Matthew Partridge, Senior Downstream Analyst - Americas, Wood Mackenzie
Matthew is a senior downstream Consultant at Wood Mackenzie. He has over six years of experience in international energy markets, including asset valuation, crude oil and refined products market studies, and regional price-setting analysis. Prior to joining Wood Mackenzie, Matthew worked for McKinsey & Co. as a Senior Petroleum Analyst for North, Central and South America. During his time at McKinsey & Co. Matthew was involved in several crude oil and refinery valuation projects. In addition, Matthew worked on several projects with understanding price-setting mechanisms for crude and products pricing into various markets around the world.
Steven Ilkay, Oil and Gas Advisor
An accomplished energy industry expert, Steven has a diverse finance, marketing and strategic advisory background. Steven specialises in unconventional Oil & Gas production throughout North America, including most major Shale Oil & Gas Basins and Canada's Oil Sands. Secondary and tertiary recovery methods, via CO2 and water flooding, are also areas of expertise.
Steven advises energy industry operators and private investors on Acquisitions & Divestitures, Joint Venture Formation Commodity Price Risk Management Services.
A frequent public speaker on issues relating to the unparalleled growth and opportunities presented by the current energy boom, Steven is oft-quoted expert regarding the economics of North American Unconventional Production.
Steven Paget, Energy Infrastructure Analyst, First Energy Capital
Mr Paget holds a B.A. (Hons) in Ancient History and Archaeology from the University of Calgary and a M.A. in Classics from the University of Toronto.
He has worked at E&P company Renaissance Energy prior to joining FirstEnergy in 1998. Steven is now FirstEnergy's Energy Infrastructure analyst where he covers organisations active in the pipiline, natural gas processing and electrical power generation fields. Steven also publishes macro research on various energy topics such as biofuels and wind power.
Phil Myers, Founder, PEMY Consulting
Phil Myers is the director of PEMY Consulting. He founded PEMY Consulting in 2010 to better serve the industry after spending most of his career at Chevron Corporation where he was a codes and standards specialist in the areas of pressure vessels, piping and tanks. Phil has participated on numerous industry committees including those for tanks, piping and vessels. He has chaired numerous task groups for the American Petroleum Institute. Phil holds a BS in Chemical Engineering from UC Berkeley and an MS in Theoretical and Applied Statistics from California State University (CSUEASTBAY).
Britt Howard, EH&S Advisor, Competency Assurance, Hess Corporation
Britt has been classified as a fountain of EH&S knowledge, a motivational speaker and a master mentor for developing EH&S professionals. He has taken the opportunity to place some of his Safety Leadership Philosophies in a book called "The Ten E's in Safety Leadership" that was published in the Spring of 2011 and he is working on a 2nd Edition of the Ten E's in Safety Leadership along with a series of children's safety books to be published in the Fall of 2012.
One of Britt's proudest accomplishments is the continued positive safety performance of the sites and work groups that he has worked with after his departure per the safety systems and process' that he helped establish and solidify in place.
Britt is currently the EHS&SR Manager for the North Dakota Region of the Hess Corporation Exploration and Production Group based in Houston, Texas.
Virginia Edley, Founder, SBK Consulting
Ms Edley has extensive experience in the oil and gas industry in upstream production, petrochemical plants and refineries. Ms Edley has worked for several companies in the industry and has developed and managed a number of reliability, root cause analysis and inspection programmes.
Rafael Rengifo, Tank Integrity Initiatives Lead, Phillips 66
Rafael Rengifo is a materials engineer with 23 years experience in fixed equipment reliability, mechanical integrity, materials and corrosion with a special passion for learning from failures.
Mr Rengifo joined ConocoPhillips in 2005. He currently works as the Tank Integrity Initiatives Lead for Phillips 66 and he is responsible for tank mechanical integrity improvements and sustainability.
Mr Rengifo worked in several US Refining positions such as Lead Inspector, Corrosion and Reliability Engineer. Before that Mr Rengifo served as the Chief Inspector for Petrozuata Upgrader located in Venezuela. Prior to that he owned a company that specialized in NDT, metallurgical, corrosion and materials consultant services.
Mr Rengifo holds a Bachelor of Science degree in materials engineering from Simon Bolivar University, Venezuela. He also holds API Inspector Certifications for Tanks (API-653) and Pressure Vessels (API-510), and has been an active member of NACE and ILTA writing papers and participating in committees.
Justin Daarud, Mechanical Integrity Manager, Lloyd's Register Energy Canada
I have a background in Mechanical Engineering and I've been working for Lloyd's Register in the United States and Canada for over five years. Throughout my time with Lloyd's (currently at Lloyd's Register Energy Canada Limited) I have filled all the roles of a Risk Based Inspection (RBI) program. My early roles with Lloyd's Register Capstone were Visual Inspection and Equipment Specialist where my day-to-day duties were to gather, organise and analyse the information required to implement and maintain a Risk Based Inspection program. Through these roles I gained the knowledge necessary to start leading RBI teams through implementation and evergreen projects. Following several successful implementation and evergreen projects, I became a Project Manager for Lloyd's Register Capstone (now known as Lloyd's Register Energy America's). As Project Manager, I managed several Implementation and Evergreen projects for Risk Based Inspection programs in the Texas - Gulf of Mexico area.
Two years ago I was given the opportunity to create and develop a Mechanical Integrity Department that specialised in Risk Based Inspection at the new Lloyd's Register Energy Canada office (formerly known as Lloyd's Register in North America), Calgary, Alberta. For the last two years my department and I have been working in Calgary with Canadian clients on Risk Based Inspection Program Development, Implementation and Evergreening. My department specialises in the Management, Consulting, Execution and Value of Risk Based Inspection and Mechanical Integrity Project Consulting ranging from executing an entire RBI program for a client to managing a single Fitness for Service on one asset with a Risk Based Inspection application. The goal of the department is to increase safety, increase value and decrease risk for every client through our Mechanical Integrity Services.
Bruce Rumple, Director of International Engineering Services, CST Storage
Bruce is a professional mechanical engineer who has been designing bolted steel tanks for the last 15 years. His current position is Director of International Engineering Services, CST Industries. Bruce is a member of the AWWA D103 Task Group, The British Standards Institution Vitreous Enamel Committee and the API subcommittee (to API SCAST) on 12 Series tanks. Each of these three committees (AWWA, BSI, API) are standard bodies for bolted ASTs.