Taking place from 20 – 22 December 2019 at the wonderful Woodlands Resort in Houston, Texas, our North American NG Oil & Gas Summit will bring together senior decision-makers and business leaders from the oil and gas industry to share experiences, discover new ideas, and discuss the hottest emerging technologies and solutions in the oil and gas sector.

The summit will look at a number of key themes, including: operational excellence: technology, change management, workforce; the oilfield of the future: analytics, merging IT & OT, exploration and production; and new digital tools: leveraging emerging tech. What will the operation of the future look like?

From case studies lifting the lid on operations inside best-in-class organisations, to workshops and collaborative sessions that will be focusing on real challenges and future technology innovations, to one-to-one meetings with industry peers offering practical advice tailored to attendees’ specific needs, our summits provide executives with everything they need to implement their key projects more effectively.

Our Approach

Every GDS Summit has one stated aim: to help attending executives implement their key projects more effectively. We do this by developing an in-depth understanding of those executives' project needs, the business outcomes they want to achieve, and the challenges they face in terms of hitting those goals.

Who Attends

Our summits are designed for executives looking to take their business to the next level – from market-leading brands to disruptive new entrants. As such, we’ve worked with some of the world’s best-loved and most forward-thinking businesses.
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Past Attendees

At previous events we've helped executives from some the world's most significant firms - as well as the most forward-thinking - to address their project challenges.
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Jason Swaren
VP Operations
Oasis Petroleum
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Jim Claunch
VP Operations Excellence
Equinor
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Shandell Szabo
VP US Onshore Exploration
Anadarko Petroleum
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Carl Larry
Market Specialist & Analyst Partner
Thomson Reuters
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Robert Bunge
Director - Exploration Technology Strategy and Engineering
Noble Energy
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Alan Killion
VP E&P Services
WPX Energy
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Kang Chen
CIO
Concho Resources
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Rob Hembree
VP IT
Parsely Energy
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Dr. Fersheed Mody
Director, Global Research and Development
Apache
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Charles Li
IT Chief Data Officer Trading & Supply
Shell
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Francisco Ortigosa
Director Geoscience Technology
Repsol
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Keith Lilie
President & CEO
Brigham Exploration

6 Challenges in Oil & Gas

Our summit is focused on solving your strategic challenges
  • Digital transformation and the workforce: enabling new tech, supporting change, creating and driving the right culture.
  • Digital transformation and the oilfield: understanding and identifying tech that will cut costs, create efficiencies and advance everything for your business.
  • Exploring how engineering services and solutions can boost production operations and increase yields in both new and existing fields.
  • Data and your safety culture: better using data and predictive analytics to iterate and drive a program of continuous improvement.
  • Data and cyber-security: keeping ahead of the threat environment.
  • Balancing the needs of an aging workforce while attracting a new one. How do we best deliver today and compete tomorrow?
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Summit Schedule

3 Days - 3 Summit Themes - 3 Workshops
Day 1
Day 2
Day 3
Wednesday November 20, 2019
Summit registration
1:00pm - 6:00pm
Solution provider briefing
2:00pm - 2:30pm
Welcome remarks and delegate briefing
2:30pm - 2:45pm
Keynote
2:45pm - 3:30pm
Keynote Panel

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Interview
3:30pm - 3:50pm
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Roundtable
3:50pm - 5:00pm
Drill Down Roundtables

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Roundtable feedback
5:00pm - 5:30pm
Networking drinks
6:00pm - 7:00pm
Gala dinner
7:00pm - 10:00pm
Keynote
8:00pm - 8:30pm
Gala dinner keynote, Q&A
Thursday November 21, 2019
Breakfast
7:00am - 7:50am
Welcome Remarks
7:50am - 8:00am
Keynote
8:00am - 8:20am
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Keynote
8:20am - 8:50am
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Panel Discussion
8:50am - 9:20am
Keynote Panel

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Oxford Style Debate and Live Polling
9:20am - 10:00am
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Coffee & Networking Break
10:00am - 10:20am
Case Study
10:20am - 11:00am
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Workshop
11:00am - 11:40am
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Panel Discussion
11:40am - 12:20pm
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Keynote
12:20pm - 12:50pm
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Networking Lunch
12:50pm - 1:50pm
Roundtable
1:50pm - 2:40pm
Drill Down Roundtables

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Workshop
2:40pm - 3:20pm
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Case Study
3:20pm - 4:00pm
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Panel Discussion
4:00pm - 4:40pm
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Coffee & Networking Break
4:40pm - 5:00pm
Oxford Style Debate and Live Polling
5:00pm - 5:40pm
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Keynote
5:40pm - 6:10pm
Closing Keynote

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Attendee downtime
6:10pm - 7:00pm
Networking drinks
7:00pm - 7:30pm
Gala dinner, silent auction, quiz/trivia
7:30pm - 10:00pm
Friday November 22, 2019
Breakfast
7:00 am - 8:20 am
Welcome Remarks
8:20 am - 8:30 am
Keynote
8:30 am - 8:50 am
Title TBC

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Keynote
8:50 am - 9:20 am
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Roundtable
9:20 am - 10:00 am
Drill Down Roundtables

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Coffee & Networking Break
10:00 am - 10:30 am
Case Study
10:30 am - 11:10 am
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Workshop
11:10 am - 11:50 am
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Panel Discussion
11:50 am - 12:30 pm
Closing panel & wrap up
Buffet lunch
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Summit Location

Woodlands Resort, Houston, Texas

Our events take place at some of the most prestigious venues in the world. Five-star accommodation, dining and amenities make attending one of our summits both business and pleasure. Being productive has never been so much fun.

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Senior executives love our summits because of the unparalleled opportunity to meet people with ideas on how to move their key projects forward. But don’t just take our word for it…

To discuss how GDS Summits can help you solve your project challenges contact us on: 0117 921 4000 or email sayhello@gdsgroup.com.

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