Smarter Innovation, Smarter Basin

Smarter Innovation, Smarter Basin

04 Sep 2019, 14:30 - 16:30

Decom Theatre

Smart cities are now becoming a reality and predictive analytics are no longer reliant on the cognitive powers of human beings but are now founded on ever more sophisticated artificial intelligence algorithms that can interpret and learn from the vast volumes of data being generated.


Can the future integration of data, predictive analytics and human ingenuity actually unlock the full potential of our limited resources, help drive efficiencies and just maybe help drive a change in behaviours across the oil & gas industry?


The Oil and Gas Technology Centre (OGTC) and the National Decommissioning Centre (NDC) are working to develop a “smart basin” concept – an integrated platform that accesses data from all assets in the UKCS, fixed, floating and mobile, human, machine and environmental. State of the art data analytics will analyse, interpret and learn from the data – providing insights into the future. Couple this with an immersive user interface able to present graphically these insights in a way that we as human beings can understand, a way in which we can scenario plan and make decisions – not at an asset level, but at a basin level. This new perspective and new level of understanding will open up untold opportunities to enhance how we as an industry engage with each other, how we operate, and how we embrace the energy transition as an intrinsic part of the solution.


This presentation will outline the work of the OGTC and the NDC in support of this concept – from new technologies to gather data, to how that data is stored, merged and analysed in a safe and secure environment, and ultimately how we will interface with the data to inform future strategies and decision making. Drawing on expertise from multiple sectors we are undoubtedly heading for a “smarter” future and this presentation will outline why this should be embraced not feared.


Speakers and Presentation titles:

Session Chair: Name, title, company tbc


1.          Welcome and Introduction - Russell Stevenson, Industrial Director, OGTC

2.          Decommissioning Solution Centre Overview, Roger Esson, Decommissioning Solution Centre Manager, OGTC

3.          NDC Overview – Richard Neilson, Centre Director, University of Aberdeen

4.          Smart Cities – An Overview, Joel Mills, CEO, Offshore Simulation Centre

5.          Benefits of Sharing Data / Example Use cases – Stephen Ashley, Digital Transformation Solution Centre Manager, The OGTC

6.          Data Gathering

a.          What’s already out there – presenter TBC

7.          Data Storage and Analysis

a.          Safe Haven Data Platform, Katy Wild, University of Aberdeen

8.          Visualising the Future

a.          Visualisation at NDC – Visr (Lindsay West, Oliver Nicol (Wednesday))

b.          Potential decom use cases – Remove workpacks; on-site AR to avoid mistakes; more efficient logistics; presenter TBC

9.          Panel Discussion

10.        Close



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