Speaker Title: President
Speaker Company: Pelton Communications LLC
Dr. David Pelton has been a professional communicator for over 40 years and has taught courses in communication and related subjects for a number of national and international training/development organizations including PetroSkills, Energy Delta Institute, The Learning Tree, Integrative Learning & Consulting, Ltd., and the Oxford Management Centre. He is currently President of Pelton Communications, LLC and holds degrees from Cornell University, The New England Conservatory of Music, and the University of Cincinnati. He has performed for – and spoken to – audiences in the US, Europe, Asia & Africa, has taught at major universities and has been an active seminar/workshop trainer/facilitator for businesses and organizations. Today he is a member of numerous institutes and societies & enjoys a national and international reputation as a communications guru.
Event Description/Presentation Abstract: Better Performance through Better Communication
Remember Strother Martin’s immortal phrase after he’d angrily whipped Paul Newman and sent him sprawling down the hill in the 1967 movie classic “Cool Hand Luke”? Right: “What we’ve got here is failure to communicate.” On December 2nd, SPE-GCS will host its final Guest Lecture Series program of 2016 and one of the hour-long sessions will be an interactive discussion of the intricacies, subtleties and nuances of communication and how you can use them to become more productive and successful at whatever you do. You’ll pick up valuable tips on, among other things, how to respond and react to what others are saying both verbally and non-verbally and how to use your verbal and your non-verbal skills to better get your messages across. So come, learn, enjoy, and share.
Speaker Title: Big Data Strategy Manager
Speaker Company: Halliburton Energy Services
Dr. Ashwani Dev is the big data strategy manager for Halliburton with more than 15 years of geoscience and technology experience in oil and gas. He has worked on wide variety of geophysical problems including converted waves, seismic inversion, signal processing, full waveform inversion, micro seismic noise attenuation and interpretation, gas hydrate interpretation and seismic attribute calculations. Before joining Landmark, Ashwani Dev worked for Ion Geophysical Corporation in research and development, and as a wireline engineer for Halliburton. Ashwani holds a Ph.D. and a Masters in geophysics from the University of Texas at Dallas and Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, India.
Event Description/Presentation Abstract: Role of Big Data Analytics in Oil & Gas Strategy
In the current digital era, there is a wealth of information available for Unconventionals, Deepwater, and Mature fields. With constrained CapEx and OpEx, companies have to be motivated to rethink the way they look at their data, business processes, and strategy to meet production numbers & generate profits. Today’s talk will give an insight on combining data and integrating it with IT & business processes to provide solutions for today’s exigent E&P environment. Ashwani believes that technology focused products and strategies are going to be the anchors that help oil and gas companies navigate through the rough economic times and take companies to higher profitability over the next decade. He actively scouts startups that are innovative and/or disruptive in the oil and gas space. Ashwani is intent on developing product development strategies and rebranding products with focus on revenue growth and innovation.
Speaker Title: Principle Well & Reservoir Engineer
Speaker Company: Add Energy
Kathryn ‘Kate’ Humphrey’s love of rocks has taken her far from her origin growing up in Fargo, North Dakota. After a BS in Geological Engineering and a MS in Petroleum Engineering, she joined a Major IOC and produced a lot of hydrocarbons through big and small oil wells and gas wells, and from dry and deep-water wells around the world. As the daughter of two teachers, sharing lessons and mentoring has always been a natural part of her career. Now retired after 30 years with an Operator and 3 years as VP Engineering in the service sector, the consulting era beckons.
Event Description/Presentation Abstract: Successful Engineers... How to be a great one?
Today’s discussion could have two titles: either an Engineer should be AMBITIOUS, EFFICIENT AND ETHICAL, or alternatively GREEDY, LAZY AND ETHICAL. The two word sets are meant to be controversial yet meaningful for the journey to excellence. What does it take to be a great engineer? Not just a good one, but a great one? Kate sets out that it’s more than education and experience; it’s about what drives you to make choices. This conversation will reveal leadership tactics that will improve your decision making and improve project performance.