Reservoir: Closed Loop Field Management

Speaker Tom Webb
Shell Tom Webb leads Shell's Smart Fields program in the Americas. As part of a global team of subject matter experts, Tom is responsible for the regional Smart Fields capability development strategy and works with multidisciplinary field development teams in Houston, New Orleans, Calgary, Denver and Rio de Janeiro to ...


Shell

Tom Webb leads Shell's Smart Fields program in the Americas. As part of a global team of subject matter experts, Tom is responsible for the regional Smart Fields capability development strategy and works with multidisciplinary field development teams in Houston, New Orleans, Calgary, Denver and Rio de Janeiro to ensure new projects build in the requisite technology and processes to enable closed loop continuous optimization over a field's life cycle. For the last six years Tom has focused on promoting a field surveillance strategy that in its implementation is transforming the way Shell performs situation assessment, diagnostics and engineering interventions for wells in the Gulf of Mexico. Formally educated in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Tom has spent 26 years with Shell in leadership roles with a common theme of effective exploitation of emerging technology and using information technology to enable collaborative decision-making.


Full Description

Shell's Smart Fields(r) program focuses on continuous asset performance improvement over all timescales from seconds and minutes to months and years. At the heart of such a capability lies a hierarchy of integrated models. This presentation will show how systematic application of data driven and physical and empirical models to decision making, process control automation, surveillance monitoring and optimization improves, for an asset management team, overall situation awareness, diagnostic accuracy, and robust option evaluation. Ultimately this gives improved economic value. Overcoming the challenges to effective integration of measurements, modeling, decision making and execution is a primary agenda. Working this agenda with emphasis on new technology, instrumentation, data assimilation, business process redesign and collaborative decision making scopes Shell's capability development program. Systematic application of these capabilities in our assets is ongoing and tangible benefits are clear.

Organizer Jaime Villatoro

When?

Thu, Nov. 19, 2009
11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. US/Central

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Where?

Courtyard on St James
1885 St James Place
Houston, TX 77056
USA

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