Conference Agenda

Navigating current market conditions and transforming your operations will require a fresh strategy and creative thinking. OilComm’s Advisory Board built this year’s conference to help you and your company innovate, focusing on sharing lessons learned, original ideas & perspectives, and short-term investments that lead to long-term gains. Additional sessions and speakers to be added in the coming days!

Please Note: All times listed are Central Time.


Tuesday, October 13

Tuesday, October 13
1:00 PM - 1:15 PM
Welcome to the first Virtual OilComm! (Opening Remarks)
Opening remarks by OilComm Show Director Mike Conti, followed by Conference Director Jeffrey Hill’s introduction of our opening keynote speaker, Mike Sommers.
Tuesday, October 13
1:15 PM - 1:45 PM
Opening Keynote: “Uniting Policy & Technology in Working Toward Cleaner Homegrown Energy” by API CEO Mike Sommers

“Uniting Policy & Technology in Working Toward Cleaner Homegrown Energy”

The natural gas and oil industry have risen to the climate challenge. Many companies have deployed new technologies that reduce greenhouse gas emissions, paving the way for the industry to deliver on the promise for a cleaner future. Mike Sommers, President and CEO of the American Petroleum Institute, will share the natural gas and oil industry’s trajectory as it unites policy with technology in working toward cleaner homegrown energy. By bridging this gap between the technical and the political, Mike can share how all natural gas and oil industry leaders can support and promote significant change and work together toward a stronger energy future.

Tuesday, October 13
2:00 PM - 2:45 PM
Presentation by Oceaneering

A special presentation by Oceaneering. More details coming soon!

Tuesday, October 13
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Cybersecurity Workshop: Protecting Assets in the Home Office and the Field

The COVID-19 pandemic was unprecedented. It created an environment where nearly all of our workforce transitioned to a work-from-home environment. This also created new vulnerabilities for our enterprise networks. What lessons did we learn from this world-changing event? How did COVID-19 change the way we approach network security? How do we handle managing networks that include integrated work and consumer devices in an environment we can’t monitor? Which videoconferencing platforms served the industry well during this period? Learn new approaches to manage your network security strategy that accounts for a large, remote workforce that extends to the remote oil field.

Wednesday, October 14

Wednesday, October 14
9:00 AM - 9:45 AM
How Do We Build the Future Without a Stable Oil Economy?

On several occasions throughout the last five years, oil prices have risen and fallen sharply for reasons often beyond the control of producers. Nobody knows what a ‘traditional economic cycle’ is anymore, or how long it will last. Without stability, how can oil and gas technologists build and complete the long-term projects that aim to not only keep their companies on the cutting edge, but also provide much-needed cost efficiencies? What does this latest economic downturn mean for the adoption of next-generation telecommunications, 5G wireless, and satellite constellations?

Wednesday, October 14
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
The Evolution of Data-Driven Oil Production

The “Comm” in OilComm powers the IoT, M2M, and smart device networks that power the digital oilfield. Integrating data-driven technologies into our operational workflow saves billions in operational costs and enhances the safety of our workforce in the field. How have these technologies performed during one of the most challenging years in our industry’s history? Does COVID-19 change the narrative on the importance of seamless connectivity and contact-less operations? What’s the argument for comms being the most critical investment during a period of crisis?

Thursday, October 15

Thursday, October 15
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Oil & Gas to Renewables: Technological Transformations for Our Industry

We find ourselves at the beginning of a new era for the energy industry. Oil and gas companies are investing heavily in renewable energy. What does this mean for the OilComm community and the technologies we work with? Several barriers must be overcome to effectively integrate renewable generation technologies. Renewable technologies must be cost competitive and meet operational requirements. How should technology providers and O&G industry end-users prepare for this change and create exciting new opportunities?

Thursday, October 15
10:15 AM - 11:15 AM
Enhanced Mobile Broadband (emBB) at the Remote Edge

This session will cover enhanced mobile broadband at the network edge, including 5G and connectivity from LEO satellites. While 5G boasts the ability to support massive machine-type communications for O&G, the present-day use case that will push 5G to the remote edge is Enhanced Mobile Broadband (emBB). This session will explore successful deployments of emBB to the edge, including details on costs, standards, and hardware. This session will also address the reliability of emBB services and what factors into most service disruptions. Additionally, LEO constellations are promising what would be the lowest levels of latency ever achieved by communications spacecraft. So, are LEO constellations for real? Can they serve the oil and gas industry as more than just a back-up?

Thursday, October 15
11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
OilComm Technology Showcase

Exhibitors highlight the latest, cutting-edge comms technology for oil and gas end-users. Details and speakers coming soon!

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