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SPE Knowledge Forum @ AOG 2020

March 11, 2020 @ 9:30 am - 4:45 pm

SPE WA are hosting a Knowledge Forum at the Australasian Oil & Gas (AOG) Conference on Wednesday, the 11th of March 2020. The Knowledge Forum will be held at the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre.

The full day SPE technical program is themed “Innovative Collaboration to Move Forward Together”, which includes the following four sessions:

  • 09:30 – 11:00 Collaborative Approaches Toward Exploration and Development
  • 11:30 – 13:00 Innovation on Robotics and AI for Maintenance and Inspection
  • 13:30 – 15:00 Innovative Technologies to Unlock New Opportunities
  • 15:30 – 16:45 Carbon Emissions – Heading to Zero

Each session will be facilitated by a chairperson with 3-4 speakers from major operators, service providers and academics to share their insights on the current trends, challenges and solutions in the oil and gas industry.

Session Title Session Time Type Title Name Affiliation
Collaborative Approaches toward Exploration and Development 9:30 – 11.00 Chairperson Jeff Zhang Wood
Speaker Chevron ABU Pipeline Digital Twin Euan Taylor Chevron
Speaker Subsea 2.0 James Martin TechnipFMC
Speaker A Perspective on Deep Machine Learning in Exploration Sean Driver Chevron
Speaker Multidisciplinary Collaboration in Field Development Andrew Tran Schlumberger
Innovation on Robotics and AI for Maintenance and Inspection 11.30 – 13.00 Chairperson Dean Finlayson Woodside
Speaker Unlocking the Power of Data and Serving the Frontline Andrew Corrigan Woodside
Speaker Multilimbed Robotic Platform – Acquiring the Unknown and Increasing Value Rick Naude Nexxis
Speaker A Guide to Avoiding the AI Trough of Disillusionment Alistair Scott-Farris VROC
Speaker Robotics – Leveraging our Comparative Advantage Chris Nelson CSIRO
Innovative Technologies to Unlock New Opportunities 13.30 – 15.00 Chairperson Andrew Buffin ResEval Consulting Pty Ltd
Speaker Technology to Unlock Long Subsea Tiebacks Zachary Aman University of Western Australia
Speaker Smart Slug Control and Suppression. Case Studies and Applicability for Aging Assets James Holbeach Wood
Speaker Connecting the Dots between Data Science and E&P Wisdom Michael Simioni ENDILA
Speaker Enrichment of Low Grade Methane into a Pipeline Gas by Adsorption Technologies Kevin Li University of Melbourne
Carbon Emissions – Heading to Zero 15.30 – 16:45 Chairperson Ghazal Avijegon Independent
Speaker Mitigating Climate Change by CO2 Geo-Sequestration: Influence of Rock Wettability on Storage Capacity and Containment Security Stefan Iglauer Edith Cowan University
Speaker The Prevention of CO2 Leakage in the Near Well-bore Environment Using Silica Sol Gels and the Use of Microfluidic Devices for Phase Behaviour Visualisation Tom Hughes Monash University
Speaker Emerging Materials for CO2 Removal in Oil and Gas Applications Colin Wood CSIRO

Please visit the AOG Conference Knowledge Forum website for further details.


Thanks to our sponsors and supporters, all sessions are completely free to attend.

We hope to see you there!


March 11, 2020
9:30 am - 4:45 pm
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