Digital Energy: Shell’s Smart Fields® Initiative: Delivering Value Through Continuous Optimization

Speaker Dr Robert Perrons
Dr. Robert K. Perronsjoined Shell in 1997, and has worked in various production engineering and technology strategy roles within the company, including an appointment as the Executive Coordinator of R&D for upstream technologies.  He is also an Adjunct Professor of technology management and strategy at the Queensland University of Technology ...



Dr. Robert K. Perronsjoined Shell in 1997, and has worked in various production engineering and technology strategy roles within the company, including an appointment as the Executive Coordinator of R&D for upstream technologies.  He is also an Adjunct Professor of technology management and strategy at the Queensland University of Technology www.qut.edu.au.  He has a B.Eng. in mechanical engineering from McMaster University in Canada, a S.M. degree in Technology & Policy from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and a PhD in engineering from the University of Cambridge, where he was a Gates Cambridge Scholar.  He is chartered as both a C. Eng. (IMechE) and Eur. Ing. professional engineer, and is a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers.  Born and raised in Canada, Rob currently lives in New Orleans with his wife and three sons.  For more information on his professional activities and publications, please visit www.perrons.net


Full Description
The process of developing and producing a field typically creates vast amounts of data and information and, as IT and oil & gas technologies continue to improve, the industry’s ability to collect this data is steadily increasing.  A major challenge facing the upstream oil & gas sector, therefore, is to use this data to optimize field development, production, reservoir management, and to provide field managers with a degree of control that allows them to translate this knowledge into maximum value.  Smart Fields is Shell’s response to this challenge.  In a nutshell, Smart Fields represents the move from periodic to continuous optimization, and a shift in focus from point answers to integrated “big picture” solutions.  Smart Fields tools and workflows are being aggressively deployed throughout Shell’s assets around the world, and the company’s activities in North and South America figure prominently in this plan.  This presentation will explain the overarching Smart Fields design philosophy, discuss specific examples of how “smartness” is being added to Shell’s assets in the Western hemisphere, and describe the documented value that Shell has created through the deployment of Smart Fields tools, technologies, and workflows.
Organizer Roger Hite

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Wed, Jan. 19, 2011
11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. US/Central

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Courtyard on St James
1885 Saint James Pl
Houston, Texas 77056
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