Digital Facilities Engineering – No Document Left Behind

Recorded On: 02/23/2016

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The modern oil patch has become digital as well as physical. The deployment of a wide array of sensors, smart machines and process control systems has created a digital version of the physical oil & gas producing platform. The challenge and the opportunity is now what do we do with all this data.

The Facilities engineering, design and construction world is no different than operations and production engineering an additionally brings thousands, if not tens of thousands, of documents, drawings and models to the information intensity of this digital mirror world. Information from this digital ecosystem is essential to design the right platform, construct the facility according to specifications and regulations, and the turn over to operations a plant ready to meet production and safety expectations. With current pressure on the cost of constructing a major capital project, the effective use of data could be a significant opportunity for more reliable and efficient operations.

The challenge of managing this collection of digital information begins with collection, curation and management of change. The formal turnover to operations phase may be the end of the construction team's responsibility, but the full lifecycle of digital asset information is the more appropriate scope for an information management solution. Leaving no relevant information (or documents) left behind will help to create holistic asset management solutions for these major investment projects.

This webinar is categorized under the Projects, Facilities, and Construction discipline.

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Jim Crompton

Jim retired from Chevron in 2013 after almost 37 years with the major International Oil & Gas Company. After moving from Houston to Colorado Springs, Colorado, Jim established the Reflections Data Consulting LLC to continue his work in the area of data management and analytics for Exploration and Production industry.  

Jim graduated from the Colorado School of Mines (BS in Geophysical Engineering in 1974 and MS in Geophysics in 1976) before joining Chevron in Denver, Colorado. He later earned an MBA degree (1996) from Our Lady of the Lake University (San Antonio, Texas).  

In 1999, Crompton was elected to the position of chair of the general committee of PIDX (Petroleum Industry Data Exchange), the API electronic commerce subcommittee. Jim was able to influence the direction of the standards setting activities towards emerging technologies, such as XML, and new electronic business models in the energy industry.  

Crompton worked on the IT merger integration organization study team in 2001 as part of the Chevron & Texaco merger which developed the IT organization structure and IT strategic direction for the corporation where he received a President's Award for this activity.  

In acknowledgement of his contributions in applications of information technology to business problems and in working to develop industry standards in electronic data exchange, Jim was named a Chevron Fellow in 2002 and served as the chair of the Fellows Network from 2006-2008.  

Jim was a Distinguished Lecturer for the Society of Petroleum Engineers in 2010-2011, speaking on the topic of “Putting the Focus on Data.”  

In 2013, Jim co-authored a book, titled The Future Belongs to the Digital Engineer with Dr. Dutch Holland, focusing on the issues of the impact of emerging digital technology on oil and gas operations, the workforce impact of the Digital Engineer and the change management challenges of trying to adopt this kind of transformational change on a large organization. Jim worked with Dr. Steve Cooper, president of EnergyIQ on a new book titled “The Digital Journey of the Oil and Gas Industry” (2019).  

In 2017, Jim was named as the PNEC Cornerstone award winner for career accomplishments in data management. Jim serves on the PPDM Denver Leadership team to help organize the activities of this local group. Jim was also selected to be on the board of the SPE Digital Energy Technology Section (DETS) and is chair of the Digital Transformation committee under DETS. Jim serves as Technical Editor and previously served as an Associate Editor for SPE publications.  

Jim works with the Payne Institute of Energy Policy in areas of application of data analytics to issues around Responsible Gas and Methane Abatement.  

In October 2019, Jim received the SPE’s International Award recipients for Management and Information discipline. SPE’s awards are intended to recognize those members who’ve contributed exceptional service and leadership to the society, as well as those who’ve made major professional contributions to their technical disciplines at the international level.

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02/23/2016 at 12:30 PM (EST)  |  Recorded On: 02/23/2016
02/23/2016 at 12:30 PM (EST)  |  Recorded On: 02/23/2016 Scheduled for 60 minutes.
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