Tech Talks: Intelligent Power Management

In this SPE Tech Talk, Schlumberger’s Vinay Pemmasani and Paul Wyman discuss the possibility of achieving a carbon-neutral well construction process. Pemmasani and Wyman examine why before transitioning to a hydrocarbon-free fuel, we should start with using the Diesel Engines and fuel used to drill a well more efficiently today. The pair will discuss how we can achieve this by optimizing smart engine management, more efficient fuel burn and peak shaving of power demand using batteries.

This Tech Talk is categorized under the Completions technical discipline.

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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Vinay Pemmasani

Product Champion


Vinay is a Product Champion, based in Houston, Texas, a position he has held since Oct 2020. Prior to his current role, he held various line and operations management positions including field test coordinator of fully automated well construction platform, rig superintendent for two new build rigs and staff and operations engineering positions in North Africa, the Middle East, and Australia. He began his career with Schlumberger in 2008. Vinay holds a bachelor's degree in electronic and electrical engineering from Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani, India. 

Paul Wyman

Product Manager


Paul is a Project Manager, based in Houston, TX, working on our Intelligent Power Management Systems. Prior to his current role, Paul has held various positions including GeoMarket manager and field services manager as well as positions in human resources, corporate communications, and change management. Paul began his career with Schlumberger in 2001. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering from Penn State, US and a Master’s degree in Oil and Gas Management from Heriot Watt, UK. 

This SPE Live Tech Talk is sponsored by Schlumberger.



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