Why is Digital Transformation So Hard to Sell?

Why is Digital Transformation So Hard to Sell?

Thanks for listening to the Upstream Intelligence Channel on the EKT Interactive Oil and Gas Podcast Network.

A 25-minute discussion with Jim Crompton and Joe Perino about the challenges of IoT implementation; including price, technology and analytics.

About the Experts

Marty Stetzer

Marty Stutter

Marty has been a consultant to U.S. and international oil and gas
companies since 1986, including 13 years with PriceWaterhouseCoopers.

He brings 18 years management experience with Schlumberger, Superior Oil-Mobile, Wilson Industries and Exxon.

Marty has worked with numerous national and international oil and gas company managements to help improve business performance across upstream, midstream and downstream operations.

Like many of the team, Marty is active in the Society of Petroleum Engineers and often presents at industry forums.

Joe Perino

Joe Perino ImagePresident & CEO of PERTEX Management and Technology Consulting LLC, Joe has over 40 years of experience in upstream, midstream and downstream. He has worked in engineering, maintenance, sales, marketing and business development, and technical, IT and management consulting.

Joe started his career with Diamond Shamrock as a process engineer, then spend 20 years with process automation and supply chain technology suppliers Emerson, Honeywell and i2, before joining the consulting ranks with IBM, Logica North America, KBC Advanced Technologies, and Schlumberger Business Consulting.

Joe was involved early on with the Digital Oilfield concept and has consulted on production efficiency and effectiveness improvements for KOC, Pemex, Petrobras, Sonangol and Statoil, and was a member of the Shell Smart Fields and Chevron iFields teams while at Schlumberger.

Today he focuses on using technology to improve the business as Digital Oilfield (DO) has evolved into technology-enabled Operational Excellence and now sees IoT, Big Data and Analytics as the next step in the evolution in DO. He works with several firms as a content contributor, in business development and as a podcaster on EKT Interactive, Inc. Joe holds an B.S. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Notre Dame and an M.S. in Finance from the University of Houston. He has also completed executive education at Northwestern s Kellogg School of Management and Harvard Business School. He is active in the AIChE, ISA, COS, NOIA, OESI, SPE and Oil Council.

Jim Crompton

“The future is already here, it is just not widely distributed yet.”

jim cromptonAfter six years at university and 37 years working in the oil patch for Chevron you would have thought that Jim would have had enough.

But no… Jim continues involvement in the following areas:

1) Improving the Data Foundation for Oil & Gas companies

2) Advancing the capabilities of modeling, and advanced analytics as applied to gaining greater insight into the performance of the digital oil field / integrated operations

3) My other passion is mentoring the next generation workforce or digital engineers, geo-scientists and information technology professionals.



Relevant Links:

OnePetro – SPE

Upstream Intelligence

Jim Crompton on Linkedin

Email Jim

World Oil

Oil & Gas Journal


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