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Are you looking for a dynamic and inspirational speaker on digital innovation in oil and gas?

Geoffrey has appeared before dozens of audiences, both in person and virtual, on the impacts of digital on oil and gas. He communicates the complexity of digital in clear and concise terms, suitable from the board room to the control room.

Geoffrey is frequently engaged as a panelist, panel chair, and even a conference chair. He is most widely sought after to deliver a keynote presentation on his ground-breaking book, ‘Bits, Bytes, and Barrels: The Digital Transformation of Oil and Gas‘. Audiences highly value hearing directly from the author on the underlying research, recent updates, and future directions.

Special book discounts are almost always bundled with his keynote speeches, to create a unique, “meet the author” and autograph event that is sure to please discerning audiences.

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Bits, Bytes, and Barrels

The Digital Transformation of Oil and Gas

A dynamic briefing about Geoffrey’s book, ‘Bits, Bytes, and Barrels: The Digital Transformation of Oil and Gas‘. Suitable for inspiring oil and gas professionals to embrace digital energy.

  • Understanding the business case for digital transformation
  • Learning the terminology of digital
  • A framework for approaching digital
  • The most important digital technologies for oil and gas
  • Fuse and Bang: the timing and impacts of digital
  • Digital’s impacts on the value chain
  • Reviewing the key implementation challenges

Timing: 45 minutes

Audience Profile

  • Oil and gas technical professionals
  • Boards of Directors
  • Management teams
  • Engineering
  • Upstream, midstream, downstream


The New Engine of Trust

This keynote address presents blockchain technology and its dramatic impact on oil and gas. Use cases are already emerging, in drilling, hydraulic stimulation, royalties and trading, and many more blockchain enabled innovations are poised to come to market in the next few years.

  • What is blockchain technology?
  • Understanding the critical unknowns about blockchain
  • Applying blockchain in oil and gas, and in related sectors
  • Identifying when blockchain could be applicable
  • The ATOMIC framework by William Mougayar
  • Evaluating blockchain’s potential
  • Launching a blockchain project

Timing: 45 minutes

Audience Profile

  • Oil and gas technical professionals
  • IT, OT and digital teams
  • Service companies
  • Regulators
  • Trade associations
  • Management teams
  • Upstream, midstream, downstream

Change is Easy. Except for the People.

The wave of digitally-driven change coming at the oil and gas industry is novel in the kinds of work it will impact, the job roles it will disrupt, and the skills it will require to execute those jobs. This key note presentation addresses the hard part of digital — helping people embrace change.

  • Understanding why digital change is different
  • Discovering the skills required in a more digital world and how to gain them
  • Learning the three motivators of change, and their hot human emotional equivalents
  • Reviewing the sources of change resistance and how to overcome them
  • Three proven tactics to apply in addressing digital change in oil and gas

Timing: 45 minutes

Audience Profile

  • Digital leaders
  • Change and deployment teams
  • Technology companies
  • Management teams
  • Leadership teams
  • Upstream, midstream, downstream