Digital Energy: Digital Oil Field IT Stack

Speaker Jim Crompton
Senior IT Advisor Chevron Jim currently holds the position of Senior Advisor in the Global Upstream IT organization and works on a variety of strategy projects concerning the future of the IT function as it relates to the Digital Oil Field.   Jim graduated from the Colorado School of Mines ...

Senior IT Advisor
Chevron



Jim currently holds the position of Senior Advisor in the Global Upstream IT organization and works on a variety of strategy projects concerning the future of the IT function as it relates to the Digital Oil Field.


 



Jim 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, Oklahoma, Colorado and Utah as well as technical positions in seismic processing, E&P data management and workstation interpretation support.


 




In 1999, Crompton was elected to the position of chair of the general committee of PIDX (Petroleum Industry Data Exchange, the API electronic commerce sub committee.  Jim was able to influence the direction of the standards setting activities towards emerging technologies, such as XML, and new electronic business models to complement the established EDI practices in the industry.  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. He was selected to participate in the SPE Distinguished Lecturer Program for 2009-2010..


 


In acknowledgement of his contributions in applications of information technology to business problems and in working to develop industry standards in electronic data exchange, James S. Crompton was named a Chevron Fellow in 2002 and served as the chair of the Fellows Network from 2006-2008.



Full Description
This presentation will address the needed capabilities of the Digital Oil Field IT foundation and highlight some of the challenges the industry has in getting those enablers in place. The need for an integrated framework, or “IT Stack,” has been undersold in many companies leading to disappointment with the pace of deployment and adoption. Here is a perspective on how not to let that happen to you.
 
The connection between the Digital Oil Field and the increased capabilities of Information Technology seem obvious. Our industry carries an almost unconscious assumption that since IT is the enabler for the digital oil field, somehow that foundation is in place for us to work from.  However, we all have been in situations where inadequate attention to data management, the lack of enabling IT infrastructure, or lack of enough people with the right skills are root causes of inefficient or failed introduction of new technology. The excitement of the new functionality, the promise of transformed work processes and much higher returns on our technology investments are often dashed by these critical realities.
Organizer Carol Piovesan

When?

Wed, Nov. 16, 2011
11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. US/Central

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Courtyard on St James
1885 Saint James Pl
Houston, Texas 77056
USA

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