Oil & Gas Reinvented Community

Next steps for the Energy transition
Beside an introduction of the innovation program on System Integration and the new R&D call in the Topsector Energy we will share some practical experiences of oil and gas operators with connecting their oil and gas operations with renewable energy sources.
Participate in our Community Network and discuss on the challenges with a focus on system integration with the objective to learn about opportunities for collaborative innovation.

Date: 14.10.2015
Time: 13:30 -21:00
Location:   
 
Shell Technology Center Amsterdam, Grasweg 31, 1031 HW Amsterdam
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   Agenda:



   13:30
 
Arriving and check in
 
    14:00    
 
Word of Welcome, Compliance and Safety Instructions
Host Shell Netherlands
 
   14:10

Objectives Oil & Gas Community and goals working groups
Mr Rene Peters, Director Gas Technology, TNO
 
   14:30

Round table session Working groups
Robotic, Digital Oil & Gas field, LNG for transport and Offshore Energy
 
   16:00

Short Presentation outcome Working groups
by the Lead Working group managers
 
   16:30

Closing Afternoon sessions
Rene Peters
 
   16:45
Snacks and networking
 
   17:30

Welcome
Mr Ewald Breunesse Manager Energy Transition Shell Netherlands
 
    17:40

System Integration in Energy
Mr Jorg Gigler - Topsector Energy - TKI Gas - System Integration
 
    18:00

Energy in Transition, the challenges of the Oil & Gas Industry
Mr Hessel de Jong - Energy Futures - Shell
 
    18:20

Offshore Energy - Building a new energy infrastructure in the Northsea
Mr Thomas Donders - Senior Adviser Offshore NL - Tennet
 
    18:40





Interactive Panel Discussion "Innovative cooperation models for Energy Transition"
Mr Rene Peters - TNO
Mr Jorg Gigler - Topsector Energy
Mr Thomas Donders - Tennet
Mr Hessel de Jong - Shell
Mr Gert Bravenboer - Siemens
 
    19:30

Closing Remarks by Ewald Breunesse - Shell
Walking Dinner, networking
 
    21:00 Closing

Next steps for the Energy transition
The energy sector is facing a major change with an ever increasing share of renewable energy. At the same time fossil fuels will remain a key component in the energy system for the next decades to come, however playing a new role in securing supply of energy. With the end of easy oil and gas, the production should come from ever challenging environments under a changing geopolitical landscape. Technology plays an increasing role in realizing the challenges the energy sector is faced with.

Critical success factor is the speed in innovation. A successful approach in the acceleration of innovation is a collaborative approach. Collaboration between knowledge institutes, industries and government in innovation has proven to speed up innovation , new business models and closer cooperation with other markets such as the renewable market.

The necessary steps for this energy transition and secure our energy supply to use the business and technical opportunity to combine the fossil market and renewable market under “System Integration”.

Are you aware of the opportunities collaboration in the Oil & Gas sector can have for your company? Programs like the European Horizon2020 R&D program and Topsector policies in TKI Gas can be attractive for you as well as for the sector. System Integration has a specific focus in the 2015 innovation program and provides opportunities to develop a joint R&D agenda for the oil and gas sector in combination with renewable energy initiatives, such as offshore wind, geothermal energy, smart grids, energy storage, and others.

We will have an introduction of the innovation program on System Integration and the new R&D call in the Topsector Energy. Also some practical experiences will be shared of oil and gas operators with connecting their oil and gas operations with renewable energy sources Furthermore you can participate on our Community Network and discuss on the challenges with a focus on system integration with the objective to learn about opportunities for collaborative innovation.

We are looking forward to see you there!

Offshore Energy
With introducing significant volumes of renewable energy in the energy grid, the intermittency of the electricity generation is increasing. In order to balance the Electrical grid, more flexibility is introduced such as flexible demand, smart grids, energy conversion and energy storage. Gas van play a vital role in providing the security of supply of energy, and the Netherlands is in an excellent position to provide large scale energy storage facilities by using our depleted gas fields and salt caverns. In the future energy system, Underground Gas Storage of natural gas, N2, H2 or CO2 can provide the flexibility needed to provide energy on demand and store CO2 in the subsurface when required. In old salt caverns, both natural gas or air via Gas Storage or Compressed Air Energy Storage (CAES) can be stored to balance the energy ( also called Power Balancing ) and electricity system / grid.

Also offshore, renewable energy systems ( Tidal, Wind, Wave, Hydro Energy storage, Ocean Thermal Energy) for e.g. large scale wind parks on the North sea, in close proximity of depleted gas fields with an extensive pipeline network. A new electricity grid will be installed offshore including offshore transformation stations ( AC/AC, HV DC). This provides opportunities to seek combinations of offshore oil and gas production facilities and offshore wind parks. Think about supplying green power to platforms to enable compression to be installed without GHG emissions. Or reversely, provide gas-to-wire electricity from depleted gas fields to feed the electricity grid when there is no wind power. Or storing energy from wind parks subsurface when power to gas would become economic. Also in the area of installation, maintenance, logistics and facility sharing there are plenty of opportunities of collaboration between the offshore oil and gas sector and the upcoming offshore wind sector.

This working group seeks opportunities to support and speed up the necessary innovation to support the “Energy Transition” and reduction the environmental impact and further cost reduction in the complete supply chain. Trough collaboration on innovation on in the area of system integration between the oil and gas sector and the power sector, including maritime and innovative partners and business models. The opportunities for financing activities in this area are amongst others Topsector programs under Energy, such as TKI Gas and TKI Wind op Zee. A new innovation program TKI System Integration has been established within the Topsector Energy to develop tools and solutions for smart multi-commodity energy grids to enable security of supply. Also EU funds under the Horizon 2020 program can be mobilized when international partners are involved.

Digital Oil & Gas Field
In order to maximize the recovery factor of an oil or gas field, optimization of improved or enhanced recovery methods (IOR or EOR) and cost saving is required. But in order to optimize a field, the field performance has to be understood via an accurate model, the performance has to be monitored, and a control strategy has to be implemented on a field management or well performance level. For example, to increase the ultimate recovery % of an oil field with water flooding, the injection of water has to be optimized with respect to injection rate and location as a function of time, water breakthrough has to be monitored in the well as well as productivity per well, and the inflow has to be controlled by means of inflow control valves. Only when the field performance is understood with a detailed reservoir model which can be history matched, future performance can be optimized within the constraints present, such as processing equipment capacity.

The so called digital oil or gas field concept, also known as Smart Field, Digital Factory, Integrated Operations or Field of the Future, is based on applying innovative monitoring, Big data, intelligence data, modeling and optimization techniques in oil and gas fields.The success of this concept also depends on the level of integration of different disciplines in subsurface, facilities management and operation.

But it’s not only about control systems and measuring devices. Design, project execution and plant operation software also play a major role in these projects. Product Lifecycle Management (PLM), plays a mayor role in the execution of green field projects, brown field projects and operations of the plant solution for equipment data management, project and issue management and modular construction. Also integration in the supply chain and collaborative working (innovative business models and partner models) environments potentially and cost saving in the complete supply chain. It relates closely to the Industry 4.0 concept. This can remove adhoc or manual Global methods and help leapfrog projects into the 21st century which results in lower risk and cost but we need to cooperate with and involve the complete supply chain.

This working group seeks opportunities for collaboration on innovation in the area of digital oil and gas fields between the operator in the oil and gas sector and the supply industry, including academia and knowledge institutes. The opportunities for financing activities in this area are amongst others Topsector programs under Energy, such as TKI Upstream Gas and Industry 4.0 or the European Horizon 2020 program and or Joint Industry program.

Robotics / Unmanned Operation
Working in increasingly harsher environments, such as in the arctic, offshore and subsea, or in remote areas or extreme sour gas fields require more automation and remote operation. Furthermore, with decreasing number of expert staff available, remote operation enables optimization of the use of human capital employed. Automation in oil and gas enables remote operations and creates a safer working environment. Also in the area of maintenance and inspections, automation via robotics and application of drones can reduce the number of people involved and the associated risks significantly. Critical inspection components which are candidates for automated inspection are tank farms, refineries, LNG plants, pipelines , offshore structures, subsea systems, flare stacks, drilling facilities etc. Human machine interfaces however poses new challenges which needs other expertise. This can potentially be transferred from other sectors such as the space industry and the automotive industry.

The oil and gas industry has been working on shared research and development projects with the supply industry to develop robotic inspection tools, with a prime focus on developing the unmanned equipment, and secondary innovative inspection tools and sensors. A new joint innovation program PetroBot is proposed to further develop these tools.

This working group seeks opportunities for collaboration on innovation in the area of robotics for inspection and maintenance. Partners could be the operator in the oil and gas sector and the supply industry, including academia and knowledge institutes. The opportunities for financing activities in this area are amongst others Topsector programs under Energy, such as TKI Upstream Gas, Industry 4.0 or the European Horizon 2020 program and or Joint Industry program.

LNG for Transport
With the number of people on our planet growing and more of us living in cities, our roads, ports and airports are busier than ever. A range of vehicles and fuels will be needed to help meet this growing demand for transport. Although hybrid verhicle are increasingly finding its way to the market, this technology is yet only available for low duty vehicles and city transport. For heavy duty road transport, ships and trains electrification is not yet an option, and gas could be an attractive energy source to reduce the GHG emissions and local pollution by SOx, NOx and PM. In this way the transition of transport towards lower emissions and environmental footprint can be reached. Apart from a clean source for heavy duty transport, LNG can also be a clean solution for off grid gas supply and mobile power generation. In the future, A new Global market of LNG is emerging, with application of LNG to fuel clean mobility in road, rail and marine transport, with hubs for fuelling along roads or bunkering for ship transport for inland ships, ferries and cruise ships and short sea shipping.

A new logistic chain for LNG bunkering and fuelling is being developed which requires new regulations, new equipment for transfer and storage of LNG, new engine technology. The Dutch TKI Gas Working group is making innovation funding available to enable the development of small scale LNG applications in the Netherlands. But also in other countries in the EU and Global are activities in this field.

This working group seeks opportunities for collaboration on innovation in the area of Small Scale LNG Partners could be the operator in the oil and gas sector and the supply industry, including academia and knowledge institutes. The opportunities for financing activities in this area are amongst others Topsector programs under Energy, such as TKI Upstream Gas. LNG Platforms or the European Horizon 2020 program and or Joint Industry program..