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Digital Transformation in Oil & Gas

How to leverage innovative technologies in the Oil & Gas Industry?

- will be rescheduled to a later date -


The future of oil and gas is at a turning point. Everybody can see that business is changing but where will it be in the next 15-20 years? Oil and gas companies need to revisit their strategy and facilitate digital transformation. New digital technology capabilities offer the opportunity to leapfrog ahead of the competition. By now, most oil and gas companies have realised the importance of leveraging technology advancements, however, finding the right technology partner for this journey to the future is not easy…Digital transformation is rapidly becoming the very basis for competition, but employee culture, security concerns, legacy solutions and the need to focus on core operational priorities are all in the way of evolving in this new digital age.

›› Agenda

The agenda for both Upstream and Downstream will consist of two parts: in the 1st half day we ask you to present and co-create some thinking together. It also allows you to get acquainted for the rest of the program. This discussion and co-thinking will be moderated by the Microsoft Oil & Gas team and supported with a visual artist to translate the key stories in a drawing of a type of journey. The 2nd part of the agenda consists of a full day and will be more traditional however we have made a clear choice for the topics as a combination of presentations from the Eco-system of Partners/ISV's and customers with enough time left for discussion & debate.

March 19, 2019

Upstream Experience Sharing participants

10:00 - 10:15 Introduction by Microsoft
10:15 - 11:00 Accenture?s view of an industry in digital transition (Accenture)
11:15 - 11:30 Coffee break (30mins)
11:30 - 12:15 3 customer presentations
12:15 - 12:45 Wrap with Visual artist
12:45 - 13:45 Hot Lunch
13:45 - 14:00 Microsoft POV
14:00 - 14:45 Optimisation of Well Planning, Design and Execution with Halliburton WellConstruction 4.0 delivered on Azure Cloud (Halliburton)
14:45 - 15:15 Coffee break
15:15 - 16:00 Optimizing Well Performance with MAANA and WellLine (MAANA)
16:00 - 16:45 BHGE driving collaboration across the digital Oil & Gas ecosystem (Baker Hugues GE)
16:45 - 17:00 Wrap up of Day
09:30 - 09:45 Introduction day 2
09:45 - 10:30 C3 AI Transformation across the Oil & Gas Value Chain (C3IOT)
10:30 - 10:45 Coffee break (30mins)
10:45 - 11:30 ConnectedProduction and Upstream Optimisation (Rockwell Automation)
11:30 - 12:15 Improvement of production, workover and facility maintenance efficiency with Azure AI (Netgas)
12:15 - 13:00 Wrap up of Day - feedback - actions
12:45 - 13:45 Hot Lunch

March 20, 2019

Upstream Overall Program

12:45 - 13:45 Hot Lunch
13:45 - 14:00 Introduction by Microsoft
14:00 - 14:30 AI technology for excellent operating refinery and petrochemical units (Chemtech)
14:30 - 15:15 3 Customer presentations
15:15 - 15:30 Coffee break
15:30 - 16:00 Optimized Blending with MAANA and CrudeFlex (MAANA)
16:00 - 16:45 3 Customer presentations
16:45 - 17:00 Wrap with Visual artist
09:30 - 10:15 Microsoft POV
10:15 - 11:00 Accenture's view of an industry in digital transition (Accenture)
11:00 - 11:30 Coffee break (30mins)
11:30 - 12:15 Combining IT, OT and ET to create a Digital Twin (Bentley)
12:15 - 13/00 Integrated predictive-prescriptive optimization of refining processes, facility maintenance and costs with Azure AI (Netgas)
13:00 - 13:45 Hot Lunch
13:45 - 14:30 Digitally Transforming Operator Training & Asset Management in O&G (Aveva/Schneider Electric)
14:30 - 15:00 Coffee break (30mins)
13:45 - 14:30 FT Innovation Suite, Accelerating the Digital Transformation (Rockwell)
15:45 - 16:30 Wrap up of Day - feedback - actions

›› Who should attend

These workshops are intended for senior executives from Oil and Gas organizations globally seeking to turn their value chain into a competitive advantage and CIOs looking to transition their IT organizations into an innovation hub.

›› Featured speakers

Omar Saleh
Regional Director - Energy, Manufacturing & Resources, Middle East & Africa, Microsoft

Adi Bhashyam
Vice President, C3

Horia Orenstein
Chief Strategy Officer (SCO) and Onwer, NETGAS RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT SRL

Mark Woolley
Upstream Digital Transformation Lead, MAANA

Open Biography...

Mark leads Maana for digital transformation in the upstream space. With 20 years of experience in and around the oil & gas industry, he has a passion for earth sciences and technology which saw him evolve from drilling platforms to technology platforms.

Mark studied geology at The University of Manchester in the UK, on graduation he started working for Halliburton Drilling Operations, then moved to Japanese technology company Hitachi Data Systems before returning to Halliburton to work for Landmark. He then was headhunted for the global role of Digital Upstream Lead at Accenture where his combined experience of upstream operations and technology enabled him to drive change.

Mohammad Yasir
Industry Solutions Advisor, Haliburton

Open Biography...

Mohammad Yasir is an Industry Solutions Advisor - Well Construction in the Eurasia/Europe/Sub-Saharan Africa Region for Halliburton Landmark. He holds a master’s degree in applied geology from the University of Azad Jammu & Kashmir in Pakistan, and has 25+ years of experience in the oil and gas industry.

Paul Hodson
Senior Manager, Resources UKI, Upstream, Accenture

Uwa Airhiavbere
Director, Worldwide Oil & Gas, Microsoft

Mohammad Yasir (TBC)

Nayagam, Sak
Senior Director Alliances, EMEA, Baker Hughes GE

Philippe Sainte Beuve
Director, Solution Architect, EMEA, Baker Hughes GE

Papillaud, Alexandre
Director, Marketing, EMEA, Baker Hughes GE

›› Confirm your attendance

- will be rescheduled to a later date -

The purpose of the EBC Series is to reach of broad set of Enterprises. We accept two attendees per registered company.

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