Fourth Annual Blockchain in Oil & Gas Conference

The Fourth Annual Blockchain in Oil and Gas Conference will take place in Hotel Derek, Houston, TX, from 17th-18th Sep 2020. It is a two-day event. However, due to the current Covid-19 pandemic, the event will not run at 50% capacity. This limits the number of tickets available to just 150. These tickets will be available on a first-come-first-serve basis.

The event is managed by the Energy Conference Network, aiming to educate the audience on the role of blockchain for Gas and Oil. They believe that the blockchain hype has a solid foundation. They are doing the event in partnership with the Oil and Gas Blockchain Consortium. The consortium consists of Repsol, Chevron, Shell, ConocoPhillips, and others!

With the energy sector at the core of our society, everyone needs to make it more efficient and greener. Blockchain can provide the tools to do just that.

Annual Blockchain in Oil & Gas Conference Speakers

There is currently an initial 2020 speaker lineup for the Fourth Annual Blockchain in Oil & Gas Conference. The lineup includes:

  • Aftab Ahmed → Finance Manager, Emerging Technology ConocoPhillips
  • Rebecca Hofmann → US Blockchain Strategy & Innovation Equinor
  • Raquel Clement → Production Operations Services, Category Manager, Chevron
  • Balaji Ramakrishnan → Director, Supply Chain, and Procurement, BP Lower 48
  • Kathy Wang, Director, Digital IT Business Solutions, Phillips 66
  • Ken Ebest, Application Architect, ExxonMobil
  • Partha Sarathi Chatterjee, Analytics and Data SME, Shell
  • Rashi Gajula, Sr. Manager Emerging Technologies, Pioneer Natural Resources

Annual Blockchain in Oil & Gas Conference Agenda

As it is a two-day event. So, the agenda of the two-days is as below:

17th September

  • Chairperson’s Opening Remarks and Welcome → 8:50 AM - 9:00 AM CDT
  • Exploring blockchain technology for gas and oil companies → 9:00 AM - 9:30 AM CDT
  • Convergence - Blockchain’s interaction with IoT, AI, and other digital → 9:30 AM - 10:10 AM CDT by David Price, Larry Shi, Geoffrey Cann
  • Morning Networking Break → 10:10 AM - 10:40 AM CDT
  • Panel Discussion: Engaging Enterprise leadership → 10:40 AM - 11:20 AM CDT by Mr. Allister Graham, Dr. Balaji Ramakrshan, Mr. Aftab Ahmed
  • Blockchain - The Leadership imperative → 11:20 AM - 11:50 AM CDT
  • Disruptive technologies and blockchain for the energy industry → 11:50 AM to 12:20 PM CDT
  • Networking Lunch → 12:20 PM - 1:30 PM CDT
  • Panel Discussion: The OOC Oil and Gas Blockchain Consortium → 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM CDT, by Ken Ebest, Rashi Gajula, Raquel Clement
  • OOC Blockchain case studies demo and discussions →2:30 - 3:00 PM CDT, Mrs. Rebecca Hofmann
  • Afternoon networking break → 3:00 PM - 3:30 PM CDT
  • Interoperability and standards → 3:30 PM - 4:00 PM CDT by Dr. Claudio Lima
  • Next Gen Blockchain as a Service → 4:00 PM - 4:30 PM CDT by Karen Kilroy
  • Panel Discussion: Different blockchain platforms → 4:30 PM - 5:00 PM CDT, Darren Shelton, Mahesh Sashital and Mr. Ananath Natarajan
  • Closing remarks → 5:00 PM to 5:00 PM CDT

18th September

  • Chairperson’s Opening Remarks and Welcome to Day Two → 8:50 AM - 9:00 AM CDT
  • Real-time blockchain, IoT, gas, and oil supply chain process integration and automation → 9:00 AM - 9:30 AM CDT by Ruben Tamez
  • Panel discussion - transforming the supply chain and logistics with blockchain → 9:30 AM to 10:10 AM by Mark Waddleton and Karen Kilroy
  • Morning networking break → 10:10 AM - 10:40 AM CDT
  • Shared governance portfolios → 10:40 AM to 11:30 AM CDT by Ms. Dr. Mary Lacity
  • The impact of evolving Grid architectures → 11:30 AM to 12:00 PM CDT by David Forfia
  • Blockchain for minerals transitions → 12:00 PM - 12:30 PM CDT by James C. Row
  • Networking lunch → 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
  • Panel: What makes blockchain different from current processes → 1:30 PM - 2:10 PM by Mrs. Dr. Mary Lacity, Ozzie Rea, Kathy Wang,
  • Looking to the Future of Blockchain in Gas and Oil → 2:10 PM - 3:00 PM CDT, Mr. Andrew Bruce
  • Closing remarks and close of conference → 3:00 PM - 3:00 PM CDT

Registration

The registrations start from $595 for the super early bird for category 1 and $1,195 for category 2. They also have student two-day registration at $595. Apart from that, there is also a live streaming option where you choose $295 for category 1 and $495 for category 2.