Previously known as Future Well Site Automation

Leveraging technology, innovation and intelligent automation to optimize upstream production, enhance efficiency and maintain safety

8 SEPTEMBER 2020

Hyatt Regency Intercontinential Airport Hotel, Houston, Texas

2020 Senior Speakers Panel

Chris Robart of Ambyint speaking at Upstream Automation

Chris Robart

Chief Commercial Officer

Ambyint

Reza Khaninezhad of Apache Corporation speaking at Upstream Automation

Reza Khaninezhad

Principal Data Scientist

Apache Corporation

Albert Rooyakkers of Bedrock Automation speaking at Upstream Automation

Albert Rooyakkers

CEO

Bedrock Automation

Richard Xu of BHP speaking at Upstream Automation

Richard Xu

Principal Data Analyst & Project Lead

BHP

Ken Nguyen of BP speaking at Upstream Automation

Ken Nguyen

Upstream Digital Program Manager, Major Capital Projects

BP

Jon Brewton of Chevron speaking at Upstream Automation

Jon Brewton

Manager – MCBU Remote Operations Center, Chevron Drilling & Completions

Chevron

Justin Freeman of Chevron speaking at Upstream Automation

Justin Freeman

Decision Making CoE Decision Catalyst

Chevron

Todd Anslinger of Chevron Energy Technology Company speaking at Upstream Automation

Todd Anslinger

(IIoT) Industrial Internet of Things, Center of Excellence Lead Lead

Chevron Energy Technology Company

Fersheed Mody of Independent speaking at Upstream Automation

Fersheed Mody

Automation and Technology Specialist

Independent

Hatem Nasr of Kuwait Oil Company speaking at Upstream Automation

Hatem Nasr

PhD, Senior Advisor Digital Oilfield

Kuwait Oil Company

Lucas Green of Maverick Natural Resources speaking at Upstream Automation

Lucas Green

Senior Staff Well Analyst

Maverick Natural Resources

Rod Barta of Noble Energy speaking at Upstream Automation

Rod Barta

Senior Automation Foreman

Noble Energy

Francisco Ortigosa of Repsol speaking at Upstream Automation

Francisco Ortigosa

Director Innovation & Technology

Repsol

What is unique about the Future Wellsite Automation Summit?

Predictions suggest industry-wide cost savings of $100bn can be achieved within the next decade by upstream oil & gas operators through the embracement of automation and digitalization solutions.
The importance of meeting these predictions has become critical, now more than ever.
Current global market conditions, oil price volatility and fluctuations in demand, are strongly incentivising upstream operators to adapt their processes to optimize exploration and production. It is clear that a technology-led approach is crucial to achieving these objectives. Ultimately, driving down costs, maintaining profitability, improving safety and increasing operational efficiency, will remain the priority in the immediate future.
A lack of agility and failure from upstream operators to proactively adapt their approaches will result in reduced revenue and sub-optimal operations, risking overall profitability.

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 an exclusive selection of upstream, well site automation and digitalization specialists from leading operators, oilfield service companies, technology suppliers and solutions providers to:

Forecast future automation and technology trends and learn about the latest innovations which will enable your business strategy and objectives to align with future possibilities

Utilize new solutions, advanced technology and pioneering processes which will enhance operational efficiency, mitigate risk, improve safety and reduce costs throughout the entire organization

Establish a digital foundation and roadmap which will drive the digital transformation and ensure ROI is maximized

Remain agile to the rapid pace of innovation, enabling a streamlined approach to the selection and verification of new and existing technology which solves unique upstream business problems

Lead business and cultural change through leadership and change management, empowering stakeholders for digital optimization and transformation

Leverage well site and enterprise data to improve speed and accuracy of decision making and enhance production, whilst meeting regulatory compliance for health, safety and environment standards

2020 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

"This was by far the best conference/summit I have ever been to. It was like taking the best talents in our field and collaborating to give each individual solutions to their own unique problems and every level of an organization participated."

James L. Gallyer Jr. , Lead Automation/Measurment Technician, EP Energy

“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

"Great interactive format and very productive discussions."

Alexander Klebanov, Data Scientist, Chesapeake

A targeted opportunity to identify industry challenges and opportunities while connecting with experts who are able to solve problems and seize opportunities.

Steven Young, CEO, Garnet Instruments

“The 2018 event was a great catchup with my existing 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

“Great networking with industry experts and stakeholders”

Bradley Nichols, CEO, Autonomize

“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 novel 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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