Future Downstream

Online | 2-3 March 2021

More than 600 attendees from across the world tuned in online to share insights, debate topics and access business opportunities at the third Future Downstream conference. Speakers analysed the challenges and opportunities of digital transformation with a focus on IoT, AI, machine learning, blockchain, energy transition, data analytics and cybersecurity.

Below you can find the content recordings from the 2-day conference programme 

Opening Remarks Adam Soroka, Managing Director, Cavendish Group 07:23
Keynote PresentationCarlos Maurer, EVP Global Commercial, Shell 28:26
Panel 1: Preparing the downstream sector for the technology revolution 1:01:33
Presentation: "The Data Driven Connected Refinery" by Shane McArdle, SVP Production, Kongsberg Digital 29:16
Panel 2: How is the downstream industry contributing to decarbonisation? 50:11
Keynote Presentation: "Delivering on the Circular Economy Ambition for the Chemical Industry – Opportunities, Challenges and Support Needed" by Bob Maughon, EVP Sustainability, Technology and Innovation, CTO & CSO, SABIC 29:48
Presentation: "Downstream decarbonisation Investment will focus on the few, not the many" by Alan Gelder, VP Refining, Chemicals and Oil Markets, Downstream Global, Wood Mackenzie 17:27
Panel 3: Maximising opportunity and reducing risks – What makes downstream vulnerable to cyber attacks? 01:02:14
Presentation: "OT/IT Convergence – Best practices for Operational Data Management in Oil & Gas" by Russell Herbert, Oil & Gas Industry Principal, OSIsoft 24:53
Panel 4: Embracing a shift in organisational culture - Developing digital competencies across the workforce to achieve change management – Implementing transformational culture and behavioural change 58:45
Presentation: "Digital Transformation on Multi-Unit Optimisation" by Karthick Srinivasan, Senior Director Digital and Business Transformation, Delek Holdings US 23:07
Panel 5: The progress of digital twin for downstream – An insight into capabilities and benefits 54:25
Panel 6: Energy Management – Reducing cost and Innovative Energy Saving Initiatives 55:06
Presentation: "Wiring” the workforce – value capture through rapid technology deployment, addressing the challenge of implementation through effective execution" by Alexandre Oliveira, Director Oil and Gas, Partners in Performance 39:39
EIC Workshop: "Supply Chain Opportunities in Downstream Decarbonisation" hosted by Stuart Broadley, CEO, Energy Industries Council (EIC) 38:41
Panel 7: Predictive maintenance – A contribution to reducing cost and improving efficiency 01:11:14
Presentation: "Hybrid Digital Twins for Prescriptive Maintenance of Heat Transfer Equipment" by Francesco Coletti, CEO, Hexxcell Ltd 19:21
Presentation: "Asset Management and AI based predictive maintenance – Large scale implementation stories" by 
Philippe Herve, VP of Oil and Gas Solutions, SparkCognition Inc
19:30
Panel 8: Asset Performance Management 44:56
Presentation: "Digital Technology for the Modern Grassrots Refinery" by Mark Fonda, CTO, Meridian Energy Group Inc 21:36
Panel 9: Digitalisation in supply chain management – Challenges and opportunities 55:41
Panel 10: The Digital Journey – Has Downstream fully embraced Digital? 48:35