Day One

DAY 1 AGENDA: WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2020

<Cost Control> <Quantify Essential Spend>
<Remote Monitoring & Control> <Reduce Equipment On-Site>
<Improve Safety, Reliability Through Automation>

8:30 Virtual Event Platform Opens. Login and familiarize yourself with the platform features and introduce yourself to other participants.

8:50 The 7th Annual On Shore Well Site Facilities 2020 opens with the Chair's Opening Remarks

KEYNOTE OPENING PANEL: PRIORITIZING SPEND AND COST CUTTING

9:00 Achieve The Optimal Balance Between Reducing Equipment & Manpower To Simplify The Operation, Prioritizing The Automation Of Mission Critical Systems And Future Proofing Your Facility To Meet Rapidly Evolving Environmental Standards

The opening operator-led keynote panel sets the foundation for the 2020 Well Sites Facilities congress, designed with a view to help operators deliver cost-savings while operating on minimal design specifications. This panel consists of three 10-minute mini case study presentations and the main purpose of this session is to address best practices for Senior VP's on how to operate in the current volatile price environment.

1. Benchmarking Strategic Level Decision Making On Saving Money Whilst Optimizing Mechanical, Instrumentation & Automation Spend

Chris J. White, Operations & Engineering Excellence Director, ConocoPhillips

2. Lean Scoping & Future Proofing Facilities For Reducing Flaring & Carbon Emissions

Ahmed Shedid, VP of Delevopment, Up Curve Energy

3. Experiences On Saving Money Through Hiring In-House Crews & Purchasing Own Equipment Compared To Outsourcing Third Party Turnkey Solutions - What's The Most Cost Effective Solution For The Whole Life Cycle?

Youness El Fadili, Chief Operating Officer, Oro Resources

9:40 Extended Virtual Question & Answer Session

COST CONTROL AND SIMPLFYING YOUR FACILITY
How To Prioritize Your Spend To Achieve The Greatest Value & Benefits

PANEL: MANAGING OPEX OVER THE LIFE OF A WELL

10:00 Test Separators In Comparison To Multi-Phase Flow Meters - Comparing Accuracy For Measurement, Lifecycle Cost And Net Present Value ( NPV)

The purpose of this panel session is to compare the initial spend vs. long-term cost, accuracy levels and reliability for test separators and multi-phase meters. While thoroughly assessing the pros and cons for choosing either alternate in the current volatile price environment.

  • Compare and examine the overall lease operating expense (LOE) and net present value (NPV) for bulk & test separators vs. multi-phase flow meters
  • Evaluate the maintenance cost over the life cycle of well for both when comparing internal sub-systems and moving parts that could lead to frequent breakdowns
  • Learn how to read abstract data points from multi-phase flow meters and pursue stakeholders to switch over for higher accuracy benefits
  • Hear about the benefit of using multi-phase flow measurement to accurately capture flow dynamics across oil, gas and water without deviation in real time

10:30 Virtual Question & Answer Session

10:40 Refreshment Break. Participants can visit Virtual Exhibition Area

LEAN SCOPING - OPERATOR LED CASE STUDY

11:10 Implementing Lean Initiatives & Extending The Life Of Valves, Pumps &  Instrumentation Whilst Ensuring Reliability, Safety, Quality And Functionality On Site - How Do You Achieve The Sweet Spot?

Equipment can be one of the biggest sources of OPEX and initial investment for operators. This session will cover build criteria and minimal design specifications producers can operate on to not only cut cost in the long run, but also achieve the highest level of drawdown rates across their facilities

  • Hear how operators are extending the life of their valves, pumps, compressors and separators through revised simplified designs and minimal moving parts
  • Evaluate the true value of going lean in terms of dollar savings and operational efficiencies achieved to avoid false economics in the long run
  • Find out how operators can cut costs by reducing equipment like bulk test separators and compressors, while still maintaining the same level of allocation accuracy and functionality

Ali Hamsari, Facilities & Construction Manager, BP

11:40 Virtual Question & Answer Session

INNOVATION THROUGH MODULAR AND NEW TECHNOLOGY INNOVATION

11:50 Implementing New Technology & Techniques To Build More Reliable Facilities, Reduce Time On Site & Maximize Safety For The Workforce

  • Investigating new technologies and techniques to reduce cost over the life cycle
  • Understand the safety criteria used by contractors to ensure robust, high quality build out that can last the lifecycle of a well and ensure workforce safety on site
  • Evaluate how faster builds can lead to lower man hours on-site and reduce the total initial cost for operators and pass savings onto their yearly budgets

Steve Hunt, President, Big Rock Consulting International LP

12:20 Virtual Question & Answer Session

12:30 Lunch Break. Participants can visit Virtual Exhibition Area

APPLICATION OF EMERGING AUTOMATION CAPABILITIES
IMPROVING SAFETY, RELIABILITY AND OPERATING FACILITIES FROM A REMOTE LOCATION

OEM AND VENDOR PANEL
TARGETING FACILITIES AUTOMATION FOR GREATEST RETURN

1:30 Decision Making Criteria For Targeting Automation To The Most Critical Safety Applications & Monitoring/Control Systems

Evaluate Possible Trade Off's Against What's Fundamental To Safe & Reliable Operations? Plus, Discover The Most Effective Hardware Solution For Each Application?

The purpose of this session is addressing the fundamentals of automation from a facilities engineering perspective. Focusing on the hardware for essential operations such as remote monitoring and/ or control. Learning which automation applications are being prioritized while keeping initial spend in mind to simplify facilities in the long run

Gain Clarity On The Specific Hardware Required To Have The Ability To Remotely Control And Operate Equipment Like Valves, Separators And Tank Compressors, Focusing On The Following Mission Critical Applications;

o    Surveillance And Monitoring Systems (15 Minutes)

o    Sensors And Probes To Detect Failures (15 Minutes)

o    Equipment Control Systems (15 Minutes)

o    Control Valves, Switches And Flow Meters For Liquid Levels
      (15 Minutes)

o    Gas Lifts, Rod Pumps, ESP's And Flares (15 Minutes)

  • Examine the criteria for measurement and how operators are using their safety systems to set critical alert levels for pressure, temperature and liquid levels
  • Evaluate minimal hardware required from a facilities perspective to remotely monitor equipment in real time
  • Learn which safety systems are most common across the industry, the basic hardware required to operate them and shut down protocols used in case of an emergency

Brittany Clark, Surface Technology Improvement Lead, Oxy

Steven Autry, Senior Facilities Engineer, Sequitur Energy

Stuart Ferguson, Asset Infrastructure Manager, Discovery Natural Resources

Gregory Thibeaux, Facility Engineering Disciple Lead, Noble Energy

Zach Voithfer, Senior Facilities Engineer, Guidon Energy

2:45 - 3:00  Virtual Question & Answer Session

AUTOMATION FOR REMOTE CONTROL

3:00 Assess The Application, Suitability And Capabilities Remote Communication Can Offer To Help Operators Control And Adjust Facilities Equipment From A Remote Location 

The next generation of automation technologies are offering capabilities never seen before, including the ability to remotely adjust equipment across a facility. This session will explore the possibilities for these new technologies and cost considerations when retrofitting existing equipment for remote operation

  • Evaluate how latest automation technologies can not only allow operators to monitor in real time but also control and adjust equipment
  • Compare the application and speed of wireless radio, cellular and satellite technologies to deliver real time live production data
  • Understand how operators can eliminate the need for manpower presence on site, saving resources and controlling equipment from a remotely

Bret Ingram, Principal Engineer, Equinor US

3:25 Virtual Question & Answer Session

3:30 Refreshment Break. Participants can visit Virtual Exhibition Area

NEW TECHNOLOGY TO REDUCE COST AND IMPROVE RELIABILITY

4:00 How New Automation Technology & Applications Are Evolving From Surveillance To Remote Equipment Control - Evaluate Future Possibilities For Reducing Cost & Improving Reliability 

There are many options out in the market to allow remote monitoring, even in real time. But operators believe the next evolution would be the ability to not only monitor but also adjust and operate equipment remotely. This session will focus on how operators can retrofit their existing SCADA systems to achieve added remote control functionality.

  • Fully understand how the latest innovations in SCADA systems can deliver higher real-time data frequency to increase data points and provide enhanced equipment information 
  • Learn how operators can now control equipment not just at the well head but also operate pipeline valves, separators and compressors remotely
  • Examine how artificial intelligence and data analytics can be leveraged to predict equipment failure and auto shut down wells to minimize damage

4:30 Virtual Question & Answer Session

DATA ANALYTICS FOR FACILITIES AUTIOMATION 

4:50 Making Sense Of Data To Prioritize What's Fundamental To Improving Facility Cost Effectiveness, Reliability & Safety

  • Experiences on understanding what your data really means and how it can help you improve the reliability and cost effectiveness of your facility operation
  • Evaluating the latest tools and software solutions that can help you improve decision making and make better sense of your system data

5:15 Virtual Question & Answer Session

END OF DAY PANEL - DELIVERING TANGIBLE BOTTOM LINE RESULTS

5:25 How To Invest In Automation Technologies To Reduce Cost, Deliver Value Across The Board And See Real Proof Of Concept Results

Initial capital spends on automating existing facilities can be very high. Operators often like to see proof of concept and real-world case studies before investing large amounts of capital into a certain technology. The purpose of this session is to understand the true benefits and lessons learned after adopting a new technology

  • Find out which new automation technologies operators are investing in and the value added and results achieved
  • Hear about equipment feasibility and challenges faced when trying to retrofit traditional legacy wells with new remote monitor and surveillance capabilities
  • Understand how these technologies have fit in with existing systems and if automation has really improved long term equipment reliability and reduced breakdowns

Shayne Jeter, Production Superintendant, Riley Permian

Charlie Kettner, Programming Specialist, ARC Resources

5:45 Virtual Question & Answer Session

6:00 First Day Of The Conference Ends With The Chair's Closing Remarks

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