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Implementing IoT in Upstream Oil and Gas
A 16-minute discussion with Ed Abbo, President and CTO of C3 — a leading software technology innovator in digital transformation through use of predictive and prescriptive analytics to improve upstream oil and gas operations.
Ed has over 30 years of I/T and controls experience, with numerous successful deployments of large-scale AI and IoT applications in both the power and oil and gas industries.
In this podcast, he presents successful case studies with multi-hundred million-dollar benefits. He then covers what it takes to successfully implement AI and IoT at scale across an enterprise.
Topics for discussion:
- Step-function technology tools that are available today.
- A power grid example of a truly complex, real-time application of IoT.
- Successful digital oilfield projects that improved reliability in production operations.
- Their technology platform to manage multiple inputs to machine learning algorithms.
- The role of executive leadership as business workflows need to be altered.
- Differences in big data algorithms versus traditional engineering models.
- IoT and data analytics is a transformational opportunity for the upstream.
About the Experts
Ed Abbo is President and Chief Technology Officer at C3, which provides an AI and IoT software platform-as-a-service to power enterprise digital transformations. Mr. Abbo leads C3’s strategy and execution, including technology direction, innovation, and customer success.
Prior to C3, Mr. Abbo was Senior Vice President at Oracle Corporation, where he was responsible for its application products. Prior to joining Oracle in 2006, he was Senior Vice President of Engineering and Chief Technology Officer for Siebel Systems.
Mr. Abbo earned a Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering from Princeton University.
Marty is President of EKTinteractive in Houston. He is currently producer-director for Oil-101, our popular, mobile-ready series on “How the oil & gas industry works” that covers upstream, midstream and downstream operations fundamentals.
The EKTinteractive learning community is continually updated on important topics with podcasts from industry experts.
He brings 30 years upstream and downstream management experience with Schlumberger, Superior Oil-Mobil, Wilson Industries and Exxon.
He has been a consultant to U.S. and international oil and gas and companies since 1986, including 13 years with PriceWaterhouseCoopers.
Like many of his team, Marty is active in the SPE and often presents at industry forums.
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