Digital Energy: Chevron's i-Field - A Case Study

Speaker Michael Hauser
Manager i-field Chevron Global Upstream Mike Hauser is currently Manager, i-field, for Chevron Global Upstream, based in Houston.  i-field is Chevron’s approach to the digital, or intelligent, field.  In this role, he is responsible for strategic alignment and governance needed in the integration of a portfolio of implementation projects, integrating ...

Manager i-field
Chevron Global Upstream



Mike Hauser is currently Manager, i-field, for Chevron Global Upstream, based in Houston.  i-field is Chevron’s approach to the digital, or intelligent, field.  In this role, he is responsible for strategic alignment and governance needed in the integration of a portfolio of implementation projects, integrating process enhancement, change management & enabling technologies.  The projects are aimed at providing business solutions to assets and business units desiring to be more effective in real-time decision making within asset management.  Prior to this, Mike has held various positions in Chevron’s North America Production Company and Energy Technology Company for 30 years.


 


Mike graduated from the University of Missouri-Rolla in 1978 with a BS degree in Geological Engineering.  He began his career that same year with Chevron Production in Taft, California.


 


He spent the first 12 years of his career in Chevron’s Western Region in the San Joaquin Valley and Alaska.  During this time, he held various positions of increasing responsibility including Staff Production Engineer, Area Engineer, and Project Manager.


 


In 1990, Mike transferred to the Gulf of Mexico in New Orleans as Manager of Property Enhancement.  He remained in New Orleans for 7 years moving on to Operations Manager – South Timbalier, Diversity Team Leader, and Gulf of Mexico IT Manager.


 


In 1997, he moved to Houston to assume the position of Central Profit Center Manager, and then MidContinent Business Unit Asset Support Manager.  In these roles, he was responsible for operations across seven states from Alaska & the Rockies to South Texas & the Gulf Coast.


 


Mike’s positions with the Exploration & Production Technology Company began with the Chevron – Texaco merger in late 2001. His initial role was the North America Account Manager, responsible for strategic technology focus areas – providing coordination between the technology company, the strategic business units in the operating company, and the key external technology providers for Chevron.


 


He moved into the current i-field position in late 2002, which has steadily evolved into a process enhancement, operational transformational strategy. 


Full 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 its own unique character and each is 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 additional areas, such as marine logistics.
 
Chevron’s Gulf of Mexico Strategic Business Unit has improved their marine vessel utilization and fleet management processes through the implementation of an Offshore Logistics Decision Support Center.  The Offshore Logistics Decision Support Center is located in Covington, LA at the Gulf of Mexico Strategic Business Unit Main office and is equipped with the people, processes and technology to coordinate logistics across multiple shore bases and several hundred structures in the Gulf of Mexico. 
 
After just over a year in operation, improvements in both safety and cost management have been identified as a result of this initiative.
Organizer Roger Hite

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Wed, Oct. 13, 2010
11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. US/Central

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