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Thanks for listening to the EKT Interactive Oil and Gas Podcast Network. Going boldly where others have already gone!

In this episode in our series on the Internet of Things (IoT) in oil and gas, we speak with Jim Claunch, VP of Operational Excellence for Development and Production at Statoil.

Jim will be on the keynote panel at the upcoming IoT in Oil and Gas Conference in Houston.  This podcast gives you some great insight into the quality of speakers this conference has managed to assemble.

Use discount code EKTI10 to get 10% off your registration fee!


IoT in Oil and Gas Podcast Series

IoT in Oil and Gas Conference with the Energy Conference Network

Preview of the IoT in Oil and Gas Conference keynote panel with Joe Perino

IoT in Oil and Gas – Digital Oilfield, Now vs Then with Former Chevron and Caterpillar CIO Randy Krotowski

IoT in Oil and Gas – IT/OT Convergence with Statoil VP Jim Claunch


About Jim Claunch

Jim Claunch is currently Vice President of Operational Excellence for Development and Production USA/Mexico in Statoil. He joined Statoil in 2009 as Vice President of Global Business Services in the Houston office and subsequently held VP of HR positions in Norway and in Houston. He has over 25 years of experience in the energy sector including 14 years of international experience serving in various financial and shared services roles. Prior to joining Statoil, Jim s roles included:

  • Managing Director of Growth Capital Partner s Energy Group in the Merchant Bank s Houston office.
  • CFO and CIO of Power Well Services (PWS), a global oilfield services  company controlled by First Reserve. PWS was put together via six acquisitions and later sold to Expro International Group PLC.
  • Sr. Vice President of Shared Services and IT at Intercontinental Hotels Group.
  • Vice President of Global Shared Services for Halliburton Energy Group, where he had global responsibility for accounting, communications, finance, HR, procurement, quality and IT functions.

Mr. Claunch is a CPA and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business administration from Hardin-Simmons University.


IoT in Oil and Gas Conference

Whether you re a major operator, contractor or technology solution provider, this is your chance to learn from insightful case studies and benchmark against industry best practice. You will also have plenty of opportunities to exchange ideas and network with peers to pursue commercial opportunities.

Results from a new survey by Deloitte forecasts 2017 as a year of recovery for commodity prices, with companies expected to gradually ramp up operational activity as demand increases. As a result, IoT technologies will play a crucial role in meeting productivity and cost reduction targets.

And the 3rd Annual IoT in Oil and Gas conference promises to be an even more comprehensive forum for IoT innovation. New developments and frameworks will be explored as companies focus on improving efficiency.

The event will explore how organizations can overcome emerging and existing challenges such as cyber security, lack of standardization, legacy installed bases, and liability of current technologies.


Show Notes

[1:00] Going boldly where others have already gone!

[4:00] Operators vs services providers

[4:45] How Statoil is getting internal stakeholders on board – Big data starts with small data

[10:00] A major transformation

[10:20] Getting filed production team on board – how dashboards change work processes in the field

[12:45] IT/OT convergence

[15:30] The line needs to own it

[16:45] Learning from others, information sharing in the industry

[18:50] Last thoughts – Importance of getting senior leadership the 30,000 ft view.


Relevant Links

IoT in Oil and Gas Conference

Energy Conference Network


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