The Internet of Things in Mining, Oil and Gas

Thursday 6 April and Friday 7 April


The world of mining, oil and gas is changing rapidly. A flat world economy, changing technology and the move from construction to operation introduces many new challenges. Widespread use of sensor technology combined with modern communications and data analytics offers opportunities for increased efficiency, more precise planning, greater automation and improved inventory management.

The Internet of Things (IoT) has special relevance and meaning for mining, oil and gas. The infrastructure and environment for these industries create special challenges for sensor development, communications systems and process analysis. Infrastructure security is crucially important to avoid inadvertent or deliberate damage. DeepSensor will bring together experts from producers, suppliers, Academia and Government to share insights into the continuing deployment of IoT in these crucial industries.

This is the leading edge where new technology is being introduced to support an important industry group – where the Bits meet the Bits!

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IoT is connecting people, processes and data above and below the ground to deliver the next wave of productivity for WA’s most iconic industry:


  • Learn how IoT is facilitating safer, more efficient operations in some of the roughest conditions in the world.
  • Hear how IoT is already powering the shift to automated trucking and drilling in mining whilst increasing profits.


Day 1 – Thursday 6 April

Keynote speaker

Shaun Gregory

The role of IoT in the Oil and Gas Sector

Shaun Gregory – Senior Vice President, Chief Technology Officer at Woodside Energy 

Shaun Gregory has a Bachelor of Science (Hons) from the University of Western Australia in Mathematical Geophysics and a Master of Business and Technology from the University of New South Wales. Shaun is passionate about technology and innovation and the role they play in enabling and transforming business.  In his current role as Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, he oversees Woodside’s technology advancements in LNG, data analytics, IT, cognitive computing and selection of development concepts for Woodside’s growth projects.

Day 2 – Friday 7 April

Keynote speaker

Carla Boehl

The Internet of Mining Things – delivering productivity

Dr Carla Boehl, Senior Lecturer and Researcher Mining Engineering, WA School of Mines, Curtin University

Dr Boehl is Senior Lecturer and Researcher at Curtin’s WA School of Mines and Member of the Mining & Mineral Processing Committee of Engineers Australia WA. She is presently Course Leader of Asset Management and Services Management of Mining Education Australia (MEA), a unique collaborative venture delivering over 85% of Australia’s mining engineering graduates. Her career spans 17 years within the management consultancy, utilities and mining industries, initially as a civil engineer, then research analyst, asset management engineer and lastly automation and innovation researcher. She received the 2015 Academic Year – Excellence in Teaching Award Honourable Mention from Curtin’s Student Guild. She currently supervises 7 PhD students, 1 MSc student and 7 final year student’s thesis . Her current research interests include strategic engineering asset management, mine maintenance and automation.

Thursday Program

Morning Session – Business Drivers for IoT in Mining, Oil and Gas

Any new technology to be successfully installed in large organisation needs a clear business proposition. In this session we will be discussing the key aspects that makes IoT solutions relevant to the energy sector.

Afternoon Session – Data Analytics

Sensor technology has been part of industrial plants for a long time. Nowadays the number of sensors just grew enormously and so the data frequency. All that measured and collected data is useless without a proper data analytics. This session will look into some ways to turn the data into actionable information.

Friday Program

Morning Session – Technology Drivers for IoT

IoT is composed of a series of interconnected and interdependent layers of different technologies from many companies and service providers. This session explores this ecosystem and tries to describe in digestible way the main technologies used.

Afternoon Session – Security and Applications

As more automation is in place through IoT application, it becomes imperative to secure the external access and control of the industrial assets. This session will address the concerns and what has been done in this direction.


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Registration Options

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Registration prices:

Two days, Thursday 6 April and Friday 7 April

Full: $495;    Student: $250


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This pass is for DeepSensor only.
It gives you access to both days of DeepSensor, but not to any sessions of WWW2017. It does not include the Gala Dinner on Thursday 6 April. Delegates wishing to attend the Gala Dinner should purchase one of the options below, or purchase a separate Gala Dinner ticket.

When you register:

You will be first asked to create your personal profile. This enables us to keep track of your registration and provide you with assistance and new information as and when it may become available.

The FESTIVAL PASSPORT provides access to every day and every event in the Festival of the Web. If you select this Pass, you will be able to attend both days of Deep Sensor, along with all other official events held during the Festival of the Web.

Our 3-Day Pass applies for Wednesday 5 April to Friday 7 April. You can attend both days of Deep Sensor and it will also give you access to all three days of the WWW2017 Technical Program. Delegates with this pass can switch between sessions of different conferences at will. The WWW2017 Gala Dinner (Thursday night) is also included in this pass.

The 5-Day Pass should be activated no earlier than Monday 3 April, and will provide access to both days of DeepSensor and events and activities planned for Monday 3, Tuesday 5 and Wednesday 5 April. These passes both include the WWW2017 Gala Dinner scheduled for Thursday 6 April.

Sponsors and Partners

DeepSensor is supported by Genesis Petroleum Technologies and Atamo Electronic Product Solutions.