SPE Live: Digital Transformation Technologies – Empowering Energy Leaders to Maximize ROI

Digital transformation is evolving beyond a buzzword as upstream operators of all types and sizes implement ambitious digital strategies and focus on generating a return on their investment. There isn’t a one-size-fits-all model, so what do these journeys from concept to reality entail and how can companies maximize the benefits?

Don’t miss this executive panel discussion during which speakers from IHS Markit, Baker Hughes and Shell will discuss different approaches to digitalization; strategies for maximizing ROI; digital transformation’s role in the energy transition; challenges and solutions along the way; and more.

Topics for discussion will include:

  • The role of technology in delivering on digital transformation strategies
  • How to realize the financial benefits of digital transformation
  • Digitalizing data-intensive workflows
  • Combining data and technology to achieve the shortest time to the best possible decision in the most economical way

This SPE Live is categorized under the Data Science and Engineering Analytics technical discipline

Silviu Livescu (Moderator)

Chief Scientist

Baker Hughes

Silviu is a chief scientist at Baker Hughes where he focuses on research and development, innovation, commercialization, and intellectual property related to the petroleum industry. He has authored more than 30 US patents (granted and pending) and more than 60 papers and articles. Silviu is the 2021-2023 Data Science and Engineering Analytics Technical Director on the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) International Board, an SPE distinguished member and a former SPE Distinguished Lecturer. He has served on various SPE awards, advisory, and technical conference and workshop committees. Silviu has been involved in the peer review of more than 6,000 technical articles as an executive editor for the Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering (Elsevier); an associate editor for the SPE Journal; and a technical reviewer for 17 journals and national science organizations.

Nathan Amery

Vice President and Global Practice Head, EDM for Energy

IHS Markit

Mr. Amery heads up IHS Markit’s rapidly growing EDM for Energy business, providing workflow automation and data management solutions to the upstream industry. Prior to joining IHS Markit, Mr. Amery held sales management roles at energy and commodity technology companies, including Triple Point Technology, Updata and Trayport, where he was responsible for client growth and launching new products and services. Before this, he founded his own technology and media company, following work at JP Morgan and Schroders Investment Management.

Ilya Berchenko

General Manager Digitalization, Assets, Projects, Subsurface and Wells


Ilya is the Lead Digital Product Manager for Assets, Projects, Subsurface and Wells in Digital Center of Excellence. Ilya’s primary responsibility is to help all Royal Dutch Shell assets and projects with their Digitalization Journey. Digital CoE provides digital solutions to problems worth solving like reaching Goal Zero (to harm, no leaks), delivering faster and better hydrocarbon resource maturation, improving availability (eliminating trips of critical equipment, optimizing preventive maintenance), maximizing value and reducing consumable through real-time optimization; and improving productivity (process automation).

Ilya joined Shell in 1998 and has worked predominantly in the Upstream business. He holds a PhD in Geo-Engineering, and is the author of more than 100 patents.

This SPE Live is sponsored by IHS Markit.

Learn more about EDM for Energy at https://ihsmarkit.com/products/edm-energy.html



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