RFID in Energy, Mining and Construction
12 August › 8:45
Welcome to Country
Speaker: Marie Taylor, Proud Descendant, Whadjuk/ Barlardong Noongar People
12 August › 9:00
Welcome and Introduction
12 August › 9:15
Reducing Project Cost Through Smarter Construction
The cost of construction in Australia has continued to spiral upward in recent years, for a number of reasons. There are significant consequences of below-par construction productivity, particularly when overseas competition is growing. Investors seek opportunities with predictable outcomes, and will be drawn to other countries to conduct their business if they see a better playing field. The Australian manufacturing industry has suffered several recent setbacks, with factory closures and consequent unemployment. All economic signs point to the need for solutions that improve productivity. Learn why collaboration, best practices and innovative technologies, such as RFID, have enormous potential to boost productivity and improve the national competitive edge.
Speaker: Robert Edwardes, Executive VP of Development, Woodside Petroleum Ltd.
12 August › 10:00
Bechtel Deploys RFID to Bring Visibility and Cost Savings to Island Construction Projects
Using RFID technology to track materials as they move through a complex localized supply chain is helping Bechtel shorten cycle times, reduce costs and achieve transactional benefits during material-handling activities for the construction of three mega-sized industrial projects. The engineering, procurement and construction of three liquified natural gas (LNG) plants on Curtis Island, in Queensland, Australia—accessible only by water—represents the greatest concentration of Bechtel projects anywhere in the world. The three LNG projects sit side by side, with three separate owners, and all construction materials for these projects must be loaded onto transport ferries and moved across a harbor before reaching their intended final installation location. Learn how the use of an RFID solution was a key component of meeting the construction schedule. And find out how employing RFID technology for material management increased labor productivity, reduced indirect labor costs and improved work planning, resulting in efficient execution of the required construction work processes.
Speaker: Matthew Saunders, Procurement Operations Manager, Bechtel
12 August › 10:45
Networking Break in Exhibit Hall
12 August › 11:30
RFID in Petrobras Offshore Oil and Gas Logistics: Past, Present and Future
Brazilian multinational energy corporation Petrobras owns oil refineries and oil tankers, and is a major distributor of oil products. The company is a world leader in the development of advanced technology from deep and ultra-deep water oil production, with its research and development activities centralized at the Leopoldo Américo Miguez de Mello Research & Development Center (CENPES), located in Rio de Janeiro. Learn how the firm is testing the use of RFID technology, and what is planned for the future.
Speaker: Roberto Cruz, Coordinator, Logistics Technology Program, Petrobras
12 August › 12:15
Controlling Fly-In, Fly-Out Costs With RFID
A large resources industry company is deploying an easy-to-use manifest tool for use in fly-in, fly-out personnel movement. The implementation involves the use of a wristwatch-type RFID tag that enables a quick check-in of personnel prior to boarding and after the necessary safety screening. The system is providing the firm with a log of personnel entering or leaving the screening area, and creates an instantaneous printout of the personnel manifest that is handed over to the pilot. The logged data can be reviewed at any time, providing a reliable database of personnel movements that can be used by resource and transport companies alike. Learn how the system has the potential to pay for itself quickly by ensuring that safety is maintained without unnecessary delays that could occur through no-shows or screening errors.
Speaker: Henk deGraaf, Managing Director, Industrial Automation Group
12 August › 13:00
Lunch Break in Exhibit Hall
12 August › 14:45
How RFID Solutions Drive New Business Benefits
RFID hardware has become more reliable over the past few years, enabling companies to take advantage of RFID data in new and powerful ways. Software solutions are enabling firms to reengineer processes and deliver more value. Learn how businesses are leveraging these new capabilities.
12 August › 15:30
Enhancing Downhole Drilling Operations Via RFID
Oil and gas drilling requires RFID systems that are operable in the harshest environments and can overcome such issues as frequent extreme vibration, high pressure and temperature, harsh downhole fluids, and extended use and run times. Working collaboratively with Marathon Oil and PetroWell, Weatherford developed a drilling reamer that employs RFID technology to enable multiple, on-demand activations or deactivations any time during the drilling or tripping processes. To test activation or deactivation of a drilling reamer, a field trial was conducted on the Casey Edward well, drilled by Marathon Oil in North Dakota. The field trial, including a total of eight successful activations or deactivations, proved the tool operational. Learn how the drilling reamer reduces operating time, as well as risk, and how overall drilling efficiency is increased and development economics are improved.
Speaker: Alex Goodwin, Global Business Development Manager, Weatherford
12 August › 16:15
Networking Break in Exhibit Hall
12 August › 16:30
Logistics Company Uses RFID to Increase Operational Efficiency
Patrick, one of Australia's leading providers of port-related services to importers, exporters and shipping lines, has implemented a container-tracking system on a fleet of modified half-height containers that move copper concentrate from a mine to a port. The tags are read at the mine weighbridge, tracking the weight of each container, which is then picked up at the port by forklifts fitted with RFID readers and GPS receivers. Learn how the technology is being used to deliver real-time visibility into the location of the containers as they move around the port, enabling the firm to track exactly how much is loaded onto each ship.
Speaker: Dene Ladmore, Eastern Regional Manager, Patrick
12 August › 17:15
RFID Strategies and Best Practices for End Users in the Energy Industry
Despite its potential for driving business value, RFID creates significant demands on an organization. Learn how to minimize risks while increasing the likelihood of a well-executed project. From early-stage analysis through implementation, there are tools and methods that every corporate IT or project manager can use to ensure success.
12 August › 18:00
12 August › 18:15
Cocktail Reception in Exhibit Hall