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2020 Agenda

It’s clear that if oil & gas companies want to grow market share and be competitive, they need to understand and implement data driven production methods…and fast.

At DDDP, over 50 of the world's leading data driven experts will share insights and solutions that are being used to drive the digital revolution in oil and gas. Whether you're looking to hear from leading operating companies, innovative tech start-ups, tech giants or household oil and gas service companies, DDDP has it all.


A great venture to change how we work in digital era

- Suncor Energy

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  • Plenary Sessions
  • Drilling Track: Automate, Integrate, Collaborate
  • Production Track: Pumping Up Production Through Optimization

Day 1

Plenary Sessions

Session 1: Strategizing for Industry 4.0

Introduction & Welcome

Keynote: Steering Towards Industry 4.0: Industry Achievements and The Next Steps

  • Recognize the successes, challenges and failures faced during a major operator’s digital transformation journey, including specific case studies on what has and hasn’t worked
  • Understand the industry’s progress in implementing digital and what challenges are being faced today
  • Look towards the future of the digital upstream, understanding how to turn ideas into reality and radically reduce the production price per barrel

Keynote Presentation: Dell EMC – Topic coming soon

Panel: ‘Necessity is the Mother of Invention’: Overcoming the Downturn with Data Driven Solutions

  • With tighter capital markets and lower rig counts, see with practical case studies of how doubling down on digital can reduce price per barrel and optimize operational workflows
  • Get the latest insight from industry leaders on how to leverage technology to maximize ROI, including the benefits of cloud computing and intelligent Edge solutions
  • Learn how to implement strategies that can drive innovative and enduring business models

Reuters Editorial Panel: Digitizing the Oilfield

Panel: Female Trailblazers Framing the Future of Upstream O&G

  • Hear top female executives discuss how they are using the downturn of the industry as a catalyst for change within their organizations both digitally and culturally
  • Recognize the benefits of diversifying the talent pool and what steps must be taken to integrate proven, powerful and effective business strategy in operations
  • Pick the brains of the most forward-thinking female leaders in digital O&G and hear how they navigated their way to the top

The Birth of a New Market: Using Digital for Lower Carbon Operations

  • Understand how advanced predictive maintenance can reduce total operation's time; thereby reducing your asset’s footprint
  • Discover how connected technologies are refining maintenance procedures, delivering accurate emissions information and providing insightful data to advance onsite production strategies through the cloud
  • Leverage drones and advanced sensors to detect gas leakage: reduce your footprint -increase your bottom-line

Presentation: The Open Subsurface Data Universe

  • Issue 2 of the OSDU: Understand why this open forum has attracted so many owners from around the world
  • Learn how vendors, academia, and operators are scaling innovation in advanced analytics, AI and Deep Learning across upstream O&G

Panel: Getting to Scale With IT/OT Convergence

  • Recognize the need for a common set of standards when melding OT and IT that meet stringent operational rules but also allow for information sharing across the organization
  • Learn how IIoT has broken down barriers between IT and OT, creating insights which lead to faster, smarter decision-making
  • Recognize what's new in the IT product space for effective installation and delivery and how to scale this across the business

Panel: The Power of Knowledge Management

  • Learn about the optimal strategies focusing how best to transfer the wisdom of the ageing workforce to data-savvy millennials
  • Identify opportunities to increase collaboration across the value chain and learn how to hand-off data between drilling and production
  • Integrate forward forecasts with more planning modules to see how the maximum value of an asset can be achieved

Presentation: To Build or Buy

  • Take a strategic look at the benefits of building out your own software development vs. contracting externally to maximize efficiency
  • Understand the risk vs. pay-off in being the first to invest in new technologies
  • See the benefits of using ‘off-the-shelf’ technologies vs. customized solutions and how this can impact on cost-efficiency and usability

Reuters Fireside Chat: Using Blockchain To Revolutionize Upstream

Day 2

Drilling Track

Production Track

Panel: Integrated Drilling - A Holistic Approach to Well Construction by IADD

  • Discover how a more holistic and collaborative approach can result in game-changing synergistic performance improvements with this forward-thinking case study
  • Learn how integrating drilling systems can lead to better project management and improved well designs at lower rates
  • Understand how operators, contractors and the supply chain can utilize superior data standards models to improve operational ability and cut drilling accuracy in the field

Panel: Using Operational Data Analytics to Optimize Production

  • Get the inside scoop on visualizing, interacting and cross-filtering bigger data sets and extrapolating better data analytics with transformative efficiency
  • Recognize common challenges faced when implementing high-order digital analytics models and how best to overcome these
  • Hear best practices on establishing a business case for data analytics including demonstrating ROI and understanding what’s possible for analytics in E&P operations

Making Invisible Lost Time (ILT) Visible with KPIs and Analytics

  • Learn how to measure ILT by analyzing individual KPIs assigned to particular operations and crew
  • Discover how advanced near-real-time automated analytics improves transparency in crew performance
  • Understand why eliminating ILT in drilling processes to reduce well delivery time is particularly valuable for the cost-sensitive and high-intensity unconventional market

Presentation: Leveraging Technologies to Drive Production Efficiency Initiatives

  • Hear the latest advances within IOT, AI & machine learning and how these can be used to drive production efficiencies
  • Understand how technology advances are helping various operators support other projects which are currently underway to improve efficiencies and how they are maximizing production efficiencies
  • Improve overall asset performance and profitability by managing consolidated real-time data metrics across various sub-systems

Presentation: Data on Demand: Scale-up with Data Standards

  • Get the low-down on the importance of data standards when scaling from digital proof of concept to operational deployment across the business
  • Look at how WebSocket’s have transformed real-time data analytics, increasing communication speed across organizations upon deployment
  • Understand the challenges faced when scaling-up in-house software, including accessing bigger data sets and extrapolating data to better utilize analytics tools

Panel: Collaboration and Cross-Training

  • How to train a diversified workforce and communicate technology solutions to different levels of ability across the company
  • Hear how one European operator ensured all employees had a ‘digital license’, future-proofing their operational strategy through industry 4.0
  • Understand how investing in human capital and development programs can promote new digital thinking and maximize operational efficiency

Panel: Avoiding Non-Productive Time Using Predictive Analytics

  • Discussing various ways to reduce NPT by uncovering hidden patterns in data from the formation and operational parameters to identify optimal conditions for every stage of drilling
  • Learn how data-driven analytics provide a deeper and broader understanding of the entire reservoir development process to reduce risk and deliver full-cycle returns
  • See how predictive maintenance exploits real-time and historical data to spot performance patterns and machinery reliability

Panel: Lifting Operations with Automation

  • Understand how production automation can monitor artificial lift, separation, compression and other well site processes to streamline efficiencies and avoid unnecessary downtime
  • Discover how AI and machine-learning can help to preserve legacy data sets from the ageing workforce, further ensuring years of expertise are not lost as the industry heads towards a retirement cliff
  • Get industry insight on the tough questions concerning self-diagnostic equipment

Panel: Catapulting Upstream into the Digital Age: Automated Robotic Drilling Systems

  • Find out how Robotic Drilling Systems can improve operations flexibility, create precise operations and decrease manual labour
  • Recognize remote-operating capabilities to improve efficiency and safety as well as cutting downtime by 20%
  • Discover how optimized operations can support closed-loop control of assets and processes without the need for human intervention beyond supervisory control

Presentation: Production Data Management

  • Discover how to create an accurate data reading through production data management systems and rectify years of inaccurate production data
  • Learn how to improve data management by developing your workflow
  • Hear how to enable direct data capture and validation from field locations to implement consistent workflows for production data collection, allocation, and reporting

Panel: Living on the Edge: Bringing Cloud Computing One Step Closer

  • An insightful look at how edge has enabled more data to get from the field faster and into more software packages, leading to better integrated systems
  • Understand the possibilities that edge computing provide vs. cloud-based services, recognizing where it can interface with DCS to automate and remove human interface
  • Identify extensions to the current edge computing model which have the potential to enhance the device functionalities

Panel: Bytes to Barrels - Data-Assimilation and Deep Learning for Real-Time Production Prediction

  • Find out how to convert information from real-time and historic data into actionable insights and promote effective, safe, and efficient operation
  • Learn how data from multiple sources can be used to train a predictive model that can foresee imminent failures
  • See how an integrated ecosystem is the key to monitoring and data optimization

Presentation: Diving Deeper Into Downhole Drilling

  • Discover how downhole digital technology in drilling environments can lower cost-per-foot drilled
  • Get the lowdown on downhole sensors to get more accurate information that goes past the surface
  • Learn in this case study how advanced analytics are used to combine real-time downhole drilling data with production data from nearby wells

Presentation: Digital Twin Technology: Beyond the Buzz

  • Delve deeper into the power of Digital Twins with this real-life case study from a major operator
  • Learn how to access information and health of an asset easily through tag searching
  • Find out how to implement the technology and see the challenges/benefits involved in bringing your assets to life ahead of time

2019 Agenda Highlights:

Live technology showcase - ‘shark tank’ style Live technology showcase -
‘shark tank’ style
Maintenance & Reliability Live
operator demos
Shutdowns & Turnarounds Day long drilling track supported by IADD
Interactive cybersecurity workshop 4 Interactive
Technology zone - try out the latest gadgets Technology zone - try out the latest gadgets
New networking breakfast Networking

2020 Sponsors Already Confirmed:

Headline Sponsor

  • dell emc

Digital Field Solutions Partner

  • RigUp

Gold Sponsors

  • schlumberger

Silver Sponsors

  • GE-servicemax
  • Pachyderm
  • Redhat

Bronze Sponsor

  • DataGumbo

Pre-Networking Drinks Sponsor



  • Wipro Limited


  • Beyond Limits
  • cloudera
  • Confluent
  • dell emc
  • detechtion-technologies
  • Denodo
  • epam
  • Geologic
  • GE-servicemax
  • Infrastructure Networks
  • llamazoo
  • Lavoro
  • MemSQL
  • MongoDB
  • omnisci
  • The open group
  • osperity
  • Pachyderm
  • peloton
  • Redhat
  • rignet
  • RigUp
  • schlumberger
  • Signal Fire
  • Timescale

Industry Partners

  • energistics
  • Houston Exponential
  • IADD
  • Revonos
  • stepchange

Media Partners

  • Industrial Tech Mag
  • MyTechMag
  • NS-energy
  • oil-and-gas-360
  • oil-and-gas-innovation
  • oil-and-gas-people
  • Oil IT Journal
  • RiggerTalk
  • TradeLink

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