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A Handpicked Line Up of 50+ Data Driven Experts

The world leading speaker line up for DDDP 2019 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 2019 will be the largest assembly of dedicated data driven experts in the world.

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An Unrivalled Speaker Line Up:

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  • Leading Operator Perspectives
  • Data Driven Service Companies
  • Industry Experts & Partners

Leading Operator Perspectives:

  • Kentaro Kawamori
    Chesapeake Energy
    Kentaro Kawamori Chief Digital Officer
    Chesapeake Energy
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  • Brandon Brown
    Chesapeake Energy
    Brandon Brown Director Intelligent Operations
    Chesapeake Energy
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    Brandon is a senior IT leader with 25 years of experience in fortune 500 companies, setting technical visions and strategies. He has broad experience in IT in the Telecom and Energy industries. He joined Chesapeake Energy, based in Oklahoma City in 2008. During his 10 year tenure, he has led some of Chesapeake’s disruptive technology advancements and is currently leading Chesapeake’s Intelligent Operations organization focusing on transforming Cheapeak’s data and digital culture. Brandon earned a bachelor’s degree from Oklahoma’s Northeastern State University. Prior to Chesapeake, he served in technical leadership roles at Williams Co and Wiltel. Brandon also enjoys volunteer work and serves on the Board of Directors, and chairs the Techonology Committee for the Oklahoma Regional Foodbank. He also serves on the Corporate Board of Advisors for Oklahoma State’s Analytic Programs.

  • Jim Claunch
    Equinor
    Jim Claunch VP - Operations Excellence
    Equinor
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    Jim Claunch is currently Vice President of Operational Excellence for Development and Production USA/Mexico in Equinor. He joined Equinor in 2009 as Vice President of Global Business Services in the Houston office and subsequently held VP of HR positions in Norway and in Houston. He has over 25 years of experience in the energy sector including 14 years of international experience serving in various financial and shared services roles. Prior to joining Equinor, Jim’s roles included:

    • Managing Director of Growth Capital Partner’s Energy Group in the Merchant Bank’s Houston office.
    • CFO and CIO of Power Well Services (PWS), a global oilfield services company controlled by First Reserve. PWS was put together via six acquisitions and later sold to Expro International Group PLC.
    • Sr. Vice President of Shared Services and IT at Intercontinental Hotels Group.
    • Vice President of Global Shared Services for Halliburton Energy Group, where he had global responsibility for accounting, communications, finance, HR, procurement, quality and IT functions.

    Mr. Claunch is a CPA and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business administration from Hardin-Simmons University.

  • Jarle Huseboe
    Equinor
    Jarle Husebø Leader Digital Business Solutions
    Equinor
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    Speaker bio coming soon.

  • Andrew Nobbay
    Occidental Petroleum
    Andrew Nobbay Finance Director - Performance Improvement
    Occidental Oil and Gas
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    Andrew currently serves as Finance Director – Performance Improvement with Occidental Petroleum (Oxy) in Houston, Texas. He joined Oxy in Doha, Qatar in 1995 and progressed through a number of financial leadership roles in Los Angeles, Long Beach, Bahrain and Houston. Prior to joining Oxy, Andrew was a senior consultant and auditor with Arthur Andersen in Kuwait and Oman.

    Andrew has a Bachelor’s degree in Commerce and Accounting from the University of Bombay (now Mumbai) and a Master’s degree in Business Administration from Imperial College, London. He is a Certified Public Accountant and a Certified Management Accountant. He serves on the Academic Relations Committee of Financial Executives International (FEI) Houston and the Research Committee of the Financial Executives Research Foundation (FERF). He has been an investor in public capital markets for over 20 years, and an angel investor since 2013. He lives in Houston, Texas with his wife Grace and three children.

  • Andy Flowers
    ConocoPhillips
    Andy Flowers Manager - Analytics Program Development
    ConocoPhillips
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    Speaker bio coming soon.

  • Anupam Singh
    Saudi Aramco Energy Ventures
    Anupam Singh Investment Principal
    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.

  • Darryl Fett
    Total E&P Research & Technology
    Darryl Fett Manager, Research - Drilling & Completions
    Total E&P Research & Technology
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    Speaker bio coming soon.

  • Alicia Jachmich
    Marathon Oil
    Alicia Jachmich Organizational Change Management Lead - Digital Field Technology
    Marathon Oil
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    Alicia Jachmich is the change management lead for Marathon Oil’s Digital Oilfield initiative. She began her career with Accenture, and has 15 years of change management experience including work with oil & gas operators and oilfield service providers. She has worked for Marathon Oil for 6 years, and is based in Houston.

  • Rick O’Brien
    Marathon Oil
    Rick O’Brien Digital Oil Field Project Manager
    Marathon Oil
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    An experienced manager and business consultant with a proven track record of leading teams that produce significant business growth, cost savings and productivity improvements. Over the past three years has led Marathon Oil’s digital oil field (DOF) production operations initiative which has yielded tens of millions of dollars in value. Prior to his DOF responsibilities he was the Operations Support Team Manager for the Eagle Ford asset. His initial role in the Eagle Ford asset was the start-up Supply Chain Manager where he oversaw contracting and procurement activities from the start of the asset through achievement of 200,000 boepd volumes, over an eighteen month period.

    As a Business Consultant, client engagements included: the complete redesign of three procurement functions within large organizations, analysis and redesign of information technology functions and comprehensive analysis of numerous companies’ core business processes. Responsible for all aspects of product delivery, client relationships and project activities including analysis, organizational redesign and organizational wide implementation of new strategies, tactics and business processes.

    B.S. Business Administration - Management Science, Management Information Systems
    Creighton University, Omaha, Nebraska

  • Doug Johnson
    Marathon oil
    Doug Johnson Independent Consultant - Automation, Opimitization & Analytics Strategies
    Marathon Oil
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    Independent consultant for automation, optimization, and analytics strategies with proven business improvements. Has worked with Marathon Oil delivering digital oilfield initiatives in all four of their resource plays with a primary focus on automation. Prior to the Marathon engagement has lead multiple technical DOF programs for Conoco Phillips, KOC, BP, and others.

    Doug Johnson has 38 years of industry experience in a variety of roles including executive management, operations, R&D, project management, marketing, and sales. All of these roles have been directed at the development and deployment of asset management solutions and predictive analytics around the globe. He holds multiple patents in the field of applied optimization and has authored multiple papers. Mr. Johnson achieved a Bachelor of Science degree in chemical engineering from Texas A&M University.

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    Hess Corporation
    Cliff Summers Engineering Advisor
    Hess Corporation
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    Speaker Bio Coming Soon.

  • Travis Stephenson
    Devon Energy
    Travis Stephenson Production Engineer SMR Data Analytics
    Devon Energy
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    Speaker Bio Coming Soon.

  • Mark Alvarado
    Newfield
    Mark Alvarado Snr Information Security Risk Manager
    Newfield Energy
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    Speaker Bio Coming Soon.

Data Driven Service Companies:

  • Robello Samuel
    Halliburton
    Robello Samuel Chief Technical Advisor & Drilling Fellow
    Halliburton
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    Speaker bio coming soon.

  • Steve Jackson
    eLynx
    Steve Jackson CEO
    eLynx
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    Stephen E. Jackson is the president and chief executive officer of eLynx Technologies, LLC, which provides powerful web-based monitoring, reporting, and control solutions for the oil and gas industry. Mr. Jackson has founded and developed several companies during his business career. Positions held within the various entities have ranged from owner and board member to chief executive officer. These businesses focused on several industries, including commercial and residential land development; oil and gas exploration and production; and a midstream pipeline company that gathered, processed, and treated natural gas and gas liquids.

    In 2015, Mr. Jackson founded and served as chief executive officer of Capital Waste Solutions, which collects and treats medical waste for most segments of the U.S. healthcare industry. He has served on the boards of various public companies, including First Interstate Bank of Oklahoma, Boatmen’s Bank of Oklahoma and Silicon Valley Bank of California. He is a past board member of Iron Gate, St. Simeon’s Episcopal Home and the State Governing Board of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Oklahoma, previously volunteering as a Big Brother for 15 years.

    Mr. Jackson currently serves as a member of the Board of Trustees of The University of Tulsa, participating as a member of the Executive Committee and Chair of the Audit Committee. Mr. Jackson earned a degree in Business Administration from Vanderbilt University in 1968. He and his wife Shelley have been married 48 years and reside in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

  • David Holmes
    dell-emc
    David Holmes CTO
    Dell EMC
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    David Holmes joined as the CTO Energy at Dell in 2014 and is responsible for developing Dell EMC's global Energy solutions and product positioning strategy in conjunction with the Brazil Research Centre and the Global CTO organization.

  • 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.

  • Gavin Rennick
    Schlumberger
    Gavin Rennick President SIS
    Schlumberger
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    Gavin Rennick is president, Software Integrated Solutions (SIS), Schlumberger, a position he assumed in 2017. SIS is responsible for the providing commercial software, information management, IT infrastructure, services and solutions across the entire E&P lifecycle.

    Prior to this, Gavin worked in M&A as the manager leading the integration of the Cameron company into Schlumberger following the acquisition in April, 2015.

    In 2014 to 2015, he served as Engineering, Manufacturing and Sustaining vice president of Drilling Products & BHA Integration, managing the Technology, Manufacturing and Integration activities for the Drilling Group.

    From 2009 to 2013 Gavin was the GeoMarket manager for the Schlumberger Australasia (APG) business.

    Gavin has held a variety of management positions internationally, including segment personnel manager (USA), operations manager (Scandinavia & US Gulf Coast). He joined Schlumberger as a field engineer in Saudi Arabia in 1998.

    Gavin holds a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering with First class honours and a bachelor of commerce from the University of Western Australia.

  • Edo Hoekstra
    Schlumberger
    Edo Hoekstra DELFI E&P Environment Manager - SIS
    Schlumberger
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    Speaker Bio Coming Soon.

  • Adrian Newton
    Schlumberger
    Adrian Newton Marketing Manager Drilling Software
    Schlumberger
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    Adrian Newton is the Schlumberger Marketing Manager for Drilling Software. Since joining Schlumberger in 1997 Adrian has held several technical and management positions in the North Sea and the Middle East. Adrian has significant experience working in geomechanics, drilling optimisation, formation evaluation while drilling and geosteering operations. Recent roles have included managing an integrated drilling engineering center and now marketing Schlumberger next generation drilling technology.

    Adrian holds BSc and MSc Oceanography degrees from Southampton and Texas A&M University.

  • Binu Mathew
    BHGE
    Binu Mathew Head of Digital Products
    BHGE
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    Binu Mathew leads overall digital strategy, as well as the software development and operations organizations, for BHGE. He is responsible for building next generation cloud software products that digitize the Oil and Gas industry.

    Binu joined BHGE from Oracle where he spent the past 16 years and most recently held the role of SVP of Product Development for PeopleSoft.

    He holds a B.Tech (Hons.) degree in Aerospace Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur.

  • Ron Victor
    Iotium
    Ron Victor CEO
    Iotium
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    Ron Victor is a silicon-valley based technology entrepreneur with 20 years of experience and expertise launching new ventures at start-ups and fortune 1000 technology companies. To-date he has enabled raising more than $30Million in start-up capital for multiple start-ups in silicon-valley. Ron has founded and led three companies to-date with successful exits. His latest venture is IoTium Inc. – a Silicon Valley start-up that provides a secure, cloud-managed, easy-to-deploy software defined network infrastructure for all IoT verticals. IoTium’s secure, horizontal, dynamically-configurable and scalable IoT network infrastructure solution significantly reduces the complexities for any IoT deployment including smart cities, smart grids, building automation, energy installations, industrial automation, transportation and more. Prior to launching IoTium, Ron was Vice President of Marketing and Business Development of Wireless Industrial Technologies, an Industrial IoT company providing IoT solutions for heavy industry such as Aluminum smelters, Copper tank houses and more. Ron’s experience and expertise cover a vast range of activities ranging from global business development, strategic planning, sales and marketing, intellectual property and engineering development. His domain experience and expertise includes, IoT, Wireless Networking, VoIP, Streaming Media and Broadband.

    Ron is also the founding volunteer and President of Vibha Inc. (www.vibha.org). Vibha is a completely volunteer driven registered 501c3 non-profit organization based in the United States and India. Vibha’s mission is to ensure every underprivileged child attains his or right to health, education and opportunity. To-date the organization has raised and disbursed over $13 million dollars through over 250 social entrepreneur driven projects impacting the lives of over 300,000 underprivileged children.

  • Jack Norris
    MapR
    Jack Norris SVP Data & Applications
    MapR
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    Speaker Bio Coming Soon.

  • Shahram Farhadi
    Beyond Limits
    Shahram Farhadi Head of Oil & Gas Technologies
    Beyond Limits
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  • John Archer
    Red Hat
    John Archer Global Architect Energy
    Red Hat
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    Innovative technologist with an eye on the future. Focused on architecting technical solutions that are bottom-line focused for energy organizations by helping them utilize Containers to connect Edge Computing to Data Scientists while leveraging private and public cloud services intelligently.

  • Clara Fuge
    P2 Energy Solutions
    Clara Fuge VP Product Management
    P2 Energy Solutions
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  • Cody Falcon
    Arundo
    Cody Falcon VP Product
    Arundo
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    Cody Falcon is the VP Product at Arundo and has more than 15 years of experience in high-tech solution design, product implementation, and operations. Previously, he worked for a leading Big Data Analytics provider that focused on machine learning, where he led product development and global field operations. Cody served 11-years active duty in the U.S. Navy, where his work focused in electronic warfare, satellite communications, and cryptography; including a five-year assignment at the White House as an Advance Lead for two Presidents of the United States. He has a Bachelor of Science in Information Assurance (Cyber Security) from the University of Maryland and an MBA from Norwich University.

Industry Experts & Partners:

  • Dennis O’Neill
    Energistics
    Dennis O’Neill Senior Advisor
    Energistics
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    Dennis M. O’Neill has over 40 years experience in upstream oil & gas computing technology. Dennis has worked with service companies, supermajors and professional services firms, holding both technical and senior management positions in software development, data management and service delivery in the domains of seismic, drilling, well logging and reservoir description. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree (Phi Beta Kappa) in Mathematics from Manhattan College and a Master of Science degree in Computer Science from Purdue University. He has also been awarded three US patents in the areas of knowledge-based signal processing and automated emergency response routing.

  • Jim Oberkircher
    IADD
    Jim Oberkircher Executive Director
    International Association of Directional Drilling
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    Jim Oberkircher is the Founder and President of GFE Management & Consulting a company that is focused on the successful implementation of new and emerging technologies in the energy industry.  Under the umbrella of GFE, Jim has:

    • Founded and is current Executive Director of the International Association of Directional Drilling (IADD) – 2005 - present

    • Country Manager, Tech 21 – 2007

    • Subject Matter Expert – Directional Drilling - Chevron – 2007 - 2008

    • Founder, VP Operations Fram Exploration, AS – 2008 – 2014

    • Senior Advisor – Pioneer Natural Resources – 2014 to present

    Jim attended Carnegie-Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania where he studied Mechanical Engineering.  Some key attributes to Jim’s 35+year career in the energy industry include:

    Cutting edge technical achievement

    Throughout his career, Jim has typically been at the forefront of innovative technical development and applications.  From the early “Nortrak” double-tilt motor to the latest Rotary Steerable System to complex drainage architectures and completions to the latest in remote monitoring of onshore production systems.  Some key early technologies include:

    • Nortrak DTU Steerable Motor

    • Early Development of MWD

    • Early LWD systems

    • Horizontal drilling in the Austin Chalk

    • Rotary Steerable Systems – North Sea

    • Multilateral Systems and Complex Drainage Architectures – World wide

    • Real-time production and artificial lift design – Trinidad

    • Integration of Seismic Resonance data into field planning

    • Advanced Drilling systems for US onshore resource plays

    Jim is currently a Senior Advisor to Pioneer Natural Resources on a number of projects where he advises on the development and deployment of new technologies.

  • 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.

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

  • Jim Crompton
     
    Jim Crompton Reflections Data Consulting
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2019 Sponsors Already Confirmed:

Headline Sponsor

  • dell emc

Diamond Sponsors

  • Baker-Hughes
  • e-lynx

Platinum Sponsors

  • Microsoft
  • schlumberger

Gold Sponsors

  • Iotium
  • Redhat
  • Seeq

Silver Sponsors

  • Beyond Limits
  • MapR

Production Track Sponsor

  • P2

Workshop Sponsor

  • QRI

Exhibitors

  • Adaptive
  • Baker-Hughes
  • dell emc
  • eData-Viz
  • e-lynx
  • eMan
  • IADD
  • Infrastructure Networks
  • intelie
  • Iotium
  • Kronos
  • Lavoro
  • MapR
  • Microsoft
  • Oilfield-Data-Services
  • P2
  • Redhat
  • schlumberger
  • Seeq
  • Signal Fire
  • Stress Engineering Services, Inc.
  • Talend

Media Partners

  • EOG
  • E&P mag
  • Offshore Engineer
  • OGM
  • Oil IT Journal
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