February 5, 2020

The need for improved digitalisation across North Sea operations and the critical role of data in delivering Roadmap 2035, the UK oil and gas industry’s blueprint for net zero, will come under the spotlight at OGUK’s Data and Digital Day on Tuesday 25 February 2020 at The Chester Hotel, Aberdeen.

The inaugural event, chaired by Dr Daniel Brown, Executive Director of Common Data Access (CDA), a wholly owned subsidiary of OGUK, boasts a packed agenda with guest speakers lined up to outline the fundamental role of data and digital in enabling a competitive industry that realises its full potential within the energy transition.

Dr Brown said:

“I am delighted to host OGUK’s first data and digital day. Our impressive line-up of expert speakers will talk delegates through the digital journey of the North Sea as well as discuss the current digital themes in the sector, from data from drones to subsurface data science.

“We will also take a closer look at the role digital can play in improving the cost effectiveness of brown-field developments, with the ultimate aim of deferring decommissioning, and optimising economic recovery of the UK’s oil and gas reserves. With presentations touching on the full E&P lifecycle, we aim to highlight how digital capabilities are core to a competitive UK industry, that will continue to meet UK energy needs while earning our place in the low carbon economy.

“I hope those attending will gain a new appreciation of the range of opportunities that digitalisation can offer businesses and the industry more broadly as we look to deliver Roadmap 2035: our blueprint for net zero.”

Speakers include:

• Maja Kildedal, Head of Innovation and Improvements, Equinor UK
• David Lecore, Senior Compliance Manager, OGA
• Chris Frost, Data Analytics Lead, DataCo Global
• Adrien Bisset, Regional Manager Europe, Belmont Technology Inc
• Stuart Beatty, Managing Director, Kestrel Group
• Steve Aiken, Founder, Intelligent Plant
• Esther Diederen, Digital Transformation Lead, Spirit Energy

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