THE DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION IN THE OILFIELD: TECHNOLOGY
Weatherford Series: episode 2 (7 July 2020)
In the second of our series of Weatherford podcasts, Julian Walker talks to Dean Bell about how the digital transformation in the oilfield is occurring through technologies that didn’t exist three years ago, including Vero for connection integrity and Centro to combine data management, visualisation and real-time remote engineering capabilities.
The podcast also discusses how Weatherford is looking to deliver next-generation automation technology to the production ecosystem with its ForeSite system.
President - Drilling, Evaluation & Intervention
Dean Bell is President, Drilling, Evaluation & Intervention having joined Weatherford International plc in 2016 as Vice President, Intervention Services and Drilling Tools. Previously, Mr. Bell was Vice President of Drilling Tools and Remedial Services for Europe and Africa at Schlumberger based in Paris and spent 22 years with the company.
After time as a field engineer in MWD/LWD/Directional Drilling, his career spanned Operations Management positions in Central Asia, Latin America and the Gulf of Mexico, as well as General Management roles in Saudi Arabia, Mexico and Indonesia. Mr. Bell received a B.A.Sc. in Petroleum Engineering from the Colorado School of Mines and has attended Leadership and Negotiation Executive Education at Harvard Business School.
OIL MARKET INSIGHT
Kpler: episode 1 (25 JUNE 2020)
The latest Pipeline Podcast sees Julian Walker sit down with Kpler's Head of Research, Alex Booth, to discuss the latest developments in the oil markets – specifically looking at OPEC supply and the impact of the OPEC+ production cuts.
The episode touches on why crude inventories have continued to build up and what this means for the market. The podcast also looks at the situation in terms of crude imports in China, India and Latin America.
Head of Research
Alex Booth is Head of Research at Kpler where since September 2018 he has developed the market analysis and research function, as well as contributed to the growing presence of Kpler in the industry. Prior to joining Kpler, Alex spent 11 years delving into the fundamentals of the crude oil and products markets for the trading operations at Citibank and BP.
THE DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION IN THE OILFIELD: STRATEGY
Weatherford Series: episode 1 (3 June 2020)
In this first of a series of Weatherford podcasts, Julian Walker discusses with Frederico Justus from Weatherford how the digital transformation is taking place in the oilfield and Frederico talks about the strategies, opportunities and challenges this transformation presents for Middle East operators.
Weatherford sees a lot of opportunities today for digital transformation and it has a clear strategy on digitisation and this growing 4.0 industry.
President, International Operations
Frederico Justus is President, International Operations, at Weatherford International plc. He also serves on the Company’s Sustainability Committee, helping to provide a diverse perspective of sustainability needs across the organization.
In his more than 18 years in the oil and gas industry, he has worked across the globe. Under his leadership, Weatherford gained positive offshore market share distribution in the West Coast of Sub-Sahara Africa, won the biggest wireline contract ever executed in Kuwait, and also reduced non-productive time in the complex Saudi Arabia market by 50%.
Frederico graduated with a Mechanical Engineering degree with specializations in Strategic Marketing from Stanford University and an Integrated Reservoir Management degree from the Institute of Petroleum and Imperial College, London.