WHO SHOULD ATTEND
This 3-day Conference Has Been Designed For Job Functions Including:
- VPs of Operations
- VPs of Facilities
- VPS of Engineering
- VPs of EHS&R
- Regulatory Directors
- Senior Facilities Engineers
- Production Engineers
- Automation Specialists
- Data Scientists
- Senior Operations Managers
- Production Superintendents
- Facility Engineering Directors
- Environmental Managers
- Automation Leads
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Shayne JeterPermian Basin Production Superintendent
With more than 20 years of experience in the oil and gas industry. For the better part of the last decade, Shayne has helped multiple private equity companies manage start up, growth, and profitable exit strategies. Most recently helping Riley Exploration Permian transition from a private equity company to being a publicly traded company. Automation, Facility Construction, Infrastructure Planning, Production and Workovers are among Jeter’s responsibilities at Riley Permian. Shayne holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in Economics/ Finance from Eastern New Mexico University. While not working, Shayne enjoys spending time with his wife and daughter and playing golf.
Steven AutrySenior Facilities Engineer
Magnolia Oil & Gas
Syed AliIIoT & Automation Specialist
Chevron Technology Centre, Asset Performance
Gary BaxterArea Field Superintendent
Gary is an experienced oil and gas professional with operational experience in both conventional and unconventional reservoirs in both the Appalachian and Permian Basin. Currently, he serves as Area Field Superintendent at Birch Resources with responsibility over day to day Production Operations. Previously to this role, he was a Senior Operations Engineer supporting Birch's development program. Prior to Birch Resources, Gary worked in various engineering and management roles at EQT Corporation from 2007 - 2019. Gary graduated with a Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering degree from West Virginia University and obtained a MBA from Texas Tech University.
Wendy AssaliLeak Detection Engineer
Wendy Abi Assali, PhD.
Number of Years in Industry: 28 years
Industry & Academic Experience
- Chevron (8 yrs) Operations, Leak Detection Engineer, Operation, Process Control, Automation, Alarm Management Champion, etc.
- Yokogawa (6 yrs) – Advance Solutions Consultant, Business Development
- Aveva-Telvent (3 yrs) – Simulation Engineer
- University of Maryland (5 yrs) – PhD student, Graduate Assistant, Lecturer
- University of Zulia (3 yrs) – Professor & Researcher
- PDVSA (3 yrs) – Process Control Engineer
- PhD in Chemical Engineering – University of Maryland
- MSc in Chemical Engineering – University of Zulia
- BSc in Chemical Engineering – University of Zulia
Tony McMurtreyDirector, Fiber Network and Technology
EPIC Midstream (MIS)
Mr. McMurtrey joined the MIS team in April of 2019 and oversees Leak Detection, SCADA, and Intelligent Visual Monitoring Services. He has worked with Distributed Acoustic Sensing (DAS) systems since 2009, with military, nuclear, critical infrastructure, high net worth individual property, and pipeline leak systems across the globe, leading teams of individuals to address specific concerns for each installation. He served 8 years in the US Army with combat tours in Iraq and Afghanistan prior to civilian contracting and then moved to the private sector.
Ben RandellProduct Line Manager
Matt WarrenNational Oil and Gas Program Lead
Matt is the National Oil and Gas Program Lead for the Bureau of Land Management. He has been working for BLM for 21 years. Matt graduated from New Mexico State University with a degree in Mechanical Engineering and has worked in several US basins including the San Juan Basin and the Powder River Basin.
Colorado Oil & Gas Conservation Commission
John Messner was appointed to the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission by Governor Polis in July 2020. He is serving in the capacity of a member with substantial expertise in planning or land use for a term expiring July 1, 2024. Messner came to Gunnison County, from Denver, in 1991 to attend Western Colorado University. He started, grew, and eventually sold High Country Cowboy Company, served as Facility and Event Manager within the City of Gunnison, managed Messner Ranch and started a consulting business that focused on fundraising, grant writing and project management of Outdoor Recreation programs and amenities. He was elected to the Gunnison Board of County Commissioners in November 2016, and currently serves as Co-Chair of Counties and Commissioners Acting Together, Co-Chair of the North Fork Coal Mine Methane Working Group, Vice Chair of CCI Land Use and Natural Resources Steering Committee, and on the NaCO Energy and Environment Steering Committee.
Inayat ViraniVice President, International
Inayat Virani holds the role of Vice President, International for Cimarron. He has been in the upstream oil and gas business since 1991 and has been with the organization since 2010. He is based in Houston, Texas and holds a BSc. In Chemical engineering from the university of Calgary in Canada. In his 30 years in the oil and gas industry, he has worked in production, facilities and has had a concentration on compression systems. Since 2010, Inayat has been focusing on bringing emissions reduction strategies to operators across the globe.
Sayler PalabricaTransportation Specialist
Hans MuellerCTO and Co-Founder
Hans has been involved in turning waste into energy for concrete plants and public landfills. He designed, engineered, and constructed two generations of ERS units, which are known as the most sophisticated, systems-based engineering design in the field over the last 8 years with EcoVapor. He is a Colorado School of Mines graduate with a BS in Engineering. He was named the Entrepreneur of the Year in 2012 by the Colorado Cleantech Industry Association.
James SidebottomSenior Technical Adviser
James Sidebottom joined Hy-Bon Engineering, a Cimarron company, in 1997 after a career in consulting engineering in Kentucky and Indiana. During his 25 years of experience with the company, he has held the functions of Engineering Manager, Senior V.P. in charge of Technical Services and recently Senior Technical Advisor for Mechanical VRUs. During his tenure with Hy-Bon and Cimarron, he has designed hundreds of vapor recovery, casinghead pressure reduction, landfill gathering and digester gas units, as new compression technologies, application software and alternative market research have always been the focus of his efforts. In 2005, James co-authored two articles (on vapor recovery and on casinghead pressure reduction technology). James received his B.S. in Engineering from the University of Kentucky in 1986.
Bill MeltonNorth America Sales Director, Measurement and Production
Bill Melton is the North America Sales Director focused on Measurement and Production Solutions. Bill is focused on collaborating with North America unconventional operators to address challenges of emissions reduction and improving cash flow. Prior to joining TechnipFMC, Bill spent 20 years at Halliburton in a number of roles focused on engineering, sales, and operations. Bill has an MBA from Rice University.
Robert WebbRegional Sales Manager - Eagle Ford
Based in Austin, Texas, Robert has been in the Oil & Gas industry for 35 years, with a multifaceted experience in roles including Senior Project Manager, Technical Sales, Mechanical Design Manager, Project Engineering Manager, Application Engineering, and lately Regional Sales Manager over the Eagle Ford & Permian Basins. However, his passion since joining Cimarron in January 2000 has been to advise operators on how to reduce their emissions by enhancing their environmental control equipment’s performance through innovation and the early adoption of newer technologies. In his spare time Robert likes fishing, SCUBA Diving, and traveling the world with his family.
David GregoryManager Of Technical Services Engineering
David is the Manager of Technical Services Engineering at FlexSteel Pipeline. He holds a Bachelor of Petroleum Engineering degree from Texas A&M University and a Master of Energy Business degree from the University of Tulsa.
Norberto OrtigozaMPFM Service Manager & BDM North America
Mr. Ortigoza holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Universidad del Zulia in Venezuela. Norberto has spent the last 17 years leading and providing support for multiphase flow meters operations in different regions across the globe and currently managing Multiphase Flow metering Sales and Services for Emerson in US and Canada. In his spare time Norberto enjoys reading about baseball, watching games and spending time with his family.
Chris SmithsonChief Technology Officer
Mr. Smithson graduated from the University of Houston with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering Technology. He joined CROFT’s Engineering Team in 2011, with a vision to improve CROFT products and designs for production equipment. During Mr. Smithson's tenure with CROFT, he was promoted several times, and currently holds the role of Chief Technology Officer. Under his leadership, the CROFT Team has launched multiple new product lines; CROFT’s Chemical Injection System (for which he personally received a patent), Fuel-gas Conditioning System, and Ambient Cooling System, as well as improving the designs of the Gas Sweetening System and Joule Thomson System product lines. Mr. Smithson’s expertise and leadership include consulting on multiple oil and gas projects around the world, plus CROFT’s technology advancements by implementing the latest 3D CAD design/analysis software, product data management, along with process simulation software for Chemical and Hydrocarbon processes. Ultimately, Mr. Smithson’s main focus is to continue to improve CROFT’s products and designs to meet industry demand.
Richard C. BostPresident & Chief Engineer
Liviu HusoschiSales Manager
Liviu Husoschi holds a Masters Degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Technical University of Iasi, Romania. He has worked with Schlumberger for the past 13 years, starting as a well testing engineer working in various locations from North Sea, East & West Africa and South America; working with multiphase metering technology ever since. Liviu moved to US in 2018, as a sales engineer followed by product and service delivery manager for Testing Services focused on multiphase metering services between US and Canada.
He is currently a committee member of API 20.1 Production Allocation and 20.3 Multiphase flow metering, and part of the board of directors of SPE Flow Measurement Technical Section.
Ivo BozukovManaging Director – Energy Transition
Forum Energy Technologies (FET)
Andrew WalshDirector of Customer Success
Hear From Operators, Screened Suppliers And Trusted Manufacturers Bringing A Wealth Of Real World Experience And Technical Information To The Table With No Sales Pitches
DAY ONE & TWO: LINKING EMISSIONS REDUCTION & ESG INTO EFFICIENCY OPTIMIZATION
- Implementing New Technologies & Techniques For GHG Emission Reduction And To Operate The Entire Upstream Facility More Efficiently: Address Fugitive Emissions, Limit Flaring, Capture Gas, Meet Leak Detection Requirements, Evaluate New Vapour Recovery Technology, Update Valve Designs, Improve Compression Efficiency & Carry Out Separation Processing With A Smaller Footprint
- Justifying The Value Of New Emission Reduction Projects For New & Legacy Assets, Operating In Different Situations
- Tankless Systems Versus Conventional Tank Designs
- Optimizing Equipment To Capture & Monetize Product Or Reduce Fuel Burn
- Get Ahead Of New State Regulations Setting The Bar Higher On Flare Reduction & Emissions Reporting
DAY THREE: CASE STUDIES ON FURTHER OPTIMIZING EFFICIENCY TO MAKE MONEY
- Solutions For Optimizing Large Multi-Well Pad Set-Ups & Revisiting Multi-Phase Metering
- Justify Expanding Facilities Automation Projects To Reduce Emissions & Deliver Efficiency Gains
- Sharing Creative Solutions To Address Supply Chain Bottlenecks, Escalating Material Costs & Manpower Shortages
- Case Studies On The Implementation Of Asset Integrity Programmes For Safety-Critical Pressure Vessels & Legacy Equipment With Limited Historical Data