SPE Asia Pacific Digital Week Symposium 19 - 20 Sep 2018 DoubleTree by Hilton Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia


Wednesday, September 19

09:00 - 10:30
Opening, Keynote and Executive Plenary Session on "Revolution or Evolution for Oil and Gas?" Ballroom B, Level 10
Moderator(s) Aravindh Kaniappan, Symposium Co-Chair, Sales and Commercial Director – APAC, Baker Hughes, a GE company
Speaker(s) Wan Shamilah Wan Muhammad Saidi, Petronas

Keynote Speaker(s):


Wan Shamilah Wan Muhammad Saidi
Symposium Co-Chair
Chief Digital Officer

Session Chair(s):

Aravindh Kaniappan
Symposium Co-Chair
Sales and Commercial Director – APAC
Baker Hughes, a GE company

Executive Plenary Speaker(s):


Edward Graham
President and Chairman
ExxonMobil Exploration & Production Malaysia Inc. 

Shashank Panchangam
Digital Officer - Middle East, North Africa and Asia Pacific

Tan Tze Meng
Head – Data Cloud
Enabling Ecosystem
Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC)

Mohd Shahrizal Yang Razalli
Head of the Office of the EVP and CEO - Downstream

Vinit Hansamuit
Senior Vice President
Technology and Knowledge Management Division

10:30 - 11:00
Coffee Break/Knowledge Sharing ePoster Session 1 Foyer, Level 10
Station 1

Using Advanced Technology to Increase Production on Mature Fields

Kevin Wade, Process System Enterprise
Station 2

Prioritising Solutions – Balancing Protective, Detective and Corrective Controls

Edward Turkaly, Baker Hughes, A GE company    

11:00 - 12:30
Panel Session 1: Do We Deploy, or Do We Curate? Ballroom B, Level 10
Moderator(s) Azizul Atemin, Manager, PETRONAS; Nurfitrah Mat Noh, SIS Drilling Solutions and NExT Business Manager – South East, Schlumberger

With so many digital strategy options available, how does an organisation decide? What are the scenarios for organisations in the digital transition (i.e. how organisations incorporate industry 4.0)?

This panel session will discuss and debate past practices and key decision-making factors for preparing an organisation to move into the digital era.

  • Definition of Digitalisation: Digitisation vs. Digitalisation vs. Transformation
  • What Gets the Most Value for the Business – Ready Solutions vs. Open Source
  • Readiness of Organisation
  • Digitalisation impetus! (When Did the BOOM Start?)
  • Industrial Revolution 4.0 (How it Instigated the Digitalisation Boom)
  • What Technologies Sparked the Revolution? (IOTs, Cloud Computing, EDGE computing)
  • Great Examples of Digital Transformation (Experience sharing)
  • Digitalisation Strategies (Examples/Case Studies/Lessons Learned) – What to Consider. Why, When and How?

Session Chair(s):

Azizul Atemin

Nurfitrah Mat Noh
SIS Drilling Solutions and NExT Business Manager – South East Asia


Azlinda Ozair
Digital Accelerator

Juan Carlos Gonzalez Bonilla
Digital Strategy and Transformation Advisor

Kok Mun Ho
Account Director

12:30 - 14:00
13:15 - 13:45
Knowledge Sharing ePoster Session 2 Foyer, Level 10
Station 1

Blockchains in Broad Strokes: Fundamentals and Applications in Global Oil and Gas

Kireet Chandra Joshi, Rasesh Saraiya, Arvind Kumar, Subhadeep Sarka and Chandan Majumdar, Schlumberger      

Station 2

Pressure Card for Pumpjack Downhole Pump Diagnostics

Tokunosuke Ito, Toku Industry  Inc.

14:00 - 15:30
Session 1: Corporate Initiatives towards Digitalisation Ballroom B, Level 10
Session Chairpersons Ali Sabzabadi, PETRONAS; Christopher Bark, Deloitte

New Generation of an Integrated Subsurface Engineering Data Management System based on Open Source Platforms

Sugiyanto Sowono, Alvine Winardi Tammala, Salma Alkindira, Kevin Tja and Ori Ishadora, PT Medco E&P Indonesia

Improving the Upstream Business Using RWFM in Digital Fields

Victor Hugo Hamdan Bagnon and Anwar Husen Akbar Ali, PETRONAS Carigali Sdn Bhd

Developing Effective Digital Roadmap for an E&P Company

Mousumi Deka and Atindra Roychoudhury, Oil India Ltd

Data Analytics via Online Operational Data Management System (ODMS) for Malaysia Petroleum Arrangement Contractor (PAC)

Mohd Hisham Md Noor, PETRONAS
14:00 - 15:30
Session 2: Lifecycle of Analytics/Data Infrastructure Hibiscus Room, Level 10
Session Chairpersons Michelle Lim, PETRONAS

Edge Analytics – Using IIoT to Predict Artificial Lift Failure

Fahd Saghir, Schneider Electric

Uncover Hidden Secrets in Your Data with Applied AI

Santosh Golecha and Howard Shaw, Baker Hughes, a GE company

Performance Based Forecast Automation and Analysis Using Advanced Analytics

Alok Kaushik, Viren Kumar and Ellen Zijlstra, Shell India Markets Pvt Ltd

Cloud Computing: A Global Oil and Gas Perspective

Kireet Chandra Joshi, Arvind Kumar, Rasesh Saraiya, Subhadeep Sarkar, Chandreyi Chatterjee, Siddhartha Nahar and Chandan Majumdar, Schlumberger India

15:30 - 16:00
Coffee Break/Knowledge Sharing ePoster Session 3 Foyer, Level 10
Station 1

Marine Digitalisation Towards Operational Excellence

Shivan Nair Krishnan Unni, Bumi Armada Berhad          

Station 2

Application of Robotic Process Automation (RPA) in Seismic Data Management

Anshu Nath Banerjee, Tech Mahindra Ltd

16:00 - 17:30
Session 3: Realising Business Value Ballroom B, Level 10
Session Chairpersons Sridharan Chandrasekaran, Petrolink; Azizul Atemin, PETRONAS; Sumeth Anantasate, PTTEP

Multiwell Deconvolution as Important Guideline to Production Optimisation

Arthur Aslanyan, Nafta

Machine Learning Methodologies Predict Facies Classification from Well Logs

David Dozoul, SAS Institute Inc

Enhancing Asset Management Using Text Analytics

Alok Kaushik, Gaurav Modi, Viren Kumar, Rahul Agrawal and Bianca Molleri, Shell India Markets Pvt Ltd

Data Analytics: Applying ML for Casing Failure

Christine Noshi, Texas A&M University

16:00 - 17:30
Session 4: Data Driven Modelling (Surface/Subsurface) Hibiscus Room, Level 10
Session Chairpersons Mohd Azra Ahmad, Baker Hughes, A GE company; Vipin Prakash Gupta, PETRONAS

Estimation of Core-Permeability Using Machine Learning

Ajit Muley and Nikhil Kumar, Shell Technology Center Bangalore

Machine Learning Based 3D Porosity Prediction

Sridharan Vallabhaneni and Rahul Saraf, Halliburton

Digital Strategy and Disruptive Technology Doesn't Mean Abandon What We Already Know: Integrating Modern Data Science with the Reservoir Understanding

Lewis Yim, Tachyus

Pipeline Leak Detection and Localisation using IIoT Pressure-Measurement System

Tokunosuke Ito, Toku Industry Inc

17:30 - 18:30

Thursday, September 20

09:00 - 10:30
Panel Session 2: Digital Transformation – What Comes First: Culture, Technology or Application? Ballroom B, Level 10
Moderator(s) Michelle Lim, PETRONAS; Jonathan Lee Seng Wei, SAS Malaysia; Robert Do, ZEDI

While technology is an important element of digital transformation ecosystems, we also recognise that going digital is so much more than just a technology conversation. It’s also about organisational agility and digital mindset where cultural transformation plays a pivotal role in driving the success of digital transformation.

This panel session will discuss and debate which comes first in digital transformation. Is culture a key determinant of successful digital transformation, or is it technology/application? How is fostering digital culture defined in value, characteristics and behavior? What role does culture and technology play in an organisation digital transformation journey?

Session Chair(s):

Michelle Lim
Head – Information Management

Robert Do
Director, Platform Business Development and Partnerships>


Salis S. Aprilian
President Director
Digital Energy Asia

Chan Tuck Leong
Digital Accelerator

Tokunosuke Ito
President and CEO
Toku Industry Inc

10:30 - 11:00
Coffee Break/Knowledge Sharing ePoster Session 4 Foyer, Level 10
Station 1

Petroleum Flight Simulations with PetroCup

Arthur Aslanyan, Nafta 

Station 2

Additive Manufacturing as an Enabler of Digital Spare Parts Ecosystem - Challenges and Solutions for Certification of Parts

Dr. Ing. Sastry Kandukuri, DNV GL Singapore

11:00 - 12:30
Session 5: Digital Enablement - Production Operations Management Ballroom B, Level 10
Session Chairpersons Robert Do, ZEDI; Lee Hin Wong, Schlumberger; Ahmed Elbershini Ibrahim, Baker Hughes, A GE company

Prediction of Surge Volumes Using Machine Learning

Sahil Masand, Wood

Agile Digital Twins to Aid Concept Selection, a New Solution to an Old Problem

John Ciccarelli, io oil & gas consulting

Commissioning and Enhancing Real Time Engineering Surveillance Tool

Salman Naufal, Cindy Chairunissa and Thomas Andrianto, ExxonMobil Cepu Ltd

Data Analytics Driven Forecasting Reduces Uncertainties of Short and Medium Term Production Estimations and Provides High Degree of Enterprise Level Automation

Vipin Prakash Gupta, PETRONAS

11:00 - 12:30
Session 6: Data Readiness and Value Hibiscus Room, Level 10
Session Chairpersons Nurfitrah Mat Noh, Schlumberger; Jason Kok Chin Hwa, AppSmiths Technology

Big Data: Volume and Value

Sandeep Ghadge, Druva Inc

How Much Does Oil & Gas Data Worth?

Carlos Damski, Genesis Petroleum Technologies

Unstructured Data to Digital Repository to Insights to Actions

Alok Kaushik and Agrawal Rahul Vijaykumar, Shell India Markets Pvt Ltd

Big Data Management and its Role for Artificial Intelligence and Challenges

Jawad Ali Khan, Imtaiz Ali and Israr Ahmed, Oil & Gas Development Company Ltd; Ishrat Ahmed, Imperial Collage London

12:30 - 14:00
14:00 - 15:30
Session 7: Digital Twin Evolution - Digital World to Physical World Ballroom B, Level 10
Session Chairpersons Carlos Damski, Genesis Petroleum Technologies; Fahd Saghir, Schneider Electric

A Comparative Study of Machine Learning Techniques for Facies Characterisation and Log Reconstruction

Subhadeep Sarkar, Anany Tripathi, Rasesh Saraiya, Arvind Kumar, Chandan Majumdar and Kireet Chandra Joshi, Schlumberger

Visual Asset Management of Shell “E” Platform

Morgan Ting and Khin Fah Bong, Sarawak Shell Berhad

Roadmap for Remote Controlled Offshore Operations

Matteo Ducceschi, Frederic Lan Shun, Lorenzo Penati, Andrea Boscacci, Luca Pagani and Roberto Bruschi, Saipem

Asset Management Optimisation -  Achieving Significant Impact in a Practical Way

Carlos Tello, Larry Denver and Omar Iskandar, OVS Group

14:00 - 15:30
Session 8: Automation of Integrated Operations Hibiscus Room, Level 10
Session Chairpersons Georg Zangl, ZET Systems; Vipin Prakash Gupta, PETRONAS

Integrated Operation for Gas Lift Optimisation: A Successful Story at Peninsular Malaysia Field

Wan Mohamad Anas Wan Khairul Anuar, Khaled Badawy, Khairul Azhar, Mohd Razik and Siti Nur Khatiejah, PETRONAS Carigali Sdn Bhd; Rajesh Trivedi and Nghia Vo Tri, Schlumberger

Operational Spare Parts Stocking Strategy in Predictive Environment

Muhammad Hami Asma’I Ismail, SPIE Oil and Gas Services

Automation of Gas Gathering Network Design

Jeremy Hayden, LogiCamms

Digital Well and Oilfield Aspiration Forging Ahead with Value Proposition and Efficiency - Powered by All Electric Integrated Intelligent Completion (IC)

Tan Chee Seong and Sanggeetha Kalidas, Schlumberger (WTA) Sdn Bhd

15:30 - 16:00
Coffee Break/Knowledge Sharing ePoster Session 5 Foyer, Level 10
Station 1

The Maze of Data – A Journey of a Thousand Miles Begins with…

Shok Han Phuah, Schlumberger        

Station 2

Pressure Balance for Leakage Detection System

Tokunosuke Ito, Toku Industry Inc

16:00 - 17:30
Panel Session 3: Maintaining Quality, Safety and Security – Risks of Digitalisation Ballroom B, Level 10
Moderator(s) Mohd Azra Ahmad, Digital Country Lead - ASEAN, Baker Hughes, a GE company; Lee Hin Wong, Regional Business Development Manager - Asia, Schlumberger

Digitalisation involves the introduction of digital technology, such as computer engineering methods and tools, to replace, streamline or automate manual and physical tasks. In the petroleum industry, this will involve the increased use of integrated operations, remote operations, automation, robot technology, artificial intelligence (AI) and access to computer resources in order to analyse large volumes of data.

This development is capable of producing more efficient work processes, replacing manual labour, yielding better analysis and improved decision-making. This may provide clear benefits for health, safety and the environment (HSE) and increased efficiency. The development may also bring challenges, notably concerning situational awareness, information security, human error and sabotage. This panel session will discuss the need for the industry to actively monitor changes related to risk resulting from digitalisation.

Session Chair(s):

Mohd Azra Ahmad
Digital Country Lead - ASEAN
Baker Hughes, a GE company

Lee Hin Wong
Regional Business Development Manager, Asia


Howard Marshall
Director of Cyber Threat Intelligence

Edward Turkaly
Cyber Security Sales Engineer
Baker Hughes, a GE company

Thillai Raj T Ramanathan
Chief Technology Officer

Amir A. Samad
Head – Enterprise Info Security

Mayur Udayrao Deshpande
Cloud Security Champion