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INTERACTIVE PRE-CONFERENCE ONE-DAY WORKSHOP
18th March 2014,
Marriott Hotel, Regent’s Park, London
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21st March 2014,
Marriott Hotel, Regent’s Park, London
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CONFERENCE: 19th - 20th March, 2014, Marriott Hotel, Regent’s Park, London

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  1. 1. 29 B BO A TH OO O N N K D O K A B Y SA V B Y N D 3 1 V E EM SA ST £ B E VE JA 300 R £1 NU 00 AR Y 19th & 20th Oil and Gas Telecommunications MARCH SMI Presents its 7th… Enabling the Digital Oil and Gas Field Marriott Hotel, Regent’s Park, London 2014 Key topic insights: • Managing the increasing complexity and volume of data being transmitted across the organisation • Big Data - Enabling real-time production decision making with super-fast connectivity • Project managing the telecoms requirements for frontier exploration and production sites • Real-time machine condition monitoring for oil and gas production sites • High throughput VSAT – Exploring the benefits of improved bandwidth and dealing with its deployment • What part will microwave technology play in accelerating the realisation of remotely operated offshore platforms? • Implementing a cyber-security strategy that benefits the delivery of exploration and production operations and business requirements • How advances in telecoms technology and strategy will drive operational efficiency Sponsored by Key Speakers include: • Gordon Duncan, Security, Network and Telecoms Technical Authority, ConocoPhillips • Berry Mulder, Global Program Leader Wireless Technology for Process Facilities, Shell • Ian Theophilus, Global Infrastructure Manager, Tullow Oil • Petros G. Theodorakis, ICT Director, Hellenic Gas Transmission System Operator (DESFA) • Alasdair Macleod, IT Project Manager, Knightsbridge Project, EnQuest • Richard Brown, Managing Director, Straxia • Ifiok Otung, Professor of Satellite Communications, University of Glamorgan • Bill Green, Global Account Director, Hermes Datacomms • Simon Bull, Senior Consultant, Comsys • Fraser Edwards, Consultant, Cambridge Consultants • Paul Febvre, Chief Technology Officer, Satellite Applications Catapult PLUS AN INTERACTIVE PRE-CONFERENCE ONE-DAY WORKSHOP 18th March, 2014 - Marriott Hotel, Regents Park, London Fundamentals of Satellite Communications Technology 09.00-16.30 Workshop Leader: Tim Tozer, Senior Lecturer, Department of Electronics, University of York AND AN INTERACTIVE POST-CONFERENCE HALF-DAY WORKSHOP 21st March, 2014 - Marriott Hotel, Regents Park, London Managed Network Services Delivering Value on the Global WAN 09.00-13.00 Workshop Leader: Gary Steer, CTO, Hermes Datacomms www.oilandgastelecomms.com BOOK BY 29TH NOVEMBER AND SAVE £300 I BOOK BY 31ST JANUARY AND SAVE £100 Register online or fax your registration to +44 (0) 870 9090 712 or call +44 (0) 870 9090 711
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Oil and Gas Telecommunications www.oilandgast Day One Wednesday 19th March 2014 8.30 Registration & Coffee 12.10 Networking Lunch 9.00 Chair's opening remarks Bill Green, Global Account Director, Hermes Datacomms 1.30 Deploying telecommunications in Libya for onshore drilling Protecting infrastructure and information 9.10 9.50 How to secure a demilitarised zone (DMZ) and provide a logical framework and design within an industrial automation control system network • Why segregation and securing against cyber-attacks is important between Enterprise IT and industrial process control IT infrastructure Gordon Duncan, Security, Network and Telecoms Technical Authority, ConocoPhillips Management and technology in cyber security - Delivering results more cost effectively in combination with people management • Developing a security culture with the right processes in support of the latest technology • How a private fibre optic based corporate network afforded greater flexibility and control for cyber security • Authentication, logging, and security policies for multiple services – when does managing cyber security become too complex for it to be effective? Petros G. Theodorakis, ICT Director, Hellenic Gas Transmission System Operator (DESFA) 10.30 Morning Coffee 10.50 Frontier communication challenges • Robotics: driving, flying, swimming, climbing. Where are they and how do we control them? • Arctic & remote: how to create long-distance highbandwidth communication to extreme locations • Collaboration & commercialisation: when to go from spotsolutions to generic services • Sensor networks: a hundred sensors is OK, a thousand is a challenge, how about communicating with a million? Berry Mulder, Global Program Leader Wireless Technology for Process Facilities, Shell Maximising telecommunications network bandwidth and limiting downtime to drive efficiencies across the organisation 11.30 Case study: Reducing the time it takes to collect and review seismic data from 2 weeks to 12 hours - technological innovation and the commercial benefits • Use of satellite technology for high volume data transfer • Tackling the issues of physical data movement between seismic camps and HQ • Utilising VSAT technology to reduce time and cost associated with G&G seismic reviews Ian Theophilus, Global Infrastructure Manager, Tullow Oil • Challenges of implementing IT in the field and an in-country data centre • Implementing a decision-making process for technology specifications • Coordinating the requirements of contractors and the client Richard Brown, Managing Director, Straxia 2.10 Big Data - Enabling real-time production decision making with super-fast connectivity • Integrating networking with different services running across the network - Latest developments in network efficiency • How will latency and bandwidth challenges limit the scope of remotely operated platforms? • What is the weakest link in telecoms technology inhibiting the full potential of Big Data? Speaker tbc, Oil and Gas Operator 2.50 Afternoon Tea Telecommunications project management 3.10 Focusing on users - optimising your network strategy • How to face inwards to users, rather than outwards to vendors • Delivering cost efficient communications across a diverse global WAN • Managing the users rather than the service providers Bill Green, Global Account Director, Hermes Datacomms 3.50 Project managing the telecoms requirements for frontier exploration and production sites • Geo-location challenge - Assessing the problems faced in delivering reliable and robust telecoms in remote areas • Climate control – Assessing equipment performance and reliability in extreme climate conditions • Delivering telecoms as part of the completed project’s needs Speaker tbc, Oil and Gas Operator 4.30 Chair's Closing Remarks and Close of Day One Register online at www.oilandgastelecomms.com• Alternatively fax SPONSORSHIP AND EXHIBITION OPPORTUNITIES SMi offer sponsorship, exhibition, advertising and branding packages, uniquely tailored to complement your company’s marketing strategy. Should you wish to join the increasing number of companies benefiting from promoting their businesses at our conferences please call: Alia Malick on +44 (0) 207 827 6168 or email amalick@smi-online.co.uk Want to know how you can get involved? Interested in promoting your energy services to this market? Contact Vinh Trinh, SMi Marketing on +44 (0) 20 7827 6140 or email vtrinh@smi-online.co.uk Sponsored by Maritime Communications Partner (MCP) is the leading on-board communications partner. The company has developed unique technical solutions, providing mobile telephony coverage for people on-board major cruise ships, ferries and now offshore vessels worldwide, delivering a premium service to MCP’s customers. MCP offices are located centrally in Arendal, Norway and Miami, (FL) USA. MCP is fully owned by Telenor ASA, one of the world’s major mobile operators. Through Telenor, MCP has access to a wide range of competence and resources within market, product, innovation and content development. For more information about MCP, please visit: www.mcp.com
  3. 3. telecomms.com Day Two Thursday 20th March 2014 8.30 Registration & Coffee How technology advances will impact telecommunications strategy in the medium-to-long term 9.00 Chair's opening remarks 9.10 Case Study: Use of microwave communications in “frontier” 11.40 Bill Green, Global Account Director, Hermes Datacomms North Sea oil & gas operation • Brief overview of the technology choices (satellite, microwave line of sight) - strengths and weaknesses • Some of the technical considerations/learnings/challenges in delivering a line-of-sight solution as opposed to satellite a. FPSO movements – Line of Sight obstructions b. Distance between end points (curvature of earth) 12.20 c. Structural challenges (build of 17m x 35m antenna 1.50 support mast) • The strategic view (speaker’s opinion) a. Types of offshore data/‘telemetry’ available b. Decision support vs. command and control? Alasdair Macleod, IT Project Manager, Knightsbridge Project, EnQuest The role of telecommunications in delivering the digital oil field 9.50 New advances in wireless real-time sensing and control for high-density networks 2.30 • What are the technical challenges of using wireless technologies to manage a high-density of terminals with real-time control requirements? • How the latest telecoms approaches from LTE and WiMAX are being applied for localised sensing and control for industrial applications Fraser Edwards, Consultant, Cambridge Consultants 3.10 10.30 Morning Coffee 11.00 How do microwave communications form part of a strategy to manage oil and gas operations? • How is microwave technology developing in support of oil and gas industry needs? • What part will microwave technology play in accelerating the realisation of remotely operated offshore platforms? • How are the advantages of microwave technology - bandwidth and latency - best put to use in oil and gas exploration and production? Speaker tbc, Microwave Communications Solutions Provider 4.00 4.10 Defining the important questions about Ka-band • What is the best frequency band for my satellite link? • Determining the best use for Ka-band • Is Ka-band destined to be restricted to Europe for primary communication? • Technology and specification update for Ka-band communications technology • Just how big a problem is rain fade? Could the frequency support telecoms needs in extreme weather environments? • What are the advantages of Ka-band in the digital oilfield? Simon Bull, Senior Consultant, Comsys Networking Lunch Satellite technology update: High-throughput satellite – Exploring the benefits of improved bandwidth and dealing with its deployment • Does higher throughput necessarily mean higher performance? • How will end users need to upgrade other legacy equipment to take full advantage? • Developing a pooled-bandwidth model for satellite - the benefits of having satellite on demand rather than specific site links Paul Febvre, Chief Technology Officer, Satellite Applications Catapult The impact of cloud computing adoption and information security • Cloud adoption is going to happen across all industries • The movement of different classes of data to the cloud will result in the adoption of different business practices • The use of different methods for achieving cloud security will mean different things to different companies and result in a heterogeneous ICT landscape Dr David Wallom, Associate Director - Oxford e-Research Centre, University of Oxford From GEO to LEO/MEO: Benefits of lower orbit satellite communications for the oil and gas industry • What’s out there? Introducing the different competing satellite technologies • Latency issues and impact on data throughput and user experience • 03b versus Iridium: Trading truly global reach for flexible broadband deployment • TCP/IP over satellite: A future-proof technology for the oil and gas industry? Ifiok Otung, Professor of Satellite Communications, University of Glamorgan Chair's Closing Remarks and Close of Conference Afternoon Tea x your registration to +44 (0)870 9090 712 or call +44 (0)870 9090 711 Supported by
  4. 4. INTERACTIVE PRE-CONFERENCE ONE-DAY WORKSHOP 18th March 2014, Marriott Hotel, Regent’s Park, London 09.00 - 16.30 Fundamentals of Satellite Communications Technology Overview of workshop This workshop provides a technical overview of satellite communications. It presents the principles of operation of satcoms and explores the advantages & features of this technology and its services. Key technology elements such as satellites themselves and terminals (including VSATs) are described, and features of system design are introduced. The fundamentals of link performance and link budgets are developed, and important associated terminology explained. Aspects such as modulation & coding, propagation and interference are also addressed, along with data service provision, design comparisons and challenges. The workshop presents technical detail based upon fundamental principles, but in the context of modern satcom systems. It includes a little very simple mathematics, but should be accessible to those without any prior specialist background. Why you should attend This workshop will provide a valuable foundation of technical understanding for all those connected with satellite communications, whether as system designers, users, installers, regulators, purchasers, or simply those wanting to understand this important technology. It will allow some critical appreciation of design aspects, opportunities and limitations. In particular the workshop will provide attendees with confidence in dealing with satcoms, its applications, terminology and parameters. Agenda 08.30 Registration 09.00 Satcoms overview & setting the scene - Outline of satellite communications & services. Strengths, opportunities & weaknesses of satellite communications. GEO and LEO orbit introduction. Basic architectures & links and frequency bands. Principal system elements: Satellites; Terminals. Users, service providers, services overview, ownership, operation, regulatory context. Coffee break 10.30 10.45 Link fundamentals - Key link parameters and their impact on system requirements & performance. Power, dB, concepts of basic link operation & trade-offs, fundamentals of link budgets, PFD, EIRP. Introduction to Noise & related parameters (noise temperature, NF), C/N, C/No, G/T. Modulation & Coding. Illustrative performance examples and trade-offs (GEO systems). 12.15 Lunch 13.15 Satellites, services & systems - Satcom frequency bands & characteristics: L-, C-, Ku-, Ka-band. Propagation aspects, availability, grade-ofservice. Orbits in more detail. Footprints, coverage. Satellite engineering principles and examples; design aspects & constraints. Multiple access schemes. Key providers and services overview. System comparisons and trade-offs. Coffee break 14.45 15.00 Operation, performance and constraints Antenna types and comparisons. Terminal & VSAT design, installation & constraints. Regulatory aspects & interference. Data services over satellite. TCP-IP issues. DVB-based services & standards. Commercial pressures & trends. Q&A. 16.30 End of workshop About the workshop host: Tim Tozer, Senior Lecturer, Department of Electronics, University of York Tim Tozer has over 30 years’ experience with satellite communications. He was involved in the design of satcom systems for the UK MoD for many years, and subsequently moved to an academic position at the University of York. He teaches extensively at both undergraduate and postgraduate level and has engaged in and managed numerous research projects related to satcoms. Tim is a named author on over 180 academic and technical publications. He was Chair of the IET Professional Network on Satellite Systems & Applications, and has been actively involved with the IET Summer School on Satellite Communications since 1985 – for the past several years as Course Leader. Tim has contributed to many other short courses both in the UK and abroad, including Workshops for the Global VSAT Forum (GVF); he was also responsible for setting up and running the York VSATs Course.
  5. 5. INTERACTIVE POST-CONFERENCE ONE-DAY WORKSHOP 21st March 2014, Marriott Hotel, Regent’s Park, London 09.00 - 13.00 Managed Network Services Delivering Value on the Global WAN In association with Overview of workshop This workshop will set out how a commercially flexible framework can be established for global network services in the Oil & Gas sector, covering the commercial and technical aspects of the provision of managed services on a global basis. The Oil & Gas sector is increasingly moving to a centralised data centre model and requires reliable communications with a consistent SLA across all sites. This workshop will show demonstrations of latest technology and service management tools as well as networking and discussions sessions. Why you should attend Cost savings and the availability of resource to manage your global WAN are increasingly on the agenda from not only the CFO but the CIO and IT management team. Find out how to optimise costs and resource whilst retaining control evidenced by current case studies. Agenda 08.30 Registration & coffee 09.00 Opening remarks - introductions 09.10 Managed network services overview – intelligent network outsourcing With an increasing move to centralised data centre access for user applications, how can the IT team ensure they prioritise managing users and not the service providers? CIO experience in this area will be explored. 09.30 Managing a global network • Organisation considerations • Geographical planning • Whose IP is it anyway? - Responsibilities of customer and provider • How much do you outsource to gain maximum benefit? 10.15 Technologies to support a global network How can the IT team take the pain from making technology decisions on the network? This session will describe a technology agnostic approach to advising on technologies to adopt whilst retaining control of the decision making. Morning coffee 10.45 11.15 Designing and building a global network • What is the real SLA and MTTR? • Demonstrations • Voice QoS • Throughput optimisation • NetFlow • Overcoming latency issues • Riverbed acceleration • Out of band management Discussion forum – current Issues and shared 12.15 learning We’re all in it together so how can we benefit from our shared experience as both vendors and IT teams, to improve service provision to our customers (the end users).Here we will explore how to drive WAN strategy. 13.00 End of workshop Your workshop leader: Gary Steer, CTO, Hermes Datacomms About Hermes Datacomms Hermes is a British company owned by its directors and backed by private equity with over 20 years of experience providing high quality, reliable and efficient communications to the oil & gas industry, particularly in difficult and challenging locations. We have a strong regional presence in the Middle East, Americas, Europe, Africa, Asia Pacific, Russia and Central Asia. Hermes now provides coverage in 88% of the world’s oil reserves and 92% of the world’s gas reserves. Hermes has over 13 offices in 9 countries and employs over 120 people worldwide, with over 400 VSAT installations and Earthstations in the UK, Denmark, Russia, Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan, UAE, Singapore, Australia and USA. Hermes provides service to several prestigious customers within the oil & gas industry, including Maersk, Parker Drilling, PSN, KBR, BP, Eni, Fluor, Petronas, to name a few. Our approach is to manage and control all aspects of the network, end-to-end, including licensing and logistics at both ends of the satellite link. That way, we ensure networks are delivered on-time and on budget, comply with local laws, and meet the most demanding operational standards.
  6. 6. OIL AND GAS TELECOMMUNICATIONS CONFERENCE: 19th - 20th March, 2014, Marriott Hotel, Regent’s Park, London 4 WAYS TO REGISTER WORKSHOPS: 18th & 21st March 2014 ONLINE AT www.oilandgastelecomms.com POST your booking form to: Events Team, SMi Group Ltd, 2nd Floor FAX your booking form to +44 (0) 870 9090 712 South, Harling House, 47-51 Great Suffolk Street, London, SE1 0BS PHONE on +44 (0) 870 9090 711 EARLY BIRD □ Book by 29th November to receive a £300 discount off the conference price DISCOUNT □ Book by 31st January to receive a £100 discount off the conference price Unique Reference Number Our Reference DELEGATE DETAILS CONFERENCE PRICES I would like to attend: LV E-039 Please complete fully and clearly in capital letters. Please photocopy for additional delegates. 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