Digital innovations are integral to transforming existing energy systems to lower their costs and environmental impacts.
The challenge is how to accelerate the adoption of digital innovations to get ahead of the pressures from climate change, capital constraints, and talent shortages.
Technologies like the internet of things, machine learning, artificial intelligence, robots, cloud computing and gamification are now mainstream in the energy sector, including oil and gas. These digital technologies are driving a profound wave of change and transformation across the industry, from upstream to downstream, finance to operations.
Through hundreds of projects over a career spanning 36 years, he has worked with some of the biggest names in oil and gas to create lasting value. From very large integrated oil companies, to downstream petroleum refiners and marketers, to field services. From drilling and completions services, to pipelines, to LNG projects, and many more.
From artificial intelligence to blockchain, Geoffrey has firsthand in-depth experience helping oil and gas companies build roadmaps for digital transformation. His work has included virtually all segments of the oil and gas value chain, including exploration, production, refining, wholesaling, retailing, services, finance and IT.
Geoffrey is a highly accomplished, inspiring and dynamic professional speaker, with a series of specific keynotes exclusively for the oil and gas industry. He has addressed audiences large and small, from big conferences to dinner events, live and virtual.
Geoffrey’s Appearances page provides an indication of the many speaking engagements, panel discussions and key note addresses that he has delivered in the recent past.
Geoffrey published his first book, Bits, Bytes, and Barrels: The Digital Transformation of Oil and Gas, in 2019, to answer the who-what-when-where-why of digital on the oil and gas industry. His book is required reading at many oil and gas companies keen to get ahead of the wave of digital change. It is being translated into Chinese for the vast China market by a leading publisher.
He contributed the chapter on the challenges of adopting digitally enabled solutions in the book Machine Learning and Data Science in the Oil and Gas Industry: Best Practices, Tools, and Case Studies, which was published in March of 2021.
His latest book, Carbon, Capital, and the Cloud: A Playbook for Digital Oil and Gas, was released in March 2022. It sets out the leading practices for accelerating the adoption of digital innovations, with case studies from nine companies across the entire oil and gas value chain. It is also being translated into Chinese by a leading publisher.
It is clear that companies in oil and gas, ranging from producers and refiners to their key suppliers, will not be able to hire the digital skills required either quickly enough, or in sufficient volume, to meet the pressure to adopt digital innovations. All jobs in the industry will be impacted, and replacing everyone with a digital native is neither practical nor realistic. Training the existing team is actually the answer.
It was a fantastic course, very well structured, great mix between activities and lecture and was very insightful.
It was a fantastic intro to digitalization in oil & gas. Perfect content for consultants like ourselves. I will certainly recommend to some of my clients here in the Middle East.
A must course for anyone getting involved in digital transformation to start that journey and understand the challenges and dilemmas afoot.
Great job with the interesting and insightful presentation at the conference this morning. I am looking forward to your next book!
It was a good presentation with interesting concepts, but would have been better if there were more explicit connections made to the electricity sector.
I found this session to be very interesting because the speaker was an expert in how the oil industry is evolving with big data, but also provided perspectives on how the electricity sector could evolve as well.
This was a thought-provoking presentation for sure and very worthwhile, and a very good speaker. I especially liked the conceptualization and presentation of technology layers for instance.
Course was very informative. The activities really helped drive home critical thinking around the importance of digital adoption.
Thank you again for a remarkable talk at our symposium. I have received much positive feedback about the discussion and know our students benefited alongside our alumni and business community. You really came through for us, which means a lot.
I really enjoyed your lecture last night. The content was very compelling and your delivery, with tech, was superb.