Protecting Your Pipeline SCADA System Investment

Sponsored by: Yokogawa

Focused on:

  • Pipeline
  • S C A D A
  • I T
  • E P M S

Date: 30 September


Time: 3PM London/10AM New York

Evolving into an IT-friendly Enterprise Operations Platform to Enhance Pipeline Safety, Asset Management and Facilities Maintenance

Pipeline operators are increasingly struggling to keep pace with changes in regulatory and IT policies and to maintain and upgrade their pipeline SCADA systems in a cost effective way. Failure in this endeavor risks exposing their systems to newly emerging (cyber) security and safety risks, and often also leads to unexpected problems when upgrading or installing security patches for tailored applications.

Pipeline SCADA systems are at the heart of the pipeline operations management environment. Essentially they consist of a core SCADA platform supplemented with specific gas and liquid applications that enable a pipeline operator to manage the delivery contracts and associated logistics in the most time and energy efficient manner. As such, a pipeline SCADA system is an essential element that can significantly increase profitability, provided it is well implemented.

However, many pipeline SCADA systems that are in use today have been tailored to suit a specific set of circumstances. They lack both a standard system foundation for supporting pluggable application modules and a core design that ensures interoperability with enterprise IT environments and policies. The maintenance and upgrade of tailor-made applications, and their often complex system architectures to protect them from breaches and security compromises, poses increasing challenges for pipeline operators. Unless a solid plan is put in place to migrate to a standard system foundation and application architecture, the “cost of ownership” may eventually become uncontrollable and, in the worst case scenario, an upgrade may end up as costly as a tear-out and replacement of the entire system.

Join this webcast to explore some real-world experiences and the challenges faced in improving a system to achieve a more sustainable solution. Learn how your organization could benefit by using standardized applications to drive change within your organization.

Presented by

Eduard van Loenen,

Global Business Development Manager

Eduard has graduated with degrees in Physics and MBA. He has over 18 years of experience in the Oil & Gas Upstream/Midstream process and services industries. He served for various technology companies focusing on business development and industry solutions.

In his current role as Global Business Development Manager with Yokogawa, Eduard is responsible for the SCADA and Pipeline Management business Globally.

Key Learning Objectives

  • Explaining value and benefits achievable from leveraging standardized real-time Enterprise Pipeline Management Applications (EPMS)
  • Insight into the benefits that standardized applications eliminate the burden of costly upgrades, migrations, and associated IT issues
  • How to perform an asset management wide strategy across the enterprise
  • Combining real-time SCADA and EPMS Applications to improve daily operations awareness


  • Heads of Operations
  • Heads of Asset Management
  • Heads of Maintenance
  • Heads of Network Planning
  • Heads of Project Management
  • Heads of Energy Management
  • Heads of Operations/Dispatch Centers
  • Heads of Instrumentation & Control
  • Heads of Engineering
  • Heads of Technical Services
  • Heads of Projects
  • Heads of Design