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Training: 15 September 2020 Conference: 16-17 September 2020 Venue: The Tremont House, Galveston, Texas


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An abundance of recoverable reserves offshore has presented its own challenges to the upstream oil and gas industry. The new watch word is "efficiency," as operators focus less on discovery and more on efficient, uninterrupted production. 

It will take a digital transformation to make deepwater production sustainable in the current price enviroment. This two-day, single-track event hosted by the International Society of Automation (ISA) looks at applications of technology that accelerate the facilities design process, while improving safety and efficiency. Better data handling will work to speed commissioning and start up, which the dynamic digital twin, combined with machine learning, will improve uptime and minimize the risk to personnel. Operator will discuss real-world applications of enabling technology that have made deepwater projects viable at $40 and even $30/bbl.

Who Should Attend?

Asset owners, vendors, and service providers looking to leverage the latest technology to accelerate projects while improving safety and efficiency.

Proposed Conference Topics

  • Dynamic Digital Twin
  • Remote Inspection/Certification of Equipment
  • Machine Learning
  • Predictive Maintenance and Production Optimization
  • Through Sea Communications and Resident AUVs
  • The Critical Role of Service Providers
  • Safety and Cybersecurity 

Top 5 Reasons to Attend

1. View state-of-the-art products and technology services and solutions. 2. Gain a competitive edge by participating in ISA training courses. 3. Attend thought-provoking keynote sessions delivered by industry leaders. 4. Participate in a variety of technical tracks and topical sessions. 5. Network with peersand make valuable professional connections. 

Registration Fees

EARLY BIRD (on or Before 15 June):

Full Conference (After 15 June):

ISA Member: 640 USD Non Member/List: 800 USD Student/Retirees: 100 USD 

ISA Member: 720 USD Non Member/List: 900 USD Student/Retirees: 125 USD 

Committee Members

Ken Nguyen, BP - Chair Steven Mustard, National Automation Blake Carpenter, BHP Hani Elshahawi, Shell Tommy Bartus, Chevron Thomas Halsey, ExxonMobil Dave Lafferty, Iotium 

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