RFID Journal LIVE! 2010 to Feature RFID in Oil & Gas Preconference Seminar

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RFID Journal announced today that it has teamed up with the Oil & Gas RFID Solution Group to offer a special preconference seminar explaining how companies in the energy sector can benefit from radio frequency identification. The seminar will take place at RFID Journal LIVE!, to be held on Apr. 14-16, 2010, at the Orange County Convention Center, in Orlando, Fla.

RFID Journal, the leading source of news and in-depth information regarding radio frequency identification (RFID) and its many applications, announced today that it has partnered with the Oil & Gas RFID Solution Group to offer a special preconference seminar for businesses in the energy sector. The seminar will be offered at the eighth annual RFID Journal LIVE! conference and exhibition, to be held on Apr. 14-16, 2010, at the Orange County Convention Center, in Orlando, Fla., and will focus on how oil, gas and mining companies can benefit from using RFID.

"A growing number of energy companies want to do a better job of managing assets, ensuring worker safety and streamlining operations, and they are looking to RFID technologies for help," says Mark Roberti, founder and editor of RFID Journal. "We're pleased to be working with the Oil & Gas RFID Solution Group to share their expertise and case studies with our attendees."

Among the highlights of the one-day seminar, which will take place on Apr. 15, are:

  • RFID in Oil and Gas 101

Speakers: Dr. Pat King, Founder, Technologies ROI; Dr. Ben Zoghi, Professor and Director, RFID/Sensor Laboratory, Texas A&M University

  • Overview of Worldwide RFID Deployments

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

  • Using RFID in the Oil Field

Speaker: Scott Hunter, Engineering Services Manager, Weir SPM

  • Using RFID in the Gulf of Mexico

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

  • Using RFID for Laydown Yard Management

Speaker: John Crozo, Manager of Procurement, Zachry Construction Corp.

  • Using RFID Beyond the Downstream

Speaker: Dennis Enrique, Supply Management, Southern California Gas Company

"We are pleased to be working with RFID Journal again to help inform companies in the energy sector about how RFID can deliver value to their businesses," said Oil & Gas RFID Solution Group co-founder Konrad Konarski. "Today, members of the oil and gas community, and their counterparts, are achieving significant benefits by leveraging RFID technology, so I have no doubt we can show other energy companies how they can realize similar benefits."

In addition to the RFID in Oil & Gas preconference seminar, RIFD Journal LIVE! 2010 will focus on how all types of RFID technologies—active, Wi-Fi, passive ultrahigh-frequency (UHF), passive high-frequency (HF) and more—can be used to provide business visibility, enabling companies to streamline processes, lower costs and improve efficiencies. 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, four co-located events, the RFID Journal Awards and more.

What's more, LIVE! 2010 will feature technology exhibits and demonstrations conducted by the leading RFID companies worldwide. Motorola, whose RFID offerings are designed to help businesses simplify deployment, lower operational costs and achieve a return on investment, will be the event's cornerstone and registration sponsor. More than 175 RFID companies will exhibit at the conference, demonstrating their latest technology solutions. To become an exhibitor, contact sales@rfidjournal.com.

For additional information about this event, visit http://www.rfidjournalevents.com/live

About RFID Journal
RFID Journal is the leading source of news and in-depth information regarding radio frequency identification (RFID) and its many business 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 http://www.rfidjournal.com.

About the Oil & Gas RFID Solution 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 customers and refining their understanding of what the technology can do, and by developing systems with the consolidated efforts of industry professionals, the solutions group is creating scalable application systems and data standards, and is helping to generate understanding and adoption of radio frequency identification within the industry. Its members include BP, Dow Chemical, EPCglobal, FMC Technologies, Motorola, Oracle, Shipcom Wireless, Texas A&M University and the University of Houston.

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