About this Workshop
Participants will share their experiences, successes, as well as challenges and failures in applying digital technologies.
The focus will be two-fold: firstly, to showcase existing examples of digitalisation that have changed the way we solve business challenges, the way we work, and the way we extract productivity efficiencies.
Secondly, as we enter this new exciting digital era, highlight the two bookends of implementing a digitalisation strategy: disruption and evolution. Some companies choose to disrupt the company culture at its core, whilst others choose to adapt a more gradual and evolutionary approach of a new technology. Both ultimately moving to the digital oil and gas company of the future… which approach has more wisdom, and which will add more ultimate value?
Participants will develop a shared perspective of where digitalisation has added value and where it is heading. This is not simply about applying a new technology, but is about changing the mind-set and company culture, along with building capabilities.
The workshop programme will also include a Hackathon where we will witness the outcome of teams competing to digitally solve an industry challenge.
Three days of informal discussions prompted by selected keynote presentations and discussions. Workshops maximise the exchange of ideas among attendees and presenters through brief technical presentations followed by extended Q&A periods. Focused topics attract an informed audience eager to discuss issues critical to advancing both technology and best practices. The majority of the presentations are in the form of case studies, highlighting engineering achievements, and lessons learnt. In order to stimulate frank discussion, no proceedings are published and the press is not invited to attend.
- Proceedings will not be published; therefore, formal papers and handouts are not expected from speakers.
- Work in progress, new ideas, and interesting projects are sought.
- Professionally-prepared visual aids are not required; handwritten view graphs are entirely acceptable.
- Note-taking by participants is encouraged.
Registrations will be accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis. The Steering Committee encourages attendance from those who can contribute to the workshop most effectively either in discussions or with posters. A mix of attendees in terms of geographic origin, companies, and disciplines will be encouraged.
In keeping with workshop objectives and the SPE mission, commercialism in posters or presentations will not be permitted. Company logos must be limited to the title slide and used only to indicate the affiliation of the presenter and others involved in the work.
All attendees will receive an attendance certificate attesting to their participation in the workshop. This certificate will be provided in exchange for a completed Workshop Questionnaire.
Continuing Education Units
Attendees at this workshop qualify for SPE Continuing Education Units (CEU) at the rate of 0.1 CEU per hour of the workshop.