Speaker Dr. John Hallman, Jim Raney, Henry Bergeron, Dr. Kesh Keshavan
John H. Hallman, Ph.D. is Manager of the Strategic Technology Group, reporting to the Weatherford CTO and Group Vice President for Research and Engineering. The Strategic Technology Group seeks out opportunities for new technology development and collaboration, and serves as the principal liaison between Research and Engineering and operator technology …
John H. Hallman, Ph.D. is Manager of the Strategic Technology Group, reporting to the Weatherford CTO and Group Vice President for Research and Engineering. The Strategic Technology Group seeks out opportunities for new technology development and collaboration, and serves as the principal liaison between Research and Engineering and operator technology groups, universities and consortia. John also manages a fundamental and applied research budget for mainly external research projects. Prior to that, Hallman worked in both the Managed Pressure Drilling and Engineered Chemistry groups within Weatherford. He is a member of SPE and the American Chemical Society, and has 7 patents and numerous publications in technical journals. Hallman received a B.S. in Chemistry from Ursinus College (PA) and a Ph.D. in Physical Organic Chemistry from the University of Houston.
Jim Raney graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point in 1975. Jim joined Mobil Oil in 1981. He served in a variety of technical and management assignments with Mobil and ExxonMobil before joining Anadarko Petroleum in 2001. He was called to active duty to support Operation Enduring and Iraqi Freedom. In 2004, Jim Raney returned to Anadarko and is currently in the Director, Engineering & Technology. In addition, Jim severs as Chairman of the API Committee on Standardization of Oilfield Equipment and Materials (CSOEM) and the Vice-Chairman of the API Global Industry Services Committee.
Henry Bergeron is the Well Systems Focus Area Manager for Chevron Energy Technology Company since 2008. He most recently worked as a Senior Drilling Advisor in Atyrau Kazakhstan on the Tengiz Sour Gas Injection Major Capital Project. He also worked as a Drilling Advisor in Lagos Nigeria and Duri Indonesia, and in various locations in the United States. He has been involved in numerous drilling and completion projects in extreme environmental conditions and using horizontal, multilateral technology. He began his career with Gulf Oil Company in New Orleans Louisiana in 1981. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Petroleum Engineering from Louisiana State University and is a registered engineer in the State of Texas.
Dr. Kesh Keshavan is Technology Advisor in the Drilling Group at Schlumberger. Kesh has been with Schlumberger / Smith since 1985. He has held a number of positions over this time period including Vice President, Technology Research, Smith International, Inc.; Vice President, GeoDiamond Engineering & Manufacturing where he directed all RD&E, manufacturing and engineering for facilities in Houston and Italy; VP & General Manager, Advance Materials Group, where he was responsible for all P&L functions for MegaDiamond, Supradiamant and OMNI Seals; and Director, Materials Engineering, Smith Bits where he directed materials research and development for multiple domestic and international locations. Kesh graduated from the University of Kentucky in 1978 with a PhD in Material Science.