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Accelerating Digital Energy: Transforming Your Organization

Mon · 4:00 PM - 5:15 PM
Geoffrey Cann - Author, Advisor on Digital Strategy and Innovation in Oil and Gas Paul Kurchina - Community Builder and Evangelist, ASUG Jason Palmer - Senior Industry Director, Oil and Gas Industry Business Unit, SAP
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Mon, Sep 16, 2019 · 4:00 PM - 5:15 PM

Accelerating Digital Energy: Transforming Your Organization

The digital industry is now exerting its extraordinary influence on the energy industry, and no one is really prepared for the consequences. The early signs are now in plain view—unrelenting pressure on prices because of supply growth and demand erosion, disruption of entire industry segments through new business models, and a fundamental re-baselining of cost and productivity profiles.

Players in the industry must confront deeply seated orthodoxies, innovate, and adopt new ways of working, or they could be swept aside by these powerful new forces.

During this session, you will:

  • Find out how digital is creating four forces of unrelenting pressure on the industry. Also hear about how the size and timing of the impacts from these forces will impact the unprepared.

  • Discover the one essential ingredient that is the future battleground for market supremacy, and efforts by industry giants to mobilize their resources capture the opportunity.

  • Explore the eight critical digital technologies that will redefine the energy company of the future and how industry leaders are already reconfiguring themselves around these key tools.

  • Learn what you need to do to set your new digital heading, prepare your organization, and survive where others have faltered.

Pre-Conference Session
  • Geoffrey Cann
    Author, Advisor on Digital Strategy and Innovation in Oil and Gas
  • Paul Kurchina
    Community Builder and Evangelist, ASUG
  • Jason Palmer
    Senior Industry Director, Oil and Gas Industry Business Unit, SAP
Pre-Conference Session

SAP Partner Forum: Kick-Start Your BPOG Experience and Networking

Mon · 4:00 PM - 5:15 PM
Frank Ruland - Global Head of ENR Ecosystem, SAP Chris Pfendner - Business Development, SAP
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Mon, Sep 16, 2019 · 4:00 PM - 5:15 PM

SAP Partner Forum: Kick-Start Your BPOG Experience and Networking

Oil and gas companies pursue a bold vision for 2025 to deliver safe, reliable, and sustainable energy products and services focused on the customer and enabled by innovation. To accomplish this, oil and gas companies will implement new business models with a keen focus on customer centricity as they accelerate towards the industry’s energy transition. This will include personalized offerings from live order and inventory management to customer-centric, pay-for-outcome pricing. To accomplish this, they need to continue their digital transformation journey, and they need intelligent and integrated business processes delivered faster and with lower risk from SAP and you. In this interactive discussion, you will hear about SAP’s top oil and gas priorities, decipher key industry event messages, and gain awareness of SAP and company executives attending the conference. This session will close with observations from SAP oil and gas industry sales and business experts. Plan on staying for the combined customer, partner, and SAP BPOG reception.

Key Business Benefits:

  • Overview of the BPOG conference key themes and messages

  • List of key executives attending the event

  • Insights into SAP Model Company, SAP Experience Management, and the intelligent enterprise for oil and gas

Pre-Conference Session
  • Frank Ruland
    Global Head of ENR Ecosystem, SAP
  • Chris Pfendner
    Business Development, SAP
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Welcome Reception
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Women Connect Reception | Sponsored by PwC

Women Connect Dinner Sponsored by PwC

Mon · 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Holly Marrs - Panel Moderator and Director, PwC Gretchen Sheirr - Chief Revenue Officer, Houston Rockets Amy Absher - GM Enterprise Systems and Services, Chevron Ashley Aaronson - Assurance Innovation and Technology Senior Associate, PwC Andrea Yowman - Vice President, Alliances and Strategic Initiatives, SAP
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Mon, Sep 16, 2019 · 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Women Connect Dinner Sponsored by PwC

Session theme: Celebrating Diversity, Inspiring Leadership, Embracing the Digital World.

Please join us for our fourth annual Women Connect Reception at the Best Practices for Oil & Gas conference. This year we are excited to discuss how the energy industry is navigating the digital journey. Additionally, gain insight from an out-of-industry panelist.

The reception is dedicated to honoring the exceptional and inspiring women leaders in the oil and gas industry. By bringing together a multitude of thought leaders and seasoned professionals, this group will take a deep dive into hot-button issues experienced throughout all organizations. In addition to the digital journey, discussions will also include diversity, navigating complex work environments, and balancing a successful career with personal life.
  • Holly Marrs
    Panel Moderator and Director, PwC
  • Gretchen Sheirr
    Chief Revenue Officer, Houston Rockets
  • Amy Absher
    GM Enterprise Systems and Services, Chevron
  • Ashley Aaronson
    Assurance Innovation and Technology Senior Associate, PwC
  • Andrea Yowman
    Vice President, Alliances and Strategic Initiatives, SAP
7:00 AM - 8:00 AM
Breakfast and Exhibition Viewing
8:00 AM - 8:15 AM
Conference Welcome
Keynote

Opening Remarks

Tue · 8:00 AM - 8:15 AM
Geoff Scott - CEO, ASUG
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Tue, Sep 17, 2019 · 8:00 AM - 8:15 AM

Opening Remarks

Join us as we kick off the ninth annual Best Practices for Oil & Gas conference and explore some of the trends and topics of interest for the industry.
8:15 AM - 9:45 AM
Keynotes
Keynote

2020 and Beyond: Disruptive Technologies in the Energy Industry 

Tue · 8:15 AM - 9:00 AM
Amy Myers Jaffe - David M. Rubenstein Senior Fellow for Energy and the Environment and Director of the Program on Energy Security and Climate Change, Council on Foreign Relations
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Tue, Sep 17, 2019 · 8:15 AM - 9:00 AM

2020 and Beyond: Disruptive Technologies in the Energy Industry 

Join us as we kick off the 2019 Best Practices for Oil & Gas conference with a look at how disruptive technologies are changing the energy industries’ landscape and what the next 10 years might bring. As the former chair of the Future of Oil and Gas at the World Economic Forum (Davos), Amy will share her unique industry perspective on the future of energy, including transformational trends specific to oil and gas.
Keynote
  • Amy Myers Jaffe
    David M. Rubenstein Senior Fellow for Energy and the Environment and Director of the Program on Energy Security and Climate Change, Council on Foreign Relations
Keynote

Thriving in the New Era of Automation

Tue · 9:00 AM - 9:45 AM
Benjamin Beberness - Global Vice President, Oil and Gas Industry, SAP Juergen Eisele - Head of Product Management Oil and Gas, SAP
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Tue, Sep 17, 2019 · 9:00 AM - 9:45 AM

Thriving in the New Era of Automation

To enable the energy transition, oil and gas companies are focusing on four strategic priorities:

  1. Extending beyond the barrel: Break free of the traditional energy demand and price curves to capture new value and provide new customer experiences.

  2. Digitalizing products and services: Optimize and automate execution so that transactions are touchless and require minimal manual intervention.

  3. Competing as an ecosystem: Enable fast-track innovation, reduce costs, provide operational transparency, and digitalize assets and humans to eliminate unnecessary and manual transactional work.

  4. Using technology as an enabler: Use digitalization as a catalyst to improve productivity and efficiency in the field and back office in support of corporate strategy.


To execute on these strategic priorities and achieve the 2025 vision, oil and gas companies need to change the way they operate. They will need to focus on areas that differentiate them from their competition.

By shifting routine tasks from humans to automated business processes enabled by machine learning and robotic process automation, they will free up the resources needed to define and pursue innovative and transformative business models.

Key Business Benefits:

  • Learn about the industry’s adoption of SAP S/4HANA and the intelligent enterprise for energy.

  • Hear about real-world examples of brownfield and greenfield implementations.

  • Hear how SAP is collaborating with world-leading oil and gas stakeholders to deliver and implement industry market standard cloud solutions.

Keynote
  • Benjamin Beberness
    Global Vice President, Oil and Gas Industry, SAP
  • Juergen Eisele
    Head of Product Management Oil and Gas, SAP
9:45 AM - 10:30 AM
Refreshments and Exhibition Viewing | Live Demos in the SAP Intelligence Enterprise Experience
Demo

How to Easily Digitize Your Regulatory and Business-Related Forms

Tue · 9:50 AM - 10:05 AM
Lou Aguilar - EVP Sales, Havensight Consulting Ken Noreikis - EVP Sales and Marketing, Software, Havensight Consulting
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Tue, Sep 17, 2019 · 9:50 AM - 10:05 AM

How to Easily Digitize Your Regulatory and Business-Related Forms

Over the past two years alone, 90% of the data in the world was generated. How do you manage the content, track the inputs, and make sense of the data? The Havensight digital forms solution enables business units to easily create forms and workflow without IT resources while allowing corporate IT to maintain control over data, security, and standards. Business value is rapidly achieved through our cost-effective, enterprise-grade technology platform. Our team will take you through the key features of this transformational platform and share use cases that will encourage attendees to ponder their own needs across the enterprise.
Demo
  • Lou Aguilar
    EVP Sales, Havensight Consulting
  • Ken Noreikis
    EVP Sales and Marketing, Software, Havensight Consulting
Demo

Leading Practices for Operational Excellence Transformation

Tue · 10:10 AM - 10:25 AM
Mark Pyatt - Industry Principal, Accenture Taras Zyla - Managing Director, Accenture
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Tue, Sep 17, 2019 · 10:10 AM - 10:25 AM

Leading Practices for Operational Excellence Transformation

This session will focus on examples of oil and gas companies that have successfully started their operational excellence transformation process. Hear what criteria were used to develop the plan, where they choose to start their process, and what success they have achieved. Learn about how peers have used a simple methodology to align key stakeholders with key business goals and objectives to improve operations, and create success and momentum within your company to sustain initiatives for business transformation.
Demo
  • Mark Pyatt
    Industry Principal, Accenture
  • Taras Zyla
    Managing Director, Accenture
10:30 AM - 11:10 AM
Track Sessions
Track 1: Digital Strategy and Innovation

Devon and EY’s Intelligent Automation Migration Strategy for SAP S/4HANA

Tue · 10:30 AM - 11:10 AM
Lane Hale - Director, Information Technology, Devon Energy Charlie Miller - Executive Director, EY Ryan Quinn - Senior Manager, Advisory Services, EY
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Tue, Sep 17, 2019 · 10:30 AM - 11:10 AM

Devon and EY’s Intelligent Automation Migration Strategy for SAP S/4HANA

Devon Energy reduces planned SAP S/4HANA transformation costs by using EY’s Intelligent Migration Solution. The $10 billion oil and gas producer is a leading independent oil and natural gas exploration and production company, providing stable, environmentally responsible production and a platform for future growth. Devon produces approximately 250,000 barrels a day and has a deep inventory of development opportunities to deliver future oil growth. When deploying SAP S/4HANA with the capital constraints of a compressed oil and gas commodity market, a business imperative for Devon is reducing IT transformation costs. For reduced program risk, accelerated project timelines, lowered overall costs, and minimized business disruption, Devon Energy turned to EY, the first global service partner to design end-to-end tools called Intelligent Move Solution from SAP ECC 6.0 using advanced technology. Discover how Devon is planning to transform its business faster, cheaper, and with more accuracy with separate intelligent migration tools for data transformation, configuration, customizations, testing, process mining, and analytics.

Key Business Benefits:

  • Less time

  • Fewer resources and costs

  • Less disruption

Track 1: Digital Strategy and Innovation
  • Lane Hale
    Director, Information Technology, Devon Energy
  • Charlie Miller
    Executive Director, EY
  • Ryan Quinn
    Senior Manager, Advisory Services, EY
Track 2: Intelligent Enterprise

Digital at Cairn Oil and Gas: Rig Schedule Optimization with SAP

Tue · 10:30 AM - 11:10 AM
Anand Laxshmivarahan - Chief Digital Officer, Cairn Oil & Gas
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Tue, Sep 17, 2019 · 10:30 AM - 11:10 AM

Digital at Cairn Oil and Gas: Rig Schedule Optimization with SAP

Attend this session to hear about the process Cairn Oil & Gas went through to improve its wells. Well workover activity planning through rigs were done by the petroleum engineering function based on past experience and best human judgement. Currently, there are three rigs at the MBA field, which execute the workovers across 299 producing wells. Cairn Oil & Gas was looking for a scientific solution for optimizing the schedules for the rig and sequencing of well workovers with the objective of maximizing cumulative production gain. Using a nonlinear heuristic model optimizer and SAP Cloud platform, workovers on the wells are planned based on multiple parameters: rig time to travel, total workover time, production gains expected, and availability of inventory. This change was tested in a controlled state, resulting in huge production upside for one rig scenario. Buoyed by the result of the proof of concept, Cairn Oil & Gas decided to productionize it. The SAP Innovative Business Solution team is implementing the scenario and it is expected to go live by June 30. As part of the project, SAP Cloud Platform is also being used to integrate with Cairn Oil & Gas upstream-specific systems, like Digital Oilfield (DOF) and SWIFT system, which managed the well workover details. 
Track 2: Intelligent Enterprise
  • Anand Laxshmivarahan
    Chief Digital Officer, Cairn Oil & Gas
Track 3: Finance

Roundtable: Next-Generation Procurement in Oil and Gas

Tue · 10:30 AM - 11:10 AM
Peter Schlemmer - Director of IBU Oil and Gas, SAP Chris Zinskie - Instrument Superintendent, Chalmette Refining - PBF Energy
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Tue, Sep 17, 2019 · 10:30 AM - 11:10 AM

Roundtable: Next-Generation Procurement in Oil and Gas

Procurement excellence is a focal area of all oil and gas companies. Managing contractors for complex maintenance work, reducing operational procurement costs, and continuously monitoring the quality of supplied goods and services are essential to increase profitability and assure safety and compliance. Introducing new solutions and enhanced functionality, SAP helps our oil and gas customers to achieve lower procurement costs while increasing transparency and flexibility. SAP Field Service Management is a next step to support the field engineers and third-party workers in planning, scheduling, and executing the jobs in remote locations. SAP´s new architecture of service procurement provides a new and simplified user experience and empowers the worker along an integrated end-to-end process.

The roundtable will give customers the opportunity to experience the latest solutions, interact with the experts, and exchange ideas and feedback. SAP experts will demonstrate the processes and answer questions regarding usability, solution capabilities, and technology to support customers’ decision-making processes.

Key Business Benefits:

  • Execute procurement strategy.

  • Experience the latest procurement solution.

  • Discuss ideas and best practices.

Track 3: Finance
  • Peter Schlemmer
    Director of IBU Oil and Gas, SAP
  • Chris Zinskie
    Instrument Superintendent, Chalmette Refining - PBF Energy
Track 4: Road Maps

Downstream Strategy and Road Map Towards the Intelligent Enterprise

Tue · 10:30 AM - 11:10 AM
Jean-Marc Delbos - Director, Oil and Gas Industry Business Unit, SAP
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Tue, Sep 17, 2019 · 10:30 AM - 11:10 AM

Downstream Strategy and Road Map Towards the Intelligent Enterprise

In this session you will learn how SAP supports our customers’ success within a networked hydrocarbon supply chain. We will present the recent innovations on SAP S/4HANA and the perspectives on the future direction of the SAP on-premise and private cloud solutions for downstream oil and gas.

Key Business Benefits:

  • Support our customers’ success towards the intelligent enterprise

  • Transfer knowledge about most recent business innovations in SAP S/4HANA for downstream oil and gas

  • Give a perspective on the on-premise and cloud road map for downstream oil and gas

Track 4: Road Maps
  • Jean-Marc Delbos
    Director, Oil and Gas Industry Business Unit, SAP
11:20 AM - 12:00 PM
Track Sessions
Track 1: Digital Strategy and Innovation

Shell: Business Simplification via SAP S/4HANA in the Public Cloud

Tue · 11:20 AM - 12:00 PM
Frank Westerhof - Enterprise IT Platforms Manager, Shell
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Tue, Sep 17, 2019 · 11:20 AM - 12:00 PM

Shell: Business Simplification via SAP S/4HANA in the Public Cloud

Shell and a consortium of oil and gas companies are co-innovating with SAP and Accenture to develop a public cloud market standard for the oil and gas industry by harnessing SAP S/4HANA Cloud. The adoption of this market standard will help enable a transformational business simplification journey that is at the heart of Shell's future business strategy. In this session you will hear about the collaboration with the industry consortium, new value propositions that Shell aims to unlock through multi-tenant ERP solutions, how strategic partners like SAP are helping Shell scale, and the first milestones now achieved in the execution of this transformation journey. 
Track 1: Digital Strategy and Innovation
  • Frank Westerhof
    Enterprise IT Platforms Manager, Shell
Track 2: Intelligent Enterprise

Automation and Better Decision Making: Fuels Retailing at F. Dufresne Group

Tue · 11:20 AM - 12:00 PM
Pierre-Olivier Dufresne - CIO and Owner, F. Dufresne Group Tim Hoffmeister - CEO, Implico Group Mike Serratore - VP & General Manager, Implico Inc.
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Tue, Sep 17, 2019 · 11:20 AM - 12:00 PM

Automation and Better Decision Making: Fuels Retailing at F. Dufresne Group

To optimize and transform current their business model, Fernand Dufresne, Inc. of Quebec Canada, has implemented SAP to manage finance, c-store convenience and fuels retailing for more than 250 Quebec area service stations. Ferdinand Dufresne, Inc., a mid-size SAP customer, combined SAP components of Finance, Logistics, Industry Solution Retailing and Industry Solution Downstream Oil and Gas as well as Implico’s Secondary Distribution Management and Retail Fuels Network Operations to completely automate all aspects of their business from supply contract management (pricing) to franchise dealer daily settlement. This was all accomplished while maintaining their small back office staff.

Key business benefits:

  • Orchestrated and synchronized product distribution from terminal to consumer

  • Accelerated, on-time delivery performance with lower transport costs

  • Better decision making with integration of real-time inventory visibility and accurate forecasting

  • Optimized resource utilization and sales productivity

  • Improved customer satisfaction and retention

Track 2: Intelligent Enterprise
  • Pierre-Olivier Dufresne
    CIO and Owner, F. Dufresne Group
  • Tim Hoffmeister
    CEO, Implico Group
  • Mike Serratore
    VP & General Manager, Implico Inc.
Track 3: Finance

Finance Business Solution Enablement (FBSE) Moving Towards Adopting Best Practices

Tue · 11:20 AM - 12:00 PM
Bhupinder Singh - VP (Tax), PETRONAS Viral Joshi - Head (Tax Shared Services Project), PETRONAS
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Tue, Sep 17, 2019 · 11:20 AM - 12:00 PM

Finance Business Solution Enablement (FBSE) Moving Towards Adopting Best Practices

PETRONAS has planned for finance business solution enablement at the group finance level to overcome existing pain points by adopting best practices and solutions in SAP Central Finance. The planned finance business solution enablement will cover policy, process, people, and data, which should provide a holistic finance solution to an enterprise.

Key Business Benefits:

  • Increase productivity and efficiency.

  • Hear from a business partner within PETRONAS Group.

  • Achieve lower TCO.

Track 3: Finance
  • Bhupinder Singh
    VP (Tax), PETRONAS
  • Viral Joshi
    Head (Tax Shared Services Project), PETRONAS
Track 4: Road Maps

SAP’s Current, Planned, and Future Direction in Upstream Oil and Gas

Tue · 11:20 AM - 12:00 PM
Stéphane Lauzon - Director, Oil and Gas Industry Business Unit, SAP
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Tue, Sep 17, 2019 · 11:20 AM - 12:00 PM

SAP’s Current, Planned, and Future Direction in Upstream Oil and Gas

Come learn SAP’s strategic direction for SAP S/4HANA in upstream oil and gas. We will discuss recent innovations, planned innovations, and future direction in upstream oil and gas and how we are working with you, our customers. Preview the key innovations coming with the next SAP S/4HANA release.

Attendees of this session will take away key lessons on:

  • What is new in SAP S/4HANA

  • Key business innovations in SAP S/4HANA for upstream oil and gas

  • SAP S/4HANA road map preview into scope of new SAP S/4HANA release

  • Insights into resources to help with your next move with SAP S/4HANA


Key Business Benefits:

  • Learn what's new in SAP S/4HANA

  • Key business innovations in SAP S/4HANA for upstream oil and gas

  • Insights into resources to help with your next move with SAP S/4HANA

Track 4: Road Maps
  • Stéphane Lauzon
    Director, Oil and Gas Industry Business Unit, SAP
12:00 PM - 1:15 PM
Lunch and Exhibition Viewing Sponsored by AWS | Peer Networking | SAP Oil and Gas Industry Influence Meetup
Demo

Using Connected Assets to Improve Cross-Company Visibility and Management of Maintenance and Operations

Tue · 12:30 PM - 12:45 PM
Matthew Easlea - Chief Product Owner of Asset Management, SAP Jerry Mangan - Program Manager, Market Introduction Americas, SAP
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Tue, Sep 17, 2019 · 12:30 PM - 12:45 PM

Using Connected Assets to Improve Cross-Company Visibility and Management of Maintenance and Operations

There are number of factors driving the need of improved collaboration within the asset management ecosystem:

  • Asset operators want to minimize capital investments, operational overheads, and risks. The desire has been to buy products and services provided by the equipment or the equipment availability rather than buying the equipment itself.

  • Original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) want to drive revenue growth and competitive advantage with bundled products and services.

  • Service providers (including EPCs) want to provide value-added services enabled by new technological innovations.


The transition to the digital economy and the increasing adoption of new technologies such as the Internet of Things (IoT) and cloud-based networks provide an opportunity to automate the data exchange and enable a simplified collaboration model among these stakeholders via asset management networks. This session will present fundamental changes that needed to take place in the supply chain and asset lifecycle management to realize a next epoch of value from our increasingly complex assets. Experience a demo and provide your feedback. We are interested in understanding your priorities for this area.
Demo
  • Matthew Easlea
    Chief Product Owner of Asset Management, SAP
  • Jerry Mangan
    Program Manager, Market Introduction Americas, SAP
1:15 PM - 1:55 PM
Track Sessions
Track 1: Digital Strategy and Innovation

Case Study: Lessons Learned from KBR on Its Migration to the Cloud

Tue · 1:15 PM - 1:55 PM
Shishir Kulkarni - Senior IT Manager, KBR Inc.
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Tue, Sep 17, 2019 · 1:15 PM - 1:55 PM

Case Study: Lessons Learned from KBR on Its Migration to the Cloud

Learn how KBR overcame technical and financial challenges as it reduced the total cost of ownership of its SAP solution by migrating to the cloud. In this session, the company highlights its cost-and-benefit analysis model, which drove the migration initiative. You will:

  • Walk through key considerations in the development of a comprehensive cost-and-benefit analysis for an SAP cloud solution.

  • Explore how to evaluate and select your cloud-hosting vendor.

  • Learn how to balance between continual maintenance projects and upgrades with SAP while moving to a cloud environment.


Key Business Benefits:

  • Reduced TCO by 25%

  • Reduced month-end processing time by 50%

  • Reduced payroll processing time by 25%

Track 1: Digital Strategy and Innovation
  • Shishir Kulkarni
    Senior IT Manager, KBR Inc.
Track 2: Intelligent Enterprise

Integrated Operations Platform at Murphy Oil Corporation

Tue · 1:15 PM - 1:55 PM
Rajesh Satewar - Director of SAP and Enterprise Applications, Murphy Oil Corporation
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Tue, Sep 17, 2019 · 1:15 PM - 1:55 PM

Integrated Operations Platform at Murphy Oil Corporation

Murphy Oil Corporation’s U.S. onshore business wanted to deploy a new “operate by exception” strategy. This would enable both an increased oil well count and activity levels while reducing operating expenses. It developed a remote operations center to execute its new operating model and turned to Incture Technologies to help it build an integrated operations platform using SAP Cloud Platform.

Challenges and opportunities before the project began included:

  • Integrated view of data from disparate systems

  • Lost opportunities in optimizing oil production

  • Drive to reduce operating expenses


Key Business Benefits:

  • Integrated view of 15-plus applications to detect anomalies and patterns as well as improve workflows

  • Enhanced overall operational performance by 15%

  • Increase in baseline oil production

Track 2: Intelligent Enterprise
  • Rajesh Satewar
    Director of SAP and Enterprise Applications, Murphy Oil Corporation
Track 3: Finance

Streamline Cash Management and Liquidity Forecast with SAP S/4HANA

Tue · 1:15 PM - 1:55 PM
Renee Fan - Director, Financial Systems and Controls, Freeport LNG
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Tue, Sep 17, 2019 · 1:15 PM - 1:55 PM

Streamline Cash Management and Liquidity Forecast with SAP S/4HANA

Freeport LNG is a private company. A significant portion of internal and external reporting are cash basis. Before the implementation of SAP Cash Management and liquidity forecast, many cash-relevant transactions were recorded in SAP via manual journal entry, and cash actuals were converted from GAAP (generally accepted accounting principles)-based accounting. Process efficiency and productivity were challenged due to massive manual operations on spreadsheets. The newly implemented cash functionality introduces straight-through processing and transforms the treasury management system, using SAP S/4HANA as a side-car workstation. Finance professionals are redeployed from manual tasks to value-added analysis. The system is now able to generate cash-basis reports with consistent and reliable system data and allows the company to share information in a more secure and effective manner.

Key Business Benefits:

  • Significant time and cost reduction associated with manual operations

  • Support real-time reporting with reliable and consistent system data

  • Improved security and controls including fraud risk reduction

Track 3: Finance
  • Renee Fan
    Director, Financial Systems and Controls, Freeport LNG
Track 4: Road Maps

SAP’s Road Map and Strategy for the Intelligent Enterprise for Oil and Gas

Tue · 1:15 PM - 1:55 PM
Phillip Sievers - Solution Manager, SAP
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Tue, Sep 17, 2019 · 1:15 PM - 1:55 PM

SAP’s Road Map and Strategy for the Intelligent Enterprise for Oil and Gas

In this session, you will hear about the latest developments and innovations from SAP for the oil and gas industry. Learn about the different SAP S/4HANA solutions and their relevance for oil and gas upstream and downstream to help you make your move to SAP S/4HANA. You will learn about the solution road map specific to the oil and gas industry for cloud and on-premise deployments and share the patterns and lessons learned from projects and successful SAP S/4HANA implementations in the industry. See the new business-focused intelligent enterprise road map application in action at this session.

Key Business Benefits:

  • Innovations for oil and gas downstream and upstream

  • SAP S/4HANA road map for cloud and on-premise

  • SAP S/4HANA adoption patterns in the oil and gas industry

Track 4: Road Maps
  • Phillip Sievers
    Solution Manager, SAP
2:05 PM - 2:45 PM
Track Sessions
Track 1: Digital Strategy and Innovation

Platform Consolidation - Managing SAP Content in Office 365

Tue · 2:05 PM - 2:45 PM
Diane Drabek - Enterprise Content Manager,, Apache Corporation
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Tue, Sep 17, 2019 · 2:05 PM - 2:45 PM

Platform Consolidation - Managing SAP Content in Office 365

Managing cost and becoming more efficient are constants in exploration and production (E&P). Many E&P organizations under the banner of digital transformation are consolidating their unstructured data into Office 365. Apache has embarked on such a journey, which included understanding the usability requirements for document-centric content outside of the SAP environment and migrating millions of documents to SharePoint Online while not interfering with the inside SAP user experience. The end result is the elimination of legacy technology and achieving better leverage of investments in SAP and Office 365.

Key Business Benefits:

  • Improved usability of SAP content such as SAP Plant Maintenance and invoices

  • Cost savings associated with platform consolidation

  • Leveraging Office 365 as part of an overarching digital transformation initiative

Track 1: Digital Strategy and Innovation
  • Diane Drabek
    Enterprise Content Manager,, Apache Corporation
Track 2: Intelligent Enterprise

Getting Started with RPA for Oil and Gas

Tue · 2:05 PM - 2:45 PM
Rashad Flintroy - Solution Architect/Bot Controller, Occidental Petroleum Sean Jump - Senior Manager, Sia Partners Management Consulting
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Tue, Sep 17, 2019 · 2:05 PM - 2:45 PM

Getting Started with RPA for Oil and Gas

Starting in 2014, the Oil and Gas industry experienced a major commodities downturn which reinforced the boom and bust cycle which continues to plague the industry. “Lower for longer” became an often recited phrase to prepare investors and companies alike for a new era in the industry. To survive this downturn, energy companies took drastic steps to recalibrate capital expenditures, return higher multiples on investments, and invest in new technology. Companies that survived the downturn are now thriving with more focused project portfolios, leaner staffing on projects, and leveraged technologies to make better data driven decisions. The greatest impact of these changes has been the investment in new technology, and specifically Robotic Process Automation (RPA). This session will cover industry best practices for how to get started with RPA for oil and gas companies.
Track 2: Intelligent Enterprise
  • Rashad Flintroy
    Solution Architect/Bot Controller, Occidental Petroleum
  • Sean Jump
    Senior Manager, Sia Partners Management Consulting
Track 3: Finance

SAP for Commodity Trading

Tue · 2:05 PM - 2:45 PM
Andrew Greaves - Downstream Business Engagement Director and Business Process Lead for Product to Cash, Suncor Energy Jason Sokoloff - Senior Manager, Deloitte Consulting Sam Stuckey - Senior Manager, Deloitte Consulting
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Tue, Sep 17, 2019 · 2:05 PM - 2:45 PM

SAP for Commodity Trading

The move to SAP S/4HANA is an opportunity to evaluate the technology that underpins the core business of organizations. For most commodity-heavy organizations, their commodity trading and risk management (CTRM) system (or a collection of spreadsheets) supports one of the most substantial and dynamic parts of their organization: the supply and trading business.

Lack of integration of these systems into the core ERP has long been an issue. However, until recently, there was no viable solution for a fully integrated supply chain that both met the needs of the enterprise as well as the tailored, market-specific requirements of the trading and risk-management functions.

At Deloitte, we bring together the industry and technical expertise required to move organizations to SAP trading and risk management. We understand how risk is measured and monitored, and we know how to integrate that into SAP using market-leading KPIs.

Key Business Benefits:

  • End-to-end visibility of the commodity value chain, providing transparency

  • “Single source of truth” for trading data, eliminating tradebook reconaissance

  • A centralized enterprise platform that is “future proofed” for artificial intelligence (AI) and blockchain


 
Track 3: Finance
  • Andrew Greaves
    Downstream Business Engagement Director and Business Process Lead for Product to Cash, Suncor Energy
  • Jason Sokoloff
    Senior Manager, Deloitte Consulting
  • Sam Stuckey
    Senior Manager, Deloitte Consulting
Track 4: Road Maps

The Future of SAP Plant Maintenance

Tue · 2:05 PM - 2:45 PM
Matthew Easlea - Chief Product Owner of Asset Management, SAP
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Tue, Sep 17, 2019 · 2:05 PM - 2:45 PM

The Future of SAP Plant Maintenance

Learn about recently released features and functions for SAP Intelligent Asset Management. Get an overview on planned developments and how the road map for the SAP Enterprise Asset Management solution provides information for you to jump-start intelligent asset management in your organization.

Key Business Benefits:

  • Overview of new product features

  • Road map for the SAP Enterprise Asset Management solution

  • Start on intelligent asset management in your organization

Track 4: Road Maps
  • Matthew Easlea
    Chief Product Owner of Asset Management, SAP
2:55 PM - 3:35 PM
Track Sessions
Track 1: Digital Strategy and Innovation

Chevron: Digital Transformation Road Map

Tue · 2:55 PM - 3:35 PM
Gene Guidry - LEAP Program Manager, Chevron Monika Mangla - Finance Manager, LEAP Program, Chevron
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Tue, Sep 17, 2019 · 2:55 PM - 3:35 PM

Chevron: Digital Transformation Road Map

Hear an update on Chevron's digital transformation road map, including ERP transformation, enterprise asset management, procurement, HR, and finance. Learn how Chevron is approaching the move to cloud (multi and single tenant), incorporating leading cloud platforms (Microsoft Azure, Workday, GEP), and aligning the business for transforming from SAP ECC to SAP S/4HANA while attempting to incorporate a new safe, agile approach to ERP projects.

Key Business Benefits:

  • Business simplification

  • Agility and innovation

  • Cost reduction

Track 1: Digital Strategy and Innovation
  • Gene Guidry
    LEAP Program Manager, Chevron
  • Monika Mangla
    Finance Manager, LEAP Program, Chevron
Track 2: Intelligent Enterprise

Change is Easy, Except for the People

Tue · 2:55 PM - 3:35 PM
Geoffrey Cann - Author, Advisor on Digital Strategy and Innovation in Oil and Gas
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Tue, Sep 17, 2019 · 2:55 PM - 3:35 PM

Change is Easy, Except for the People

The next wave of change coming to our industry is shaping up to be different from earlier waves in a few key respects. First, the new digital tools look like they will impact more processes, jobs, and roles in quite profound ways. In many cases, the impacted jobs have not had to deal with much significant change in many years. The overall impacts are projected to be dramatic. Even the pace of change feels like it’s accelerating. And so far, the architects and designers of the new digital solutions aimed at consumers have demonstrated remarkably limited awareness of how their creations impact society.

The next generation of business leaders need guidance on how to successfully introduce change to the work world, particularly digital change. This presentation will discuss why change feels different, illustrated with examples drawn from recent efforts. It will explore the three underlying human drivers that underpin change challenges. It will share some of the leading practices for managing change in this profoundly new era.
Track 2: Intelligent Enterprise
  • Geoffrey Cann
    Author, Advisor on Digital Strategy and Innovation in Oil and Gas
Track 3: Finance

Invoice-to-Pay Automation While Implementing SAP S/4HANA: Marathon Petroleum Corporation Case Study

Tue · 2:55 PM - 3:35 PM
Sandeep Hota - Procure to Pay Solution Architect, Marathon Petroleum Corporation Alex Nadesan - Founding Partner and COO, Optima Consulting LLC
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Tue, Sep 17, 2019 · 2:55 PM - 3:35 PM

Invoice-to-Pay Automation While Implementing SAP S/4HANA: Marathon Petroleum Corporation Case Study

Invoice-to-pay is a core business process for any organization, and optimizing it can bring genuine cost savings and efficiencies. This is especially true when when implementing SAP S/4HANA as part of a company's journey towards an intelligent enterprise.

Key Business Benefits:

  • Automating invoice-to-pay as part of an overall purchase-to-pay initiative

  • How to approach redefining a core business process like invoice-to-pay

  • Designing and implementing an automated accounts payable process

Track 3: Finance
  • Sandeep Hota
    Procure to Pay Solution Architect, Marathon Petroleum Corporation
  • Alex Nadesan
    Founding Partner and COO, Optima Consulting LLC
Track 4: Road Maps

How Experience Management Leverages Operational Information for Higher Business Outcomes

Tue · 2:55 PM - 3:35 PM
Jean-Marc Delbos - Director, Oil and Gas Industry Business Unit, SAP Chris Adams - Head of Solution Strategy for Core XM Product Line, Qualtrics
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Tue, Sep 17, 2019 · 2:55 PM - 3:35 PM

How Experience Management Leverages Operational Information for Higher Business Outcomes

In this session, we will discuss how Operations data (what) and Experience data (why) analyzed in synergy, create faster and more efficient insight to action. We will explore possible concrete use cases from the Oil & Gas industry where the SAP Experience Management solutions can help our customers to reach the strongest business outcomes.
Track 4: Road Maps
  • Jean-Marc Delbos
    Director, Oil and Gas Industry Business Unit, SAP
  • Chris Adams
    Head of Solution Strategy for Core XM Product Line, Qualtrics
3:35 PM - 4:30 PM
Refreshments and Exhibition Viewing | Live Demos in the SAP Intelligence Enterprise Experience

Innovation Zone Demo Theater

Tue · 3:45 PM - 4:00 PM
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Tue, Sep 17, 2019 · 3:45 PM - 4:00 PM

Innovation Zone Demo Theater

A rapid-fire demo format, these sessions will cover topics of interest to the oil and gas industry and are presented by solution providers. Stop by during the networking breaks to hear more. Sessions will be 15 minutes long and we’ll provide headphones for you to listen in.
Demo

Reimagine End-to-End Enterprise Asset Management Processes

Tue · 4:10 PM - 4:25 PM
Sarang Mujumdar - Specialist Leader, Deloitte
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Tue, Sep 17, 2019 · 4:10 PM - 4:25 PM

Reimagine End-to-End Enterprise Asset Management Processes

SAP Asset Manager provides mobility and automation out of the box for service workers in the field. This session will provide an overview of the new features available in the latest release of SAP Asset Manager 4.0 as well as Deloitte’s co-innovation extensions, developed with SAP and Apple, to help you to accelerate your digital transformation journey.
Demo
  • Sarang Mujumdar
    Specialist Leader, Deloitte
4:30 PM - 5:15 PM
Keynote
Keynote

Suncor 4.0: Driving a People-Focused, Data-Informed, Technology-Enabled Business Transformation

Tue · 4:30 PM - 5:15 PM
Angela Butler - Vice President Process and Data Transformation, Suncor Energy
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Tue, Sep 17, 2019 · 4:30 PM - 5:15 PM

Suncor 4.0: Driving a People-Focused, Data-Informed, Technology-Enabled Business Transformation

Suncor Energy, a leading Canadian integrated energy company, has embarked on a business transformation journey to increase its competitive advantage and business performance. While recognizing that a digital strategy is an important part of any business transformation, the current industry trends mean Suncor believes successful transformation hinges on addressing the often unaddressed basic elements; standardized ways of working, high-quality, trusted data and making it easy for people to do their work. In this session, you will hear how Suncor is executing its business transformation journey in a different way from its past approaches, including adopting SAP Intelligent Enterprise accelerators.
Keynote
  • Angela Butler
    Vice President Process and Data Transformation, Suncor Energy
5:15 PM - 6:30 PM
Cocktail Reception and Networking | sponsored by Valero
7:15 AM - 8:15 AM
Breakfast and Exhibition Viewing
Breakfast Session

Does Your SAP S/4HANA Migration Program Carry the Genetic Markers of Project Disaster?

Wed · 7:15 AM - 8:00 AM
John Belden - Project Execution Advisory Services Practice Leader, UpperEdge
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Wed, Sep 18, 2019 · 7:15 AM - 8:00 AM

Does Your SAP S/4HANA Migration Program Carry the Genetic Markers of Project Disaster?

Oil and gas companies were early adopters of SAP. But while many suffered the speed bumps of early ERP implementations, it’s been a generation since most of these companies have undergone a major transformation project. The current state of the market suggests that some carry the project genetic markers that make them highly susceptible to disaster. The good news is these companies can learn and derive benefits from our research on the wave of catastrophic IT project failures from the past eight years.

Start planning and implementing a successful program by first understanding why major transformational programs fail, what contributed to some poor decision-making, and what steps can be proactively taken to mitigate risks.

This presentation will address:

  • Case studies of recent project failures, what went wrong, and what they have in common

  • The one thing to get right before embarking on an SAP S/4HANA transformation

  • Four early decisions that set the stage of success or failure

  • Three practices to improve the quality of project decision-making


Typically, when companies take on big projects, they tend to throw in a flat rate of contingency, like 15%. The appropriate level of contingency for a big ERP transformation program is actually far higher, like 30%. This is often hard to justify to an executive team in the planning phase, but we will show methods to justify this higher contingency.

When contingencies get set too low, project teams typically take shortcuts in order to make their budget. As a result, they’ll not execute on activities that might have been expected. For example, a team that only tests twice to save money instead of three times as planned will likely have more problems as a result of skipping the third test.

Increase the probability of the achievement of anticipated program benefits: Those shortcuts taken to go-live early could limit anticipated program benefits. When capabilities in the system were left out and training to go-live was omitted as a result of the budget, we will show how this shortcutting affected a project’s benefits.

Key Business Benefits:

  • Optimize contingency plans for ERP transformation.

  • Improve testing to achieve the technology transition possible.

  • Gain the best project possible, achieving optimal ROI.

Breakfast Session
  • John Belden
    Project Execution Advisory Services Practice Leader, UpperEdge
Breakfast Session

Doing Mobile the Right Way for Plant Maintenance

Wed · 7:15 AM - 8:00 AM
Romeu Sciotta - Executive Vice President, Sigga
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Wed, Sep 18, 2019 · 7:15 AM - 8:00 AM

Doing Mobile the Right Way for Plant Maintenance

Industries across the globe are reaping huge benefits from workflow automation  and plant maintenance is no exception. Doing Mobile The Right Way is critical to cut costs, reduce errors, increase productivity and build ROI. Mobile is more than just data capture – it paves the path of the digital highway that your entire workflow will run through.

In this session, we will cover why doing mobile the right way is critical to business operations and how it can help move you closer to the perfect plant and predictive maintenance. A high level list of topics that will be covered include:

  • Benefits of mobility done right

  • Results that can happen from selecting the wrong solution

  • Components of doing mobile right

  • How to choose the right device

  • Native vs Hybrid

  • Driving ROI and company success stories


Key Business Benefits Companies are Achieving:

  • Reduce time to send work orders to technicians (80%+)

  • Increase technicians’ productivity (15%+)

  • Reduce MTTR  (70%+)

  • Increase MTBF (10%+)

  • Eliminate Paper (8M+/year)

Breakfast Session
  • Romeu Sciotta
    Executive Vice President, Sigga
8:15 AM - 8:25 AM
Conference Welcome
Keynote

Conference Welcome

Wed · 8:15 AM - 8:25 AM
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Wed, Sep 18, 2019 · 8:15 AM - 8:25 AM

Conference Welcome

Join us as we kick off the second full day of the ninth annual Best Practices for Oil & Gas conference and explore some of the trends and topics of interest for the industry.
8:25 AM - 10:05 AM
Keynotes
Keynote

Creating Advantage from Change and Value Creation

Wed · 8:25 AM - 8:55 AM
Melody Meyer - Board Member of BP and President, Melody Meyer Energy, LLC
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Wed, Sep 18, 2019 · 8:25 AM - 8:55 AM

Creating Advantage from Change and Value Creation

One constant affecting the energy industry is change, with highly volatile price cycles, mergers and divestments, natural disaster disruptions, and geopolitical shifts. Melody Meyer will share her perspectives on two critical leadership attributes: to focus on relentless value creation and to create advantage from change. The combination of these leadership attributes are differentiators for successful companies to not only be resilient through change, but also achieve differentiated results during and after the change.
Keynote
  • Melody Meyer
    Board Member of BP and President, Melody Meyer Energy, LLC
Keynote

Change Is the New Norm - How Industries Are Responding

Wed · 8:55 AM - 9:25 AM
Peter Maier - Co-President SAP Industries, SAP
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Wed, Sep 18, 2019 · 8:55 AM - 9:25 AM

Change Is the New Norm - How Industries Are Responding

The pace of change is ever increasing, and your business needs to continuously reinvent itself, create new business models, and ensure agility to respond to today’s economy. Peter Maier will share how industries are responding to the new world of continuous change and providing new experiences for their customers. He will share with how they are leveraging the SAP Intelligent Enterprise and experience data to create operational agility and new experiences. Hear how industries are leveraging their data to determine new revenue opportunities, find new business models, and improve operations.

The trending topics for the energy sector are: M&A, health, safety, social license to operate, brand awareness, asset efficiency and optimization, and analytics. SAP has solutions today that can assist or complement these areas that will scale to any platform, allowing companies to realize value immediately while positioning them for their future state.
Keynote
  • Peter Maier
    Co-President SAP Industries, SAP

SAP Industry Innovation Awards

Wed · 9:25 AM - 9:35 AM
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Wed, Sep 18, 2019 · 9:25 AM - 9:35 AM

SAP Industry Innovation Awards

Join us as we recognize the achievements of oil and gas organizations that purposefully use technology to transform their business, employees, and communities. Awards presented will include: Pioneer of the Year, Excellence in Business Optimization, and the Purpose Driven Award.

Living the Dream: Driving Digital Transformation in Oil and Gas

Wed · 9:35 AM - 10:05 AM
Jim Green - General Manager IT Service Delivery, Chevron
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Wed, Sep 18, 2019 · 9:35 AM - 10:05 AM

Living the Dream: Driving Digital Transformation in Oil and Gas

Digital transformation within oil and gas has significant potential to improve performance in health, environment, and safety as well as to create value and capture efficiencies across all value chains and facets of operations. To achieve these benefits, organizations must realign their mindsets to accept a new pace of change, be open to trying new and different ways of working, adopting new technologies, and make user experience a priority. The oil and gas industry is experiencing its third major iteration of workflow and technology reinvention in as many decades as well as onboarding a new engineering workforce. For those who naturally thrive in this changing landscape, the purpose, motivations, and leadership opportunities are clear. In this keynote address, Jim will share his leadership insights as his organization partners with others in Chevron to bring digital transformation to reality.
  • Jim Green
    General Manager IT Service Delivery, Chevron
10:05 AM - 11:00 AM
Refreshments and Exhibition Viewing | Live Demos in the SAP Intelligence Enterprise Experience
Demo

Find Solutions to Help with the Digitization of Master and Transactional SAP Data

Wed · 10:15 AM - 10:30 AM
Tammy Lake - Solutions Engineer, Winshuttle
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Wed, Sep 18, 2019 · 10:15 AM - 10:30 AM

Find Solutions to Help with the Digitization of Master and Transactional SAP Data

What if you could build a solution that automatically routes create or update data requests to the responsible parties? What if different people could work in parallel on supplying or approving the data? And, what if instead of manually keying data into SAP, you could not only validate and post to SAP with a couple of clicks, but also have full visibility into the workflow progress during and after completion?

All of these things are possible with an automated workflow solution—and the time savings can be dramatic. We regularly see our customers reduce their data digitization process cycle time by 50% or more and make global award-winning strategic impacts on the ways their companies do business.
Demo
  • Tammy Lake
    Solutions Engineer, Winshuttle
Demo

MDO for Managing MRO, Spare Parts, and Supply Chain

Wed · 10:35 AM - 10:50 AM
Ranjan Bakshi - CTO, Prospecta
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Wed, Sep 18, 2019 · 10:35 AM - 10:50 AM

MDO for Managing MRO, Spare Parts, and Supply Chain

Managing data for MRO, spare parts, plant maintenance, and complex supply chain materials has always been a challenge. Prospecta’s “Master Data Online” solution, MDO, addresses problems such as duplicity, lack of standardization of spares, no data governance, missing manufacturing part numbers, inventory optimization mass data, etc. It is an end-to-end data governance platform with a strong data quality framework that has multilingual capability. MDO governs your data and keeps it aligned to industry standards such as UNSPSC, GS1, and ISO 8000 data quality standards. As an SAP OEM solution, MDO is available on the SAP App Center and has the capability to integrate with multiple third-party systems. Learn how your partners and supply chain can utilize MDO for entering material and vendor data with governance built in.
Demo
  • Ranjan Bakshi
    CTO, Prospecta
11:00 AM - 11:40 AM
Track Sessions
Track 1: Digital Strategy and Innovation

Building an Award-Winning Loyalty Program with SAP CRM Loyalty Management

Wed · 11:00 AM - 11:40 AM
Pierre-Olivier Dufresne - Chief Information Officer and Owner, F. Dufresne Group
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Wed, Sep 18, 2019 · 11:00 AM - 11:40 AM

Building an Award-Winning Loyalty Program with SAP CRM Loyalty Management

F. Dufresne Group, an innovative enterprise in the operation of service stations and convenience stores, presents how it has completely redesigned, enhanced, and simplified loyalty program. This was made possible with SAP CRM’s loyalty management capabilities, which optimizes customer satisfaction and retention. The new program was ranked the third best loyalty program in Canada behind two global leaders (Starbucks and Sephora). By leveraging multiple automation mechanisms in SAP CRM’s marketing function to generate birthday gifts, time-sensitive rewards, precisely targeted promotions, and many more unique features, Group F. Dufresne created lot of gamification for its loyalty program users. 
Track 1: Digital Strategy and Innovation
  • Pierre-Olivier Dufresne
    Chief Information Officer and Owner, F. Dufresne Group
Track 2: Operational Excellence

Maintenance Operations Ease of Use with SAPUI5 and SAP Fiori, Online and Offline

Wed · 11:00 AM - 11:40 AM
Mary McLemore - Director Application Development and Support, Noble Drilling Corporation AJ Van De Voort - Client Partner and Advisor to the Board, Neptune Software Inc.
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Wed, Sep 18, 2019 · 11:00 AM - 11:40 AM

Maintenance Operations Ease of Use with SAPUI5 and SAP Fiori, Online and Offline

Noble has developed a comprehensive SAPUI5 and SAP Fiori solution with extensive offline functionality that enables plant maintenance execution on drilling ships.

The applications cover the following SAP Plant Maintenance functionality:

  • Maintenance notifications

  • Creation/edit

  • Activity types

  • Header

  • Create work order with reference

  • Work order execution

  • Functional location search

  • Link to the associated notification and make changes there

  • Add objects (equipment)

  • Add operations

  • Add components

  • Add permits (permit to work)

  • Add measuring points

  • Add operations

  • Add components

  • Permit management

  • Round manager

  • Inspections

  • Plant master data search

  • Material master data search

  • Global synchronization


The solution is deployed as a hybrid application running on an iPad-leveraging single sign-on through the SAP portal. No upgrades were necessary, and the backend system was not upgraded to a SAP HANA database to facilitate this effort. All backend calls were handled by executing AJAX calls directly to the ABAP without using OData services.

Key Business Benefits:

  • Ease of use for global maintenance and operations teams

  • Offline capability for offshore vessels

  • Development and support of product reduces costs on technical teams

Track 2: Operational Excellence
  • Mary McLemore
    Director Application Development and Support, Noble Drilling Corporation
  • AJ Van De Voort
    Client Partner and Advisor to the Board, Neptune Software Inc.
Track 3: Data and Analytics

Utilizing SAP Analytics Cloud to Provide Insight to Manage Drilling and Completions CapEx

Wed · 11:00 AM - 11:40 AM
Justin McBroom - Business Measurement and Reporting Supervisor, Marathon Oil Company Sanjay Upmanyu - Executive Director, EY
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Wed, Sep 18, 2019 · 11:00 AM - 11:40 AM

Utilizing SAP Analytics Cloud to Provide Insight to Manage Drilling and Completions CapEx

Efficiently managing drilling and completions capital expenditures (CapEx) is one of the most critical business and operational capabilities required in today’s hydrocarbons price environment. Many of our clients struggle to bring in data from SAP and disparate upstream solutions such as WellView and Enersight to provide a single operational and financial view. When comparing capital outlay forecasts against actual spend, the process requires tedious, repetitive, and manual queries out of custom spreadsheets and data warehouses. Energy companies have limited and imprecise visibility to the future because of the translatability of complex operational projections to corporate financial planning such as frack stages completed to total capital costs, rig move days to intangible drilling costs, etc. In this session, we will show you how Marathon Oil integrated data from these sources into a single tool utilizing SAP Analytics Cloud to demonstrate data consistency, transparency, and actionable insights.

Key Business Benefits:

  • Improve capital management and discipline.

  • Optimize activity planning.

  • Align understanding between frontline operations and corporate planning.

Track 3: Data and Analytics
  • Justin McBroom
    Business Measurement and Reporting Supervisor, Marathon Oil Company
  • Sanjay Upmanyu
    Executive Director, EY
Track 4: Digital Strategy and Innovation

Interactive Discussion: Robotic Process Automation in Oil and Gas

Wed · 11:00 AM - 11:40 AM
Regina Vaughn - Manager, Project Management and RPA, Occidental Petroleum Jeramie Taylor - Senior Manager, Data Governance and Business Transformation, CISA, CFE, Noble Energy Steven Fein - Senior Manager, Business Processes and Internal Controls, Buckeye Partners Rosie Murphy - Program Manager - Major Projects Digital Transformation, Equinor Jennifer Stevens - IT Program Manager, Marathon Oil Company
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Wed, Sep 18, 2019 · 11:00 AM - 11:40 AM

Interactive Discussion: Robotic Process Automation in Oil and Gas

Join a group of panelists who are actively using robotic process automation (RPA) for back-office functions and also some who are utilizing it for operations. Topics covered in this discussion session will include training, centralized versus decentralized organizations, centers of excellence, controls, internal audits, time savings, and other common issues. Bring your experience and questions to this interactive discussion.

Key Business Benefits:

  • Save time.

  • Streamline processes.

  • Increase productivity.

Track 4: Digital Strategy and Innovation
  • Regina Vaughn
    Manager, Project Management and RPA, Occidental Petroleum
  • Jeramie Taylor
    Senior Manager, Data Governance and Business Transformation, CISA, CFE, Noble Energy
  • Steven Fein
    Senior Manager, Business Processes and Internal Controls, Buckeye Partners
  • Rosie Murphy
    Program Manager - Major Projects Digital Transformation, Equinor
  • Jennifer Stevens
    IT Program Manager, Marathon Oil Company
11:50 AM - 12:30 PM
Track Sessions
Track 1: Digital Strategy and Innovation

Moving to SAP S/4HANA: A Data-Centric Journey

Wed · 11:50 AM - 12:30 PM
Evert Ruijs - Lead Design Authority, Enterprise, Shell
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Wed, Sep 18, 2019 · 11:50 AM - 12:30 PM

Moving to SAP S/4HANA: A Data-Centric Journey

Shell is putting data at the core of its digital transformation journey with SAP S/4HANA Cloud as a key enabler. Aspects such as establishing a common data model, adopting market standards, and renewing master data management will be shared in this session.

Key Business Benefits:

  • Creating more value from data

  • Accelerators for project delivery

  • Easier business integration

Track 1: Digital Strategy and Innovation
  • Evert Ruijs
    Lead Design Authority, Enterprise, Shell
Track 2: Operational Excellence

Aligning Maintenance and Operations for Organizational Performance at PBF Refining

Wed · 11:50 AM - 12:30 PM
Chris Zinskie - Instrument Superintendent, Chalmette Refining - PBF Energy Charles Wallace - Vice President Petrochemicals, P&RO Solutions
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Wed, Sep 18, 2019 · 11:50 AM - 12:30 PM

Aligning Maintenance and Operations for Organizational Performance at PBF Refining

In today’s refinery, operations and maintenance personnel must work closely together to comply with regulations, identify problems early, and maintain equipment in the most effective way possible. At the PBF refinery in Chalmette, Louisiana, technology and process have been blended together in a very creative way.

The solution applied at Chalmette centers around solving these five basic historical problems: First, getting high-quality and detailed work orders from every operator. Second, complying with a myriad of regulations. Third, ensuring the right response from maintenance, utilizing risk-based prioritization. Fourth, emphasizing the solving of small problems before they propagate. Fifth, getting better troubleshooting from the operators on equipment issues.

To tackle these issues, an intelligent “front end” has been applied to SAP. The intuitive system enables quality work orders through a series of configurable questions and responses that are linked to the equipment and maintenance activity type required. The operator is guided through troubleshooting and specific compliance protocols around safety and environmental issues based on site needs. Priority is then set by a risk matrix.

Key Business Benefits:

  • Increase in SAP utilization by 300%

  • Better compliance to site-specific safety and environmental protocols

  • High-quality work orders into SAP with enhanced troubleshooting

Track 2: Operational Excellence
  • Chris Zinskie
    Instrument Superintendent, Chalmette Refining - PBF Energy
  • Charles Wallace
    Vice President Petrochemicals, P&RO Solutions
Track 3: Data and Analytics

Data-Driven Transformation Using SAP Master Data Governance for EAM

Wed · 11:50 AM - 12:30 PM
Michael Begala - IT Director of Enterprise Information Management, Flowserve Corporation Scott Barrett - Vice President, Utopia Global
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Wed, Sep 18, 2019 · 11:50 AM - 12:30 PM

Data-Driven Transformation Using SAP Master Data Governance for EAM

Flowserve is a $15 billion American, multinational supplier of industrial and environmental machinery to the power, oil and gas, chemical, and process industries. In 2017, Flowserve embarked on the Flowserve 2.0 Transformation Program, intending to reshape the company into a single, global operating entity from a complex network of disparate systems. Flowserve chose the SAP Master Data Governance platform to standardize master data, working with Utopia to deploy on supplier, customer, and material domains. Flowserve expects to go from 38 million materials across more than 100 disparate systems with over 500,000 new items being created per year, to only a few million material items and less than 100,000 being created per year. In supply chain, Flowserve is projecting over $100 million in centralized procurement savings and two to three times that amount in inventory efficiencies.

Key Business Benefits:

  • Save money on centralized procurement savings.

  • Find significant inventory efficiency savings.

  • Maintain a single source of truth with transparency across the company.

Track 3: Data and Analytics
  • Michael Begala
    IT Director of Enterprise Information Management, Flowserve Corporation
  • Scott Barrett
    Vice President, Utopia Global
Track 4: Digital Strategy and Innovation

Making Your Move to SAP S/4HANA Cloud: Hear from Your Peers

Wed · 11:50 AM - 12:30 PM
Benjamin Beberness - Global Vice President, Oil and Gas Industry, SAP Dan Smith - SAP Program Manager, BP Robin Golla - IT Manager Upstream, Shell
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Wed, Sep 18, 2019 · 11:50 AM - 12:30 PM

Making Your Move to SAP S/4HANA Cloud: Hear from Your Peers

Being able to address the global megathemes and the industry challenges will determine who will be among the winners in the next decade. Successful business model innovation, process optimization, and workforce productivity are directly aligned to deliver great customer and employee experiences. In fact, the best-performing companies are pulling away from the rest, widening the performance gap by embracing the cloud to focus on innovation, differentiation, and delivering experiences. In this discussion you will interact and discuss with the oil and gas industry thought leaders about how they are making the move to SAP S/4HANA and co-innovation to implement next-generation cloud solutions and become intelligent enterprises for oil and gas.

Key Business Benefits:

  • Interact with oil and gas industry thought leaders.

  • Learn about how peer organizations are making the move to SAP S/4HANA.

  • Hear about how to implement the next-generation cloud solutions.

Track 4: Digital Strategy and Innovation
  • Benjamin Beberness
    Global Vice President, Oil and Gas Industry, SAP
  • Dan Smith
    SAP Program Manager, BP
  • Robin Golla
    IT Manager Upstream, Shell
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Lunch and Exhibition Viewing | Peer Networking | SAP Oil and Gas Industry Influence Meetup
Demo

Discover and Influence Planned Development in Digital Field Ticket and Related APIs in Oil and Gas

Wed · 1:00 PM - 1:15 PM
Alex Lente - VP of Product Management, Ariba Network, SAP Jerry Mangan - Program Manager, Market Introduction Americas, SAP
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Wed, Sep 18, 2019 · 1:00 PM - 1:15 PM

Discover and Influence Planned Development in Digital Field Ticket and Related APIs in Oil and Gas

SAP Ariba Open APIs provide an open, secure, and scalable way to build new functionality for SAP Ariba solutions and Ariba Network, gain access to SAP and third-party cloud-based data, and create valuable new end-user solutions through the SAP Ariba platform technology. SAP Ariba Open APIs help customers and partners transcend organizational boundaries to extend existing business processes, build new solutions catering to a specific region or industry, or simply drive analytics by sourcing business data. Removal of traditional software boundaries opens up new possibilities internally as well externally. Join this interactive influence session to learn about planned developments for Digital Field Ticket and related APIs within SAP solutions. Experience a demo and provide your feedback. We are interested in understanding your priorities for this area.
Demo
  • Alex Lente
    VP of Product Management, Ariba Network, SAP
  • Jerry Mangan
    Program Manager, Market Introduction Americas, SAP
2:00 PM - 2:40 PM
Track Sessions
Track 1: Digital Strategy and Innovation

How ConocoPhillips Is Preparing for Next-Generation ERP

Wed · 2:00 PM - 2:40 PM
Diana Ramberansingh - Manager, Enterprise Application Services, ConocoPhillips Juergen Eisele - Head of Product Management Oil and Gas, SAP
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Wed, Sep 18, 2019 · 2:00 PM - 2:40 PM

How ConocoPhillips Is Preparing for Next-Generation ERP

ConocoPhillips first implemented its ERP over 20 years ago and has recently started working on a next-generation ERP program and defining what the future state will look like for the business. To prepare for the upcoming migration, the program team has been responsible for four to five projects that will allow for tidying and getting things into place beforehand and prepare for a smooth transition. ConocoPhillips is working on projects such as defining its strategic approach, establishing capability solution boards for governance, establishing ERP data quality and data management, and shrinking its current core system to support a more streamlined process for implementation. In addition, this organization is committed to the SAP upstream oil and gas cloud consortium and is excited to be part of influencing the future of ERP upstream within the industry.

Key Business Benefits:

  • Establishing the strategy and governance early provides a strong foundation for making critical decisions and for managing change in the business.

  • Implementing ERP data quality and management will provide data standards and processes that will ensure consistent data definitions, effective data management, and support efficient analytics across the business.

  • Shrinking the core system will reduce the amount of custom code attached to our current SAP environment, which creates additional complexity and work for ongoing support and upgrades. “Clearing away the clutter” will streamline the amount of work required when we migrate to our future ERP system.

Track 1: Digital Strategy and Innovation
  • Diana Ramberansingh
    Manager, Enterprise Application Services, ConocoPhillips
  • Juergen Eisele
    Head of Product Management Oil and Gas, SAP
Track 1: Digital Strategy and Innovation

Devon Energy's Unconventional Sprint to Get SAP to Microsoft Azure

Wed · 2:00 PM - 2:40 PM
Bijal Patel - IT Leader, Devon Energy
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Wed, Sep 18, 2019 · 2:00 PM - 2:40 PM

Devon Energy's Unconventional Sprint to Get SAP to Microsoft Azure

Devon Energy in partnership with Microsoft and SAP pioneered the journey to migrate 125 SAP application and database servers to Microsoft Azure successfully within a five-month timeline and a 72-hour window for go-live. The effort entailed designing and building an infrastructure for network, storage, and application management that met the technical and business requirements to leverage the scalability and elasticity of the tools that Microsoft and SAP have to offer.

The 6-terabyte ERP central component (ECC) system required an SAP HANA large instance to support the database, additional servers to support internet protocol (IP) table configuration for network connectivity, and building app servers on physical hardware versus virtual machines (VMs) to resolve performance issues found two weeks before go live.

App servers were built on Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 7.5 to allow for high-availability clustering in the future. High-availability (HA) and disaster recover (DR) solutions were only implemented for the database servers and have been tested with automated scripts. All SAP servers built on VMs were automated using Puppet. During and after the implementation of the re-platform to Microsoft Azure, the monitoring, backup recovery, HA, and DR capabilities were optimized for higher performance, reliability, and stability.

Key Business Benefits:

  • Infrastructure scalability

  • Reduced hardware costs

  • Increased speed


 
Track 1: Digital Strategy and Innovation
  • Bijal Patel
    IT Leader, Devon Energy
Track 3: Data and Analytics

Utilizing SAP Process Control for Multiple Assessments

Wed · 2:00 PM - 2:40 PM
Angelle St. Germain - Director Sarbanes-Oxley Compliance, Valero Energy Holly Marrs - Panel Moderator and Director, PwC
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Wed, Sep 18, 2019 · 2:00 PM - 2:40 PM

Utilizing SAP Process Control for Multiple Assessments

Have you considered more fully utilizing SAP Process Control for assessment or compliance areas other than Sarbanes-Oxley Compliance (SOX)? Have you considered implementing multiple regulations within SAP Process Control to achieve this? In this session, learn how Valero has done just that, helping to ensure it is getting the most out of its investment. Learn how Valero has implemented a second regulation in SAP Process Control to facilitate assessments of Valero’s cyber framework. Attend to explore:

  • How to design and load a second regulation (cyber) via the SAP GRC master data upload generator (MDUG) tool

  • Thinking outside of the box on how to make existing workflows like "surveys" work for your assessment needs

  • How SAP Process Control reporting can be used to provide a snapshot of both SOX and cyber regulations (from one source system)


Key Business Benefits:

  • SAP GRC process control value

  • Cyber assessment value

  • One tool for compliance

Track 3: Data and Analytics
  • Angelle St. Germain
    Director Sarbanes-Oxley Compliance, Valero Energy
  • Holly Marrs
    Panel Moderator and Director, PwC
Track 4: Digital Strategy and Innovation

Panel Discussion: The Future of Energy

Wed · 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Gregory Bean - Executive Director of the Gutierrez Energy Management Institute, C.T. Bauer College of Business at the University of Houston Surya Rajan - President/CEO, Element Logix Venture Partners Norm Whitton - Managing Director, Electric Interstate Highway Standards Association, Inc. Burhan Koc - Senior Director of Renewables and Sustainability Solutions, ENGIE
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Wed, Sep 18, 2019 · 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Panel Discussion: The Future of Energy

The future of energy panel will discuss the changing energy landscape and the implications for the energy industry and related industries. This will include the future of oil and gas and the larger transition to a lower carbon energy world
Track 4: Digital Strategy and Innovation
  • Gregory Bean
    Executive Director of the Gutierrez Energy Management Institute, C.T. Bauer College of Business at the University of Houston
  • Surya Rajan
    President/CEO, Element Logix Venture Partners
  • Norm Whitton
    Managing Director, Electric Interstate Highway Standards Association, Inc.
  • Burhan Koc
    Senior Director of Renewables and Sustainability Solutions, ENGIE
2:50 PM - 3:30 PM
Track Sessions
Track 2: Operational Excellence

Murphy Oil Is Creating a More Fluid Value Chain by Optimizing Its Procurement Process

Wed · 2:50 PM - 3:30 PM
Adam Pryor - Strategic Sourcing Team Lead, Murphy Oil Corporation David Richardson - Supply Chain Management Systems Support Analyst, Murphy Oil Corporation Chris Hull - Solution Specialist, Celonis
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Wed, Sep 18, 2019 · 2:50 PM - 3:30 PM

Murphy Oil Is Creating a More Fluid Value Chain by Optimizing Its Procurement Process

Murphy Oil, a petroleum and natural gas exploration company, recognized that in an industry constantly facing changing trends, there was an opportunity within its value chain to drive cost savings, improve vendor efficiency, and identify potential areas for automation within its procurement processes. To gain full transparency, identify the root cause of inefficiencies, and empower the organization to create change, Murphy Oil leverages process mining to better understand and gain insight into how the business truly operates. You will gain deeper understand of how Adam and Dave are driving change in their procurement process by utilizing the data-driven insights gained from process mining. Hear how they deployed process mining across SAP Ariba and SAP ECC to identify and prioritize the highest value drivers to streamline procurement processes. They will walk you through their decision-making process, the deployment and organizational strategy to roll out process mining, initiatives identified, and potential costs savings created from a full understanding of how the procurement process truly operates.

Key Business Benefits:

  • Gain full transparency, identify the root cause of inefficiencies, and empower the organization to create change.

  • Utilize data-driven insights to drive change within an organization.

  • Identify and prioritize the highest value drivers to streamline procurement processes.

Track 2: Operational Excellence
  • Adam Pryor
    Strategic Sourcing Team Lead, Murphy Oil Corporation
  • David Richardson
    Supply Chain Management Systems Support Analyst, Murphy Oil Corporation
  • Chris Hull
    Solution Specialist, Celonis
Track 3: Data and Analytics

Using Genscape and IIR Data to Create a Real-Time Turnaround Dashboard

Wed · 2:50 PM - 3:30 PM
Eric Johnson - Manager of IT, Musket Corporation Ram Kasireddy - Developer, Love’s Travel Stops
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Wed, Sep 18, 2019 · 2:50 PM - 3:30 PM

Using Genscape and IIR Data to Create a Real-Time Turnaround Dashboard

With an ever-increasing amount of data being made available, keeping track of turnarounds and understanding their impact on supply are becoming more and more difficult. In addition, real-time, human-provided information such as IM and tweets only serves to further cloud the picture. In order to solve this, we integrated data from both Genscape and Internet Routing Registry (IRR) in real time, along with human intelligence, in an easy-to-use form factor that could adjust to the device the user was on. This allows our traders to quickly see upcoming outages along with their impact on supply. In addition, they can see outages that have ended prior to their start date or have gone on longer than their planned date. Finally, all of this can be manually overridden should new information be made available.

Key Business Benefits:

  • Gain a high-level overview of all outages, planned and current.

  • Ability to sort outages by PADD, refinery owner, capacity, and unit type allow for trader-specific insights to be developed.

  • Real-time integration with reporting services reduces manual entry and decreases the delay in information being loaded.

Track 3: Data and Analytics
  • Eric Johnson
    Manager of IT, Musket Corporation
  • Ram Kasireddy
    Developer, Love’s Travel Stops
Track 4: Digital Strategy and Innovation

Panel Discussion: The Future of Energy

Wed · 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Gregory Bean - Executive Director of the Gutierrez Energy Management Institute, C.T. Bauer College of Business at the University of Houston Surya Rajan - President/CEO, Element Logix Venture Partners Norm Whitton - Managing Director, Electric Interstate Highway Standards Association, Inc. Burhan Koc - Senior Director of Renewables and Sustainability Solutions, ENGIE
Close Panel
Wed, Sep 18, 2019 · 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Panel Discussion: The Future of Energy

The future of energy panel will discuss the changing energy landscape and the implications for the energy industry and related industries. This will include the future of oil and gas and the larger transition to a lower carbon energy world
Track 4: Digital Strategy and Innovation
  • Gregory Bean
    Executive Director of the Gutierrez Energy Management Institute, C.T. Bauer College of Business at the University of Houston
  • Surya Rajan
    President/CEO, Element Logix Venture Partners
  • Norm Whitton
    Managing Director, Electric Interstate Highway Standards Association, Inc.
  • Burhan Koc
    Senior Director of Renewables and Sustainability Solutions, ENGIE
3:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Refreshments and Exhibition Viewing | Live Demos in the SAP Intelligence Enterprise Experience
Demo

The Multimillion-Dollar Leakage in Your Organization: Protecting Your Procurement Process

Wed · 3:40 PM - 3:55 PM
Jen Dunham - CFE - Principal Solutions Architect, SAS Institute
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Wed, Sep 18, 2019 · 3:40 PM - 3:55 PM

The Multimillion-Dollar Leakage in Your Organization: Protecting Your Procurement Process

We all know that oil and gas companies spend hundreds of millions of dollars each year on products and services to run their operations. What is lesser-known is the very real and significant risk, hidden deep within the transactions between vendors and employees, that can equate to tens of millions of dollars. More alarming is that most organizations feel their existing internal controls and compliance strategies are adequate enough to address this risk.


This session will outline the fact that 4–5% of an organization’s annual revenue is what is at risk to occupational fraud, a significant amount of bottom-line revenue leakage right before our eyes! Examples of these occurrences and their countermeasures will be explored, with an emphasis on what we can do today to realize ROI while reducing the losses we aren’t even aware of. Through continuous monitoring and analytics, oil and gas companies can reduce risk while proactively evaluating controls and identifying risk where additional training, controls, or policy are needed to ensure organizational success and stability for the future

Demo
  • Jen Dunham
    CFE - Principal Solutions Architect, SAS Institute
4:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Closing Remarks & Networking Reception
  • "As the ‘new normal’ unfolds in the oil and gas industry, organizations are focusing on being more agile by harnessing efficiencies to drive profitability. Best Practices for Oil & Gas is the leading industry gathering that brings together peer organizations to network, share and learn from one another."

    Benjamin Beberness - Global Vice President, Oil and Gas Business Solutions, SAP
     
  • "Best Practices for Oil & Gas is a unique event with its focus on technology in the oil and gas space. The combination of industry-relevant content and networking opportunities with peer companies makes this conference especially valuable for me."

    Lane Hale - Director of Information Technology, Devon Energy
     
  • "What I value most about Best Practices for Oil & Gas is the variety of attendees – people from business, IT, vendors, partners and SAP all come together to find ways to be better at what we do."

    Glen Endress - IT Manager, Wells, Production & HSE, ConocoPhillips
     
 
 

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