Thanks for listening to the Upstream Intelligence Channel on the EKT Interactive Oil and Gas Podcast Network.
A 22-minute discussion with John Archer of Red Hat software… John discusses the IT application and optimization challenges he’s dealt with in 26 years of providing complex solutions to a variety of industries – including oil and gas. Of all our podcasts, this one has the most relevance to IT professionals supporting operations. John also covers the importance of the Energistics data standards consortium.
Topics and Timestamps
[03:00] Physical and technical challenges to implement digital in oil and gas
[06:00] Key issue in the shale – modeling the full supply chain
[10:00] Organizational silos that impact IT design
[12:30] Importance of the Energistics data standards.
[16:30] Society of High Performance Computing Professionals -SHPCP
[20:00] Highlights of John’s upcoming DDDP conference presentation
About the Experts
John is Senior Energy Solution Architect for Red Hat, the world’s leading provider of open source software solutions. John advises energy and utility clients on modern application and data architectures which leverage micro services, mobile, Business Rules and Process technologies — all running on container platforms. Most recently John has been focused on SCADA modernization along with Open Platform IoT based solutions to publish curated data to newly formed Data Science teams.
Prior to Red Hat, John represented Oracle at the Department of Defense working with the Air Force and Defense Manpower Data Center (DMDC) and other federal agencies. In total, he has over 26 years experience in providing I/T and business solutions to a wide variety of industries.
John also spent twelve years with Oracle and BEA Systems. When working with Upstream E&P, his focus is on production optimization, and improved rig data and real-time data analytics.
Between his time at BEA Systems and Oracle, John was at Petris (now part of Halliburton) were he was the Product Manager for the core data integration product (formerly PetrisWinds Enterprise) that allowed for the search (text and spatial), movement and data quality for the leading solutions from Schlumberger, Landmark, Paradigm, IHS – GeoLog, GeoFrame, Petrel, Petra, OpenWorks.
John represents Red Hat in the Energistics consortium and is working with MIMOSA and the Eclipse IoT community.
President of EKTinteractive in Houston; and producer for Oil-101, our popular, 10-part, mobile-ready series on “How the industry works,” covering upstream, midstream and downstream operations fundamentals.
In parallel with a 25-year career oil and gas career, Marty has spent 15 years providing custom “blended and e-learning” training programs to a variety of technical audiences.
He has global upstream and downstream operations management experience with Schlumberger, Superior Oil-Mobil, Wilson Industries and Exxon, and led the downstream supply chain practice at PwC.
He brings 18 years management experience with Schlumberger, Superior Oil-Mobile, Wilson Industries and Exxon.
Marty has worked with numerous national and international oil and gas company managements to help improve business performance across upstream, midstream and downstream operations.
Like many of the team, Marty is active in the Society of Petroleum Engineers and often presents at industry forums.