R&D Study Group: Innovation Performance in the Oilfield

Speaker Jan Smits, VP of Engineering, Schlumberger
Jan Smits has worked at Schlumberger for 24 years, focusing most of this time on engineering and technology development. He is currently VP of Engineering, responsible for the new product development organization and methodologies across the Schlumberger business groups. Jan obtained his MSc in Electrical Engineering from Delft University in ...

Jan Smits has worked at Schlumberger for 24 years, focusing most of this time on engineering and technology development. He is currently VP of Engineering, responsible for the new product development organization and methodologies across the Schlumberger business groups.


Jan obtained his MSc in Electrical Engineering from Delft University in 1990, and then joined Schlumberger in Clamart, France, to work on the design of electronics, sensors and signal processing for wireline open-hole logging tools. He subsequently held various project management and line management positions in France and the US, concentrating mostly on the development of new LWD and Wireline formation evaluation tools.


Prior to taking his current role, he held positions as NPD portfolio manager for the Wireline segment and then Technology Center Manager of the Houston Center of Formation Evaluation.

Full Description

Over the past seven years, Schlumberger has undergone an in-depth transformation of its R&D organization in order to drive business results in terms of innovation, time-to-market and product performance. Jan will speak about Schlumberger’s approach to innovation and about some of the focus elements and methodologies that were key ingredients of this transformation. He will include new technology development examples as illustration and conclude the talk with Q&A.

 

Organizer Skip Davis

When?

Thu, Nov. 5, 2015
11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. US/Central

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Where?

Norris Westchase Center
9990 Richmond Ave., Suite 102
Houston, Texas 77042
United States

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