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Rig Security in the IOT World

Recorded On: 07/10/2019

A growing trend in our industry is to move from back-office (and potentially isolated) processing to data fed analysis and decision making at the edge were the drilling bit meets the geology. 

To accomplish this level of integration and data-centric automation, analytical engines have an insatiable hunger for data!  With traditional workflows this data would reside in a corporate data store protected by physical and logical barriers to secure and protect it as a corporate asset.

In this new world of edge-based analytics, we need to balance this thirst for data with the need for protection of the data asset and security from digital threats.

In this webinar we will discuss several technics for connecting, converting and standardizing data for analytical use and also protecting the corporate network including considering physical and network barriers like an air gap to isolate the rig while still allowing for authorized interactivity.

Jon Curtis

Chairman Emeritus, Petrolink International Limited and Vice President of Saudi Arabia, Petrolink

Jon Curtis is a member of numerous professional organizations and is the former Chair of SPE’s Drilling Uncertainty Prediction Technical Section (DUPTS) and the current Technical Section Liaison, where he works with other leaders to provide comprehensive solutions across drilling operations. Mr. Curtis is author of multiple SPE papers including those concerning data architecture of real-time drilling and completions information and the integration of real-time, drilling sensor data with drilling reporting data. He graduated from Oxford University where he studied Metallurgy and Materials Science.

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07/10/2019 at 9:30 AM (EDT)   |  90 minutes
07/10/2019 at 9:30 AM (EDT)   |  90 minutes
20 Questions
0.15 CEU/1 PDH credits  |  Certificate available
0.15 CEU/1 PDH credits  |  Certificate available