Digital Transformation: Leveraging Automation as a Tool to Drive Business Results

Intelligent Automation in Oil and Gas
  • Tim Westhoven, Technology Scouting and Ventures Advisor, ExxonMobil
  • Caryn Ogier, Project Manager, Operations Technology, Noble Energy
  • Hani Elshahawi, Deepwater Digitalization Lead & Formation Testing & Sampling Principal Technical Expert, Shell
  • Ravi Srivastava, Vice President, Data and Ops Technology, CNX
  • Bob Baughman, CEO, HUVRdata


  • Determining what your automation goals are: fewer workers? scaled capabilities? greater speed? Higher quality? New capabilities?
  • How does the application of intelligent automation integrate into the overall business strategy of operational excellence and cost reduction?
  • How to develop a business case for change in applying AI/ML
  • Where in your business do the opportunities lie? How to prioritize the areas of your business to automate
  • Understanding how the digital revolution will impact your approach to operational excellence

Accelerating your Digital Strategy and the Action Plan to Make it Happen

Operational Excellence in Oil and Gas
  • Shankar Nadarajah, Global Drone Visual Inspection Project Manager, Equipment Technology Division, ExxonMobil
  • Bob Baughman, CEO, HUVR


  • Getting buy-in from the top and using KPIs and dashboards to track progress and ROI
  • Field adoption is critical – you need simple tools and a great training process
  • Data management is the key to scale

Drones Are Only the Tip of the Iceberg: How to Overcome the Titanic Challenge of Making Inspection Imagery Actionable

Energy Drone and Robotics Virtual Summer Summit
  • Chris Haines, VP, Business Development, HUVR

We will be discussing how drone and robotic imagery can be integrated into inspection workflows with a focus on generating both near and long-term business value.

Key questions we will be answering are:

  • What’s holding back the scaling of drones and robotics in Energy
  • How can you integrate robotic inspection imagery with existing inspection workflows to deliver value today

COVID19...What is Your Data Strategy in 2020+

ASME’s Robotics for Inspection & Maintenance Summit
  • Bob Baughman, CEO, HUVR


The worldwide COVID pandemic has brought about a new normal. The resulting business and supply chain disruption and the need for social distancing and remote work are forcing companies to be much more efficient and rigorous in the way they use data. Legacy data systems with silo’d and fragmented data structures make it challenging for businesses to react and be agile to the new economic realities driving their operational priorities. Removing these efficiency barriers is essential in this new era where operational efficiency is synonymous with survivability. Data aggregation serves to combine data from disparate sources. This is a critical efficiency enabler.

Open platforms are software systems based on open standards, such as documented external Application Programming Interfaces (API). Open platforms prevent vendor lock-in and reduce the tax associated with silo’d data.

Wide-scale implementation of data aggregation and insistence on open platforms are strategic keys to success in these times.

Are You Optimizing Your LEE Blade Repair for AEP?

  • Ben Schmuhl, VP, Products, HUVR

Easy to identify but difficult to quantify, leading edge erosion is the most prevalent blade defect, and it costs millions in lost production. Using HUVR’s new LEAD analytics, you can predict how leading edge erosion will continue to eat away at your blades, and how that will impact AEP in the coming years. Armed with our proven prediction engine, HUVR uses the blade inspections you have today to accurately forecast how your environment will affect the leading edge of your blades. We apply that progression of worsening blade conditions against the expected performance of your turbines, factoring in known details like availability and blade length. The result is an understanding of not only predicted blade condition over the next five years but the reduction in AEP in dollars. When compared with blade repair cost estimates, you get a true ROI for each year, making your repair strategy a real breeze!

– Easily view a single turbine, a set, a site, or your entire fleet
– Understand blade condition, AEP loss, and repair estimates for each turbine, each year
– Prioritize and package up repairs for internal repair teams or external vendors
– Use HUVR’s inspection data platform to track inspections for blades, gearboxes, and more!

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