Thursday Education

8:00 AM – 9:00 AM

Industrial IoT Workgroup Meeting

Room 350 D

Committee Lead: Daniel Quant, Multitech, ENTELEC IIoT Committee Chair

ENTELEC Members interested in joining the Entelec Industrial IoT sub-committee are welcome to attend this lively discussion. IIOT is a Sub-Committee of the ENTELEC Regulatory & Technology Committee that is focused on the Industrial Internet of Things Affecting the O&G Industry. It provides a forum for members to discuss, educate and showcase emerging connectivity technologies capable of connecting Oil and Gas assets to deliver services for improved business efficiency, compliance and competitiveness using Machine-to-Machine (M2M) communication; a fundamental part of the Internet of Things.  This will be a lively discussions concerning wireless 4G/5G broadband to the field, LoRaWAN sensor networks, E&SG and future of SCADA integration of assets to applications, light breakfast will be available.  Light breakfast, to fuel discussion, will be available. 

9:00 AM – 10:00 AM

Keynote Presentation: Utilizing MQTT and Sparkplug to Optimize Access to Your OT Data

Room: Technology Theatre 1, Exhibit Hall B3 

Arlen Nipper, President and CTO, Cirrus Link Solutions

The MQTT messaging transport and the MQTT Sparkplug specification are both open source technologies that you can use to apply “DataOps” structure to your OT data at the edge. In this session we’ll look at the ability to migrate legacy Register/Value process variable measurements into machine models/assets that can be auto discovered by any consuming application in the enterprise or cloud. 


Arlen Nipper is the President and CTO for Cirrus Link Solutions. Arlen has over 40 years of experience in the SCADA industry.  Over his career, he has worked for Amoco and Koch Oil and then served as the President and CTO of Arcom Control Systems and Eurotech.  His experience covers a broad range of technology, from the design and manufacture of embedded computer systems to complete SCADA system infrastructure implementations for many companies.  Arlen is also the co-inventor of MQTT, a SCADA message transport, in conjunction with IBM, and has over 20 years of experience designing high-performance SCADA systems using MQTT and message-oriented middleware.  He was also involved in many of the activities that have recently led to MQTT becoming the dominant IIoT messaging standard.

10:15 AM – 11:15 AM

Private 4G to 5G Connectivity – When, Where & How Panel Discussion

Room: Technical Theatre 1, Exhibit Hall B3

Moderator: Daniel Quant, Multitech, ENTELEC RT Committee Chair, ENTELEC Technical Committee Member

Private 5G cellular networks are forecasted to scale across worldwide markets exceeding $8B in equipment shipments by 2026 according to IDC. Connecting industrial assets with broadband low-latency ultra-reliable connectivity capable of automating assets, digitizing workflows and providing enterprise mobility to workers and their safety. Is 5G already here today and are industrial enterprises already building the networks of the future connecting assets with a clear RoI. If not when, where and how?  

This discussion panel is delivered to you by the Industrial IoT sub-committee, all members welcome to join and participate.

Session Objectives:

  • Is 5G New Radio 1G better than 4G-LTE if so how?
  • What has happened at the Standards bodies, what comes next?
  • Analysis of key applications, their RoI and why deploy private cellular
  • A look at what applications and use cases are the best fit for 4G-LTE & 5G NR

Category: IIoT Applications, Networks, Communications Infrastructures

Level of Presentation: All Levels

All those wanting a better understanding of how industry standards-based, wireless cellular communication, converges voice, enhanced mobile broadband, IoT assets and sensors, ultra-reliable, low-latency application and worker safety/mobility in a single network topography.


Ed Pichon (OnGo Alliance)

Tom Porter (Chevron)

Mat Eshpeter (UBBA  / Burns & McDonnell)

Steele Bennett (Federated Wireless)

Moderator Daniel Quant Develops corporate strategies that grow market share within high growth markets. Identifying new business trends, incubating innovation internally and within industrial market segments, creating partner ecosystems that accelerate enterprise digital transformation and revenue growth. He works closely with international customers and organizations, representing MultiTech at standardization groups, leading committees within technology and vertical industrial associations.



FCC Equipment Approval Considerations for Private Oilfield LTE Systems – Silver Scribe 2nd Place Winner

Room: Technical Theatre 2, Exhibit Hall B3

Speaker: Steve Moffat, 4RF USA, Inc

Private LTE is here now suitable spectrum has become available.  The remarkable progress in private LTE has been made possible by a number of pragmatic spectrum decisions.  With the private LTE ecosystem it is not enough to have spectrum, practical networks require FCC approved devices.  This approval process is not always straight forward.  Why does this matter to end users?  Private LTE network design is constrained by spectrum and device choices, those constraints need to be minimized for best value.  A clear understanding of the whole regulatory process is important to leverage spectrum and hardware investment.

Session Objectives:

Understand available private LTE spectrum and applicable FCC rules

Learn how those rules affect system design and service objectives

See how the FCC approval process works from the inside and how to make use of certification information

Category: IIoT/Field Communications

Level of Presentation: Advanced

Intended Audience: Planners and design leads with input to the private LTE business case and network design process.


Steve Moffat

Steve was appointed Chief Operating Officer in April 2008, with responsibility for R&D, Manufacturing and Customer Services. Before joining 4RF, Steve managed the production of RF components at DMC Stratex, now Aviat, and also served with the Royal New Zealand Air Force in avionic engineering.



11:30 AM – 12:30 PM

Private 4G/5G on the Recently Available Spectrum – Lessons Learned – A Panel Discussion

Room: Technical Theatre 1, Exhibit Hall B3

Speaker: Louis lambert, IoTALTE, ENTELEC Board Member, ENTELEC Technical Committee Member

For the last several years, industrial companies have been leveraging public LTE (4G), and many of these companies have started deploying their own private 4G or even 5G networks.  The early adopters of private 4G networks had to make their purchase decisions on a limited number of hardware and software choices available to them.   Today, even the prominent legacy mobility equipment vendors are making efforts to market solutions more aligned with what industrial companies need to support their digital transformation. In addition, the O-RAN movement is alive and growing, offering 5G solution components.

Session Objectives:

  • Review the impact and capabilities the recently-available 3GPP spectrums affect the industrial Operators
  • Lessons learned, planning, deploying, and operating Private 4G/5G
  • A look at what applications and use cases are the best fit for the spectrum and technologies

Category: Networks/Communications Infrastructures

Level of Presentation: All Levels

Intended Audience: If you are interested in understanding  4G/5G can deliver better business efficiency and transformation as well as secure communications, this panel will be of great interest to you.

Louis lambert

Louis is the founder and President of IoTALTE; a consulting company focused on wireless technology and associated network analytics. Before IoTALTE, Louis was SVP Marketing & BD at Redline. Louis built go-to-market strategies, teams, markets, and verticals, including O&G. Louis drove market entry and strategic wins for Redline’s proprietary PMP, WiMAX, and Private LTE.  Louis has a blog focused on 4G/5G/Analytics and currently serves on the board of ENTELEC.



IIoT Solution Enablement at the Foundational Level

Room: Technical Theatre 2, Exhibit Hall B3

Speaker: Todd Anslinger, Chevron

Have you ever wondered why a company would use an IIoT solution instead of a PCN solution? Well, come and see how Chevron views the benefits of using IIoT devices and the 5 different categories of benefits, where it makes sense (HINT: There are situations where IIoT should not be considered, and those will be touched on, too). Learn about several of the IIoT solutions that Chevron is receiving value from. Learn how Chevron’s definition of IIoT may differ from other companies. See how commercial IoT differs from Industrial IoT (IIoT) and how Chevron is applying it. Find out how large enterprise IIoT strategies differ from smaller companies. And, finally, see “why” we should all be advancing IIoT technologies!

Session Objectives:

– why use an IIoT solution instead of a PCN solution
– how does a large enterprise view IIoT vs a smaller company
– learn about Chevron’s use of IIoT and the value propositions that it brings

Category: Networks/Communications Infrastructures

Level of Presentation: All Levels

Intended Audience: operations, engineers, IT, integrators

Todd has worked at Chevron for 20 years, with 27 years of serving the oil & gas industry. He is responsible for communicating with Chevron business units globally about the value that IIoT solutions could bring their BU and the enterprise. His focus is to scale specific solutions to the enterprise to maximize Chevron’s ROI, and to train engineers on how to implement IIoT projects. Todd comes from a process automation background and is keenly in tune with operations and facilities engineering.



12:45 PM – 1:45 PM

The State of the 6 GHz Microwave Spectrum

Room: Technical Theatre 2, Exhibit Hall B3

Speaker: David Hattey, Lockard and White, Inc.

Discuss the harmful impact of interference from unlicensed 6 GHz Wi-Fi 6E devices on licensed microwave systems widely used for data and voice connectivity between facilities, fields, and offshore production facilities in the Oil & Gas industry. Review testing efforts that demonstrated the certainty of such interference and any new findings. Advise audience on any monitoring needs and/or mitigation strategies.

Session Objectives:

1. Inform the audience of the current regulatory and interference measurement activities.
2. Discuss the current situation with deployment of unlicensed 6 GHz equipment and its impact on licensed microwave systems
3. Advise audience with recommendations for microwave monitoring and risk mitigation

Category: Networks/Communications Infrastructures

Level of Presentation: Intermediate

Intended Audience: – Telecom managers, Telecom engineers, Network administrators, Operations, managers.


David Hattey

David is a seasoned strategic leader with decades of executive assignments across telecom and networking companies serving the Utility, Public Service, and Oil & Gas spaces. He is currently a consultant providing technology and strategy support through Lockard & White. David was awarded BS Electrical Engineering and BS Computer Engineering degrees from University of Michigan, both Magna Cum Laude, as well as an MBA from Duke’s Fuqua School of Business. David is a named inventor on 11 US patents.


Automated Flare Monitoring Using Optical Automation to Complement Method 22 Reporting

Room: Technology Theatre 1, Exhibit Hall B3

Speaker: Andrew Hinz, Twin Eagle Solutions

The audience will learn how using an intelligent camera can determine/characterize flare activity/smoke to historize and/or automate adjustment of the flare for optimization.

Session Objectives:

Educational of technologies available
Integration of the flare data into the control system
Future applications using cameras

Category: SCADA Integration and Data Analytics

Level of Presentation: All Levels

Intended Audience: Field operations, SCADA and management

Andrew Hinz has 15 plus years’ experience in Industrial controls system, remote data acquisition and analysis, wireless communication systems and remote video systems. Andrew has developed and implemented new technologies in Upstream and Midstream applications of video and audio. Andrew holds 2 patents in electrical safety and monitoring technologies and is a co-publisher of peer reviewed electrical safety papers in medical journals.




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