SPE Monthly Meeting - Mar 2021
“The Future of Energy” by Pairoj Kaweeyanun – President, Chevron Thailand Exploration and Production, Ltd.
March 18, 2021  ·  The Landmark Hotel

Abstract

Recent years have witnessed the emergence of AI & Robotics technologies at a rapid pace. Robots are now significantly more advanced and intelligent, being deployed in a diverse range of functions not dreamed possible a few years ago.

Several Operators have pioneered the incorporation of AI & Robotics technology into their operations. This presentation summarizes the associated development path of an Asian NOC’s approach, originating via an informal robotics club of like-minded engineers and management, evolving into one of the organization’s most business-critical R&D subsidiaries in a few short years. It recounts the pursuit of a mission to become an innovation platform leveraging cutting-edge AI and & Robotics technologies. The creation of smart solutions to business challenges in primarily the Exploration & Production domain are discussed, including air, land, and sea applications.
Three distinct robotic systems have been developed from conceptual models into full operational prototypes addressing E&P requirements: an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV), an Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV), and a Subsea Flowline Control & Repair Robot (SFCR). These help to service facilities in areas considered high-risk and high-cost and have demonstrated promising benefits in the adoption of such technologies into operations.

Connecting capabilities and experiences with operational demands, particularly with respect to safety, efficiency, and economics, has resulted in numerous projects, frequently in collaboration with various partners worldwide. Addressing various practical applications and progressing from conceptual design through field trials to final commercialization, these AI & Robotics inventions are becoming increasingly evident across our offshore and onshore operations, and indeed within the E&P industry globally.



Notice!

Since 2013, SPE Thailand has 100% subsidized Members attendance fees at our Monthly Meetings.   Owing to reduced sponsorship income (driven largely by lower E&P activities in recent years), we will be revising the monthly meeting fees for all categories commencing in September 2018. Note that the fees for Members will still be significantly subsidized, hence we would encourage all Non-Members to consider joining SPE.





Agenda
Thursday, March 18
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
6:00 PM - 6:15 PM
6:00 PM - 6:15 PM
6:15 PM - 6:20 PM
6:15 PM - 6:20 PM
6:20 PM - 7:00 PM
6:20 PM - 7:00 PM
7:00 PM - 7:15 PM
7:00 PM - 7:15 PM
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