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Thursday, October 5, 2017

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Digital Oilfield: Technology & Regulatory Evolution - Impact & Opportunity for O&G Co.’s

Speaker: Louis Lambert; Redline Communications

Session Category: IoT Field Communications, Regulatory, SCADA, LTE

Room: The Ballroom

2017 has been a year of interesting Technology & Regulatory changes and evolution in the USA and abroad.   Now in the fall of 2017 and looking at 2018, this session focusses on the most recent evolution in Technologies and Regulatory environment and their Impact & Opportunity they present to O&G companies in Permian, another USA basin and abroad.  The session takes a perspective on field Communications, SCADA, D&C, IIOT and overall connectivity opportunities for people and things where it counts!   In the oilfield.


10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Utilizing the 3.5 GHz Citizens Broadband Radio Service for Your Radio Network

Speaker: Cody Racette; End 2 End Network Solutions

Session Category: Regulatory

Room: The Ballroom

This presentation provides a detailed overview of how to implement a 3.5 GHz network. We will discuss the regulations of this new band and the practical data your network engineers will need to design a network. We will also explain Spectrum Sharing, including cloud-based interference management, and discuss how to use the Spectrum Access System (SAS) to minimize network exposure without compromising your network. Finally, we will cover user priority levels and legacy license holders.


12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

New Tower Compliance Obligations: Towers, Love Them or Hate Them, We All Have Them and They Must Comply with the Changing Regulations

Speakers: Cory Crenshaw; Crenshaw Communications Consulting, LLC, Wesley Wright; Keller and Heckman, Greg Kunkle; Keller and Heckman

Session Category: Regulatory

Room: The Ballroom

On March 30 2017 the FCC dropped a bombshell surrounding the Cultural and Historical Review Processes in an NPRM and NOI.  By May 9th the public comment period was opened for the Wireless side of the NPRM and NOI and comments came flooding in along with reply comments following.  House Bill 636 requiring towers 50’-200’ that was adopted by Congress in 2016 has caused quite a stir.  Join us to hear the latest updates on the regulations and what you need to know and do to construct your facilities in compliance and what you need to know about your towers that are already constructed.

The FCC has an active rulemaking proceeding to consider streamlining the siting process.  We will walk through the current requirements, provide updates on any changes that occur prior to the October Conference, and will provide insights into what changes may be coming in the near future.


1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

IIoT Smart Sensing Solutions

Speaker: John Geiger; Machfu

Session Category: IoT Field Communications

Room: The Ballroom

The emerging IIoT ecosystem is creating industrial solutions for a wide range of use cases combining IIoT Gateway’s with new smart sensors. These new sensors have standards based wireless connectivity, built in signal processing and long battery life. The use cases are numerous and include condition monitoring, metering, flow measurement, pressure, temperature, strain ...  IIoT Gateways are used to collect the new sensor data and integrate it with existing oil field infrastructure and new cloud based big data applications. Key areas that will be discussed include: a review of emerging wireless standards for IIoT sensor connectivity, options for securing the sensor data end to end, and field trail results of various use cases.


2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Deployment Considerations for New Generation Licensed SCADA Radios

Speaker: Steve Moffat; 4RF USA, Inc.

Session Category: IoT Field Communications, SCADA

Room: The Ballroom

A range of new generation licensed SCADA radios deliver datasheet rich offerings, feature sets and capabilities but what does this really mean for network performance, equipment selection and integration in existing networks. How do you interpret the new features and specifications and assess key performance requirements to ensure your real world deployment expectations will be achieved. Will the increasing security suites be effective and deployable given the challenges with narrow-band operation and will there be an impact on existing infrastructure. Look at lessons learned from the first three years of deployments of new generation IP capable licensed SCADA radios in your networks.


3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Supporting Continuous Connectivity Needs

Speaker: Paul Scardino; Globecomm

Session Category: IoT Field Communications

Room: The Ballroom

Recently, technology advances that link the Internet of Things to the industry have created an avalanche of applications that need connectivity. In support of the burgeoning Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) there is a great need to connect a multitude of devices through various networks using a plethora of applications in order to achieve the viable outcome of continuous connectivity. 

This presentation outlines the technologies that affect the delivery of services, including cyber security requirements, known as the IIoT.  It educates the audience about the types of devices, networks and applications needed to support the continuous connectivity needs of the Oil & Gas market.  


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