The modern Oil & Gas industry began in the mid-1800s. Although there is a deep legacy and history in this industry, it is one that doesn't shy away from technological advancement. In fact, because of the often obscure and unreachable locations where extraction takes place, there is a heavy focus on visibility into systems, remote service and accessibility, worker safety and training, predictive analytics, connectivity advancements, and more.
LiveWorx 2020 featured an Oil & Gas track with presentations focused on how technology is enabling this industry and enabling less downtime and more innovation. Below are links to the video recordings and presentations for some of the top viewed sessions to-date from the Oil & Gas educational track. Click here to access the full LiveWorx '20 Content Archive, featuring over 120 sessions in 15 different tracks and specialized content areas.
Pioneer Improves Gas Lift Operations with IoT
Sagar Aslapuram, Manager, Kalypso LP | Logan Stokes, Sr. Staff Reservoir Engineer, Pioneer Natural Resources | Joseph Pauly, SCADA Operations Engineer, Pioneer Natural Resources
Pioneer implemented an IIoT solution to improve gas lift operations in near real-time. Through integrating horizontal well data and compressor data within ThingWorx, Pioneer can now autonomously respond to compressor failures and minimize downtime. The logic implemented into ThingWorx alerts the remote operations SCADA team about disruption and reports how the system was stabilized. When producing from 1,000+ wells, it’s imperative to automate and streamline processes. ThingWorx has allowed Pioneer to achieve smoother operations and reduce the manpower required to react to field disruptions.
Building Energy of the Future
Tom Bowcutt, Flex CoE Lead – PowerShift Platform Product Management, EDF Energy | David Robinson, Head Innovation & Technology, Capula | Piotr Wykowski, IoT Expert, Transition Technologies PSC
Constant changes in the energy landscape make it hard to optimize power consumption. Solutions like Powershift help businesses and individuals reduce energy use and carbon footprint. With direct access to DSR schemas customers can cut consumption and save on bills. Firm Frequency Response allows managing sudden rises of demand to help the National Grid manage fluctuations in forecasted volumes or problems on the transmission or distribution network. Asset Management creates a digital representation of a physical asset bringing all characteristics and allowing them to remotely control assets on the site. With live monitoring of the assets AMS brings together customers and control partners. Powershift solution consists of many tools, systems, and components. Such a big project needs a good architecture. All parts must work together to deliver a reliable product to users. The agile nature of the project is a challenge taken seriously, leading to automation to deliver solutions with minimum downtime.
Igniting Energy System Development in A Highly Regulated System
John Kutsch, President, Whole World LLC Design Engineers
Many of us face large, complex, engineering projects with competing requirements in highly-regulated industries. With Creo as a backdrop, this session recording will show how the design engineers created one of the first complete engineering plans for a new type of Gen 4 Advanced nuclear power plant that will be put into production, how they kept their models flexible, and their hard-won advice to anyone who faces similarly complex projects. Specifically, the session outlines the broad and competing requirements definitions for the business case, the engineering systems, and how those competing needs were met with the help and power of Creo. Expect many pictures of the highs and lows along the way to designing the very definition of a ‘large, complex, engineering project’ - an Integrated Molten Salt Reactor.
Modernizing Technician Training with Augmented Reality
Wes Tomer, Augmented Reality Training Specialist, Atlas Copco VTS
Atlas Copco Vacuum Technique produces vacuum pumps and systems that are essential in a wide range of applications such as thin-film coating, mass-spectrometry, solar technology, steel-degassing, and food packaging. Manufacturing, sales, and distribution centers cover multiple brands and a vast range of products requiring service. Service technicians are spread across the globe in teams to maintain and repair a wide range of vacuum pumps. There is an ever-increasing need for training as new products are developed more rapidly. Traditional training methods require an instructor in a classroom setting, but Atlas Copco has added augmented reality (AR) training to provide a more modern, flexible solution. Self-paced AR training enables technicians to delve deeply into the content to gain a better understanding of products. It allows them to get 3D in-context guidance without having an instructor in the room, and learn while having their hands free to work on the physical product. Join this interactive session to learn more about how Atlas Copco is using Augmented Reality in its service business.
Unleashing the Power of Industrial IoT and Cellular Connectivity
Kiva Allgood, Head of Internet of Things, Business Area Technologies and New Businesses, Ericsson and Steve Dertien, CTO, PTC
PTC and Ericsson are partnering to make Industrial IoT and connectivity simple. By combining Ericsson’s leadership in cellular technology with PTC’s industrial expertise, enterprises can speed up cellular IoT deployment and realize the value of Industry 4.0. And lay the foundation for 5G to realize the benefits of network slicing, edge computing, and high reliability, low latency communications.
These are just a handful of the sessions from the Oil & Gas Track, be sure to check out the Archive to see them all.