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CONFERENCE DAY ONE: MONDAY, 25 APRIL 2016

08:00 Registration and refreshments
08:50 Chairman’s welcome remarks
09:00 Driving innovation and efficiency in the age of low oil price
  • Adapting to changes through technology integration and data analytics
  • Understanding how big data is changing the industry
  • Opportunities for process improvement and cost reduction offered by big data
09:30 Maximizing the benefit from technologies through big data enablers
  • Why approaching big data methodically is necessary for large upstream oil & gas organizations
  • Meeting the pre-requisites and identifying your big data enablers
  • Formulating a business-driven vision of upstream data services
  • Mastering transactional, analytical, real-time and unstructured data stores
  • Enabling big data to deliver richer analytics, machine learning and identify data correlations
Muhammad S. Khakwani, Lead Data Architect - Upstream Database Services, Saudi Aramco
10:00 Turning data into action
  • Utilising advanced technology to drive smarter operations
  • Enabling data exchange among business units
  • Supporting effective decision-making for streamlined processes
10:30 Networking coffee break
11:00 Panel Discussion: How can better data management drive business performance?
  • What is the link between managing your data and improved financial performance?
  • How can you account for data in management reports?
  • Assessing how big data can support critical, commercial decision-making
Jess B. Kozman, Regional Representative - Asia Pacific, Professional Petroleum Data Management (PPDM) Association
11:30 Generating value from the current technology trends
  • Applying data analysis for predictive maintenance
  • Utilising technology to organize data and empower decision makers
  • Gaining competitive advantage by lowering maintenance costs and minimizing downtime
12:00 Transparent machine learning for oil exploration

Hicham Houmane, Technical Data Officer, Zakum Development Company (ZADCO)
12:30 Networking tea break
13:00 Digitalizing your business with big data on the cloud as a service – the business value for the oil and gas industry
  • Assessing the need to place oil and gas data into the cloud (upstream and downstream)
  • Identifying and managing the challenges
  • The business value and operation benefits
  • Security, application isolation, agility and scalability
Awad ElSiddiq, Enterprise Technology Lead, ADNOC Distribution
13:30 Data security: awareness and control
  • Identifying ways to improve security of the valuable data
  • Protecting critical infrastructure from cyber threats
  • Discussing solutions for risk mitigation
14:00 Panel Discussion: IoT, big data, and cloud computing: How will converging technologies drive changes in the oil and gas sector?
  • What are the market trends and opportunities?
  • Assessing the infrastructure architecture required to keep up with data analytical capabilities
  • What hybrid solutions are available?
Awad ElSiddiq, Enterprise Technology Lead, ADNOC Distribution
Amit Kar, Information Management Lead, Basrah Gas Company, Shell International
14:30 Networking lunch and end of day one

CONFERENCE DAY TWO: TUESDAY, 26 APRIL 2016

08:00 Registration and refreshments
08:50 Chairman’s welcome remarks
09:00 Big data analytics value chain for oil and gas industry
  • Taking advantage of the big data analytics value chain (BDAVC)
  • Increasing the big data maturity score for the oil and gas industry
  • BDAVC in the oil well life cycle
Dr. Satyam Priyadarshy, Chief Data Scientist, Halliburton
09:30 Creating value from a 360° approach to data analysis
  • Removing silos to open up data across the value chain
  • Achieving an integration of analytical discourse from E&P engineers, data scientists and business leaders
  • Utilising the available "dark data" to gain even greater insights
Amit Kar, Information Management Lead, Basrah Gas Company, Shell International
10:00 Using analytics to ensure asset integrity
  • Driving efficiency and reliability with advanced real-time analytics
  • Creating optimal strategies through data analysis to manage assets proactively
  • Managing asset integrity risks for improved operations
10:30 Networking coffee break
11:00 Using geospatial data analytics for enhanced oil recovery, reservoir management and reserves optimization
  • Geospatial elements of oil and gas analytics data
  • Using analytics and mapping technologies to analyze the business impact of the position of assets
  • Verifying locations, acceptable tolerances and common issues with geospatial analytics
  • Retrieving datasets based on location with appropriate technologies
Jess B. Kozman, Regional Representative - Asia Pacific, Professional Petroleum Data Management (PPDM) Association
11:30 Transforming business operations through real-time data management
  • Enabling real-time data for optimized performance
  • Dealing with information management challenges
  • Maximising potential cost savings
12:00 The human factor in the data-driven transformation
  • Developing people capabilities inline with the new digital age in oil and gas
  • Change management as an integral part of successful data manipulation
  • Enforcing best practices through application of business process management tools
12:30 Networking tea break
13:00 Challenges and opportunities in optimizing oil well lifecycle with nanoscience and nanotechnology

Dr. Satyam Priyadarshy, Chief Data Scientist, Halliburton
13:30 Assessing the need for smart sensors in the field - the current challenges and future applications

Aamna Al Shehhi, Abu Dhabi Company for Onshore Petroleum Operations (ADCO)
14:00 Developing new semi-conductor and sensor technologies (gallium nitride / graphene)

Dr. Irfan A. Saadat, Professor Microsystems Engineering, Masdar Institute
14:30 Networking lunch and end of day two

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