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IDOC 2012.

Summary: This year, IDOC will feature the world's leading Digital Oilfield (DOF) experts

Digital Oilfield (DOF) exploitation is significantly gaining interest in the Middle East since the inaugural Conference of 2010 held in Abu Dhabi and please note that IDOC 2012 will be held in Muscat. PDO are the hosts of IDOC 2012 taking place from September 23-25 under the patronage of the Minister of Oil & Gas.

The International Advisory Committee are planning a conference programme that will focus on:

WHY DO DOF - This session requires an in-depth look at what the end-users feel the value creation is for DOF. Presentations will be made by leading experts from PDO, Shell, Statoil and Maersk Oil, with the latter two presentations from Trond Lilleng and Pieter Kapteyn, two of the world's leading advocates of DOF.

INSTRUMENTATION & AUTOMATION - Topics within this session include Unmanned Operations, Closed Loops and Networks & Architecture and will be focused on presentations from Emerson, Honeywell and PDO with the latter focusing on the wireless position.

DATA MANAGEMENT & WORKFLOW AUTOMATION - The intent of this session is to explore the current challenges, and educate and inform the attendees on solutions to the problems, both from a technology and a human factors / culture perspective. Kongsberg, Microsoft, Schlumberger and PDO will contribute.

COMMUNICATIONS & COLLABORATION - This session addresses the challenges of ensuring that information is communicated to the relevant staff so they can work together to reach the optimal decision. Experiences from Weatherford, KOC, CISCO, ADCO, PA Consulting and Cyviz will be forthcoming.

SMART TECHNOLOGY - This session will focus on Smart Technologies that are a key enabler to improve health and safety of our operations, and help to minimise the environmental impact of oil and gas production, and will include presentations from Shell, PDO and Kongsberg.

CHANGE MANAGEMENT - Effective Change Management is at the very core of any successful implementation of DOF projects or programmes, and presentations from PDO, Wipro and StepChange Global will highlight this.

PANEL SESSION - THE FUTURE OF DOF IN O&G - This panel session will indicate how DOF initiatives can have positive influences across organisational boundaries of the business and how to improve co- existence with other programmes and initiatives that may be running in parallel and will converge together. The panel will feature leading speakers from the companies in the preceding sessions.

Prior to the Conference will be a specialised workshop on how to implement Information and Communications Technology practices to ensure successful DOF implementation which, together with the associated exhibition, will provide delegates with a complete overview of the latest DOF benefits in depth.

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Publication:Oil & Gas Review
Date:Aug 31, 2012

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