February 25 - 27, 2019 | Norris Conference Center - City Centre Location, Houston, TX

Main Conference Day Two

7:30 am - 8:00 am Check in and Networking Breakfast

8:00 am - 8:30 am Chair's Opening Remarks

8:10 am - 8:40 am Anglo American Futuresmart mining - creating new realities for mining

Arun Narayanan - Chief Data Officer, AngloAmerican
Anglo American is embarking on a digital journey as part of its mission to improve people's lives. How is our technical portfolio, deep expertise, and sincere commitment to unlocking our full potential - and more- going to take us to that positive and sustainable future?
  • What is the role of digital technologies in FutureSmart Mining and how do you go about embarking on a journey of digital transformation?
  • How does one build a culture around digital transformation?
  • What is the role of software architecture and design in enabling the digital transformation?


Arun Narayanan

Chief Data Officer

8:40 am - 9:20 am Acceleration of People potential in an Era of Change: FutureSmart Learning at Anglo American

Jennifer Rogers - Head of Learning, AngloAmerican
As we look toward the operational environments of tomorrow, we see a future very much
influenced by modernization and automation. However, while technology is an important
driver in our future operational landscape and capital investment in these endeavors
continues to increase, are we keeping up to speed with our innovation around people
development? How are we proactively positioning our workforce and communities for
the future of work? In this session, we’ll discuss FutureSmart Learning at Anglo American
and the manner in which it’s strategically positioned to achieve our burning ambition of
reimagining mining to improve people’s lives, including:
• Leveraging of artificial intelligence to target skills of the future and proactively build skills ahead of the pace of technology change
• Creation of differentiated, adaptable, and connected learning experiences, designed to reach the workforce in real time in the flow of work
• Real time learning analytics, tied to measurable business outcomes, that monitor the effectiveness of workforce development and inform future people innovation and change

Jennifer Rogers

Head of Learning

9:30 am - 10:10 am Accelerating the Business Cycle: Digital Transformation at Repsol

Francisco Ortigosa - Director, Geoscience Technology, Exploration and Production, Repsol
In 2015 Repsol implemented a system called Kaleidoscope in their upstream operations. Using a
company built super computer, it efinds oil deposits 15 times faster than the industry average.
Francisco Ortigosa, Director of Geoscience Technology, Exploration and Production at Repsol, will
discuss how this technology came about, implementation challenges, and how it has decreased their
upstream cycle time by up to 50%. How is Repsol building on this and other technologies, what are
the next steps?

Francisco Ortigosa

Director, Geoscience Technology, Exploration and Production

10:10 am - 10:40 am Networking Break

Business Transformation

10:40 am - 11:10 am Strategy planning: getting the first steps right for your strategic transformation
• Develop a structured and effective process for strategy
planning and deployment
• Drive alignment: Create a clear vision and be relentless
in pursuing it from top to bottom
• Define the roles and accountability of top leadership,
divisional heads and front line employees
• Communicating the strategy: Does your workforce
understand your strategy?

Business Transformation

11:10 am - 11:40 am Mastering the Digital Imperative: Applying better analytics to find untapped cost efficiencies
• Dealing with issues as – or even before – they arise,
using actual figures to make fact-based decisions
• Enabling real-time interaction with the information you
need to manage your area of responsibility – whether
it’s the entire company or a specific region, field, well,
maintenance activity, or opex budget
• Combining enterprise data with real-time operational
• Gaining a real-time perspective of how your operations
and asset are doing at any given moment – along
with the insight to trigger the right actions needed to
maximize operational excellence

Business Transformation

11:40 am - 12:10 pm Sustainable Business Models: Redefining what is core
• Prioritizing OE plans to focus on the highest impact
items in alignment with the company’s vision and
• How to build a compelling case for your organization
to implement OE principles
• How to balance long-term objectives with short term
market pressures
• How to ensure cross organizational collaboration
across assets and functions
• Which approach to use to develop and implement
a successful and long-lasting Operations Excellence
• Why operational excellence is not one size fits all
• Measurement: ensuring you have the right metrics and
calculations in place and that they are rooted in the
methodology framework you choose

Environmental Excellence

10:40 am - 11:10 am Meeting production targets while improving environmental stewardship: It can be done
The energy, chemical, and resources industries are facing
enormous pressure to both keep costs down and decrease
environmental impact. How can organizations achieve
these two things simultaneously? This presentation
will demonstrate How good governance practices can
ensure production targets and improve environmental

Environmental Excellence

11:10 am - 11:40 am Achieving Environmental Sustainability through Digitization
Digital transformation affords the energy, chemicals
and resources industries opportunities and possibilities
like never before. Companies have employed new
technologies to better their asset management, lower their
risk and increase efficiency in their operations. This case
study will demonstrate how companies can utilize the latest
technologies to boost sustainability in everyday operations,
and master the “fourth industrial revolution.”
• Sustainability as an evolving target
• Using and analyzing the data you are already collecting
for sustainability purposes
• IoT and AI technology in the reporting and monitoring of
production and manufacturing emissions
• Optimizing the supply chain, production, transportation
processes for sustainability

Environmental Excellence

11:40 am - 12:10 pm Unconventionals, Renewables, and Reduced Emissions: Where are we and where are we going?
With social and political pressures, it is clear that the
world is in transition to “cleaner” energy sources and
environmental sustainability. This cross industry panel
will discuss just that. Where are Energy, Chemicals, and
Resources companies on this journey? What are the next
steps? How can we change current operations and energy
sources to become more sustainable? How realistic is this
transition and how can companies maintain profits along
the way?

Operational Risk Management

10:40 am - 11:10 am Auditing our risk management strategy for improved performance
Making the connection between risk management
systems and the bottom line, beyond major incidents, on
a day-to-day basis
• Risk management in the safeguarding of overall asset
• Efficient monitoring and self-assessment programs by
front line and business unit risk and control owners with
leading performance metrics that drive desired outcomes
• In which areas can you tighten risk assessment in to
improve cost performance?
• Create real business value by not testing for rule
violations, but instead overall material risk exposures

Operational Risk Management

11:10 am - 11:40 am Leveraging technology to drive out risk
• Dealing with issues as – or even before – they arise,
using actual figures to make fact-based decisions
• Enabling real-time interaction with the information you
need to manage your area of responsibility – whether
it’s the entire company or a specific region, plant,
project, maintenance activity, or opex budget
• Combining enterprise data with real-time operational
• Gaining a real-time perspective of how your operations
and asset are doing at any given moment – along
with the insight to trigger the right actions needed to
maximize operational excellence

Operational Risk Management

11:40 am - 12:10 pm Risk Management Applied to Operational Excellence: Best practices in risk handover for major capital projects
Hugo Ashkar - Global Risk Manager, BP
• Understanding the risk handover process – and how that process supports the successful start-up of
your operating asset
• Evaluating the risks your facility is facing upon project closure – and how they may threaten your
operational excellence goals
• Managing facility end-of-life expectations: a deconstruction project case study

Hugo Ashkar

Global Risk Manager

12:10 pm - 1:00 pm Networking Luncheon

1:00 pm - 1:30 pm Connecting Operational Excellence to the Bottom Line

There has never been a more critical time for oil and gas companies to be focused on Operational
Excellence – its critical not just for survival but in order to thrive in the years ahead. The innovators
that have strategically invested in operational efficiency programs are demonstrating their operational
resilience – while marginal operators must significantly improve in order to position themselves for
long-term growth in an increasingly competitive marketplace. With so many companies hampered by
complexity and inefficiency, now is the time to optimize your operations to yield more productivity
and fully harvest the benefits of technology, scale and standardization.
Many of us have an Operational Excellence or CI program in place – but does it truly link planning
and operations to strategy? Are you getting the most business value you possible can out of it? What
about metrics – what is the true impact of OE on your business’ financial performance? Do you
This dynamic panel will discuss these issues and more – including how to reduce complexity and
variability with clearly defined standards and accountabilities, build the most compelling case for
deeper OE focus and demonstrate to your executive leaders and shareholders the true impact that
Operational Excellence can have on the bottom line.

1:40 pm - 2:30 pm Building the Operational Excellence competencies of the future: What skills? What roles?

Today’s organizations consist of increasingly complex IT and technological
architectures upon which customers, employees and processes – both manual and
digital - interact. That means that the role of operational excellence is arguably
becoming both more important and increasingly complicated. In this session we’ll
discuss the new skills and capabilities necessary for OPEX practitioners to help their
organizations thrive in today’s high-risk and volatile market conditions.
• What does a 21st century operations practitioner look like?
• Understanding the power of human capital for operational excellence
• What skills / what roles are required in the future?
• Optimizing your resources: effective productivity benchmarking
• Working with remote teams
• Internal competency development
• Creating networks of excellence to enable knowledge transfer

2:30 pm - 2:30 pm Chair's Summary and close of conference