Simplifying Complexity: The Future of Oil and Gas Through Remote Operations and Digital Twin

Nov. 9, 2023
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This webinar was originally held on November 9, 2023 and is now available for on demand viewing.

Duration: 1 Hour
Sponsor: Ericsson

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The oil and gas sector is radically undergoing change because of complex macro drivers, all fundamentally changing the industry. Whether facing new regulations on emission requirements, a scarcity of available talent, or a peak in global oil demand, these market factors are greatly impacting oil and gas operators and providers.

In our upcoming webinar, we will explore the cutting-edge innovations revolutionizing the energy landscape. In an industry known for its intricacies, the integration of remote operations and asset performance are both emerging as game-changing solutions because of their increased efficiency, profitability and safety.In this webinar you will learn:  

  • Understand the landscape: Grasp the complexities facing this vital industry.
  • Learn the role of advanced technological solutions: How they streamline processes, and simplify the most intricate facets of oil and gas operations.
  • Discover the latest advancements in remote operations: What are driving changes including autonomous robots, data-collecting sensors, remote inspections and digital twins.
  • Hear firsthand accounts from industry leaders: How they are simplifying operations and the solutions implemented.
  • Discuss the path forward: What advanced technologies will continue to simplify complexities to pave the way for an efficient and safer future.

Who should attend this webinar?

This webinar is ideal for oil and gas professionals who are interested in learning more about private networks and how they can be used to support Industry 4.0 use cases. The webinar will be especially beneficial for IT and OT managers, engineers, and decision-makers who are responsible for evaluating and selecting private network solutions.


Ammar Sabbagh
Vice President of Industry and Partnership – Energy
Ammar Sabbagh is an expert in IoT, 4/5G with a focus on the Oil & Gas and Ports industries. Sabbagh loves to explore the possibilities of new technologies. Thus, he has spent most of his career advancing innovation within large corporations- Ericsson, Time Warner Telecom and Marconi, where he launched new products, solutions and secured revenue. He has wide experience in enterprise solutions for digitalization and automation for Oil & Gas and Ports.Sabbagh lived and studied in Portland, Oregon, USA. He has an MBA from Marylhurst University and B.S. in electrical engineering from Portland State University.
Staffan Hellsvik
Global Head of Partnering for Offshore & Processing – Private Networks

Staffan Hellsvik is part of Dedicated Networks at Ericsson business area Enterprise Wireless Solutions. As the Global Head of Partnerships for Offshore & Processing industries he is responsible for the global partner ecosystem that Ericsson utilizes when deploying private cellular networks across the Oil & Gas value chain.

Prior to Ericsson, Staffan has worked in various roles, with 10 years’ experience of architecting solutions and communications infrastructure, focusing on Oil & Gas and offshore. At Ericsson, Staffan is committed to building out seamless, ubiquitous wireless 4G and 5G connectivity using small private networks that site operators can manage themselves. Staffan is based in Gothenburg, Sweden.

Geoffrey Cann
MadCann Alberta Inc.
Geoffrey Cann is an international author, professional speaker and corporate trainer, focusing on digital innovation in oil and gas. As a consultant for 29 years, he led hundreds of projects in a dozen countries on a range of industrial topics. He teaches a seminar on digital oil and gas, and publishes both a weekly article and podcast on digital issues in energy. Geoffrey serves as an advisor to several companies in such areas as blockchain, mobility, and augmented reality, He has co-authored three books: Bits, Bytes, and Barrels (2019); Machine Learning and Data Science in the Oil and Gas Industry (2021); and, Carbon, Capital, and the Cloud (2022).
Prahallad CR
Partner – Customer Solutions
Prahallad is a customer centric digital transformation leader operating in the Energy and Industrial Infrastructure domain. He combines physics with AI to solve industry specific problems. He is passionate in incubating new business themes and is the chief architect of the innovation called Bosch Digital Twin – IAPM driving reliability and sustainability for organizations across the globe. With 18+ years of industry experience working with organizations like Bosch, GE and Siemens he is passionate about building cyber physical systems, enterprise solutions and driving customer success.
Christopher Lyon
SSR Remote Services Strategic Manager

Chris is a seasoned expert in robotics and mechatronics, with a specialized focus on the offshore and subsea industries. Currently serving as the Remote Services Strategic Manager at Oceaneering, Chris spearheads initiatives that bring groundbreaking advancements to remote, robotic, and over-the-horizon operations. He has been instrumental in shaping Oceaneering's global Onshore Remote Operations Centers (OROC) and Asset-Agnostic Remote Services infrastructure. He is responsible for pioneering next-generation underwater, on-water, and over-water solutions while fostering a team of operations specialists with global mastery in cutting-edge technology.

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