General Meeting & Houston Chapter of the API: Practical Application of a Remote Operations Center to Maximize Operational Efficiency



ABSTRACT of Presentation

This presentation will share firsthand experience, concepts, strategies and case studies which demonstrate the capability of a remote operations center to improve the operational efficiency and economics of an asset by centralizing the People, Process, Technology and Governance into a single location using technology as the enabler. 

Digital transformation programs have become a major improvement initiative within many oil & gas companies. Some operators have been highly successful while others struggle with a transition to the new ways of operating. Many are able to justify the spend on technology but are reluctant to challenge the traditional operating model which inherently accepts lower reliability, higher maintenance cost and daily visits to facilities and wellsite’s.

Remote operations centers are being designed to simultaneously optimize production from several hundred wells, monitor facilities 24/7, provide alarm management, manage by exception and deliver expert support in near real-time. Co-location of operations, engineering and expert support into a single collaborative work environment is critical for the accelerated decision making and near real-time support being delivered to the field.

If successfully deployed, expected results include improved production profile, reduced downtime, lower lifting costs and improved HS&E, all of which are critical to business success.






If you have special dietary needs (allergies, religious, etc.), please include special meal requests in the "Comments" section during the registration process.                                                                                                

Registration & Walk-ins 

All attendees are encouraged to register and pay online for this event.  This is a more efficient means of registering for the event and enables the registration process at the meeting to move much faster.  Walk-in space is available on a seat-limited basis at a fee $5 more than the on-line registration fee.

Parking for this event
The TOTAL Plaza building (1201 Louisiana Street across from the Houston Hyatt Regency Hotel) is connected to the downtown Houston tunnel system.  Using the tunnel system, those working downtown can walk to our meeting in air-conditioned comfort.
If you will drive to this meeting, the following summarizes available parking:
The image above shows how to access the valet parking area at the new location of the Petroleum Club. Enter from Milam Street and exit onto Louisiana Street.  Parking fee for this valet parking is $15. Be sure to get discount parking sticker at registration table if you use this valet parking service.
Surface parking lots are available to the south of the TOTAL Plaza building (between this building and the former EXXON Building), including one surface lot adjacent to the TOTAL Plaza Building - pay at meter (cost ~ $9).  Other surface lots in the area cost $8 - $9 and they frequently are full by mid-morning.
Parking is also available in the Hyatt Regency Hotel parking garage across the street.  Prices vary depending on time in the garage.  Cost for 2 hours of parking is $12.  Parking is also available via valet at the Louisiana Street entrance of the hotel.  Cost is about $10. 

Location: Petroleum Club
TOTAL Plaza, 1201 Louisiana St, 35th Floor
Houston , Texas 77002

Date: Dec. 12, 2019, 11:30 a.m. - Dec. 12, 2019, 2 p.m.