Topic: The Role of Technology in Driving Oil & Gas Industry Performance and TransitionsSpeaker: Judson Jacobs (Managing Director, IHS Markit)Location: Schlumberger-Doll Research (1 Hampshire St., Cambridge, MA 02139)Abstract: The technology programs of oil companies have been strongly shaped over the past few years by a drive to lower costs and raise efficiencies. With a modest yet bumpy recovery now underway, a broader set of industry trends seem to be taking hold that are expanding the “ask” on technology to support (and in some cases to drive) evolving corporate objectives. In this talk IHS Markit will offer its perspectives on resulting developments, including: Whether digital transformation is delivering on its promise to drive step changes in industry performance? How companies are balancing the energy transition with a continuing imperative to focus on core oil and gas activities? How upstream players are re-shaping their technology portfolios to ensure access to needed innovations, and what are the long-term implications for overall industry dynamics and competitive positioning?Biography:
Judson Jacobs is a Managing Director with IHS Markits’s Upstream group, leading its Technology practice. In this role he studies the tactical applications and strategic implications of oilfield and digital technologies across E&P and broader energy sectors.
Mr. Jacobs was previously a management consultant with the Mitchell Madison Group, serving the energy sector. His oil and gas industry experience includes senior field and corporate engineering roles with Schlumberger, and exploration roles with Anadarko in its international division.
Mr. Jacobs holds a BSE degree in Civil Engineering from Princeton University and an MS degree in Geology from Stanford University.