Leading Through Change

Includes a Live Web Event on 06/16/2023 at 11:00 AM (EDT)

Society as a whole and particularly the energy industry faced numerous challenges during the last years: the drop of the oil price, layoffs, the pandemic, the energy transition. These challenges impacted the energy companies as well as the SPE, a non-for-profit organization. Our panelists, all of them past SPE Presidents, will share their approach to lead through change. They will reveal how they made change happen and how they inspired both staff and members to adapt to the new circumstances.

This webinar is categorized under the Management and Leadership technical discipline.

All content contained within this webinar is copyrighted by Janeen Judah, Sami Alnuaim and Tom Blasingame and its use and/or reproduction outside the portal requires express permission from Janeen Judah, Sami Alnuaim and Tom Blasingame.

Janeen Judah

Janeen Judah was the 2017 SPE President and is the incoming President of the SPE Foundation. She is now a member of the Board of Directors of Patterson-UTI Energy, after retiring from Chevron in 2018, as well as a director of Crestwood Energy Partners and Aethon Energy. She gives back through boards at University Lands, Texas A&M Engineering, Houston Audubon, Phi Mu Foundation and Dive Pirates Foundation.

Janeen has over 40 years of SPE leadership, starting as a student section officer, chairing both the Permian Basin and Gulf Coast Sections and 3 terms on the international Board, as Regional Director, Vice President Finance, and 2017 President. Janeen holds B.S. and M.S. degrees in petroleum engineering from Texas A&M, plus an MBA from UT Permian Basin and a JD from University of Houston.

Sami Alnuaim

Dr Alnuaim is a Saudi Aramco retiree with 38+ years of rounded engineering& management experience in the global Oil & Gas industry, Academia and Professional Societies. He led the implementation of Digitization, AI and Industrial Revolution, Intelligence Fields into Saudi Aramco Upstream Operations. Dr Alnuaim was the SPE 2019 President with a global theme to frame and redefine the global energy sustainability and replace the current awkward energy transition by more forward energy advancement concept,supporting the global economy, enhancing human lifestyle, improving people prosperity, enriching the global social development, reducing the global energy poverty, and protecting the environment through comprehensive accountable Oil & Gas industry De-Carbonization strategy and dialogue.

He completed Wharton Advanced Executive Management Program at the University of Pennsylvania and the Advanced Asian Business and Culture Program at Pennsylvania State University. Dr Alnuaim won several local, regional and international awards. He is currently serving in the Petroleum Engineering Departments’ advisory boards at King Fahad University of Petroleum & Minerals and King Saud University and the Engineering College advisory board at King Faisal University. Dr Alnuaim is a key figure in the Saudi and Middle East media and energy sectors where more than 300 Oil &Gas and energy related articles were published in Saudi newspapers in English and Arabic, addressing several strategic energy global issues such as Sustainability, Future Energy Landscape, Environment and Technology. He is currently an Adjunct Professor at the College of Geoscience and Petroleum Engineering of King Fahad University. His research interest is Smart Wells,Digital Fields, Well Performance and Energy Sustainability.

Tom Blasingame

Tom Blasingame is a Professor and holder of the Robert L. Whiting Professorship in the Department of Petroleum Engineering at Texas A&M University in College Station Texas. He holds B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees from Texas A&M — all in Petroleum Engineering. In teaching and research activities, he focuses on petrophysics, reservoir engineering, analysis/interpretation of well performance, exploitation of unconventional reservoirs, and technical mathematics. He also holds a joint appointment in the Department of Geology and Geophysics at Texas A&M. He served as Assistant Department Head (Graduate Programs) for the Department of Petroleum Engineering at Texas A&M from 1997 to 2003, and has been recognized with several teaching and service awards from Texas A&M.

Blasingame is a Distinguished Member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers (2000) and the recipient of the SPE Distinguished Service Award (2005), the SPE Uren Award (for technology contributions before age 45) (2006), the SPE Lucas Medal (SPE’s preeminent technical award) (2012), the SPE DeGolyer Distinguished Service Medal (2013), the SPE Distinguished Achievement Award for Petroleum Engineering Faculty (2014), and SPE Honorary Membership (2015). He has served as an SPE Distinguished Lecturer (2005-2006) and as the SPE Technical Director for Reservoir Description and Dynamics (2015-2018). He has prepared approximately 160 technical articles and has chaired numerous technical committees and technical meetings.

Patricia E. Carreras (Moderator)

Patricia E. Carreras is the general director of the energy consulting company Blue Moon Strategies. She has more than 25 years of international experience leading and advising majors and independent energy companies on field development planning leveraging reservoir simulation. Additionally, she is a public speaker, mentor, and coach on topics of sustainable development, leadership, diversity and inclusion, and cross-cultural effectiveness. Carreras has worked based in the USA, Mexico and Argentina.

She is an active member of SPE, currently serving as 2022–2023 chair for the Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) Committee. She is a past member of the SPE Business Management and Leadership Committee (BMLC). Carreras is one of the authors of the first-ever D&I survey launched by the BMLC in May 2020. She is the chair of the SPE Gulf Coast Section (GCS) Continuing Education Committee, which received the2021–2022 SPE GCS Outstanding Committee award under her tenure. Carreras received the 2020–2021 SPE GCS Exemplary Volunteer award.

She holds a bachelor’s degree in petroleum engineering from the University of Buenos Aires and a master’s degree in petroleum engineering from Texas A&M University. She successfully completed the Business Sustainability Management training from the University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL) in 2022.

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