Optimizing Midstream operations through digital transformation, innovation and technology

18 FEBRUARY 2020

HYATT REGENCY HOUSTON INTERCONTINENTAL AIRPORT
HOUSTON, TEXAS

2020 Speakers / Facilitators

Abraham Komattu of Chevron Pipeline & Power (CPP speaking at Future Midstream Automation Summit

Abraham Komattu

Enterprise Architect

Chevron Pipeline & Power (CPP

Harry S Saluja of Chevron Pipeline & Power (CPP) speaking at Future Midstream Automation Summit

Harry S Saluja

IT Advisor & Digital Delivery Lead

Chevron Pipeline & Power (CPP)

Jay Sharif of CVR Energy speaking at Future Midstream Automation Summit

Jay Sharif

Senior Applications Project Manager

CVR Energy

Cesar Fillizola of DCP Midstream speaking at Future Midstream Automation Summit

Cesar Fillizola

Automation Manager

DCP Midstream

Paul Abeyta of Delek Logistics Partners speaking at Future Midstream Automation Summit

Paul Abeyta

SCADA and Process Automation Manager

Delek Logistics Partners

Karthick Srinivasan of Delek US speaking at Future Midstream Automation Summit

Karthick Srinivasan

Director, Process Control Engineering

Delek US

Joshua Nix of Energy Transfer Partners speaking at Future Midstream Automation Summit

Joshua Nix

Senior Controls Specialist, Process Automation Control I&E

Energy Transfer Partners

Rob Ratchinsky of Engage Mobilize speaking at Future Midstream Automation Summit

Rob Ratchinsky

CEO

Engage Mobilize

Grover Clifton of Epic Midstream speaking at Future Midstream Automation Summit

Grover Clifton

Director of Measurement

Epic Midstream

Earl Crochet of Kinder Morgan speaking at Future Midstream Automation Summit

Earl Crochet

Director of Engineering and Operational Optimization

Kinder Morgan

Errol Reid of Marathon Petroleum Corporation speaking at Future Midstream Automation Summit

Errol Reid

Senior Logistics Business Improvement Specialist

Marathon Petroleum Corporation

Debashree Sinha of MPLX speaking at Future Midstream Automation Summit

Debashree Sinha

SCADA Systems Engineer

MPLX

Rogier Pouwer of Oxy speaking at Future Midstream Automation Summit

Rogier Pouwer

Automation & Technology Engineering Manager

Oxy

Chris Leonard of Plains Midstream Canada speaking at Future Midstream Automation Summit

Chris Leonard

Digital Strategy Director

Plains Midstream Canada

Andrew Goodreau of Valero Energy Corporation speaking at Future Midstream Automation Summit

Andrew Goodreau

International Pipeline & Terminals Project Manager

Valero Energy Corporation

The Midstream sector has remained the crucial link between production, processing and refining. In recent years, combined customer demand, regulatory pressures and price fluctuations have continued to drive the entire industry to operate in a more for less environment. This has forced operators to focus their efforts on optimizing efficiency, reducing costs, increasing safety standards and maintaining asset integrity to achieve operational excellence.

Maintaining pace with innovation is critical to remain competitive in today’s environment. Whilst organizational objectives are clear, the real challenge lies in the ability to define the right strategy, remain agile, balance ROI and lead change, whilst developing skills to empower stakeholders for digital transformation.

With this in mind, how will you drive innovation and ensure best practice technology selection, verification and implementation to optimize efficiency, improve safety and enable predictive asset integrity to achieve operational excellence for Midstream operations?

Tackling these issues head on, the Future Midstream Automation Summit 2020 will unite Midstream, automation and technology specialists in an interactive and collaborative setting to discuss best practice digital transformation and digital optimization.

The Future Midstream Automation Summit 2020, will enable you to:

Forecast future technology trends

Manage digital disruption and apply innovations to solve unique business problems

Effectively manage the costs

And the complexities associated with automation and digital optimization strategies to maximize ROI

Establish a digital foundation

Define the digital transformation and automation roadmap to ensure emerging technology projects are successful

Streamline the business

Integrate new technology and automated processes that optimize efficiency as well as reduce operating and capital costs

Exploit Industry 4.0

Apply digitization strategies that will improve safety and predict the health of assets

Lead business and cultural change

Through leadership and change management, empowering stakeholders for digital transformation

Who is the Future Midstream Automation Summit designed for?

VP’s, Directors, Chiefs, Heads of, Managers, Seniors, Leads, Engineers, and Specialists from Midstream Operators and Solutions Providers including:

Senior Decisions Makers From:

  • Digital Transformation, Digital Strategy, Digital Optimization
  • Automation
  • Advanced Process Control, APC
  • Controls / Control Systems
  • Engineering
  • Operations, Logistics
  • I&E (Instrumentation & Electrical)
  • SCADA, Data & Analytics
  • IT
  • Cybersecurity
  • Measurement
  • Leak Detection
  • Business Improvement
  • Asset Optimization, Asset Integrity
  • Innovation, Technology, Emerging Technologies
  • IoT

From across the Midstream sector including:

  • Midstream Operators
  • Midstream Service and Solutions Companies
  • Institutes
  • Associations
  • Technology suppliers
  • Consultants

What is unique about our event?

Moving away from the typical presentation heavy conference model, we have flipped it on its head. Our events still offer services for learning, networking and sales opportunities but with keynote presentations but a strong focus on collaborative discussions.

This allows our attendees to hear expert case studies, but also create their own agenda prior to the event and seek out those golden nuggets of information that often go un-answered. by putting their problems on the table and working through them as a group with their peers, competitors and partners.

Format explained:

  • Six keynote presentations focused on macro issues and the future of the industry
  • Twenty roundtable think-tank discussions to choose from with 5 different opportunities
  • Five different themes covering strategy, best practice, technology, innovation and digital empowerment
  • Five pre-scheduled face-to-face meeting sessions between vendors and delegates open to every operator
  • Technology and product demonstrations to learn more about solutions which have been developed to solve some of your unique challenges
  • Panel discussion featuring our roundtable think-tank leaders to summarize the day and answer questions from the audience
  • Networking drinks reception open to everyone

We will unite over 150 automation specialists from leading operators, service companies and technology providers to:

Gain an industry forecast of the midstream automation market, innovation occurring in the sector and how it is expected to evolve over the next 12 months to ensure your strategy is aligned to future possibilities

Work through unique challenges by networking, sharing, discussing and collaborating with automation specialists from across leading operators, solution providers, start-ups and consultants that have successfully solved your problems

Enhance operational efficiency across the entire organization through automation technology and process optimization that will reduce risk, improve safety and reduce costs

Leverage company data that will improve speed and accuracy of decision making and optimize production

Ensure new and existing technology selection is fully aligned to unique business objectives and designed specifically to solve pipeline and storage problems and enhance efficiency

Reduce risk and maintain all health, safety and environmental regulations and standards

2020 Sponsors

Gain an industry forecast of the midstream automation market, innovation occurring in the sector and how it is expected to evolve over the next 12 months to ensure your strategy is aligned to future possibilities

Work through unique challenges by networking, sharing, discussing and collaborating with automation specialists from across leading operators, solution providers, start-ups and consultants that have successfully solved your problems

Enhance operational efficiency across the entire organization through automation technology and process optimization that will reduce risk, improve safety and reduce costs

Leverage company data that will improve speed and accuracy of decision making and optimize production

Ensure new and existing technology selection is fully aligned to unique business objectives and designed specifically to solve pipeline and storage problems and enhance efficiency

Reduce risk and maintain all health, safety and environmental regulations and standards

Testimonials

“The approach to the conference created a collaborative environment where operators can openly discuss their efforts and needs. This allows a vendor company like Lavoro shape messaging to align to their objectives.”

Eric Fidler, CEO, Lavoro Technologies

"The Future Midstream Summit was different than I expected. However it was a good different! It was presented more like an open forum that allowed vendors, owner/operators and consultants to exchange ideas. This allowed for issues to be brought up along with their solutions. Gave a good perspective from different groups in the industry”

Mark Kachelmyer, Terminals Engineer, Kinder Morgan

“Great venue and conference to view and appreciate the latest thinking and strategies for automation in the midstream sector”

Joe Nassif, Director, Terminal Industry Programme, Emerson

“It should optimize and streamline processes - creating efficient and safe operations and production in low cost environment, however upstream industry history and entrenched practices are difficult to overcome - so while the automation technology is readily available it is not being utilized very well. It is therefore important to keep up-to-date”

ConocoPhillips

“I am so impressed by how Simon and AMG put this together. They did a great job! Very Professional. Thank you”

Mark Roop, Business Development, eSimulation Inc

“Excellent inputs from midstream end users in an open discussion format”

CJ, Mroz, President, eSimulation Inc

“It was great to hear industry leaders talk about their projects and transformations in the automation space”

IT Director, Flint Hills Resources

“The 2018 event was a great catchup with my exsisting network and also meet some new players from other markets that are finding successes by creating demand in the O&G market”

Robert Ward, President, Ward BDC

“My experience was that it wasn't how I imagined the event, but it was enjoyable”

Rodrigo Ramirez, Senior Sales Engineer, BLTI

“Great Forum to exchange ideas and to look at the adaption of proven technology in new applications”

Jeff Foster, CEO, Cimarron Energy

"I enjoyed the unique format - it created opportunities to interface with colleagues in the oil and gas Industry and get exposed to suppliers / vendors with noval automation solutions."

Rogier Pouwer, Automation Engineering Manager, Anadarko

"As a relatively new person to the automation world, this was a great opportunity for me to learn more about the industry"

Joel Bush, Wescom

“The Future Well Site Automation Summit brought together a number of technology leaders to share problems, solutions and experiences for the betterment of the industry. It's events like this that will increase the pace of technology innovation in the oilfield."

Mark Scantlebury, President and CEO, Extreme Telematics Corp.

“The format of the Future Wellsite Automation Summit was a great experience. I enjoyed seeing E&P companies as well as vendors all working towards the common goal of solving automation concerns throughout the industry."

Owen Skjonsby, Superintendent US Operations, Crescent Point Energy

“The event was like an open work session with various experts in the industry. No sitting and agonizing over power point slides, but rolling up our sleeves and working on real problems with real experts and peers. Very synergistic and well worth the time invested. The Well Site Automation Conference have enabled me to be about two years ahead of the curve. Right when people start to get excited about something, i'm able to reply, "yea we discussed that at length at Well Site Automation a couple of years ago...”

George Robertson, Cyber Security Advisor, Chevron

“Good meeting to discuss various issues related to automation and tech"

Ajitkumar Sreekumar, Vice President, IMI CCI

“Automation is the future, it is important to keep up-to-date
with the latest tech that can improve our operational capabilities”

IGL Services

“Automation is inevitable because of price volatility and the fact Labor is one of the biggest operating costs”

WJH Consulting LLC

“The hope is that automation at all levels improves efficiency”

Petronas

“It will reduce the dependence of manpower and increase the reliability of operation”

PPL

“Machines are now able to do more than manpower in many operations so I believe it will do great things in improving the industry overall”

Fluidtech Corporation

“In fully automated optimised fields you created improved profitability”

Petrobras

“The size of capital investments required and identifying the right tech is difficult,
making learning opportunities important”

SITEP

“Training and learning about automation tech is important, because without
trained staff automation gains will not be fully realised”

Danos

“Combining fabrication of sites with field support, engineering and design is important going forward”

ENGlobal U.S., Inc

“Automation is important in the future for improving safety”

ipem spa

“As usual, I learned new things and was challenged in my preconceptions”

George Robertson, Chevron

“I see it as a very integral part of improvement”

Oasis Petroleum

“Autonomy should be the goal of any wellsite. Driving efficiencies is important for every barrel now”

Ambyint

“By crunching high frequency data into information for fast decision making, It has helped us reduce downtime and has improved the way we work. Automation is increasingly important”

Schlumberger

“Production digitalization will change the ways operators are investing CAPEX and OPEX in the future”

TechnipFMC

“The next leap in productivity and profitability will be a result
of automation, digitalization and data management from IIOT”

Evokenak

“Automation would be help avoid accidents and other incidents”

Morton

“Automated Data Collection will improve operational inefficiencies, as long as the Data is presented to individuals with the authority to overview and review potential changes in operations, and also the Data must be presented in a legible and palatable manner. Automation teamed with data clarity is important”

Petropath

“It should optimize and streamline processes - creating efficient and safe operations and production in low cost environment, however upstream industry history and entrenched practices are difficult to overcome - so while the automation technology is readily available it is not being utilized very well. It is therefore important to keep up-to-date”

ConocoPhillips

“Automation will help to reduce human error, increase efficiency, and reduce recurring costs”

Bazooka Technology

“Increasing automation has allowed collaboration and sharing of expertise and
allowed us to prioritize our actions more effectively”

Chevron

“Automation allows us to reduce downtime and costs of operations, less and less manpower will be required”

Vine Oil

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