BP, an Oil and Gas supermajor, has been at the forefront of the Digital Transformation and IIoT revolution specifically targeting improvements in reliability and safety of their global oil and gas production assets. In their journey, they have uncovered the major obstacle of continuously organizing and managing time-series data with operating conditions which can delay their ability to achieve their goals. Like most, BP has been very active in exploring how to accelerate the delivery of significant value opportunities across their organization.
In this session, BP will share specific examples of how they sped up the design and deployment of multiple OSIsoft PI Asset Framework models through software. BP was able to create numerous hierarchies to support the various analytics use cases and applications leveraging PI AF. The resulting hierarchies incorporate instrumentation, maintenance, and other operations critical datasets saving months of manual effort.
Steve is part of the Global Operations Organization, the functional organization supporting BP Upstream’s Operational Excellence agenda. He has 37 years of industry experience, 32 of those working in oil and gas. He started his career in the Nuclear Navy then moved into refining where he worked as a Maintenance Engineer, Inspection Manager, Procurement Manager, and Turnaround Execution Leader at a Mobil refinery. In the mid 1990s, Steve worked on a small team to develop and deploy Mobil’s first reliability program. Following Exxon’s acquisition of Mobil, he became the leader reliability program for the downstream based in the central engineering center. From there, he moved into site leadership roles including Engineering Manager and Technical Manager and eventually moved into executive leadership of maintenance and reliability at the corporate level working for HOVENSA (Hess) and for Peabody Energy (coal mining), and most recently BP as VP Reliability and Maintenance for Global Operations in Upstream.