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Working Group: Information and Communication

The activity of the INFOC Committee is dedicated to solving relevant problems and to the prospects for the development of information and communication technologies, of automation and to the implementation of modern technologies in the areas of:

  • Telecommunication services
  • Automation of technological processes

The Committee is an important platform for discussing practical issues, sharing experiences and integrating best practices in the fields of information technologies, technological process automation, digitization and cybersecurity, as well as discussing the possibility of developing uniform industry approaches, methodologies, solutions and standards.

The Committee provides its participants and invited guests with an opportunity to exchange views and information with a view to developing economic cooperation and introducing innovative solutions.

The committee meets on average three a year. At the same time the specialized working groups of the committee meet additionally as necessary.

We invite the IBC members and other interested leading in these areas companies from among oil and gas companies, manufacturers of equipment and software, system integrators, engineering and service companies, licensors, public or professional associations to cooperate with the INFOC “Information and Communication” Working Committee.

The “Information and Communication” Committee will be happy to welcome new members and active participants in the discussions.

For more information about the work of the Committee, you can contact the committee secretaries:

Mrs. Valeria Riabova

Phone +33 1 41 39 30 78 | E-Mail

Mr. Oleg Sviridov

Phone +7 495 777 99 90, ext. 18 76 | E-Mail


Working Committee Meeting Information and Communication
Autumn 2018 | TBA


26 April 2018, New Delhi, India

“Digital transformation = implementation of IT systems + culture transformation.”
by Mr. Petr Medvedev, Partner, Global Client Service Partner, Gazprom, Ernst & Young (CIS) B.V.

“Cybersecurity and the oil and gas industry.”
by Mr. Evgeny Gengrinovich, The Senior Adviser to the CEO, JSC „InfoTeCS”

“Digital twin of industrial equipment – contexts and use cases.”
by Mr. Sergey Frolov, Head of SAP Center of Excellence in Oil and Gas Industry, SAP CIS LLC

“Intellectual oilfield SAP UFAM – optimization and actualization of operative plans of oilfield activities.”
by Mr. Sergey Frolov, Head of SAP Center of Excellence in Oil and Gas Industry, SAP CIS LLC

30 March 2018, Moscow, Russia Federation

“Cyber-Security – Strategic and Regulatory Context“
by Mr. Paul Reither, Head of Group Security & Resilience, OMV AG
“Cybersecurity issues for the critical information infrastructure of the oil and gas industry”
by Mr. Dmitriy Gusev, Deputy General Director, “InfoTeCS” OJSC
“Telco and Industry Digitalization”
by Mr. Kirill Kushnarev, General Director, Devoteam Russia

26 May 2017, Vienna, Austria

“Open Process Automation Update”
by Mr. Harry Forbes, Research Director, ARC Advisory Group
“The Digital Twin in Oil & Gas: Simulation to Operations”
by Dr. Tobias Scheele, Senior Vice President, Software, Industry Business, Schneider Electric Industries SAS
“Cybersecurity issues in the automated process control systems: view from Russia”
by Mr. Dmitriy Gusev, Deputy General Director, “InfoTeCS” OJSC
“Security issues for critical infrastructure: state regulation in various countries of the world”
by Mr. Edward Bekeschenko, Partner, Baker & McKenzie CIS Limited

3 March 2017, Samara, Russia

“Global Forced Localization and Data Sovereignty Impacts” by Mr. Gregory Conary, Schneider Electric Industries SAS
“From the information security of corporate IS to the information security of APCS: practical application cryptographic information protection facility”
by Mr. Dmitriy Gusev, Deputy General Director, “InfoTeCS” OJSC
“Orange and SE collaboration on LoRa and IIoT technologies development, testing zone in Grenoble”
by Mrs. Elena Krayushkina, Director of Sales Global Solutions and Services, Orange Business Services
“Issues and Solutions of the Analytical Risk Prediction and Rationale of Effective Preventive Measures to Ensure Complex Security of Automated Process Control Systems in the Oil & Gas Industry”
by Mr. Dmitry Kurochkin, The Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation
by Mr. Andrey Kostogryzov, The Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation

27 January 2017, Paris, France

“The development of Manufacturing Execution System for large-capacity LNG project. Experience in the Yamal LNG project.”
by Mr. Mark van Otterlo, Vice President Operations at Yokogawa Europe, Yokogawa Electric Corporation
“Emerson PlantWeb industrial automation technology in application to LNG systems, gas transportation systems and others. Localization issues.”
by Mr. Roel Van Doren, President of Emerson Europe, Emerson
“Digital oil and gas field.”
by Mr. Gokhan Saygi, President Schlumberger Russia and Central Asia, Schlumberger
“Is standardization a cost cutting panacea in today’s low oil price environment? Sharing lessons from recent mega-projects e.g. Nord Stream and South Stream.”
by Mr. Nils Andreas Masvie, Vice President, Russia & Kazakhstan, Eurasia Oil&Gas, DNV GL
“The use of space technologies in order to improve the efficiency of production and process control systems in the oil and gas industry.”
by Mr. Nikolay N. Sevastyanov, General Designer, JSC “Gazprom Space Systems”
“MES, APC, RTO – solutions for profit optimization.”
by Mr. Alexei Zenkevich, Country Business Executive, Honeywell
“The development of highly automated process control systems for hydrocarbon production, oriented on field operation without constant presence of personnel.”
by Mr. Nikolay M. Bobrikov, Chief Engineer, PJSC “Gazprom avtomatizatsiya”

08 April 2016, Nice, France

“New generation architecture of integrated automation solutions to the oil and gas industry on the example of ExxonMobil”
by Mr. Harry Forbes, Research Director, ARC Advisory Group
“The practice of a new generation of industrial automation systems based on mobile solutions and the Internet of Things”
by Mr. Greg Conary, Senior VP, Strategy, Industry, Schneider Electric Industries SA
“Industrial Internet of Things: Experience and Business Opportunities in O&G”
by Mr. Sergey Konovalov, Industrial IoT Engineering Executive, Cisco Systems Inc.