23 - 25 July, 2019
Four Points by Sheraton Lagos, Lagos, Nigeria

Conference Day Two: Wednesday, 24 July 2019

8:00 am - 8:45 am Registration, coffee and networking

8:45 am - 8:50 am Welcome remarks

Suraj Rao

Conference Director

8:50 am - 9:00 am Opening remarks from Chairman

Digital Corrosion Management
The oil and gas industry worldwide spends close to $1.3 billion per year on
corrosion related downtime and equipment failures.

9:00 am - 9:30 am Improving asset life cycle with continuous corrosion monitoring and risk management

Digitalising your corrosion management program through real time data monitoring and corrosion management will prevent asset failures
Is enhancing your asset life cycle a priority?
  • Avoiding shutdowns through smart sensors for inspections thus reducing cost and enhancing safety
  • Enhancing asset life cycle through collection and analysis of real time data
  • Proactive pipeline corrosion management through predictive corrosion management
Engr. Onochie Anyaoku, President at Nigerian Society of Chemical Engineers, Nigeria

Engr. Onochie Anyaoku

Nigerian Society of Chemical Engineers, Nigeria

9:30 am - 10:00 am Preventing pipeline failures by developing a corrosion management framework

Oil and pipeline leaks can be catastrophic. Some of them have caused major casualties and have had severe consequences on the environment
Pipeline failures can be catastrophic. Do you have a corrosion management framework that can prevent and protect?
  • Preventing oil leaks through a digital corrosion management framework
  • Combining a sound corrosion strategy with a mature management system to optimise corrosion control
  • Leveraging real time and historic data to tackle corrosion and related issues

The intelligent refinery – Is your refinery embracing the digital?
Close to 80% of refineries around the world who have adopted digitalisation reported
a gain of $50 million annually through artificial intelligence and machine learning

10:00 am - 10:30 am Leveraging artificial intelligence to drive operational and maintenance excellence

A digital refinery is said to be 70% safer than the other refineries, digitalisation has helped personnel stay safe and secure throughout
How is artificial intelligence impacting refinery operations?
  • Implementing predictive maintenance techniques through implementation of machine learning technologies in refineries
  • Collecting and analysing real time data to transform processes within refineries
  • Accurately predicting asset failures and minimising unplanned shutdowns through AI

10:30 am - 11:00 am Decreasing the safety risk through effective application of Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT)

IIoT allows oil and gas companies to tap into data that was previously unavailable, with such access to data security of personnel is optimised.
Are your personnel safe? How will digitalisation help keep them safe?
  • How is safety being improved in the refineries with through IIoT
  • Asset tracking and equipment monitoring through remote sensors and wearable technology
  • Securing your pipelines through real time alert system and pipeline leakage detection systems

11:00 am - 11:20 am Speed networking, coffee and refreshments break

Moving from managing performance to controlling – Introduction to process automation
Process automation will save close to 20% of operational costs for refineries. By 2025, process automation
will be the leading technology that oil and gas companies will procure to optimise operational efficiency

11:20 am - 11:50 am Driving high productivity by reducing of repetitive tasks through process automation

Automating repeated processes can increase operational efficiency. Process automation has saved oil and gas companies across the world 15% of their operating costs.
Do you want to leverage this technology for your refinery? Is reducing operational cost a priority or you?
  • Selecting the right vendor for a seamless process automation journey in your refinery
  • Analysing massive amounts of data and turning them into actionable information through process automation
  • Enabling remote monitoring capabilities through integration of IoT with process automation

11:50 am - 12:20 pm Improving performance by integrating control systems with production through process automation

Process automation improves process availability, production and profitability of the plant, while ensuring safety and security of personnel, equipment and the plant environment.
How is process automation helping refineries achieve their KPIs?
  • Maintain a system of safety and optimising production quantity and quality through process automation
  • Implementing a plant information system through integration of enterprise software
  • Receiving continuous accurate performance feedback leading to excellency in business operations

Seamless integration – Integrating technology with your refinery
Technology to improve operational efficiency is great. Integration of this technology with assets
and existing software is even more important for a refinery’s successful digital operations.

12:20 pm - 12:50 pm Building a robust IT infrastructure to support digitalisation of operations

The IT department plays a pivotal role in implementing digitalisation in the refinery. It is necessary for IT teams to have infrastructure in place to support digitalisation as a core business strategy
How is 5G transforming communication and networking at refineries?
  • Secure communication: How does 5G enable seamless communication across departments
  • Transforming the enterprise cloud concept into a handy & simple technology through 5G
  • Transforming industry with 5G cloud robotics to drive increased business productivity

12:50 pm - 1:20 pm Creating a unified data dashboard to increase operational efficiency

System integrators are extremely important for a refinery to adopt new technologies.
Unsuccessful integration can lead to cyber attacks and vulnerabilities within systems Breaking it into bits: What are the challenges you face when integrating new technology into existing operations?
  • Utilising technologies to convert data from various sources into actionable information
  • Examining various available and custom technologies most suited for your operations
  • Best methods of designing and executing data integration strategies for your refinery

1:20 pm - 2:20 pm Networking lunch

Resistance to change
People are the biggest determining factor of how fast and how successful digitalisation is – it’s not going
to be successful unless the workforce adopts it. How are organisations integrating KPIs with digitalisation?

2:20 pm - 2:50 pm Digitalisation does not mean the reduction of personnel, it leads to integration of personnel with technology driving a high-level of operational efficiency Bringing a change in the attitude of workers to accept digitalisation as a necessity

Why is it necessary for workers to accept digitalisation as the new necessity?
  • Creating a grey collared workforce through the integration of personnel and technology
  • Developing learning and development tools required to convert the existing workforce to a asset based personnel
  • Strengthening relationships and collaborations by identifying opportunities available through digitalisation
Srinivas Rachakonda, Director, Business Strategy at Dangote Industries, Nigeria

Srinivas Rachakonda

Director, Business Strategy
Dangote Industries, Nigeria

Digitalising the Nigerian oil and gas sector for effective monitoring
The National Production Monitoring System (NPMS) will enable surveillance, perform
production monitoring and to be able to utilise the data for analysis and forecasting.

The objective of this project is basically to provide an online platform to accurately monitor national crude oil production and exports, through the provision of a system for direct and independent acquisition of production data from oil and gas facilities in Nigeria to ensure timely and accurate reporting of production figures and export data. It replaces the current paper based report. NPMS ensures ready production reporting to FIRS, NEITI and other agencies.

Do not miss this session if you want to know how NPMS will impact refinery operations in Nigeria.

How can digitalisation of operations lead to better productivity and efficiency?
  • Performing field tasks with ease through relevant and sufficient amounts of data and analysis under the NPMS program
  • How will NPMS help in predictive maintenance and operation optimisation for oil and gas assets
  • Role of NPMS in improving processing capacities of Nigeria’s refineries

Umar Hassan

Asst. Chief Systems Analyst
Department of Petroleum Resources, Nigeria

Engr. Enorense Amadasu

Head, Upstream Monitoring and Regulations
Department of Petroleum Resources, Nigeria

Engr. Lukeman Ayorinde Cardoso

Assistant Director, ICT - Engineering and Standards
Department of Petroleum Resources, Nigeria

3:30 pm - 3:40 pm Closing remarks

3:40 pm - 3:40 pm Networking break and refreshments

The published programme is correct at time of printing. However, given the seniority of our speakers and the nature of their roles, speakers may subsequently substitute or remove themselves from the programme. This is always regrettable, and we will always try to replace the speaker with a speaker with equivalent insight.