Tech Talks: Predicting Polymer Performance

Includes a Live Event on 01/26/2022 at 10:00 AM (EST)

In this SPE Tech Talk, join Kemira Chemicals' Don Rutz and Fredrik Enell as they discuss how digitalization can be used to predict polymer performance in hydraulic fracturing, linking the laboratory to field application.

This Tech Talk is categorized under the Data Science and Engineering Analytics and Completions 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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Don Rutz

Director, Special Projects, Global Oil & Gas


With over four decades experience in the chemicals industry and with the last eight years within Oil & Gas, Don now turns his chemistry and applications experience towards finding digital solutions for our customers.

Don has a BS in Chemistry from the Pennsylvania State University and has been with Kemira and its predecessor companies (American Cyanamid and Cytec Industries) his entire career. In addition to leading Kemira’s digital initiatives in the Oil & Gas industry, Don also is leading Kemira’s sustainability programs for Oil & Gas, as well as evaluating and developing major strategic opportunities for his organization.

Fredrik Enell

Senior Business Development Manager


Fredrik Enell is a Senior Business Development Manager at Kemira. He is currently responsible for development of digital solutions that enables sustainable growth. Recently, Fredrik has been creating KemConnect™ Flow with Kemira’s O&G team. Fredrik holds a master’s degree in process automation from Aalto University. 

With a long background in project engineering, Fredrik has a wide experience from global multi-industrial projects. 

In his spare time, Fredrik enjoys sports and traveling. He is always curious to discover new places and meet people from different cultures.

This SPE Live Tech Talk is sponsored by Kemira.


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SPE Live: Tech Talks
01/26/2022 at 10:00 AM (EST)   |  30 minutes
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