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Leading Operator Perspectives:

  • Johan Krebbers
    Shell
    Johan Krebbers VP IT Innovation and GM Emerging Digital Technologies
    Shell
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    Johan Krebbers is VP IT Innovation and GM Emerging Digital Technologies for Shell and in these roles he is accountable for defining and driving the future IT strategy for Shell & spotting new Digital technologies. As part of these roles he maintains an active link with external parties and in particular start ups.

    Johan is based in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Before this role he, for example, has been the VP Architecture for Shell, where he created and developed the global architecture practice across Shell.

    Before these roles Johan has executed many different IT roles in Shell across multiple locations.

  • Rob Kelly
    BP
    Rob Kelly Head of Upstream Digital
    BP
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    Rob Kelly was appointed Head of BP’s Upstream Digital Organization in February 2019. He is based in Houston, with accountability for shaping and delivering BP’s Upstream digital transformation.

    From 2011, Rob was VP of Technical Functions for BP’s Global Projects Organization, in Houston, for 8 years, with accountability for creating standards in the subsurface, wells, engineering, projects, operations, capability and decommissioning disciplines and verifying their use in BP’s major projects portfolio.

    Before 2011, Rob’s was the Appraisal and Projects Manager for North Africa, covering the In Salah Gas Southern Fields Project and the In Amenas Compression Project. In the North Sea, he was the Appraisal General Manager for the Clair Ridge Project, the Performance Unit Leader (PUL) for Quad 204 - through concept selection. He was also the PUL for the Colombia GTL Project and PUL for the Shah Deniz 1 Project, in Baku.

  • Ramy Eid
    Repsol
    Ramy Eid Head of E&P Digital
    Repsol
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    Speaker bio coming soon.

  • Brandon Brown
    Laredo Petroleum
    Brandon Brown VP & CIO
    Laredo Petroleum
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    Speaker bio coming soon.

  • Anupam Singh
    Saudi Aramco Energy Ventures
    Anupam Singh Investment Director, Venture Capital
    Saudi Aramco Energy Ventures
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    Anupam Singh is an Investment Principal at Saudi Aramco Energy Ventures (SAEV), the corporate Venture Capital arm of Saudi Aramco. SAEV makes minority equity investments of up to $30M in energy companies with differentiated technologies, of strategic relevance to Aramco. SAEV has a broad investment mandate covering upstream, midstream, downstream oil & gas, as well as alternative energy and software. Prior to SAEV, he worked in energy Private Equity where he invested in upstream service and technology companies in US and Europe. He has a Masters in engineering and an MBA from MIT Sloan.

  • Dr Ali Alshehhi
    ADNOC
    Dr Ali Alshehhi Manager, Business and Operations Department, Digital Unit
    ADNOC
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    Dr. Ali Alshehhi is part of the Technology Group in ADNOC. He manages ADNOC’s Panorama Digital Command Center.

    His functions include exploring and unlocking value from raw data. The data insights provided help facilitate corporate strategy and the process of decision making.

    Having been in the company for a long time, Dr. Ali has enjoyed various career highlights, including the commissioning of Panorama – which collates live operational, business and HSE data from across the Group so that experts and decision-makers can make data-informed decisions – and the commissioning of Habshan-5 plant. He also worked in the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) on financing energy projects.

  • Sha-Chelle Manning
    Cimarex Energy
    Sha-Chelle Manning VP Technology & Innovation
    Cimarex Energy
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    Speaker bio coming soon.

  • Claudia Zuluaga
    Shell
    Claudia Zuluaga Principal Digital Product Manager
    Shell
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  • Xiaojun Huang
    ExxonMobil
    Xiaojun Huang Senior Advisor, Upstream Digital Transformation
    ExxonMobil
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  • Saeed Mubarak
    SPE Digital Energy Technical Section
    Saeed Mubarak Chairman
    SPE Digital Energy Technical Section
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    Saeed Mubarak is the Chairman of SPE Digital Energy International Technical Section (DETS), a member in the SPE M&I advisory Committee, a member in the SPE International M&I awards advisory committee, and Texas A&M University SPE student chapter Industry Advisor. He has served in numerous SPE technical steering and program committees.

    Saeed has twenty-eight years of Petroleum Industry and has served the industry in various capacities that span across local and international levels, technical and administrative, simple to leadership roles. He was an SPE international distinguished lecturer, a panelist, keynote or invited speaker and discussion leader of in numerous events held in 20 counties including conferences, workshops, forums, symposia and social events. He is also a recognized as a thought provoking author who has published tens of articles to promote innovation and challenge conventional wisdom within & beyond the digital energy and intelligent field including a book titles: “Any Version of History is just a Story”.

    He is currently an intelligent fields and petroleum engineering consultant at Saudi Aramco, based in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia. He began his career in 1992 with Saudi Aramco where he worked as Reservoir, Production, Drilling & Completion, Facilities, Knowledge Management, and Intelligent Fields engineer and specialist. He has led several important teams including the strategic team managing the world’s largest intelligent fields in Saudi Aramco.

    His contributions to industry were recognized by renowned technical, governmental and social authorities. He is recipient of several recognitions including the 2009 SPE Regional Management and Information award, 2012 WorldOil Innovative Thinker award, 2013 Saudi King’s award for innovation and the 2014 SPE international award for management and information. He also earned the 2011/2012 SPE Saudi Section "Community Service Award" for his contribution to Social programs. He was a finalist in 2016 WorldOil Lifetime Achievement award, and the international 2019 SPE Distinguished Service Award, and the 2019 SPE Distinguished member award.

    Saeed holds a bachelor degree in Chemical engineering and a master degree in petroleum engineering, both from KFUPM.

  • Noorddin Taj
    BP
    Noorddin Taj IT Strategy, Architecture & Digital Innovation
    BP
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    Noorddin is the digital visionary with decades of experience in Energy, Industrial and Consumer sectors. He is a thought leader in digital transformation working on emerging technologies in collaboration with industry leaders and start-ups to reimagine energy and support sustainability goals underpin by new business and operating model

    He serves as a Digital Strategy, Architecture and Innovation lead within BP; responsible for exploring highly disrupting technologies including Blockchain, AI/Machine Learning, IoT, and Cloud to accelerate digital.

    Noorddin holds an MBA in Strategic management and MS in Industrial and Systems Engineering. He has published various articles on successful digital transformation. He is a frequent speaker on topic of successful digital transformation at various conferences across US and Europe.

  • Dave Hartell
    New Age
    Dave Hartell EVP Developments, Operations & Production
    New Age ltd.
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    David Hartell has extensive onshore and offshore oil and gas experience including project management, engineering, construction, installation, production operations, and asset management. His experience ranged from onshore remote locations to offshore deepwater locations. He has been responsible for managing subsurface asset, drilling and completion, and production operations teams. He developed Integrated Intelligent Operations & Production (IIO&P) strategies for remote production facilities in Northwest Australia, the South Atlantic, and Africa. He has prepared Reliability, Operability, and Maintainability focused strategies and technologies with industry partners across subsurface assets, subsea facilities, and surface facilities.

  • Dingzhou Cao
    WPX Energy
    Dingzhou Cao Data Science Manager
    WPX Energy
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    Dingzhou Cao is currently the Data Science Manager in WPX Energy Inc. In this role, he focuses on building the real-time analytics systems within WPX, which include the drilling, completion and production. Prior to joining WPX, he worked for Anadarko Petroleum Corporation as a data science manager, BP America Inc as a Reliability Specialist, ReliaSoft Corporation as a Research Scientist (the solo person in charge of the simulation engine development), and Ford Motor Company as a Machine Learning Researcher. His background is on machine learning, operation research, optimization and real-time stream analytics. With his past roles in Anadarko, he first led a team to work with drilling engineers to build Anadarko’s real-time drilling analytics from scratch, and later he led the data science efforts in the real-time drilling and real-time completion domains. He got his Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering from Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan and his bachelor degree in Applied Math from Jinan University, Guangzhou, China.

  • Rebecca Hofmann
    Equinor
    Rebecca Hofmann Blockchain Strategy & Innovation
    Equinor
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    Rebecca Hofmann is accomplished leader in energy with over 19 years of experience in finance, compliance and innovation. She currently serves as Chairman of the Board for the OOC Oil & Gas Blockchain Consortium. Mrs. Hofmann is the founding member and visionary behind the creation of the US Oil & Gas Blockchain Forum and the OOC Oil & Gas Blockchain Consortium. Both of which are energy industry initiatives to further the digitalization movement by creating proof of value and industry-wide blockchain solutions. Visit the website at www.oocblockchain.com

  • Hani Elshahawi
    Shell
    Hani Elshahawi Digitalization Lead
    Shell
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    I am passionate about technology and about energy innovations that can both make the impossible possible and the possible affordable. I am experienced in the full cycle of innovation from cradle to grave-from concept to full fledged commercialization. Here are a few facts about me.

    - Seasoned oilfield professional with >30 years of experience in operational, engineering, business, technology, management, and consulting roles.
    - Expertise in technology innovation, strategy and deployment
    - Strong problem solving skills and ability to work effectively with a wide range of internal and external stakeholders, to cut through organizational barriers, and to forge partnerships across business lines.
    - Track record of leading diverse, multi-disciplinary and cross-functional groups, ensuring clear accountability, rapid execution, timely delivery, and operational excellence.
    - Skill in idea generation, concept selection, and system integration
    - Technical areas of expertise include open hole petrophysics, cement and corrosion evaluation, production logging, and reservoir saturation monitoring, well testing, pressure transient analysis, production enhancement, formation damage remediation, nodal analysis, and artificial lift.
    - Globally renowned authority and Shell's foremost technical expert in the area of formation testing and fluid sampling with several patents, over 150 technical publications, and numerous industry awards. Advisory board member for the prestigious Schlumberger Oilfield Review and Shell TechXplorer publications.

  • David Holmes
    ExxonMobil
    Vinit Verma Senior Technology Advisor
    ExxonMobil
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    Vinit currently works as the Senior Technology Advisor at ExxonMobil (San Francisco/Bay Area – Technology Scouting & Ventures). His experience includes:

    Computer scientist with fundamental science background; >25 years’ experience in the Oil & Gas industry.

    Deep global experience working across the hydrocarbon value chain (exploration, production, refining, chemicals, and fuels marketing).

    Leadership roles involving (data science/machine learning, sub-surface technologies, R&D informatics, manufacturing systems, marketing, financials,..).

    Served as IT Audit Manager for ExxonMobil. Passionate about the process of innovation.

    Oklahoma State University – Hall of Fame (Distinguished Alumni Award) in 2016. Published research in the field of Temporal Databases, and 3D Printing applications.

    Serves on the Wake Forest Business School Board for graduate work in Analytics and member of the Leadership Council at Lawrence Berkeley Cyclotron Road.

    Member of the Lawrence Berkeley National Lab – Earth & Environmental Sciences Area committee providing feedback on achievements, effectiveness and future vision.

    Serves on the Nottingham Spirk Innovation Council.

  • Tracy Beam
    StrategicTransformationPartners
    Tracy Beam CEO & Chief Transformation Officer
    Strategic Transformation Partners
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    Tracy Beam partners with executives across all industries to further their strategic goals.

    Beam has over 30 years of leadership experience as a strategic business transformation and innovation advisor. She works with Fortune 100 executives and their leadership teams to identify strategic goals and lead complex innovation initiatives that consistently create industry firsts. In her role as a trusted advisor to the C-suite and their Board, she has proven her ability to identify disruptive opportunities and risks, to make sound decisions, and to provide reliable input when faced with pressure-filled and ambiguous situations. Industries have included Technology, Energy, Oil & Gas, Life Sciences, Healthcare, Financial Services, Media & Entertainment, Space & Missile Defense, as well as Federal and State Government Agencies.

    Currently, Tracy is supporting Chevron ETC as an IIoT and Data Engineering Advisor. Previous executive roles include serving as EVP, Hypergiant Space Age Solutions; Digital Strategy and Transformation Advisor to Chevron ITC; Principal Digital Strategist for DocuSign; Senior Transformation Strategist for Booz Allen Hamilton Oil & Gas; CEO of MM360 media company; Microsoft Senior Solution Manager; Senior Leadership Strategist for Space & Missile Industry; Vice President of Production and Development for Entertainment Distribution Companies; and Producer of Feature Films and Episodic Television Series.

  • Ian McWilliam
    Chevron
    Ian McWilliam D&C Engineering Manager
    Chevron
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    Ian is the Drilling and Completions Engineering Manager for Chevron in the San Joaquin Valley Business Unit (SJVBU) based in Bakersfield California. After graduating from the University of Aberdeen he began his career working offshore in the North Sea. Ian has worked in various positions within the D&C function covering the full spectrum from deep water exploration through to factory drilling operations In his current role Ian’s small team is responsible for building the queue of work to stay ahead of 4 drilling rigs and 12 workover rigs. Automated cross functional workflows and performance dashboarding are utilized to drive efficiency.

  • Matt Isbell
    Hess Corporation
    Matt Isbell Drilling Optimization Advisor
    Hess Corporation
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    Improved drill bit performance and drilling technology worldwide. Specializes in product development, particularly analyzing client needs for tough drilling applications, developing tools and services and bringing them to market. Current role manges product development and drilling techniques within US land markets.

    Specialties: Product development, drill bit technology, roller cone and fixed cutter drill bits in limestone, shale, sand, challenging formations, worldwide drilling applications.
    Drilling Technology,
    Application of unique drilling bits and techniques,
    Evaluation of drill bits and drilling technology,
    Drilling mud, tools, and systems effects on balling, drilling efficiency, durability, and performance,
    Drill bit research, design, engineering, and bit application optimization,
    Drilling Simulators

Industry Experts & Partners:

  • Vivek Chidambaram
    Accenture Strategy
    Vivek Chidambaram Managing Director
    Accenture Strategy
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    Vivek leads Accenture’s Energy Strategy business in North America and is based in Houston. He works to help the c-suite transform their organizations by putting in place tangible digital visions, developing digital roadmaps and projects, defining operating models to deliver digital and analytics at scale and designing technology strategy and change management programs. He is also heavily involved in the cost forensics analytical work needed to uncover hidden value associated with these transformations. Vivek is a frequent speaker and commentator on key energy topics for industry publications and forums including CERA Week, PESA, CAPA and the American Energy Society.

  • Chris Wright
    Liberty Oilfield Services
    Chris Wright CEO
    Liberty Oilfield Services
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    Chris Wright serves as Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of Liberty Oilfield Services. Additionally, Chris founded and serves as Executive Chairman of Liberty Resources and Liberty Midstream Solutions. Chris has an undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering from MIT and graduate work in Electrical Engineering at both UC Berkeley and MIT. Chris founded Pinnacle Technologies and from 1992 - 2006 years served as CEO. Chris currently serves on the Board of Directors for Liberty Resources, Urban Solutions Group, US Ceramics and the Federal Reserve Bank, Denver Branch.

  • Robello Samuel
    Halliburton
    Robello Samuel Chief Technical Advisor & Drilling Fellow
    Halliburton
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    Dr.Robello Samuel is a Halliburton Technology Fellow with more than 34 years of multi - disciplinary experience in domestic and international oil and gas drilling and completion operations. He has taught on the faculty of various universities; for the past 14 years he has held concurrent adjunct professor appointments at the University of Houston and University of Southern California. He serves regularly as a keynote speaker at major conferences and corporate forums and is regarded as one of the world’s most influentia l contributors to advancement of research and practice in drilling engineering. He holds a BS and MS degrees in mechanical engineering, an MS degree and a PhD degree in petroleum engineering from the University of Tulsa.

  • David Holmes
    Dell EMC
    David Holmes CTO
    Dell EMC
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    Speaker bio coming soon.

  • Chris Lenzsch
    dell-emc
    Chris Lenzsch Solutions Architect, Connected Digital Operations
    Dell EMC
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    CHRIS LENZSCH is Dell EMC’s Energy Global Program, Solutions Architect, responsible for the development and delivery of Dell EMC’s Energy strategy, solutions, and partnering approach for enabling Connected Digital Operations from the edge to the core to the cloud. Since starting with Amoco Production Company in1987, Chris has over 30 years of industry experience defining, developing and deploying customer focused digital technology solutions serving the Energy Industry in a variety of roles from systems analyst to management to solutions consulting and business development and sales. Chris has spent the last 15 years working at Dell EMC, Halliburton Landmark, and SAIC focused on definition and delivery of Connected Digital Operations solutions. Chris holds a B.S. in Geology from Moravian College, and a M. Ed. in Computer Science from the University of Central Oklahoma.

  • Andrew Bruce
    Data Gumbo
    Andrew Bruce CEO
    Data Gumbo
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    Speaker bio coming soon.

  • Jim Oberkircher
    IADD
    Jim Oberkircher Executive Director
    IADD
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    Speaker bio coming soon.

  • Mark Anderson
     
    Mark Anderson Consultant & Managing Member
    Anderson & Spilman, LLC
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    Speaker Bio Coming Soon.

  • Jim Crompton
     
    Jim Crompton Managing Director
    Reflections Data Consulting
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  • Tony Edwards
    Stepchange Global
    Tony Edwards CEO
    Stepchange Global
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    CEO of Stepchange Global Limited, Tony has extensive experience in the oil and gas exploration and production industry worldwide. Tony has a BA degree from Keele University in Geology and Chemistry, and a Doctorate in Metamorphic Petrology from the University of Manchester. He had a 17 year career with BP that spanned R&D through to front line operations and project management. He was a founder member of BP’s Integrated Operations Program, Field of the Future, and was subsequently the global director for the Advanced Collaborative Environment Program that rolled out real time collaboration centers around the BP portfolio of assets. In 2006 he moved to BG-Group to launch its digital oilfield program under the name iValue. In January 2009 he co-founded Stepchange Global, a dedicated digital oilfield consultancy and advisory company, and has since advised Equinor, BP, PETRONAS, ConocoPhillips, Total, Santos, Origin Energy, Baker Hughes, HP, BHP Billiton, Emerson and BAE systems on their Integrated Operations strategies.

    Tony is regarded as one of the key thought leaders in Digital Oilfield and Integrated Operations and has been active in both the SPE and EAGE. He was the chairman of the organising committee for the highly successful Intelligent Energy Conference in 2008, and is now on the SPE intelligent Energy committee for 2014. Tony was invited to sit on the SPE Annual Technical Conference Committee for 2011 and was Chairman of the Digital Energy Section.

    Tony has written numerous papers on the subject of intelligent energy and collaborative working. The most recent paper was co-authored with Dr Anne Quaadgras of MIT.

  • Jim Claunch
    Bain & Co
    Jim Claunch Senior Advisor Digital Transformation
    Bain & Co
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    Jim Claunch is a digital visionary with over 35 years of experience in the energy sector. He is an expert and proven thought-leader in digital transformations of the upstream sector. Jim has extensive experience engaging industry leaders to develop a coordinated, industry-wide approach. His experience includes organizational change and development, leadership, people development and workforce planning.

    He has held various senior executive positions including CFO, CIO, SVP, and VP across multiple companies and industries. Included in Jim’s 35 years of experience are 14 years of living and working outside of the US.

  • George Danner
    Valedor Partners
    George Danner Chief Scientist
    Valedor Partners
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    George E. Danner is Chief Scientist at Valedor Partners, a Private Equity, Venture, and Advisory firm based in Houston, Texas. Prior to joining Valedor in 2020, George founded Business Laboratory, an award-winning consultancy that uses the very latest scientific techniques and methods to improve the performance of mid-size and large organizations through problem-solving, the optimization of existing practices and advanced forecasting. He is the author of the 2015 best selling book about business problem solving, Profit From Science, published by Macmillan. George’s second book, The Executive’s How-To Guide to Automation, was released December 2018.

    George specializes in the application of agent-based simulation modeling, Monte Carlo simulation, System Dynamics, Game Theory, Visualization, and Real Options to some of the world’s most difficult and complex business strategy problems. George has 29 years of experience in corporate strategy, specifically operational and financial analysis, across a wide variety of industries: retail, manufacturing, energy, telecommunications, transportation and financial services.

    George has a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Texas A&M University and a Master of Science in Management from Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

  • Philippe Flichy
    Endeavor
    Philippe Flichy Digital Transformation Leader
    Endeavor
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    Philippe Flichy is a digital transformation executive/leader with a deep knowledge of the energy industry. He is recognized for conceiving and integrating profit-producing strategies for globally renowned organizations using business intelligence, technology platforms, and an entrepreneurial mindset. He has a considerable record of achievement as an entrepreneur, conceiving and establishing successful businesses, as well as, driving significant change within established organizations. He is also an independent director and has held senior positions at Schlumberger, Baker Hughes and Weatherford. Philippe has a reputation for having a consultative approach in identifying strategic direction, analyzing current tools and pain points, and proposing creative technology-based solutions to achieve substantial ROI. A bilingual and bicultural dual US and French citizen, he has over two decades of experience in the USA.

  • Francisco Ortigosa
    Emerson
    Francisco Ortigosa Director Innovation Technology
    Emerson
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    Speaker bio coming soon.

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