British Petroleum-led discussion of digital oilfield
modernization started the programme with following
sessions covering satcoms technologies and services supporting Industrial IoT,
advanced data analytics and big data management techniques, Cloud-based
applications, with expansion of in-orbital capability, development of digital
gateways, matching different service solutions to different oil & gas
The first panel was Communications Technology Solutions and Building the Digital Oilfield where we found out that the industrial IoT market is expected to be US$300 billion by 2020 and huge financial savings can be made if companies based their decisions on understanding the variety of satcom solutions.
Drew Klein, Vice President Sales & Marketing, C-COM
Robert Irvine, Global Account Manager Energy, SpeedCast
Jean-Michel Rouylou, Head of Enterprise Market, Newtec
Steve Chambers, Chief Operating Officer, Cloudsoft Corp.
Dawn Murray, Field Networks Service Delivery Manager, British Petroleum
The following panel Communications Service Solutions and Building the Digital Oilfield addressedOil & Gas investment in satcoms technology that led to increased efficiency, productivity, profit, safety and environmental control. It is apparent that the Oil & Gas sector recognizes satellite connectivity as the most important driver for Industrial IoT deployments.
Mike Manson, Sales Manager Oil and Gas, Telenor Satellite AS
Alessandro Caranci, Senior Vice President Satellite Communications, Telespazio
Further we found
that ‘Ground Stations as a Service’ are emerging to support CAPEX moving to
OPEX and FPAs will help reduce technical barriers to entry to satcoms solution
market which was discussed in the Digital
Oilfield Applications: Development and Roll-Out session.
Christian Rigal, Principal System Engineer, ViaSat
Theo Priestley, Chief Marketing Officer, WFS Technologies
Mark Lambert, Vice President Business Development, Kratos
Callum Norrie, Royal Society Entrepreneur in Residence, Heriot Watt University
Last session of
the day, Strategic Connectivity
Ecosystem: The Compliance Environment addressed the key element of critical
Oil & Gas infrastructure needing systems protection in real-time as well as
data transfer regulatory environment and Lawful Intercept rulings.
This highly informative event was well attended by key players in communications of the Oil & Gas sector. Thank you to all the participants, audience members who took an active part and our presenters and panellists. If you could not attend this time or are interested in referring to subject matter that was presented, you can download any or all presentations.