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2019 ENTELEC Fall Seminar

October 10 @ 8:00 am - 5:30 pm

ENTELEC hosts an annual Fall Seminar Series focusing on critical topics and pressing industry issues such as LTE, SCADA, IIoT, Field Communications, and Regulatory developments. The Fall Seminar will be held Thursday, October 10, 2019 in Odessa, Texas at the brand new Odessa Marriott Hotel & Conference Center (see photos below). The Fall Seminar will focus on pressing topics and significant issues facing our industry and ensures a high level group of decision makers in attendance. The ENTELEC Fall Seminar is your opportunity to interact with and build relationships with this exclusive group of attendees, all in a casual environment.  

 

Thursday, October 10, 2019

8:00 AM - 9:30 AM

Welcome Breakfast – Regulatory & Technology / FCC Update / Sponsor Presentations

   
9:45 AM - 10:45 AM Breakout Sessions
   
9:45 AM - 12:00 PM Two Hour Training
   
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Breakout Sessions
   
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM Luncheon/Sponsor Presentations/General Session
   
1:45 PM - 2:45 PM Breakout Sessions
   
1:45 PM - 3:45 PM  Two Hour Training
   
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM Breakout Session/Training
   
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Closing Reception

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Attendee Registration Fees

Corporate Member Rate: $85.00 (Onsite: $100.00) Corporate Nonmember Rate: $185.00 (Onsite: $225.00) Associate Member/Non-Sponsor*: $175.00 (Onsite: $190.00) Each registration includes:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Technical Education Sessions
  • Training Sessions
  • Closing Networking Reception

*Nonmember Associate (Mfg./Supplier) companies are not allowed to attend unless they are a sponsor of the 2019 Fall Seminar. REFUND POLICY:

  • Cancellations prior to September 6, 2019 will receive a 50% refund.
  • There are no refunds for cancellations after September 6, 2019.
  • All requests for refunds must be made in writing to Christi Jones at Christi@entelec.org and are subject to $35 processing fee.
  • Alternate attendees may be named until October 1, 2019.

ENTELEC is excited about the Technical Education Sessions and Trainings that will be provided at the 2019 ENTELEC Fall Seminar.

Thursday, October 10, 2019

8:00 AM - 9:30 AM

Welcome Breakfast – Regulatory & Technology / FCC Update / Sponsor Presentations

Room: Travertine Room This will be an opportunity to hear the latest news and developments from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and get an update on regulatory and political activities affecting the industry.  The ENTELEC Regulatory and Technology Committee was formed to address pressing regulatory developments of interest to ENTELEC’s membership. All Members of ENTELEC are encouraged to join the Regulatory & Technology Committee.

 

9:45 AM - 10:45 AM

Mission Critical Wireless Standards - IEEE 802.16s History and Future

Room: Sandstone Room Speaker: Kathy Nelson, Ondas Networks This session is a follow up to the IEEE 802.16s session at the ENTELEC spring 2019 conference. Since April 2019, mission critical industries have rallied around further enhancements to the standard including narrower channel sizes down to 12.5 kHz or lower and non-adjacent channel aggregation among others. This allows for use of additional spectrum bands oil and gas entities have access to and provides for a lot of flexibility for standard wireless solutions that don’t require expensive spectrum purchases. Engagement with the IEEE is imperative to developing a strong standard that will be useful to the oil and gas industry. This session will discuss what work has been done during the six months and what the future work is required. Objectives of Session:

  • Education on IEEE 802.16s wireless standard
  • Overview on current work on the standard
  • How to get involved/engaged on developing and/or providing input into the standard

Intended Audience: Managers, engineers, project managers, technicians Session Category: IoT/Field Communications Level of Presentation: Intermediate Speaker Bio: Kathy Nelson, Ondas Networks Kathy Nelson is the Director of Technical Product Marketing and Industry Relations at Ondas Networks where she leads Ondas’ industry relations and product marketing across all industrial verticals including electric utilities, oil & gas, water, transportation and government. Ms. Nelson has 25 years of experience as a telecommunications engineer in the utility industry focusing primarily on SCADA and Land Mobile Radio telecommunications systems.  

Private LTE Operations Simplified Through the Self Organizing Network (SON)

Room: Travertine Room Speaker: Louis Lambert, Redline Communications Oil & Gas companies in Permian are about to leverage the new CBRS band and ecosystem, to achieve full LTE mobility throughout the asset. However, operating a private LTE network, without some help, can be intimidating.  3GPP defines the LTE Self Organizing Network (SON) as part of the LTE Standard.  The SON system is a suite of applications that makes the operation, optimization and growth of an LTE network manageable, with fewer resources. The SON will be a critical piece of your fit-for-purpose private LTE deployment.  The session will cover how company OT/IT staff can leverage the 3GPP SON capabilities to operate a simplified Private LTE network in the Permian. Objectives of Session:

  • Review how O&G companies in Permian can leverage the 3GPP SON to simplify all network operations aspect of an LTE network.
  • Provide a simple high-level functional description of an LTE SON and its value to the Network Ops or IT dept.
  • Offer a realistic perspective of what to expect in a fit-for-purpose SON for a Private LTE network in Permian

Intended Audience: IT/OT and management Session Category: LTE Level of Presentation: All Levels Speaker Bio: Louis Lambert,Redline Communications Louis Lambert is the SVP of Business & Corporate Development at Redline Communications, part of his responsibilities include the growth of the O&G segment and associated ecosystem relationships, channels, strategic and global accounts. Louis joined Redline in 2002, holding increasingly senior positions in sales, sales management, and business development. Louis is a board member of ENTELEC. Louis has spoken at industry events globally.  

9:45 AM - 12:00 PM

The Use of Spectrum Analyzers to Identify and Chase Sources of Radio Interference (Training Session)

Room: Limestone Room Speaker: Tisha Hayes, 4RF USA An RF spectrum analyzer is a valuable tool for analyzing the type of interference by its emissions and in tracking down sources in the field. In our session we will review; The different types of spectrum analyzers, What different types of interference look like on an analyzer, What levels of interference will compromise your wireless network, How to track down sources of interference, What remedial actions you can take to address the problem. Objectives of Session: The student will be able to know:

  • How to set up an analyzer to provide useful data
  • How to interpret the results
  • How to triangulate an interference source

Intended Audience: Experienced electrical technicians and engineers who are responsible for maintaining the wireless SCADA network Session Category: Spectrum Analysis and Diagnostic Level of Presentation: All Levels Speaker Bio: Tisha Hayes, 4RF USA Ms. Hayes is a senior engineer with 4RF USA with more than thirty five years of wireless troubleshooting experience with SCADA networks in the energy and petrochemical industry. Some of her experiences have been with pipelines, tank farms, gathering systems and production gas and oil fields.    

11:00 AM - 12:00 AM

LTE-Based Communication Solutions at the Edge of the Permian

Room: Travertine Room Speaker: Carl MacKinnon, Infrastructure Networks Infrastructure Networks' EVP, IIoT Innovations Group, Carl MacKinnon, will discuss the emergence of LTE-based communications solutions that can be deployed in the Permian with little or no capital investment on the part of the operator. These solutions provide long term fixed cost connectivity in support of legacy field automation infrastructure while enabling the implementation of bandwidth intensive edge technologies. MacKinnon will present customer use-cases that show how customers leveraged their solutions provider to solve Permian-Specific remote communication problems and create standardized, scalable LTE-based communications across areas of operation. Objectives of Session:

  • Identify Permian-specific challenges that field and corporate leaders face in creating real-time, LTE-based remote communications on the edge.
  • Review case studies specific to the Permian to identify where new service and communication solutions have worked for top O&G companies.
  • Learn how to leverage partnerships with service providers to create standardized, scalable communications and automation.

Intended Audience: Executive/Director, Manager, Field Communications Session Category: LTE Level of Presentation: All Levels Speaker Bio: Carl MacKinnon, Infrastructure Networks Carl MacKinnon is the Executive Vice President, IoT Innovations for Infrastructure Networks (INET). For 30 years, Carl has held leadership roles in key vertical markets, including Oil & Gas, Electric Utility and Public Safety. Prior to INET, Carl was President of End 2 End Technologies, Vice President of Worldwide Sales for Redline Communications, Global Sales Leader for GE Digital Energy’s industrial communications division and Director of Sales for MDS.  

Heat Map Pre-Qualification Saves Time and Money

Room: Sandstone Room Speaker: Daniel Sullivan, Cambium Networks cnHeat planning software provides a heat map display of specific locations that are available for fixed wireless broadband connectivity with the Cambium Networks PMP 450 and ePMP outdoor fixed wireless point-to-multipoint distribution networks. cnHeat extends the wireless connectivity options for backhaul infrastructure in Cambium Networks’ Wireless Fabric portfolio of connectivity solutions. Objectives of Session:

  • Explain how cnHeat, a heat map tool, works
  • Describe the benefits that result such as decreased install time and saved money
  • Provide example use cases in actual use for oil and gas

Intended Audience: Anyone who is involved with wireless Point to Multi-point (PMP) links that would like to optimize both Access Point (AP) and Subscriber Module (SM) deployment. Session Category: IoT/Field Communications Level of Presentation: Beginner Speaker Bio: Daniel Sullivan, Cambium Networks Daniel Sullivan is the Director of RF Planning at Cambium Networks.  Previous to this Daniel coordinated software development and system engineering for the ePMP product line.  Daniel developed expertise in RF communications through his career at Cambium Networks and prior to that with Motorola Solutions.

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Luncheon / Sponsor Presentations / General Sessions Cybersecurity Threats Posed by Smartphones, Tablet PCs, IoT/IIoT Devices, Connected Products, and Intrusive Apps This session will address the following:

  • Learn cybersecurity and privacy threats posed by nation-state Chinese and Russian app developers that need to be addressed by the C-suite and Board, IT, and cybersecurity professionals.
  • Learn how to mitigate privacy, cybersecurity, and safety threats associated with smartphones, tablet PCs, connected products, IoT/IIoT devices, and PCs supported by the android OS, Apple iOS, and Microsoft Windows OS.
  • Learn how predatory apps can launch DDoS and Man in the Middle attacks on networks.
  • Learn best practices and policies associated with smartphones, tablet PCs, connected products, IoT/IIOT devices, PCs, and B.Y.O.D. programs.

Check Out Rex Lee's article on The Rise of Foreign Cyber Security Threats Speaker Bio: Rex M. Lee, Privacy, Cyber Security, & Intelligence Advisor/Tech Journalist, My Smart Privacy Mr. Lee has over 35 years of tech and telecom industry experience, which includes enterprise platform and software development.  He is currently a cybersecurity and privacy advisor centered on telecommunications and connected technology for BLACKOPS Partners, Washington, DC. Regarding cybersecurity and privacy threats posed by tech & telecom, he is a former advisor to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), House & Senate Judiciary Committees, and Various Law Makers that include Senators Ted Cruz, TX, John Cornyn, TX, and Richard Blumenthal, CT.

1:45 PM - 2:45 PM

How to Achieve Complete LTE Mobility Coverage in Permian

Room: Sandstone Room Speaker: Louis Lambert, Redline Communications Oil & Gas companies are about to leverage the new CBRS band & ecosystem to achieve full LTE mobility throughout the asset. Private LTE on the CBRS band will start as a “coverage gap” filling strategy and move towards full asset coverage.  With Private LTE closing the public mobile LTE gaps, access to efficiency and safety applications & tools will be asset-wide to accelerate digital transformation.  This session will cover how Oil & Gas companies will leverage:  Public LTE, Private LTE, CBRS and Wi-Fi, to deliver the urban mobile LTE user experience, anywhere throughout the Permian. Objectives of Session:

  • Review how O&G companies in Permian can leverage CBRS to deploy with simplicity, their own 3GPP LTE mobility network to fill carrier coverage gaps and leveraging the rich ecosystem of standard, off-the-shelves devices.
  • Provide a simple step-by-step approach to eliminate LTE mobility coverage gaps
  • Offer a realistic perspective to leveraging what is available from Mobility companies, Private LTE, Wi-Fi, to deliver an urban-like communication experience, anywhere in Permian.

Intended Audience: IT/OT and management Session Category: LTE Level of Presentation: All Levels Speaker Bio: Louis Lambert,Redline Communications Louis Lambert is the SVP of Business & Corporate Development at Redline Communications, part of his responsibilities include the growth of the O&G segment and associated ecosystem relationships, channels, strategic and global accounts. Louis joined Redline in 2002, holding increasingly senior positions in sales, sales management, and business development. Louis is a board member of ENTELEC. Louis has spoken at industry events globally.  

Improving Well Pad Productivity Using Ai

Room: Travertine Room Speaker: John Geiger, Machfu Artificial Intelligence (Ai) promises to bring significant saving to oil produces.  This paper will provide an overview of how edge gateways using MQTT connectivity and ai in the cloud Ai can be used to automate the oil well pad to create prognostic assessments and prescriptive outcomes.  This enable domain experts to focus on identified potential issues proactively maximizes savings and productivity across a fleet of well pads. Objectives of Session:

  • Contrast the complexity and benefits associated with deploying Ai solutions relative to traditional SCADA monitoring
  • Review strategies for implementing Ai on the well pad leveraging the installed equipment.
  • Give a real-world example demonstrating how Ai reduces cost and improves production efficiency.

Intended Audience: Anyone associated with automation of well pads Session Category: IoT/Field Communications Level of Presentation: All Levels Speaker Bio: John Geiger,Machfu Currently VP of Business Development at Machfu. 20 years of experience in developing innovative M2M & IoT communication solutions in the Utility, Oil & Gas, Water/Waste Water, Traffic, Rail and Heavy Industrial markets. Held multiple senior roles including General Manager Adaptive Broadband, VP of Engineering, Product Management at MDS and Wireless COE at GE Digital Energy. Credited with multiple communication patents in the industrial space and actively participates in the SGIP and IEEE802.  

1:45 PM - 3:45 PM

Managing Web-Based Monitoring and Data Applications for Real-Time Decision Making (Training Session)

Room: Limestone Room Speaker: Carl MacKinnon, Infrastructure Networks Infrastructure Networks' EVP, IIoT Innovations Group, Carl MacKinnon, will present on the emergence of IoT applications that connect the field to the office through real-time monitoring and secure data transfer. Emerging applications enable you to connect modern web-based applications to traditional legacy infrastructure to create an ecosystem of low-cost IoT technologies operation-wide. Attendees will get hands-on technical training with web-based applications utilizing Osprey Informatic’s Osprey Reach, a visual monitoring solution for exception-based management of field operations, Machfu’s MACH-IO, a wireless data collection for industrial IoT sensors, and the MACHGateway, which provides wireless and wired connectivity. Objectives of Session:

  • Prepare techs and operators for managing plug-and-play web-based technology
  • Teach attendees to troubleshoot the equipment, analyze the data and use it for real-time decisions.
  • Review applications for web-based monitoring and data transfer equipment with INET case studies

Intended Audience: All Levels. Director, Manager, Field Communications. Session Category: IoT/Field Communications Technology for Oil & Gas. Level of Presentation: All Levels Speaker Bio: Carl MacKinnon,Infrastructure Networks Carl MacKinnon is the Executive Vice President, IoT Innovations for Infrastructure Networks (INET). For 30 years, Carl has held leadership roles in key vertical markets, including Oil & Gas, Electric Utility and Public Safety. Prior to INET, Carl was President of End 2 End Technologies, Vice President of Worldwide Sales for Redline Communications, Global Sales Leader for GE Digital Energy’s industrial communications division and Director of Sales for MDS.  

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Solar-Sizing, Calculating the Power Requirements for Wireless Devices (Training Session)

Room: Sandstone Room Speaker Bio: Tisha Hayes, 4RF USA Field area networks may use solar panels to provide the electrical power to operate the RTU, field instruments and wireless devices. When changing or adding a new wireless device this is often uncertainty of how to calculate the power requirements of the radio and how duty-cycle and sleep-modes will impact upon panel and battery sizing. Objectives of Session: The student will be gain an understanding of:

  • How low power operation, sleep states and wake on activity controls can work with wireless devices.
  • The factors that go in to the calculations that determine battery and solar panel sizing.
  • The requirements of certain communications protocols can impact sleep/wake states.

Intended Audience: SCADA and communications technicians and engineers where their networks utilize solar power for the remote sites. Session Category: SCADA Integration Level of Presentation: Intermediate Speaker Bio: Tisha Hayes,4RF USA Ms Hayes is a senior engineer with 4RF USA with more than thirty five years of wireless troubleshooting experience with SCADA networks in the energy and petrochemical industry. Some of her experiences have been with pipelines, tank farms, gathering systems and production gas and oil fields.    

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Remote Communication Power, Back Up & Control – Successful Strategies & Survival

Room: Travertine Room Speaker: Mark Dettmer, Mission Critical Energy, Inc. Communications and sensor based data transmission are the backbone to your operational infrastructure, but maintaining 24/7 power to these key assets, especially in remote and harsh condition areas is not an easy task.  This session will look at strategies for overcoming shaky grid, grid outages, as well as reliable approaches to off-grid power, monitoring and site SCADA strategies.  We will also touch on factors, other than charging, that can shorten system life or cause certain failures.  Topics include battery storage, charging sources including Grid, Solar, Wind, Fuel Cells & Generators as well as new remote monitoring & SCADA technology. Objectives of Session:

  • Why do many remote & off-grid power systems fail? …and what are the traits of a successful and sustainable renewable energy based off-grid power or back up power system?
  • How to asses a site for the right load strategy and power source/s (combination of power sources and energy storage) without kidding one's self. Beyond charging, what are other threats to your operation?
  • How monitor & control your power, back up power and stay operational in an outage. Gain confidence in what you are building - and convince those who tried before (and failed) that times and tactics have changed.

Intended Audience: Oil & Gas I.T. and Communications Managers. Field Communications Managers and Techs. Communications Contractors and Field Communications Construction Crews.  Policy and Procedure Managers.  Safety & Disaster Prepare/Recovery Managers. Dept. Homeland Security Session Category: Off-Grid Power & Back Up Power Strategies Level of Presentation: All Levels Speaker Bio: Mark Dettmer, Mission Critical Energy, Inc. Since the 1980s, Mark Dettmer has been an innovator of sustainable Off-Grid renewable energy applications integrating wind-power, solar photovoltaic and monitoring & SCADA as well as energy storage equipment for remote places world. In 2011, he was featured as an ‘Industry Leader’ by Solar Industry Magazine. Today he is the President of Mission Critical Energy, Inc., a company specializing in powering remote sites in harsh conditions including the oil & gas industry, defense & communications. 

ENTELEC Fall Seminar Sponsors:

 

 

If you are an Associate Member of ENTELEC or Nonmember Vendor and would like to be a Sponsor of the Fall Seminar, please download the Sponsorship Application.

Book Hotel Online Room Rate: $189 (plus taxes and fees) ENTELEC's official host hotel will be the Odessa Marriott Hotel & Conference Center in Odessa, TX. Discounted rates available until September, 9, 2019, but rooms are first come first served and based on availability; so make your reservations today as our block fills up fast.

Odessa Marriott Hotel and Conference Center
305 East 5th Street
Odessa, TX 79761 USA
(432) 580-5805
 
 

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Date:
October 10
Time:
8:00 am - 5:30 pm
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Venue

Odessa Marriott Hotel & Conference Center
305 East 5th Street
Odessa, 75761 United States
Phone:
432-580-5815