• …all the presentations precise, relevant, informative
  • …good mix of people/companies…
  • …very specific and good attendance from industry…
  • …excellent presentations…

A forward looking event where you will learn:

  • About new data projects and routes, new interpretation tools
  • How to identify unified databases with vast wealth of information in the data vaults
  • How to provide open specifications for information modelling and management
  • How to reduce the time to find and interpret E&P data
  • How to obtain optimal results from your E&P data

International Case studies and Expert Perspectives from Leaders in the field:

  • Stewart Robinson, Director of IT & Data Services, DTI
  • Duncan McKay, Information Services Specialist, Conoco UK
  • Kjetil Tonstad, Process Owner (Senior Adviser) Data Management, Statoil
  • Eldar Bjørge, Advisor Data Management, Statoil
  • Chris Jepps, Senior Consultant, Exprodat & Ashley Dunlop, Data Manager, Enterprise Oil
  • Allesandro Allodi, Data Management Co-ordinator, NAM Netherlands
  • Nicholas Larcombe, London Data Management Team Leader, BHP Billiton Petroleum
  • Wally Jakubovicz, Marketing Director, Hampton Data Services
  • Jill Lewis, International Marketing Development Manager, Seiscan

Conference programme

8:30 Registration & Coffee

9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

Niel McNaughton,

Niel McNaughton,, Director,, The Data Room


Stewart Robinson,

Stewart Robinson,, Director of IT & Data Services,, Oil and Gas Directorate, dti

  • What was originally planned, where we are today and what is next
  • Other projects such as ‘web services’ that have spun off
  • Have DTI managed to effect a change in Data Management culture yet?
  • Will the Portal help to extend life on the North Sea?
  • 9:40 Data management at conoco

    Duncan McKay,

    Duncan McKay,, Information Services Specialist,, Conoco UK

  • Integrating data sets into existing Conoco holdings
  • Lessons learnt from the electronic data room
  • Using electronic means in data rooms that have been prepared for Conoco's asset management process
  • Data as a long term critical asset
  • Management implications
  • 10:20 The merits of organisational alignment

    Gerry McNeil,

    Gerry McNeil,, UK Data Management Business Development Manager,, Schlumberger Geoquest

  • Data Management: the single biggest under-exploited opportunity in the E&P business
  • Integrated Data Management Technology
  • Organisational alignment and optimisation
  • Changing the way people work
  • A business asset with additional value
  • 11:00 Morning Coffee

    11:20 Statoil experience

    Eldar Bjørge,

    Eldar Bjørge, , Advisor Data Management,, Statoil

  • History
  • Implementation of the existing solutions and user feedback
  • Data types available, data access and security to data
  • QC and context (knowledge) information
  • User feedback
  • 12:00 Enterprise oil experience

    Chris Jepps, & Ashley Dunlop,

    Chris Jepps, & Ashley Dunlop,, Senior Consultant, / Data Manager,, Exprodat / Enterprise Oil

  • Web-GIS vision
  • Configuration and performance considerations
  • Shrink wrapped product vs. customisation
  • Lightweight GIS and data integration benefits
  • Knowledge sharing across a global E&P organisation
  • Future directions
  • 12:40 Lunch

    14:00 Shell brunei experience

    Ir. Paul van der Kooy

    Ir. Paul van der Kooy, Team Leader, Subsurface Data and Document Management, Shell Brunei

  • DM at Shell Brunei historical overview
  • Managing data effectively and improving data quality
  • Learning from and improving efficiencies from past mistakes
  • Case study of the project
  • Future vision and objectives
  • 14:40 South african petroleum
    Sithbiso Ngubane

    Sithbiso Ngubane, Head of Corporate Database, Petroleum Agency SA

  • Petroleum state in South Africa
  • Petroleum Agency SA Profile and Roles
  • Situation
  • Challenge
  • Solution
  • Lessons Learned, Conclusion
  • 15:20 Afternoon Tea

    15:40 Data repositories - trends & threats

    Alan H Smith

    Alan H Smith, Consultant, Paras Consulting

  • Different objectives for different repositories
  • Where do the cost savings come from and who benefits?
  • Availability of data from national repositories and its impact on investment efficiency
  • Case studies from South America
  • The future for repositories - opportunities and threats
  • 16:20 Total data management and accessibility

    Jill Lewis & Andrew Eeles

    Jill Lewis & Andrew Eeles, International Marketing Development Manager, Business Development-Data Management, SeiScan Geodata

  • Current options and status
  • Data interchange and standards
  • Historic information value vs. costs
  • Pro-active data management
  • ReConstruct / remaster once only
  • On-line / near-line access / Strategic alliances and scalability
  • 17:00 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day One

    8:30 Re-registration and Coffee

    9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

    Mick Michaelides

    Mick Michaelides, Marketing Manager, Hampton Data Services

    9:10 BHP Billiton Petroleum

    Stephaine Putland  Nicholas Larcombe

    Stephaine Putland Nicholas Larcombe, Director London Data Management Team Leader, Venture Information Management BHP Billiton Petroleum

  • Business driver
  • Needing to ‘hit the target’ with data management improvement projects for a single asset team
  • Methodology of building a ‘Data Framework’ for the asset Team
  • Practical steps; documenting and mapping observed data flows and usage in the team
  • The basis for building a sound business case for improvement projects
  • Measuring and quantifying the impacts on the team and their way of working
  • 9:40 the virtually virtual oil company

    Wally Jakubowicz

    Wally Jakubowicz, Managing Director, Hampton Data Services

  • Managing information and data via the web
  • The virtually virtual oil company
  • Practical issues
  • Building blocks for a corporate data bank
  • Data capture
  • Case studies
  • 10:20 upstream data management - evolving with web services

    Paul Maton

    Paul Maton, Director, POSC (Europe)

  • The Value of sharing Information
  • Balancing Business Opportunity with Technological Maturity
  • Other Balancing Acts
  • Standards: a multi-dimensional need
  • POSC, the Web, and E&P Standards
  • 11:00 Morning Coffee

    11:20 well data tracking

    Graham Ayres

    Graham Ayres, Director, Flare Consultants

  • The well data tracking problem
  • Short and long term business requirements
  • The web based solution
  • Underlying information management principles
  • Other uses
  • 12:00 a review of upstream data standards

    Niel McNaughton

    Niel McNaughton, Director, The Data Room

  • Standards bodies
  • Learned societies
  • Vendors ‘s
  • ‘Generic’ standards - IT at large
  • E&P data - a moving target
  • Conclusions
  • 12:40 Lunch

    14:00 Data management at Statoil (Norway)

    Kjetil Tonstad

    Kjetil Tonstad, Process Owner (Senior Adviser) Data Management, Statoil

  • How to create the value of data management services and technology
  • Customising data management
  • Adaptable technology to meet an ever changing business
  • High focus on the quality and context of the information
  • Effective data access mechanisms
  • A drive towards one common Data Management environment for all E & P domains Technology solutions
  • 14:40 storing and visualazing geological data in systems

    Jan Roelofsen

    Jan Roelofsen, Vice President, IHS Energy (Petroconsultants)

  • Problems with storing geological data
  • How to achieve a world wide consistent definition?
  • Data integrity between reservoir and geological data
  • Requirements to query geological data
  • Data visualisation
  • Future developments
  • 15:20 Afternoon Tea

    15:40 meta data management at nam

    Dr. Allesandro Allodi

    Dr. Allesandro Allodi, Sr. Corporate Data Management Coordinator, NEDERLANDSE AARDOLIE MAATSCHAPPIJ (NAM)

  • Meta data warehousing
  • Data flow management
  • Application and data groups management
  • Data quality performance measurement system
  • 16:20 electronic data rooms for asset disposals

    Charles Harmer

    Charles Harmer, Sales Manager, Spectrum Energy and Information Technology

  • How Changing technologies are changing data rooms (Case studies)
  • Review of e-portals for asset disposals
  • 17:00 Chairman's Closing Remarks and Close of Conference


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