DWAYNE HOPKINS – Manager, Digital Oil and Gas Initiative, techNL
HON. ANDREW PARSONS – Minister of Industry, Energy, and Technology, Government of Newfoundland and Labrador (Video Address)
Session sponsored by: Equinor Canada
Open Offshore – Digitalization Roadmap
SCOTT HUMBER, Senior Manager – Digitalization, Aker Solutions Digitalization offers huge potential to boost the competitiveness of the Newfoundland and Labrador offshore, enhance safety and reduce emissions. This presentation will outline a path to creating a foundation for digitalization in the region and highlight some key digital initiatives of most relevance and potential value to NL including what are the barriers.
Session sponsored by: CAPP
Panel – Delivering Digitalization in the Offshore Moderator: SCOTT HUMBER, Senior Manager – Digitalization, Aker Solutions Perspectives of key stakeholders on the opportunities and challenges for digitalization in the NL offshore. • Operator: MIKE JONES, ExxonMobil/Hibernia Management & Development Company Ltd. • Global/Tech Supplier: PAOLA MARTINEZ, SLB • Local Supplier: JEREMY WHITTLE, Crosbie Group • Start-up/Tech Co: JOHN CADIGAN, Enaimco
Sponsored by: Omega 365
Session sponsored by: GRI Simulations Inc.
Improving Implementation 1 – People, Culture and Collaboration
What can be done to improve the pace, success rate and value derived from implementing digital initiatives, focusing on critical factors that are often more influential than the technology itself – regulatory requirements, risk and safety, and the talent needed to make it happen.
Introduction by Jon Allwood, Regional Director, North America, Hatch
The expression ‘data is the new crude oil’ is so often repeated that it’s practically a meme. And capital markets seem to think so too, with the lofty valuations they grant to the digital industry leaders, like Apple and Microsoft. The question is how can oil companies, with their footprint and huge resource base, become data driven. How can they harness their own data to improve the performance of the industry and capture some of that value. It is time to change the mindset of the industry from ‘data OR oil’, to ‘data AND oil’. In so doing, the industry can capitalize on its own immense data capacity, and become the digital giant it was meant to be.
Improving Implementation 2 – Risk and Regulatory
Moderator: GEOFFREY CANN, Author • Regulator’s perspective on digitalization – SCOTT TESSIER, C-NLOPB • Assurance of robotics and autonomous systems – DR. AMY DEEB, Lloyd’s Register • Human factors in control – DR. STEVE MALLAM, MI • Cyber-security – CHRIS PIERCEY, Natural Resources Canada (virtual)
Lessons Learned from the Digital Innovation Front Lines Moderator: MICHELLE SIMMS, President & CEO, Genesis
A panel of different perspectives from the digital innovation frontlines: startups, investors, and customers and their views on the successes and failures of digital transformation in the NL oil & gas industry and how to make investment more attractive and successful.
•Virtual Marine (virtual)
•ABHIJIT CHATTERJEE, Managing Director & Co-Founder, qualiTEAS
•ANTHONY PEACH, R&D Project Manager, Fugro
•CHAD COLLETT, CEO, SubC Imaging
Climate Change, Risk Mitigation and Digital Technology
SHAWN ALLAN, Global Technical Leader Digital Technology, WSP
Sponsored by: Subsea 7
Bannerman Room, Main Floor, SJCC
Day 2 – Digital Solutions
DWAYNE HOPKINS, techNL
AI and What it Means Today
SARAH BALDEO, CEO, ID Quotient Advisory Group
With almost 20 years of leadership experience, Sarah has successfully founded and exited two consulting firms, helped three companies IPO, and is currently CEO at IDQ Advisory. Her personal journey, career experience, and commitment to promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion have earned her several awards, including the 2023 Global Business Elites Top 40 Under 40 Awards, the 2021 University of Toronto Rotman Social Impact Award, and a nomination for the 2023 WXN Canadian DEI Award.
Session sponsored by: NL Innovation Centre
Technology for Integrated Operations (Remote and Autonomous Operations)
Moderator: DAVE RALPH, EQUINOR The use of digital technologies to integrate onshore and offshore operations will change the way we work in our offshore – making operations more efficient, productive, safer and with a reduced environmental footprint. This session looks at key technologies to enable remote and autonomous operations.
• Overview of Integrated Operations – DAVE RALPH, Equinor • Robotics – BILL DONOVAN, Kraken Robotics • Digital Twins – TRACEY MOLLOY, Digital Oceans Canada Inc. (DOC) • Digital Twin Simulation Environments to Support Development and Operator Training of Marine Robotics – DES GREENE, GRi Simulations • Connected Worker – CHRIS HARDY, C-CORE
Sponsored by: Cenovus Energy
Session sponsored by Aker Solutions Inc.
Data Science & AI/ML
How data is enabling the use of Machine Learning and Artifical Intelligence; how companies can leverage it to build their businesses; how it provided value.
Moderator – DAVID MCNEIL, ACOA
Technology and their role in lowering emissions and enabling the energy transition.
Moderator – BERNARDO FARAGALLI, ERI
VINCE PAYNE, Co-Founder & CEO OPAS Mobile
Why AI is the Future of Offshore HSE
Dr. DAVID MURRIN, Director NRC-OCRE
Sustainability through digitalization
PATRICK KELLY (Virtual) Chevron, OSDU
OSDU: Enabling data utilization to unlock business value
MATT ADAMS, NetBenefit Software
The increased importance of social impact and ESG reporting
STEPHEN CZARNUCH, Memorial Univsersity – AI Centre (virtual)
TAHRIN MARUF, CORSphere
Marine transportation optimization via AI
JENNIFER LAPLANTE, Chief Growth & Investment Officer, Ocean SuperCluster
Canada’s opportunity to be global leaders in ocean AI
Dr. LELSEY JAMES, Memorial University
Digitalization and CCUS
ALIM SOMANI, VP Digital, Hatch
“From Ocean Depths to Lunar Surfaces: Innovating Against the Odds”
Introduction by CHARLENE JOHNSON, CEO, Energy NL
Explore the future of resource extraction as we examine the technological parallels between lunar exploration and offshore drilling. This presentation will highlight how advancements in space exploration can influence and enhance deep-sea operations, emphasizing the journey towards more efficient, sustainable, and technologically advanced methods in challenging environments.
Parallel sessions looking at some pre-commercial, emerging technologies, or new technologies from other sectors that have high potential to disrupt the way we work and provide significantbenefits for offshore industries.
Moderator – MEAGAN KAY FOWLOW, NL Innovation Centre
Energy Research & Innovation Newfoundland & Labrador is a not-for-profit organization that identifies collaborative research, development and demonstration (RD&D) opportunities and facilitates projects on behalf of Newfoundland and Labrador’s (NL’s) offshore oil and gas industry. With safety as the foundation of our industry and the work we do, Energy Research & Innovation directs RD&D to support the offshore industry’s sustainability through technology development and innovation.
Hatchis a global engineering, project management, and professional services firm. We draw upon our 9,000 staff with experience in over 150 countries to challenge the status quo and create positive change for our clients, our employees, and the communities we serve. In 2023, Hatch was ranked as a top 20 International Design Firm according to the Engineering News-Record (ENR) rankings. The company has more than 65 years of experience bringing innovative solutions to the metals, infrastructure, and energy sectors.
We use our decades of experience and expertise to create relevant, high-value market solutions and technologies. Our mission is to help our clients design, build, and operate major assets in our industries and communities. Game-changing efficiencies are already being implemented to make these assets fit the future that the world aspires to. Technology—physical, digital, and beyond‒is transforming the ways we imagine and build assets and infrastructure. We partner with our clients to meet the challenges of today and tomorrow.