M2M Monitoring Services a Growing Trend for Satellite Usage | M2M for Oil and Gas

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SMi’s 2nd annual M2M for Oil and Gas conference, taking place on 28-29 April in London, will address how oil and gas operators are beginning to overcome the challenges of managing, monitoring and controlling assets and processes by utilising new frontier technologies. The two-day event programme will address these recent developments in technology and implementation through keynote presentations, interactive panel debates and technology sessions offered by our expert speaker line up which includes senior representatives from BP, Shell and Petrobot among others.

M2M for Oil and Gas

Satellite connectivity solutions are expanding into less visible industries. Beyond wearable technology and expanded access to smartphones and personal devices, the need for remote monitoring technology is driving demand for solutions to exist where people are not overly present. By leveraging satellite, companies are able to receive a steady stream of information about the status of their resources and infrastructure. These satellite-enabled machines can provide regularly scheduled status updates with a high degree of accuracy and can catch details that might be otherwise overlooked. Oil and gas companies and their demand for Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) applications are driving a move toward more intelligent, more comprehensive monitoring applications to manage offshore and remote sites. (Source: Via Satellite, 13 February 2014, 'M2M Monitoring Services a Growing Trend for Satellite Usage', http://www.satellitetoday.com/technology/2014/02/13/m2m-monitoring-services-a-growing-trend-for-satellite-usage/?hq_e=el&hq_m=2831117&hq_l=5&hq_v=1f0402f11a)

Against this backdrop, SMi’s 2nd annual M2M for Oil and Gas conference will feature senior industry decision makers from Shell, BP and Petrobot among others detailing how oil and gas companies stand to benefit from these new automation and communication technologies. The two-day conference programme will provide the ideal platform to address these latest developments through case studies, technology sessions and networking opportunities with key industry leaders from an array of oil and gas companies. From overcoming barriers in hostile regions, remote locations, unmanned environments and coping with disruptive weather conditions, to monitoring well sites, pipeline performance, worksites, field personnel and data collection; stakeholders will gain further understanding of what current technologies are being utilised and how new technology solutions can increase operational efficiency, reduce maintenance costs, enhance safety and centralise control.

Speaker Panel includes:

  • Blaine Tookey, Senior Technology Consultant, Chief Technology Office, BP
  • Berry Mulder, Global Program Leader Wireless Technology for Process Facilities, Shell
  • Prof. William Webb, CEO, Weightless
  • David Boswarthick, Director of Committee Support Center, ETSI
  • Brian Partridge, Vice President, Yankee Group
  • Iain Davidson, New Business Development, Networks, Freescale Semiconductor
  • Olivier Pauzet, Vice President, Marketing & Market Strategy, Sierra Wireless
  • Paul Green, Chief Technology Officer, Arkessa

To view the full speaker line-up and conference programme, visit http://www.smi-online.co.uk/2014m2m-oilandgas23.asp.

Plus, don’t miss the post-conference workshop taking place on 30th April 2014:
Big Data in M2M for Oil and Gas | Led by Ali Rebaie, Independent Big Data Analyst & Consultant, Rebaie Analytics Group

The workshop will first provide an overview of Big Data and its opportunities. The second part of the workshop will focus on big data for oil & gas. We will present the data growth in oil & gas, current challenges of oil & gas companies when it comes to big data and the emerging types of big data analytics applications.

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