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8:00 am Opening Keynote– Building an Enterprise-Wide Data Decision Making Culture with Change Management


How to create a culture of data driven decision making

  • Understand which tools and processes can we implement to achieve change management
  • Learn about the tools analytics tools that are helping companies drive decision making in upstream
  • Grasp the benefits of internal culture change

8:40 am How to Drive More Collaboration Through Applied Data Analytics


  • Understand how to break down internal silos and share more information internally
  • Drive team collaboration through better utilizing data
  • Improve and understand modern management techniques and how analytics can help

9:20 am Presentation by Neudesic

9:50 am Morning Coffee & Speed Networking

Track A: Innovating Data Architecture for Advanced Analytics

Track B: Applied Analytics for E&P Optimization

10.30 Building out your Cloud Infrastructure to Enhance Analytics Capabilities

  • Understand why the cloud allows data to move faster and increase its performance capabilities
  • Learn how cloud infrastructure enables data to be better utilized for real-time analytics
  • Optimize your internal data infrastructure with a comprehensive look at cloud solutions

Pankaj Sharma, Data & Software Engineering Manager, Sanchez Oil

10.30 Use Case – Utilizing Subsurface Analytics to Improve Critical Decisions Within Exploration

  • Visualize how analytical tools dedicated to subsurface imaging support decision making within exploration
  • Dissect subsurface case studies the comprehend how analytics are enhancing subsurface findings

Francisco Ortigosa, Director, Innovation Technology, Repsol

11.10 Audience Discussion – Optimizing Infrastructure

In your roundtable discuss the 3 core challenges in modern
data infrastructure:

  • Cloud Migration
  • Breaking Down Legacy Data Silos
  • Data Democratization

11.10 Audience Discussion – Developing Prescriptive Analytics

  • In your round tables discuss how you are utilizing prescriptive analytics and why ML can increase the capabilities to deliver increased insight

11.50 Optimizing Data Lakes – Overcoming the challenges of Data Lake Infrastructure

  • Understand the cost implications around optimizing data lakes
  • Learn how to build better software infrastructure on top of a data lake
  • Dissect why data lakes can help fully incorporate
    unstructured data into your analytics capabilities

Hayley Stephenson, Reservoir Analytics Engineer, Baker Hughes

11.50 Machine Learning & Advanced Analytics at Scale: A Platform Approach

Data Science (DS) solutions need to lead to actions to realize value. Production DS is not only about algorithms: data pipeline development, feature engineering, model validation and lifecycle management are fundamental components. At Equinor, we are approaching DS from a platform perspective. We solve different problem sets with a common “mold”. As a result, we reduce our implementation costs. We call this methodology epsilon-cost scaling. This is being applied to operational planning and predictive maintenance for instance. Details will be discussed including:

  • Data as a critical asset;
  • Platform approach to DS;
  • Epsilon-cost scaling advantages & constraints;
  • Focus on speed to build business impact

Fakhri Landolsi, Head of Data Sceience, Equinor

12:30 pm Lunch

Track A: Innovating Data Architecture for Advanced Analytics

Track B: Applied Analytics for E&P Optimization

1.30 How to Create a Data Management process that works with Higher Data Variety and Velocity

  • Learn how to best manage and optimize your infrastructure to best capture all data types
  • Optimize your data management tools to prepare for continued increases in data velocity

Melinda East, Leader Data Quality & Management, Equinor

1.30 Use Case – How Edge Analytics Provide Actionable
Information in the Field

  • Enhance insights into production optimization with analytics created from sensor and IoT data
  • Learn how to increase reservoir and well performance by understanding data being obtained at the source

Richard Copsey, Open Innovation Manager, Advanced Analytics, Anadarko

2.10 Unlock Real Data Capabilities Through Breaking Down Data Silo’s

  • Create more meaningful analytics by eliminating rigid data silos and create a more efficient way to share information across the business
  • Build a more holistic view of the entire business data ecosystem & enable faster, more comprehensive data analytics
  • Increase the capacity of information available for decision
    making by changing the way structure to data storage

David Fulford, VP, Gryphon

2.10  Make In-Depth Use Case Review PINK

Aria Aabakar, Subsurface Data Science Manager, Schlumbeger

2:50 pm Afternoon Coffee & Exhibition

3:20 pm Understanding AI – The Impact on Upstream and how it can Revolutionize Everything


  • Learn how AI is changing the way in which upstream companies are looking at their sensing operation
  • Understand how to best utilize deep learning to support reservoir predictions and improve reservoir management
  • AI is helping Upstream companies process information faster than ever before – increase decision speed – and optimize E&P production
  • Understand the AI role in deciphering the large data sets created through E&P and how it can optimize the way upstream companies discover

4:20 pm Happy Hour: Under the Hood Workshops


(x3) Partner demonstrating Data Application Tools 15 minute demos

  • Get hands on with the tools that that turn your data into decisions over a 60 minute demo experience
  • Learn hands on exercises and put your learnings into practice with a drink and your fellow analytics leaders

(Places will be given on a first-come-first-serve basis*)