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With increasing demand for energy in Asia, both IOCs and NOCs are expanding their exploration & production activities in the region. This is creating large amounts of information and data that needs to be effectively stored and managed for business use. Deployment of robust information management strategies and systems can not only save costs but also streamline the overall E&P operations.

Against this backdrop, SAE Media Group are proud to announce their 1st E&P Information Data and Knowledge Management conference on the 13th & 14th of April in Singapore. Expert speakers from all across the globe will gather at this forum to discuss the key challenges of Upstream Information and Data Management.
This is your chance to hear interesting case studies from top speakers and companies about achieving data standards, mapping, loading, integration and architecture.

Don’t miss the opportunity to meet and network with a diverse mix of international experts from the Upstream Data Management community.


Sponsored by:


InfoAsset and Enigma Data Solutions Fugro Siemens NetApp Neuralog


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  • Understanding user’s behaviours and attitude towards data and information management
  • Demonstrating the value of data and information as an asset
  • Benchmarking your data and information management performance with other companies
  • The standing of data and information management within the business – professionalising the discipline
  • The importance of business engagement, organisation, roles and responsibilities
  • Critical success factors in delivering data and information management projects
  • Benefits management and realisation

Join your colleagues and peers from:

Accenture - Aconex - ÅF-Industry - Bergen Oilfield Services - BP - Carnarvon Petroleum - Digital Earth - Enigma Data Solutions - Fugro Data Solutions - Hampton Data Service - Hess - IBM - International Association for Information and Data Quality - iPerintis Sdn Bhd - Kellogg Joint Venture - Medco E&P Indonesia - Murphy Sarawak Oil CoNACE International - NDB - NetApp - Neuralog - Pakistan State Oil Company - Pearl Energy - PetroChina - Petroleum Development Oman - Petroleum Management Unit, Petronas - Premier Oil Far East - Premier Oil Vietnam Offshore - PT Horizon Geoconsulting - Raffles Energy - Saipem - Saudi Aramco - Shell - Siemens - Singapore Petroleum Company - Statoil - TNO - Vale - Woodside Petroleum Limited - And many more... 

  • Data/Information/Knowledge Management Professionals
  • Data Administrators
  • IT Managers for the Oil and Gas Industry
  • CIO
  • GIS Co-ordinator

e&p data management, semantics, knowledge management

Conference programme

8:30 Registration & Coffee

9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

John Redfern

John Redfern, President, Digital Earth


Johan Nell

Johan Nell, Senior Executive, Accenture Energy, Accenture

9:50 Applying data management principles and web technologies to automatically capture knowledge

John Redfern

John Redfern, President, Digital Earth

  • Capture and management of the knowledge held by geoscientists and engineers remains a major challenge
  • Existing systems rely heavily on people's most valuable resource - time
  • Using web technologies and data management principles to automatically capture and manage knowledge
  • A case study - the principles and technologies at work
  • 10:30 Morning Coffee

    11:00 Integrated GIS & EDMS Solution For E&P Data Management – A Case Study

  • The case study involves an SME successfully implementing a solution to effectively manage their G&G data
  • The project started with an audit of the existing processes, applications, data types and infrastructure to analyse the gaps 
  • Then with recommending best practices and processes and suggesting a solution to achieve SME’s DM objectives
  • Finally implementing the recommended GIS & EDMS based solution
  • Concluding with analysis of what has been achieved
  • Prasad Vadali

    Prasad Vadali, Managing Director, Fugro Data Solutions

    Keith Toyne

    Keith Toyne, Technology Product Advisor - Australasia, Fugro Data Solutions

    11:40 The Future is Shared, Flexible IT

    Peter Ferri

    Peter Ferri, Global Energy Industry Director, NetApp

  • Delivering an efficient, scalable petro-technical IT environment
  • Integrated data protection - it’s all about the applications
  • Transition from silos to virtual data center and the cloud
  • 12:20 Networking Lunch Sponsored by NetApp

    13:50 Controlling the applications portfolio: Creating a beachhead for IM strategy

    Ed Evans

    Ed Evans, Managing Director, NDB

  • Reasons to do nothing
  • Putting users in the driving seat
  • Reducing complexity improves delivery and user productivity
  • The challenges
  • The benefits
  • 14:30 Operations Intelligence in Upstream Operations

    Deepak Agrawal

    Deepak Agrawal , Business Development Manager - Oil & Gas Consulting Energy Sector, Oil and Gas Division, Siemens

  • Single coherent real-time view of the complete upstream operations and supply chain
  • Means to focus on problem areas with data views and drill downs
  • Comprehensive view of the interactions and interdependencies
  • Enhancing collaboration and sharing the best practices
  • Journey from Monitoring to Integration to Intelligence to Advisory
  • 15:10 Afternoon Tea

    15:40 Managing security of your data: From upstream to midstream and downstream

    Salman Abdullah

    Salman Abdullah, CISA, CISSP, IT Auditor, Lead ISMS Implementer, Pakistan State Oil Company Ltd

  • Which data needs to be secured (categorization, classification etc)
  • Why secure data (business requirements, laws & regulation, compliance etc)
  • How to secure data: Effective implementation of data security, responsibilities, use of IT controls, discussion on some security measures etc)
  • Some standards, methods and applications for the security of data
  • Role of audit in the security of data
  • 16:20 Trust your data: Process data quality management

    Christer Öhbom

    Christer Öhbom, Senior Advisor Industry IT, ÅF-Industry

  • Data is “always” wrong – decisions must be right
  • Data must be visualised - understanding origin and context of data correctly will save time, money and energy
  • Data has endless life – systems come and go
  • 17:00 Value Addition Through Integrated Operations

    Rajeev Goyal

    Rajeev Goyal, ASEAN C & P Business Development Director, Industrial Sector, IBM

    17:40 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day One

    8:30 Registration & Coffee

    9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

    John Redfern

    John Redfern, President, Digital Earth

    9:10 Why is global license information a success factor for Statoil?

    Tore Hoff

    Tore Hoff, Leading Advisor Exploration Data Management, Statoil

  • Background: Why a Global License project in Statoil?
  • Key challenges of managing a global exploration portfolio
  • Global License information - definitions, data flow, storage
  • Lack of QA license information - consequences for the business
  • Work flow, roles and responsibilities
  • Global License as a success factor for the business
  • Results from the project - Improved DM processes and technical solutions
  • 9:50 Getting started on your information management journey: Implementing data and information management in a start-up oil & gas company

    Geiza Powell

    Geiza Powell, Head of E&P Information Management, Vale

  • The need for the trip - Building the business case for IM
  • Planning the trip - Finding a sponsor, establishing the IM road map and building the team
  • The journey begins - Data and Information Management governance,projects and processes
  • Adjusting the route - Issues and challenges
  • Assessing the progress - Metrics and indicators
  • The road that never ends - Planning the next steps
  • 10:30 Morning Coffee

    11:00 Achieving enterprise-wide information quality

    C. Lwanga  Yonke

    C. Lwanga Yonke, Industry Analyst and Advisor to the IAIDQ Board of Directors, International Association for Information and Data Quality

  • Information Quality characteristics/dimensions
  • Managing data as an asset
  • Models for Information Quality Management
  • Assigning accountabilities through information stewardship
  • Measurement data and its implications
  • 11:40 Building a smarter organisation through advanced information and data management

    Amit Kar

    Amit Kar, Information Manager - JEC, KELLOG JOINT VENTURE

  • Information Readiness and effective IM practices
  • How data management facilitates project delivery?
  • How IM is becoming a key differentiator for high performing organisations globally?
  • 12:20 Networking Lunch

    13:50 Master data management across boundaries

    Tarun Chandrasekhar

    Tarun Chandrasekhar, NeuraDB Product Manager, Neuralog

    This paper presents a case study showing how a PPDM master well data
    management system was implemented at a multi-national oil company:

  • Unified database in a multinational organization
  • Seamless data integration for needed users through ArcGIS extensions, SharePoint and OpenSpirit
  • The client now has a streamlined data workflow, data QC processes, centralized data management, and automated delivery to Petrel,OpenWorks and Kingdom
  • 14:30 Implementing a robust E&P information management strategy

    Martin  Farfan

    Martin Farfan, IM Senior Consultant, Petroleum Development Oman

  • Laying the foundations: Information governance
  • Understanding the internal and external drivers
  • Developing policies and standards to govern information in your organization
  • Discovering the international landscape related to information management
  • 15:10 Afternoon Tea

    15:40 Practical Data Solutions - Pathways to Knowledge and Value

  • Discovery, Alignment and Sharing of E&P Digital and Physical Assets
  • Structured, Federated and Shared E&P Datasets
  • Preserving Knowledge and Wisdom
  • Disaster Recovery for E&P Data
  • Kevin Selby

    Kevin Selby, Business Development Manager, Asia Pacific, Enigma Data Solutions Ltd

    Jamie Hisee

    Jamie Hisee, Business Development, InfoAsset

    16:20 Improving your data management workflows

    Prajuto Prajuto

    Prajuto Prajuto, Former Head Technical Knowledge & Data Management, MEDCO E&P, INDONESIA

  • E&P business process workflows
  • Spatial data stewarding
  • Standard data and standard operating procedure
  • Data profiling and process assessment
  • Maintaining continuous data improvement and recognition
  • 17:00 Creating structure in unstructured E&P data

    Waclaw Jakubowicz

    Waclaw Jakubowicz, Managing Director, Hampton Data Service

  • The value of the unstructured data/information/knowledge
  • Can this  structure be created painlessly? 
  • Classification of the methodologies
  • A comparison in the efficiencies of these methodologies
  • Presentation of several case histories
  • What help is round the corner?
  • 17:40 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of the Conference



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    CPD is a common requirement of individual membership with professional bodies and Institutes. Increasingly, employers also expect their staff to undertake regular CPD activities.

    Undertaken over a period of time, CPD ensures that educational qualifications do not become obsolete, and allows for best practice and professional standards to be upheld.

    CPD can be undertaken through a variety of learning activities including instructor led training courses, seminars and conferences, e:learning modules or structured reading.


    There are approximately 470 institutes in the UK across all industry sectors, with a collective membership of circa 4 million professionals, and they all expect their members to undertake CPD.

    For some institutes undertaking CPD is mandatory e.g. accountancy and law, and linked to a licence to practice, for others it’s obligatory. By ensuring that their members undertake CPD, the professional bodies seek to ensure that professional standards, legislative awareness and ethical practices are maintained.

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    As a formal provider of CPD certified activities, SAE Media Group can provide an indication of the learning benefit gained and the typical completion. However, it is ultimately the responsibility of the delegate to evaluate their learning, and record it correctly in line with their professional body’s or employers requirements.


    Increasingly, international and emerging markets are ‘professionalising’ their workforces and looking to the UK to benchmark educational standards. The undertaking of CPD is now increasingly expected of any individual employed within today’s global marketplace.

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