Bus. Devt: Oilfield Services – Strategies to Survive and Prosper in 2015

Speaker Patrick Talley, Business Development Manager, Baker Hughes

32 year career in Sales and Marketing to upstream sector.  Starting at Landmark Graphics in the early 90’s to various software startups to Halliburton and Baker Hughes.  Sales leadership roles at all of those companies.

Speaker: Frank Mitton, VP North America, Schlumberger
Speaker Frank Mitton, VP North America, Schlumberger
Frank Mitton is currently the Schlumberger Vice President of Integrated Project Management (IPM) for North America and in this role is also the Vice President of New Ventures for Schlumberger Production Management (SPM).  Frank brings a combination of both domestic and international, operating company and service company experience to his ...

Frank Mitton is currently the Schlumberger Vice President of Integrated Project Management (IPM) for North America and in this role is also the Vice President of New Ventures for Schlumberger Production Management (SPM).  Frank brings a combination of both domestic and international, operating company and service company experience to his position. Before joining Schlumberger in 1996, Frank had assignments in the US, Canada, Europe and the Middle East with Amoco, Marathon and Gulf Canada Resources in the areas of both drilling engineering and operations and business management. Since joining Schlumberger, coincidental with the launch of Schlumberger’s Integrated Project Management (IPM) offering, Frank has held a number of positions, in a number of locations, primarily focused on the growth and delivery of Schlumberger’s project management and risk based services.


Frank is a graduate engineer, a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers and lives in the Houston area.

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Speaker: Bill Head, Ultra-Deepwater Project Manager, Research Partnership for Securing Energy for America
Speaker Bill Head, Ultra-Deepwater Project Manager, Research Partnership for Securing Energy for America
Bill Head is an advanced senior technologist/manager with extensive experience in both domestic and international exploration and exploitation. He has been instrumental to new venture entry, the development of technical resources, and the coordination of both local and global business operations. Mr. Head’s work has been noted in company annual ...

Bill Head is an advanced senior technologist/manager with extensive experience in both domestic and international exploration and exploitation. He has been instrumental to new venture entry, the development of technical resources, and the coordination of both local and global business operations.


Mr. Head’s work has been noted in company annual reports and professional publications. At one time he managed one of the largest service company computer facilities in the industry. He has run business units and crews all over the globe.  Bill has been published in professional journals in project research in engineering, offshore safety, naval architecture, hydrology, geology, petrophysics, and geophysics. He is a contributing exploration editor and columnist of World Oil magazine.


Recent and past positions include:


o Project Manager, Ultra Deepwater Research, nonprofit, industry-public partnership-189 members, including all the major operators in the Gulf.


o General Manager E&P, Texas onshore independent,


o Owner of an independent Geophysical Processing Co.


o Vice President of Technology, Meridian Oil and Gas Co.,


o Vice President/COO, Reservoir Imaging , PGS,


o Vice President, Western Hemisphere, PGS-Tensor Data Processing,


o CFO PGS Tensor Data Processing,


o Vice President, Latin America, Tensor Data Processing,


o Exploration Supervisor Middle East, Far East, Central and South America; Sr. Geophysicist New Ventures, Marathon Oil Co.


 


Education;


Dept. Honors, BA Geophysics, Olivet Nazarene U, Kankakee, Ill.,


University of Missouri - Rolla, MS Geology,


University of Houston, MBA in International Finance,


Concord Law School, Los Angeles, JD in Intellectual Property


Bill is an active member of SPE, SEG, and AAPG.

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Join us at the Four Seasons Hotel as our panel of experts from the industry’s leading oilfield service companies discuss a look back on 2014’s key issues, expected trends for 2015, and strategies to that will be key to future growth. 

Service companies have been and remain a key component to each operator’s success across the world by pressing the envelope on technological advancement to unlock production that was previously inaccessible.  These groups are leading the way with an acute focus on innovation, operational excellence, and safety. Recent announcements of pending mergers combined with falling oil prices have created a sense uncertainty in a market….and posed questions about what strategies service companies should employ in 2015 to ensure their and their customers success. 

How are OFS preparing for changes in market prices and how will this affect activity levels? What is the next step change in innovation and how will that impact the industry? How has the unconventional boom in the United States shifted the global market focus?

We welcome you to join us for this informative discussion, as well as the fellowship and networking of the popular Social Hour at 5:00 pm.

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events.  Thank you for being a Season Passholder!

 

When?

Wed, Jan. 28, 2015
5 p.m. - 7 p.m. US/Central

How Much?

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Where?

Four Seasons Hotel
1300 Lamar
Houston, Texas 77010
United States

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