NOVEMBER 5-7, 2018
Houston, TX

Main Conference Day Two: November 7, 2018

7:30 am - 8:00 am Check In

  • What are we doing differently since Texas City, Macondo and Space Shuttle Columbia?
  • Review of how inadequate ‘learning from incidents’ processes have been identified as contributory factors in major accidents
  • What is holding us back from learning from incidents?
  • Understanding the human and organizational factor causes of an incident through appropriate investigation approaches
  • Using multiple opportunities for learning to optimize changes that lead to a lower risk work environment
  • Getting leaders to involve leaders in incident management – the critical role of front line supervision
  • Implementing effective learning - and changing practices for the long haul 

8:00 am - 8:10 am Chair's Opening Remarks

8:10 am - 8:50 am Meeting production targets while improving environmental stewardship and safety: It can be done

Brittany Benko - Vice President, Health, Safety & Environment Anadarko Petroleum
Most oil and natural gas companies have been slashing their budgets over the past three years as low commodity prices have thrown the industry into a downturn. But while cutting some operations, companies can still increase focus on environmental safety. In this insightful presentation, Brittany Benko, Anadarko's VP of EHS and former Chief of Staff, Science, Technology, Environment and Regulartoy Affairs with BP, will share how companies can use good governance practices to ensure the business meets it's production targets and simultaneously improves EHS.

Brittany Benko

Vice President, Health, Safety & Environment
Anadarko Petroleum

8:50 am - 9:30 am Digital transformation and Operational Excellence: Making it work

Walter Pesenti - Senior Vice President Nathan Inc
This interactive cast study driven discussion will dive into how to make digital transformation work – pulling from four asset intensive industry case study. We’ll explore key tools to help you better leverage your data improve safety and reliability while improving margin, cost performance
and productivity, while managing capital expense and commodity price volatility.
• Digital experiences: The good and the not so good
• Digital transformation: Trends and leadership competency
• Challenges
• How to make digital work
• Real life examples

Walter Pesenti

Senior Vice President
Nathan Inc

  • Big Data + Innovation + Ops = Transformational Change
  • Oil & Gas adoption of digital technology
  • How Chesapeake used the downturn to spark innovation
  • Real world applications of digital technologies
- The Operations Support Center is a core driver in change
- Intelligent Well Project is reducing downtime
- Data is driving change in our methods for completing wells
- New tools for collaboration are bringing teams together like never before
- Robotic Process Automation is freeing up time for engineers to do engineering
  • The combination of Operations and Analytics Results in flatter production with 1/6th the CapEx investment


Jason Pigott

Executive Vice President, Operations & Technical Services
Chesapeake Energy


Kentaro Kawamori

Chief Digital Officer
Chesapeake Energy

10:10 am - 10:40 am Networking Break

10:40 am - 11:10 am Digital strategy: Taking the next step toward digital transformation

What does Digital really mean for your business? Do you truly understand your current position when it comes to your digital transformation? 
Most executives understand why their companies need to transform, and most have a basic understanding of what must be done. But a fundamental question remains: how do you make it happen?
Your transformation will be very speci c depending on where you are on your digital journey. You need to assess your digital maturity and identify gaps relative to your competitors. And you need to understand where digital initiatives can have the greatest impact on their business. 

11:10 am - 11:40 am Real time production optimization: Leveraging Arti cial Intelligence in Oil & Gas

Using Machine learning and AI for equipment condition monitoring and predictive analytics
How can a production engineer use this technology to optimize hiswork day?
How can AI really drive bottom line bene ts for your company?
What about the risks? 

11:40 am - 12:10 pm Digital as a driver of ef ciency, business improvement and problem solving

The energy sector is changing: the challenging economic landscape has forced businesses to scrutinise their operations in pursuit of greater productivity and asset ef ciency. Meanwhile, the market is growing increasingly diverse as renewables mature and new entrants emerge. 

Digital is becoming increasingly pervasive as companies turn to technology to modernise processes and deliver competitive advantage. From remote monitoring and automation, to data analytics, asset visualisation and HPC, digital technology is changing the game. This transformation has seen IT become a core business asset, drawn from a background support role and repositioned as a centre of value creation, innovation and insight.
Invited: The Oil and Gas Technology Center 

10:40 am - 11:10 am Better with bots? Are robotics and UAVs the future of work in hazardous industries?

What are the speci c opportunities, challenges and best practices to take advantage of this dynamic technology to drive business results today? 
Have you considered the creation of a ‘virtualized workforce’ that emulates the rapid automation and execution of repetitive steps in a process interaction with systems in the same way as a human user, meaning no complex system integration required? 

11:10 am - 11:40 am Asset Optimization: Making your operations more predictive

Oil and gas companies now sit on vast proprietary data pools. By becoming good data re ners and being increasingly customer-focused, they will achieve remarkable improvements in processes across the value chain. 

All of this needs to be done using a rigorous management of change process and signi cant process or technology change should include considerations on safety and risk management, governance, organisation and communication to ensure a safe transition 

11:40 am - 12:10 pm The Digitally Enabled Worker: Supporting your workforce through digital transformation

Fostering a culture that accelerates technology adoption
Understanding the potential impact of digitization on your business – and your people
How do you identify – and then develop - the digital skills and capabilities you need? 

10:40 am - 11:10 am How simulation will solve the decades-old challenges of training in downstream eld operations

Christian McDermott - Country Manager Voovio
Companies operating in high–risk, hazardous environments have been trying to solve training issues in Field Operations for decades. It is challenging because:
The aging workforce: skilled, experienced employees are leaving
Competency problem: new, inexperienced workers are filling the gap
Workforce mobility: churn rate impacts knowledge capture and transfer
Challenges with on-the-job-training
Whether or not you have correctly written procedures, in digital format or printed out, it does not solve the old training challenge: how do I teach this so that you retain it?
Standardization of training material and delivery across the organization
For many, the solution is simulation: bringing the eld into the classroom environment. We will present a new form of simulation that boosts productivity and supports the entire lifecycle of eld operators: training, planning and executing procedures. 


Christian McDermott

Country Manager

11:10 am - 11:40 am Digitizing the oilfield: transformation at Devon Energy

Brandon Davis - Automation Lead Devon Energy
Since 2014 Devon Energy has modernized its E&P operations with a number
of data-driven digital transformation initiatives, including in depth analytics
and IoT technologies. This session will focus on Devon’s most recent
undertaking, the transition to a message based SCADA system.
- Devon’s IOT pilot
• Results and lessons learned
- What is a message based SCADA system and how is it different than a
traditional SCADA system?
• Advantages with a decoupled architecture
- Challenges in the implementation of this new technology
• Working with 3rd party and vendors to overcome them
- How has it improved operations
- Next steps

Brandon Davis

Automation Lead
Devon Energy

11:40 am - 12:10 pm Optimized production: Converting data to insights

Applying technologies and arti cial intelligence to optimize our production systems and maximize recovery 
Converting data to insights - and taking action based on those insights 

12:10 pm - 1:00 pm Networking Lunch

1:00 pm - 1:40 pm Reducing Contractor Safety Risk: Promoting transparency, clear communication, and safe operations

Terrance Sookdeo - Director, Process Safety & Contractor Management Baker Hughes, a GE Company
Hugo Ashkar - Global Risk Manager BP
• Reducing the Operational Excellence “disconnect” between suppliers and operators
• Monitoring contractor performance
- contractor health and safety audits
- spot checks and incident reports
- near miss and hazard reporting
• End-to End process discipline strategies to minimize risk
• Successfully modelling system wide risk management and scenario planning processes
• Defining which process belongs to each party
• Overcoming the challenges of executing OE in company-contractor relationships
• What to do when you find gaps with supplier continuous improvement efforts
• Rewarding contractors for strong commitment and performance
• Meeting supplier’s expectations for a mutually beneficial relationship

Terrance Sookdeo

Director, Process Safety & Contractor Management
Baker Hughes, a GE Company


Hugo Ashkar

Global Risk Manager

1:40 pm - 2:30 pm Innovation in Energy: How to Transform your Business in a Dynamic Market

Cindy Jaggi - Senior Vice President, Oklahoma, Strategic Process Transformation EnLink Midstream
Cindy Jaggi is EnLink Midstream's Senior Vice President of Oklahoma and leader of Strategic Process Transformation, a cross-functional department charged with identifying new technologies and processes to transform the business. Jaggi will focus on the importance of leading and enhancing business performance through innovation, team behaviors, and change management - from big ideas to small. Learn how EnLink is working smarter to improve performance on a deeper level and helping this midstream leader provide best-in-basin services.

Cindy Jaggi

Senior Vice President, Oklahoma, Strategic Process Transformation
EnLink Midstream

2:30 pm - 2:30 pm Chair’s summary and close of conference