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The Importance of Supplier Diversity from Brenda Udunna at SCP Houston

Brenda Udunna has over two decades of supply chain experience in sourcing, procurement, contracting, category management, supplier onboarding, supplier diversity, data management, and governance. She has worked with some of the largest energy providers in the world, including ConocoPhillips and Phillips 66, and she currently serves as strategy and performance analysis manager of global supply

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Integrating ESG Throughout the Organization with Jingfei Guo of Chevron, SCP Houston

Jingfei Guo has spent the last two decades with one of the largest energy companies in the world. Guo currently serves as the Upstream General Manager for Chevron’s Procurement/Supply Chain Management (P/SCM) function and has held the position since February 2018. Her role is critical to driving commercial stewardship of the multi-billion dollar annual third-party

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Addressing Supply Chain Disruptions with Faraz Shahid at SCP Houston Conference

Faraz Shahid worked with BP for 17 years in a variety of leadership and supply chain roles and has lived and worked in six countries across three continents during this period. After most recently serving as the procurement director responsible for placing BP’s third-party spending for all engineering, fabrication, and construction requirements worldwide, he has

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Keynote from Texas A&M Professor Begins Energy Supply Chain and Procurement Summit

The 8th Annual Energy Supply Chain and Procurement Summit began in Houston with a stellar lineup of who’s who in the energy supply chain industry.  Leading off Day 1 was Texas A&M professor Xenophon Koufteros, who teaches Supply Chain Management at the Mays Business School. Koufteros also holds the Jenna & Calvin R. Guest Professorship in

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Duke Energy Begins Sale Process of $4 Billion Renewable Unit

A major electric and natural gas company is making a significant transaction with its commercial renewable business. According to Bloomberg (via EnergyNow), Duke Energy Corp., based in Charlotte, North Carolina, has begun a sale process for its commercial renewable business. This move comes following a strategic review announced in August in what would be one

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Major Announcement Made on Day 2 of Carbon Tracking and Reporting Canada Conference

Day 2 of the Carbon Tracking and Reporting Canada Conference included a huge announcement from two major companies. SLB, formerly Schlumberger, announced it is collaborating with Microsoft to reach NetZero by 2050. Lenny Fernando, Business Development Manager Canada at SLB, announced that the partnership will bring more than 80 projects, 25+ years of experience, over

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Supply Chain in the Energy Industry with Jose Velarde of Huntsman

Jose Velarde has spent his career working in supply chain. And for the first time, he said, supply chain is truly in the spotlight. “One of the biggest changes that I’ve seen in the field of supply chain is the awareness in the general population of what is supply chain,” said Velarde. “Before the pandemic,

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Precision Drilling Stresses Need for IoT to Drive Drilling Innovation

Precision Drilling is stepping up when it comes to emissions reporting and detection. In an article posted to the company’s LinkedIn page, Precision Drilling acknowledged the “challenges customers are facing with environmental reporting workflows and reaching their emissions reporting visions.” Company IoT Manager Russell Whitney addressed this at the 8th annual IoT in Oil and

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Schlumberger Shifts Focus to Clean-Technology, Rebrands as SLB

The world’s largest oilfield services provider is undergoing a major rebrand. According to Bloomberg (via EnergyNow), Schlumberger, in order to go after more work in the clean-energy space, is changing its name to SLB and rebranding itself as a technology company. The Houston- and Paris-based company said Monday in a statement that the new name,

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GM to Offer its Own Solar Power and Energy Storage System, Competing with Tesla

A major automotive manufacturing company is jumping into the solar industry. Starting late next year, General Motors Co. plans to offer its own sun-generated power and storage system to compete with Tesla Inc.’s solar Powerwall business. According to EnergyNow, GM announced in a statement that the new business unit will be called GM Energy and

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Blockchain for Energy Moves to Bring Smart Contracts Solution to Market

A Blockchain leader is preparing to offer a game-changing product. According to Business Wire, Blockchain for Energy (B4E) announced it’s rolling what it’s calling Smart Contracts solutions. Developed alongside Worley, in collaboration with B4E and Chevron, these solutions will allow for increased speed and high levels of efficiency. “Blockchain for Energy members Worley and Chevron

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Innovation in Methane Detection with Gerald Palanca

Gerald Palanca leads a team bridging the gap between Canada’s aggressive policies to reduce methane emissions and on-the-ground implementation. “It all starts with elected officials making climate change ambition policies,” Palanca said. “So the linkage is between the policy maker and government agency versus the regulator who ultimately designs the regulatory instruments. We’re essentially the

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