ROUND TABLE: ASPECTS AND OPPORTUNITIES OF NEW RUSSIAN RESERVES CLASSIFICATION, SIMILARITIES AND DIFFERENCES BETWEEN PRMS AND 2009 UNITED NATIONS FRAMEWORK CLASSIFICATION
Monday, 16 October
A year and a half has passed since the new classification for oil and gas in place, reserves and resources evaluation came into operation in the Russian Federation. On the basis of the new classification regulatory documents hundreds of reserves reports and development plans were reviewed and defended which revealed a number of unprovisioned issues and initiated proposals to clarify the statements of the new Rules for the hydrocarbon fields’ development and Rules for the Field Development Planning Design instead of temporary guidelines. Currently, taking into account the accumulated experience of their application the second edition of the regulatory documents is being prepared. Not all proposed changes in regulatory documents are equally perceived by specialists from design institutes and production companies. The round table will allow to discuss the experience of implementing the classification, exchange opinions as well as discuss them with representatives of government institutions responsible for the implementation.
ROUND TABLE: IS IT AN ADVANTAGE TO BE ECO-FRIENDLY?
Monday, 16 October
Nikolay Shabalin, Marine Research Center of Lomonosov MSU
Dmitry Bogdanov, GeoKIN
For many years, environmental preservation has been a key priority for companies as the necessity of environmental protection is absolutely clear. Detailed schemes were developed for operating and monitoring environmental safety by international, national and industry regulators. However, is it beneficial not only for mankind, particular countries and administrative authorities, but for the oil and gas industry and for particular oil and gas companies?
The main purpose of this round table is to discuss aspects of environmental safety issues during exploration, production and field operations of oil and gas industry facilities—in terms of separate players in the market and in the industry.
How beneficial is it for oil and gas operators and service companies to be eco-friendly, both long and short term? Is there any advantage of nuanced approach to ecological maintenance of resource development in terms of industry operation and how it appears?
Confirmed and invited speakers: Gazpromneft-Sakhalin, Gazprom Geologorazvedka, Rosneft, Marine Arctic Geological Expedition, Oil and Gas Center of Lomonosov MSU, WWF, FRECOM.
ROUND TABLE: XXI CENTURY PETROLEUM ENGINEERS – WHO ARE THEY?
Tuesday, 17 October
Konstantin Fedorov, Tyumen State University
In the last 10-20 years, the oil and gas industry has significantly changed, engineers and specialists’ qualifications have increased. The same changes have affected universities and thousands of graduates enter the labour market annually. However, not all of them can find a job easily. Sometimes employers are not satisfied with job applicant’s professional knowledge level, their analytic skills, ability to solve non typical problems and their experience in the field.
Discussions during this round table will include the following issues:
- What programmes do universities offer to students? Do the programmes meet requirements that companies specify?
- Where should students receive professional knowledge and skills?
- How to arrange real student practice?
- Should universities prepare and provide necessary information and courses for students to become professionals?
ROUND TABLE: LOCALIZATION: A WINDOW OF OPPORTUNITY FOR RUSSIAN OIL AND GAS EQUIPMENT MANUFACTURERS
Tuesday, 17 October
Oleg Zhdaneev, Schlumberger
Vyacheslav Solonitsyn, OZNA
Successful examples of localization by local development companies and by oil and gas equipment manufacturers will be addressed during this round table. There will be a special focus on governmental policies and support.
Confirmed and invited speakers: Eurasian economic commission, Gazprom neft, Goltsblat BLP, Gusar, Rubin, Uralmash Oil and Gas Equipment Holding, Kinetica Center
ROUND TABLE: DATABASE MINING
Wednesday, 18 October
Dmitry Koroteev, Skoltech
Alexander Sitnikov, Gazpromneft STC
Artyom Karapetov, Schlumberger
Big data collection, storing and processing technologies have affected many industry spheres. Database mining is often used during optimization of production and business processes. Amount and quality of data grows every year and prospective of predictive analytics technologies successful use become more realistic. Using Big Data Analytics for effective economic increase in exploration, development and production arouse high pragmatic interest. This round table will discuss predictive analytics and highlight current tasks for big data analytics in the oil and gas production industry.
- Machine Learning for Optimising Technological Workflows at Exploration and Production of Hydrocarbons
Dmitry Koroteev, Assistant Professor, Skoltech; Alexander Sitnikov, Deputy General Director on Geology and Field Development, Gazpromneft STC
Sergey Stishenko, General Director, Geosteering Technologies
Artyom Semenikhin, Leader of Industrial Research Team, IBM Science and Technology Center
- Technology Transfer: Internet, Metals, and Oil & Gas. How to Use Artificial Intelligence to Reach New Levels of Operational Efficiency
Alexander Khaytin, Chief Operating Officer, Yandex Data Factory