Speaker John Farina, Ron Hinn, Brian Musso, Ken Arnold, Marty Stetzer
John Farina provides petroleum engineering consulting and technical training services to the international and domestic petroleum industry. He has over 30 years experience in production and reservoir engineering, working on projects in Texas, Oklahoma, the North Sea and Siberia. John has a BS in petroleum engineering from West Virginia University, …
John Farina provides petroleum engineering consulting and technical training services to the international and domestic petroleum industry. He has over 30 years experience in production and reservoir engineering, working on projects in Texas, Oklahoma, the North Sea and Siberia. John has a BS in petroleum engineering from West Virginia University, and has previously worked for Shell Oil and Sneider and Merkel Associates. John was a distinguished lecturer for the American Association of Petroleum Geologists in 1989 on the subject of formation damage and its effect on well evaluation and performance and is an active member of SPE, serving on the Gulf Coast Section Continuing Education Committee.
Ron Hinn is a Technical Staffing Consultant with Oxy in Houston. A 1977 petroleum engineering graduate of the University of Tulsa, he has held various engineering and supervisory positions throughout his career. Ron is very active within the SPE, having served in positions at the worldwide, regional and local levels. Ron, a veteran instructor of the GCS Oilpatch Orientation, has a strong interest in sharing unique insights and facts associated with the E&P industry -- giving particular emphasis to its importance within the worldwide economy.
Brian Musso is a technical consultant to the exploration and production portion of the oil and gas industry. He is working both nationally and internationally on projects focusing on reserve estimation, deep water evaluation and development, and acquisitions and divestitures. After receiving a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of New Orleans in 1977, Brian worked for BP-Amoco for 28 years in a variety of operations, reservoir and petrophysical positions. The final fifteen years with were primarily working on depp water related projects. As experienced teacher and presenter, he developed and taught in-house training courses for BP. He is a registered professional engineer and a member of SPE.
Ken Arnold is an independent consultant with over 40 years of experience in projects, facilities and construction related to upstream oil and gas developments. He spent 16 years at Shell in engineering, and engineering research management. He formed Paragon Engineering Services in 1980 which had a staff of 600 and was acquired by AMEC in 2005. Ken is the author, co-author or editor of several textbooks and numerous technical articles. He taught production facility design at the University of Houston and has been active with SPE and other technical societies. He also received Houston's 2003 Engineer of the Year by the Texas Society of Professional Engineers, and is the recipient of the SPE Public Service Award and the DeGolyer Distinguished Service Medal.
Marty Stetzer leads a consulting practice that specializes in training design and delivery, operations improvement and large-scale system implementations. His oil & gas career included 18 years of P&L experience with Schlumberger, Superior Oil-Mobil, Wilson industries and Exxon, in a variety of USA and international assignments. Marty also has 13 years of energy consulting experience with PricewaterhouseCoopers. He has worked with numerous national and international oil & gas company managements to help improve business performance across the upstream, midstream and downstream. He has managed major projects in the USA, Middle East, Russia, India, Italy and Europe. Marty has a BSME from Kettering Institute in Michigan, and an MBA from Carnegie Mellon. He is active in the SPE and often presents at other industry forums.