Tony Edwards, CEO of Stepchange Global, is on the committee for the Intelligent Energy Middle East Event, to be held in Dubai, 28-30th October 2013.
The conference aims to be the primary forum in Norway for discussing future needs for autonomous systems in the oil & gas industry, and be the place for bringing together the right people for future collaborations. To achieve this, the conference features talks with specific focal points combined with panel discussions for reviewing selected topics from multiple angles.
Saeed Mubarak, Intelligent Field Team leader at Saudi Aramco, has been recognised at the World Oil Awards 2012. Held in Houston, it honours the upstream energy industry’s top innovators and innovations.
Saeed won the ‘Innovative Thinker’ award for his contributions to the areas of real-time management and intelligent fields.
StepChange Global Video on Collaborative Working Environments
On the Wednesday Tony chaired the conference focusing on how companies could do more with drilling data. The panel discussed ideas aimed at improving communications and ways to avoid costly mistakes. Click here for more information and to watch a video of the conference. Click here for photos of the panel
The following day Tony joined the panel which was looking at ways to speed up the process of implementing data tools which would better facilitate collaborative working. Click here for more information and to watch a video of the conference
StepChange Global provided the concept design for the Brisbane Operations Centre for Santos’ GLNG plant. The design was created in alignment with the overall business objects of the GLNG Organisation.
The conference brings together 40 speakers from international oil and gas companies, service industry, R&D companies and universities. Additionally there is a Young Professional Programme, Poster sessions and and exhibition area. The Conference will be at the Royal Garden Hotel in Trondheim. For registration and hotel reservations: Registration IO12
The conference took place in Crown Plaza Muscat, Oman during the period from 23-25 September 2012 with >100 participants from various technology providers and a few operators mostly from PDO.
Discussions covered upstream technologies and processes, collaboration work environment, change management, workflows, HSE, Surface communication etc. Fewer discussions on upstream, reservoir management, downhole instrumentation or completions, quantifying value of Intelligent Field implementations.
Some of the takeaways and subjects for future technical events:
-For quick adaption – Make it simple (i.e. hardware, technology, change management)
-Requirements for smoother change needs visionary leaders
-Wireless technologies improvement is very pronounced
-Why wouldn’t Industry leaders adopt unified standards for technologies, protocols and even the name of the “New business Environment” DOF,IO, Field of the future, iFields, Smart Fields etc.?
-Do we have enough experts in the various aspects of DOF? What’s the plan to overcome relevant challenges?
-Will there be any unintended consequences of DOF?
The event was a quick one and intensive and provided good networking opportunities.
The Santos Eastern Australia Business Unit Collaborative Environments, designed by StepChange Global, are under construction for Cooper Basin Oil and Downstream Gas.
For more information contact Tony Edwards via our contact page.
April 2012 – Center for Information Systems Research / Working Smarter: Leveraging information for group decision making
Anne Quaadgras, MIT Center for Information Systems Research and Tony Edwards, Director, Stepchange Global
In a highly digitized world, making distributed group decisions quickly and effectively is increasingly important, as digitized information becomes more easily available, experts are more globally distributed, and technology improvements make operations in remote locations more feasible.