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Activities/Presentations

Industry Activities & Presentations:

 

Founding Member/Fellow of the Society of Decision Professionals. Currently serving as Vice President and President-Elect of the Board of Directors

Co-Chair of the 2012 Decision Analysis Affinity Group (DAAG) annual meeting in Chicago, May 2012

Co -Chair of the Decision Analysis track for  the 2011 INFORMS Conference of Business Analytics and Operations Research, April 2011, Chicago, IL

 

Winner of the 2010 Decision Analysis Society Practice Award on behalf of Chevron for the presentation, “The Implementation of Decision Analysis at Chevron: 20 years of building a DA Culture”, INFORMS Annual Meeting, Austin TX, November 2010

 

Executive editor of the Society of Petroleum Engineers peer reviewed journal: SPE Economics & Management, term runs through 2011

 

Member of the Editorial Committee for Society of Petroleum Engineers Reprint Volume on Decision and Risk Analysis in Oil & Gas , expected to be published early 2011.

 

Co-chair of the SPE Forum on The Future of Project Profit Prediction , held in Colorado Springs, CO - June 3-8, 2007.

 

Served on Steering Committee for the Annual Meeting of the Decision Analysis Affinity Group (DAAG), held in Baltimore, MD – March 29-31, 2006. 

 

Invited participant at the IQPC Sponsored conference on Technical Strategies for Marginal and Mature Field Development, held in Houston, TX – January 31- February 2, 2006.  Served as meeting chairman and presented a paper on: Ensuring Effective Decision Driven Marginal Asset Development & Management

 

Served on Steering Committee for Joint SPE/AAPG Forum on Delivering E&P Performance in the Face of Risk and Uncertainty: Best Practices & Barriers to Progress, held in Galveston, TX - February 20-24, 2005.

 

Technical Chair for the Asset Management Session of the 2005 SPE Digital Energy Conference, held in Houston, TX – March 23-24, 2005.  Presented a paper on: Decision Driven Asset and Portfolio Management.

 

Presented an invited paper: Convince me your Complex Analysis is Correct at the “Best of the Decision Analysis Affinity Group” session at the 2004 INFORMS (Institute for Operations Research and Management Science) Annual Meeting, Denver, CO – October 24-27, 2004.

 

Served on the Steering Committee for the SPE Applied Technology Workshop: The Theory and Art of Asset Valuation: Building a Case for Change, held in Banff, AB – September 14-17, 2003

 

Served on the Steering Committee for the SPE Applied Technology Workshop: Extreme Asset Appraisal and Development , held in Houston, TX – June 11-12, 2003

 

Speaker/Discussion Leader at the SPE Forum on: Decision Driven Asset Development and Management, held in Park City, UT – July 14-19, 2002. Session Topic: Overcoming Organizational Barriers to Improve Decisions: How to Implement New Approaches in an Organization.

 

Invited participant at the IQPC Sponsored conference on Risk Assessment and Portfolio Optimization in Oil and Gas, held in Houston, TX – April 23-25, 2002.  Served as meeting chairman and presented a paper on: Implementing Organizational and Process Change to Ensure you Make the Best Project and Portfolio Decisions

 

Served on Steering Committee for SPE Forum on  Adding Value by Leveraging  Risk, Options and Portfolio Management held in Breckenridge, CO – July 16-21, 2000

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