Speaker Chris Kendall, Zuwa Omoregie, Bill Daugherty, Russ White
Noble Energy, Occidental Oil & Gas, ATP Oil & Gas, ExxonMobil Confirmed panelists: Chris Kendall - Deepwater GoM Business Unit Manager, Noble Energy Chris Kendall is the Business Unit Manager for Noble Energy’s Deepwater U.S. Gulf of Mexico Business. He received a B.S. in Engineering from the Colorado School of …
Noble Energy, Occidental Oil & Gas, ATP Oil & Gas, ExxonMobil
Chris Kendall - Deepwater GoM Business Unit Manager, Noble Energy
Chris Kendall is the Business Unit Manager for Noble Energy’s Deepwater U.S. Gulf of Mexico Business. He received a B.S. in Engineering from the Colorado School of Mines in 1988 and began his career with Mobil Oil in New Orleans, initially specializing in offshore production facilities in the US Gulf of Mexico and eventually serving as Construction Manager for some of Mobil's major West African projects. He joined Noble Energy (then Samedan) in 2001 to manage production operations in the eastern Gulf of Mexico. He moved to Quito, Ecuador in 2004 as the Operations Manager for Noble’s offshore natural gas development and onshore power plant. In 2007 he moved to Herzlia, Israel as the General Manager for Noble’s Israel Business and then relocated back to Houston in 2009 as the Eastern Mediterranean Business Unit Manager, responsible for Noble’s exploration, development, and producing activities in the eastern Mediterranean.
Zuwa Omoregie - Chief, Reservoir Engineering, Worldwide Engineering, Occidental Oil & Gas
Zuwa Omoregie is Chief Reservoir Engineer for Occidental Petroleum Corporation, based in Houston, Texas. In this role, he oversees the function across the company and also manages a group of subsurface specialists who provide consulting services to Oxy’s business units across the globe.
Prior to joining Oxy in 2008, Zuwa spent almost 27 ½ years with Chevron Corporation in various roles and locations around the world. He started as a research engineer in 1981 working on chemical flooding and special core analysis. He has worked on hydrocarbon miscible flooding in Canada, gas condensate development in the UK and supported primary and secondary developments in West Africa and Australia. His doctoral thesis was on steamflooding. In Chevron, among other roles, he served as Manager Petroleum Engineering, UK; Asset Manager - Oil in Western Australia; International Relations Manager in Washington, DC; and Regional Reserves Manager - Southern Hemisphere in San Ramon, California.
Zuwa has BS, MS and PhD degrees in Petroleum Engineering from the University of Southern California.
Bill Daugherty - Drilling Manager, ATP Oil & Gas
Bill is accountable for all aspects of planning and execution of ATP’s drilling, completion and rig-based workover operations in the Gulf of Mexico. He and his staff are currently in various phases of planning or execution on seven (7) deepwater wells with two (2) drilling rigs. Bill has twenty-seven (27) years of post-graduate industry experience in drilling operations, drilling engineering, project management and supervision. He has fifteen (15) years of experience on deepwater exploration, appraisal and development wells as a rig-site foreman, engineer or drilling superintendent/manager in the Gulf of Mexico for Conoco, BP and ATP. Bill spent seven (7) years on international assignments in Jakarta, Indonesia and Dubai U.A.E in drilling operations and engineering positions for Conoco. He is a 1984 graduate of Mississippi State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Petroleum Engineering.
Russ White - Chief Reservoir Engineer, ExxonMobil
Over the course of his 36-year career, Russ has been a steadfast leader within ExxonMobil’s Production organization and has developed a diverse reservoir engineering background. His career has yielded broad multi-functional experience and knowledge in technical and commercial areas. He has held key technical and leadership positions in the United States and the United Kingdom and has acquired significant global expertise through assignments that integrate all of ExxonMobil’s upstream businesses. He has led many asset teams, project teams, and integrated multi-functional studies. He is recognized for effectively influencing OBO partners and host governments while supporting negotiations for equity positions, operating agreements, and asset development and depletion plans for key OBO assets including Prudhoe Bay, Point Thomson, and UK Central North Sea. Russ is internationally recognized both internally and externally for his technical expertise and leadership.