Technological Innovation


3:15 p.m.               Welcome Remarks


3:20 p.m.               Is oil & gas ready for virtual and augmented reality

     Frank Botdorf, Director of Business Development, EON Reality

In this primer on virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) technology, Frank Botdorf will present an overview of current training challenges; where these realities fit into an organization; the process/timeline for their implementation; examples of existing projects, both within and outside the oil & gas industry; and provide a demonstration of the technology.


3:35 p.m.               Building the future, faster: How CoLab Software is

     digitizing the management of subsea projects

     Taylor Young, Business Development Lead, CoLab Software

Decentralized internal tools (such as spreadsheets, slideshows and PDFs) – often used to manage collaboration between operators, EPCs and regulators – are two of the main reasons for increased costs, OEM-supplier challenges and production errors.  Streamlining these processes can cut project management costs by 25 per cent and reduce the number of change orders by up to 50 per cent.  In this presentation, Taylor Young will explain how CoLab’s platform, called Gradient, empowers engineering teams to streamline the design review process, simplify program management and resolve issues faster, as well as how their roadmap for future advancements in digitizing subsea management will allow seamless collaboration across the entire project lifecycle.


3:50 p.m.               Hackathon winning team presentation

Team name: TCS, Abis Abbas


4:05 p.m.               Digital transformation – Challenges and opportunities in the

Newfoundland and Labrador oil & gas industry

Steve Taylor, Learning Labs


4:20 p.m.               Pennecon Stage concludes