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Keynote Presentations: 
Senior Technology Advisor, CTO, BP
Global Team Leader, Shell Frontier Automation
CEO, Weightless

"This timeframe will absolutely allow for the most significant developments in the world of M2M to have just been announced. In other words, April of next year is a threshold for machine communications technology and the timing of your event could not be better for it to be topical and of significant interest"- Weightless 

“Wireless is the next inflection point in the process industries, and hesitant adopters should realise that they should leverage this innovation now if they do not want to fall further behind the curve” Dubai, July 3, 2013, TradeArabia News Service

The 2014 event will address how the Oil and Gas industry are overcoming the challenges of managing, monitoring and controlling assets and processes through new automation and communication technologies.

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.


Our conference will seek to address how Oil and Gas operators are managing assets and projects utilising new frontier technologies

 1. Upstream
  a. Exploration
  b. Production/Storage
2. Midstream
  a. Storage/Gathering/Transportation
  b. Processing
3. Downstream
  a. Processing
  b. Storage/Delivery/transportationInvited:


You will also gain first hand insight into the EU Petrobot project , "a consortium of ten European companies led by Shell which will develop robots which can replace humans in inspections of pressure vessels and storage tanks widely used in the oil, gas and petrochemical industry."


Zurich Financial Services
Device Management Forum
Sierra Wireless
Tullow Oil
National Oilwell Varco
Europa Oil and Gas
Maersk Oil and Gas AS
BG Group
Tullow Oil Plc
Conocophillips Norway
Imperial College London
Kuwait Oil Company
IHS Energy Group
INRIX Europe
Turkcell Iletisim Hizmetleri A.S.
Emerson Process Management
MOL Group
Total Petrochemicals France
Oxford Institute for Energy Studies
Scottish And Southern Energy Plc
Centrica Storage Limited
EDF Energy
Tullow Oil
M2M insights
Maersk Oil and Gas AS
Oak Ridge National Lab
Maersk Oil North Sea UK limited
Open Mobile Alliance
Ramboll Group A/S
Saudi Aramco
Ramboll Group A/S
Gas Technology Institute
Eon Ruhrgas
Tokyo Gas Co Limited
Naturgas Energia
Sui Northern Gas Pipelines Ltd
Serbia Gas
Eon Ruhrgas
Gaz System
 • Oil and Gas Companies
• Mobile Network Operators
• Mobile Virtual Network Operators
• Aggregators
• Integrators
• Device Manufacturers
• Infrastructure Development
• Service Providers
• Satellite Operators


• Head Control & Automation
• Head of SCADA
• Operations Manager
• Chief of Instrumentation & Control
• Managing Director
• Asset Management
• Head Measurement and Control
• Head of M2M
• Business Development
• Head of Emerging Technologies
• Director of M2M Integrated Solutions
• Head of Strategy and Alliances - Global M2M
• Health and Safety

2020 Imaging Ltd; 3ev; A D T Fire And Security Plc; Akendi; Analysys Mason; Arkessa Limited; Arqiva; ASL Holdings Ltd; Barco ; Cloudview UK Limited; Cobham Tactical Communications and Surveillance; Concirrus Limited; Cooper Security Ltd; CSL Communications Limited; Deutsche Telekom; Energy Networks Association; Fargo; Hughes Network Systems; Inmarsat; Iridium Communications; JSMT; Lloyd Asset Protection; M2M insights; Mask Tech G Mb H; Mirasys Ltd; Numerex; Powelectrics; Skywave Mobile Communications; Sony Europe GmbH; Stream Communications; Telenor Connexion AB; The High Commision of Canada to the United Kingdom; Three; Transatel; U D P Technology Limited; VCA Technology; Vodafone M2M; Wavestore Limited; Wyless Plc;

Conference programme

8:30 Registration & Coffee

8:50 Chairman's Opening Remarks

Abraham Joseph

Abraham Joseph, Founder, M2M insights

9:00 Frontier Communication Challenges

Berry Mulder

Berry Mulder, Frontier Automation Program Leader, Shell

  • Robotics: driving, flying, swimming, climbing. Where are they and how do we control them ?
  • Arctic & remote: how to create long-distance high-bandwidth communication to extreme locations ?
  • Collaboration & commercialization: when to go from spot-solutions to generic services ?  
  • Sensor networks: a hundred sensors is OK, a thousand is a challenge, how about communicating with a million?
  • 9:35 BP implementation and applications

    Blaine Tookey

    Blaine Tookey, Senior Technology Consultant Chief Technology Office , BP

    10:10 Morning Coffee

    10:30 Monitor Everything

    William   Webb

    William Webb, CEO, Weightless.org

  • Oil and gas characterised by huge numbers of pipes, valves, actuators, etc, often spread across whole countries
  • Monitoring devices need to be a few $ and have long enough range to achieve coverage everywhere
  • Weightless is the only global standard for wide-area M2M communications
  • Can be deployed by national operators or locally by owners of refineries or oil rigs
  • Paper will outline the technology, features, costs and timescales to deployment
  • 11:05 Making the Internet of Things real for your business

    Paul Green

    Paul Green, CTO, Arkessa Limited


    ·         The difference between Internet of Things and M2M
    ·         Using the IoT to transform your business
    ·         Potential IoT obstacles
    ·         Keys to accelerating implementations and time-to-value

    11:40 How the Internet of Things is catching up with the Oil & Gas Industry

    Tim Taberner

    Tim Taberner, VP Marketing Northern Europe, Eurotech

    It will soon be 15 years since Eurotech’s architecture model for the Internet of Things was first deployed in the oil & gas industry. This session will:

    ·         Explore the basic characteristics of the architecture
    ·         Examine what the drivers for its development were on the pipeline control systems being implemented
    ·         Determine how it has evolved into a cross-industry M2M integration platform with huge potential significance to today’s oil & gas industry

    12:20 Networking Lunch


    Chris Hook

    Chris Hook, Commercial Manager Track & Trace Solutions, Swire Oilfield Services
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    • Receive insight into some of the many challenges facing supply chain operations in the Oil & Gas industry today
    • Through the application of a range of auto-ID (M2M) technologies, achieve high fidelity, automated visibility of equipment and material in your supply chain
    • Hear about Swire’s innovative, collaborative approach to improving supply chain visibility and the application of industry-specific workflows
    • Provide operations staff access to cloud based information and deliver proactive alerts to improve operating efficiency

    14:20 How to use M2M and the Internet of Things to drive change

    Andrew  Yeoman

    Andrew Yeoman, Founder and CEO, Concirrus Limited

    15:00 Afternoon Tea

    15:20 Lubricating the moving parts

    Matthew  Smith

    Matthew Smith, Founder & Principal Consultant, Fieldcloud

  • From sensor to engineer desktop (and back again)
  • Current situation - a veritable cast of thousands, will your automation system and support organization scale to fit the oncoming data deluge?
  • Information security, rights management, traceability and business relationships
  • The promise of efficient production and reservoir optimization workflows
  • Defining tomorrow’s (oil)fieldcloud
  • 16:05 Opportunities in risk reduction through application of robotics and sensors for inspection and maintenance in petrochemical industry

    Timothy Black

    Timothy Black, Robotic Inspection Technology Engineer, Petrobot Project EU Commission

  • Rapid advances in robotic technology and sensors enable new inspection strategies in principle to reduce human exposure to confined spaces, thus increasing safety.
  • Examples of recent developments and applications will be highlighted
  • Although technology is rapidly developing substantial barriers need to be overcome to enable real world field applications on a significant scale.
  • The Petrobot project, a recently started EU subsidized project executed by a consortium led by Shell, aims to speed up field deployment by addressing key issues in market development.
  • Possible ways forward and further opportunities will be discussed.
  • 16:40 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day One

    8:30 Registration & Coffee

    9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

    Abraham Joseph

    Abraham Joseph, Founder, M2M insights

    9:10 Satellite M2M devices, connectivity and platforms

    John Bourke

    John Bourke, Head of Systems and Services, Satellite Applications Catapult


    ·         Introduction to the Satellite Applications Catapult
    ·         Satellite M2M devices
    ·         Connectivity options
    ·         Satellite data platforms
    ·         Facilities provided by Catapult

    9:50 Disruptive innovations with mobile GIS

    Alicia Farag

    Alicia Farag, Program Manager, Gas Technology Institute


    • Utilize new geospatial technologies for improved data quality and back-office efficiency
    • Create customized field data collection solutions with modular hardware made possible with tablet computers
    • Eliminate manual data entry with barcode scanning, GPS, and RFID technologies
    • Create geospatial data sets of all inspection, survey, and maintenance data
    • Provide comprehensive tracking and traceability throughout an asset's life

    10:30 Morning Coffee

    10:50 Efficient wireless data collection in an oil & gas environment with a secure and scalable device-to-cloud approach

    Benoit Tournier

    Benoit Tournier, Business Development Director, Sierra Wireless

  • What solutions exist to simplify, scale and reduce cost of M2M deployment?
  • What are the wireless communication technology that match constraint of the oil and gas industry?
  • Use cases of oil and gas M2M deployments
  • 11:30 Opportunities for M2M to positively impact the oil and gas ecosystem

    Alex Brisbourne

    Alex Brisbourne, President & Chief Operating Officer, KORE Telematics

    From extraction to distribution, M2M is affecting the oil and gas industry in greater ways than ever before.  Alex Brisbourne will discuss the top business reasons companies should consider M2M - regardless of their part in the supply chain.

    12:10 Networking Lunch

    13:30 Building M2M Networks which can scale and can be trusted

    Iain Davidson

    Iain Davidson, Marketing Manager, Freescale Semiconductor

  • Connecting the hordes (of sensors)
  •  How to protect your assets once you connect them to the internet
  •  The best energy saving mode is OFF
  •  Extending the lifetime of installed assets
  • 14:10 Lone worker Safety - ensuring worker safety and compliance

    Michael  Elliott

    Michael Elliott, Director, Over-C Ltd

    Case studies will be drawn from projects below;
    Tracking Metropolitan Police Marine Officers for the 2012 Olympics
    Monitoring G4S staff safety on Oil & Gas sites throughout Africa
    Operating Intrinsically safe solutions for helicopter crews in the North Sea

  • Duty of care to lone workers and the law
  • Preparing the communication link between the office and the field worker
  • The ability to control risks and manage worker expectation
  • The importance of counting workers out and back in
  • Intrinsically safe devices, options and limitations?
  • Need for communication when cellular is not an option
  • Delivering productivity in hostile environments – beyond lone working
  • 14:50 M2M/IOT Management and Security Challenges in the Oil and Gas Industry

  • Examining the recent evolution of devices, platforms, applications and services
  • Understanding future management and security challenges in M2M/IOT
  • Examining the unique management and security challenges in the oil and gas industry
  • Identifying the leading players addressing M2M/IOT management and security challenges in the oil and gas industry
  • Abraham Joseph

    Abraham Joseph, Founder, M2M insights

    15:30 Chairman’s Closing Remarks

    15:35 Afternoon Tea



    Berry Mulder

    Berry Mulder

    Frontier Automation Program Leader, Shell
    Blaine Tookey

    Blaine Tookey

    Senior Technology Consultant Chief Technology Office , BP

    Abraham Joseph

    Founder, M2M insights
    Abraham Joseph

    Alex Brisbourne

    President & Chief Operating Officer, KORE Telematics
    Alex Brisbourne

    Alicia Farag

    Program Manager, Gas Technology Institute
    Alicia Farag

    Andrew Yeoman

    Founder and CEO, Concirrus Limited
    Andrew  Yeoman

    Benoit Tournier

    Business Development Director, Sierra Wireless
    Benoit Tournier

    Berry Mulder

    Frontier Automation Program Leader, Shell
    Berry Mulder

    Blaine Tookey

    Senior Technology Consultant Chief Technology Office , BP
    Blaine Tookey

    Chris Hook

    Commercial Manager Track & Trace Solutions, Swire Oilfield Services
    Chris Hook

    Chris has over 25 years’ experience in the creation, development and application of auto-ID products and systems, especially RFID. Throughout his career, Chris has led initiatives to bring disruptive, innovative auto-ID technologies to market, always with a keen eye on enabling business process transformation. Representing Deloitte Consulting, Chris significantly assisted in the creation of the RFID Research Center at the University of Arkansas and held a seat on the Center's Advisory Board. In recognition of his distinguished contributions to the auto-ID industry, Chris is a lifetime member of the “AIDC100”, an independent organization whose peer-elected members are the top thought leaders and practitioners in the field of auto-ID systems.

    Iain Davidson

    Marketing Manager, Freescale Semiconductor
    Iain Davidson

    John Bourke

    Head of Systems and Services, Satellite Applications Catapult
    John Bourke

    Matthew Smith

    Founder & Principal Consultant, Fieldcloud
    Matthew  Smith

    Michael Elliott

    Director, Over-C Ltd
    Michael  Elliott

    Paul Green

    CTO, Arkessa Limited
    Paul Green

    Tim Taberner

    VP Marketing Northern Europe, Eurotech
    Tim Taberner

    Timothy Black

    Robotic Inspection Technology Engineer, Petrobot Project EU Commission
    Timothy Black

    William Webb

    CEO, Weightless.org
    William   Webb

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