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The times they are a changing, and the skill sets that you need are rapidly evolving. From the board room to the field, industry must give geoscientists, engineers and business managers alike the opportunity to thrive in this new digital reality. Energy in Data will be highly interactive and participative with a strong mix of general sessions, breakout sessions, micro-learning short courses, and working groups.

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Monday, 17 June

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Energy in Data kicks off by defining digital transformation in the world of oil and gas. You will leave with a clearer understanding of digital transformation, the tools available, and why the three professional societies (AAPG, SEG and SPE) partnered to deliver this holistic conference unique among the plethora of digital-themed conferences currently available. You will explore the different elements of transformation, the technologies, data management and integration and the cultural change integral to realizing and sustaining true digital transformation. In addition, you will gain a clear understanding of the content from subsequent conference sessions, ensuring that you will receive maximum value for your participation.

Moderator
Tom Smith
President and CEO
Geophysical Insights
Speakers
A global digital journey
Mark Chiles
Senior Vice President & Chief Digital Officer
Hart Energy
Changing business landscape
Detlef Hohl
Chief Scientist Computation and Data Science
Shell
Changing professional landscape
Susan Howes
Vice President Engineering
Subsurface Consultants and Associates, LLC
Technology
Chetan Desai
Vice President Digital
Schlumberger
Digital transformation
Chandra Yeleshwarapu
Senior Director, Digital Transformation and Business Development
Landmark and Halliburton Digital Solutions

Attendees will be provided a short break for refreshments and networking with sponsors.

The first day of the conference begins with a selection of breakout sessions led by some of the brightest minds in data.

How can we demonstrate capabilities to improve upon existing processing, visualization, and interpretation methodologies, or uncover hidden information in old data? How can the public release of field data challenge and benefit our community? This session will discuss the needs and desires for developing methodologies and datasets for use in benchmarking the rapidly evolving technologies in the E&P Digital Transformation sphere. Equinor recently released a full field data set for the now decommissioned North Sea Volve field – is this a way forward for our industry? How much information and understanding can we uncover from the old? How does benchmarking move us forward?

Moderators
Nils Kaageson-Loe
Assistant Director, Strategic Initiatives
Society of Petroleum Engineers
Adriana Ramirez
Geophysics Specialist
Equinor
Panelists
Riteja Dutta
Senior Product Manager for Engineering and Analytics
Drillinginfo
Sashi Gunturu
Founder and CEO
Petrabytes Corp.
Ben Lasscock
Technical Lead, Energy Solutions Group
Enthought
Hiren Maniar
Principal Data Scientist
Schlumberger
David Melancon
Project Manager, Data Quality and Management
Equinor
Matt Morris
Geophysical Advisor, Data Science and Advanced Analytics
Anadarko Petroleum Corporation
Sathiya Namasivayam
Global Director, Software and Data Analytics
TGS
Ryan Swindeman
Scientific Software Developer
Enthought

This session includes three courses of 50 minutes each on the topics of IoT, big data management and analytics, and AI/Machine learning practices. The micro-learning courses will provide an overview of these topics and how they are now being applied to an increasing number of oil and gas processes. We will look at current adoption, challenges and opportunities, and how the results can be used to inform the way forward on associated, larger systems and processes.

Moderator
Long Jin
Senior Interpretation Geophysicist
Shell
Speakers
Machine learning for subsurface science
Brendon Hall
Director Energy Solutions
Enthought
Physics-based and physics-guided learning for seismic data analysis
Mrinal Sen
Interim Director of Institute for Geophysics, Professor and Jackson Chair in Applied Seismology
Jackson School of Geosciences, University of Texas at Austin
How to build an end-to-end E&P workflow solution using machine learning
Sunil Garg
Founder and CEO
dataVediK

This session will focus on solving the digital transformation workflow integration problem by giving the service sector an opportunity to share their latest technology solutions. Service sector companies will present workflow integration to address the new digital transformation and provide an education experience and awareness of what they can provide. The focus will be on describing their approach and successes, in areas such as breaking down data silos, decreasing cycle time, making a business impact, long term effects on an operator’s value chain, and prediction power. You will come away with knowledge of end to end solutions available to your company by the service sector from case study examples, demonstration of software, and workflows.

Moderators
Vivek Jain
Manager QRM
Shell
Patrick Ng
Partner, Acquisitions and Divestitures
Real Core Energy
Speakers
Deep learning models: The applicability, implications and limitations in subsurface workflows
Kenton Prindle
Geophysical Machine Learning Engineer
Google
Machine learning in predicting global hydrocarbon accumlations using Earthbrain
Shengyu Wu
President
YCOS
Update structural models in real time using artificial intelligence
Sunil Garg
Founder and CEO
dataVediK
The application of intelligent control for complex optimization in artificial lift
Lindsay Miller
Senior Director of Data Science
Kelvin, Inc.
Self-service machine learning
Tyler Chessman
Technology Solutions Professional
Microsoft

Collaborative/cooperative research can be a cost-effective avenue for operators to advance technologies, in part or in full, involved in the digital transformation. Some topics are more amenable than others to the collaborative approach. This session focuses on cooperative research projects offered by the nonprofit sector in the digital transformation arena that are active and accepting industry support. You will learn the organizations involved, a description of the research being conducted, and gather information about how your company can get involved.

Moderator
Bill Abriel
Consultant
Orinda Geophysical
Speakers
SEG Advanced Modeling (SEAM) AI project
Bill Abriel
Consultant
Orinda Geophysical
Open subsurface data universe (OSDU) forum
Phillip Jong
Chair
OSDU
Oil & Gas Blockchain Consortium
Lucinda Cummings
Exploration Digital and Physical Data Coordinator
Repsol
Energistics
Ross Philo
CEO
Energistics
Texas consortium for computational seismology
Sergey Fomel
Interim Director, Institute for Geophysics
Bureau of Economic Geology

Attendees will gather for networking and refreshments in the beautiful Hill Country Pavilion.

Sponsored by Chevron

Tuesday, 18 June

Attendees will be provided with a continental breakfast and networking opportunities before the start of the day's sessions.

Although data has always been foundational to E&P, the ability to leverage large datasets has been difficult. With other industries developing new ways of extracting value from complex datasets, the E&P industry has followed suit over the past few years, and early adopters have been able to create a competitive edge in various applications by leveraging ever-improving computing resources, data management solutions, and machine learning approaches.

The spotlight is now on expanding and institutionalizing these efforts, which raises new challenges in terms of data acquisition, storage availability, and security. Data utilization also comes with its own hurdles: building a new skill set in the existing organization, adapting traditional workflows to account for new approaches, and tailoring existing machine learning technologies to E&P problems. The panelists will reflect on the evolving focus on data across the industry and will offer you their perspective on the road ahead.

Moderators
Trond Ellefsen
CEO
invatare.ai
Sebastien Matringe
Principal Advisor for Subsurface Techology
Hess Corporation
Panelists
Franz Deimbacher
Worldwide Technical Leader for Energy
Amazon Web Services
Daniel Hunt
Upstream Digital Advisor, Digital Innovation and Acceleration Office
Chevron
Nicholas Larcombe
Chief Information Officer
Hess Corporation
Tracy Li
Director, Enterprise Product Lifecycle Management
Baker Hughes
Dan Piette
CEO
Bluware

Attendees will be provided a short break for refreshments and networking with sponsors.

In this session, Energy in Data takes you to the operational transformation that digitization enables. Operators, and that includes the spectrum from IOCs to NOCs to Independents large and small, will paint pictures of their operations landscape in place today and on the horizon.

Transformation discussions will include:

  • Emerging operating models that go beyond silos, and data governance models that support them
  • Daring leadership that’s successfully shifting culture and expectations for durable change
  • Hard-earned lessons that reframe selection of business value metrics and reset risk profiles for achieving durable change

Digital change makers need to know the latest practices to successfully attain the game-changing business value that upstream digitization has long promised. Join us for an engaging segment offering insights for charting your own next steps on your transformation journey.

Moderator
Jud Jacobs
Research Director, Upstream Group
IHS Markit
Panelists
Fred Wasden
iShaleTM Project Manager
Shell
Jose Silva
Lead Business Strategist, Advanced Analytics and Emerging Technologies
Anadarko Petroleum Corporation
Leslie Malone
Operations Manager
Sanchez Energy

Attendees will be treated to a seated lunch providing quality food and networking opportunities.

In order to execute their digital strategy, Anadarko felt the need to form a team with a very modern skillset. Bringing together individuals with a hybrid skillset (domain expertise, advanced analytics, and product development skills) and striving for a composition that has the ability to adapt outside industry technological advances oil & gas problems, Anadarko’s Advanced Analytics & Emerging Technologies (AAET) team has been able to tackle some of the organization’s unique challenges. Over the past two years, the AAET team has rapidly developed solutions ranging from machine augmented seismic interpretation to real time well construction optimization and successfully deployed them at scale across the enterprise. Join us as Sanjay Paranji, Chief Technology Officer, shares the journey of forming an ultramodern technology team and examples of the products they have delivered.

Speaker
Sanjay Paranji
Vice President and Chief Technology Officer
Anadarko Petroleum Corporation

Attendees will be provided a short break for refreshments and networking with sponsors.

One of the ways in which the digital transformation will occur is through service and oil companies partnering to create and implement significant leaps forward in collecting, managing, and analyzing large data volumes. This session is divided into four breakouts to address different segments of the digital transformation challenge. The presentations will focus on how service companies and operators are collaborating to bring new technology and innovation forward in solving real field problems. This focus will be demonstrated with case studies explaining integrated workflows with value added results, describing the collaboration between the service sector and operators.

Moderator
Simanti Das
Senior Advisor, High Performance Computing
ExxonMobil
Speakers
Upstream digital transformation - an example and early views from ExxonMobil
Xiaojun Huang
Senior Advisor, Upstream Digital Transformation
ExxonMobil
Predicting hydrocarbons in time and space with AI and modern data science
Eirik Larsen
Founding Partner and CEO
Earth Science Analytics AS
Valuing machine learning in seismic interpretation
Tom Smith
President and CEO
Geophysical Insights
AI for subsurface characterization: a knowledge-augmented machine learning approach
Ulisses Mello
Director, IBM Research, Distinguished Engineer
IBM
Pulling it all together: from seismic to dynamic modeling (with Partners Shell, Amazon, Baker Hughes, CMG)
John Hudson
Subsurface and Wells Support Deployment Manager
Shell
Augmenting conventional seismic processing via machine learning
Chengbo Li
Staff Research Geophysicist
ConocoPhillips
Moderators
Charlie Cosad
Vice President, Energy Solutions
Enthought
John de Wardt
President
De Wardt and Company
Speakers
Machine learning application to characterize static and dynamic properties in SAGD reservoirs
Upendra Tiwari
Staff Geophysicist
ConocoPhillips
Bayesian networks for geosteering (keeping pace with high unconventionals drilling speeds)
Hugh Winkler
Founder and CEO
Factor Technology
Leveraging edge-driven IIoT to optimize field development operations
Chijoke Ejimuda
Principal Engineer and Scientist
hybriData.us
Collaborative well planning in the cloud
Adrian Newton
Technical Marketing Manager
Schlumberger
Quantifying the impact of well spacing on bakken production
Samantha Siegel
Consultant
Drillinginfo
Drilling optimization and digitization initiatives in the oil industry
Anil Godumagadda
Director, Drilling Optimization & Data Center
Patterson-UTI

Part I: Technical Presentations

Moderator
Jose Silva
Lead Business Strategist, Advanced Analytics
Anadarko Petroleum Corporation
Speakers
Augmented AI solutions for well forecasting: smart synthesis of machine learning with expertise to predict well production
David Castiñeira
Chief Technology Officer
QRI Group
From digital oilfield to operational excellence
Aron Hallquist
Portfolio Manager, Production Operation
Schlumberger
Machine learning to reduce cycle time for time-lapse seismic data assimilation into reservoir management
Yang Xue
Research Geophysicist
Shell International Exploration and Production
Artificial intelligence driven production optimization via real-time closed-loop control in onshore wells
Lindsay Miller
Senior Director of Data Science
Kelvin, Inc.
Subsurface data analytics using cloud and edge computing
Sashi Gunturu
Founder and CEO
Petrabytes Corp.

Part II: Mini-Panel: Strategies for Success in Analytics

The discussion will center around these themes – creating a culture of innovation, having the right people with the right skill sets working in the right way, and the necessary data prep and model/problem selection strategies for success.

  • Cultural elements that lead to success – How can a company ready itself, culturally, for change?
  • Skill sets required for success – What leadership should you hire, how will the teams work?
  • Tactical elements for executing a successful big data strategy – What is needed for success (clean data, clear manageable problem)?
Moderator
David Howard
Executive Director, Co-head of Intelligence
RSEG
Panelists
Jarle Husebo
Manager Technology Management
Equinor
Kendra O'Keefe
Advanced Analytics Manager
SM Energy
Tracy Quon
Asset Manager, Eagle Ford
Equinor
Moderator
Weichang Li
Senior Scientist in Machine Learning and Sensing
Aramco Services Company
Panelists
Machine learning in geoscience applications
Weichang Li
Senior Scientist in Machine Learning and Sensing
Aramco Services Company
Unlocking the vast NOC resources advantage with advanced technologies and AI
Dariusz Piotrowski
Director, Global AI Solutions, IBM Natural Resources Industry Platform
IBM
A novel machine learning model for early operational anomaly detection using LWD/MWD data
Viranchi Vedpathak
Petroleum Field Geologist
An industrial internet of things (IIoT) platform that closes the gap between E&P operations and data science
Tailai Wen
Staff Data Scientist
Arundo Analytics
A deep learning approach to enhance near-surface velocity model building
Wenyi Hu
Research Geophysicist
Advanced Geophysical Technology

Wednesday, 19 June

Attendees will be provided with a continental breakfast and networking opportunities before the start of the day's sessions.

Digital transformation including data management, analytics, machine learning, and artificial intelligence has been occurring across many industries such as retail, healthcare etc. The aspects of data collection, management, processing, manipulation, and reporting have many commonalities between industries. The oil and gas industry is traditionally perceived as lagging behind other industries in the digital revolution, but is catching up fast as is evident from many large digital transformation initiatives that are taking shape with both the operators as well as service companies.

Comparisons and contrasts will be drawn between data types and workflows so that new approaches can emerge and knowledge from one industry to another can be leveraged. In this session you will hear how non-oil and gas industry companies are gaining value from the digital transformation and explore how a disruptive technology from one industry may be applied to another, stimulating cross-cultural learning.

Moderator
Sunil Garg
Founder and CEO
dataVediK
Panelists
Diane Borska
CEO
Fuld + Company
Chijoke Ejimuda
Principal Engineer and Scientist
hybriData
Yasin Hajizadeh
Azure IoT Program Manager
Microsoft
Arsh Quadir
Founder
Maverick Labs

Looking back over the last decade and forward to the next one, can technology continue to unlock value and those plays currently considered off-limits? How does the forward oil price affect how we drive innovation going forward?

Speaker
Nick Livingstone
Head of Americas
Rystad Energy

Attendees will be presented with the topics of the Participative Working Groups and provided with a short coffee/personal break to move to breakout rooms.

Throughout the Energy in Data Conference, you will have a chance to engage in lively, interactive discussions. The next three hours provide an opportunity to take it to the next level in working groups, not just advising but helping work through challenges. The four working group topics will include: Thinking Outside of the Box, The Crew Change, Practicalities of Technology Adoption, and Looking Forward to Energy in Data 2020. Following the working groups, each group will provide a report and overall wrap-up.

Lunches will be provided so as to ensure minimal interruptions to the working sessions.

The digital transformation is all about doing new things, in new ways. This takes creativity and technical wit, sprouting new reasoning. This session will stimulate you to think outside of the box, beyond the coding, to generate new approaches to problems and drive new solutions. Discussions will include, but not be confined to, changing the way we do E&P business, reinventing the value chain, data sharing and management techniques, and how data are generated and owned. Looking for connections in things which seem very different and looking for the differences in things which seem very similar will break current perceptions, thus birthing a new digital entity that can be shared back at the office.

Moderator
John Hudson
Subsurface and Wells Support Deployment Manager
Shell
Facilitators
Emerging data markets
Phillip Jong
General Manager
Shell Global Solutions, Inc.
Sury Purwar
Practice Manager
Amazon Web Services
Out of harm's way
Andrew Aubrey
Co-Founder & CEO
SeekOps, Inc.
John de Wardt
President
De Wardt and Company
Out of the silos
Ross Philo
CEO
Energistics
Sai Maudgalya
Reservoir Engineering Manager
Anadarko Petroleum Corporation
Learning from humans
Paloma Urbano
IT Director, Data Analytics
ConocoPhillips
Scott Kimbleton
Global AI Solutions Deployment Leader
IBM

Peter Drucker once famously proclaimed: "Culture eats strategy for breakfast." His quote is no truer than in digital transformation where silos are breached, roles are changed, new skills are required, and novel business models are created. Digital transformation requires instilling a culture that supports change and enables the company’s overarching strategy. It requires customer-centricity, external focus, a bias for action, and cross-functional, non-siloed, working models complemented by a whole-hearted commitment from leadership and a sustained investment in data, people, processes, technologies, capabilities, and culture.

Volunteers developing this working group first brainstormed relevant sub-themes, initially suggesting some 20 sub-themes. Following further study, including combining some of the sub-themes, the volunteers then reached consensus on the “highest priority” themes. Participants will rotate through discussion groups formed for each “high priority” theme. Theme discussion leaders will distill group input/outcome, first to the entire working group and then in even more concentrated form to all conference attendees in the wrap-up session.

Moderator
Susan Howes
Vice President Engineering
Subsurface Consultants and Associates, LLC
Speakers
Attracting and retaining digital talent
Susan Howes
Vice President Engineering
Subsurface Consultants and Associates, LLC
Upskilling
Adriana Ramirez
Geophysics Specialist
Equinor
Charlie Cosad
Vice President, Energy Solutions
Enthought
Career Opportunities
Becky Thomas
Chief Operating Officer
i2K Connect
Ryan Swindeman
Scientific Software Developer
Enthought
Digital Workforce Culture
Candice Landry
Founder
10e5 Solutions
Patricia Vega
Founder & CEO
Quantum New Energy

Following on the Great Data Pivot panel, this working session will attempt to directly address the questions of 'How?' and 'How Fast?'. Anxiety about the adoption of digital technology, fear of lagging in the transformation moment or becoming disadvantaged, and decision paralysis can be common. Is technology acquired or developed in-house? Should data services be bought or rented? How many data scientists should be hired? Is a start-up culture needed? Are Fast-Fail, Agile, Scrum, and Kaizen new sushi rolls on the lunch menu or is something real and necessary? What are the practical choices for analyzing, creating, testing, adapting, implementing, and scaling new technologies to drive innovation within our businesses? Panelists will talk about Software-As-A-Service, In-house Curation, Open Community Platforms, and Technology Acquisition as ways of transitioning digital and data capabilities.

Moderator
Nils Kaageson-Loe
Assistant Director, Strategic Initiatives
Society of Petroleum Engineers
SPEAKERS
Fast Fail
Trond Ellefsen
CEO
invatare.ai
Internet of Things (IoT)
Tony Edwards
Founder and CEO
Stepchange Global Ltd.
Physics-informed AI solutions
Hector Klie
CEO, Lead Data Scientist
DeepCast.ai
Software as a Service (SaaS)
Luther Birdzell
Founder & CEO
OAG Analytics
Sustaining digital transformation
Marise Mikulis
Digital and Business Transformation Leader
Energyinnova

Energy in Data 2019 (EID 2019) was, from the beginning, perceived as a foundation upon which to develop and deliver in 2020 a full-scope conference with exhibition, a call for abstracts, multiple concurrent technical sessions, panel sessions, and other special activities. As EID 2019 evolved, a subset of the organizing committee formed to develop a starting vision for EID 2020. EID 2019 participants will have multiple opportunities to provide feedback through interactive surveys and candid conversations with organizing committee volunteers. This working group gives those participants wanting to build a bigger and better EID 2020 a chance to contribute to the evolution of the conference and its future relevance and success.

Moderator
Bill Abriel
Consultant
Orinda Geophysical

Attendees will be provided a short break for refreshments and to move to the general session.

During a special wrap-up session, each of the four working groups will come together to report key insights and action items from each session. The organizing committee will also report back on feedback received throughout the conference, both about individual sessions and the conference overall. You are encouraged to offer impressions and insights that will help drive the future success of EID.

Moderator
Bill Abriel
Consultant
Orinda Geophysical

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