Automation

Automation

05 Sep 2019, 14:30 - 16:30

Room 2b
Language:
English

As the price environment has stabilised, future volatility in the oil and gas markets is the only certainty our industry faces. Many energy companies are looking to modernisation opportunities to disconnect from the commodity cycle. Automation is a key enabler across many industries but is still slow to be adopted in the oil and gas environment. Some of the key benefits of automation include;

1) a step change in safety performance as humans are removed from areas with moving equipment or dropped object potential

2) the effects of human error are mitigated by cognitive computer based decision making – improving both safety and commercial performance

3) ability to provide sustainable cost reductions are improved by reducing human capital which has high variable costs

The foundations of automation technology have been available for decades and there are many publications over a decade old detailing the technology, application and benefits for oil and gas. So why has the technology been slow to have been adopted? And does a higher price environment help or hinder adoption of technology? Hear from a broad range of industry experts discussing the important role of changing our industry. 

Contributors

  • Leigh-Ann Russell

    Chairperson

    Head of Procurement & Supply Chain Management

    BP

  • David Reid

    Chairperson

    CMO

    NOV

  • Geir Tungesvik

    Speaker

    Head of Drilling

    Equinor

  • Hege Kverneland

    Speaker

    CTO

    NOV

  • Simen Lieungh

    Speaker

    CEO

    Oddfjell

  • Nastassja Hagan

    Speaker

    Modernisation Lead

    BP

  • Jon Crane

    Speaker

    VP Wells Digital Deployment

    Shell

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