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Symon Rubens | CEO
Energy Conference Network
Day 1 – Tuesday, Dec. 5
7:30 am – Registration, coffee and networking
8:30 am – Opening remarks
ACHIEVING SUSTAINABLE COST STRUCTURES AND BUSINESS VALUE
8:35 am – Market intelligence keynote: Conducting commodity pricing sensitivity analysis to prepare for the future
The upstream industry and its supply chain(s) have gone through tremendous change over the past years. New levels of competitive break-even costs have been achieved in many plays and across key spend categories. This keynote will provide the latest market intelligence to review:
- What is happening across the market and its supply chain(s)?
- What are the key mechanisms employed to control and re-baseline supply chain cost?
- How sustainable are these mechanisms and what are the trends and expectations going forward?
- Should we expect a strong correlation between oil price and cost-curves/key categories in the future?
Head of Performance Improvement – Americas
Wood Mackenzie Consulting, Mexico City
9:00 am – 360 degree panel: How can cost structures be maintained in a recovering commodity and services market?
- How should operators and OFS handle this scenario to maintain the cost advantage?
- How do suppliers play a role in expenditure uptake in activity and costs and how is this relationship likely to change as the market picks up?
- What are the additional value levers that can be employed to bend the cost curve?
- Why is it difficult to use these levers, what are the challenges and hurdles?
- How can we resolve this going forward to ensure a more sustainable, long-term approach to cost?
- If company or market increases prices – how does a company evaluate if this is reasonable?
- How can you plan for and control large increases in activity which impact pricing and availability?
Vice President, Supply Chain Management
Former Global Supply Chain Director
SVP & CPO/CIO
Scientific Drilling International
9:45 am – Thought leader panel discussion: Determining the balance of key priorities for Supply Chain and Procurement leaders in 2018 across upstream, midstream and downstream silos?
- What are the new signals that will truly indicate recovery and what are some of the key recovery planning activities?
- What are the implications of moving from a cost to value based approach on processes and risk?
- How is the approach to managing procurement risk going to change going forward?
- How can procurement functions become a centralized connection point and act as a critical information hub?
- How can innovation and digitalization help us to think differently about organizing work processes?
- How might the move towards sustainability and transparency in oil and gas supply chains impact how we collect and present data?
- How is the integration of OFS companies affecting the majors? What modifications are being seen in the upstream supply chain?
Vice President, Land & Supply Chain Management
Chief Procurement Officer and Vice President of Supply Chain Management
Ivan Rodriguez Zerrate
Vice President Global Operations Organization, Procurement & Supply Chain
Director Global Supply Chain
Marathon Oil Company
10:35 am – Morning networking break
ADDRESSING THE NEW REALITY TO ACHIEVE SUSTAINABILITY AND EFFICIENCY
11:05 am – In-depth industry analysis: How is the industry changing to consolidate resources and reduce risk in order to remain competitive throughout the upturn?
This session will address the opportunities, challenges and lessons learned from forming strategic alliances, key areas include:
- What are some of the expected savings and synergies from this fusion and how can they be measured?
- What is the best approach for merging talent pools and determining best of breed processes?
- How can the merger be used to reshape the company?
- How do you successfully navigate M&A activity within the SC function?
- How can you maximize what you can achieve from procurement perspective?
General Manager CP Technology & Innovation
Dian L. Cherng
Supply Chain Advisor
Supply Chain Manager
Supply Chain Management
Progressive Maintenance Consultants
Director Categories – Indirect Materials and Services, Global Sourcing and Procurement
11:50 am – What are the leaders in total cost doing differently from the laggards?
- How are cutting-edge operators moving from a focus on price to a focus on total cost?
- What are the truly innovative strategies being used by those leading the pack?
- How can those strategies be replicated to survive in a lower-for-longer environment?
- What opportunities does that create for Supply Chain?
Senior Vice President
12:20 pm – Networking lunch sponsored by Wells Fargo
1:20 pm – Operator case study: Buying what we really want to buy: Transitioning from traditional agreements to outcome-based contracts
- What are outcome-based contracts and why are they necessary?
- What are the implications for achieving sustainable service quality through commodity price cycles?
- How has will this impact the cost structure and risk allocation?
- How is some of this transference or risk impacting how the OFS operate?
- How could the potential “UBER”-ization of trucking or logistics carriers impact the industry, particularly downstream?
General Manager – Contracts and Procurement
1:50 pm – Realizing Supply Chain Efficiency Through Digital Transformation
Enterprise Architect – Supply Chain Management
Third Wave Consulting
2:20 pm – Releasing cash tied up in materials supply chains
Head of Global Business Development
Exertis Supply Chain Services
2:50 pm – Dialogue: If the current level of business is here to stay, what level of adjustments need to be made to continue to perform?
- In a ‘lower for longer’ scenario, what are the threats and opportunities for SC, how to plan for the future and approach?
- How can operators recover more value from surplus assets?
- Retaining efficiencies – as costs start to group up, how can you manage and plan?
- How can we continue to retain and unlock different levels of efficiency?
- What lessons can be learned from across the 3 silos and how transferable are they?
- How might the disappearance of smaller companies impact the quality of products and projects delivered?
Executive Advisor, ISM Houston
Former Supply Chain Director, Apache Corporation
Vice President, Supply Chain Management
T&L Functional Manager and Critical Equipment Transport – Subject Matter Expert (CET-SME)
Bechtel Oil, Gas and Chemicals
Strategic Sourcing Manager
3:35 pm – Closing remarks and takeaways summary
3:40 pm – End of day 1