Industrial IOT’s – Oilfield Automation at Lower Total Cost of Ownership

Management and Information

Course Description

This short course will discuss various “Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT)” technologies and their application to oilfield automation. The purpose of IIoT’s is to integrate sensing, communications and distributed analytics capabilities in helping the petroleum industry better manage existing assets at lower TCO. The goal is improving asset visibility and reliability, optimizing operations, and creating new value.

Learning Objective:

The emergence of IOT’s in oilfield operation require new skill sets and this course is intended to update the oilfield professionals.

Learning Level

Familiarity with oilfield practices

Course Length

0.5 days

Why Attend

A quick update on evolving technologies and their application in oil & gas.

Who Attends

This course is for oilfield professionals who would like to expand their knowledge and skill-set in Automation of oilfields using IIoT.


0.2 CEUs (Continuing Education Units) are awarded for this 0.5- day course.

Cancellation Policy

All cancellations must be received no later than 14 days prior to the course start date. Cancellations made after the 14-day window will not be refunded.  Refunds will not be given due to no show situations.

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Donald Paul is the Executive Director of the Energy Institute and holds the William M. Keck Chair of Energy Resources at the USC. He is a SPE Distinguished Member (2017), and received SPE Management and Information Award (2011). Dr. Paul had a distinguished career at Chevron, retiring in 2008 as the corporation's Vice President and Chief Technology Officer. He was also the President of Chevron Canadian. Dr. Paul's public service record is expansive. He was part of the 1997 Presidential Panel on Federal Energy Research and Development, the National Research Council, the Freedom Car and Fuel Board, and the 2007 landmark study by the National Petroleum Council for the Secretary of Energy. He was an advisor at MIT, Harvard, Rice, the University of Texas, energy companies, and technology firms. Dr. Paul is a graduate of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he received a B.S. in applied mathematics, a M.S. in geology and geophysics, and a Ph.D. in geophysics.