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A weekly podcast on the impacts of digital on the oil and gas industry.

Digital Innovations in Oil and Gas with Geoffrey Cann Geoffrey Cann

    • Business
    • 4.6 • 19 Ratings

A weekly podcast on the impacts of digital on the oil and gas industry.

    Upskilling In the Caribbean: Island Economies and Digital Oil and Gas

    Upskilling In the Caribbean: Island Economies and Digital Oil and Gas

    Upskilling of oil and gas professionals in the digital era is a topic everywhere, including the Caribbean island economies.
    Upskilling means the acquisition of new knowledge and skills, and in digital, this means topics such as cloud computing, artificial intelligence, app development, and sensor technology.
    It's tough enough to acquire new capabilities and stay current in big metropolitan centers. Imagine the challenges in smaller oil and gas producing economies, such as those found in the Caribbean.
    On-line and distance learning help, but that's not enough. The formal education sector has to play its role, as does industy. But how does this happen?
    In this podcast, I'm in conversation with Hamlyn Holder, a sessional lecturer with the University of the West Indies and an employee of the oil and gas industry, based in Trinidad and Tobago, one such oil production nation in the Caribbean. Hamlyn has over 20 years of both upstream and downstream engineering experience with nearly a decade of this time dedicated to serving Methanex Trinidad Ltd.
    Methanex Corporation is the world's largest producer and supplier of methanol to major international markets in North and South America, Europe, and Asia Pacific. Methanol is a clear liquid chemical used in thousands of everyday products, including plastics, paints, cosmetics, and is a clean-burning, cost-effective alternative fuel.
    As the Site Reliability Engineer, he ensures the optimal functionality and performance of critical plant assets and is committed to continuous improvement and innovation in the asset management of their methanol plants and air separation units.
    He currently serves as a Lecturer at the University of the West Indies, Engineering Faculty and also at the Caribbean Institute for Quality training the Caribbean workforce in ASQ courses such as Six Sigma Black Belt, Quality Management and Reliability Engineering. He holds a Master’s in Engineering and Asset Management from the University of the West Indies, is CAMA Certified and co-founded Cube Root Farms, a company that helps local farmers, schools and communities to adopt modern smart and sustainable agricultural techniques.
    He is also well versed in developing, enhancing and launching many enterprise management softwares and is a member of many industry bodies such as API, ASQ, PMI , IEEE, ASME and APETT. 
    Additional Tools & Resources:
    🎬 Go backstage and check out my studio: 👉 https://geoffreycann.com/resources/
    🎓 Take my one day digital strategy training course for oil and gas: 👉 https://www.udemy.com/course/digital-...
    Connect with Me:
    🖥️ Blog series: https://digitaloilgas.substack.com/
    🎧 Podcast: https://geoffreycann.com/broadcast/
    📇 Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/training-...
    🤬 X: https://twitter.com/geoffreycann
    Contact for Lectures and Keynotes:
    I speak regularly on these and other topics. Contact me to book a brief call about your upcoming event needs.
    Click here 👉 https://geoffreycann.com/contact/
    Disclaimer:
    The views expressed in this podcast are my own and do not constitute professional advice.
    Connect with Hamlyn!
    📇 Linkedin: linkedin.com/in/hamlyn-holder-cre-pmp-cama-3664424a
    🤬 X: https://twitter.com/holdertwit

    • 36 min
    From The Industrial Age to the Digital Era: The Urgent Transformation of Oil and Gas

    From The Industrial Age to the Digital Era: The Urgent Transformation of Oil and Gas

    It’s rare to hear directly from a business leader who has a broad range of oil and gas experience, coupled with a personal front-line role in leading digital adoption, but today’s podcast offers just that.
    Lewis Gillhespy is a former senior leader with Suncor, including roles as Global Chief Geologist, major asset developer, head of a major acquisition, R&D, and lastly, digital transformation leader for the subsurface areas.
    He describes how oil and gas companies are the children of the Industrial Age. They are reflective of the massive scale of operations that grew out of the enormous demands for energy. Their breadth and diversity of operations, international reach, technology diversity, and emphasis on innovation has created very complex organizations with customized ways of working that are in turn dependent on skilled managers with personal relationship skills to navigate. This business model has rendered them hugely profitable, but highly vulnerable to the digital revolution.
    Lewis highlights how the adoption of lean methods of working, that simplify complex processes that in turn allow managers to control data and technologies and systems, creates more nimble companies that can quickly embrace change. The reason is that processes tend to be more stable than IT, data or people. Tackling just the data or IT means you miss the process opportunity.
    The business pressure is that the case for digital is an exponential one, and is now outracing the industrial model. This exponential business case is predicated on high quality data.
    Driving down cost, driving out waste to achieve low cost operatorship; Producing compelling metrics, delivering analytics from data, applying AI on data, and deriving insights such as benchmarking; and, Innovating new ways of working that deliver dramatic productivity gains. This forces a need for leadership to be actively engaged in the transformation, as uncomfortable as that may be, to promote the new ways of work, and model the right behaviours.
    These days, Lewis works as a consultant in Geoscience, Digital Transformation, Project Management, and Commercial M&A to the Energy Industry. He holds an MSc in Petroleum Geoscience from Imperial College, a BSc. in Geological Science from Leeds University and attended the Harvard Business School Leadership Program in Boston. 
    Additional Tools & Resources:
    🎬 Go backstage and check out my studio:
    👉 https://geoffreycann.com/resources/
    🎓 Take my one day digital strategy training course for oil and gas:
    👉 https://www.udemy.com/course/digital-oil-and-gas/?referralCode=0161D4D49AB75735A185
    Connect with Me:
    🖥️ Blog series: https://digitaloilgas.substack.com/
    🎧 Podcast: https://geoffreycann.com/broadcast/
    📇 Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/training-digital-oil-gas/
    🤬 X: https://twitter.com/geoffreycann
    Contact Me for Lectures and Keynotes:
    I speak regularly on these and other topics. Contact me to book a brief call about your upcoming event needs. Click here 👉 https://geoffreycann.com/contact/
    Disclaimer:
    The views expressed in this video are my own and do not constitute professional advice.
    Get In Touch with Lewis!
    📧email : lewis.gillhespy@rockflow.com
    📇 LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/lewis-gillhespy/
    👨‍💻 https://rockflow.com/

    • 43 min
    Blockchain for Energy Carbon: A New Emissions Management System

    Blockchain for Energy Carbon: A New Emissions Management System

    Emissions management in energy is in drastic need of improvement. Carbon management is not carried out in an auditable and transparent way, is not standardized for the energy industry. As a result, carbon measures are subject to misinterpretation, claims reversal, misstatements, and greenwashing. Trust in the industry has eroded.
    A number of leading energy companies embarked on a journey to transform the practices of the industry by adopting new modern digital technologies. Forming a consortium called Blockchain for Energy, the companies set out to design and deploy common interoperable solutions that addressed the industry's more intractable problems.
    One of its first products is called B4E Carbon, and is a new cutting edge emissions management solution. The solution provides an end to end mechanism for measuring and reporting carbon emissions, for compliance, regulatory, and commercial needs. Data is captured at source, ingested, transformed and stored immutably in an accessible database.
    The leader of the Consortium is Rebecca Hofmann, an experienced energy executive with a background in multiple dimensions of the oil and gas sector.
    The Blockchain for Energy (B4E) consortium provides its members with forward thinking learnings and solutions. It collaboratively drives digital transformation by providing members with opportunities to accelerate their digitalization journey. Through collective synergies, B4E seeks to resolve, reinvent, and transform the industry’s standard ways of working with external parties. Blockchain for Energy is a safe venue to create transformational change – for the energy industry – by the energy industry. Current B4E members and collaborators include Chesapeake Energy, Chevron, ConocoPhillips, Devon Energy, ExxonMobil, Repsol, Saudi Aramco, Schlumberger, Enovate AI, Emerson ZEDI, Hedera, GBBC/IWA and Tolam Earth.
    B4E Carbon was developed with the assistance of Enovate AI, founded by Camilo Mejia. With a background in Petroleum Engineering, Data Science, and Business Administration, Camilo has held global executive positions in corporate environments.
    Enovate AI delivers business and operational process optimization for decarbonization and energy independence through digital engineering and automation. Enovate AI’s proven technology model is enabled by the capacity to deliver digital solutions that accelerate a clean, efficient, and diversified energy supply. Enovate AI supports oil and gas, renewables, and CCS operations with an end-to-end digital package from optimization to monetization. Enovate AI supports a cleaner, more efficient, and diversified energy industry through the deployment of effective AI solutions. At Enovate AI we realize the full potential of process autonomy to create a more profitable, sustainable, and environmentally responsible energy industry across the globe.
    Contacting the Guests:
    📧 email : martin@w1-comms.com
    📇 LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/enovateai/
    📇 LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/75552358/
    📇 LinkedIn: 👨‍💻 https://www.blockchainforenergy.net/solutions/
    👨‍💻 https://enovate.ai/
    Additional Tools & Resources: 
    🎬 Go backstage and check out my studio: 👉 https://geoffreycann.com/resources/
    🎓 Take my one day digital strategy training course for oil and gas: 👉 https://www.udemy.com/course/digital-oil-and-gas/?referralCode=0161D4D49AB75735A185
    Connect with Me:
    🖥️ Blog series: https://digitaloilgas.substack.com/
    🎧 Podcast: https://geoffreycann.com/broadcast/
    📇 Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/training-digital-oil-gas/
    🤬 X: https://twitter.com/geoffreycann
    Contact for Lectures and Keynotes:
    I speak regularly on these and other topics. Contact me to book a brief call about your upcoming event needs.
    Click here 👉 https://geoffreycann.com/contact/
    Disclaimer: The views expressed in this video are my own and do not constitute p

    • 32 min
    Fuelling Consumer Loyalty: Unpacking UAE’s YES Program with Its Data Maestro

    Fuelling Consumer Loyalty: Unpacking UAE’s YES Program with Its Data Maestro

    The world of consumer loyalty for fuel brands is undergoing tremendous change because of data. With the huge penetration rate of mobile phones, the rise of app stores, and always-on websites, fuel retailers have a new opportunity to create a tighter link to their customers for fuel and other services. 
    Even in the Middle East, where fuel prices are historically very low relative to other countries, consumers are becoming much more price sensitive. To attract them to a fuel pump means more than having the lowest price. It means crafting an ecosystem of in-demand services, and offering the consumer deals for those goods and services in exchange for loyalty points that can be redeemed for value. 
    Consumers are not just individuals but also fleet operators, such as Careem (an Uber-like service), taxis, and delivery services. Effective service programs for fleet operators drive a 90% penetration rate for loyalty programs. Better data allows for deeper segmentation of the consumer behaviour and drives more impactful insights into relevant partners for the eco system (such as hotels, travel, tourism, shopping experiences, and more). 
    Even in the future, if traditional fuel is not the anchor reason to visit the fuel station, the consumer may still visit for vehicle servicing, getting morning coffee, picking up groceries, and holding meetings. Which services they covet is revealed in the data collected by the ecosystem and co-brand information, which in turn drives the decisions for investing in new partners and other relevant services. 
    Tourists may even be courted via such loyalty programs by becoming the must-have app on the phone when visiting the UAE, which is a tourism hub for the region. 
    This is all revealed in this podcast conversation with Suryaveer Singh, the Head of Loyalty, CRM, and  Data Analytics for the YES Rewards program. 
    YES Rewards has digitized the fuel purchase loyalty card allowing for instant earn and burn capabilities, cross promotion across Fuel and Non-fuel brands, subscriptions for coffee, carwash, oil change, Digital receipts, and many other features. 
    Key to YES’s success is a unified customer experience using a highly capable technology platform. 
    The UAE, with its relatively small geography, wealthy citizens, high technology usage, and strong telecom networks, create a unique place to actualize a new relationship with the energy consumer. Nimble economies are best positioned to prepare the way for the electrification of transportation, the hydrogen highway, the sustainable fuel revolution, and the next generation energy consumer.
    Additional Tools & Resources:  🎓 Take my one day digital strategy training course for oil and gas:
    👉 https://www.udemy.com/course/digital-oil-and-gas/?referralCode=0161D4D49AB75735A185
    You might find this related article of interest!
    👉   https://digitaloilgas.substack.com/p/the-epic-contest-for-tomorrows-energy-customer
    Connect with Me! 🖥️ Blog series: https://digitaloilgas.substack.com/
    🎧 Podcast: https://geoffreycann.com/broadcast/
    📇 Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/training-digital-oil-gas/
    🤬 X: https://twitter.com/geoffreycann
    Contacts for Lectures and Keynotes:  I speak regularly on these and other topics. Contact me to book a brief call about your upcoming event needs. Click here 👉 https://geoffreycann.com/contact/
    Disclaimer:  The views expressed in this video are my own and do not constitute professional advice.

    • 32 min
    Turnaround Your Turnarounds: Five Success Tactics For Your Next STO Software Project

    Turnaround Your Turnarounds: Five Success Tactics For Your Next STO Software Project

    Description
    Turnarounds, shutdowns and outages in heavy industry are key processes for keeping industrial infrastructure running at peak performance. Some plants, such as oil refineries, will plan and execute annual turnarounds, during which time accumulated work orders are tackled, substantial repairs or upgrades are executed, and regular maintenance activities are executed. LNG facilities, which are processing a much simpler and cleaner commodity (natural gas), might only experience a turnaround every few years. 
    Outages can be both planned and unplanned. A planned outage is carefully scheduled so that teams can carry out routine maintenance or equipment inspections. Unplanned outages, which can be caused by fires, equipment failure, or even intense storms, require a more urgent, unplanned and more costly response. 
    The execution of these key processes (shutdowns, turnarounds, and outages or STO) is very different from normal operations. The workforce for STO is often contingent. Work planning is more demanding. Scheduling and coordination takes on a greater priority. The costs for STO can be exceptionally high, particularly considering the cost of lost production. 
    Needless to say, STO attracts specialized firms that focus on bringing best in class processes and practices to assist industrial companies improve their STO execution. In this interview, I speak with Ross Coulman, the Managing Director at IAMTech, a company at the forefront of innovative asset management and technology solutions. 
    For over twenty years, Ross has been leading the industry in simplifying complex industrial processes through cutting-edge technology and software solutions. His hands-on approach and deep understanding of the operational challenges faced by these sectors originated years ago when he first joined an industrial company on a temporary assignment, only to discover the extraordinary level of waste and inefficiency that can plague the industrial asset owner. 
    Ross is a regular speaker at industry conferences and events, where he shares insights on the future of asset management, digital transformation, and the importance of sustainable industrial practices.
    Additional Tools & Resources:  🎓 Take my one day digital strategy training course for oil and gas:
    👉 https://www.udemy.com/course/digital-oil-and-gas/?referralCode=0161D4D49AB75735A185
    You might find this related article of interest!
    👉    https://digitaloilgas.substack.com/p/transforming-oil-and-gas-turnarounds-using-digital/
    Connect with Me! 🖥️ Blog series: https://digitaloilgas.substack.com/
    📧 email: geoff@geoffreycann.com
     🎧 Podcast: https://geoffreycann.com/broadcast/
    📇 Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/training-digital-oil-gas/
    🤬 X: https://twitter.com/geoffreycann
    Contacts for Lectures and Keynotes:  I speak regularly on these and other topics. Contact me to book a brief call about your upcoming event needs. Click here 👉 https://geoffreycann.com/contact/
    Disclaimer:  The views expressed in this video are my own and do not constitute professional advice.
    Contacting the Guest:  
    Ross Coulman
    📹 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/iamtech_ltd/ 
    ❤️ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100063591369555
    📧 email: ross@iamtech.com
    📇 LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/35547656
    📇 LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/rosscoulman/
    🖥️ website: www.iamtech.com

    • 41 min
    Tailor-Made Tech: The Cost-Savvy Secret of Custom Code

    Tailor-Made Tech: The Cost-Savvy Secret of Custom Code

    In this episode, I’m in conversation with Serge Guzenko, Founder and CEO of Wezom, about custom code.
    With over 24 years of experience in the industry, Serge has led WEZOM to become an international IT company known for its innovative solutions and client-centric approach in developing custom code.
    Wezom is a global custom code business. I'm really interested in this niche and critical role of custom software development, particularly within the oil and gas industry. I start by asking Serge to explain the unique advantages of custom software. It's not obvious to oil and gas professionals, who view their businesses as generally undifferentiated, why they might value the flexibility and features that address the unique needs of the oil and gas sector.
    Custom solutions can be tailored to enhance operational efficiency, integrate with existing systems, and handle complex data management tasks that generic software often cannot. The discussion highlights several key factors to consider when opting for custom software, such as the specific operational needs of the company, unique requirements, and cost effectiveness.
    Serge points out areas within this sector that particularly benefit from custom solutions. We talk through cost of delivery, the need for ongoing maintenance, and the availability of skilled developers familiar with the industry’s nuances.
    Looking forward, Serges shares his view of the future of custom software development, featuring increased integration of AI tools that can further enhance the capabilities and efficiency of custom solutions. AI’s role in supporting coding work is only just starting.
    This episode not only highlights the persistent relevance of custom software development in a world dominated by generic ERP solutions but also illustrates its strategic importance in industries where customization can lead to significant competitive advantages and operational improvements.
    Serge is deeply passionate about his work and is dedicated to delivering exceptional results for his clients. Throughout his career, Serge has demonstrated strong leadership skills, overseeing a team of over 250 employees and delivering more than 1000 IT solutions for companies, enterprises, startups, and government entities. Wezom worked with projects of such companies as Metinvest, Aptiv, CooperHunter, and JohnDeer.
    Additional Tools & Resources:
     🎬 Go backstage and check out my studio: 👉 https://geoffreycann.com/resources/
    🎓 Take my one day digital strategy training course for oil and gas: 👉 https://www.udemy.com/course/digital-oil-and-gas/?referralCode=0161D4D49AB75735A185
    Connect with Me:
    🖥️ Blog series: https://digitaloilgas.substack.com/
    🎧 Podcast: https://geoffreycann.com/broadcast/
    📇 Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/training-digital-oil-gas/
    🤬 X: https://twitter.com/geoffreycann
    Contact for Lectures and Keynotes:
    I speak regularly on these and other topics. Contact me to book a brief call about your upcoming event needs.
    Click here 👉 https://geoffreycann.com/contact/
    Disclaimer:
    The views expressed in this video are my own and do not constitute professional advice.
    Connect with Serge:
    📇 LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sergey-guzenko-wezom/
    📇 LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/wezom/
    😡X: https://twitter.com/wezomcompany
    👨‍💻Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/wezom.company
    📸 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/wezom001/
    📸 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/wezom.company/
    Clutch - https://clutch.co/profile/wezom#summary
    Pinterest https://ru.pinterest.com/wezom_company/
    Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/@WEZOM_COMPANY
    👩🏻‍💻https://wezom.com/

    • 32 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
19 Ratings

19 Ratings

Thisgamerulestheworld ,

The Godfather of Digital Oil & Gas

The energy sector is going through a massive shift. The great energy transition won’t happen without new technology and innovation to help solve the problems it faces. Geoffrey knew this coming years ago, well before 2021 when it came to a head. He continues to be on the forefront helping educate and drive necessary change. These and his books are a must for anyone looking to stay ahead of the curve.

gutv28052780 ,

Insightful

Enjoy the podcast! Geoffrey provides insights on the many potential use cases for digital in oil and gas that are easy to follow.

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