September 22-25, 2015
Westin Galleria Houston, TX

The leading North American oil and gas conference for organizations using SAP

Best Practices for Oil & Gas unites hundreds of professionals to embrace innovative solutions, fresh ideas and best-in-class strategies to improve on overall business performance. The event showcases insights and expertise from case studies and thought-leaders on how to remain on the cutting edge of a quickly changing market. A collaboration between SAP, The Eventful Group and ASUG, Best Practices for Oil & Gas is designed for all industry segments including upstream, midstream, downstream and oilfield services. The annual conference brings together senior leadership, decision-makers, business process owners, analysts, super users, support teams and solution providers among others, to one location for an experiential event built around interactive learning and peer collaboration.

Speakers

The speaker lineup represents the best and brightest practitioners from across all industry segments, functions and roles. An incredibly diverse mix of experts and thought-leaders, these speakers were carefully chosen and vetted by the Conference Advisory Committee, and were selected for their proven best practices to the greatest challenges being faced in 2015.

Amy Myers Jaffe
Keynote: Oil, Dollars, Debt & Crises: The Global Curse of Black Gold

Amy Myers Jaffe

Global Geopolitical & Energy Thought Leader, Congressional Consultant & Acclaimed Author
Peter Maier
Keynote: Harnessing the Opportunity of the Upswing: Innovations Enabling Business Transformation in the New Digital Economy

Peter Maier

General Manager, Energy & Natural Resources Industries, SAP SE
Ken Evans
Keynote: Harnessing the Opportunity of the Upswing: Innovations Enabling Business Transformation in the New Digital Economy

Ken Evans

Senior Director, Oil & Gas Industry Business Solutions, SAP
Garrett Glass
Keynote: Maximizing Efficiencies & Unlocking Opportunity: Investing in People & Technology Today to Create a More Profitable Tomorrow

Garrett Glass

VP of Finance, Lewis Energy
Ben Williams
Keynote: Harnessing Efficiencies & Seizing Opportunity: Investing in People & Technology Today to Create a More Profitable Tomorrow

Ben Williams

CIO, Devon Energy
Chris Bertish
Keynote: Catching the Next Wave: The Troughs are Where We Learn to Stay Alive

Chris Bertish

Winner, 2010 Mavericks Big Wave Invitational, TED Talk Speaker
David Reid
Keynote: NOW is the time: Using Market Cycles as a Growth Engine

David Reid

Chief Strategy Officer, National Oilwell Varco
Jake Plunk
Keynote CxO Panel: Transformational Leadership from the C-Suite

Jake Plunk

Chief Operating Officer, Fleur de Lis Energy, L.L.C. (FDLE)
Kathryn Hinton
Keynote CxO Panel: Transformational Leadership from the C-Suite

Kathryn Hinton

Chief Procurement Officer, VP, Supply Chain Management, Tesoro
Claude Seaman
Keynote CxO Panel: Transformational Leadership from the C-Suite

Claude Seaman

Chief Accounting Officer, Continental Resources
Robert Davis
Workshop 1: Profitability Analysis at the Well-Head with Connected Oilfields: Ensuring the Right Allocation of Tight Resources

Robert Davis

Solution Manager, SAP
Dr. Phillip Sievers
SAP S/4HANA Oil & Gas Industry Roadmap to Simplification: A Strategy for Business Transformation

Dr. Phillip Sievers

Solution Manager, SAP
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Jürgen Butsmann
Workshop 2: Get Ready for the Digital Economy with S/4HANA: Learn How to Reduce Business Complexity, Maximize Cash Flow & Optimize Production

Jürgen Butsmann

Director Solution Management, SAP HANA, SAP
Sebastian Steinhauer
Workshop 2: Get Ready for the Digital Economy with S/4HANA: Learn How to Reduce Business Complexity, Maximize Cash Flow & Optimize Production

Sebastian Steinhauer

SAP Screen Personas Product Owner, SAP
Matthias Pimiskern
Workshop 3: How Secondary Distribution & Fuels Retailing Can Automate Replenishment, Increase Profits & Optimize Inventory

Matthias Pimiskern

Solution Manager, EAM Oil & Gas, SAP
Dean Fitt
Workshop 4: ntegrated Digital Strategy for Operations: Learn How to Leverage Operational Integrity to Simultaneously & Proactively Manage Risks

Dean Fitt

Solution Manager, EAM/PM, SAP
Hisham Gouda
WORKSHOP 4: Integrated Digital Strategy for Operations: Learn How to Leverage Operational Integrity to Simultaneously & Proactively Manage Risks

Hisham Gouda

SAP MENA, Solution Manager, IBS Oil & Gas, SAP
Mary Kilgo
WORKSHOP 4: Integrated Digital Strategy for Operations: Learn How to Leverage Operational Integrity to Simultaneously & Proactively Manage Risks

Mary Kilgo

EHS Solutions, SAP
Kris Gorrepati
Workshop 5: How to Reduce Product Costs & Schedule Overruns with Strategic Capital Project Planning & Execution

Kris Gorrepati

Business Development, Extended Supply Chain Solutions, SAP
Ken Landgren
Workshop 5: How to Reduce Product Costs & Schedule Overruns with Strategic Capital Project Planning & Execution

Ken Landgren

Solution Manager, SAP
Mike Shomberg
Workshop 5: How to Reduce Product Costs & Schedule Overruns with Strategic Capital Project Planning & Execution

Mike Shomberg

Global VP EC&O, SAP
Jagannath Das
Workshop 6: Improving Finance Processes in Oil & Gas Upstream with SAP Simple Finance & Joint Venture Accounting (JVA)

Jagannath Das

Product Manager, SAP
Nik Pottala
Continental’s Industry Leading Move to SAP Business Suite & Production Revenue Accounting (PRA) on HANA

Nik Pottala

CIO & VP Administration, Continental Resources
Lucy Branca
Maximize Your Operational Efficiencies to Gain Value from Your Acquisitions Faster

Lucy Branca

Director of Corporate Development, Schlumberger
Lourdes Carvajal
Innovation without Customization: Reduce Costs of Customizations by Using the Innovation Control Center Framework

Lourdes Carvajal

Senior Technical Professional, ExxonMobil
Deanna Farmer
The Right People, at the Right Time, with the Right Skills: Empowering Your Workforce Using a Hybrid Talent Management Solution

Deanna Farmer

CAO, Enable Midstream Partners
Peter Hyk
How Operational Analytics & Predictive Maintenance with SAP's Co-Innovation Lab (COIL) Can Improve Asset Performance

Peter Hyk

VP, Refining Systems,
Wade Wallinger
Beyond Process Management: Sweating Your Business Process Assets

Wade Wallinger

GM Value Chain Optimization COE, Chevron
Nellson Burns
Improve Reliability of Operations by Identifying & Preventing Potential Quality & Safety Issues with Operational Excellence

Nellson Burns

VP, Information Technology, HollyFrontier
Sandy Stoltz
Got Bad Data? Proven Methodologies Supporting a Data Cleansing Initiative

Sandy Stoltz

Data Manager, BP
Brenda Costner
Save $6 Million in Six Months: Enriching Data & Analytics to Reduce Freight Cost

Brenda Costner

Director, Global Logistics Program Management, Baker Hughes
J.W. Richter
Leverage SAP Ariba to Optimize & Manage Complex Services!

J.W. Richter

Supply Chain Process Advisor, Chesapeake Energy Corporation
Peter Quinn
Optimized Downstream Processes with SAP Secondary Distribution Management Out of the Cloud

Peter Quinn

CIO, DCC (Energy Procurement Ireland)
Michelle WIlliams
Contractor Compliance: Driving Value & Compliance in Contractor Management through Fieldglass

Michelle WIlliams

Manager, Global Talent Acquisition, Strategic Programs, Halliburton
Peter Du Plooy
Want to Improve System Refresh Performance by 350% & Reduce Storage 68%? Replace Your Oracle DB with SAP

Peter Du Plooy

CIO, Engen Petroleum
Michael Jewell
Manage & Control Costs in a Cost Sensitive Commodity Environment

Michael Jewell

Senior Manager, Marathon Oil Corporation
Dean Forrester
Transform Production Operations to Meet Production Forecasts

Dean Forrester

Senior Executive, Accenture
Claudia Breedlove
Lower TCO with the Cloud: Reduce Time & Effort to Implement SAP Industry Solutions for Integrated & Scalable Growth

Claudia Breedlove

Corporate Controller, Fleur de Lis Energy, L.L.C. (FDLE)
Christopher Ames
Managing Yesterday Literally: Redefine Operations Analytics Using SAP Business Objects Design Studio

Christopher Ames

Director of Business Systems, Precision Drilling Corporation
Joe Cusimano
Want to Reduce TCO? Deploy SAP Business Suite-on-HANA

Joe Cusimano

CIO, Riata Corporate Group
Rick Castro
Seamless M&A Transitions with Minimal Business Disruption

Rick Castro

CIO, PAR Petroleum
Robert Skaar
Turnarounds in Oil & Gas Meet Formula 1 Speed: How Statoil is Racing Ahead to Finish First

Robert Skaar

Senior Advisor, Planning Operations & Maintenance, Statoil
Brandon Clark
Gain Uninterrupted SAP Functionality in Remote, High Latency, or Disconnected

Brandon Clark

Applications & Business Systems Manager, Vantage Drilling
Dean Lutey
Speedup Your Data Conversion Process while Ensuring Quality with a Pre-configured Data Conversion Suite

Dean Lutey

Vice President of Information Technology, SM Energy
Richard Martin
Improve Reliability of Operations by Identifying & Preventing Potential Quality & Safety Issues with Operational Excellence

Richard Martin

SVP, Rolta International
Peter Reynolds
How the Internet of Things is Changing Oil & Gas Operations: An Analyst's Perspective

Peter Reynolds

Director, Industry Consulting, ARC Advisory Group
Mike Zacho
Downstream Transformation: Co-innovating with Industry to Enhance SAP TSW Usability & Performance

Mike Zacho

VP, IT, Marketing, Supply & Transportation Systems, Valero
Sirish Dandamudi
Efficient ROW Lease Management with integrated SAP ERP System

Sirish Dandamudi

Director, IT, Energy Transfer Partners
Dean Edmundson
Turnarounds in Oil & Gas Meet Formula One Speed: How Statoil is Racing Ahead to Finish First

Dean Edmundson

CEO, Safran Software
Ray Smelley
Beyond Process Management: Sweating Your Business Process Assets

Ray Smelley

CIO, Supply & Trading, Chevron
Hernando Bernal Zuniga
Excellence at Ecopetrol: Standardize Water & Waste Management Processes to Decrease Resources & Reporting Time

Hernando Bernal Zuniga

Director, IT, Ecopetrol
Thack Brown
How to Create Efficient Finance Operations with SAP Simple Finance

Thack Brown

SVP, GM, Global Head of LoB Finance, SAP
Joe Carroll
Welcoming Address

Joe Carroll

IT Applications Manager, Hydrocarbon Supply Chain, CITGO & SIG Community Chairperson, ASUG
Glen Endress
Conference Welcome by the SAP Oil & Gas Global Advisory Council (GAC)

Glen Endress

IT Manager, Drilling, Production, Marine & HSE, ConocoPhillips & GAC Chairperson
Sheri Pollock
Reduce Cost Leakage with Power Sourcing & Procurement

Sheri Pollock

SAP Functional Excellence, Seventy Seven Energy Inc.
Alan Boyer
Speedup Your Data Conversion Process while Ensuring Quality with a Pre-configured Data Conversion Suite

Alan Boyer

Vice President of Professional Services, Akili Inc.
Andre Siaw
The Right People, at the Right Time, with the Right Skills: Empowering Your Workforce Using a Hybrid Talent Management Solution

Andre Siaw

Consulting Director, PwC
John Hamm
Improve Business Reporting Response Times with Trusted Data Using SAP Enterprise HANA

John Hamm

SAP Technology Manager, Devon Energy
David Wright
Project Portfolio Management for CAPEX: An Executive’s Perspective

David Wright

Secretary General, SANEA & Former General Manager for Corporate Planning, Engen
Kevin Klas
Leverage SAP Ariba to Optimize & Manage Complex Services!

Kevin Klas

Senior Manager, Advisory Services, EY
Clyde Sepulvado
Quantity Conversions: Turning Product into Profit

Clyde Sepulvado

IT Applications Specialist, Odfjell Terminals Houston, Inc
Yoram Borodaty
Onshore, Offshore: A 360° Set of UX Solutions That Save Time & Money

Yoram Borodaty

Director, IT, Enterprise Applications, Pacific Drilling
Stephane Lauzon
Transform Production Operations to Meet Production Forecasts

Stephane Lauzon

IBU, Integrated Digital Oilfield Operations Business Process Lead, SAP
Don Davis
Save Time, Energy & Money with a More Efficient Workforce

Don Davis

VP Technology Services, Mosaic
Blake Abbott
Save Time, Energy & Money with a More Efficient Workforce

Blake Abbott

Senior Manager, Business Process Management, HollyFrontier
James McMahon
Using SAP Plant Maintenance for Enterprise Asset Management Without Training the Whole Organization

James McMahon

EAM Process Architect, Shell Global Solutions
Brian Joyce
Improve the Accuracy of Operational & Financial Forecasting of Well Performance

Brian Joyce

BPC Project Lead, Devon Energy
Hector Garces
Excellence at Ecopetrol: Standardize Water & Waste Management Processes to Decrease Resources & Reporting Time

Hector Garces

Partner, ERM
Carlos Martinez
Lower TCO with the Cloud: Reduce Time & Effort to Implement SAP Industry Solutions for Integrated & Scalable Growth

Carlos Martinez

Vice President, Capgemini
David Norris
Marathon Oil: Sharing Success Story-Remote Logistics (RLM) Automation

David Norris

Business Analyst, Marathon Oil
Rudy Erb
Slashing Project Timelines: Why Enable Midstream Went to SAP in the Cloud Versus On-Premise

Rudy Erb

IT Enterprise Application Director, Enable Midstream
Bryan Baker
Optimize Well & Yard Inventory Management with SAP AMSOG

Bryan Baker

P2P Team Lead, Chesapeake Energy
Mike Duffy
Using SAP Plant Maintenance for Enterprise Asset Management Without Training the Whole Organization

Mike Duffy

Project Controls Lead, Shell (Contractor)
Elizabeth Altman
Maximize Your Operational Efficiencies to Gain Value from Your Acquisitions Faster

Elizabeth Altman

Project Controller, Schlumberger
Mike Brooks
Using Prescriptive Analytics to Automatically Drive Operational Insights for Oil & Gas Operations at Suncor

Mike Brooks

President & COO, Mtell
Logy Aviles
Maximize Your Operational Efficiencies to Gain Value from Your Acquisitions Faster

Logy Aviles

EVP, VistaVu Solutions
Chris McGuirk
Downstream Transformation: Co-innovating with Industry to Enhance SAP TSW Usability & Performance

Chris McGuirk

Business Process Project Manager, HollyFrontier
Jason Palmer
Conference Welcome by the Global Advisory Council

Jason Palmer

Director, SAP Oil & Gas Industry Business Unit, SAP
Gopal Krishnamurthy
Managing Yesterday Literally: Redefine Operations Analytics Using SAP Business Objects Design Studio

Gopal Krishnamurthy

Founder, CEO, Visual BI
Krishna Pathak
Real-time overview of rental equipment disposition, inventory management and logistics

Krishna Pathak

Manager, Deloitte Consulting
Sanjay Bhatia
Efficient ROW Lease Management with integrated SAP ERP System

Sanjay Bhatia

Project consultant, Energy Transfer Partners
Brian Mueller
Using Prescriptive Analytics to Automatically Drive Operational Insights for Oil & Gas Operations at Suncor

Brian Mueller

Team Leader, Plant Engineering, Suncor
Joanna Ritchie
Gain Uninterrupted SAP Functionality in Remote, High Latency, or Disconnected Environments

Joanna Ritchie

VP Emerging Technologies, SAP
John Tully
Networking & Conference Welcome

John Tully

SVP & Managing Director, SAP
Brian Mielock
Want to Reduce TCO? Deploy SAP Business Suite-on-HANA

Brian Mielock

SAP Program Manager, Riata Corporate Group
Billy Cummins
Improve Business Reporting Response Times with Trusted Data Using SAP Enterprise HANA

Billy Cummins

Information Delivery Advisor, Devon Energy
Ramakrishna Avasarala
Seamless M&A Transitions with Minimal Business Disruption

Ramakrishna Avasarala

Principal Consultant - SAP Oil & Gas, Wipro
Geoff Marsh
Improve the Accuracy of Operational & Financial Forecasting of Well Performance

Geoff Marsh

Design Consultant, iTelligence, Inc.
Michel Loehden
Payroll and subsequent processes are balanced throughout the year, making year-end balancing procedures simpler

Michel Loehden

Product Expert Financial Accounting, SAP
Jens-Stefan Breuker
Workshop 1: Profitability Analysis at the Well-Head with Connected Oilfields: Ensuring the Right Allocation of Tight Resources

Jens-Stefan Breuker

Oil & Gas Development Program Lead, SAP
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Hot Topics

To better understand today’s most critical challenges in the oil and gas industry, The Eventful Group is continually researching with key leaders and stakeholders to identify their greatest obstacles and opportunities. The 2015 research included a five-stop tour of North America, meeting face-to-face with leaders and professionals from over 40 oil and gas organizations, in addition to analysts, partners and key representatives of the SAP Oil & Gas Global Advisory Council (GAC). The objective was to gain a greater understanding of the most critical challenges the industry is facing from a business process, people and technology perspective. A primary focus was how technology, SAP in particular, is being utilized to solve these challenges and enable best practices.

The 2015 Hot Topics reflect the questions, topics, challenges and opportunities most critical to the industry in 2015. Importantly, the solutions and best practices that respond to these challenges and opportunities will represent your 2015 conference agenda. To read more, download the full Customer Research Report.

Venue

Venue

The Westin Galleria Houston is located in the Uptown Galleria area and connected to the Galleria Shopping Center, offering a variety of shopping, dining and entertainment options just steps from your room and conference center.

The special conference rate at Westin Galleria and The Westin Oaks Houston, located other the far side of the Shopping Center, is $229 + tax per night. This rate is valid until September 7, 2015, pending availability. Attendees wishing to come earlier or stay later (between the dates of September 20-26) may be able to take advantage of this special rate by booking early. Please note, the Westin Oaks is only available to book from September 21-24.

Book online: on the dedicated website
Book over the phone: call 1-888-627-8514 and mention you're attending Best Practices for Oil & Gas

For questions regarding reservations please email usevents@theeventfulgroup.com

The Westin Galleria Houston is located in the Uptown Galleria area and connected to the Galleria Shopping Center, offering a variety of shopping, dining and entertainment options just steps from your room and conference center.

The special conference rate at Westin Galleria and The Westin Oaks Houston, located other the far side of the Shopping Center, is $229 + tax per night. This rate is valid until September 7, 2015, pending availability. Attendees wishing to come earlier or stay later (between the dates of September 20-26) may be able to take advantage of this special rate by booking early. Please note, the Westin Oaks is only available to book from September 21-24.

Book online: on the dedicated website
Book over the phone: call 1-888-627-8514 and mention you're attending Best Practices for Oil & Gas

For questions regarding reservations please email usevents@theeventfulgroup.com

Westin Galleria Houston

Westin Galleria Houston

Wells for Water Charity

The Best Practices for Oil & Gas conference invites you and your teams to become active parts of this humanitarian initiative that we, as a community, are supporting for years to come.

Sponsors

The hub of the Best Practices for Oil & Gas conference experience is the solutions showcase. Engage with leading technology and services providers who are serious about helping you make the smartest business and IT investments.

Email us or call 914-509-5354 for information on becoming a sponsor.

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Downloads & Tools

Download the full conference brochure below, plus a facts of figure document that many of our customers find useful in securing approval to attend.

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We spend months, not weeks, researching what you really want to learn, what pushes your buttons, and what issues you face. It’s an inclusive approach that helps us create a conference where every person feels welcome, special and completely at home, so that remarkable things can happen.

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