The increasing demand for energy and fossil fuels is leading oil operators to seek offshore production in reservoirs far from the coast and in hostile environments. At the same time, new technologies for drilling, measurement, processing and automation are being developed opening up new opportunities for oil production and optimization. The effective use and integration of these emerging technologies during the oil field exploitation depend on the academic and industrial research.
To this end, the 2nd IFAC Workshop on Automatic Control in Offshore Oil and Gas Production will bring together equipment and service supplier companies, oil operators, and academia in a forum where practitioners and scientists will present their ideas and recent developments. It is hoped that the discussions and exchanges will lead both industry and academia to more closely cooperate towards better practices for the exploitation of offshore oil fields.
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Focus on offshore production technology
The focus of the meeting will be on instrumentation, control, automation and optimization applied to offshore oil and gas production. Application areas of interest include:
- Subsea technology
- Measurement systems for well, subsea and surface processes
- Automated well drilling
- Autonomous and robotic systems
- Production optimization
- Integrated operations and logistics
- Plantwide and advanced control
- Environmental issues and safety instrumented systems
The workshop will be held at the Majestic Palace Hotel near downtown Florianópolis, the capital and second largest city of Santa Catarina state in the Southern region of Brazil. This event is organized by both the Brazilian Society of Automation and Control (SBA) and the International Federation of Automatic Control (IFAC).
More information on www.ifac-oilfield.ufsc.br.