Jan. 24, 2008


Description

Most large E&P companies now have some sort of Digital Oil Field Program.  While most of the activities cover similar objectives, each has it own unique character and are shaped by drivers specific to the priorities and culture of the company and the specific expectations of the business and technology champions in that company.  Chevron's i-field program has its roots in production engineering and operations.  Early projects were initiated by operations managers, largely in the US and North Sea business units.  Building on the success of those projects and the strategic vision of key executive champions in Chevron, the scope of the program is now reaching out to asset development, major capital projects and reservoir management activities both in the Us and Internationally. Specific focus areas in production optimization, real time reservoir surveillance and waterflood pattern optimization are now key subject areas for development of "building block" solutions within the program.


Featured Speakers

Speaker James S. Crompton
Manager of Upstream IT Architecture & Technology Chevron Global Upstream Crompton graduated from the Colorado School of Mines (BS in Geophysical Engineering 1974 and MS in Geophysics in 1976 before joining Chevron in Denver, Colorado. He later earned an MBA degree (1996) from Our Lady of the Lake University (San …

Manager of Upstream IT Architecture & Technology
Chevron Global Upstream

Crompton graduated from the Colorado School of Mines (BS in Geophysical Engineering 1974 and MS in Geophysics in 1976 before joining Chevron in Denver, Colorado. He later earned an MBA degree (1996) from Our Lady of the Lake University (San Antonio, Texas). Early job assignments included exploration projects in the Wyoming Overthrust Belt and foreland basins in Oklahoma, Colorado and Utah as well as technical staff positions in seismic processing, E&P data management and workstation interpretation support.


In 1982, Crompton was transferred to London, England to work on exploration and equity determination development project in the UK and Danish North Sea. In 1984, he became the geophysical coordinator for the exploration group in the UK. In 1988, Jim transferred to Houston, Texas as Division Manager for upstream technical support in Chevron Petroleum Technology Company. Following assignments included Assistant to the Exploration Vice President in 1990 and Division Geophysicist for the Frontier Division in 1991.


Crompton served as a study team leader for the reorganization of the Information Technology function in Chevron's North America Upstream company which led to his assignment in New Orleans as the IT Manager for the Gulf of Mexico Business Unit in 1993. In this assignment, Crompton led one of the largest desktop PC standardization projects (which become a precursor to the first generation of GIL in the corporation) and leveraged that initiative to the entire North American Upstream operating company when he became the OPCO IT manger in 1995. Crompton participated in the early phases of the IT Vision Study which led to the current model for the central IT organization in ChevronTexaco. Jim joined ITC in 1997 as the Principal Technical Advisor where he was responsible assessment of emerging technology and strategic planning for the IT function including strategic research. Crompton helped to introduce the concept of technology lifecycle planning and broader system perspective on assessment of emerging technology opportunities. The "IT Tech Trends" work started in his group still continues as the foundation for IT strategic planning and as the technology strategy for the IT Enabling Strategic Focus Area.


Crompton led the IT merger integration organization study team in 2001 as part of the Chevron & Texaco merger which developed the IT organization structure and IT strategic direction for the corporation where he received a President's Award for this activity. In acknowledgement of his accomplishments in applications of information technology to business problems and in working to develop industry standards in electronic data exchange, James S. Crompton, Manager of Organizational Capability, Information Technology Company has been named a ChevronTexaco Fellow on July 21, 2002.


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Organizer

Michael Sternesky


Date and Time

Thu, Jan. 24, 2008

11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
(GMT-0500) US/Central

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Location

The Courtyard @ St. James

1885 St. James Place
Houstron, Texas 77056
USA