fabrication of sites with field support, engineering and design is important going forward”

ENGlobal U.S., Inc

“Automation is important in the future for improving safety”

ipem spa

“As usual, I learned new things and was challenged in my preconceptions”

George Robertson, Chevron

“I see it as a very integral part of improvement”

Oasis Petroleum

“Autonomy should be the goal of any wellsite. Driving efficiencies is important for every barrel now”

Ambyint

“By crunching high frequency data into information for fast decision making, It has helped us reduce downtime and has improved the way we work. Automation is increasingly important”

Schlumberger

“Production digitalization will change the ways operators are investing CAPEX and OPEX in the future”

TechnipFMC

“The next leap in productivity and profitability will be a result
of automation, digitalization and data management from IIOT”

Evokenak

“Automation would be help avoid accidents and other incidents”

Morton

“Automated Data Collection will improve operational inefficiencies, as long as the Data is presented to individuals with the authority to overview and review potential changes in operations, and also the Data must be presented in a legible and palatable manner. Automation teamed with data clarity is important”

Petropath

“It should optimize and streamline processes - creating efficient and safe operations and production in low cost environment, however upstream industry history and entrenched practices are difficult to overcome - so while the automation technology is readily available it is not being utilized very well. It is therefore important to keep up-to-date”

ConocoPhillips

“Automation will help to reduce human error, increase efficiency, and reduce recurring costs”

Bazooka Technology

“Increasing automation has allowed collaboration and sharing of expertise and
allowed us to prioritize our actions more effectively”

Chevron

“Automation allows us to reduce downtime and costs of operations, less and less manpower will be required”

Vine Oil

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