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Daryl Mazzanti
Executive Vice President, GARP Services, LLC


Daryl Mazzanti is the inventor of the GARP® technology and serves as Vice President of NGS Technologies and Vice President of Operations for Evolution Petroleum Corporation. He graduated with a B.S. degree (With Distinction) from the University of Oklahoma at Norman in December, 1984. After graduation, he began a career with Champlin Petroleum, Union Pacific Resources, and Anadarko Petroleum and had numerous production and reservoir engineering positions in Oklahoma, South and West Texas, Austin Chalk, Central and NE Louisiana, and the Gulf of Mexico. He then served as the Production and Reservoir Engineering Manager for the Austin Chalk and Carthage Fields. His last position at Anadarko was as U.S. Business Development Manager.  He joined Evolution Petroleum as the Vice President of Operations in 2005. His past work experience as an engineer and engineering manager in the Austin Chalk Field peaked his interest in liquid loading problems encountered by the unique geometry of horizontal wells. After he joined Evolution, he designed the GARP® technology to assist Evolution’s own horizontal wells in the Giddings Austin Chalk Field.

Sarah Tamilarasan
Vice President, Reat Global

Fred Clarke
Senior Artificial Lift Advisor, Murphy Oil

Currently a Senior Artificial Lift Advisor with Murphy Oil in Houston, Texas. Responsible for Artificial Lift Systems, Automation and Control of Beam pumped wells in Murphy’s Eagleford Shale Oil asset located in South Texas. Project lead to implement Remote Operating Centers into Murphy’s operations. He has 36 years of Oil & Gas experience working in technical and management roles for manufacturers and E&P operators in the United States, Australia and Canada. Prior to joining Murphy Oil, he worked with Australia’s largest onshore producer to help develop their automation strategy for a large remote oilfield located in the “Outback” of Central Australia.

Cleon Dunham
President, Artificial Lift R & D Council

Cleon Dunham is the president and founding member of the Artificial Lift Research and Development Council founded in 2001. He is a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers, American Petroleum Institute, American Society of Mechanical Engineers among others. Cleon graduated from Cornell University with a Bachelor of Engineering and has over 30 years in the discipline of oilfield automation and optimization as well as spending 36 years with the Shell corporation leading oilfield and artificial lift for Shell’s world-wide producing operations.

Neil Stegent
Technology Manager- Fracturing, Halliburton

Neil is a Technology Manager at Pinnacle, a Halliburton service in Houston, Texas and is a registered professional engineer (P.E.). He has worked over 35 years for Halliburton in various roles including engineering, customer sales, management, and marketing. He has a vast amount of field experience implementing fracture theory into practice.  Fracture evaluation, pre-frac and post-frac diagnostics, fracture production evaluation, and completion optimization are his expertise. He has worked in numerous basins across North America, and has worked globally to provide solutions and commercialize new technologies. Neil has taught various courses in completion optimization and has worked most of his career focused on Fracture Stimulation and Completions of low permeability reservoirs and unconventional source rock.  He has written many technical papers and holds multiple patents.

Donald Missey
Operations Manager, Stranded Oil Resources Corporation

Donald Missey is Geoscience Engineering Manager for Stranded Oil Resources Corporation, developing EOR projects throughout the US, and is the chief developer at Oil Apps, an industrial apps development project in Denver, Colorado. Mr. Missey was previously engaged as the Operations Manager for Anham FZCO with responsibility for maintaining electrical generation and water pumping and treatment facilities at sites throughout Afghanistan for the Afghan National Police (ANP) and the Afghan National Army (ANA) with a total workforce of 2,500 Afghan nationals. Prior to his work in Afghanistan, Mr. Missey was the International Projects Manager for Rock Well Petroleum, evaluating and developing underground projects in Egypt, Argentina and Kuwait, and has also worked extensively in Russia, Poland and Azerbaijan in field development projects.

Robin Watts
Oil & Gas Stimulations Program Manager, Linde’s Region Americas

Robin Watts is the Oil & Gas Stimulations Program Manager for Linde’s Region Americas. Linde is a global industrial gas and engineering firm with North American headquarters in Murray Hill, NJ.  Robin has over 20 years experience in the development and commercialization of new technologies.  The depth of her technical career focused in the area of material science.  Her business career focus has been on the successful application of technology solutions in dynamic markets.  As Linde’s Oil and Gas Stimulations Program Manager, her concentration is on the economics, application, and use of energized solutions for hydraulic fracturing and well stimulation.  She holds degrees in Chemical Engineering and an MBA both from the University of Texas at Austin.

Aaron Hilber
VP of Operations, OSCOMP Holdings

Aaron is the VP of Operations at OSCOMP Holdings in Houston, Texas.  He has over 9 years of oil & gas experience in midstream/downstream rotating equipment design with a major OEM and now as a founding employee at OSCOMP, an oil field services company.  During his time at OSCOMP, he has been in roles of increasing responsibility including manufacturing, engineering, and operations management.  Aaron is named on several pending patent applications and has a BSME from Lafayette College and MSME from Georgia Institute of Technology.

Charlotte Batson
Owner/Principal, Batson & Company

Charlotte Batson is a petroleum engineer and internationally-recognized expert on shale oil and gas and the principles of continuous improvement. She is Owner/Principal of Batson & Company, a consultancy that understands that the future of the oil industry lies in innovation to reduce costs, that helps private and public sector clients enter or expand their reach in the oil sector. Ms. Batson is also CEO of Tuscaloosa Energy Services, a member-based coalition of oilfield service companies and vendors that helps oil companies cut costs by sourcing locally and by using the latest innovations in oilfield solutions. During her work as a reservoir engineer, Ms. Batson managed offshore GOM fields and performed Federal offshore lease evaluations for Tenneco Oil Company. During a later assignment at Georgia Tech, she had the opportunity to study the principles of continuous improvement under Dr. W. Edwards Deming, and was funded under the first-ever series of awards under an IBM Grant to Georgia Tech to apply Total Quality Management principles to real-world problems. Ms. Batson used the funding to assemble a world-class team to study a timing problem that held the potential to significantly impact GT contract research funding. In 2009, she was appointed to the Mississippi Energy Policy Institute (MEPI) by Gov. Haley Barbour. Ms. Batson brought the significance of and innovations in shale oil and gas to the site selection community in a series of ground-breaking articles beginning in 2009, and her latest article “Shale Oil & Gas Development Changing the Way the Nation Does Business” appeared in the January, 2015 issue of Area Development magazine. She is frequently requested to speak on shale-related topics, and notable events include chairing the Second Tuscaloosa Marine Shale Summit in Houston, Texas, the Transfield Worley Leading Practice Forum in Brisbane, Australia and the Shale Gas South Africa Conferences in Cape Town, South Africa. Ms. Batson earned a BS degree in Petroleum Engineering from LSU and an MS degree in Management from Georgia Tech.

Jesse Mello
Production Enhancement Product Champion , Halliburton

Jesse is currently the Product Champion for Customized Chemistry Services within Halliburton’s Production Enhancement product line.  Prior to joining Halliburton, he held various positions in R&D and Business Development in the upstream oil & gas industry focusing in particular on the development of products in fracturing, acidizing, and water conformance applications.  Jesse holds a Ph.D. in Chemistry from the University of California, San Diego and served as a post-doctoral research associate at Rice University

Phil Winner
Owner/ Consultant, Domestic Energy Resources LLC

Mr. Winner currently consults for a variety of firms with expertise in turnarounds, M&A evaluations, revitalization of multi-disciplinary teams, and cost control through design and implementation of business intelligence systems.

Recently, he served as President for Layne Christensen’s Energy division where he was responsible for E&P operations in the midcontinent and managing service companies involving water management and stuck pipe recovery.  Prior to Layne, Mr. Winner held positions with Mobil Oil, Apache, and HS Resources.

Mr. Winner has earned a BS in Geology from Southern Oregon College, a MS in Geology from University of Vermont, and a MBA from the University of Denver.  He is a Certified Professional Geologist with the State of Wyoming, a Member of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists, the Rocky Mountain Association of Geologists, and supports Beta Gamma Sigma, the Business Honor society.

Eric Holley
Product Line Manager, Halliburton

Eric is currently the Product Line Manager for Unconventional Resources within Halliburton’s Production Enhancement product line.  Eric began focusing on fracture mapping and diagnostics when he joined Pinnacle, a Halliburton Service in 2009.  He has since served as Microseismic Project Manager and Global Product Champion for Fiber Optics.  Prior to joining the Pinnacle group, Eric held various engineering positions focused on hydraulic fracturing and acid stimulation within Halliburton’s Rocky Mountain region.  Eric holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Aeronautical Engineering from Purdue University and has authored several technical papers and industry articles on the topic of fracture diagnostics.

Doug Walser
Technology Manager, Halliburton

Doug Walser has extensive (34 years) Permian Basin, Mid-Continent, Appalachia, Rockies and South Texas experience with Dowell Schlumberger; The Western Company of North America; BJ Services; and Pinnacle, a Halliburton Service. He has specialized in the calibration of three-dimensional fracture modeling via a number of methods. Recently, he has specialized in the examination and comparison of the various emerging resource plays in North America, and more specifically, plays with liquid hydrocarbons. He has written over a dozen papers and holds four patents in his areas of interest.

Uday Turaga, PhD
CEO, ADI Analytics LLC

Uday Turaga is CEO of ADI Analytics LLC, a boutique energy and chemical consulting firm based in Houston, TX.  Through more than 15 years of experience at ConocoPhillips, ExxonMobil, Booz Allen, and ADI, Turaga brings deep commercial and technical expertise in oil and gas, coal, renewables, and chemicals.

Turaga has led ADI Analytics for the past six years and through 200 projects for over 70 clients including BP, Shell, Chevron, BASF, Mitsui, Honeywell, KKR, and U.S. Department of Energy.

Turaga holds a PhD in Fuel Science from Penn State and an MBA from the University of Texas at Austin.  He has been recognized by the U.S. National Academy of Engineering and has been featured on National Public Radio and Bloomberg.

Chris Combs
Director, Sales and Engineering, Quantico Energy Solutions

For over fifteen years, Chris Combs has been directly involved in the energy space with focus on completions engineering, specifically hydraulic fracturing, corporate development and management.   Upon graduation from high school, Chris enlisted in the United States Marine Corps as an F/A-18 Hornet aviation mechanic.  Shortly after completing his service obligation, he attended Texas Tech University and received a BSc. In Petroleum Engineering.

Chris began his career with Schlumberger and Weatherford as a frac engineer and district engineer in various locations before moving onto a small operator in Midland and was key in the startup of Advanced Stimulation Technologies in Midland and Green Field Energy Services in Houston.  Chris spent the following two years with Integrated Petroleum Technologies before joining forces with Quantico Energy Solutions in July 2015 in his current role of Director of Sales and Engineering mandated with corporate development and completions improvement through engineering.  He has authored/co-authored multiple industry articles and papers.

Rick Harlow
Global Vice President of M2M & IOT Solutions, Integron

Rick Harlow is Global Vice President of Machine to Machine & IOT Solutions at Integron, a thirty year old technology company based in Rochester, NY and with offices in Houston, Ohio, California and Europe.

Integron is an M2M & IIOT Services company that has become the Go To for Industrial IOT solutions. No other company does what Integron does. Integron specializes in helping clients design, deploy and manage Machine to Machine and Industrial IOT programs across multiple industries.

With more than 20 years of experience in the Industrial Internet of things Rick has a deep understanding and technical expertise in complex technology deployments in the oil and gas space.

Rick has worked with many oil and gas clients and technology partners focused on the oil and gas space over the years.  Rick has supported projects with companies like Halliburton, Apache, Anadarko, BP, Shell and Chevron to name a few.

Mike Pavia
CTO, Glori Energy

Bio coming soon…

James Coan
Senior Consultant, Upstream Consulting, IHS

James Coan is a Senior Consultant with IHS, which acquired PacWest Consulting Partners in late 2014. He brings over five years of experience analyzing a range of issues across the energy value chain, including Upstream oil and gas, midstream, and government policy and consumer behavior. He has worked with a range of E&P, oilfield services and equipment, and financial clients as a consultant, and he is a resident expert on several key topics, including oilfield pumps, downhole hardware, refracturing, and dual-fuel operations in drilling and completion activities. Mr. Coan joined PacWest in 2012 and graduated cum laude from Princeton University.

Timothy Smith
President & CIO, Petro Lucrum

Bio coming soon…