Former partner with one of the Big 4 consulting firms, I have over 30 years of experience advising the oil and gas, energy and technology companies to help create lasting value. My clients include very large integrated oil companies, downstream petroleum refiners and marketers, pipeline companies, fracking services, drilling and completions services, logistics, LNG projects, and many more. Most of my work over 3 decades has been at the intersection of a business problem and a technology solution, and since 2013, the impacts of digital technologies and the oil and gas industry.
As a partner, I became a global instructor of the firm’s courseware. In that role, I taught new recruits how the consulting industry worked, the key skills of successful consultants, and the tools and methods to apply on the job. I led course delivery in the classroom in Canada, the US, Hong Kong, and Spain. Today, I provide digital awareness training based on my book.
In addition, I teach regularly at the MBA level on energy issues, and am widely sought after as a public speaker and commentator on issues facing the industry. My events page provides an indication of the many speaking engagements, panel discussions and key note addresses that I have delivered in the recent past. I publish the #1 ranked website and podcast on digital oil and gas, and I am routinely described as a thought leader on digital topics facing the industry.
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.
Specific areas of depth include:
• In-class training and instruction
• Case-study and simulations of digital strategy development
• Definition of digital skills and talent needs
• Oil and gas industry specifics (upstream, midstream, downstream, services)
Bits, Bytes, and Barrels: The Digital Transformation of Oil and Gas
Tops in its categories on Amazon is my book, ‘Bits, Bytes, and Barrels‘. Two years in the writing, this embracing work addresses how digital innovation will impact the oil and gas sector. Read more on my book page.