The Advanced Control Technology Club 
2nd Energy, Oil and Gas Special Interest Group Meeting

Sponsored by ETSU

To be held at Marathon Oil, Aberdeen. 22 March 2001

This meeting is free of charge and open to employees from all ACT Club member companies.

NOTE: This meeting has since been held. Some of the presentations are now available on-line (to Club Members only) from our Download Centre, or simply click on the appropriate link in the agenda below.

NOTE: Presentation material downloaded from our web-site should not be incorporated (either in part or in entirety) into other work etc., nor distributed (either in part or in entirety) to third parties, without the express permission of the authors.


This meeting of the Energy, Oil & Gas Special Interest Group is a follow on to the successful inaugural meeting that was held at Marathon Oil's offices last year. The agenda will cover similar subject areas; Process Control & Modelling, Applications of Advanced Process Control, Economic Optimisation of Production Plant, and Technologies such as Expert Systems and Alarm Management. We have presentations from many users and suppliers of control systems in this sector, as well as presentations from the ACT Club on the Case Study carried out for Marathon Oil.

The meeting will also discuss the activities of the Special Interest Group, including potential Case Studies, Training and future meetings.

The agenda for the day is as follows:

10.00  Welcome to Marathon Oil, David Gibson, Marathon Oil UK Ltd.
10.05  Introduction to the Energy, Oil & Gas Special Interest Group, Prof. Mike Grimble, ACT Club
10.15   Review of Research Work in the Area of Process Control and Related Technologies (Overview of Climate Change Levy), Alan McCullough, ETSU [245KB]
11.10   Advances in Performance Assessment and Condition Monitoring, Prof. Mike Grimble, ACT Club [559KB]
11.40  Improving Motor Efficiency for Cost Reduction and a Better Environment, John Wood, ABB
12.20  LUNCH
13.20   Application of Modern Methods in Power Plant Simulation and Control, Andrew Pike, Alstom [497KB]
14.00  Advanced Control & Optimisation of Gas Pipeline Compressor Operations, Peter Granelli, Cogsys
14.40   On-line Optimisation of Gas and Oil Production, Alexander Kuznetsov, Edinburgh Petroleum Services Ltd. [231KB]
15.30   Controller Performance Benchmarking for Fault Detection and Monitoring, Damien Uduehi, University of Strathclyde [116KB]
16.00  Open Session:
              New Developments in Process Control Tuning and Optimisation, Prof Mike. Grimble (ACT Club)
              Key areas of interest for the Energy, Oil and Gas Industries
              Recommendations for Future Energy, Oil and Gas Special Interest Group work
16.40  Close

Additional Information:

This meeting is being held in the offices of Marathon Oil, Aberdeen. Click here for a map giving directions of how to reach Marathon Oil.

Nearby Hotels

Earls Court Hotel, 96 Queens Road, Aberdeen, Tel: 01224 321234
B&B 50.00
Palm Court Hotel, 81 Seafield Road, Aberdeen, Tel: 01224 310351
B&B 68.00 (Quote Marathon for Corporate Rate)
Atholl Hotel, 54 Kings Gate, Aberdeen, Tel: 01224 323505
B&B 71.00
Stakis Treetops Hotel, 161 Springfield Road, Aberdeen, Tel: 01224 313377
Room only 90 (Quote ACT Club for Corporate Rate)

The above prices are inclusive of VAT and are given purely as a guide.