New Subsurface Communication Frontiers

New Subsurface Communication Frontiers

05 Sep 2018, 13:45 - 15:15

Gordon B

Session Title: New Subsurface Communication Frontiers

The environmental conditions that oil and gas operations face are extremely challenging, including explosive atmosphere, extreme operating temperatures, high vibration and shock, and often in remote locations without proper communication infrastructure. Furthermore, downhole communication is also highly demanding because of harsh temperature and pressure, presence of multiphase and conductive fluids, complex formation, strict reliability requirements and long communication distances. As such, many times these communications and data methods are kept in silos, creating a lack of connectivity or “single-source-of-truth” understanding for oil and gas organizations. Developing reliable, connected, smart communication systems under these conditions pose significant challenges.

This session will allow delegates to take a deeper dive into emerging trends and next-generation technologies including Industrial Internet of Things (IoT) and advanced sub-surface acoustic/EM techniques. The session will also focus on what we can learn from other industries, and examine how these technologies can be adapted for O&G applications.

Session Moderators: 

Dr. Muhammad Arsalan, Team Lead: Multiphase Metering, Sensing & Intervention, Saudi Aramc

1345-1405: Presentation title TBC 

Pieris Hadjipieris, Deputy CEO, PETEX                                                    

1405-1425: Industrial Internet of Things (IoT) for Oil & GAS Industry

Ken Hosac, Vice President, IoT Strategy & Business Development, Cradlepoint

1425-1445: Wireless Intelligent Completions: today’s reality and the vision for the future

Annabel Green, CTO, TENDEKA                                

1445-1515: Q&A


  • Dr. Muhammad Arsalan


    Team Lead: Multiphase Metering, Sensing & Intervention

    Saudi Aramco

    Dr. Muhammad Arsalan is a seasoned professional with over 20 years of experience in academia and various industries including biomedical, space,...

  • Pieris Hadjipieris


    Deputy CEO


    Pieris holds a Masters degree in Petroleum Engineering from Imperial College London. He joined Petroleum Experts in 2000 and has held a variety of...

  • Ken Hosac


    Vice President, IoT Strategy & Business Development


    At Cradlepoint, Ken is responsible for defining the company’s IoT strategy and for driving strategic industry partnerships to accelerate the...

  • Annabel Green




    Annabel Green joined Tendeka from Weatherford where she spent more than 14 years in numerous technical and R&D roles – both in Aberdeen and overseas....

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