The offshore oil and gas industry is increasingly taking advantage of new technologies to improve productivity and meet a variety of challenges posed by operating in remote and difficult environments across the world. Sensor-based data collection, drones, real time collaboration and monitoring across long distances, sophisticated software, process automation, artificial intelligence and smart facility design are some of the approaches that will be explored by our speakers
Neil Forrest : Seadrill
Vice President Operational Integrity, Seadrill
Neil Forrest is the Vice President Operational Integrity at Seadrill based in London. Neil has over 23 years of experience in the industry and has had various roles supporting Rig Operations in UK, US, West Africa, Asia and Middle East. Neil is the sponsor for Plato, Seadrill’s Digital Transformation Platform.
Lars Sørum : DNV GL
Director of Digital Innovation and Transformation
Lars is responsible for the digital innovation and transformation at DNV GL Oil & Gas providing the strategy for and execution of DNV GL’ s digital transformation of core services as well as incubation of new disruptive services to the oil and gas industry.
Alan Williams :KBR
Regional Director, Granherne
Based in Leatherhead, UK. Granherne, a subsidiary of KBR, is a leading consultancy and engineering company that has helped plan, develop and execute some of the largest, most technically-complex projects, both onshore and offshore, throughout all phases of the project lifecycle
Erik Christensen : Emerson
General Manager, Norway
Responsible for a staff of 115 people in Norway focusing on sales, engineering support, service and follow up for the Norwegian market. Emerson has significant market participation into the Norwegian Oil and Gas and landbased industry, focusing on technology and systems for process control, field monitoring and final control. Emerson is a global leader within automation and controls helping clients to achieve safe, reliable operation, minimize operation cost and maximise production.
Haynes and Boone, LLP entered the London market in 2016 by merging with Curtis Davis Garrard LLP (CDG) and is known as Haynes and Boone CDG, LLP in London. Haynes and Boone is a full- service international law firm with 17 offices and more than 575 lawyers ranked amongst the largest US-based firms by The National Law Journal, The American Lawyer and The Lawyer.
The merged firm possesses enhanced global capabilities in the corporate, energy, finance, international arbitration, litigation, maritime, and project finance sectors. Founded in 1996, CDG built a significant reputation serving the shipbuilding and offshore oil and gas sectors globally. The office provides clients with substantially enhanced English law capabilities, including an experienced litigation and international arbitration team that has handled numerous claims in the English High Court and before major arbitral bodies.
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