Operational Excellence in Oil & Gas Summit 2024

November 5-8, 2024 - Houston, TX, United States

The energy sector is facing a period of transformative change. Operators must balance the ever-increasing demand for power with decarbonization efforts, an ageing workforce, and monumental geopolitical disruption. In addition to this, technology adoption is not just a choice but a necessity for staying ahead of the curve. Knowing the key strategies for technological success and the best methods for implementing your digital transformations is imperative to maintain your competitive position within the market, and ensuring that operational excellence remains a core focus of your organization as the energy sector continues to transform, will allow you to succeed where others fall short.

The 15th Annual Operational Excellence in Oil & Gas Summit will provide you with the skills you need to address these challenges and more, through a mixture of case studies, workshops, panels, roundtable discussions, networking receptions, and technology demonstrations. Join us this November in Houston and learn how to make the most of your people, processes, and technology today to emerge more lean, agile and competitive tomorrow.

Why wait? Make your move today.

Why Attend

  • Get Inspired - Grab a front row seat as oil and gas leaders share real-life case studies about their transformation journeys
  • Make Connections - Meet your peers and forge connections during dedicated networking time, executive dinners and receptions
  • Be Entertained - Join our cocktail reception to continue networking with live music, games, giveaways and drinks
  • Fuel Your Progress - Explore the solutions on offer from our industry partners and sponsors with live tech demos and more

Great opportunity for networking, great insights about digitalization use cases.


I thought this event was very successful in that it provided me with various tools and applications that I can leverage at BASF to make progress in our OpEx Program & Digital Transformation.


Great networking, topics, and learning about different vendor options.


Loved the emphasis on panels, and you could tell that the audience did as well. It's great to be able to shape the conversation to address the questions and topics that the participants want to talk about.


Your 2024 Expert Speakers

  • Jason Gislason, Chief Digital Officer, Chevron Phillips Chemical Company
  • Swapna Setty, Chief Data Officer, Oxy
  • Eliecer Viamontes, Chairman, President and CEO, Entergy Texas
  • Sudhakar Virupakshi, Chief Information Officer, Buckeye Partners
  • Caroline Marie Alting, Senior Vice President Operational Excellence, Noble Corporation
  • Karen Lusquinos Gouveia, Vice President of People & Culture Services, Americas, bp
  • Jason Power, Vice President Asset Integrity, Noble Corporation
  • Sarah Karthigan, General Manager of Data, Insights, Strategy and Innovation, Chevron
  • Susan Nash, Director of Innovation & Emerging Science and Technology, American Association of Petroleum Geologists
  • Trinath Sahoo, Chief General Manager, Indian Oil
  • Dan Lopata, Vice President - Marcellus, Chesapeake Energy
  • Walter Pesenti, Vice President, Manufacturing Excellence, NOVA Chemicals
  • Kymberly Juttemeyer, Global Learning and Operational Excellence Senior Project Manager, Dow
  • Matt Garner, Vice President - Health, Safety, Environment and Regulatory, Chesapeake Energy
  • Justin Bethancourt, Director, Operational Excellence, ConocoPhillips
  • Andrea Carolina Machado Miguens, Asset Manager of US Onshore Non-Operated Assets, Equinor
  • Stephan Blasilli, BPE and ESG Director & Head of US Innovation Hub, EDP Renewables
  • Kate Robbins, General Manager, Corporate Communications, CITGO
  • Virendra Brahmbhatt, Director, Digital Insights, Phillips 66
  • Patrick Hodgson Sr., Director of Infrastructure & Information Management - Enterprise Change Office, Pacific Gas & Electric Company
  • Julie Thyne, Global Improvement Director, Dow Inc.
  • Nicolas Felix, Operations Director, Asset Management and O&M, TotalEnergies
  • Mark Lewis, Senior Director, Head of Learning and Talent Management, Delek US Holdings
  • Sriram Ramaganesan, Director of APC, Blending and Optimization, Phillips 66
  • Chad McDaniel, Vice President of Business Development, Motiva Enterprises
  • Beth Kobermann, Former Global Learning and Operational Excellence Senior Project Manager, ConocoPhillips
  • Jeff Tremont, Operational Excellence Director, DuPont
  • Faraz Shahid, Director - Supply Chain Center of Excellence, Cheniere Energy
  • Gee Lauder, Opportunity Manager, Supply Chain - Deepwater Gulf of Mexico, Shell
  • Jeff Gill, Head of Talent and Leadership Development, CITGO
  • Chris Van Poppel, Director, Learning Solutions and Operations, Phillips 66
  • Robert Pitts, Global Projects IT Discovery And Strategy Manager, ExxonMobil
  • Carina Rolf, Senior Instructional Designer, Skyllful
  • Justin Ceterski, Global Manufacturing Excellence Lead, Shell
  • Brooke Paige, Director, Process Safety and Operational Risk, Western Midstream
  • Laura Tibodeau, Global Digital Innovation & Transformation Leader, Ascend Performance Materials
  • Raymond Mitten, Digital Transformation Manager of Lower 48 IT, ConocoPhillips
  • Jacob Palmer, Continuous Improvement / Operational Excellence Director, Dow, Inc.
  • Jonathan Alexander, Manufacturing AI & Advanced Analytics Manager, Albermarle
  • Vidha Dixit, Sustainability and ESG Associate, EDP Renewables
  • Don Williamson, Director of Digital Operations, Westlake Chemical Company
  • Patricia Grant, EHS - SR, Senior Advisor, Process Safety, Hess
  • Patrick Valdes, Creative Services Manager, CITGO
  • Reynaldo Gonzalez, Principal Cybersecurity Architect, Cummins Inc.
  • Laurie Thibodeaux, OpEx & Work Process Manager, Dow, Inc.
  • Jason Brent, Head of Category Management - Engineering & Construction / Capital Projects, Cheniere Energy
  • Seth Courtney, Manager, Supply Chain Center of Excellence, Cheniere Energy
  • Philip Evbomoen, HR Director, Digital & Integration Division, SLB
  • Jason Van Meter, Analytical and OpEx Data Services Learning Leader, Dow, Inc.
  • Mervin Azeta, Global Flexible Work & Culture Project Manager, SLB
  • Justin Lester, Former Director EAM / SCM, Denbury
  • Tammy Bilbo-Palms, Superintendent - Operational Excellence, TotalEnergies
  • Chelsie Contreras, Senior Data Advisor of IT Data Strategy & Governance, Oxy
  • Jacob Herzog, Data Scientist, Chevron Phillips Chemical Company
  • Reynaldo Glombowski, Process Improvement Lead, TC Energy
  • Frank Beck, Manager, Commercial Ethics & Compliance, CITGO
  • Mashel Gonyora, Manager SHE: Enablement, Compliance and Assurance, Sasol
  • John Irvine, OpEx & Work Process Manager, Dow, Inc.
  • Matthew O'Connor, Former Senior External Communications Advisor, PETRONAS Canada
  • Yair Alan Griver, CEO, CODE Staffing
  • Theresa Broussard, Engineering Manager of Process Safety, Kinder Morgan
  • Carlos M. Gomez, VP Strategic Alliances and Partnerships, Baker Hughes
  • Elliot Lander, Managing Director, Founder, ATR Smart Procedures

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Norris Conference Center - City Centre Location
816 Town and Country Blvd , 77024
Houston, Texas, USA

Phone: +1 (713) 590-0950

The Moran CityCentre (Adjacent to the Conference Venue)
800 Sorella Court
Houston, TX 77024

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