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The 2021 ISA Digital Transformation Conference is scheduled for 14-16 September 2021 in Galveston, TX! Stay tuned for more event details.

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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.

Speaker Presentation Resources

Speakers and Presenters, are welcome to participate! Below you will find the instructions for participation, links for guidelines for formats and templates, instructions for submissions, and details about associated timelines. Your abstract and presentation will be assigned to a program committee member who will keep you informed about progress, provide feedback, and who will also serve as your contact for the day of your presentation at the conference. 

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 
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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. 

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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