SPE Workshop: Digitalisation: Disruption or Evolution? 8 - 10 Jul 2019 Taj Bangalore Hotel, Kempegowda International Airport Bengaluru, India

Agenda

Monday, July 08

11:00 - 11:30
11:30 - 13:00
13:00 - 14:00
14:00 - 15:30
Panel Session: Digitalisation: Disruption or Evolution? Meeting Room 7
Moderator(s) Jan Willem van der Lee, Shell-India
Speaker(s) Arthur de Fautereau, Cairn Oil & Gas, Vedanta Limited; Rahul Khare, Honeywell; Viren Kumar, Shell-India; Stuart Walley, Emerson; Shaji Zacharias, Wipro

Digitalisation is by far the hottest topic of 2018. Is it a hype? Have we quietly been moving for years from digitisation to digitalisation? AI existed 4 decades ago, so what has changed since then, that everyone has a story about AI, AA and ML?

Companies are at crossroads between causing disruption to the organisation, or taking a more-paced and gradual approach to changing the way work is done. The variables under consideration include the ability to upscale staff’s digital capabilities, the rapid changing digital landscape, and shifting company culture to the new digital world, along with proving that the promised efficiency gains exist.

This panel session’s objective is to debate whether it is best to treat digitalisation as disruptive or is it better to move in a more evolutionary way. We assume that the camps will be divided, but find out by attending this panel session!

Format:

1400-1410 hours:
Welcome and introductions by Jan Willem van der Lee, Shell-India

1410-1500 hours:
Panel Speaker Speech or Presentations and thoughts about the theme of the session

1500-1515 hours:
Q&A Session 

1515-1530 hours:
Wrap Up and Summary 

Arthur de Fautereau
COO & CTO, Cairn Oil & Gas
Vedanta Limited

Stuart Walley
Sales Director
Emerson

Shaji Zacharias
Industry Domain Head,
Wipro

Viren Kumar
Manager–Subsurface Advanced Analytics and Principal Technical Expert in Reservoir Analytics
Shell-India

Rahul Khare
Regional Business Leader–India & South Asia
Honeywell Connected Plant

Tuesday, July 09

08:30 - 09:00
09:00 - 10:30
Workshop Inauguration Meeting Room 7
Speaker(s) Anand Laxshmivarahan R, Cairn Oil & Gas, Vedanta Limited; David Butcher, Landmark Software and Services, Halliburton

 

Anand Laxshmivarahan R
Chief Digital Office,
Cairn Oil & Gas, Vedanta Limited

David Butcher
Technical Manager for MENA & APAC, Landmark Software and Services, Halliburton

Format
0900-0905hours - Safety Announcement

0905-0910hours - Welcome Address by Jan Willem van der Lee, Shell India

0910-0915hours - Lighting of Lamp

0915-0945 hours - Keynote Speech by Anand Laxshmivarahan R, Cairn Oil & Gas, Vedanta Limited 

0945-1015 hours - Keynote Speech by David Butcher, Landmark Software and Services, Halliburton

1015-1025 hours - Q&A

1025-1030 hours - Committee Members Recognition and Group Photograph

10:30 - 11:00
11:00 - 12:30
Session 1: Enhancing HSSE Using Digitalisation Meeting Room 7
Session Chairpersons Nikhil Kulkarni, Wipro; Jan Willem van der Lee, Shell-India
Speaker(s) Khushbu Chaudhary, Emerson; Swapneel Jain, Wipro; Jitesh Vij, Schlumberger

Health, Safety, Security, and Environment (HSSE) is fundamental to our industry’s reputation and for the license to operate. This applies everywhere, on-site or in the office, in our professional or personal environment!

Application of digital technologies is increasingly adding efficiency in analysing, monitoring, and improving all aspects of HSSE. For example, predictive technical monitoring (PTM) can ‘see’ catastrophic equipment failures before they happen, online analysis of safety events such as Learning from Incidents (LFIs) can then be disseminated faster, and IoT, using many sensors, respond faster to the right-side of the bow tie in case of an incident. Numerous innovative solutions are being deployed across the industry with exponential benefits. 

Data security is also a key concern for every entity in the world—public, private, and personal. Several preventive measures are adopted for data protection. Various technologies help use, store, and transfer data in a secure environment.

This session aims to enlighten where we see industry disruptions, as well as, ongoing evolutions in the dynamically changing ecosystem of HSSE.  

Presentation Information:

  • Khushbu Chaudhary, Emerson
    • Addressing Safety and Asset Performance through Digital Transformation
  • Swapneel Jain, Wipro
    • Embarking digital transformation in HSSE
  • Jitesh Vij, Schlumberger
    • Adding Physics to Machine Learning – Predictive Technical Monitoring (PTM) of Borehole Instability to Improve HSE
12:30 - 13:00
Keynote Speech Meeting Room 7
Speaker(s) Charles Johns, Schlumberger

Charles Johns
Global DoF Expert, Schlumberger

13:00 - 14:00
14:00 - 15:30
Session 2: Subsurface Meeting Room 7
Session Chairpersons Sanjay Chakraborty, Cairn Oil & Gas, Vedanta Limited; Sridharan Vallabhaneni, Landmark Software and Services, Halliburton
Speaker(s) Kumar Aditya, Schlumberger; Soma Koner, Cairn Oil & Gas, Vedanta Limited; Manu Ujjwal, Shell-India; Ashok Yadav, Reliance Industries Limited

Subsurface has always analysed large volumes and complex data, and the recent digital interventions promise creating huge value for the industry. With improved algorithms and high performance infrastructures at low costs, digital technologies are being applied for faster data access, greater insight, optimising subsurface workflows, and enabling better decision-making.

This session will focus on various initiatives, case studies, and the possibilities of digital interventions that are emerging in subsurface workflows. Of particular importance will be the application of machine learning, artificial intelligence, and cloud computing in increasing the efficiency of subsurface geoscience, reservoir engineering, and production operation workflows. Speakers are expected to elicit how these digital technologies will be supporting or replacing existing workflows and generating values for their organisations. Speakers will also reflect on what the word "success" means in these contexts and the best possible ways to measure.

Presentation Information:

  • Kumar Aditya, Schlumberger
    • Artificial Intelligence, Automation and Cloud Computing Enable Faster Turnaround in the Exploration-to-Production Life Cycle - Anadarko and Woodside Energy 
  • Soma Koner, Cairn Oil & Gas, Vedanta Limited
    • An Automated tool to compliment the petrophysical interpretation of pay zones
  • ​​​Manu Ujjwal, Shell-India
    • ​​Rapid Insights Into Waterflood Management Using Advanced Analytics 
  • Ashok Yadav, Reliance Industries Limited
    • K-Means Clustering to improve Seismic Reservoir Characterization
15:30 - 16:00
16:00 - 17:30
Session 3: Wells 1 Meeting Room 7
Session Chairpersons Manav Kanwar, SK Oilfield Equipment; A. Reghu Padmanabhan, Weatherford
Speaker(s) Arjit Gidwani, Schlumberger; Derek Nadhan, eDrilling; Rahul Saraf, Landmark Software and Services, Halliburton; Utkarsh Vijayvargia, Cairn Oil & Gas, Vedanta Limited;

The construction and maintenance of a wellbore has over the years undergone tremendous technological innovations. Recently, from mathematical modelling to advanced simulations, the understanding of actual well conditions has only grown in precision. Wholly integrated digital approaches to business processes through the means of software has ensured elimination of subjectivity related to human interventions. This is reflected in operations where the possibility of overlooking minute details by the human eye has been reduced. Digitalisation and automation of processes ensure that all parameters affecting well performance in terms of productivity are monitored and maintained consistently. The advent of machine learning and artificial intelligence have further given us the opportunity to comprehend dependencies of various parameters on each other through data analytics, which can serve as a building block for complete automation of well activities in the future and increase visibility inside the well. 

The session will discuss the current and upcoming digital processes in place to reduce cost and time in drilling, completions, interventions, thereby improving the integrity of the well.

Presentation Information:

  • ​​​Arjit Gidwani, Schlumberger
    • ​Enhanced success rate in FPWD operations using Big Data Analysis
  • ​​​Derek Nadhan, eDrilling
    • ​Optimizing the Drilling of Wells and Lowering the Operational Costs Using Digital Twin Technology
  • Rahul Saraf, Landmark Software and Services, Halliburton

    • Digital Well Planning and Data Driven Drilling Operations

  • Utkarsh Vijayvargia, Cairn Oil & Gas, Vedanta Limited
    • A Smart Software System for Well Integrity Management

 

17:30 - 18:00
18:00 - 19:30

Wednesday, July 10

08:30 - 09:00
09:00 - 09:30
Keynote Speech Meeting Room 7
Speaker(s) Pallav Sarma, Tachyus

Pallav Sarma
Chief Scientist
Tachyus

 

09:30 - 11:00
Session 4: Wells 2 Meeting Room 7
Session Chairpersons Vibhor Aggarwal, Shell-India; Nikhil Chaturvedi, SAP-Tokyo
Speaker(s) Siddharth Mishra, Schlumberger; Vividh Paliwal, Landmark Software and Services, Halliburton; Sudeshna Basu and Gaurav Sharma, Cairn Oil & Gas, Vedanta Limited

The construction and maintenance of a wellbore has over the years undergone tremendous technological innovations. Recently, from mathematical modelling to advanced simulations, the understanding of actual well conditions has only grown in precision. Wholly integrated digital approaches to business processes through the means of software has ensured elimination of subjectivity related to human interventions. This is reflected in operations where the possibility of overlooking minute details by the human eye has been reduced. Digitalisation and automation of processes ensure that all parameters affecting well performance in terms of productivity are monitored and maintained consistently. The advent of machine learning and artificial intelligence have further given us the opportunity to comprehend dependencies of various parameters on each other through data analytics, which can serve as a building block for complete automation of well activities in the future and increase visibility inside the well. 

The session will discuss the current and upcoming digital processes in place to reduce cost and time in drilling, completions, interventions, thereby improving the integrity of the well.

Presentation Information:

  • ​Siddharth Mishra, Schlumberger
    • Interpretation & Product Delivery Assistant (IPDA) – Transforming Pipe Evaluation Answer Products
  • Vividh Paliwal, Landmark Software and Services, Halliburton
    • Well Engineering Automation Case Study:  Data Insights
  • ​Sudeshna Basu and Gaurav Sharma, Cairn Oil & Gas, Vedanta Limited
    • ​Maximizing value through novel PDMS based on automated well test validation, virtual rate metering & production allocation 
11:00 - 11:30
11:30 - 12:00
Keynote Speech Meeting Room 7
Speaker(s) Rangarajan Vasudevan, TheDataTeam

Rangarajan Vasudevan
Founder and CEO
TheDataTeam

 

12:00 - 13:30
Session 5: Asset Management–Intelligent, Insightful, Intuitive Meeting Room 7
Session Chairpersons Balasubramanian Krishnamoorthy, Reliance Industries Limited; Dhaval Trivedi, Kongsberg
Speaker(s) Nikhil Chaturvedi, SAP-Tokyo; Hitesh Dalal, Reliance Industries Limited; Viren Kumar, Shell-India; Nirbhay Mishra, Schlumberger

The oil and gas sector is a highly asset-intensive industry. New wells are drilled regularly in remote and hostile locations and getting help and expertise is generally a problem. This results significant downtime in production and can lead to serious issues related to environment and safety.

Thus asset management offers a powerful platform to maximise reliability, availability, and safety of assets in the oil and gas industry. Asset management encompasses the capabilities of data capture, integration, visualisation, and analytics tied together for the explicit purpose of improving the operational performance of physical assets. It includes the concepts of condition monitoring, predictive forecasting, and reliability-centered maintenance (RCM), risk-based inspection (RBI), quantitative risk assessment (QRA), and safety integrity level (SIL).

Asset management issues are better addressed using digital twins. The digital twin is a digital, virtual representation of an asset, maintained throughout the lifecycle and easily accessible at any time It consists of two main components: a process representation and a plant representation.

The process representation is a digital replica of the process and automation system that enables testing of the process and control infrastructure, safety logic, and operating procedures before start-up. The plant representation is a smart 3D viewer for the entire topsides that provides access to equipment, maintenance, and real-time operations data for construction, commissioning, and maintenance planning complemented by AR and VR technologies.

This session will focus on various digital technologies and solutions used to manage oil and gas companies assets that drive efficiency and reduce costs while effectively managing operational risk and safety.

Presentation Information:

  • Nikhil Chaturvedi, SAP-Tokyo
    • Title - TBA
  • Hitesh Dalal, Reliance Industries Limited
    • Digital Engineering and Construction
  • Viren Kumar, Shell-India
    • Enhancing Asset Management using Text Analytics
  • Nirbhay Mishra, Schlumberger
    • Online Flow Assurance Solution 
13:30 - 14:30
14:30 - 16:00
Session 6: Production Optimisation Meeting Room 7
Session Chairpersons Avi Aggarwal, Schlumberger; Niket Misra, Microsoft-India
Speaker(s) Yogesh Gaikwad, Kongsberg; Manish Kumar, Cairn Oil & Gas, Vedanta Limited; Sambit Kumar, Shell-India; Rahul Saraf, Landmark Software and Services, Halliburton

Production optimisation refers to the various activities of measuring, analysing, modelling, prioritising, and implementing actions to enhance productivity of a field: reservoir/well/surface. It is a fundamental practice to ensure recovery of developed reserves with maximum returns. The advancements in sensor technologies and widening connectivity of devices (IoT) are creating a vast pool of 24x7 wells, equipment, and facilities with real-time data enabling field staff to respond faster to events and trends. The new advanced data analytics (ML and AI) when clubbed with engineering tools, open ways to identify optimisation opportunities, foresee events, and act in a timely fashion. This reduces downtime and deferred production, lowers cost, increases integrity and improves HSE.

The focus of the session is to show how automation, advanced data analysis, and connected devices can be used to accelerate and improve decision-making in production and operations, leading to efficiency gains.

Presentation Information:

  • Yogesh Gaikwad, Kongsberg
    • Production Optimization & Predictive Decision Support Using Hybrid Approach
  • Manish Kumar, Cairn Oil & Gas, Vedanta Limited
    • Artificial Lift Optimization With Data Based Predictive Approach For Pre-emptive Changeovers Of Jet Pump In Polymer Flooded Field
  • Sambit Kumar, Shell-India
    • Asset-wide optimisation – how a Real-Time Integrated Production System Model for Optimisation keeps the lights on in Brunei.
  • Rahul Saraf, Landmark Software and Services, Halliburton
    • Artificial Lift Management at Scale Using Data Driven Technologies
16:00 - 16:30
16:30 - 18:00
Session 7: Data Management: The Challenge Continues Meeting Room 7
Session Chairpersons Vividh Paliwal, Landmark Software and Services, Halliburton; Arunabha Sen, McDermott
Speaker(s) Ashish Fatnani, Landmark Software and Services, Halliburton; Jonathan King, McDermott International; Viren Kumar, Shell-India; Bhushan Patil, Cairn Oil & Gas, Vedanta Limited

Oil and gas data management has been a mainstream activity for a decade now. Operators and service providers have been struggling to get the required and accurate information from their data, and still face challenges with the interpretation and visualisation of the collected data. However, implementing successful data and information management strategies remains the key to driving an organisation’s operational efficiency. Data generation has increased multi-fold in the last decade due to the innovations in real-time and GIS technologies. The new storage solutions have solved the constraints of storing petabytes of data. Digital transformation can help oil and gas companies to make huge strides to improve the way they manage their data and information. Enterprise data management, well logging data analysis, data monitoring of surveillance systems, and many more functions can be effectively managed by a central data management centre ensuring improved data governance, quality, and security. Growing volume, diversity, and complexity of data constraints oil and gas specialists to perform non-value added data management operational activities.

This session will focus on innovation in data management activities, technology solutions, frameworks, and case studies for effective oil and gas data management. Along with demonstrating business value through technology innovation leveraging with next generation technologies like big data, cloud enablement, data lake, etc. 

Presentation Information:

  • Ashish Fatnani, Landmark Software and Services, Halliburton
    • Petro-Technical data management project focus on data quality and standardization. Case Study: Thrust belts and forelands of Colombian basins
  • Johnathan King, McDermott International
    • Winning with Digital in the EPCI Industry
  • Viren Kumar, Shell-India
    • Performance Based Forecast Automation and Analysis Using Advanced Analytics
  • Bhushan Patil, Cairn Oil & Gas, Vedanta Limited
    • Automation of Well Services Job Scheduling and Data Visualization

 

18:00 - 18:30
Workshop Closing Remarks and Vote of Thanks by SPE Meeting Room 7

Format:

  • Best Presentation Recognition
  • Scribe Recognition 
  • Workshop Summary by:
    • Jan Willem van der Lee, Shell-India (Workshop Chairperson)
    • Sanjay Chakraborty, Cairn Oil & Gas, Vedanata Limited (Workshop Co-Chairperson)
  • Vote of Thanks by SPE