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WHO SHOULD ATTEND

Meet The Senior Decisions Makers With Job Titles Including:

VPs, COOs, CTOs, CIOs, Directors, Managers, Engineers, Leads, Specialists, Coordinators, Analysts, Foremans, Superintendents, Advisors, Scientists in...

  • Operations
  • Technology
  • Automation 
  • SCADA
  • Engineering
  • Production
  • Optimization
  • I&E
  • Instrumentation
  • Measurement
  • Controls
  • Systems
  • IoT & Digital Transformation
  • Cloud Integration
  • Cyber Security
  • (Advanced) Analytics
  • Data
  • IT Infrastructure
  • Facilities

Plus:

  • Reliability Engineers
  • Design Engineers
  • Machine Learning Engineers
  • Senior Engineers - 5G & Wireless
  • Asset Managers
  • Platform Managers
  • Area Managers
  • Supply & Procurement Managers
  • Chemical Managers
  • EHS Managers
  • Systems Architects

Meet Leading Technology & Services Providers In:

  • IoT & Edge Computing
  • Remote Monitoring Without Infrastructure
  • Real-Time Machine Learning Model Deployment
  • Autonomous Rod Pumping & ESP
  • Cybersecurity
  • Cloud-Computing
  • Smart Cameras
  • VR & Augmented Reality
  • Drones
  • Automating Manual Processes
  • Audio Analytics
  • Power Consumption Monitoring
  • Well Performance Diagnostics
  • Cost-Effective Well-Site Communications
  • AI Applications
  • Data Analytics
  • Field Communications
  • Data Analytic Dashboards
  • Condition Monitoring
  • Automating Controls

Speakers

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Prabhu Srinivasan

Prabhu SrinivasanTechnical Team Lead, Operations & Data Analytics

Vermilion Energy

Raj Rapaka

Raj RapakaUpstream Digital Transformation 

ExxonMobil

Raj is a Digital Innovation Advisor with ExxonMobil and has been with the firm for eight years. Over the course of his career, Raj has worked in consulting, marketing, commodities trading, and environmental management – but found his calling in business transformation. He is an ardent student of business history and is passionate about recognizing, understanding, and leveraging the forces of change. He is the creator of the SELF-HELP business improvement framework, and uses his background in engineering, technology, and finance to ideate, advocate, and execute step-change initiatives.

George Robertson

George RobertsonFacilities Engineering Advisor


Chevron

George has over 25 years of experience in the Oil and Gas industry. His experience ranges from pumping well analysis to engineering management. 

He is currently an engineer working in automation and cybersecurity for a major integrated oil company.  He has served on numerous standards committees and presented on various automation topics in several forums.

Andrew Pruet

Andrew PruetProduction Operations Engineer Advisor - Central Automation Team

Oxy

Andrew Pruet is a Production Operations Engineer Advisor in Oxy’s Central Automation Team responsible for designing, implementing, and testing IoT and cloud solutions applied to production operations. Over the past year, Andrew has focused specifically on IoT applications related to emissions and surveillance. Andrew has been with Oxy/CRC for almost 10 years serving as an engineer in Permian, Long Beach, and Central Support. Andrew holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Petroleum Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin and a Master of Science degree in Computer Science from Georgia Tech. 

Charlie Kettner

Charlie KettnerProgramming Specialist

ARC Resources

Charlie's career evolved from journeyman electrical work to becoming a prolific SCADA/PLC professional. Charlie's programming knowledge has been critical to the start up and safe operations of all of ARC's new facilities that have come on stream since he joined in 2014. Charlie is known for his unquestioning willingness to help, and for his constant pursuit of technology optimization. 

Syed Ali

Syed AliIIoT & Automation Specialist 

Chevron

 

Denis Drolet

Denis DroletSenior Operations Engineer - CBU

Vermilion Energy

Lucas Green

Lucas GreenOperations Technology Director


Maverick Natural Resources, LLC

Currently, automating company field assets, instituting nationwide network of Integrated Operations Centers, leading team to create company's Big Data Citizen Scientist Platform and Division and developing Operational Policy Standards-Best Practices at Maverick Natural Resources, LLC.

Todd Anslinger

Todd AnslingerIIoT Center Of Excellence Lead


Chevron

Todd Anslinger has worked at Chevron for 18 years.  He leads the IIoT CoE and is responsible for communicating with all of Chevron's BU's globally about the value that particular use cases could bring to their BU and to provide a resource to help the BU's navigate the first couple of IIoT projects until they can build their own IIoT organizational capability.  He comes from a process automation background and is keenly in tune with operations and facilities engineering.  He sits on the ARC Digital Transformation Council and the Rockwell Automation Customer Advisory Board.

Alan Bryant

Alan BryantSenior Automation Engineering Advisor

Occidental 

Alan Bryant, PE, PMP has a MSEE degree from University of Missouri at Rolla (now Missouri S&T).  He has spent most of his 29-year career working in the upstream oil and gas industry with Exxon and Oxy.  His roles have included facility engineering, major project management, instrument engineering, control system engineering, and automation engineering management.  In the upstream O&G business, he has worked primarily with PLC and SCADA systems and some DCS.  He is currently in Oxy's Central Automation Group which is developing OOG's automation strategy for the future.  Alan is also active on ISA standards committees including ISA 112 (SCADA), ISA 101 (HMI) and ISA 18 (Alarm Management).

Will Whitley

Will WhitleySenior Artificial Lift Production Engineer Advisor

Chord Energy

Will Whitley joined Oasis in September 2016 as Senior Artificial Lift Production Engineer Advisor.  Prior to joining Oasis Will served as Senior Advising Production Engineer at Chevron and has 39 years of experience in the oil and gas industry.  He began his career with Union Oil Company of California serving in several production engineering and management positions in the Mid-Continent as well as the Gulf of Mexico.  Following the merger with Chevron Mr. Whitley served as Senior Advising Production Engineer over the Oklahoma Asset and has authored an SPE paper and two Southwestern Petroleum Short Course papers.  He serves as a Technical Advisor to the University of North Dakota Energy and Environmental Research Center and is on the University of North Dakota Petroleum Engineering Industry Advisory Council.  He has served on the Board of Directors of the Oklahoma Oil and Gas Association, Oklahoma Energy Resource Board and the Southwestern Petroleum Short Course Board of Directors.  He holds a Bachelor of Science in Petroleum Engineering from Texas Tech University.

 

 

Richard Xu

Richard XuPrincipal Data Scientist

Woodside Energy

Mark Peavy

Mark PeavyPresident, Co-Founder


Peavy Energy Ventures LLC

Sandro Esposito

Sandro EspositoVP Sales & Marketing

SignalFire Wireless Telemetry

Sandro Esposito is the sales & marketing director for SignalFire Telemetry Inc, a manufacturer of industrial wireless solutions located in Massachusetts.  He graduated with bachelors in Montreal from the Ahuntsic college in electrical and instrumentation engineering with honorary  mentions from Hewlett Packard and received the gold medal from the governor general of Canada. He has been in the  process control and automation industry for 24 years and holds 6 patents related to industrial controls and smart technologies and has  published 12 papers in industry leading journals and magazines. For 5 years now, Sandro has been managing sales, marketing, business development and commercialization strategies for wireless telemetry & IoT.

Robert Ward

Robert WardVice President of Business Development 

Kuva Systems

A native of Texas, Robert has been part of the oil & gas industry for ~30 years, focusing on problem solving and various technology initiatives in the realm of measurement operations, production optimization, enterprise SCADA, telemetry and connectivity.  He spent over a decade where he pioneered the introduction and adoption of Control Microsystems’ SCADAPack as well as solutions from Accutech Wireless, Trio DataCom and ClearSCADA.  Since 2016, Robert has been active in accelerating adoption of several newer technologies ranging from cellular based autonomous instruments, to WiFi in hazardous areas to connected operator initiatives, Edge computing platforms, and expansive connectivity networks with integrated components that leverage LoRaWAN and LTE.  Having consulted to Kuva Systems since March 2021, Robert joined Kuva full time in Oct 2022 as Vice President of Business Development where he is now focused on helping Oil & Gas Operators attain their ESG goals with a low cost methane imaging camera that provides visual evidence of the leak origin. 

David Blanco

David BlancoDirector of Technical Operations and Business Development

AUTOSOL

David Blanco is the Director of Technical Operations and Business Development for AUTOSOL and product lead for AUTOSOL’s edge initiatives. By listening to his clients and drawing on his years of SCADA experience, he creates solutions that solve problems with room for future growth. This gives him the ability to service customers by adapting AUTOSOL’s proven solutions to clients’ new challenges and demands. David has experience as an integrator and an industry writer and is the winner of several industry awards for his work. David holds a BA in Management Information Systems from the University of Texas at Austin and a MA in International Affairs from the Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M University.

Andrew Walsh

Andrew WalshDirector of Customer Success

Qube Technologies 

Andrew is an engineer with 13 years’ experience in the oil & gas industry. At Qube, Andrew works with the company’s global customer base to deploy, train, and support operationalization of continuous monitoring technology. Prior to joining Qube, Andrew spent 10 years as an operations engineer at several large-cap & independent oil and gas producers, overseeing operations and maintenance of oil batteries and gas processing infrastructure for sweet and sour products.

Kris Palka

Kris PalkaCEO

Akinê Inc

Founder and CEO of Akinê Inc, Krzysztof (Kris) Palka, is a serial entrepreneur with a focus on efficiency and process improvement and a pioneer in the digital oilfield.  Kris understands the need to create resiliency in the industry by embracing innovation and new practices. With over 20 years expertise in oil production optimization and technology development, an MSc in Mechanical Engineering, and a Harvard business degree, Kris sees automation combined with digital transformation as critical on the road to more efficient hydrocarbon production in the carbon constrained economy.

Dailey Tipton

Dailey TiptonSenior Vice President

Ndustrial

Dailey started his career as a Naval Flight Officer and is a Veteran of Foreign War with multiple recognitions. He holds an MS in Civil Engineering from the University of Texas and a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Auburn University. Dailey has 30+ years of experience in energy management and sustainability and is known for helping businesses rapidly scale and respond to market disruptions. He is currently the Senior Vice President of Ndustrial, the “production-first” Energy Intensity platform that has helped customers avoid over $100 million in potential energy spend.

Ruzbeh Homji

Ruzbeh HomjiCo Founder & CEO

Mechademy

Ruzbeh Homji is the Co Founder and CEO of Mechademy Inc., a company specialized in the field of predictive maintenance of industrial assets. He is responsible for driving the product vision, company culture, and growth.

Prior to Mechademy, he spent 14 years with Chevron Corporation, as a turbomachinery subject matter specialist with significant technical contributions to some of the world’s largest LNG and offshore projects.

Ruzbeh has over 20 years of experience in machinery selection, sizing, performance analysis, testing, operations, maintenance, and diagnostics. He holds a master’s degree in mechanical engineering from Texas A&M University.

Geoff Daily

Geoff DailyChief Revenue Officer

Bifrost by Techneaux

Geoff Daily is Bifrost’s Chief Revenue Officer. Geoff is a communications, business, and technology strategist. With experience working across a variety of industries, Geoff is a long-time advocate for helping organizations imagine, plan, and implement strategies for leveraging technology to improve efficiencies and open up new opportunities for growth. He’s experienced first hand how the real barriers to digital transformation efforts aren’t just technical infrastructure but also having to change the social infrastructure of people, processes, and behaviors. He’s excited about the opportunity to help oil and gas companies unlock the full power and potential of the data that’s too often trapped in systems like SCADA and historians.

Andrew Hinz

Andrew HinzSouth Central Regional Manager


Stratus

Andrew Hinz is a graduate of Central Michigan University has 20 plus years’ experience in remote IT infrastructures, Industrial controls systems, remote data acquisition/analysis, wireless communication systems and remote video/audio applications. Andrew has developed and implemented new technologies in Upstream and Midstream of edge based solutions. Andrew holds 3 patents in electrical safety and monitoring technologies and is a co-publisher of peer reviewed electrical safety papers in Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) and the others.

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AGENDA AT A GLANCE

PRE & POST CONFERENCE WORKSHOPS

January 30 & February 2
Full Information


MAIN 2 DAY CONFERENCE

Day 1- January 31, 2023‚Äč 

How Automation Fits Into Emission Monitoring & Control 

  • Ensuring Your IOT, Digital Transformation & Automation Projects Work As A Whole To Deliver Value In The Face Of Price Inflation & Supply Chain Shortages 

  • How Automation Can Help Reduce The Financial Burden Of Monitoring And Reducing Emissions: Understanding which technology to implement in specific situations

  • Automating To Control The Cost Of Meeting New ESG Requirements On Fugitive Emissions, Leaks & Environmental Releases – A Deeper Dive, Identifying Which Technological Strategies Work In Which Contexts

Day 2: February 1, 2023

Applying The Latest IOT & Cloud-Based Solutions 

  • Application Of IoT Devices For Production Optimization, Gas Lift & Operational Efficiency While Protecting From Cyber Threats

  • The Cloud; Migrating Functionality To The Cloud, Security And Safety Practices, Cloud hosting And Security Practices

  • Automation, AI and Machine Learning For Workplace Challenges Including Workforce Shrinkage, Surveillance Prioritisation, & Navigating The Skill Gap In New Recruits

  • Evaluating The Latest Automation Technology Developments For Production Sites

  • Automation For Technology Maintenance And Protection Of Assets

 

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