Agenda - SPE Annual Caspian Technical Conference and Exhibition - 

Schedule Session Details Expand All Collapse All Filter By Date All Dates Wednesday, November 01 Thursday, November 02 Friday, November 03 Filter By Session Type All Sessions Social and Networking Events Technical Sessions Panel, Plenary, and Special Sessions Wednesday, November 01 09:30 - 10:30 Conference Opening Ceremony To mark the opening of the SPE Annual Caspian Technical Conference and Exhibition in Azerbaijan, industry luminaries will address delegates and journalists, providing insight and vision on the oil and gas industry in the Caspian region. Darcy Spady 2018 SPE President Academician Khoshbakht Yusifzade First Vice President SOCAR Brant Hasebe Vice President Reservoir Development BP Azerbaijan, Georgia and Turkey Region Denis Lemarchal Managing Director TOTAL E&P Azerbaijan Ibrahim Guliyev Vice President National Academy of Sciences Oleg Karpushin Executive Vice President Operations, Production and Oil Field Services JSC NC KazMunayGaz Ted Etchison General Director Tengizchevroil Mars Khasanov Technology Director Gazprom Neft PJSC Sergey Kolbikov Head of Reservoir Engineering NOVATEK Ali Al-Jarwan Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director Exploration and Production Dragon Oil 10:30 - 11:00 Coffee Break and Knowledge Sharing Poster Session 11:00 - 12:30 Opening Keynote Panel Session: Modernisation Moderator(s) Darcy Spady, 2018 SPE President Speaker(s) Abzatdin Adamov, ADA University; Mars Khasanov, Gazprom Neft; Sergey Kolbikov, NOVATEK; Yves Le Stunff, TOTAL E&P; Oddvar Vermedal, Statoil Session Manager(s): Brant Hasebe, BP; Ilkam Mukhametshin, RESMAN   Abzatdin Adamov Director Center for Data Science Research and Training ADA University ​ Mars Khasanov Technology Director, Gazprom Neft PJSC ​ Sergey Kolbikov Head of Reservoir Engineering NOVATEK     Yves le Stunff  TOTAL E&P Oddvar Vermedal Vice President, IT Statoil   The energy industry, characterised as both capitally intensive and requiring robust risk management, has historically been relatively slow to accept new technology and ways of working. Key contractors are inclined to deploy existing tools to minimize capital expenditure on equipment upgrades. High entry costs, particularly against the backdrop of geographic and market constraints, can result in limited competition. High commodity prices can make good performance ‘good enough.’

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