2019 - PI World - San Francisco - Oil & Gas - Upstream
Blowout Preventer Monitoring (Shell,Accenture)
A blowout preventer (BOP) is pressure control safety equipment that is used during the drilling and completion of oil and gas wells. In the event of a loss of well control, the BOP serves as the final safeguard by shearing the drillstring and sealing the wellbore.
In 2014, Shell created a team tasked with deploying new processes and digital technologies to ensure the proper functioning of BOP's. Powered by the PI System, the BOP Reliability Application Suite brings maintenance and equipment failure information, machine learning analytics, and time-series data together in a single platform that has been recognized by the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement as an industry leading solution for ensuring BOP integrity.
Sebastian Boegershausen is a well engineer with Shell's deepwater exploration business. Over the last five years, he has spear-headed technology development for a Blowout Preventer monitoring program that has been recognized by industry peers and government regulators as leading the industry.
Zev Arnold is Accenture’s North America PI Practice lead and an OT (Operational Technology) practitioner in Accenture’s Industry X.0 practice. In his career, he has helped his clients make improvements in performance and integrity, and helped secure their license to operate.