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Automation Fair® At Home

Oil and Gas Forum

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Oil and Gas Forum

Oil and Gas Operations: Digital Automation Trends for Improved Operational Efficiency

The oil and gas industry has experienced extreme volatility in the last few years: from oversupply and low prices to limited financial resources and more recently the challenges of managing operations in person. Nevertheless companies need to continue to turn a profit and act sustainably. And to help, the industry has recognized the importance of digital technologies to transform the way they operate. Many forms of technology in the IIOT space are providing opportunities for end users to optimize their assets and reduce their costs while managing the rapidly changing workforce dynamic.

This forum will discuss the industry’s needs and the capabilities of its suppliers to deploy digital technologies and deliver advanced automation to achieve better operational efficiencies.

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You'll learn the following:  

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Reduce costs

Learn how digital technologies are being implemented to reduce costs.

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Improve operational efficiency

 Learn what your peers are doing to improve their operational efficiency.

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Future outlook

Understand how your peers are looking at the future of this industry and the role technology will play.

Forum participants: 

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Panelist
Optilytix LLC

Fred Wasden, Managing Member

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Schlumberger

Chetan Desai, Vice President, Digital Technology

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Rockwell Automation

Pal Roach, Oil and Gas Industry Consultant

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Sensia

Andy Weatherhead, Chief Technology and Digital Officer

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ExxonMobil

Dave Hedge, IT Solution Architect


Your Oil and Gas Resource

Automation Fair At Home will feature a number of sessions, exhibitors and showcase new products and solutions for the oil and gas industry. 

Sessions:

Automation Fair At Home offers a wide array of sessions - from interactive hands-on labs, product and technology sessions, to DX Strategists presentations. We narrowed down the session list to those applicable to your specific industry. 

Here are the top sessions we think will benefit anyone in the oil and gas industry. 

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PRPT03 - Implementation of PlantPAx® Systems: Best Practices and What's New

Engineering efficiency and consistent delivery are key topics for implementing any DCS successfully. Learn how to bring the Rockwell Automation® Modern DCS to the market faster using the latest capabilities and guidelines for implementing a system including the newly introduced graphic framework. This session will cover tools such as bulk-editing of library code and control strategies of common process functions. We will also cover system-wide functionality such as the integration of alarming and the ability to display information with contextual relevance. 

Product and Tech Session
PT33 - What is Your Digital OEE Strategy? Innovate to Improve Operational Performance

Does your OEE solution report data, but lack insight? To make real improvements, you need to understand not just how your assets are performing, but why. Your workforce needs real-time data with actionable information that makes them more aware and efficient, so they can make your plant more productive. Learn how a scalable OEE strategy can help your workforce to visualize, benchmark and optimize assets and information as you implement your digital transformation using your existing control system and data you already collect.

Product and Tech Session
PT35 - Increase Production and Help Reduce Risk by Digitalizing the Next Generation of Floating Production Assets

In recent years, FPSOs and particularly FLNG vessels because of the increased global demand for natural gas have increased in popularity as a way to produce hydrocarbons. Much time and effort have gone into the design of these enormous vessels to maximize their efficiency and production capability. This presentation will look at how Rockwell Automation and Sensia are partnering to bring a fully digitalized production solution to the next generation of these ships. From integrating the reservoir and sea-bed equipment, through wells and onto the vessel with on-shore operations and dedicated service centers, this new solution has the potential for 10-30% in automation savings as part of a capital project, plus potential increased production of 2-4% with correlated risk reductions in all HSSE areas.

Product and Tech Session
PT77 - A Simplified Intelligent Packaged Power Experience with Effective Program Management

Learn how our upfront consultative and program management services can help you across the full lifecycle – from initial design through commissioning, maintenance and optimization of your intelligent power system. We start with conceptual designs for an intelligent power solution, allowing for a complete digitally enabled power system along with intelligent motor and drive control. This helps mitigate risk with coordinated full scope solutions, including required switchgear, E-houses, MCC’s, drives, and complete eSCADA and control systems. Come discover how our program management and project services can help you take the next step.


Visit these exhibiting companies:

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Premium Exhibitor
Claroty

Claroty's mission is to secure and optimize industrial control networks. Our platform provides extreme visibility, real-time monitoring and anomaly detection for OT networks; employing high-fidelity models and advanced algorithms to alert our customers to both cybersecurity and integrity issues.

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Premium Exhibitor
Cybertrol Engineering

Cybertrol Engineering provides enterprise-wide control and information systems integration, with expertise in PLC/HMI based systems, Manufacturing Execution System (MES) / Manufacturing Operations Management (MOM) applications, electrical design, server system configuration, virtualization, industrial networking, data collection, reporting applications, batch operations, and UL Control Panels. 

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Premium Exhibitor
Endress+Hauser

Endress+Hauser is a global leader in process measurement instrumentation, services and solutions.  We support our customers in optimizing their processes in terms of reliability, safety, economic efficiency and environmental impact. 

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Premium Exhibitor
ProSoft Technology

For more than 25 years, ProSoft Technology has been focused on providing solutions to help our global customers increase production, reduce downtime, and lower operating and maintenance costs. 

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Star Exhibitor
PTC

Connect your world. The PTC and Rockwell Automation alliance leverages a sophisticated integrated information solution with the best technology and industry expertise from both companies. 

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Premium Exhibitor
Sensia

Sensia is a Joint Venture between Rockwell Automation and Schlumberger which combines the process automation, real-time control and IoT technologies of Rockwell Automation with the measurement, instrumentation, analysis, software and analytics capabilities of Schlumberger. 

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Premium Exhibitor
Spectrum Controls

For more than 25 years, Spectrum Controls has been a trusted Rockwell Automation Encompass Partner.  We build Allen Bradley compatible I/O modules, Remote Access solutions, and Industrial Displays. 

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Premium Exhibitor
Stratus Technologies

For companies embarking on digital transformation, continuous availability of mission-critical workloads is paramount to ensure operational efficiency and drive business value.


Check out these new products and solutions:

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Rockwell Automation
CENTERLINE® 2500 MCCs with SecureConnect Technology

Looking for a safer way to withdraw a unit on your MCC? CENTERLINE® 2500 Motor Control Centers with SecureConnect technology help reduce exposure to electrical hazards by disconnecting power from the vertical power bus in an individual unit with the door closed. 

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Rockwell Automation
FactoryTalk® AssetCentre Version 10

Downtime is a drag! What's worse? Unplanned downtime. FactoryTalk® AssetCentre is a tool for securing, managing, versioning, tracking, and reporting automation-related asset information across your entire facility. Key enhancements in version 10 include: asset lifecycle views, additional disaster recovery and system architecture support, and archive check-out integration with ThinManager® client software.

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Rockwell Automation
Industrial Data Center Gen 3.5

Looking for a turnkey solution that can house all your applications in an easily managed and supported environment? Check out the latest version of the Industrial Data Center and find your cost-effective gateway to virtualization. 

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Rockwell Automation
Security Posture Survey

Cybersecurity threats within an industrial infrastructure are increasingly common and costly. With so much at stake, taking a proactive approach to cybersecurity is crucial. A key first step to securing critical infrastructure and protecting against cyberattacks is a Rockwell Automation Security Posture Survey. 

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Rockwell Automation
ThinManager Version 12

Replace your PCs with industrial thin clients and centrally manage delivery of your productivity applications to every device, user and location within your facility. Thin client technology lowers operating costs and reduces downtime while increasing security in your plant.

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Rockwell Automation
Virtual Coaching

Get training that’s completely tailored to your needs with Virtual Coaching. This new training option allows you to learn remotely from knowledgeable Rockwell Automation technical resources on the topics most relevant for you. 

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Endress+Hauser
Netilion Digital Services

Endress+Hauser’s Netilion IIoT ecosystem combines digital services and system components to improve the lifecycle and asset management, maintenance, and support of instruments and analyzers.

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Stratus Technologies
ftServer

Stratus’ ftServer® is a fully integrated, continuously available solution for running tier 1 critical workloads and operations. 


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