Opportunities for optimisation in oil and gas – Biarri EMI at AMSI Optimise 2019

Biarri EMI has joined forces with the Australian Mathematical Sciences Institute to bring you AMSI Optimise 2019. The conference will be held at the Hyatt Regency Perth from 17-21 June and will focus on optimisation as an increasingly crucial field for industry to drive growth and profitability.

Now in its third year, AMSI Optimise brings together industry leaders from the natural resources sector, academic experts and the nation’s current postgraduate talent. The event provides a platform to understand industry drivers and foster research collaborations, connecting business with Australia’s future workforce. The themes of the 2019 conference are mining, oil & gas, agriculture and water.

AMSI Optimise 2019 will comprise a three-day industry-focused conference, followed by a two-day research workshop. The symposium features expert and end-user talks, international guest speakers, collaboration showcases, industry challenge sessions and tutorials, including a presentation entitled “Opportunities for optimisation in oil and gas and considerations for uptake” from Biarri EMI CEO Dan Sutherland.

Oil and Gas currently account for over 50% of the world’s energy demand, and according to the IEA World Energy Outlook, this demand will continue beyond 2040. In fact, gas demand is expected to be the only fossil fuel to substantially increase over the coming years becoming the largest fuel in the global energy mix. These trends highlight the importance of efficiency in gas supply.

Given the ever-increasing pressure from global competitors, the need for improved efficiency is more important than ever. Accessing the insights held within organisations, data drives the ability to assess, react, and shift priorities. Given the huge volumes of data and its complexities, this talk will focus on opportunities for mathematical optimisation in gas, primarily focusing on upstream gas production.

“During the presentation, we will deep-dive and focus on optimisation opportunities across both developing and operating projects, and core and auxiliary functions. Finally, I will finish with some considerations for the optimisation community on uptake and implementation of algorithms” – Dan Sutherland.

If you are interested in hearing from sixteen international and domestic thought leaders, and learning about the future of mathematical optimisation in the mining, oil & gas, agriculture and water sectors, register for AMSI Optimise 2019 here.


About Dan Sutherland

Dan uses the power of mathematics to deconstruct and predict patterns and changes in business process and activity focusing on improving operational efficiencies of machinery, schedules, people rostering and equipment maintenance. As CEO, Dan has consulted and overseen successful projects in the resources sector using mathematics as the driving force to optimise:

  • Short interval control and shift planning for Newcrest Mining
  • People and activity scheduling at large scale high capital assets for Origin EnergyShell, and Santos
  • Cross-industry people rostering to proactively manage the movement and rosters of people for Harmony Gold, Origin Energy, and BMA
  • Asset auto design for intensive capital projects including the design of Coal Seam Gas (CSG) and Conventional Gathering Networks
  • Further strategic and operational analytics projects for international companies, such as BP, Shell, Santos, Newcrest, Harmony Gold and more.
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