Weatherford Enterprise Software Conference 2019

7 - 8 October 2019

Accelerate Production 4.0

CygNet and ForeSite platforms are the backbone of your Production 4.0 systems. Join us as we reveal updates to your enterprise-wide platforms, discuss best practices, and hear from influential oilfield operators and Weatherford technology partners including Microsoft, Amazon, and Google.

We look forward to meeting you at the industry’s only Production 4.0 forum.

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CONFERENCE AGENDA

 

 

Monday, October 7

Preconference Training - 9 am to noon

Leveraging Real-Time Surveillance, Production Optimization, and Operations Management  

This ForeSite course provides an overview of production-optimization surveillance. Attendees will use a demonstration system to monitor KPIs and learn management-by-exception as well as group-status for alarms. Users will perform nodal analysis to verify well-operating conditions, utilize well tests to calibrate well models, and create workover jobs for operations management.

*Requires personal laptop to participate with hands-on learning

Vineet Chawla and Zhou Gao,
Weatherford
Configuring Your IoT Data Management Platform with MQTT Protocol

This introductory CygNet overview provides an interactive experience installing and configuring the IoT platform to publish real-time data using MQTT protocol. Attendees will modify a DTF to consume MQTT data using the Sparkplug protocol into the CygNet UIS and IoT EIE.

*Requires personal laptop to participate with hands-on learning

Luke Williams,
Weatherford
Deploying Next-Generation, IoT-Based Automation for Autonomous Well Management

This course is an overview of ForeSite Edge deployment and operations. Attendees will experience a live ForeSite Edge demonstration, including well details and field procedures. Users will also have hands-on experience with real-time, high-frequency well data, intelligent alerts, and autonomous control.

*Requires personal laptop to participate with hands-on learning

Jeff Bruce and Henry Junior,
Weatherford

CygNet Breakout Sessions - 1 to 6 pm

Using CygNet Relative Facilities  
Take a technical deep-dive into relative-facility concepts and design considerations. This conversation will include Canvas-configuration examples as well as how to resolve relative facilities via API. Blake Miller,
Weatherford
Ask the CygNet-Pros
Bring all your unanswered CygNet questions for this panel of experts offering decades of hands-on knowledge and field expertise. Blake Miller, Rick Stember, and Ryan Ackerman,
Weatherford
CygNet Measurement and Dispatch Update
Get a full review of the latest releases of CygNet Measurement and Dispatch along with product roadmap updates. Jake Allred, Weatherford
What’s New in Canvas
Check out CygNet 9.4 enhancements including new controls, improved facility resolution, and an all-new alarm notification system. Walter Goodwater, Weatherford
New Feature Reveal: Enhanced Alarm Configuration
See the new alarm capabilities within CygNet that allow additional point states and values for determining alarm states. Learn how to leverage enhanced alarm configurations in your environment to help reduce alarm false positives. Rick Stember, Weatherford
CygNet New Features Overview and Roadmap
Review the most recent releases of CygNet SCADA as well as our planned updates for the platform. Jake Allred, Weatherford
What’s New in Bridge API
See the latest features that make CygNet data more accessible via REST APIs as well as new benefits related to alarms, devices, and notes. See demonstrations of the new two-factor authentication features that give added security to Bridge API deployments. Eric Nakaki, Weatherford
Upkeep for Your ESE/SQL Database
Explore the underlying technologies that support CygNet databases. Then get the necessities for successful setup and backup as well as how to avoid common pitfalls and maintenance mistakes. Andrew Chan, Weatherford
Troubleshooting Device Communications
Learn to monitor and diagnose communication issues including details on EIE comm-bytes and how to read them with the CRC generator. Andrew Chan, Weatherford
Budgeting Your CygNet Cache
Learn how CygNet services cache data and how different types of cache can improve system performance. Plus get tips for determining the optimum cache sizes for your CygNet databases. Eric Kramer, Weatherford
CygNet on the Edge and Cloud
Move your SCADA operations to the Edge. Join us for this discussion on how to collect data from the worksite, send it to the Cloud, and present analyzed information via Canvas. Ryan Ackerman and Guy Elliott, Weatherford
Connecting with CygNet Education
Learn about new plans for CygNet education and training. These include videos on how GitHub can help you learn about BridgeAPI and Canvas, and how training and support are working to serve you better. Luke Williams, Weatherford
EP Energy: FlowCal to CygNet Measurement Migration
Join EP Energy representatives as they share their experience replacing their FlowCal system with CygNet Measurement, including strategies, methodology, and advantages. Robert Love, EP Energy and Jake Allred, Weatherford
Continental Resources: Leverage IoT Tools to Stream Data to Additional Historians
Join Continental Resources as they review their process to use the CygNet Link service and MQTT to stream real-time data to additional historians. O’Ryan Newton, Continental Resources
Denbury Resources: Canvas Migration
Hear Denbury Resources share their Canvas migration experience. They will share lessons learned while replacing Studio/Vision screens as well as the process for re-imagining the Denbury HMI using Canvas tools. Geoie Robuck, Denbury Resources, and Walter Goodwater, Weatherford
Primer: CygNet Migration Process and Tools
Learn how to identify, extract, and transform CygNet SCADA and Measurement data for CygNet scripts, screens, and hierarchy migrations. Jacob Dykes, Weatherford
CygNet for Pipeline: Lessons Learned
Journey through a multi-state pipeline implementation including how to identify and manage future issues. Srinivasulu Katta, Weatherford
Filling the Gap Between the Field and the Office
See how CygNet Measurement can help your business bridge the gap between field activities such as calibrations and gas sampling. Chris Santerre, Weatherford
High-Performance HMI using Canvas
Develop CygNet Canvas screens that comply with high-performance HMI principles. This workshop shows real examples of how to migrate from a non-HP-HMI screen to an HP-HMI Canvas screen, including a live demonstration. Lawrence Liu, Weatherford
The Future of Oil and Gas SCADA
Participate in an open panel discussion on technological innovations and emerging industry requirements that shape the future for oil and gas SCADA. The panel will also cover upcoming regulatory changes, the threat of cyber attacks, and more. Bimal Venkatesh and Jake Allred, Weatherford

ForeSite Breakout Sessions - 1 to 6 pm

Security and Efficiency on the Cloud  
Enjoy a reliable and fast user experience while maintaining tight security within the Cloud architecture. Learn tips on how to maximize implementation speeds as well as save on project CAPEX. Oscar Aviles and Raja Jagannathan, Weatherford
Autonomous Wellsite Management with Edge Computing
Discover how ForeSite Edge leverages high-frequency data and advanced IoT-enabled hardware to deliver the ultimate boost in asset performance and profitability. Kevin Lawson and Joseph Maher, Weatherford
Implementing Production 4.0
Create the foundation for intelligent production optimization and autonomy by identifying the SCADA and engineering data needed to implement ForeSite. Chris Bates, Weatherford
Migrating to ForeSite from Legacy Software Systems
Identify, extract, and transform Legacy SCADA and optimization data for use with ForeSite. Alejandro Medina, Weatherford
Using ForeSite Business Intelligence to Drive Strategic Insight
Level up your business acumen with ForeSite tools including powerful maps, tile charts, and field comparisons that empower business decisions. Naser Hosseini, Weatherford
Automated Well Modeling
Explore how Noble and Weatherford partnered to automate a manual process while enhancing data quality and productivity. Hear how Noble avoids manual changes for their surface and subsurface equipment—including ForeSite, the controller, and other locations—for both new and producing wells. Juyla Noah, Noble, and Luis Castillo, Weatherford
Production Allocation
Learn about current and planned production-allocation workflows in ForeSite. These workflows leverage automated well test, wellbore, and surface network modeling to create a digital twin of the asset, which enables flow modeling from the reservoir to the export point. We’ll outline how well test establishes the inflow, well models provide the inferred production, and surface network models support the phase interactions in the pipeline and surface facilities. Rakesh Rai, Weatherford
PCP Optimization
Learn key ForeSite optimization workflows that continuously optimize PCP wells. Hear concepts that stabilize operations, increase production, boost lift efficiency, and also reduce cost per barrel and failure frequency. Colby Burns, Weatherford
Autonomous Controls at the Edge
Experience the value of autonomous control and learn how to customize your own controls with ForeSite Edge. This course will illustrate how high-frequency data and modelling at the wellsite can change static controller setpoints dynamically and autonomously. Dean Calder, Weatherford

Social Functions

Casino Night - 6 to 9 pm

Tuesday, October 8

Keynote Session - 9 am to noon

Opening – 9 to 9:10 am

Executive Welcome – 9:10 to 9:25 am
          Kyle Chapman, President of Production, Weatherford

Executive Keynote Panel – 9:25 to 10:25 am
          Apache Corporation
          Targa Resources
          McKinsey & Company
          Amazon Web Services

Break – 10:25 to 10:40 am

ForeSite and CygNet Updates –10:40 to 11:10 am
          Manoj Nimbalkar, Vice President for Production Automation and
          Software, Weatherford

Technology Panel – 11:10 am to noon
          Microsoft
          Google
          And more

CygNet Breakout Sessions - 1 to 5 pm

Using CygNet Relative Facilities  
Take a technical deep-dive into relative-facility concepts and design considerations. This conversation will include Canvas-configuration examples as well as how to resolve relative facilities via API. Blake Miller,
Weatherford
Ask the CygNet-Pros
Bring all your unanswered CygNet questions for this panel of experts offering decades of hands-on knowledge and field expertise. Blake Miller, Rick Stember, and Ryan Ackerman,
Weatherford
CygNet Measurement and Dispatch Update
Get a full review of the latest releases of CygNet Measurement and Dispatch along with product roadmap updates. Jake Allred, Weatherford
What’s New in Canvas
Check out CygNet 9.4 enhancements including new controls, improved facility resolution, and an all-new alarm notification system. Walter Goodwater, Weatherford
New Feature Reveal: Enhanced Alarm Configuration
See the new alarm capabilities within CygNet that allow additional point states and values for determining alarm states. Learn how to leverage enhanced alarm configurations in your environment to help reduce alarm false positives. Rick Stember, Weatherford
CygNet New Features Overview and Roadmap
Review the most recent releases of CygNet SCADA as well as our planned updates for the platform. Jake Allred, Weatherford
What’s New in Bridge API
See the latest features that make CygNet data more accessible via REST APIs as well as new benefits related to alarms, devices, and notes. See demonstrations of the new two-factor authentication features that give added security to Bridge API deployments. Eric Nakaki, Weatherford
Upkeep for Your ESE/SQL Database
Explore the underlying technologies that support CygNet databases. Then get the necessities for successful setup and backup as well as how to avoid common pitfalls and maintenance mistakes. Andrew Chan, Weatherford
Troubleshooting Device Communications
Learn to monitor and diagnose communication issues including details on EIE comm-bytes and how to read them with the CRC generator. Andrew Chan, Weatherford
Budgeting Your CygNet Cache
Learn how CygNet services cache data and how different types of cache can improve system performance. Plus get tips for determining the optimum cache sizes for your CygNet databases. Eric Kramer, Weatherford
CygNet on the Edge and Cloud
Move your SCADA operations to the Edge. Join us for this discussion on how to collect data from the worksite, send it to the Cloud, and present analyzed information via Canvas. Ryan Ackerman and Guy Elliott, Weatherford
Connecting with CygNet Education
Learn about new plans for CygNet education and training. These include videos on how GitHub can help you learn about BridgeAPI and Canvas, and how training and support are working to serve you better. Luke Williams, Weatherford
EP Energy: FlowCal to CygNet Measurement Migration
Join EP Energy representatives as they share their experience replacing their FlowCal system with CygNet Measurement, including strategies, methodology, and advantages. Robert Love, EP Energy and Jake Allred, Weatherford
Continental Resources: Leverage IoT Tools to Stream Data to Additional Historians
Join Continental Resources as they review their process to use the CygNet Link service and MQTT to stream real-time data to additional historians. O’Ryan Newton, Continental Resources
Denbury Resources: Canvas Migration
Hear Denbury Resources share their Canvas migration experience. They will share lessons learned while replacing Studio/Vision screens as well as the process for re-imagining the Denbury HMI using Canvas tools. Geoie Robuck, Denbury Resources, and Walter Goodwater, Weatherford
Primer: CygNet Migration Process and Tools
Learn how to identify, extract, and transform CygNet SCADA and Measurement data for CygNet scripts, screens, and hierarchy migrations. Jacob Dykes, Weatherford
CygNet for Pipeline: Lessons Learned
Journey through a multi-state pipeline implementation including how to identify and manage future issues. Srinivasulu Katta, Weatherford
Filling the Gap Between the Field and the Office
See how CygNet Measurement can help your business bridge the gap between field activities such as calibrations and gas sampling. Chris Santerre, Weatherford
High-Performance HMI using Canvas
Develop CygNet Canvas screens that comply with high-performance HMI principles. This workshop shows real examples of how to migrate from a non-HP-HMI screen to an HP-HMI Canvas screen, including a live demonstration. Lawrence Liu, Weatherford
The Future of Oil and Gas SCADA
Participate in an open panel discussion on technological innovations and emerging industry requirements that shape the future for oil and gas SCADA. The panel will also cover upcoming regulatory changes, the threat of cyber attacks, and more. Bimal Venkatesh and Jake Allred, Weatherford

ForeSite Breakout Sessions - 1 to 5 pm

Security and Efficiency on the Cloud  
Enjoy a reliable and fast user experience while maintaining tight security within the Cloud architecture. Learn tips on how to maximize implementation speeds as well as save on project CAPEX. Oscar Aviles and Raja Jagannathan, Weatherford
Autonomous Wellsite Management with Edge Computing
Discover how ForeSite Edge leverages high-frequency data and advanced IoT-enabled hardware to deliver the ultimate boost in asset performance and profitability. Kevin Lawson and Joseph Maher, Weatherford
Implementing Production 4.0
Create the foundation for intelligent production optimization and autonomy by identifying the SCADA and engineering data needed to implement ForeSite. Chris Bates, Weatherford
Migrating to ForeSite from Legacy Software Systems
Identify, extract, and transform Legacy SCADA and optimization data for use with ForeSite. Alejandro Medina, Weatherford
Using ForeSite Business Intelligence to Drive Strategic Insight
Level up your business acumen with ForeSite tools including powerful maps, tile charts, and field comparisons that empower business decisions. Naser Hosseini, Weatherford
Automated Well Modeling
Explore how Noble and Weatherford partnered to automate a manual process while enhancing data quality and productivity. Hear how Noble avoids manual changes for their surface and subsurface equipment—including ForeSite, the controller, and other locations—for both new and producing wells. Juyla Noah, Noble, and Luis Castillo, Weatherford
Production Allocation
Learn about current and planned production-allocation workflows in ForeSite. These workflows leverage automated well test, wellbore, and surface network modeling to create a digital twin of the asset, which enables flow modeling from the reservoir to the export point. We’ll outline how well test establishes the inflow, well models provide the inferred production, and surface network models support the phase interactions in the pipeline and surface facilities. Rakesh Rai, Weatherford
PCP Optimization
Learn key ForeSite optimization workflows that continuously optimize PCP wells. Hear concepts that stabilize operations, increase production, boost lift efficiency, and also reduce cost per barrel and failure frequency. Colby Burns, Weatherford
Autonomous Controls at the Edge
Experience the value of autonomous control and learn how to customize your own controls with ForeSite Edge. This course will illustrate how high-frequency data and modelling at the wellsite can change static controller setpoints dynamically and autonomously. Dean Calder, Weatherford

Social Functions

Happy Hour  - 5 to 7 pm

*Breakout topics, speakers, and times are subject to change.