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Digitization in the Oilfield
Liberty Oilfield Services
950 17th St., Ste. 2400
Denver, CO 80202
303-515-2800

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Thursday, July 11, 2019, 4:30 PM - 7:00 PM MDT
Category: Speaker Series

Digitization in the Oilfield

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The technology revolution that is sweeping the oilpatch is providing high-impact ROI benefits to operators - at a time when they need them most.  The Denver Petroleum Club is excited to host a heavyweight panel and Q&A session to provide timely insights into these technical trends and their benefits. The Digitization cycle in the oilfield – data capture, data analysis, and positive modification of operational practices as a result of derived insights – has matured as new tools and methods have emerged.  There has been a collective de-risking of tech as the operator marketplace has adopted many of these new tools and demonstrated meaningful ROI impact. Operators are becoming more sophisticated at identifying and rapidly onboarding the new tech that is appropriate for their circumstances.  Join us at this Digitization in the Oilfield event to gain critical insights and valuable networking.

4:30PM - Light networking

4:45PM - Panel begins

6:00PM - Panel concludes; networking to follow

7:00PM - Event concludes

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Online registration has now closed; as a reminder, all sales are final, however guest substitutions are available up to 24 hours prior to the event.

Tickets will be available for purchase at the door on the evening of the event.


 About our Moderator & Panelists: 

Joshua Churlik (Moderator) - CEO/Co-Founder, Well Data Labs
Josh leads product development and business activities for Well Data Labs. He has 19 years of professional experience with 14 years of Oil and Gas Industry experience, has founded several startup ventures and brings a broad base of experience in product development, marketing, sales and finance to Well Data Labs. He’s passionate about making Oil & Gas software simpler and easier to use while still meeting the challenging needs of the digital oilfield. Josh has an MBA from the University of Colorado, Denver and a Business degree from North Carolina State University. You can often find him mountain biking Colorado’s front range trails.


Sharon A. Rose (Panelist) - Counsel, Sidley Austin
Counsel in the Energy practice group in the Washington, D.C. and Singapore offices, Sharon focuses her practice on representing clients in investigations and enforcement matters before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) and state and local energy regulatory agencies. She has extensive experience advising companies and individuals in connection with government investigations, enforcement proceedings, and related litigation involving compliance with the federal energy, commodities, and securities laws, including alleged fraud, market manipulation, insider trading, accounting and internal controls irregularities, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) violations and other financial and trading issues. In addition to matters before the FERC and the CFTC, she regularly represents clients in enforcement proceedings and other inquiries by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Department of Justice (DOJ), Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) and foreign government agencies.


 Rob Ratchinsky (Panelist) - CEO, Engage Mobilize
Rob has an extremely unique background, growing up in parts of Canada, Europe, Africa and the US, before graduating from the University of Victoria in Canada.  He began his career at Anadarko Petroleum, where he worked alongside portfolio, marketing, production and reserves teams.  He then moved to the operations side, focusing specifically on the bond between safety and performance.

 He left Anadarko in 2011 to become the Vice President of Operations for Engage Management, a boutique consulting company for oil and gas operators.  He managed multiple consulting teams across the US market including North Dakota, Utah, Oklahoma and the Gulf of Mexico.  With an experienced background in statistics Rob focused on sharing operational data at the field level, providing crews the information they required to create their own goals and success KPI's.  In 2016, he Co-Founded Engage Mobilize, a digital field management platform that allows operators to schedule, track, manage and approve their field transactions.  He currently acts as the CEO of Engage Mobilize and has built the company into the market leader for digitizing the oilfield.  


Sha-Chelle Manning (Panelist) - Vice President - Technology & Information, Cimarex
Sha-Chelle Manning is the Vice President of Technology and Innovation at Cimarex Energy Co., a leading US Independent shale oil and gas exploration and production company with operations in Oklahoma, Texas, and New Mexico. Previously, Manning created and led Pioneer Natural Resource’s Innovation Program for six years. Manning is on the Board of Director of the IAMCI, a $240M partnership with DOE, Ford, and Lockheed for advanced manufacturing, and the Texas A&M’s TEES Advisory Board.

Manning served eight years on the Board of Astrotech Corporation preparing and sending satellites, cargo and science into space, and for three years on the Tech Titans Board, Texas’ largest trade member organization. Manning was co-founder of Malibu IQ, a $22M investment fund, a Managing Director for a nanotechnology cleantech venture fund, and appointed two terms by Secretary Perry to Texas’ $480M+Emerging Technology Fund. She founded a consulting firm for commercializing technology, and served clients such as Lockheed Martin, HRL Labs (GM’s and Boeing’s Innovation Lab), and Texas A&M System. Early in her career, Manning was a key leader in two entrepreneurial successful start-ups; Authentix (acquired by the Carlyle Group) and Zyvex, a nanotechnology company. Manning holds an MBA from University of Dallas and a BA from Loras College.


 Justin Caswell (Panelist) - CEO, Revokind
After serving in the US military for four years in NATO forces, Justin began his career in Communications and Data Systems in April of 2000.  Over the course of the next 8 years, Justin gained a deep understanding of communication infrastructure including installation, service, programming and automation, which eventually lead to large-scale project management spanning four states across the Southwest.

In 2008, Justin became an automation technician for XTO Energy which continued for nearly 6 years and earned Justin a reputation for being an automation guru.  During this time, Justin re-designed multiple communication networks for XTO / ExxonMobil spanning 5 states.  By then an expert in his field, Justin became Chief Technology Officer for an Industrial Automation company in Colorado, followed by a Senior Automation Engineer and Programming Supervisor.  

Throughout his career, Justin has also worked on several entrepreneurial ventures including owning a successful recording studio and record label.  One project has spanned the course of his career and is considered to be a culmination of his life’s work to date.  Realized in 2002 and officially started in 2008 is what Justin called X-Source, an entirely new communication infrastructure.  This has evolved into the Revokind, which is the world’s first blockchain-based communication infrastructure that has high mobility and compatibility. Built for IoT and 5G ready, with advanced security, Revokinds blockchain can process transactions at 3-4 millions per second.


About our Sponsors:

Engage Mobilize is a digital field management platform that is revolutionizing the way oil and gas companies interact with their service providers.  Similar to an Uber philosophy, their comprehensive solution interfaces with both operators and vendors, allowing transparency on all sides.  Engage is the industry preferred solution to digitizing the oilfield and works with all service types in any operation.  The data collected through their digital ticketing process is pertinent for new technologies such as blockchain and dynamic smart contracts to operate seamlessly.  Engage Mobilize has a complete suite of products that are increasing field efficiencies to unprecedented levels.  

 Headquartered in Denver, Colorado, Liberty Oilfield Services is a premier hydraulic fracturing services company.  Our professional team of well-trained, highly experienced individuals, combined with our proprietary technology and robust inventory of state-of-the-art equipment, optimizes production results at reduced costs for our valued clients. Our passion and dedication to deliver industry-leading results is only matched by our unsurpassed commitment to health, safety and environmental (“HSE”) standards. From the Permian Basin to the DJ Basin, Williston Basin and Powder River Basin, we provide customer-focused service in a flexible, safe and consistent manner.  Our  fleets offer the latest innovations in custom fluid systems, perforating strategies and pressure analysis techniques.

Liberty’s emphasis on data analytics is deployed during job execution through the use of real-time feedback on variables that maximizes customer returns by improving cost-effective hydraulic fracturing operations. The attention to detail results in faster well completions, limited downtime and enhanced production results for our customers.