Understanding the Impact of the Internet of Things in the Oil & Gas Industry

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Code IND01-101

Duration 2 Days

Format Classroom

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The Internet of Things is a relatively new term, and while often used, it is rarely understood. When it comes to the future of the oil and gas industry, it is clear that the Internet of Things will feature heavily to the point of reshaping the future landscape of operations in the field. It creates efficiencies and helps companies work smarter, meaning that upscaling and growth become a realistic possibility. 

In this course, delegates will explore and understand the Internet of Things and all of the terminologies that accompany it. One such term is the Industrial Internet of Things, and leaders and professionals within the gas and oil industry must have an understanding of these things. The benefits that the IIoT offers will enable challenges that have so far been unresolved to be addressed and rectified. Technology is the future, so developing these valuable digital skills will help career development and progression. You can become a technical expert and assist your company as they cultivate their new culture that includes the sustainability of digital transformation. 

During this course you’ll learn to:

  1. Demonstrate a complete understanding of IoT
  2. Understand non-human actions and communications
  3. Describe data creation from a non-human source
  4. To be confident on how IoT impacts the gas and oil industry
  5. Work with mapping IoT elements
  6. Use design models using logical information control
  7. To be confident with cloud computing and using elastic cloud
  8. Recognise the impact of increasing connectivity
  9. Construct an Industrial Internet of Things model
  10. Understand IIoT and optimise your design
  1. Oil and gas industry professionals interested in innovative technology
  2. Oil and gas industry professions involved in the adoption of IoT technologies within their companies
  3. Oil and gas industry technical professional 
  4. Oil and gas leaders from business and government 
  5. Leaders and professionals dealing with energy resources
  6. Educators of engineering and digital developments
  7. Researches working in digitalisation related to engineering
  8. Anyone looking to upskill for career progression in the gas and oil industry

Teaching takes place in a variety of settings including face to face in a classroom environment and will ensure that participants can expand their knowledge of the subject and increase their skill set. The course is delivered via various methods by a specialist tutor. This will include PowerPoint presentations, reviewing articles and other relevant materials, group or individual exercises and discussions. There may be some independent work set, and the course will involve a requirement to submit articles to demonstrate understanding and an end of course test. Note-taking is encouraged, and you are welcome to use electronic devices to do this.

The course manual will form part of the learning but give you references for the future. You are encouraged to ask questions and, if needed, spend time one to one with your tutor to go over any issues. During your time in the classroom, you will be able to network with peers in similar roles.

Course Content & Outline

1. What is the Internet of Things?

  • An overview of the Internet of Things (IoT) Technology
  • IoT current trends 
  • The architectural context of IoT
  • How cloud computing impacts operational strategies 
  • Understanding how machine-to-machine communication
  • Why digitally transformed compies have to increase transparency and traceability.


2. IoT Within the Gas and Oil Industry 

  • Gas and oil industry opportunities for operational technology
  • IT/OT convergence: integration of IT with operational technology systems
  • What are the implications of the Internet of Things?
  • What is a completely automated enterprise, and how is it evolving?
  • What behavioural aspects and organisational changes are needed 
  • How do we achieve excellence when a company has been digitally transformed?

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