2018 - PI World - Barcelona - Academic Symposium
SIRIUS: Collaboration across the Digital Divides in the Oil and Gas Supply Chain
This paper describes how we have succeeded in setting up industry-university collaboration in SIRIUS, a centre for research-based innovation on digitalisation in the oil and gas industry. Funded through the Norwegian Research Council's programmes for centres of excellence, SIRIUS consists of researchers from two of Norway's largest universities and the University of Oxford. The industry partners represent the ecosystem of companies in the oil and gas industry, with one major operator, a major oil service company, and a set of vendor companies who specialize in different aspects of digitalisation. OSISoft is one of these companies. We will present the challenges and opportunities offered by such centres for three-way collaborative research between end-users, vendors and academia. We will use examples from current projects that explore the next generation of data science and asset framework innovations.
University of Oslo
David Cameron is the Centre Coordinator for the SIRIUS Centre for Scalable Data Access at the University of Oslo. He is a Chemical Engineer with 30 years of industrial experience in the metals, chemicals and petroleum industries. His technical specialization is the application of simulation to the optimization of operations. He has worked in applied research, strategy and development management roles in BHP Billiton, Norsk Hydro, Kongsberg Group and then in consulting and senior business development roles related to the internet of things in IBM and Sopra Steria. He earned his doctorate in simulator-based process analytics from the University of Cambridge.