To book your place at our E&P Information and Data Management Asia event please contact:

APAC - Laura Green on +65 664 990 95 / lgreen@SAE Media Group-online.sg

EMEA - Teri Arri on +44 20 7827 6162 / tarri@SAE Media Group-online.co.uk


SAE Media Group is proud to announce the 2nd installment of E&P Information and Data Management Asia.

Taking place on the 25th and 26th April 2012 in Singapore.

Managing upstream E&P data is a difficult task for large and small E&P companies. This conference will provide attendees the opportunity to listen to senior experts on data management from oil and gas companies, solution providers, associations and technical experts so that you are fully up to date with the latest solutions. Attendees will leave the conference with enhanced knowledge on how controlling your data efficiently can help improve the overall operations of your organisation.



Sponsored by:


Data Co EMC Enigma Data Solutions
Flare Solutions Infotech Enterprises


This conference will cover all aspects of:

  • Best Practices in Data Management
  • Building formal capability development for IM practioners
  • Legacy Data Management
  • Data Mangement Workflow
  • Cloud Computing
  • Emerging and Future technologies and solutions
  • Knowledge sharing


  • Data / Information / Knowledge Management Professionals
  • Data Administrators
  • Heads of Data Management
  • Director's of IT / Information Management
  • IT Managers within the oil and gas industry
  • CIO's
  • GIS Co-ordinators
  • Asset Managers
  • Reservoir Management Managers and Leads
  • Engineers and Geoscientists
  • Data Quality Managers and Analysts
  • Data Stewards
  • Data Governance Leads

Conference programme

8:30 Registration & Coffee

9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

John Redfern

John Redfern, President, Digital Earth

9:10 Organising and Managing your Data Management

Ahmad Abeed Mohd Lotfy

Ahmad Abeed Mohd Lotfy, PSC Data Management Executive, Petroleum Management Unit, Petronas

  • Overview of PETRONAS Data Management practices
  • Challenges with the current system
  • Information Quality - characteristics/dimensions
  • How data management facilitates project delivery
  • 9:50 Mastering and Visualizing your Well Data

    Tarun Chandrasekhar

    Tarun Chandrasekhar, NeuraDB Product Manager, Neuralog

  • Using PPDM based products to manage multiple versions of data that is received by an operating company
  • Implementing best practices for data management
  • Using best in-class visualization tools right on top data management systems to preview, mine and exploit geological data
  • 10:30 Morning Coffee

    11:00 Engineering Content to Optimize and Manage Critical Data

    Hanuman Prasad

    Hanuman Prasad, Senior Consultant, Infotech Enterprises Ltd

  • The Content Lifecycle
  • Management of Legacy Data
  • Sharing Content Effectively
  • Challenges with Spatial Data
  • Importance of high quality data
  • 11:40 Business Success Through Mature Data Governance and Data Quality Monitoring

    C. Lwanga  Yonke

    C. Lwanga Yonke, Information Quality Process Manager, Aera Energy LLC.

  • The architecture and components of the DQ Monitoring system
  • The governance structure adopted to establish the proper accountabilities across business units and through the hierarchy
  • The processes implemented to ensure errors and eliminated and prevented
  • Success factor, lessons learned, and future direction
  • 12:20 Networking Lunch

    13:30 Practical Data Solutions - 12 months on

    Sam Cottrell

    Sam Cottrell, Software Development, InfoAsset

  • Common E&P data management problems and case studies
  • Adding value to data through sharing and organisation
  • Technologies and concepts to aid in the management of unstructured data
  • 14:10 Information Management and Lean

    Martin  Farfan

    Martin Farfan, IM Senior Consultant, Petroleum Development Oman

  • The business context of information
  • What is lean?
  • The business context of lean
  • Information and lean working together
  • 14:50 Afternoon Tea

    15:20 Applications "Speed Dating" - method, not madness

    Jonathan Jenkins

    Jonathan Jenkins, Director, Business Development, NDB

  • Your G&G and Engineering workflows are core to the evaluation
  • "Informed facilitators" must lead, drive and cajole
  • Ensure there is a level playing field by setting a gate keeper
  • Herd the sheep (carrot and stick!)
  • Authors are Wytze de Boer, John Caldwell, Greig Henderson (Cairn Energy, Edinburgh) and Jonathan Jenkins
  • 16:00 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 Securing Your Data Management Workflow

    Salman Abdullah

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

  • Controlling Data Management
  • Data Management Lifecycle
  • Data Management tools
  • Roles and Responsibilities
  • Security of workflows
  • Various tools for data management workflows
  • 9:50 Well Log Data Management Life Cycle Optimization

    Ghassan Zahdan

    Ghassan Zahdan, Upstream Data Management Specialist, Saudi Aramco

  • Well log data acquisition background
  • Enhance well log data delivery workflow
  • Develop data quality gizmos as data managers tools
  • Sustain well log data archiving workflows
  • Integrate people, processes and technologies
  • DEAL Case Study - Data Environment Archiving well Logs system (DEAL)
  • 10:30 Morning Coffee

    11:00 Strategies for E&P Informatization in Large Oil Companies

    David Lee

    David Lee, Director , PetroChina

    11:40 Legacy well data management strategy supporting Exploration

  • Legacy well data management and exploration
  • A quality improvement strategy in dealing with large datasets
  • Production of interpretation-ready well data
  • Improvements to well data access and auditing
  • Jon Greaves

    Jon Greaves, Executive Director, DataCo

    Garrick Fraser

    Garrick Fraser, Operations Manager, DataCo

    12:20 Networking Lunch

    13:30 Journey from Data to Knowledge Management

    Prajuto Prajuto

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

  • E&P Physical Data Management experiences
  • Data to Information Management best practices
  • Data and Informaton Workflow lessons learned
  • Tacit and Explicit to Tacit Processes in COmmunity of Practices
  • Supporting Infrastructures for Knowledge Transfer
  • 14:10 Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity for Information Data Mangement at Upstream E&P

    Nagarajan Krishnan

    Nagarajan Krishnan, Senior Manager-Emerging Technologies, Cairn India

  • Consolidation of Infrastructure
  • Building redundancy / high availability
  • Enabling Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity

  • What are the current Data Management Solutions?
  • What needs to be improved?
  • How can we address the challenges faced with current systems
  • How can we evolve the requirements needed?
  • John Redfern

    John Redfern, President, Digital Earth

    Salman Abdullah

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

    Ahmad Abeed Mohd Lotfy

    Ahmad Abeed Mohd Lotfy, PSC Data Management Executive, Petroleum Management Unit, Petronas

    C. Lwanga  Yonke

    C. Lwanga Yonke, Information Quality Process Manager, Aera Energy LLC.

    Andrea Di Blas

    Andrea Di Blas, Assistant Adjunct Professor, University of California, and Researcher, Oracle Corporation

    15:30 Afternoon Tea

    16:00 Leveraging your existing GIS Solution for Enterprise Data Integration

    Matthew Petras

    Matthew Petras, GIS analyst , Vican Innovations

  • Challenges of data integration and knowledge discovery in the oil and gas industry
  • Existing data access practices through a multitude of custom and legacy applications
  • Necessity of centralized workflows and data access
  • Advantages of leveraging a company's existing GIS to integrate both spatial and non-spatial datasets
  • 16:40 Improved Solutions for HandlingUnstructured Value-Added Data

    Andrea Di Blas

    Andrea Di Blas, Assistant Adjunct Professor, University of California, and Researcher, Oracle Corporation

  • Issues around unstructured data and knowledge retention in the oil industry
  • Current data management chaos of ad-hoc spreadsheets
  • Need for centralized data capture, storage, and sharing
  • Advantages of self-authoring databases with business rules and semantics
  • How databases can evolve as requirements change
  • 17:20 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day Two



    Knowledge Management: From Assessment, Implementation to Auditing

    Knowledge Management: From Assessment, Implementation to Auditing

    Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel
    27th April 2012
    Singapore, Singapore

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    Overlooking the historic Singapore River, Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel Singapore is a premier five star conference hotel where luxurious elegance and contemporary style go hand in hand. Our luxury hotel in Singapore lets you experience the best of what the city has to offer. It is ideally located within easy reach of the Central Business District and the waterfront precincts of Robertson Quay, Clarke Quay and Boat Quay with their lively dining and entertainment venues.


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    CPD stands for Continuing Professional Development’. It is essentially a philosophy, which maintains that in order to be effective, learning should be organised and structured. The most common definition is:

    ‘A commitment to structured skills and knowledge enhancement for Personal or Professional competence’

    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.

    CPD Schemes often run over the period of a year and the institutes generally provide online tools for their members to record and reflect on their CPD activities.


    Professional bodies and Institutes CPD schemes are either structured as ‘Input’ or ‘Output’ based.

    ‘Input’ based schemes list a precise number of CPD hours that individuals must achieve within a given time period. These schemes can also use different ‘currencies’ such as points, merits, units or credits, where an individual must accumulate the number required. These currencies are usually based on time i.e. 1 CPD point = 1 hour of learning.

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    The majority of Input and Output based schemes actively encourage individuals to seek appropriate CPD activities independently.

    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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