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SMi Group's 7th annual Oil and Gas Telecommunications conference will focus on all aspects of your telecommunication needs, from initial exploration through to extraction, transport and processes with case studies delivered by senior industry decision makers from ConocoPhillips, Shell, Tullow Oil, DESFA and EnQuest. The two-day conference programme cover upstream, midstream and downstream aspects of oil and gas telecommunications, in addition to end-to-end operational requirements along with case studies on smart field optimisation, network monitoring, on-site security, offshore broadband telecommunications infrastructure, and IT security for exploration developments.

Oil and Gas Telecommunications

SMi’s 7th annual Oil and Gas Telecommunicationsconference, taking place on 19th and 20th March in London, will focus on the challenges currently faced by IT professionals, CTOs, network engineers and integrators responsible for procuring and implementing communications systems in offshore and remote environments. The two-day conference programme will feature senior decision makers from ConocoPhillips, Shell, Tullow Oil, DESFA and EnQuest sharing valuable insight on how they have overcome various technology challenges – whether from satellite, wireless, fibre, etc., while also addressing the implementation and operation of any communications network - interoperability, security, cost containment, scalability.

Key presentations at SMi's 7th annual Oil and Gas Telecommunications conference include:

  •     How to secure a demilitarised zone (DMZ) and provide a logical framework and design within an industrial automation control system network

Gordon Duncan, Security, Network and Telecoms Technical Authority, ConocoPhillips

  •     Frontier communication challenges

Berry Mulder, Global Program Leader Wireless Technology for Process Facilities, Shell

  •     Reducing the time it takes to collect and review seismic data from 2 weeks to 12 hours - technological innovation and the commercial benefits

Ian Theophilus, Global Infrastructure Manager, Tullow Oil

  •     Management and technology in cyber security - Delivering results more cost effectively in combination with people management

Petros G. Theodorakis, ICT Director, Hellenic Gas Transmission System Operator (DESFA)

  •     Use of microwave communications in “frontier” North Sea oil & gas operation

Alasdair Macleod, IT Project Manager, Knightsbridge Project, EnQuest

To view the full speaker line-up and conference programme, visit

Plus, don't miss two conference workshops on:
A: Fundamentals of Satellite Communications Technology | Led by Tim Tozer, Senior Lecturer, University of York | 18th March 2014, London, UK
B: Managed Network Services – Delivering Value on the Global WAN | Led by Gary Steer, CTO, Hermes Datacomms | 21st March 2014, London, UK

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