Lessons Learned on Field Cases of Digital Twin Technology-Enabled Operations

Recorded On: 01/11/2022

Digital Transformation of the Oil and Gas Industry is changing how we design, build and operate assets. The application of digital twin technologies is allowing the industry to not only speed up the phases of the project, but also allowing the industry cope with resource shortages. In this presentation, the application of these technologies is discussed with example field implementations and field cases:

  • Improved production monitoring and surveillance;
  • Improve Errors in Production Allocation
  • Improved planning and optimization; and
  • Leveraging of data allowing for smoother operation of assets
  • Getting Read for Energy Transition for H2 and CO2 Capture

Today’s focus on the application of various technologies has both promising benefits and associated challenges. With the increasing demand for handling and managing Big Data, key enablers are gaining more and more traction by the day. This presentation covers details of where such technologies are possible game changers, playing a critical role in a competitive landscape.

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

All content contained within this webinar is copyrighted by Dr. Dale Erickson and Temitope Solanke and its use and/or reproduction outside the portal requires express permission from Dr. Dale Erickson and Temitope Solanke.

Dr. Dale Erickson

Technical Authority and Technology Development Lead, Wood

Dr. Erickson serves as the Technical Authority and Technology Development Lead for Wood Group Intelligent Operations.    At Wood Group he has pioneered the development of real-time, transient, multiphase flow simulators, leak detection systems, and control/optimization software for platforms/pipelines and wrote most of the core code for the multiphase pipeline simulator.  In addition, he has been involved in numerous technical studies involving transient multiphase flow and dynamic process modelling.  Since 1996, has had a significant role in over 100 projects, by providing functional design, detailed design approval, trouble shooting, tuning, quality review and testing and technical supervision.   He worked in the area of flow assurance by writing the first version of the Colorado School of Mines Hydrate program in 1983; then developed high accuracy equations of state in conjunction with NIST in Boulder, CO while getting his PhD from Rice University.   He co-developed a thermal soil model enhancement and a bundle model enhancement for OLGA, and developed the first commercial model for paraffin formation.  He has recently developed a model of Oil Shale Well Operation including a simplified Reservoir Model.   Finally worked on a model of the largest CO2 Storage Network.

Tope Solanke

Global Head, Metering & Allocation and EAME Digital Integration Manager, Wood

Tope Solanke is currently responsible for Wood’s global metering & allocation group and digital integration & innovation business in the EAME region. At Wood, he pioneered the development of the physical metering and allocation group capability and has been involved in managing key partnerships for Wood within the digital integration space. His background is chemical engineering, he later obtained a master’s degree in oil and gas engineering and an MBA from Warwick Business School. He managed the flow assurance project on BP’s flagship Block 31 NE project in Angola from early concept stage to first oil and was later seconded into the asset management team within BP to support operations.

He is an astute chartered engineer, energy consultant and Fellow of the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science & Technology (FIMarEST) with over 15 years’ experience working in the energy Industry, mainly focusing on metering & allocation, production assurance, energy transition, digitalisation and automation. He has presented papers to international conferences and workshops on a range of subjects including, multiphase production technology, flow measurement, liquefied natural gas (FLNG), CCS – CO2 transport modelling and sour gas management.

Willow Liu (Moderator)

Chief Scientist, MEDENG Technologies Canada Inc.

Willow Liu is the chief scientist of MEDENG Technologies Canada Inc., a technology company focusing on multiphase flow measurement research and product design. Willow has been involved in the studies of complex New-Newtonian multiphase fluid flow in the fields of biomedical and oil/gas for over 25 years. Willow is currently serving as the admin chair of SPE Flow Measurement Technical Section.

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Lessons Learned on Field Cases of Digital Twin Technology-Enabled Operations
01/11/2022 at 10:00 AM (EST)   |  90 minutes
01/11/2022 at 10:00 AM (EST)   |  90 minutes
20 Questions
0.15 CEU/1.5 PDH credits  |  Certificate available
0.15 CEU/1.5 PDH credits  |  Certificate available