On Demand: Digital Twins Case Study
Vlad Romashov

- Process-based industries and plants are uniquely placed to benefit from digitalisation

- They have plenty of data, IT infrastructure and a skilled workforce

- A variety of solutions are now available in the digital twin space

- The fastest and most efficient way to profit from digital twin projects is data-driven digital twins

- They combine all the company data available and utilize existing IT infrastructure

- The outcome can be up 10% unit cost reduction in less than six months

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Wednesday, December 1, 2021
8:00 AM
8:50 AM
Darren Shelton
9:00 AM
Ken Nguyen

This session will deep-dive into how to gather real-time data from sensors to know the state, performance and condition of all assets, including:

  • Modeling drilling and extractions to evaluate whether virtual equipment designs are feasible
  • Using Digital Twins to proactively detect early signs of equipment failure or degradation and move from reacting and responding to a failure to being proactive
  • Implementing planning and corrective maintenance actions before failure occurs at a reduced cost
9:30 AM
Alan Bibb David Crawley Dr. Clare Schoene

This panel discussion will focus on how oil and gas companies have used Digital Twins throughout the pandemic to reduce costs and ensure operational sustainability. Was Covid 19 the black swan event that forced companies to overhaul their operations and legacy systems?

  • Utilizing Digital Twins to gain asset visibility during times of supply chain disruption
  • Harnessing the digital modeling capabilities of Digital Twins to reduce OPEX and CAPEX and drive production
  • Leveraging information through Digital Twins to reducing potential production errors and delays 
  • End-to-end use cases and practical insight
  • Calculating efficiency gains post-Covid
10:15 AM
10:45 AM
Dr. Robello Samuel
  • Best practice approaches to modeling and connectivity 
  • Advances in cloud computing 
  • A guide to physics-based engineering models
  • The role of Machine learning , index-based, real-time monitoring and citizen software platforms
11:15 AM
Brent Kedzierski Shannon Katcher Daniel Sawyer Edigio Marotta

Here our panelists will discuss the most effective approach to defining key priorities, goals, timelines and budget, including:

  • How can oil and gas companies leverage the expertise of industry partners to understand which aspects of Digital Twins will have the most significant impact on the sector?
  • To what extent is the oil and gas industry using limited design concepts?
  • Understanding how to derive maximum value from Digital Twins
12:00 PM
1:00 PM
Dr. Clare Schoene

• Designing twins with maintenance in mind
• Testing considerations to improve reliability
• Monitoring twin performance and health

1:30 PM
Michael Grieves

Enterprise-wide transformation is only possible by powering Digital Twins technology with human expertise. Join and hear more about:

  • The role the culture of organizations and their functional areas plays in transitioning to Digital Twins
  • How the incoming generation of digital natives will affect today’s organizations in Digital Twin adoption
  • The types of resistance that are obstacles to implementing Digital Twins
  • How people are organized and their processes and practices will need to change for Digital Twins


2:00 PM
2:30 PM
Wassim Ghadban

From proof-of-concept to rollout: here you will learn more about the importance of evaluating deployment priorities, from quality to safety and desired outcome.

  • A step-by-step guide to ensuring a successful rollout by aligning people, processes and technology
  • Putting in place a plan to overcome the top technological implementation challenges: data management, edgecloudsecurity and data ethics
  • Equipping critical stakeholders with the fundamental tools and technologies to ensure success
  • Training and development requirements, performance measures and benchmarks
3:00 PM
Jeff Stroh

To what extent does the adoption of Digital Twins contribute to global decarbonization goals and the path to net-zero emissions for the oil and gas industry? This presentation will review how to:

  • Harness Digital Twins to accurately model networks and reduce production costs;
  • Scenario modeling to drive more efficient asset design and operation and safer extraction;

Bridge the gap between where companies are and where they need to be from a carbon emissions perspective.

3:30 PM

Discussion one: where are the top opportunities for Digital Twins in oil and gas?

Discussion two: Training and development requirements – how to stay on top of evolving technology

Discussion three: identifying industry partners with the specialized skillsets for oil and gas

Discussion four: Towards carbon reduction goals – the opportunity presented by Digital Twins

Discussion five: Communicating the value to key stakeholders

4:30 PM
Thursday, December 2, 2021
8:00 AM
8:50 AM
Darren Shelton
9:00 AM
Harald Wesenberg

In this presentation, you will learn how Equinor developed the first version(s) digital twin in 6 months. The session will cover areas such as:

  • What are the infrastructural requirements for a Digital Twin?
  • Determining current process gaps, business and technical limitations
  • Adopting a flexible approach to data generation and data management
  • Engaging key stakeholders to analyze, report on and action data: translating data into a proactive response
  • Overcoming regulatory and data compliance hurdles
9:30 AM
Nick Purday
10:15 AM
10:45 AM
Dr. Pouria Bigvand
  • What are the practical steps to build a Plant Digital Twin?  

  • What are the fundamental concepts and best practices to follow? 

  • What are the characteristics of an engineering platform for building a plant digital twin? 

  • Analog to a real field for a real plant, prerequisite of building a Plant Digital Twin is a versatile and robust engineering platform for core engineering disciplines

11:15 AM
Ben Randell Dan Isaacs

While the choice of the technology itself is paramount, the fact remains that its success is dependent on effective leadership. This session will cover:

  • Organizational requirements to ensure successful integration and implementation of Digital Twins
  • Combining leadership vision with technology investment and seamless execution
  • Identifying and nurturing new skillsets as new business models and technologies evolve
  • Evaluating the requirements for tomorrow’s leaders: managing the culture change and integrating technology across the workforce
12:00 PM
12:20 PM
1:20 PM
Dr. Maruthi Devarakonda

Predictive maintenance of existing assets is critical to reducing carbon emissions in power generation and O&G industry within the energy sector, while helping the customers generate revenue and remain in emissions compliance. This talk presents the important role that digital twins could play, in combination with other industry 4.0 technologies, towards the broader objective of decarbonizing the energy sector and transitioning into low-carbon energy to fight climate change. Topics for discussion will include studies involving decarbonization through operational costs (OPEX) reduction using digital twins in   

  • Gas Production 

  • Gas Processing 

  • Carbon Capture & Storage for NGCC power plants 

1:50 PM
Hardik Shah
2:20 PM
2:50 PM
Hani Elshahawi

This session will drill down into the ways that Digital Twins are transforming the way oil and gas companies approach, plan, and execute repair and maintenance work, including:

  • Leveraging autonomous capabilities to broaden the scope of maintenance and repair
  • Best practice methodologies to lower risk and increase safety
  • An insight into how Digital Twins can be used to bring offshore assets onshore
3:35 PM

Despite the opportunities, a lack of know-how, training and process-disconnect is hampering the pace of Digital Twins adoption. This session will look at the current impediments to Digital Twins adoption and evaluate the most effective strategy to drive the industry forward. Topics to be discussed will include:

  • How can decision-makers more effectively communicate the benefits to key stakeholders?
  • Overcoming budgetary challenges: buy new or bolt-on?
  • The training and development challenge: utilizing existing resources to fast track the transition
4:00 PM
4:05 PM
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