Mr. Piers Wells serves as the CEO of Digital H2O, a software and data analytics company focused on digital oilfield water management. He previously led corporate strategy at Tendril, a leading smart‐grid data analytics and energy management software company, and worked as a Principal at Booz & Company, which is now known as strategy& and associated with PricewaterhouseCoopers. While at Booz, Mr. Wells built the company’s IT performance measurement business and provided clients robust data analytics and benchmarking services. He has over twenty years of experience and holds a MBA from Columbia Business School, a MA in Telecommunications from GW and a BA in Government from Cornell University.
Mr. John James Tintera is a regulatory expert in all facets of upstream oil and gas exploration, production, and transportation, including conventional and unconventional reservoirs, and currently serves as the President of the Texas Water Recycling Association. As the retired Executive Director and 22 year veteran the Railroad Commission of Texas, Mr. Tintera was responsible for overseeing the entire regulatory process, including drilling permits, compliance inspections, oil spill response, pollution remediation, and pipeline transportation. In addition, he was responsible for the state funded cleanup of over 3000 polluted sites. Mr. Tintera has both B.S. and M.S. degrees in Geology and over 30 years of combined technical and managerial experience.
Mr. Francesco Ciulla is a Managing Director of Consulting within the IHS Energy Insight group. Mr. Ciulla joined IHS in November 2014 when it acquired PacWest Consulting Partners, a Houston-based provider of market intelligence and strategic analysis for the upstream unconventional oil and gas industry. He brings more than 20 years of industry experience as a market analyst and corporate strategist, with a focus on the upstream oilfield service sector. As a principal at PacWest, Mr. Ciulla managed several market intelligence products and led consulting projects involving market analysis, competitive landscape assessment, strategic planning, and transaction advisory/commercial due diligence. Prior to PacWest, Mr. Ciulla worked as a strategic planning director for Prime Natural Resources, a private equity firm strongly focused on the oilfield service sector. In addition to leading the company’s strategic planning function, Mr. Ciulla also helped evaluate potential oil and gas acquisition targets. Mr. Ciulla holds a Bachelor of Science in Petroleum Engineering from the Universidad Central de Venezuela in Caracas, Venezuela, and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Texas at Dallas, Texas, US.
Dr. Kristie S. McLin is the Water Management Project Lead for ConocoPhillips’ Permian Unconventional asset. She is responsible for aligning and integrating all aspects of water management into a holistic strategy for the asset, including sourcing, transfer, storage, disposal, and reuse. Dr. McLin recently presented Permian Unconventional Water Management: Collaboration to Develop Full Cycle Solutions (SPE-174538-MS) at the SPE Produced Water Handling and Management Symposium. This paper highlights the collaboration and integrated perspective required to develop an economic and sustainable water management strategy that addresses the full life cycle of water. Prior to joining ConocoPhillips in 2012, Dr. McLin researched production and injection scale, impacts of scale mitigation strategies, and chemical and thermal stability of proppants in geothermal systems at the Energy and Geoscience Institute at the University of Utah. She also was a consultant for the petroleum and geothermal industries addressing the impact of water-rock interactions on production and injection processes. She holds a B.S. and M.S. from New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology and a PhD from the University of Utah.
Ms. April Sharr is the Business Development Manager for Water Management at Baker Hughes. Ms. Sharr began her career at Baker Hughes in 2009 as a Market Intelligence Analyst in the Global Strategy & Corporate Development group where she focused on emerging global unconventional markets, pressure pumping, and water management. She frequently presents on the topic of water management at oil & gas industry conferences. She most recently presented Reducing Operational Costs in Fresh & Produced Water Treatment at the DUG Permian Basin 2015, sat on the Water Management for Hydraulic Fracturing panel at the SPE Oklahoma City Production & Operations Symposium, and ran a Water Use in Hydraulic Fracturing workshop for the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. Ms. Sharr is currently on the Board of Directors for the Women’s Energy Network, a non-profit organization. She holds an MBA from Rice University with a concentration in Finance and Marketing, and a BBA from The University of Texas at Austin in Engineering Route to Business with a dual focus on Aerospace Engineering and Management Information Systems. Prior to joining Baker Hughes, Ms. Sharr held various business analytics and consulting roles at Dell, Crédit Agricole, PG&E, Deloitte & Touche, and SEER Technologies.
Mr. Jim Summers is a Partner at Environmental Resources Management (ERM), currently leading both the Midstream Sector and Integrated Water Management Practice for the firm. Jim has 25 years of experience in the energy industry, having held a variety of technical and commercial roles including: Chief Operating Officer for Energy Water Solutions, Executive Vice President of Business Development for Element Markets, Director of Power Structuring and Origination for Conoco, and Vice President of Natural Gas Liquids and Chemicals for BP Energy. Jim is a graduate of the Conoco Natural Gas and Gas Products Management Development Program and BP’s High Potential Program and holds a BS in Industrial Engineering from the University of Oklahoma.