YP: The Crossroads between Two Exploration Programs: How Space Exploration Missions and Aerospace intersect Oil and Gas

Speaker: John Saiz
Speaker John Saiz
John Saiz is a Principal Industrial Fellow at the University of Cambridge Institute for Manufacturing (IfM). John and his team at the IfM Centre for Technology Management work with technology intensive organizations worldwide to refine their capabilities across the three core elements of innovation & technology management: the strategy, the ...

John Saiz is a Principal Industrial Fellow at the University of Cambridge Institute for Manufacturing (IfM). John and his team at the IfM Centre for Technology Management work with technology intensive organizations worldwide to refine their capabilities across the three core elements of innovation & technology management: the strategy, the ‘system’, and the people & organization.


Since 2014, John has worked with a number of multinational commercial organizations including AstraZeneca, EloGroup, FMC Technologies, GE Global Research, GE Oil & Gas, Halliburton, Oxiteno, Pfizer, and Subsea 7. Saiz has also supported industry consortia and academia including BioPhorum, OrthoWorx, Purdue University, UCLA, and the University of Maine.


While at NASA, Mr. Saiz directed a number of technology and flight development projects that included efforts spanning the full spectrum of technology readiness levels from initial proof-of-concept laboratory demonstration through long-term spaceflight operations on the Space Shuttle, Russian Mir and International Space Station.  He managed a portfolio of nearly 200 internal research and technology development activities during his tenure as the Chief Technology Officer of NASA’s Johnson Space Center.


John holds degrees in petroleum engineering and mechanical engineering and his industry experiences include a brief stint as a ‘mud logger’ with Integrated Drilling and Logging, Inc. in the Texas and Louisiana oilfields, along with engineering and technology management roles at Honeywell Defense Systems, Oceaneering, and Halliburton.


John and his wife Natalie live in Houston and have three children.

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  ABSTRACT of Presentation

Curiosity, innovation and a drive to optimize has powered and revolutionized the oil and gas industry since the first oil well in 1859. The comparatively more nascent space industry is driven by similar principles of unending curiosity, overcoming challenges and pushing beyond what is considered possible.  Whether it is drilling in HPHT environments or overcoming the physiological challenges of microgravity in a 6-month long spaceflight to mars, the technologies and people powering these two industries are remarkably similar.

The purpose of this talk is to discuss the similarities between these two seemingly disparate industries and how your skills in oil and gas could be possibly used to make the human mission to mars a reality.

                                                                          

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Organizer Doo Hyun Chung

Email: dchung@chevron.com 
Phone: (909) 451-3362

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Thu, Feb. 16, 2017
11 a.m. - 1 p.m. US/Central

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Houston Technology Center
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Houston, Texas 77002
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