Sept. 29, 2022


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With Energy Transition and Digital transformation being imminent in Energy Industry, this panel discussion will explore how we can leverage technology and data analytics to augment this process. This transition has highlighted different challenges for the industry but with that it has also called attention to new opportunities. 

The panel will discuss what are the new challenges and opportunity in the age of transition. The discussion will also cover the potential applications of data analytics in CCUS, geothermal, digital transformation etc. This will help to learn how the industry and academy can work together in innovation and education going forward.

 

 


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Speaker: Wenyi Hu
Speaker Wenyi Hu

Wenyi Hu received his Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from Duke University, Durham, NC, USA, in 2005. From 2005 to 2009, he was a Research Scientist at Schlumberger-Doll Research. He joined ExxonMobil Upstream Research Company in 2009 and worked there as a Senior Research Specialist. From March 2013 to May …

Wenyi Hu received his Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from Duke University, Durham, NC, USA, in 2005. From 2005 to 2009, he was a Research Scientist at Schlumberger-Doll Research. He joined ExxonMobil Upstream Research Company in 2009 and worked there as a Senior Research Specialist. From March 2013 to May 2021, he was the Vice President of Research at Advanced Geophysical Technology working on a variety of R&D projects on tackling large-scale forward and inverse problems for the oil and gas industry. Currently, he is the Global ML/AI Scientist – Subsurface at Schlumberger. His active research spans different areas of applied geophysics for petroleum exploration and production and energy transition, including seismic imaging, inversion, and modelling, electromagnetics modelling & inversion, signal processing, and deep learning and data analytics. He has more than 60 technical publications and has 13 US patents / patent applications

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Speaker: Sushma Bhan
Speaker Sushma Bhan


Sushma Bhan is currently the Chair - Data Science & Engineering Analyctics Technical Section (DSEATS) at Society of Petroleum Engineers and Director at Ikon Science. Prior to this role, Sushma was Chief Data Officer- Subsurface and Wells at Shell Oil Company, where she created business co-owned data strategies and accountability …


Sushma Bhan is currently the Chair - Data Science & Engineering Analyctics Technical Section (DSEATS) at Society of Petroleum Engineers and Director at Ikon Science. Prior to this role, Sushma was Chief Data Officer- Subsurface and Wells at Shell Oil Company, where she created business co-owned data strategies and accountability for global data accelerators, standards, and subsurface digital-value funnel. Sushma was a motivating global leader of Shell’s data community of over 120 professionals across 21 countries, including a team of Chief Data Officers for Contracting & Procurement, Safety & Environment, Projects & Engineering and Exploration. Over the past decade, her team’s collective data improvements have resulted in millions of dollars in costs savings and valued outcomes, specifically in Wells, Reservoir and Facility Management (WRFM).


 



 

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Speaker: Nelia Mazula (Moderator)
Speaker Nelia Mazula (Moderator)

Nelia Mazula is a Global Account Manager for Siemens. She has 20 years of experience in the energy process industries focused on digital transformation strategies. She was a founder of 1 start-up and an early employee for 2 software start-ups purchased by Siemens and has held numerous management and leadership …

Nelia Mazula is a Global Account Manager for Siemens. She has 20 years of experience in the energy process industries focused on digital transformation strategies. She was a founder of 1 start-up and an early employee for 2 software start-ups purchased by Siemens and has held numerous management and leadership positions.  She has numerous software certificates and several published technical papers on digital strategies. Nelia speaks 4 languages and has 5 engineering software patents. She has been featured in numerous media outlets as a community and innovation leader including KPRC News, Univision and The Houston Chronicle. As a result of her work, she was featured in the National Inventor’s Museum. Nelia is a certified professional project manager, holds a bachelors in chemical engineering from Arizona State University and an international MBA focused in international business and digital strategy from INSEAD university.

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Speaker: Dr. Rita Esuru Okoroafor
Speaker Dr. Rita Esuru Okoroafor

Dr. Rita Esuru Okoroafor is an Assistant Professor at the Harold Vance Department of Petroleum Engineering, Texas A&M University. Dr. Okoroafor’s research and teaching involves the application of Petroleum Engineering principles in the Energy Transition. A former Postdoctoral Scholar at Stanford University, and Principal Reservoir Engineer with Schlumberger, Dr. Okoroafor’s …

Dr. Rita Esuru Okoroafor is an Assistant Professor at the Harold Vance Department of Petroleum Engineering, Texas A&M University. Dr. Okoroafor’s research and teaching involves the application of Petroleum Engineering principles in the Energy Transition. A former Postdoctoral Scholar at Stanford University, and Principal Reservoir Engineer with Schlumberger, Dr. Okoroafor’s 15-year experience touches on geothermal energy, CCUS, underground energy storage, and different disciplines with the petroleum industry. She was instrumental in deploying the first digital oilfield deep offshore Nigeria. Dr. Okoroafor is a recipient of the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) Africa Region Reservoir Dynamics and Description Award (2017), SPE International Young Member Outstanding Service Award (2016), and SPE Africa Region Young Member Outstanding Service Award (2014).


 

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Data Analytics Study Group


Date and Time

Thu, Sept. 29, 2022

11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
(GMT-0500) US/Central

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Location

The event will be hosted on virtual platform.



Group(s): Data Analytics