Oil & Gas: Digitalization and Data Driven Solutions Delivering Operational Excellence

  • Date 14 Mar 2018
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Oil & Gas: Digitalization and Data Driven Solutions Delivering Operational Excellence

14 Mar 2018, 10:00 - 12:05

South Gallery Room 7 & 8

Chaired by: Christopher Curran, Senior Consultant, CJC Enterprises; Steve Barrett, Senior Vice President - Business Development, Oceaneering; and David Brookes, Director, St Jules

Digitalization, the Internet of Things, and Advance Automation & Robotics are profoundly changing our everyday lives, how we work and every aspect of how we interface with processes and operating systems.  The offshore environment, with it's unique operational challenges that come with large economic opportunities to be gained through optimization, is superbly poised to take advantage of Digitalization and Data Driven Solutions.  The oil and gas industry downtown has been more dramatically felt and is longer lasting in offshore operations and developments and now more than ever, emphasizes the need for step changes in Operational Excellence to deliver the hugely needed improvements in safety, reliability and costs.  The required step changes in safety, reliability and cost can only come from more remote operating and monitoring capabilities, more intelligence and automation in every service delivery activity, more readily accessible information, greater data driven maintenance and repair, greater ability to remotely perform tasks and fewer people being exposed to offshore travel and work in harsh environments - Digitalization and Data Driven Solution are the key foundations to these profoundly needed step changes.

Managing Complex Subsea Operational Data
Manuel Parente, CTO, Abyssal

Round-the-Clock Monitoring of Critical Assets Increases Offshore Safety and Logistical Efficiency
Rob Kessler, Program Manager - Maritime Global Data Solutions, Oceaneering

As-Built Data, A Field Life Time of Commitment and Trust
Simon Manser, North Africa Survey & Positioning Lead, BP

SeaDAQ Data Collection Systems - History, Status and Future
Knut Nilsen, Technical Director, Innova

Nord Stream 2 Project
Cecile Noverraz, GIS Analyst and Stephen Hogg, Nord Stream 2 AG

Computer Vision and Deep Learning in Subsea IRM
Jeppe Nielsen, CEO, EIVA a/s


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  • Steve Barrett


    Senior Vice President, Business Development

    Oceaneering International

    Steve has over 30 years working in the oil and gas industry in a variety of engineering, operations and executive leadership roles.  The last 12...

  • Christopher Curran


    Senior Consultant

    CJC Enterprises

    Christopher Curran is an independent consultant having retired from BP where he was an Advisor within the Upstream Facilities Technology group.  His...

  • David Brookes



    St Jules

    David Brookes has over 45 years industry experience, with over 30 years in offshore oil and gas. He started with Esso UK in refining and after spells...

  • Jeppe Nielsen




    Jeppe Nielsen has a background in computer science, development processes and strategy. He is the CEO at EIVA a/s since 2011. Prior to his position...

  • Cécile Noverraz


    GIS Analyst

    Nord Stream 2

    Cécile Noverraz has 8 years’ experience in GIS and Data Management applied to environmental research, mining, and oil and gas industries. She has...

  • Jason Tieman


    Director, Maritime Solutions

    Oceaneering - Global Data Solutions

    Jason Tieman was critical to the development and continued growth of PortVision® products and solutions serving maritime industry stakeholders with...

  • Simon Manser


    Survey & Positioning Lead, North Africa


    Simon Manser is a Chartered Surveyor graduating from the University of Tasmania.  Simon has 20 years of global experience in land & hydrographic...

  • Manuel Parente


    Chief Technology Officer


    Manuel started developing software from an early age (BASIC on a TI 99/4A) and has been involved in software engineering ever since. He has...

  • Knut Nilsen


    Technical Director


    Knut Nilsen, Technical Director at Innova, has been working with ROV technology since he graduated from NTNU in 1994, and has been with Innova since...

  • Rob Kessler


    Program Manager - Maritime


    Robert Kessler, Program Manager, Maritime for Oceaneering, has extensive experience in the marine management software industry in a variety of sales,...