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2020’s All-Star Speaker Line-Up

The world leading speaker line up for DDDP 2020 brings together the finest names from operators, and technology and service companies in oil and gas.

Industry leaders, expert practitioners and front-running innovators discuss, demonstrate and deliver data driven advantages for their businesses. DDDP 2020 will be the largest assembly of dedicated data driven experts in the world.

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An exciting glimpse into the future where technology and D&C work hand in hand

- Chevron

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  • Leading Operator Perspectives
  • Industry Experts & Partners

Keynote:

  • Chicovia Scott
    Chevron
    Chicovia Scott GM Digital Innovation & Acceleration
    Chevron
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    Chicovia Scott is General Manager of Digital Innovation and Acceleration, driving digital transformation throughout the company.

    She joined Chevron in 2008, working roles in finance and business planning in Upstream and Shipping. Later, she served in a business development in Chevron Pipe Line and most recently, as an advisor on the Digital Innovation and Acceleration team.

    Prior to Chevron, Chicovia worked in various technical, business and commercial roles at BP, PwC and KeyBanc Capital Markets.

    She holds a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from Florida A&M University and an MBA from Rice University.

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.

  • 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.

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

  • Claudia Zuluaga
    Shell
    Claudia Zuluaga Principal Digital Product Manager
    Shell
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    Speaker Bio Coming Soon.

  • Xiaojun Huang
    ExxonMobil
    Xiaojun Huang Senior Advisor, Upstream Digital Transformation
    ExxonMobil
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    Speaker Bio Coming Soon.

  • 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.

  • Farzad Sunavala
    Chevron
    Farzad Sunavala Software Engineer
    Chevron
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    Farzad Sunavala is currently a Software Engineer in the CNAEP Gulf of Mexico Business Unit. Farzad is an enabler in Digital Transformation Efforts and an aspiring architect for digital strategies such as Blockchain, AR/VR, Artificial Intelligence, Data Science, Robotic Process Automation, and many more initiatives. Additionally, Farzad enjoys authoring SPE Technical Papers, LinkedIn Articles, and Developing Mobile Applications.

    People don't buy WHAT you do, they buy WHY you do it. What's your WHY?

  • Cliff Summers
    Hess Corporation
    Cliff Summers Engineering Advisor
    Hess Corporation
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    Knowledge & Experience

    • 27 years engineering experience in Oil & Gas upstream in both domestic and international locations, onshore and offshore.
    • 5 Years in Power Utility T&D & Industrial Marketing
    • Experience as a Control System Engineering / Maintenance Team Lead, Project Team Lead, Technical Authority to Operations & Projects, and Asset Facility Engineer.
    • B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Auburn University.

    Expertise

    • Process/Facility Automation & Instrumentation
    • Process Control & Safety Systems
    • SCADA – Supervisory Control And Data Acquisition
    • Lifecycle Management
    • Facility Maintenance Practices & Procedures

    Professional Interests

    • Problem Solving
    • Team & Consensus Building
    • Large Scope Project Work
    • Operational, Technical & Maintenance Standards & Practices

  • 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.

  • Austin Krehel
    Pioneer Natural Resources
    Austin Krehel Geologist II, Permian Drilling Execution
    Pioneer Natural Resources
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    Speaker bio coming soon.

  • Ian McWilliam
    Chevron
    Ian McWilliam D&C Engineering Manager
    Chevron
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    Career bio: 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.

  • Raj Rapaka
    ExxonMobil
    Raj Rapaka Upstream Digital Transformation Advisor
    ExxonMobil
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    Speaker Bio Coming Soon.

  • Kelsey Prestidge
    Chevron
    Kelsey Prestidge Performance Drilling Engineer
    Chevron
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    Speaker bio coming soon.

  • 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:

  • 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.

  • Rob Ratchinsky
    ENGAGE
    Rob Ratchinsky Founder & CEO
    ENGAGE
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    Speaker bio coming soon.

  • 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.

  • Mike Witte
    RigUp
    Mike Witte COO & Co-Founder
    RigUp
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    Mike Witte is the chief operating officer and co-founder of RigUp. Since the company’s founding in 2014, it has become the energy industry’s largest marketplace, raising $300 million in a Series D round led by Andreessen Horowitz. RigUp, which has now grown to include over 500 employees in Austin, TX, connects independent contractors with work and matches vendors and operators with the workforce that will get the job done. Mike started his career as a petroleum engineer at Encana, has been an energy private equity consultant, and has more than 10+ years of energy industry experience. Mike has successfully led RigUp through 7 acquisitions and continues to help grow and build the company’s network every day. Mike is a graduate of Columbia University (MBA) and holds a Bachelors of Petroleum Engineering from Texas A&M University. 

  • Ross Philo
    Energistics
    Ross Philo CEO
    Energistics
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    Ross Philo is the CEO of Energistics Consortium Inc, providing the leadership for the Consortium to achieve its vision and mission to develop, distribute and support the adoption of upstream data transfer standards, including WITSML™, PRODML™, and RESQML™ among others.

    Ross attended Imperial College of Science and Technology in the United Kingdom, where he received first class honors with a B.Sc. (Eng.). Ross has over 35 years of experience in the oil and gas industry. He has worked for Maersk Oil, Halliburton and Schlumberger among others. He has held numerous executive management positions including CEO, CIO and other technology leadership roles. He was most recently at Cognoscenti Consulting which works with private equity and venture capital companies. Ross has lived and worked in some 30 countries worldwide in numerous management assignments.

    In his current position, he leads strategic planning, operations management and strategic alliances, building an inclusive global user community and facilitating a collaborative standards development environment.

    Ross is a member of the Energistics Board of Directors and a member of the Standards Leadership Council.

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

  • Andrew Bruce
    Data Gumbo
    Andrew Bruce CEO
    Data Gumbo
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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.

  • Chuck Greer
     
    Chuck Greer President
    CRG Oilfield Abandonment
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    Speaker Bio Coming Soon.

  • Jim Crompton
     
    Jim Crompton Managing Director
    Reflections Data Consulting
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    Speaker Bio Coming Soon.

  • 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.

  • George Danner
    Business Laboratory
    George Danner President
    Business Laboratory
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    Bio - Since 1983, George Danner has been at the forefront of data science and in the moment, its newfound disruption. In 2013, he was awarded the prestigious Wolfram Innovator Award in Industrial Engineering and Economics. His experiences span many industries that include energy, pharma, manufacturing, healthcare, finance, supply chain, logistics, investment banking, and IoT. His groundbreaking book “The Executive’s How-to-Guide of Automation” (Palgrave Macmillan 2019) is a primer for corporate decision-makers who rely on complex data. He consults with global leaders to ask the right questions of their data to solve what now, appears elusively unsolvable.

Got a question? Get in touch below!

Jade Waters

Jade Waters

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Paul Robinson

Business Development
Upstream Intelligence
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Andre Elkana

Commercial Manager
Upstream Intelligence
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2020 Sponsors Already Confirmed:

Headline Sponsor

  • dell emc

Digital Field Solutions Partner

  • RigUp

Gold Sponsors

  • schlumberger

Silver Sponsors

  • GE-servicemax
  • Pachyderm
  • Redhat
  • TIBCO

Bronze Sponsor

  • DataGumbo

Pre-Networking Drinks Sponsor

  • ENGAGE

Sponsor

  • Wipro Limited

Exhibitors

  • Beyond Limits
  • cloudera
  • Confluent
  • dell emc
  • detechtion-technologies
  • Denodo
  • ENGAGE
  • epam
  • GEODIS
  • Geologic
  • GE-servicemax
  • Infrastructure Networks
  • IPCOS
  • llamazoo
  • Lavoro
  • MemSQL
  • MongoDB
  • omnisci
  • The open group
  • osperity
  • Pachyderm
  • peloton
  • Redhat
  • rignet
  • RigUp
  • schlumberger
  • Signal Fire
  • Timescale
  • TIBCO

Industry Partners

  • energistics
  • Houston Exponential
  • IADD
  • Revonos
  • stepchange

Media Partners

  • Industrial Tech Mag
  • MyTechMag
  • NS-energy
  • oil-and-gas-360
  • oil-and-gas-innovation
  • oil-and-gas-people
  • Oil IT Journal
  • RiggerTalk
  • TradeLink
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