Offshore Europe

September 5 - 8, 2017 | AECC, Aberdeen, UK - Siemens Oil + Gas Booth #5D30
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Welcome to OE 2017

Discover Your Untapped Assets

Siemens is an engineering and industrial equipment manufacturer, with deep electrification and automation expertise, that provides products and solutions for onshore, offshore and deep-sea applications. Visit booth #5D30 to learn how we also can optimize those assets through digitalization - data analytics and software - that turn data into value.

The New Age of Oil and Gas Requires Smart Technologies and Sustainable Solutions

The current oil price environment is forcing major change and difficult decisions within the oil and gas industry. New operating models and approaches that improve CAPEX and OPEX are required to respond to short- and mid-term market supply and demand dynamics. Yet the longer-term need for sustainable solutions that bolster safety and environmental performance also remains an evergreen priority. From drill pad to refinery, Siemens helps operators achieve this unique balance through a spectrum of upstream, midstream and downstream technological innovations and solutions.


Digital Dialogues

Throughout the show, our experts will share Siemens’ depth of experience in operational and informational technology and how it can benefit your business – from automated process analysis to seamless data integration, remote monitoring, preemptive maintenance, and simulated training. 

Digitalization for O&G – Topsides 4.0

Learn how Siemens’ life cycle digitalization solutions create an intelligent digital twin of the topsides that delivers shorter time to stable operation and lower operating cost. See how we develop the intelligent digital twin as we deliver the project and hear an example of how we used digitalization for faster start-up and reduced offshore manning.

Related demonstration: Magic Lens – Augmented reality

Available Sessions: 

  • Tuesday, September 5 – 12:00pm
  • Wednesday, September 6 – 3:00pm
  • Thursday, September 7 – 1:30pm

Speaker:  Elgonda la Grange

Elgonda la Grange is Director for Digital Solutions for the Dresser-Rand business, part of Siemens Power & Gas. In this role, she is responsible for life cycle digitalization solutions for offshore oil and gas production, drawing on the capabilities of the Dresser-Rand business and the broader Siemens business. Elgonda joined the Dresser Rand business in January 2017. Prior to that she was Director of Marketing and Strategy for the Advanced Solutions business in Honeywell Process Solutions, where she was responsible for defining their software portfolio for process and business optimization. She began her career developing dynamic process simulators for operator training and since then has held various roles in operations, sales, business development, and general management, all related to value-added software for the Oil & Gas industry

Simulation optimizes commissioning and improves operator training

One of the most critical phases of any automation project is commissioning. Many factors can result in significant delays. Software testing can take longer than planned. Undocumented requirements lead to missing functionality and to additional programming on site. This results in increasing pressure on the delivery and commissioning team resulting in delays, cost overruns and diminished project quality. Effective use of state-of-the-art simulation tools can address all of these challenges and significantly reduce commissioning time to help ensure successful project delivery.

Simulation also provides an ideal platform for operator training by generating realistic scenarios and process dynamics to put operators through their paces. Digitalization makes simulation easy to generate and maintain though the lifecycle with direct interfaces to plant engineering and automation to ensure all are in sync at any point of usage.

Related demonstration: Virtual reality digital twin in PCS 7

Available Sessions:

  • Tuesday, September 5 – 12:30pm
  • Wednesday, September 6 – 11:00am
  • Thursday, September 7 – 2:00pm

Speaker: Sam Powell

Sam Powell is a Business Development Manager for the Simatic PCS 7 business and joined Siemens in December 2016. Sam has 16 years’ experience and has been in various roles with the end user and supplier during that time. Previous positions include roles in Instrumentation/Electrical, Commissioning and DCS engineering before moving into sales in 2012.

Siemens Digital Solutions for Oil & Gas Applications – discover your untapped assets

Discover how data – an all-too-often untapped resource in the oil & gas industry – helps operators enhance efficiencies and decrease costs. Specifically, Siemens combines a comprehensive software suite, in-depth product and automation knowledge and extensive data analytics expertise to optimize the management of critical, physical assets, from pre-feed through lifecycle operations and maintenance. Presenters will discuss several case studies that highlight another common denominator of our digital offering: strong partnerships that enable us to build effective solutions around customers’ specific needs.

Related demonstration: Siemens software suite (PLM, COMOS, CD-adapco); myAdvisor

Available Sessions:

  • Tuesday, September 5 – 11:30am
  • Wednesday, September 6 – 2:30pm
  • Thursday, September 7 – 1:00pm

Speakers: Jan Pawlewitz and Nigel Sams

Jan Pawlewitz leads a team for Global Accounts EPCs and Owners/Operators in oil & gas, chemical, and petrochemical for COMOS Plant Engineering and Operation Software. Jan began his career in a mid-size software company based in Germany, where he held several management positions in Sales, Service and Business Development. He joined Siemens in 2009 as the Head of Business Development for COMOS Software. In July 2010 , Jan assumed responsibility for the COMOS Software Business in greater China and APAC. He has more than 25 years of experience in the oil & gas and process industries with regard to engineering and operations around the world.

Nigel Sams is responsible for Global Business Development and Sales within oil & gas and is part of Siemens Industry Software organization. As a qualified mechanical engineer, he has more than 20 years’ involvement in various industries and has specialized in the oil & gas industry since 1990. For the last 15 years, he was involved in the software solutions industry and has held various roles within recognized companies. He is part of Siemens Digitalization team and is based in Stavanger, Norway. 

Electrification and Digitalization on the Seabed – Siemens Subsea

Demand for power and data subsea is increasing and Siemens is ready to meet this demand with our subsea portfolio. As the subsea industry increasingly focuses on long-distance tiebacks, subsea processing and pipeline heating to reduce topside equipment and its associated costs, this requires more power subsea. Siemens can meet this challenge with the Subsea Power Grid. Additionally, more subsea equipment increases the need for subsea data. Siemens has a range of connector and sensor products and the DigiGrid open architecture control system to fulfill this demand.

Related demonstration: Animation demonstration

Available Sessions:

  • Tuesday, September 5 – 2:00pm
  • Wednesday, September 6 – 12:30pm
  • Thursday, September 7 – 11:00am

Speakers: Paul Robson and Ryan Gordon 

Paul Robson is a Global Key Account Manager in Siemens Subsea based in the UK, with nine years’ experience working in subsea oil & gas. Paul has a background in subsea power and controls connectors working in project delivery and sales positions as part of the Tronic connectors company prior to it becoming part of Siemens Subsea in 2012. Paul now has responsibilities in sales for all of Siemens subsea portfolio, including the Subsea Power Grid, and DigiGrid open controls system.

Ryan Gordon, Global Account Manager in Siemens Subsea, has more than eight years’ experience working in the subsea industry. He has held multiple roles in Siemens Subsea in addition to positions at Oceaneering and Subsea7. Based out of Aberdeen and originally from the Bennex business which Siemens acquired, Ryan has knowledge in subsea electrical and hydraulic equipment, and experience in project management, engineering, manufacturing, and sales. Prior to joining the subsea industry, Ryan spent more than 10 years working on electrical and mechanical equipment in the Armed Forces. Ryan can advise on all parts of Siemens subsea portfolio.

Digitalization Deployed – Ivar Aasen Field Development

This session will illustrate, through a North Sea case history, how applying condition-based maintenance protocols, advanced monitoring technologies and interpretive expertise can optimize the maintenance of mission-critical equipment and reduce headcount in offshore environments. Condition monitoring is a data-driven approach to optimizing equipment maintenance schedules. Applied in offshore environments, condition monitoring can significantly reduce the number of personnel required on platforms, as well as the associated costs.

Related demonstration: PCS7 (Automation) + Media Center: conditionbased monitoring for rotating equipment, valves, process, electrical equipment, and instrumentation and automation

Available Sessions:

  • Tuesday, September 5 – 1:30pm
  • Wednesday, September 6 – 12:00pm
  • Thursday, September 7 – 3:00pm

Speaker: Edmund Knutsen

Edmund Knutsen Product Lifecycle Manager for Digitalization, Offshore Solutions at Siemens has more than 30 years of experience designing and engineering automation solutions for applications in oil & gas, as well as a variety of other industries. He has also developed extensive expertise in digital solutions, with a focus on condition and performance monitoring to improve maintenance of critical assets. Edmund is a Field Development Project Member of the International Electromechanical Commission’s recently established Working Group for Condition Monitoring. He holds a Master of Science degree (MSc) in power electronics from the University of Trondheim (NTNU).

Cybersecurity – the need for the secure oilfield

The oil & gas industry is increasingly recognizing the importance of including cybersecurity as part of its risk calculus. In fact, cybersecurity – together with the Environment, Health, and Safety (EHS) and terrorism – has become a top-three concern for most oil & gas executives. This session will focus on the state of the oil & gas industry’s readiness and Siemens’ latest developments to help bridge that gap.

Related demonstration: Cybersecurity demonstration

Available Sessions:

  • Tuesday,  September 5 – 3:00pm
  • Wednesday, September 6 – 1:30pm
  • Thursday, September 7 – 12:00pm


Speaker: Ryan Moody

Ryan Moody is a Senior Manager in Global Cyber Strategy for Siemens. He helps set the strategic direction, develop new products and services and accelerate growth for the Siemens industrial security business worldwide. His 17 years of experience exclusively in oil & gas, includes subsea drilling equipment, subsea production equipment and controls systems. Previous roles include business segment management, engineering management, product management, strategy, and engineering. Ryan has a B.S. degree (Mechanical Engineering) from Texas A&M University and an MBA from the University of Houston.

Optimize rotating equipment with myAdvisor

myAdvisor is a service that lets you evaluate your Siemens turbines and compressors. This session will demonstrate how myAdvisor can make recommendations for the complete fleet, not only individual units, improving utilization and efficiencies.

Related demonstration: myAdvisor on computer


Available Sessions:

  • Tuesday, September 5 – 2:30pm
  • Wednesday, September 6 – 1:00pm
  • Thursday, September 7 – 11:30am

Speaker: Loukas Koutsoyiannis

Loukas Koutsoyiannis is a Commercialization Manager in the Power Generation Services industry, helping Siemens clients find new and exciting ways to bring value through modernizations and upgrades. He studied Mechanical Engineering at the University of Lincoln where he held a Siemens scholarship and graduated with a 1st class Honors. He then moved on to join the Siemens Graduate Program gaining wide experience in the rotating equipment industry. He is a member of the digitalization initiative within Siemens and is working towards making the 4th Industrial Revolution a reality. 

Making digital real

This Session will cover Siemens’ digital innovation and approach to resolve customer challenges and improve the productivity and efficiency of customer assets and processes in oil & gas and power generation. It will also demonstrate how Siemens collaborates with customers and uses digitalization and data to deliver service and create value for customers.

Related demonstration: Services; myAdvisor

Available Sessions:

  • Tuesday, September 5 – 11:00am
  • Wednesday, September 6 – 2:00pm
  • Thursday, September 7 – 12:30pm

Speaker: Loukas Koutsoyiannis

Loukas Koutsoyiannis is a Commercialization Manager in the Power Generation Services industry, helping Siemens clients find new and exciting ways to bring value through modernizations and upgrades. He studied Mechanical Engineering at the University of Lincoln where he held a Siemens scholarship and graduated with a 1st class Honors. He then moved on to join the Siemens Graduate Program gaining wide experience in the rotating equipment industry. He is a member of the digitalization initiative within Siemens and is working towards making the 4th Industrial Revolution a reality. 

Introducing Siemens MindSphere

Without the right infrastructure and personnel for large-scale data management, implementing the benefits of data-driven intelligence will be limited. This session explores the benefits of cloud-based solutions, with a focus on MindSphere, Siemens cloud-based, open IoT platform. MindSphere helps end users and OEMs monitor globally distributed assets (machines, plants and processes), access existing data analysis applications and use developer tools to build their own applications and dashboards.

Related demonstration: Siemens software solutions

Available Sessions:

  • Tuesday, September 5 – 1:00pm
  • Wednesday, September 6 – 11:30am
  • Thursday, September 7 – 2:30pm

Speaker: Barry Stott

Barry Stott is an Account Development Manager (Oil & Gas) for Siemens Digital Factory & Process Drives division and joined Siemens in February 2016. Barry has more than 10 years’ experience in the oil & gas sector and is based in Aberdeen. In his role, he is responsible for Siemens oil & gas portfolio in the UK (primarily based in Aberdeen) with a focus on automation, controls, instrumentation, and motors and drives

Main Topics

Digitalization, Automation and Electrification

Using Data to Enhance Oil and Gas Operations

For oil and gas companies, optimizing performance at every process step – and over the entire value chain – is paramount. Health, safety, security and the environment (HSSE), improved cost management, operational flexibility and accelerated time to market are key performance metrics. Siemens offers powerful software solutions for smarter data usage – from automated process analysis to seamless data integration, remote monitoring, preemptive maintenance, simulated training, and ultimately, better decisions.


Supporting Offshore Clients by Automating their Processes

Siemens software solutions cover all of the main applications for offshore drilling and production, for the entire lifecycle of equipment and assets. This includes control and automation systems complete with emergency shutdown and fire and gas systems as well as instrumentation packages. Our comprehensive automation offering is based on the market leading SIMATIC hardware and software that integrates process control and safety applications into a single platform.

Oil and gas automation technology

Integrated Offshore Production and Processing Solutions

In hostile offshore environments, power stability is essential for successful operation. System outages due to power failures or even minor disturbances in the power supply can have severe consequences. Our TIP solutions can help ensure reliable power and equipment availability while addressing space needs, maintenance, and investment or personnel costs. The Siemens TIP portfolio includes products, solutions and services for all voltage levels, areas of application, and lifecycle phase.

Oil and gas electrification 

Exhibits in Detail

Products and Solutions for Offshore Applications