October 24-26, 2017

Houston, TX

Day One
Wednesday, October 25 2017

Day Two
Thursday, October 26 2017

Day One Chair’s Opening Remarks

  • Sarah Sherman Global Logistics & Supply Chain Manager, PetroSaudi

Integrating People, Process & Technology to Reduce Cost, Minimize Risks & Optimize Efficiencies

Opening Panel Discussion: Driving Innovation in the Supply Chain during the Downturn to Streamline Logistics Processes & Manage Risk More Effectively

  • Sarah Sherman Global Logistics & Supply Chain Manager, PetroSaudi
  • Deepak Nair Logistics Technology and Infrastructure Category Manager, Chevron


  • Marrying people, process and technology to reduce cost, minimize risk and optimize efficiency
  • Taking advantage of innovation in the supply chain to boost competitiveness, systems integration and repositioning for growth
  • Driving better value and service levels through contract renegotiations and strategic sourcing
  • What can larger companies learn from their smaller, more agile counterparts and vice versa?
  • The future of connectivity and IT for the supply chain: Enabling next-gen tools and technology to penetrate the business
  • Formulating an effective data management policy to drive innovation

Speed Networking & Morning Refreshments

Rolling Out Advanced Technologies & Process Automation to Improve Operational Efficiency

Case Study: Bechtel’s Engineered Logistics™ Approach & Implementing Advanced Technology to Reduce the Probability & Cost of Unexpected Logistics Events


  • Embedding ‘intrapreneurial innovation’ to effect change from the bottom up
  • Examples of some of the leading-edge tools, for example 5-D simulation and virtual reality to further improve the certainty in managing project cargo logistics
  • 360-degree cameras, drones, self-contained holographic computers and other advanced visual technologies
  • Will 3D printing become the next wave of investment in the oil and gas industry and what impact will this have on logistics?
  • The application and integration of engineered logistics across the full spectrum of modes

Breakouts: Leveraging Automation Technologies to Integrate Data from Field Personnel, Internal Systems & Partners


These roundtables will encourage discussion around how automation is being approached within their organizations, understanding the barriers to uptake and how to overcome them.

  • What approaches are companies taking for the rollout of automation technologies – systematic or specific?
  • What are the key barriers to automation and how can they be overcome?
  • Educating colleagues on the value of adapting to automated solutions: E.g. Detailing the advantages to efficiency, monitoring trends, data capture etc throughout to the logistics journey
  • Automating the full logistics lifecycle from product need through to PO and billing generation to streamline the supply chain and logistics functions
  • Automating the customer/client/3PL relationship

Digitalization of the Supply Chain – What the Future Holds


  • Review best practices for current supply chain deployments
  • Highlight the new enhancements in Logistics and Inventory Management that Oil Companies are now deploying
  • Tactics for ensuring you are ready to embrace the Digital Oilfield at your door


Integrating IoT, Mobility & E-Ticketing into Logistics Management for Better Efficiency, Service Levels & Cost Control

Embedding Governance Processes to Enable Technology & Systems Integration


  • Systems to efficiently monitor processes
  • Connecting to suppliers and integrating electronically
    with operations
  • Auto-PO and billing generation
  • Managing the business much more efficiently
  • Minimizing risk of operational downtime in the field
  • Moving towards automated transaction flow

Case Study: Integrating International Shipping Information between Internal Logistics & Freight Forwarders to Streamline Global Logistics at Halliburton


  • Linking internal, external and shipping data to enhance decision-making and timely oversight of the supply chain, logistics and distribution
  • Avoiding the redundant system chasm: Investing in the right solutions for your logistics requirements up-front
  • Digitalization of shipping information and event sharing throughout the logistics chain to create global visibility
  • Working on the challenge of data integrity to move to ever more accurate inputs that lead to more valuable outputs
  • Usage of data for predictive analytics and modelling as input for strategic decision making

Afternoon Refreshments

Maximizing the Value of Analytics & Business Intelligence to the Supply Chain & Logistics

Innovations in the Digital Supply Chain & Uptake IoT Technology

  • Morgan Swink Executive Director, TCU Center for Supply Chain Innovation


  • What do we mean by ‘intelligent supply chain’?
  • Learn about new breakthrough technologies that will be game changers in Supply Chain
  • How predictive analytics, artificial intelligence and IoT will make a difference

Case Study: Improving Efficiency, Customer Satisfaction & Cost Reduction through Streamlining the E-Field Ticketing Process

  • James Thompson Business Process Chair, PIDX International and SAP Specialist, Supply Chain Technology, ConocoPhillips


  • An overview of the E-Field Ticketing Solutions
  • Analysing the cost distribution of field tickets
  • Embedding emerging technology, including mobility, IoT and SCADA and Cloud
  • Reviewing how the process has improved cost control and efficiency

Conference Workshop & Demos: Emerging Solutions for Oilfield Tickets & Mobile Apps: Integrating New Technology for Improved ROI

  • James Thompson Business Process Chair, PIDX International and SAP Specialist, Supply Chain Technology, ConocoPhillips
  • Sheri Roberts CEO and President, PIDX International


Inefficiencies in the oilfield ticket process result in significant losses each year for upstream operators and suppliers. Errors during the manual input of tickets, lost tickets, ticket leakage, and manual routing of tickets adds up to excess time and cost for all involved.

Please join us for an interactive workshop and roundtable discussion on emerging solutions to overcome these challenges.

  • Facilitating the exchange of logistics field information through collaboration between operators and key suppliers
  • Overcoming the issues of coding irregularities and missing tickets
  • Development of best practice documents to support e-ticketing rollout
  • Capturing of data in the field and analytics through ERM platforms to show actual ROI of moving from paper to e-ticketing
  • Integrated mobile solutions to exchange information between 3PLs, operators and suppliers
  • Enabling the more efficient management of freight movements
  • Preventing duplication of charges and gaining visibility on service delivery

Chair’s Closing Remarks

Close of Day One