Digital Oilfield - Challenges and Risks

Speaker Sebastiano Barbarino
Sebastiano Barbarino serves as Chief Technology Officer for OVS Group, and is a founding member of the company. In his capacity, Mr. Barbarino is responsible for continuous, client-focused innovation of the company’s product line and the delivery of superior quality engineering solutions to clients around the world. His work has ...

Sebastiano Barbarino serves as Chief Technology Officer for OVS Group, and is a founding member of the company. In his capacity, Mr. Barbarino is responsible for continuous, client-focused innovation of the company’s product line and the delivery of superior quality engineering solutions to clients around the world. His work has resulted in some of the most advanced Digital Oilfield solutions in the world to-date, and he continues to push the boundaries of what is possible when engineering and IT work in harmony.


Mr. Barbarino has previously served as a Professor of Computer Science at Universidad de Zulia, and as a senior reservoir and field development engineer with PDVSA. He graduated from the Universidad de Zulia with a B.S. in Computer Science, and Reservoir Engineering. He is a member of SPE.

Full Description

In this digital oilfield era, the sheer volume of data can be crippling without the use of well suited software tools built to enable:  “intelligent” data mining, surveillance and analysis, and the automation of key operational and technical workflows so that production and operation personnel can focus their attention on qualified opportunities that actually increase and/or optimize production/operation efficiency.

This presentation discusses some key challenges and risks in implementing a digital oilfield initiative, and provides an overview of successful implementations using the right software framework technology specifically designed for efficient digital asset management.

Challenges:

  • Data Integration, with minimum latency and no replication
  • Field Automation
  • Intelligent use of real time data
  • Process Integration and workflow automation
  • Reasonable Implementation time, less than 1 year
  • Surveillance-by-Exception, timely and automated awareness of issues/problems
  • Area analysis for opportunity detection and candidate recognitions

Risks:

  • The endless resources pit - Endless Projects with no built-in, short-term “success” gates.
  • Limiting IT Infrastructure – an IT infrastructure inadequate to support a successful implementation.
  • Key personnel commitment across business, operational and technical disciplines.
  • Lack of clear, measurable project deliverables and performance matrix.

This presentation describes real life digital oilfield deployments, incorporating timely implementation of complex production surveillance and optimization workflow processes providing measurable operational improvements. The examples presented include practical solutions to the typical challenges of data integration, real-time data management, workflow automation, and business and technical integration required for desired organizational and financial outcomes.

Organizer Mohamed Sidahmed

Telephone: +1 281 504 6229


Email: mohamed.sidahmed@bp.com

When?

Wed, Sep. 18, 2013
11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. America/Chicago

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Norris Westchase Center
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