A Via Satellite Seminar
Now Available on Demand
Originally aired: December 6, 2011
Located at 1°West, Telenor Satellite Broadcasting (TSBc) is a key regional satellite provider, delivering satellite services throughout Europe and the Middle East.
Oil and Gas companies are some of the major users of communications services based on satellite. With employees now wanting access to state-of-the-art communications on oil rigs and remote locations, as well as companies want to improve the efficiency of their operations, this has become a key issue. However, as oil companies strive for improvement in this area, their communications strategy is under the microscope. The issue of using satellite or fiber, or a combination of the two is now a focus of their communications strategy. This webinar will look at how major oil companies are tackling this issue.
Join Via Satellite in this webinar to find out what some oil companies think of satellite communications solutions and what they can bring to the table.
Get your questions answered and:
- Learn about Saudi Aramco’s plans on deploying satellite communications, and their needs for services based on satellite going forward.
- Shell has a major presence in the Americas and the Gulf of Mexico. Find out the key communications’ networks decisions they are facing.
- What impact is the onset of fiber having on satellite? Is the demand for satellite solutions still as strong as ever?
- What are the capital expenditure plans in terms of communications networks? Is the spending going up significantly?
- How will oil companies’ communications strategies evolve over the next few years?
Via Satellite will have some of the industry’s top executives and thinkers presenting to you directly and answering all of these key questions facing companies in this sector.
Field Telecoms Services Manager, Shell Upstream Americas
Don Happel has been employed with Shell for 29 years in various telecommunications and control system engineering roles. He currently serves as Field Telecoms Services Manager for Shell Upstream Americas, overseeing a diverse staff of engineers and technicians working to support the exploration and production activities for Shell in North America and the Gulf of Mexico. He also serves as Telecoms Technical Authority for Shell Information Technology International.
Engineering Specialist, Saudi Aramco
Dr. Soloman Almadi is currently a professional Engineering Specialist in communication, process control systems infrastructure, system integration, and Intelligent Field in Saudi Aramco, Saudi Arabia. He has over 20 years of experience at different capacities in the engineering, planning, and deployment of network and system solutions. Soloman Almadi holds a PhD in simulation and computing from Brunel University, UK and Master of Science in Electrical Engineering from Southern Methodist University, USA. He has published over 13 papers in networking, system automations, and simulations.
Eduardo De Las Peñas Nava
Transmission Systems Manager, Pemex
Eduardo works for the engineering relecommunications management of the Mexican owned oil company, Pemex. This management provides the local and long distance communications services that the operations and administrative areas inside Pemex demand.
His main functions are acquiring equipment and developing technical specifications incorporating the latest technology in transmission systems to solve specific needs to provide voice, data and video services throughout the company's industrial infrastructure in land and offshore. Pemex has deployed microwave, fiber optic and satellite communication systems networks that provide the basic transport level in the NGN (Next generation network) architecture.
Associate Editor, Via Satellite Magazine
Mark Holmes is associate editor of Via Satellite and Satellite News, two industry leading titles in the satellite sector. Mark has been at Access Intelligence over eleven years, working on a variety of titles in telecoms, broadband, digital TV and satellite. Mark has been with AI’s Satellite Group for over four years. As well as writing across the Satellite Group’s broad range of products, Mark has also secured a number of top speakers for the annual Satellite event in Washington, as well as put together numerous PPV webinars over the last 2-3 years.
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