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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 Reception

Mon · 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
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Mon, Sep 16, 2019 · 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Women Connect Reception

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.
7:15 AM - 8:15 AM
Breakfast and Exhibition Viewing
8:15 AM - 8:30 AM
Conference Welcome
Keynote

Opening Remarks

Tue · 8:15 AM - 8:30 AM
Geoff Scott - CEO, ASUG
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Tue, Sep 17, 2019 · 8:15 AM - 8:30 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.
8:30 AM - 9:45 AM
Keynotes
Keynote

2020 and Beyond: Disruptive Technologies in the Energy Industry 

Tue · 8:30 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 · 8:30 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

2020: 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

2020: 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
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
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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
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

The SAP S/4HANA Go-Live at XTO at ExxonMobil

Tue · 10:30 AM - 11:10 AM
Robbie Ondrusek - Upstream Information Technology Project Manager, ExxonMobil Juergen Eisele - Head of Product Management Oil and Gas, SAP Victor Powell - Global Product Owner of PRA, SAP
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Tue, Sep 17, 2019 · 10:30 AM - 11:10 AM

The SAP S/4HANA Go-Live at XTO at ExxonMobil

ExxonMobil has implemented SAP S/4HANA in its XTO Energy business, and the project went live successfully in January 2019. This was the first SAP S/4HANA project to go live at ExxonMobil and was the largest production revenue accounting (PRA) implementation for SAP with 66,000 wells in 16 U.S. states.

The session will cover business benefits targeted as well as PRA valuation performance, asset depreciation performance, business partner issues, SAP Joint Venture Accounting performance (cutbacks, payroll burden), and SAP Fiori and SAP S/4HANA Analytics Performance. The team will also discuss experience with the new functionality and innovations in SAP S/4HANA Cloud, implementation and road map of SAP Joint Venture Accounting, governance and collaboration between Exxon and SAP, and lessons learned from the implementation.

Key Business Benefits:

  • Streamlined accounting processes with the use of the Universal Journal

  • Processing of high transactional volumes from a large number of wells

  • Improved user interface and system performance

Track 3: Finance
  • Robbie Ondrusek
    Upstream Information Technology Project Manager, ExxonMobil
  • Juergen Eisele
    Head of Product Management Oil and Gas, SAP
  • Victor Powell
    Global Product Owner of PRA, SAP
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

WMS for MRO? Learn How a Supermajor Deployed SAP EWM for Maintenance

Tue · 11:20 AM - 12:00 PM
Jason Taube - IT Project Manager, ExxonMobil Dominic Venieri - Partner, Advisory Services, SAP Digital Supply Chain Leader, EY
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Tue, Sep 17, 2019 · 11:20 AM - 12:00 PM

WMS for MRO? Learn How a Supermajor Deployed SAP EWM for Maintenance

Maintenance teams want to be looking at their parts, not for them. Supply chain teams want to deliver cost-effective services and keep inventory investments to a minimum. Finance teams want to have tight controls and accuracy.

Learn how ExxonMobil applied modern IT to traditional maintenance storage operations and realized operational efficiency, drove global process standardization, and improved visibility and control over the third-party-logistics-managed operations by deploying SAP Extended Warehouse Management (EWM). Through this conversation, we will share the approach to evaluate warehouse management system (WMS) technology and ultimately select the SAP EWM product and then define a project road map. We will discuss some of the functionality available to transform service and operations and the scope addressed in this implementation, the use of a hybrid-Agile methodology, and share lessons learned from implementation of the technology and adoption in the business. Hear how to be successful implementing change in a third-party-logistics-managed environment. See how one system can be adapted to provide a template that works for both upstream and downstream operations’ needs, with a common core of processes.

Key Business Benefits:

  • Elimination of nonintegrated point solutions in favor of a strategic platform with global design

  • Enhanced visibility of material, including nonstock, and improved support of kitting and staging processes for maintenance work orders

  • Reduction of paper, streamlined inventory counting, and improved shelf life management

Track 2: Intelligent Enterprise
  • Jason Taube
    IT Project Manager, ExxonMobil
  • Dominic Venieri
    Partner, Advisory Services, SAP Digital Supply Chain Leader, EY
Track 3: Finance

Finance Business Solution Enablement in PETRONAS Adopting Best Practices in SAP Central Finance

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 in PETRONAS Adopting Best Practices in SAP Central Finance

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 | Peer Networking | SAP Oil and Gas Industry Influence Meetup
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
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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 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.

The SAP S/4HANA revolution provides an unparalleled opportunity to integrate data across the enterprise. As companies evaluate their moves to this platform, they should consider moving their commodity trading and risk management functions onto SAP.

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

Devon Energy: Develop and Maintain a Digital Twin in the Oil and Gas Industry

Tue · 2:55 PM - 3:35 PM
Lane Hale - Director, Information Technology, Devon Energy Cameron Brennan - Director, Program Management Energy and Engineering, OpenText
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Tue, Sep 17, 2019 · 2:55 PM - 3:35 PM

Devon Energy: Develop and Maintain a Digital Twin in the Oil and Gas Industry

Learn how Devon Energy Corporation's connected and intelligent content platform from OpenText and SAP provides projects and operations with a digital twin for its multibillion-dollar oil production assets. This enables the company to improve construction execution, plant production, and maintenance by managing millions of engineering drawings and equipment inspection, service, and repair documents.

Key Business Benefits:

  • Reduced rework costs and risks

  • Improved compliance and safety

  • Increased up-time production revenue

Track 1: Digital Strategy and Innovation
  • Lane Hale
    Director, Information Technology, Devon Energy
  • Cameron Brennan
    Director, Program Management Energy and Engineering, OpenText
Track 2: Intelligent Enterprise

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 2: Intelligent Enterprise
  • Gene Guidry
    LEAP Program Manager, Chevron
  • Monika Mangla
    Finance Manager, LEAP Program, Chevron
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
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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
3:55 PM - 4:30 PM
Refreshments and Exhibition Viewing | Live Demos in the SAP Intelligence Enterprise Experience
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
7:30 AM - 8:30 AM
Breakfast and Exhibition Viewing
Breakfast Session

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

Wed · 7:30 AM - 8:15 AM
John Belden - Project Execution Advisory Services Practice Leader, UpperEdge
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Wed, Sep 18, 2019 · 7:30 AM - 8:15 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
8:30 AM - 8:35 AM
Conference Welcome
Keynote

Conference Welcome

Wed · 8:30 AM - 8:35 AM
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Wed, Sep 18, 2019 · 8:30 AM - 8:35 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.
8:35 AM - 10:05 AM
Keynotes
Keynote

Creating Advantage from Change and Value Creation

Wed · 8:35 AM - 9:05 AM
Melody Meyer - Board Member of BP and President, Melody Meyer Energy, LLC
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Wed, Sep 18, 2019 · 8:35 AM - 9:05 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

Spotlight Session: Digital Innovation and the Future of the Energy Industry

Wed · 9:05 AM - 9:25 AM
Peter Maier - General Manager SAP Industries , SAP
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Wed, Sep 18, 2019 · 9:05 AM - 9:25 AM

Spotlight Session: Digital Innovation and the Future of the Energy Industry

Join us as we wrap up day one of the Best Practices for Oil & Gas conference with a panel of dynamic industry leaders who are focused on digital innovation to drive positive change across their organizations. Speakers will share their thought leadership related to business innovation, customer centricity and cultural change as it relates to the future of the energy industry.
Keynote
  • Peter Maier
    General Manager 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.
10:05 AM - 11:00 AM
Refreshments and Exhibition Viewing | Live Demos in the SAP Intelligence Enterprise Experience
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: Interactive Roundtable Discussions

Interactive Discussion: Robotic Process Automation in Oil and Gas

Wed · 11:00 AM - 11:40 AM
Regina Vaughn - Project Manager, Anadarko Jeramie Taylor - Senior Manager, Data Governance and Business Transformation, CISA, CFE, Noble Energy Steven Fein - Senior Manager, Business Processes and Internal Controls, Buckeye Partner Rosie Murphy - Program Manager - Major Projects Digital Transformation, Equinor Jennifer Stevens - Manager, Accounting Business Transformation, Marathon Oil Corporation
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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: Interactive Roundtable Discussions
  • Regina Vaughn
    Project Manager, Anadarko
  • Jeramie Taylor
    Senior Manager, Data Governance and Business Transformation, CISA, CFE, Noble Energy
  • Steven Fein
    Senior Manager, Business Processes and Internal Controls, Buckeye Partner
  • Rosie Murphy
    Program Manager - Major Projects Digital Transformation, Equinor
  • Jennifer Stevens
    Manager, Accounting Business Transformation, Marathon Oil Corporation
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: Interactive Roundtable Discussions

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
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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: Interactive Roundtable Discussions
  • Benjamin Beberness
    Global Vice President, Oil and Gas Industry, SAP
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Lunch and Exhibition Viewing | Peer Networking | SAP Oil and Gas Industry Influence Meetup
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
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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
Track 2: Operational Excellence

Schlumberger’s Integrated Business Planning Journey, Powered by Agile/DevOps

Wed · 2:00 PM - 2:40 PM
Laurent Etur - VP of IT Enterprise Solutions, Schlumberger Bart Neal - Managing Director, Accenture
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Wed, Sep 18, 2019 · 2:00 PM - 2:40 PM

Schlumberger’s Integrated Business Planning Journey, Powered by Agile/DevOps

Oil field equipment and services (OFES) is a complex business with a mix of products and services bundles reflecting the different phases of oil field exploration, drilling, and production. Our customers operate in a wide variety of environments and climates, demanding unique bundling of products and services. Operations planning for this bundle can be challenging to say the least. Schlumberger has selected SAP Integrated Business Planning as the platform to unify planning and drive strategic improvement in operations and supply chain planning, culminating in strategic and financial planning.

Defining and executing SAP Integrated Business Planning implementation projects across our product lines and geographies also reflects the complexity of the business. We needed a “playbook” for Agile and DevOps for IBP to drive predictable results and allow the business to achieve goals of process and asset efficiency. Thanks to our Agile and DevOps methods and tools playbook, we’ve industrialized our delivery capability and accelerated our SAP Integrated Business Planning strategy.

Key Business Benefits:

  • Project predictability and quality in repeatable three-month releases

  • Reduced issues and disruptions (30%) by applying Agile and DevOps to our complex data infrastructure supporting SAP Integrated Business Planning

  • Faster time to value for the business by 3.3% through measurable working capital, asset, and processing efficiency

Track 2: Operational Excellence
  • Laurent Etur
    VP of IT Enterprise Solutions, Schlumberger
  • Bart Neal
    Managing Director, Accenture
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 - 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
    Director, PwC
Track 4: Interactive Roundtable Discussions

Panel Discussion: The Future of Energy

Wed · 2:00 PM - 2:40 PM
Gregory Bean - Executive Director of the Gutierrez Energy Management Institute, C.T. Bauer College of Business at the University of Houston Colleen Mukavitz - Oil and Gas Industry Advisor, CMM Consulting Norm Whitton - Managing Director, Electric Internstate Highway Standards Assocation, Inc.
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Wed, Sep 18, 2019 · 2:00 PM - 2:40 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: Interactive Roundtable Discussions
  • Gregory Bean
    Executive Director of the Gutierrez Energy Management Institute, C.T. Bauer College of Business at the University of Houston
  • Colleen Mukavitz
    Oil and Gas Industry Advisor, CMM Consulting
  • Norm Whitton
    Managing Director, Electric Internstate Highway Standards Assocation, Inc.
2:50 PM - 3:30 PM
Track Sessions
Track 1: Digital Strategy and Innovation

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

Wed · 2:50 PM - 3:30 PM
Bijal Patel - IT Leader, Devon Energy
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Wed, Sep 18, 2019 · 2:50 PM - 3:30 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 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: Interactive Roundtable Discussions

Roundtable: Next-Generation Procurement in Oil and Gas

Wed · 2:50 PM - 3:30 PM
Peter Schlemmer - Director of IBU Oil and Gas, SAP Alex Lente - VP of Product Management, Ariba Network, SAP
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Wed, Sep 18, 2019 · 2:50 PM - 3:30 PM

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 4: Interactive Roundtable Discussions
  • Peter Schlemmer
    Director of IBU Oil and Gas, SAP
  • Alex Lente
    VP of Product Management, Ariba Network, SAP
3:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Refreshments and Exhibition Viewing | Live Demos in the SAP Intelligence Enterprise Experience
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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