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October 14th, 2015

Subject Concentrations Now Targeted For The Upcoming GVF Oil & Gas Connectivity Event In Kuala Lumpur

[Satnews] GVF Oil & Gas Connectivity — The Kuala Lumpur Meeting 2015: Evolving the Big Data Digital Oilfield brings the GVF-EMP Oil and Gas Connectivity Series to its landmark 25th event, and to the eighth annual meeting in the global series devoted to Asia.

Sponsored by Speedcast, Hermes Datacomms, Maju Nusa, Hughes Network Systems and Gilat and addressing the connectivity and communications networking imperatives of the South East Asian region of the global ‘oil and gas patch,’ the Kuala Meeting 2015, taking place at the InterContinental Hotel on November 12 and 13, will offer a program featuring current regional and global oil and gas market-related perspectives from Fixed and Mobile Satellite Operators; Network and Service Providers; System Integrators; Equipment Manufacturers; Value Added and Enhanced Service Providers; Oil and Gas Field Service Providers; and, Telecom Carriers.

The event is scheduled to cover such topics as:

  • Ups and Downs in the Oil and Gas Markets: Projecting Future Demand for the Satellite Service Solution,
  • Satellite Service and Technology Offerings and Procurement in Offshore Oil and Gas: How are the Supply and Demand Decisions Made?,
  • The 21st Century Asian Oilfield E&P: Maximising Future Growth Out of a Market Slump via Information and Communications Technologies, and
  • Satcom Service Business Models in an Oil Price Slump: Getting More, Paying Less When it Matters Most.

Major themes comprising the core of the program will include:

  • Big Oil, Robust Communications
  • Mobility
  • Satellite-Terrestrial Hybrid Communications
  • HTS – High Throughput Satellites
  • Other Big Data Technologies
  • M2M – Machine-2-Machine, IoT – Internet of Things
  • The Cloud – Applications and Connectivity Imperatives for the Digital Oilfield
  • Cyber Security – The Networking and the SCADA Threat

For further information and to register for this important and exciting event, please visit The Kuala Lumpur Meeting website at http://www.uk-emp.co.uk/current-events/o-g-comms-kl-2015/.

Executive Comments
Referencing that the 2015 Kuala Lumpur meeting is the 25th in the Series, Martin Jarrold, Chief of International Program Development with GVF and Chairman of the GVF-EMP Oil & Gas Connectivity Series, said, “As chairman of the event series I have for this year identified some 25 themes as key to the dialogue during the two days of discussions. Many of these themes will relate to the combined effects of the ongoing oil price slump, the associated fall in rig/offshore platform utilization, and reductions in hydrocarbons exploration activity, on oil and gas industry budget expenditures and investment programs, including the acquisition of new critical satellite-based communications solutions, and end user expectations on their ROI."
Paul Stahl, Executive Director of EMP added, “Organizations including Asia Broadcast Satellite, AsiaSat, Baker Hughes, Globecomm, Hughes, Intelsat, Maju Nusa, ME Connect, ScopeTel, SpeedCast, Hermes Datacomms, Harris CapRock, Telekom Malaysia/VADS, Thuraya, ViaSat have already committed to contributing to this vital dialogue, and other organisations are lining-up to contribute on a daily basis. Additionally, the Asia Pacific Satellite Communications Council (APSCC) is a Supporting Association of the event.”