Hear from the oil & gas leaders driving innovation

The speaker line-up for the Data Driven Drilling and Production North Sea conference is unrivalled within the upstream industry. Nowhere else provides the opportunity to hear from individuals leading the charge on digital transformation in the North Sea from major and independent operators, innovative service companies, global tech firms and innovative start-ups.

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  • Gabriella Thomas
    BP
    Gabriella Thomas Drilling Engineer
    BP
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    Gabriella is a Drilling Engineer with five years’ experience at BP. Gabriella has held keys roles including: Drilling engineer (Quad 204 Project), Completion Engineer (Clair Phase 1 & Clair Ridge) and Rigsite Engineer (Clair Ridge). She is currently developing the Evergreen portfolio for future field development opportunities.

  • Bernt Tysseland
    Equinor
    Bernt Tysseland Vice President Operations
    Equinor
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  • Brenda Forbes
    TAQA Bratani Limited
    Brenda Forbes Production Programming Team Lead
    TAQA Bratani Limited
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  • Andy Deady
    Aker BP
    Andy Deady Senior Advisor Onshore Operations Centre
    Aker BP
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  • Colin Dawson
    Aker BP
    Colin Dawson D&W Engineer - Digital Systems
    Aker BP
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  • Stuart Barnes
    ConocoPhillips
    Stuart Barnes Maintenance & Reliability Supervisor
    ConocoPhillips
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  • Neale Stidolph
    Sword Group
    Neale Stidolph Business Development Director
    Sword Group
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  • Peter Marsh
    Total
    Peter Marsh Vice President
    Total
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  • Alan Bibb
    Neptune Energy
    Alan Bibb IT Manager Assets & Operations
    Neptune Energy
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  • Steven Kane
    TAQA Bratani Limited
    Steven Kane Tern Alpha - Platform Superintendent
    TAQA Bratani Limited
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  • Paul Armitage
    Alpha Petroleum
    Paul Armitage Subsurface Manager
    Alpha Petroleum
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  • Niall Rowantree
    Total E&P UK
    Niall Rowantree Strategy & Analytics leader
    Total E&P UK
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  • Fredrik Tukk
    Maersk Drilling
    Fredrik Tukk Digital Innovation Architect
    Maersk Drilling
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  • Simon Copping
    Wood
    Simon Copping Strategic Development Manager (wells) - Digital Solutions
    Wood

    Simon graduated in 1996 with BSc. in Computer Science and has been developing well integrity data management solutions for 15 years. In his current role at Wood, he is responsible for the supporting the development of the iWIT well integrity software in accordance with legislative requirements. The digital solutions team is also using data analytics to present new perspectives on well integrity data, and leveraging machine learning to predict equipment failures and improve well integrity.

  • Chris Lenzsch
    DellEMC
    Chris Lenzsch Solutions Architect, Connected Digital Operations
    DellEMC
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    Chris Lenzsch has close to 30 years of industry experience in a variety of roles including management, solutions consulting and delivery, program management, business development, and sales. These roles have been directed at delivering customer focused solutions on the latest technology platforms, starting in 1987 at Amoco Production Company with delivering enterprise data management and architecture solutions, to his focus since 2002 delivering and leading the industry definition and changing solution landscape around Digital Oil Fields. As EMC’s Upstream Analytics Solutions Manager, driving DOF to the 3rd Platform and ensuring customer focused successes is his number one priority. Chris holds a B.S. in Geology from Moravian College, and a M. Ed. in Computer Science from the University of Central Oklahoma.

  • David Holmes
    DellEMC
    David Holmes CTO Energy
    DellEMC
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  • Thomas Leurent
    Akselos
    Thomas Leurent CEO
    Akselos
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  • John Bell
    Akselos
    John Bell Senior Vice President
    Akselos
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  • Cody Falcon
    Arundo Analytics
    Cody Falcon VP Operations
    Arundo Analytics
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  • Edward Watson
    OSIsoft
    Edward Watson Global Account Manager
    OSIsoft
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  • Tony Edwards
    Stepchange Global
    Tony Edwards CEO
    Stepchange Global
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    Stepchange Global
    Nick Gibson Principle Advisor
    Stepchange Global
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  • Chika Uduma
    Blue Gentoo
    Chika Uduma Vice President
    Blue Gentoo
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  • Dr Rotimi Alabi
    RAB Microfluidics
    Dr Rotimi Alabi Managing Director
    RAB Microfluidics
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  • Graham Gaston
    Sensalytx ltd
    Graham Gaston CEO
    Sensalytx ltd
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  • Ross McLeod
    intelift
    Ross McLeod CEO
    Intelift
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  • Professor John McCall
    Robert Gordon University
    Professor John McCall Director Smart Data Technologies Centre
    Robert Gordon University
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  • Stuart Broadley
    The EIC
    Stuart Broadley CEO
    The EIC
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  • Neil Golding
    The EIC
    Neil Golding Head of Oil and Gas
    The EIC
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  • Stuart MacKinven
    OGTC
    Stuart MacKinven Technology Accelerator Programme Manager
    OGTC
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  • Helge Ruistuen
    TechnipFMC
    Helge Ruistuen Vice President Field Performance, Subsea Life of Field Services
    TechnipFMC
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    Helge Ruistuen is heading up Field Performance, a Global Service line within the Subsea Life of Field Services segment in TechnipFMC.

    He holds a Dr. Ing degree in Petroleum Engineering from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology.

    Helge has 25 years of experience from the oil and gas industry, holding roles spanning from drilling and reservoir engineering, to production technology, flow assurance and subsea engineering. In TechnipFMC, Helge has held management positions within front-end engineering and subsea services. Responsibilities includes business unit leadership for solutions and services within oil and gas production and integrity management, with focus on safely unlocking the potential of subsea infrastructure in operation.

    Prior to joining TechnipFMC, Helge has worked with SINTEF, Saga Petroleum and production technology consulting company PTI Scandpower.

  • Allison Carrington
    Skills Development Scotland
    Allison Carrington Skills Planning Lead
    Skills Development Scotland
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  • Mike Adams
    Norwell EDGE
    Mike Adams Co-founder & lead Developer
    Norwell EDGE
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    Mike developed and co-founded the Norwell EDGE eLearning platform, which delivers comprehensive and affordable technical training for professionals in the oil & gas sector. Mike has a firm commitment to making training as open, affordable and accessible as possible in order to drastically improve levels of training across both the established and emerging markets. Mike is a vocal advocate for both digitisation and sweeping culture change in oil & gas, without which he believes the recruitment of young talent and continued innovation in the future will be at risk.

  • Sergio Sama Rubio
    Baker Hughes GE
    Sergio Sama Rubio Director of Field Enablement & Strategic Positioning
    Baker Hughes GE
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    Sergio Sama is Director of Field Enablement and Strategic Positioning at Baker Hughes, a GE Company. Sergio holds a dual degree in chemical and industrial engineering by IQS (Institut Químic de Sarrià) and a diploma in management by IESE Business School and has been working in the field of industrial software solutions for over 25 years, with specific focus in the Oil & Gas sector. Prior to joining BHGE, Sergio held various positions in software development, business development and services in companies such as Aspen Technology, VMG (currently part of Schlumberger) and Halliburton.

  • Arno van den Haak
    Amazon Web Services (AWS)
    Arno van den Haak Head of worldwide business development Oil & Gas
    Amazon Web Services (AWS)
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    Arno has over 25 years of Oil & Gas experience. He began his career with Royal Dutch Shell in 1990 in the Netherlands after graduating from Eindhoven University of Technology with a MSc. in mechanical Engineering. He has held various positions in the upstream production and operations space in the Netherlands before taking on a host of global assignments.

    Arno has worked and lived on nearly every continent for Royal Dutch Shell (with the exception of Australia). His responsibilities have spanned technical, business and managerial roles covering the upstream value chain from M&A, Exploration, Field Development, R&D, Wells, Major Projects, Deepwater and Asset/Production Operations.

    Arno has deepened his professional career the last 15 years in the COE for Deepwater in Houston as the technical authority with responsibility for well and production technology as well for project maturation and project execution with accountability for global projects. He has led international teams supporting Deepwater project planning and execution in Brazil, Philippines, Nigeria, Malaysia, Angola and Norway, both Shell operated as well as partner operated projects.

    During this time he broadened his expertise further with assignments as the head for global R&D for Deepwater structures with accountability for IP; as the global head of Deepwater Development Planning and as the project manager for the multibillion dollar Deepwater (GoM) Mars B/Olympus TLP development.
    Arno’s final assignment in Shell was as the General Manager and Technical Authority for Wells in Brazil for the exploration and development activities in the Libra pre-salt joint venture. He left Shell in 2016 for a short lived opportunity with Philips Healthcare in the San Francisco Bay Area as the senior director for program management delivering Healthcare IT solutions before joining AWS.

    His current role is the head of worldwide business development Oil & Gas for Amazon Web Services. He has over 15 professional publications to his name and holds 5 patents.

  • Chris Aryes
    OPEX
    Chris Aryes COO
    OPEX
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  • Sheri Shamlou
    Solution Seeker
    Sheri Shamlou CCO
    Solution Seeker
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    Wipro
    Carl Morris Global Production Lead
    Wipro
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    Verus Petroleum
    Gordon McRae Senior Reservoir Engineer
    Verus Petroleum
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  • Dr Haaken Ahnfelt
    Oceaneering
    Dr Haaken Ahnfelt Principal Integrity Analyst
    Oceaneering
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  • Douglas McGarrie
    IBM
    Douglas McGarrie Industry Technical Leader
    IBM
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  • John Harris
     
    John Harris Energy director
    Elevator UK
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  • Chris Tolleson
    Wipro
    Chris Tolleson Application Architect and Upstream Automation SME
    Wipro
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Dominic Grocott

Dominic Grocott

Project Director
Upstream Intelligence
+44 (0) 207 375 7510 (Global)
dgrocott@upstreamintel.com

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Ben Moss

Commercial Director
Upstream Intelligence
+1800 814 3459 x7537 (US)
+44 (0) 207 375 7537 (Global)
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2018 Sponsors & Exhibitors

Gold Sponsors

  • AWS
  • BHGE
  • dell emc
  • Wood

Silver Sponsors

  • Sword Group
  • TechnipFMC
  • wipro

Bronze Sponsors

  • 2predict
  • Akselos
  • eLynx
  • Solution-Seeker

Exhibitors

  • blue gentoo
  • dell emc
  • Envio
  • intelift
  • ODSI
  • Peloton
  • RAB Microfluidics
  • Sensalytx
  • Sword Group
  • Wood

Media Partners

  • OGV
  • OilITJournal