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Welcome to OTC 2017

Discover Your Untapped Assets

Siemens is an engineering and industrial equipment manufacturer, with deep electrification and automation expertise, that provides products and solutions for onshore, offshore and deep-sea applications. Visit booth #4361 to learn how we also can optimize those assets through digitalization - data analytics and software - that turn data into value. 

The New Age of Oil and Gas Requires Smart Technologies and Sustainable Solutions

The current oil price environment is forcing major change and difficult decisions within the oil and gas industry. New operating models and approaches that improve CAPEX and OPEX are required to respond to short- and mid-term market supply and demand dynamics. Yet the longer-term need for sustainable solutions that bolster safety and environmental performance also remains an evergreen priority. From drill pad to refinery, Siemens helps operators achieve this unique balance through a spectrum of upstream, midstream and downstream technological innovations and solutions.

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Digital Dialogues

Visit us at booth #4361 to learn how Siemens depth of experience in operational and information technology can benefit your business. 

Reduce downtime on your drives and rotating equipment by using your drive train's data to increase operational transparency and response times in case of an incident or failure. Hear specific examples of how our remote monitoring services help you realize the full value of your data – securely and from anywhere.


Speaker: Alfred Cheng


Available Sessions: 

  • Monday, May 1 - 10:00 AM 
  • Tuesday, May 2 - 3:00 PM 
  • Wednesday, May 3 - 12:30 PM 


Speaker Bio:


Albert Cheng is a Senior Product Engineer for Drive Train Analytics at Siemens Industry Services, part of the Digital Factory Division in the US. Since 2011, Albert has held various roles within Siemens, including Operations Engineer, Customer Service Product Engineer, and Serviceability Manager.  In his current role, he is the core development team member for Drive Train Analytics and brings expertise in customer service, product development and business modeling.


He earned a Bachelor's of Science  in Mechanical Engineering from University of California Berkeley and a Masters of Engineering from University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Even the smallest fluctations in power supply can harm process steps in hostile offshore environments. This dialogue highlights how you can ensure day-to-day reliability, equipment availability, and the highest power quality with proven and robust Totally Integrated Power solutions that are safe, flexible, and cost-efficient - over the entire lifecycle. 


Speakers: Luis Toledo and Mark Egbuonu


Available Sessions: 

  • Monday, May 1 - 10:30 AM 
  • Tuesday, May 2 - 3:30 PM 
  • Wednesday, May 3 - 1:00 PM 


Speaker Bios:

Luis Toledo is an electrical engineer with 15+ years of experience in Energy Management. He joined Siemens in 2004 and since then, Luis has been working in different positions throughout Latin America and the United States.  Supported by his background in Project Management, Sales and Marketing, Luis is part of Siemens Digital Grid team in Houston, TX as Business Development Manager.


Mark Egbuonu is a Business Development Manager for Siemens Energy Management, Digital Grid business. He is responsible for driving the adoption and growth of Siemens substation automation products and services. 


Mark is based out of Houston, TX and has over ten years of experience working with many local and global organizations, providing them successful solutions for projects along the power generation, transmission and distribution value chain. 

Discover how data—an all-too-often untapped resource in the oil and gas industry—helps operators enhance efficiencies and decrease costs. Specifically, Siemens combines a comprehensive software suite, in-depth product and automation knowledge, and extensive data analytics expertise to optimize the management of critical, physical assets, from pre-feed through life cycle operations and maintenance. Presenters will discuss several case studies, which highlights another common denominator of our digital offering: strong client partnerships that enable us to build effective solutions around their specific needs.  


Speakers: Jan Pawlewitz,  Bruce Bailie, John Nixon, and Bryant Hendricks 


Available Sessions: 

  • Monday, May 1 - 11:00 AM, 12:00 PM 
  • Tuesday, May 2 - 12:30 PM 
  • Wednesday, May 3 - 12:00 PM, 1:30 PM 


Speaker Bios: 

Jan Pawlewitz currently heads a team for Global Accounts EPC’s and Owner Operator in Oil & Gas, Chemical, Petrochemical for COMOS Plant Engineering and Operation Software. Starting his career in a mid-size software company based in Germany on several management positions like sales, service and business development he joined Siemens in 2009 as the Head of Business Development for COMOS Software. In July 2010 he took over the responsibility for the COMOS Software Business in Greater China and APAC. He has more than 25 years experience in Oil & Gas and Process Industry regarding Engineering and Operation around the world. 


Bruce Bailie is a Director of Digital Solutions at the Dresser-Rand business, part of Siemens Power & Gas. He has extensive experience in the process industry, working across many vertical markets and with a particular focus on software solutions. Prior to joining Dresser-Rand he was responsible for global operations of the advanced solutions business at Honeywell International. Bruce is currently engaged in developing MindSphere solutions for the new technologies developed by the Dresser-Rand business so that the new units will be delivered digitally enabled and ready for connection to the Siemens cloud based IoT operating system.


John Nixon is a Senior Director focused on Global Strategy for Energy & Utilities. He is responsible for developing and executing the strategic plan to grow and expand business, and shape Siemens PLM Software product development priorities, technologies, and portfolio investments. John has 24+ years of experience in global strategy, business development and project management in Eastern Europe, China, and North America, in energy, mining, oil and gas, wastewater and environmental reclamation. He has been awarded patents for pipeline repair technologies and has served on several boards for energy startups and the National Corrosion Center. John is based in Houston, TX.


He has a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from Texas A&M University. He holds certifications from the Project Management Institute (PMP) and ASQ International (CMQ\OE).

The “lower-for-longer” market environment requires innovative solutions to reduce costs while improving product performance.  Using physics-based simulation, the performance digital twin allows engineers to evaluate and improve equipment performance.  This presentation highlights how this technology is being applied in subsea equipment design, as well as the latest developments in Virtual Reality visualization.


Speaker: Alex Read


Available Sessions: 

  • Monday, May 1 - 11:30 AM
  • Tuesday, May 2 - 2:30 PM 
  • Wednesday, May 3 - 10:00 AM 


Speaker Bio:


Alex Read has undergraduate and graduate degrees in Engineering and Simulation from the University of Leeds, UK  and an MBA from Rice University’s and Jones Graduate School of Business, Houston, TX, USA.


In 16 years at Siemens (formerly CD-adapco), Alex has held the following positions:

  • Application Engineer, performing projects for customers
  • Engineering Manager of Customer Support Team for Northern Europe
  • Regional Manager, based in Houston, TX, covering Southern States of the US, and Latin America
  • Director for Oil & Gas; Alex currently leads the Industries Group for the former CD-adapco solutions. For the past 10 years he has worked extensively with companies in the Oil & Gas industry

If you have facilities that don’t match your drawings, this discrepancy can lead to higher maintenance and personnel costs, wrong replacement part orders, and inaccuracies in your company’s knowledge base.  This session with our technology partner CAD Partner LLC demonstrates how to improve efficiencies by scanning your facility, bringing it into CAD as a solid model, and then designing/re-designing it using an integrated solution complete with P&ID, Pipe Specs and Isometric Spool Drawings.  


Speaker: Greg Steinig


Available Sessions: 

  • Monday, May 1 - 12:30 PM 
  • Tuesday, May 2 - 2:00 PM 
  • Wednesday, May 3 - 10:30 AM 


Speaker Bio: 


Greg Steinig is the Director of Sales for CAD Partner, LLC. In this role, Greg leads a team selling and implementing plant design software throughout North and South America. No stranger to sales and sales management, over the last 27 years, Greg has sold and implemented software to companies like Boeing, United Space Alliance, Lockheed Martin, Procter & Gamble, and Toyota to name a few. Drawing on 20 years’ experience in CAD, CAM, and CAE, Greg now focuses mainly on leading large national and international teams in engineering and enterprise software sales.


Greg holds a BS in Political Science from Texas Christian University.


This session will illustrate, through a North Sea case history, how applying condition-based maintenance protocols, advanced monitoring technologies, and interpretive expertise can optimize the maintenance of mission-critical equipment and reduce headcount in offshore environments. Condition monitoring is a data-driven approach to optimizing equipment maintenance schedules. Applied in offshore environments, condition monitoring can significantly reduce the number of personnel required on platforms, as well as the associated costs.


Speakers: Edmund Knudsen and Stig Settemsdal


Available Sessions: 

  • Monday, May 1 - 1:00 PM 
  • Tuesday, May 2 - 1:30 PM 
  • Wednesday, May 3 - 2:00 PM 


Speaker Bios: 


Edmund Knutsen, Product Lifecycle Manager for Digitalization, Offshore Solutions, Siemens has more than 30  years of experience in the design and engineering  of  automation  solutions for applications in oil and gas, as well as in a variety of other industries  (cement, metals, petrochemicals, solar). He has also developed extensive expertise in digital solutions, with a focus on condition and performance monitoring to improve maintenance of critical assets. Accordingly, he assumed a lead role in supporting a recent North Sea project that successfully leveraged condition monitoring to significantly reduce the number of personnel required offshore. Mr. Knutsen is a Field Development Project Member of the International Electromechanical Commission’s recently established Working Group for Condition Monitoring. He holds a with a master’s of science (MSc) in power electronics from the University of Trondheim (NTNU).


Stig Olav Settemsdal, Global Head, Portfolio Management and Innovation, Offshore Solutions, Siemens has more than 20 years of experience in the oil & gas industry, with a strong focus on driving the development of technologies for offshore and marine applications. After graduating from the University of Trondheim (NTNU) in 1995 with a master’s of science (MSc) in electrical engineering, he began working at the Siemens Power Electronic Centre in Trondheim, as an engineer and project manager, ultimately assuming the role of technical manager of drilling systems in 2006. While at the Centre, Mr. Settemsdal led the development of the BlueDrive drilling system. In 2009 he became Product Lifecycle Manager in Siemens Oil & Gas. Shortly thereafter, he began leading the development of the DP3 closed-ring power system. He was appointed Global Head of Drilling Solutions in 2012; Global Head of Technology for Drilling and Marine in 2014; and Global Head of Portfolio Management & Innovation for offshore production, drilling and oil & gas vessels in the company’s Offshore Solutions business in 2016. Mr. Settemsdal is based in Oslo.

Without the right infrastructure and personnel for large-scale data management, implementing the benefits of data-driven intelligence will be limited.  This session explores the benefits and best practices of cloud-based solutions, with a focus on MindSphere, Siemens cloud-based, open IoT platform. MindSphere helps end users and OEMS monitor globally distributed assets (machines, plants, and processes), access existing data analysis applications, and use developer tools to build their own applications and dashboards. 


Speaker: Dr. Alec Gruss


Available Sessions: 

  • Monday, May 1 - 1:30 PM 
  • Tuesday, May 2 - 10:30 AM
  • Wednesday, May 3 - 11:30 AM 


Speaker Bio: 

Dr. Alec Gruss is a Principal Data Scientist at Siemens Industry and a subject-matter expert on the Industrial IoT and MindSphere – the cloud-based, open IoT operating system from Siemens.  He has worked with customers across multiple industries to address the complete value chain of data science projects. He has guided companies through discussions on their goals and requirements, establishing relevant metrics, determining appropriate data points, and collecting data, as well as implemented data-driven solutions. He is currently part of the MindSphere team in the Siemens Digital Factory Division, supporting Siemens customers and partners who are starting their journey to develop data-driven applications and services on the MindSphere platform.


He is a graduate of the University of Florida where he earned a PhD in Environmental Engineering.

MyAdvisor is a service that lets you evaluate your Siemens turbines and compressors. This session will demonstrate how MyAdvisor can make recommendations for the complete fleet, not only individual units, improving utilization and efficiencies.


Speaker: Loukas Koutsoyiannis


Available Sessions: 

  • Monday, May 1 - 2:00 PM 
  • Tuesday, May 2 - 11:00 AM 
  • Wednesday, May 3 - 3:30 PM 


Speaker Bio:


Loukas Koutsoyiannis is a Commercialization Manager in the Power Generation Services industry, helping Siemens customers find new and exciting ways to bring value through Modernizations and Upgrades. He studied Mechanical Engineering at the University of Lincoln where he held a Siemens scholarship and graduated with a 1st class Hons. He then moved on to join the Siemens Graduate Programme gaining  wide experience in the Rotating equipment industry. He is a member of the Digitalization initiative within Siemens and is working towards making the 4th Industrial Revolution a reality.



The O&G industry is increasingly recognizing the imperative to include cyber security as part of its risk calculus. In fact, cyber - together with Health Safety and Environment (HSE) and terrorism - has become to a top 3 concern for most O&G executives. This session will focus on the state of O&G industry readiness and latest Siemens developments to bridge the gap. 


Speakers: Leo Simonovich and Special Guest (Monday); Davinder Harcharan Singh


Available Sessions: 

  • Monday, May 1 - 2:30 PM 
  • Tuesday, May 2 - 11:30 AM 
  • Wednesday, May 3 - 11:00 AM 


Speaker Bios: 


Leo Simonovich provides the strategic direction for the Siemens industrial cyber security business worldwide. In that capacity, he identifies emerging market trends; works with customers and Siemens businesses to provide best in class cyber offers; and contributes to the company’s thought leadership on the topic. He is particularly focused on solving the cyber security challenge in the O&G and power sector by bringing unique solutions to customers looking to address growing and costly operational security risks. He frequently speaks on topics of cyber governance, risk management, and organizational transformation in operational environments. Prior to joining Siemens, Leo led the cyber risk analytics practice area at the management consulting firm, Booz Allen Hamilton, working with large O&G customers to improve their cyber risk posture. While at Booz Allen, Leo created an industry recognized methodology to evaluate the financial benefits of investment in cyber security. Leo holds an MBA and Masters in Global Finance, both from the University of Denver.


Davinder Harcharan drives the strategic development of the Siemens Industrial Communications, Oil & Gas business in the USA. He has a deep expertise in telecommunication networks and network security with over 16 years of international experience. He has been successful in customer value creation, strategy and sales leadership roles for markets in Asia and North America. Davinder has developed a unique understanding of multiple industrial verticals including Telecommunication Service Providers and Energy (Power Utilities and Oil and Gas).

He holds a MBA from the University of Manchester, United Kingdom and BSc in Electrical Engineering from Purdue University, USA



Siemens has addressed the industry’s need for increased power density with the SGT-A35 RB, an advancement in gas turbine technology that offers a more powerful, light and small footprint solution for offshore applications. Learn how this new offering combines the gas turbine technology and expertise of Siemens with that of two recent strategic acquisitions: Dresser-Rand and the Rolls-Royce Energy aero-derivative gas turbine portfolio.


Speakers: Cristiano Balestrino and Matthew Rickert


Available Sessions: 

  • Monday, May 1 - 3:00 PM 
  • Tuesday, May 2 - 10:00 AM 
  • Wednesday, May 3 - 2:30 PM 


Speaker Bios: 


Cristiano Balestrino
Cristiano has joined Siemens in December 2014 as part of the acquisition of the Rolls-Royce Energy business. He has held the position of Portfolio Manager in the aero-derivative gas turbine business since November 2013, with responsibility for the alignment of R&D activities to market requirements and business strategies, support to sales and commercialization of new product offerings. Prior to this, he has held a number of positions in Project Management and Engineering, including Project Manager for gas turbine New Product Development programs. Before joining the operations in Montréal, Canada in 2009, Cristiano has spent five years in the UK within the Rolls-Royce Fuel Cells program, as Development Engineer and team lead.


Cristiano holds a Masters in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Genova (Italy), and is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP).


Matthew Rickert is the Director of Business Development for Gas Turbines in the Americas. His 17 years of experience includes gas turbines, compressors, and reciprocating engines with previous roles in new equipment sales, aftermarket services, engine research, and new product introduction.  Matthew has experience in the Gas Compression, LNG, and Power Generation markets.  He has a B.S. degree (Electrical Engineering) from Bradley University in Peoria, Illinois. 

Designed to make projects more economically viable by enabling long-distance subsea tiebacks, processing and heating, especially when multiple subsea power consumers are needed. This ground-breaking approach can significantly reduce topside and umbilical costs through the use of the subsea power grid the Subsea Power Grid and the DigiGrid open architecture control system.


Speaker: Richard Barratt


Available Sessions: 

  • Monday, May 1 - 3:30 PM 
  • Tuesday, May 2 - 1:00 PM 
  • Wednesday, May 3 - 3:00 PM 

Using technology that captures “as operating” data from simple digital photography (reality modeling) is key to Siemens’ digitalization strategy for the process industry. Bentley is a key partner in demonstrating innovation and leadership with a new  POC – one that combines reality models with engineering and operational information – running on Siemens’  MindSphere platform.


This presentation will discuss the proof of concept demonstrator and show how it quickly delivers operations and maintenance solutions in brownfield applications.


Speaker: John Sanins, Industry Solutions Director, Bentley Systems 


Available Sessions: 

  • Tuesday, May 2 - 9:30 AM, 4:00 PM  
  • Wednesday, May 3 - 9:30 AM, 4:00 PM  


Speaker Bio:


John Sanins is the Industry Solutions Director responsible for business development, supporting Bentley’s strategic alliance with Siemens.


He has worked for Bentley for nine years and his prior experience includes Technical Director, Global Business Development at Intergraph; Head of Plant Design Products at AVEVA; and Senior Business Consultant at IBM Global Services.


Sanins holds a master’s degree in Business Administration and an honour’s degree in Mechanical Engineering.

Main Topics

Digitalization, Automation and Electrification

Industry Services - Experience in all industries

Using Data to Enhance Oil and Gas Operations

For oil and gas companies, optimizing performance at every process step – and over the entire value chain – is paramount. Health, safety, security and the environment (HSSE), improved cost management, operational flexibility and accelerated time to market are key performance metrics. Siemens offers powerful software solutions for smarter data usage – from automated process analysis to seamless data integration, remote monitoring, preemptive maintenance, simulated training, and ultimately, better decisions.




Supporting Offshore Clients by Automating their Processes

Siemens software solutions cover all of the main applications for offshore drilling and production, for the entire lifecycle of equipment and assets. This includes control and automation systems complete with emergency shutdown and fire and gas systems as well as instrumentation packages. Our comprehensive automation offering is based on the market leading SIMATIC hardware and software that integrates process control and safety applications into a single platform.


Oil and gas automation technology


Optimizing Production Offshore with Totally Integrated Power (TIP)

In hostile offshore environments, power stability is essential for successful operation. System outages due to power failures or even minor disturbances in the power supply can have severe consequences. Our TIP solutions can help ensure reliable power and equipment availability while addressing space needs, maintenance, and investment or personnel costs. The Siemens TIP portfolio includes products, solutions and services for all voltage levels, areas of application, and lifecycle phase.


Oil and gas electrification

Exhibits in Detail

Products and Solutions for Offshore Applications

Technical Papers

Standardization Benefits for Megaprojects, Illustrated by Motor and Drive Case Studies

Room 610

3:06 - 3:28 PM

Steve Jackson, Stephen Ward

The Role Of Standardization And Modularization In Reducing The Cost Of Subsea Electrical Connectors

Room 610

11:42 - 12:04 PM

Thomas Skaanoey, Uros Kerin

Ac Subsea PowerTransmission Architectures, Design And Challenges, The Martin Linge Case

Room 602

3:50 - 4:12 PM 

Thomas Skaanoey, Uros Kerin