KEY NOTE SPEAKERS
Professor of Practice, Petroleum Engineering Department,
Colorado School of Mines
Jim retired from Chevron in 2013 after almost 37 years. After moving to Colorado Springs, Colorado, Jim established the Reflections Data Consulting LLC to continue his work in the area of data management and analytics for the Oil & Gas industry.
Jim was a Distinguished Lecturer for the Society of Petroleum Engineers in 2010-2011, speaking on the topic of “Putting the Focus on Data.” He is a frequent speaker at SPE conferences on Digital/Intelligent Energy. His interests lie in the full spectrum of the information value chain from data capture, data management, data visualization, data access, modeling and analytics, simulations and serious gaming.
Jim graduated from the Colorado School of Mines (BS in Geophysical Engineering in 1974 and MS in Geophysics in 1976) before joining Chevron in Denver, Colorado. He later earned an MBA degree (1996) from Our Lady of the Lake University (San Antonio, Texas).
In 1999, Crompton was elected to the position of chair of the general committee of PIDX (Petroleum Industry Data Exchange), the API electronic commerce subcommittee. Jim was able to influence the direction of the standards setting activities towards emerging technologies, such as XML, and new electronic business models in the energy industry.
In acknowledgement of his contributions in applications of information technology to business problems, Jim was named a Chevron Fellow in 2002. In 2013, Jim co-authored a book, titled The Future Belongs to the Digital Engineer with Dr. Dutch Holland, focusing on the issues of the impact of emerging digital technology on oil and gas operations.
In 2017, Jim was named as the PNEC Cornerstone award winner. Jim was selected to be on the board of the SPE Digital Energy Technology Section (DETS) and is chair of the Digital Transformation committee under DETS. Starting January, 2018, Jim teaches a graduate level course in “Petroleum Data Analytics” at the Colorado School of Mines.
Founder and CEO,
Troy Ruths received his BS in Computer Science from Washington University in St. Louis and a PhD in Computer Science with a specialization in Computational Biology from Rice University. He has over a decade of experience in data analysis of oil and gas applications and has managed the development and deployment of upstream-focused data analysis and visualization tools in 6 countries, representing onshore unconventionals, conventional oil, heavy oil, and deep water. He founded Petro.ai in 2013 as a conversion from his independent consulting practice.
Senior Data Scientist,
Petrophysical Advisor, AI & Analytics Group,
Schlumberger, SPE Distinguished Lecturer
Software Engineering Manager,
Quantico Energy Solutions
Principal Cloud Architect,
Director of Product Management,
VP Data Science, Agile DD
Prod Ops Solutions Architect,
VP Reservoir and Technology,
Digital Transformation Lead | Petroleum Engineering Specialist,
Digital Geoscience Advisor,
Senior Data Scientist,
Data Science Manager,
Triple Crown Resources