Tech Talks: Applied Digital in Production Operations — Value Today for the Future

With the need to make better decisions faster to improve performance and lower our carbon footprint, Schlumberger's Brandon Cavallaro and Colin Smith will explore how applied data, physics, AI, and automation in production operations are achieving these goals today and accelerating the path to the future.

In this SPE Tech Talk, the pair will discuss what the traditional oilfield was and why it didn't work, what has changed for production operations, the impact of COVID-19 and what opportunities digital can give us.

This Tech Talk is categorized under the Data Science and Engineering Analytics and Health, Safety, Environment, and Sustainability technical disciplines.

David Gibson (Moderator)


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David Gibson has earned a reputation as a disruptive thought leader in the field of emerging oilfield technology.An engineer-turned-entrepreneur, David now owns and manages Gibson Reports, a MWD and Directional Drilling market research firm as well as a partner and board member for several start-up companies. Launching his oilfield career as a UTA-trained Mechanical Engineer, David has a 14-year track record of working for both major and independent service providers in global and domestic onshore and offshore capacities operating a wide range of tools from survey-on-connection to offshore penta-combos.Serving in leadership roles ranging from Sub-Committee Chair to Board of Directors in several professional oil and gas associations like IADD, SPE, AADE and IADC, David is a highly-requested public speaker and has been featured on 25+ different industry podcasts and livestreams to date.Known for his catchphrase, "know your industry", David's core mission is to drive the oil and gas industry toward a more knowledgeable, sustainable future.

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Brandon Cavallaro

D&I Production Operations Technical Marketing Manager


Brandon Cavallaro holds a Bachelors in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering and is a project management professional. He has spent 14 years in Oil and Gas working in joint venture field development and asset management and has a multi-national background in upstream oil & gas ranging from mature dry gas to unconventional oil appraisal assets. He currently is the Digital & Integration Technical Marketing Manager for Schlumberger, based in London. 

Colin Smith

Technical Marketing Manager - Production Operations


Colin Smith has spent 25 years in oil & gas, working with customers on all continents. He has a background in data management, geoscience, asset integrity, production engineering & upstream technology. 

This SPE Live Tech Talk is sponsored by Schlumberger.



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