GVF Press Release: Brazil Rising over new E&P SatComs Agenda Horizon


Brazil Rising over a new E&P SatComs Agenda Horizon

 GVF Oil & Gas Communications Conference Series Spotlights Rio for Fourth Regional Event


Wednesday, 2nd April 2014

LONDON – The GVF Oil & Gas Communications Brazil 2014: Big Oil, Big Data: The Deepwater Ocean Expanse conference (O&GCommsBrazil 2014) will take place at the Windsor Plaza Copacabana Hotel in Rio de Janeiro on 15th & 16th April 2014.

The conference brings the GVF-EMP Oil & Gas Communications Series to its 20th event, and to the fourth annual conference in the global Series to address the communications networking imperatives of the Brazilian region of the global ‘oil & gas patch’. The event programme – which will build on the successes of the previous three Rio de Janeiro conferences in 2011, 2012, and 2013 and of the previous 19 conferences of the entire global Series – is supported by Petrobras as well as being sponsored by Intelsat, Hughes, SES and Telespazio.

As at the above date the organisers have announced the latest updates to the conference programme which will feature speakers/panellists from Advantech Wireless, Arycom, Baker Hughes, Embratel, Gilat Satellite Networks, GVF Training, Hispamar, Hughes, Inmarsat, Intelsat, Petrobras, Schlumberger, SES, Signalhorn, StarOne, StatOil, Tesacom, Unisat, and Wineguard. Additionally, representatives of such other organisations as BT Global Services, KVH, Newtec America do Sul, O3b Networks, Orange Business Services, SatMex, and TIM Cellular have been invited to join the programme.

The conference programme will be jointly chaired/moderated by J.R. Cristóvam Nascimento, Chief Executive Officer, Unisat Engenharia de Telecomunicações & Correspondent/Chief Trainer for GVF in Brazil, and Martin Jarrold, Chief, International Programme Development, with GVF.

Commented Martin Jarrold, “Over two days of discussion, O&GCommsBrazil 2014 will examine the full range of satellite-based communications, and integrated satellite-terrestrial hybrid communications solutions, to which the oil & gas industry turns to play a vital role in providing the essential connectivity and access to vital applications.” 

Mr. Jarrold continued, “Mission critical operational success in the upstream exploration and production (E&P) environment is dependent on access to the most efficient ICTs, and to a wealth of sophisticated applications which generate massive volumes of disparate data in multiple formats (including GPS, acoustic, compass and other sensor data), that is rendered available to teams of geologists, geophysicists, drilling engineers, seismic data analysts, etc., who use the information for predictive analysis.”

Paul Stahl, Managing Partner of EMP added, “M2M communications is now a key connectivity focus for oil & gas E&P. Dialogues concerning the interface and synergy of Machine-to-Machine (M2M) communications and satellite communications will be included in conference discussions.”

Brazilian Government financial and other incentives, together with investments by foreign energy companies, have encouraged international technology companies to help take advantage of the opportunity presented by the potential of Brazil’s “Big Oil”. Of course as is now well recognized, with “Big Oil” has come “Big Data” – the specialism which focuses on solutions and services to store, manage, protect and analyze information extracted from the large volume of data generated by the oil industry, much of which is increasingly generated out of the rapidly expanding satellite communications/M2M interface.

The Rio de Janeiro list of applications and connectivity imperatives to be discussed will also include ICT aspects of: the enhanced application of satellite-based security provisions related to the use of “Cloud”-based data traffic networking; and, of great significance to the growth of “Big Oil” and “Big Data” in the region, the impact of the latest high-capacity, high-throughput, satellite technologies (HTS) on the communications solutions vital to hydrocarbons E&P, including, potentially, video streams from unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) on security patrol around isolated offshore installations.

Other themes to be explored in the conference panel dialogues will include:

Where’s the RoI? Offshore Communications, Global SatComs Trends & the South American Oil & Gas Patch || Satellite Latency: What Do Low and Medium Earth Orbit Satellites Bring to E&P? || The Visual Imperative in Oil & Gas: Where Video Meets E&P in Maintenance, Repair & Security Functions || Control, Monitoring & Asset Tracking: The SCADA & Beyond Application Dynamic in E&P || The Internet of Things in the O&G Satellite Communications Space || Optimizing E&P WANs: Managing Complexity in Data Transmission across the O&G Company from Field to Corporate || Satellite & Cyber-Security: Connectivity Integrity in the E&P Big Data Environment || E&P Business Mission Critical Links: Maintaining Oil & Gas Communications When Connectivity Fails & When Natural Phenomena Strike || Development, Deployment of Advanced Networking Communications Infrastructures to Realize Brazil’s Deepwater Reserves ||  Defining the Wireless World of the FPSO & Semi-Submersible Environment || Wasting Bandwidth, Wasting Money: Bandwidth Monitoring and Optimization in Oil & Gas Satellite Networks.

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