Address the Challenges of Procuring and Implementing Communications Systems in Offshore and Remote Environments with Beach Energy, BP, British Gas, Statoil and NOC Libya

SMi's 9th annual Oil and Gas Telecommunications conference, taking place on 14th - 15th March 2016 in London, will feature case studies from an array of global oil and gas operators including Beach Energy, Statoil, NOC Libya, BP and British Gas.

London, United Kingdom, January 30, 2016 --( SMi’s 9th annual Oil and Gas Telecommunications conference will focus on the challenges currently faced by IT professionals, CTOs, network engineers and integrators responsible for procuring and implementing communications systems in offshore and remote environments. The two-day conference programme will feature senior decision makers from Statoil, NOC Libya, BP and British Gas among others sharing valuable insight on how they have overcome various technology challenges – whether from satellite, wireless, fibre, etc., while also addressing the implementation and operation of any communications network - interoperability, security, cost containment, scalability.

Furthermore, SMi is delighted to announce that Beach Energy's General IT Manager, Simon McMahon, will be leading a case study taking place at 14:40 on Day Two titled 'Private LTE in the heart of Australia'. His presentation will cover the following key points:

• Why LTE and how we came to the decision
• The challenges of rolling out a private LTE network in the harsh central Australian environment
• The proof is in the pudding: How we tested it, what it showed and where to from here

Key sessions at Oil and Gas Telecommunications 2016 includes:
• Rig IT: Why telecommunications are paramount
Steve Teale, Global Rig IT Manager, BP

• The Digitalisation of the Oil & Gas Sector – Internet of Things
Chris Patten, Enterprise Architect, British Gas

• The digital oil field – the industry's saving grace?
Einar Landre, Leader Drilling & Well Solutions, Statoil

• Cyber security – why we can no longer afford to be complacent
Ibrahim Lahmer, Network Engineer, NOC Libya

To view the full speaker line-up and conference programme, visit

Plus, don’t miss the interactive post-conference workshop taking place on 16th March 2016:

How to handle the procurement minefield | Hosted by: Dennis Vause, Service Design Specialist, G12 IT; Former Information Systems Manager, Tullow Oil
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