Tech Talks: Electrification: The Future is On

The global pandemic has served as a catalyst for the reinvention of the energy industry. An accelerated focus on strategic priorities such as capital stewardship, digitalization, and environmental sustainability is driving this reinvention. With an upcycle on the horizon, and offshore production poised to play a critical role in the overall energy mix, the industry must leverage technological innovation and new ways of working to fully embrace this reinvention.

Electrification of offshore infrastructure provides operators with access to lower-carbon energy sources, reducing operational footprint, while simultaneously opening a natural path to digitalization and reducing environmental impact—paving the way for the reinvention of offshore oil and gas production.

Join bp's Rupen Doshi, TotalEnergies' Louise Tricoire and Schlumberger's Katherine Rojas in this SPE Tech Talk as they discuss how electrification is paving the way to lower-cost, lower-carbon energy production while ensuring returns-focused performance results.

This Tech Talk is categorized under the Projects, Facilities, and Construction 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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Katherine Rojas

Marketing Director, Production Systems


Katherine Rojas is the marketing director for the Production Systems Division of Schlumberger, a position she assumed in June 2020. She is leading the division’s strategy development inline with corporate strategy, inclusive of digital products and solutions. In addition, her responsibilities include market intelligence, positioning, and promotion.

Prior to her current position, she was the marketing and technology manager for Schlumberger Valves & Process Systems product line, a role that involved understanding evolving customer needs and evaluating how the company’s product portfolio, including leading technologies from the Schlumberger acquisition of Cameron, would be developed and positioned. Rojas joined Schlumberger in 2002 as a field engineer in North Africa. Since then she has held a series of technical and commercial positions across multiple locations in North America, including Texas, Alaska, and Canada, and overseas covering both high-tier and high-volume markets.

Rojas holds a bachelor’s degree in geology from the University of Leeds in the UK and a master’s and PhD in petroleum geochemistry from Newcastle University. Since 2015, she has been an active member of the selection panel for the Schlumberger Foundation’s Faculty for the Future program, which provides fellowships to women from developing and emerging economies to pursue postgraduate studies in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines at leading research institutes around the world.

Louise Tricoire

VP Customer Line CO2


Louise Tricoire is VP Customer Line CO2 in the newly created OneTech Branch of TotalEnergies.

Since 2019, she has been active in reducing the emissions of TotalEnergies’ assets, at the heart of the Company strategy. She first created the CO2 Fighters Squad to make the best of Low Carbon Businesses developed in TotalEnergies Gas, Renewable and Power Branch, towards the decarbonization of our assets. Since summer 2021, she has been heading the CO2 Customer Line, building up on all OneTech’s technical expertise to accelerate the development and implementation of the best solutions to decarbonization our sites.

Before this experience, she held various business and management positions in TotalEnergies, in the fields of LNG, Fuel marketing and other downstream marketing activities. She lived & worked in numerous geographies including France, the America’s and Caribbean, South Eastern Europe and India. She started her career in 1997 as a consultant at PriceWaterhouseCoopers. Louise is a graduate of Centrale Paris’ engineering school in France.

Rupen Doshi

Wells Technology and Supplier Collaboration Manager


Rupen is the wells technology and supplier collaboration manager working in the Wells discipline at bp. His remit includes technology development and digital transformation by collaborating with strategic suppliers to deliver products and processes to the business units within bp. He has 24 years of experience and has worked in several areas within bp including completion and interventions engineering, operations, technology, and HSE. He has held leadership roles in engineering and operations supporting Gulf of Mexico and Trinidad in well planning and execution. Prior to his current role, he was the business advisor to the Senior Vice President to the Gulf of Mexico and Canada.

Rupen grew up in Oklahoma and has a mechanical engineering degree from the University of Tulsa. Rupen, his wife, and two young sons live in Houston. He is active in his children’s activities and enjoys traveling with the family.

This SPE Live Tech Talk is sponsored by Schlumberger.



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