New Seminar About RFID in the Oil and Gas Industry at RFID Journal LIVE! 2009

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RFID Journal and the Oil & Gas RFID Solutions Group Consortium have teamed up to offer a special seminar design to educate companies in the oil and gas sector regarding how they can benefit from RFID. This one-day seminar will be held in Orlando on Apr. 27-29.

New York Mar. 12, 2009-- RFID Journal LIVE! 2009, the world's premier conference and exhibition focused on radio frequency identification and its many business applications, will feature a new preconference seminar, RFID in Oil and Gas, on Apr. 27. The seminar will be hosted by the Oil & Gas RFID Solutions Group Consortium.

"This is a critical time, when oil and gas companies are seeking to cut costs and better manage their complex activities, and RFID technology can certainly help," said Mark Roberti, founder and editor of RFID Journal. "We're pleased to be working with the leaders in this field, the Oil & Gas RFID Solutions Group, to bring their insight into the applications for RFID in this industry."

The following sessions will be among the highlights of this unique conference:

  •     How BP Uses RFID on Rigs, at Refineries and Across Remote Pipelines

Speaker: Curt Smith, Director of Applications, Chief Technology Office, BP

  •     Using RFID in the World's Harshest Conditions

Speakers: Patrick F. King, Global Electronics Strategist, Michelin; R.J. Robinson, Prototyping Specialist, University of Kentucky

  •     How Dow Chemical Is Leveraging RFID

Speaker: Craig Casto, Global Auto-ID and Label Technology Leader, Dow Chemical

  •     Why to Deploy RFID and Other Wireless Technologies During an Economic Downturn

Speakers: Sam Falsafi and Konrad Konarski, Co-Founders, Oil & Gas RFID Solution Group Consortium

  •     National Oilwell Varco: Tracking and Servicing Oil-Field Assets

Speaker: Ashe Menon, Product Line Manager for RFID, National Oilwell Varco

"RFID Journal LIVE! is the most important RFID event in the world, so we are very pleased to be working with RFID Journal to educate executives in the oil and gas sector about how this technology can benefit their business today," said Konrad Konarski, co-founder of the Oil & Gas RFID Solution Group Consortium. "All attendees will receive several white papers our group has produced, which outline the applications and how they can improve the way oil and gas companies do business."

RFID Journal LIVE! 2009, the seventh annual event produced by RFID Journal, will be held on Apr. 27-29, 2009, at the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin in Orlando. This year's event will feature eight industry-specific and how-to conference tracks, nine in-depth preconference seminars, fast-track CompTIA RFID+ training and certification, the RFID Journal Awards, and numerous technology exhibits and demonstrations conducted by leading technology firms. In addition, four co-located events have been designed to provide added value to attendees by enabling them to access additional education sessions.

For additional information regarding RFID Journal LIVE! 2009 and its co-located events, please visit

About RFID Journal
RFID Journal is the leading source of news and in-depth information regarding radio frequency identification (RFID) and its many applications. Business executives and implementers depend on RFID Journal for up-to-the-minute RFID news, in-depth case studies, best practices, strategic insights and information about vendor solutions. This has made RFID Journal the most relied-upon and respected RFID information resource, serving the largest audience of RFID decision makers worldwide--in print, online and at face-to-face events. For more information, visit

About the Oil & Gas RFID Solutions Group
The Oil & Gas RFID Solution Group (OGR) brings together select industry subject-matter experts, academic researchers and technology service providers to identify, define, develop and deploy cutting-edge solutions for exploration, production, drilling, refining, petrochemical processing and field-product manufacturing in the oil, gas and petrochemical markets. By educating and refining customers' understanding of what the technology can do for them, and by developing systems with the help of a consolidated effort of industry professionals, the group creates scalable application systems and data standards, and helps to generate understanding and adoption of RFID within the Industry. Its founding members include Texas A&M University, Motorola, Merlin Concepts & Technology, Shipcom Wireless, Avery Dennison, Dow Chemical, BP, the University of Houston and EPCglobal. For more information, visit


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