Aberdeen Oilfield Connectivity Dialogue final line-up announced

The GVF-EMP Partnership has announced the final line-up of speakers for the partnership’s hydrocarbons vertical-focused satellite communications programme of 15th May 2019 – Oilfield Connectivity 2019: The Next Generation Digital Oilfield.Further details have also been announced for the next following Partnership programme, taking place on 13th June 2019, Cellular Backhaul 2019: Satellite and the 5G Journey.

Taking place in the City of Aberdeen – at the Marriott Hotel at Overton Circle in the village of Dyce – the Oilfield Connectivity 2019 programme will examine latest developments in the communications technologies, services and applications that are mission critical for the exploration and production connectivity ecosystem.

Martin Jarrold, Vice President for International Programme Development with GVF, commenting on the Aberdeen digital oilfield event, noted, “This will be the GVF-EMP Partnership’s 13th annual event dedicated to communications in the upstream oil ecosystem. Whilst this particular user vertical has its own unique demands on the ICT solutions ecosystem, for example related to big data and connectivity robustness, it is also engaged with broader satellite communications themes such as growth in high throughput satellite capacity, the emergence of low earth orbit constellations, and cyber security, to note only a few.”

The Cellular Backhaul 2019 programme will be embedded within the KNect365 5G World exhibition – the biggest 5G dedicated event in the world and a key component of the London Tech Week – at London’s Docklands ExCeL Centre. Paul Stahl, Executive Director of EMP (Century 21 Communications), commented, “The GVF-EMP backhaul agenda in London will be dedicated to exploring the current interaction between the satellite and wireless industries, the current and future growth of data traffic from mobile devices and how that will impact both cellular and satellite networks as they increasingly converge and integrate.” Mr Stahl added, “At no earlier point in the history of mobile communications is the success of the next generation of networking technologies so dependent upon the take-up of network services by industry vertical markets. This is clearly reflected in the qualitative nature of 5G, a quantum leap beyond the person-to-person communications focus of earlier generations of mobile and towards a device-to-device ecosphere.”

Oilfield Connectivity 2019 will comprise a series of presentation and panel discussion sessions featuring speakers from oil companies and academia, together with satellite technology solutions operators and vendors, and service providers. Supporting the 2019 programme are Corporate Sponsors Comtech EF Data, Hughes, Newtec, and iDirect, and Guest Sponsors C-COM Satellite Systems, Integrasys, and Marlink.

With a roundtable-style format, Cellular Backhaul 2019 – which is also supported by Corporate Sponsors Comtech EF Data, Hughes, Newtec, and iDirect, plus Associate Sponsors SES Networks and Gilat Satellite Networks, and also in association with Internet of Things World Europe/Tech XLR8 and Smart Transportation & Mobility – provides 5G World attendees a series of panels exploring the problems, risks and opportunities that exponential data traffic growth offers to both satellite and wireless industries and to the businesses that will rely on future integrated communications networks.


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