SPE Online Education
Financial Management of R&D: Best in Class Metrics
Includes a Live Event on 01/20/2021 at 10:00 AM (EST)
Investment in R&D is essential for technological advancement adding value to the organization in terms of revenue generation, costs reduction and/or efficiency improvements. Sustainability of the oil and gas business and its future growth is dependent on how fast and effective technology development is. During this process, there are risks that varies from one stage to another. First, there are technical risks associated with the R&D phase that vary from one project to another brining uncertainty to the creation of the final technology product. Moreover, after the technology is produced, there is still risk in the market penetration process and the competitiveness of the technology, hence, another risk factor is introduced. Research has shown that implementation of the right financial tools is a key attribute for a successful research and development (R&D) cycle. Therefore, it is of interest for managers, scientists and engineers to be equipped with the right financial tools that ensure the budget and all related resources are diverted to the right projects. In this presentation, we share a review of available methods that can be used to decide on future R&D projects, evaluate existing projects and quantify the impact of completed projects through the implementation of their technological outcomes and/or commercialization.
This webinar is categorized under the Data Science and Engineering Analytics technical discipline.
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Dr. Ghaithan Al-Muntasheri
R&D Director, Aramco Americas
Dr. Ghaithan A. Al-Muntasheri is the R&D Director for Aramco Americas based in Houston, Texas. In this capacity, he oversees all of the Aramco R&D Centers in the US with an R&D scope that spans all key Upstream and Downstream disciplines. These cover all Upstream discovery and recovery domains from exploration to drilling & production, reservoir engineering and artificial intelligence. In addition, he oversees R&D in key Downstream applications related to catalysis, membranes, and fuel/engine research and forecast. Prior to that, he was the Chief Technologist of Production Technology Team under Saudi Aramco Upstream R&D Organization, EXPEC Advanced Research Center. Al-Muntasheri has been working for Saudi Aramco for the last 19 years. He holds BS and MS degrees both in chemical engineering from King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia. He also holds a PhD degree in Petroleum Engineering from Delft University of Technology (TU Delft) in The Netherlands (2008). After his PhD, he developed new chemicals, filed new patents, and deployed key technologies in the area of oilfield chemistry. Dr. Al-Muntasheri served as the Chairman of the SPE Saudi Arabia Section (SPE SAS) for the term 2011/2012. He also served as the Chairman of the 2011 SPE SAS Annual Technical Symposium & Exhibition, in AlKhobar, Saudi Arabia. He was recognized in many occasions by more than 15 awards with the latest being, the 2018 SPE Distinguished Membership Award. He is the author/co-author of one book chapter and around 90 peer reviewed papers and conference presentations. He is the inventor/co-inventor of more than 30 US patents.
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