Safe and efficient midstream operations through automation and technology

19 FEBRUARY 2019

HYATT REGENCY HOUSTON INTERCONTINENTAL AIRPORT
HOUSTON, TEXAS

Breakfast and Registration Starts at 7.30am

2019 Speakers / Facilitators

Salil Patil, of Anadarko Petroleum Corporation speaking at Future Midstream Automation Summit

Salil Patil,

Automation Engineering Supervisor,

Anadarko Petroleum Corporation

Ali Raza of Apergy speaking at Future Midstream Automation Summit

Ali Raza

Chief Digital Officer

Apergy

Jim Sutterfield, of Arsenal Resources speaking at Future Midstream Automation Summit

Jim Sutterfield,

Automation Manager,

Arsenal Resources

Vicki Knott of Crux OCM speaking at Future Midstream Automation Summit

Vicki Knott

CEO & Co-Founder

Crux OCM

Cesar A. Filizzola, of DCP Midstream speaking at Future Midstream Automation Summit

Cesar A. Filizzola,

Automation Manager,

DCP Midstream

Mark McCormick of Emerson speaking at Future Midstream Automation Summit

Mark McCormick

Director, North America Midstream

Emerson

Jon Huckels of Enbridge Inc speaking at Future Midstream Automation Summit

Jon Huckels

Controls Supervisor, Facility Operations, Control Systems,

Enbridge Inc

Everett Wong P.Eng of Enbridge Inc speaking at Future Midstream Automation Summit

Everett Wong P.Eng

MBA, Manager, iPETH, Instrumentation, Process Engineering and Transient Hydraulics

Enbridge Inc

Andrew Aberg of Enlink Midstream speaking at Future Midstream Automation Summit

Andrew Aberg

Director Asset Optimization

Enlink Midstream

Michael Cuomo of Enterprise Products Partners speaking at Future Midstream Automation Summit

Michael Cuomo

Pipeline Control Room, Alarms Management Coordinator

Enterprise Products Partners

Chet Mroz of eSimulation speaking at Future Midstream Automation Summit

Chet Mroz

President

eSimulation

Scott Bender of Flint Hills Resources speaking at Future Midstream Automation Summit

Scott Bender

IT Director for Automation and Modernization

Flint Hills Resources

Eric Fidler of Lavoro Technologies speaking at Future Midstream Automation Summit

Eric Fidler

CEO

Lavoro Technologies

Chance Kirby of ONEOK speaking at Future Midstream Automation Summit

Chance Kirby

Manager Instrumentation & Electrical Controls,

ONEOK

Craig Harclerode of OSI Soft speaking at Future Midstream Automation Summit

Craig Harclerode

Global O&G and Industrial Chemicals Business Development Executive

OSI Soft

Allan Waller of Phillips 66 speaking at Future Midstream Automation Summit

Allan Waller

Terminal Controls Specialist

Phillips 66

Gurbaaj Dhanoa, PMP, MBA of PipeCom speaking at Future Midstream Automation Summit

Gurbaaj Dhanoa, PMP, MBA

Managing Director

PipeCom

Sean Carnahan of SkyX speaking at Future Midstream Automation Summit

Sean Carnahan

SkyX

Peter Boyle of Streamline Control Solutions speaking at Future Midstream Automation Summit

Peter Boyle

Founder & Chief Operating Officer

Streamline Control Solutions

Brian Sloan of TransCanada speaking at Future Midstream Automation Summit

Brian Sloan

Manager of Engineering (Automation & Controls East),

TransCanada

Stephen Adams of TransCanada speaking at Future Midstream Automation Summit

Stephen Adams

Lead Engineer Software & Cyber Security

TransCanada

Chris Peres of Williams speaking at Future Midstream Automation Summit

Chris Peres

Manager, Measurement

Williams

Simratbir Pannu, of XTO Energy speaking at Future Midstream Automation Summit

Simratbir Pannu,

Automation, SCADA & Control Systems Engineer,

XTO Energy

As the Oil & Gas sector continues to bounce back and production demands increase, it is creating an unprecedented demand for infrastructure to connect these resources with refineries and processing plants.

Whilst pipelines and storage infrastructure are being built quickly, it will take several years to remove the current bottleneck, forcing operators to focus on maintaining the integrity of existing assets.

However, with millions of miles of aging infrastructure to manage, combined with pressure to reduce CAPEX and increase OPEX, midstream operators are seeing automation technology as a solution to meet tightening legislation and regulatory compliance, maintain safety standards and achieve operational excellence whilst driving down costs.

The Future Midstream Automation Summit will be led by automation specialists from leading midstream operators who are achieving more for less by selecting, implementing, integrating and managing automation technology.

What will the Future Midstream Automation Summit 2019 focus on?

Achieving Operational Excellence and Efficiency

Building the business case to define the vision, prove the ROI and secure budget for automation technology and resources.

Process Safety, Risk Management and Compliance

Meeting process safety guidelines to remain safe and secure, mitigating risks, minimising incidents ensuring regulatory compliance.

Asset Integrity Management

Managing the upgrade, utilisation and optimisation of existing assets. To extend life and predict reliability through condition monitoring and preventative measures.

Identifying and Selecting Automation Solutions

Choosing the right technology solutions and providers to compliment and align with current and future business objectives.

Building the business case and proving ROI

Building the business case to define the vision, prove the ROI and secure budget for automation technology and resources.

Who is the Future Midstream Automation Summit designed for?

Directors, Heads, Managers, Leads, Analysts and Specialists from Midstream Operators and Automation Technology Suppliers including:

• Engineering
• Process Control
• I&E (Instrumentation & Electrical)
• SCADA
• Measurement
• Leak Detection
• Alarm Management
• Operations Support
• Pipeline Integrity
• Control Systems
• Asset Integrity

What is unique about our event?

Every organization, team and employee will face their own unique daily challenges. Whilst many common challenges exist; business objectives may vary, each company will vary in size, availability of budget will differ and so will available resources which means that a “one size fits all” method may not be effective.

Understanding this, the format is designed to drive value through the power of discussion, leaning on automation experts to structure conversations on specialist topics and lead them according to the objectives of the participants. This allows discussion to flow more seamlessly and create an opportunity to work through current problems by using the collective experience, not just from the facilitator, but all participants who have varying backgrounds and skills sets.

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

2019 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

“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

“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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