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U-Pitch Technology Showcase

Compliment your Energy Opportunities Conference experience by attending U-Pitch New Technology Showcase, an interactive session highlighting cutting-edge, innovative, transformative technology and services

U-Pitch includes 15-minute presentations by innovators followed by a 5-minutes Q&A with members of the audience. Join us to learn from others, ask tough questions and share your real-world experience.

To deliver a presentation at U-Pitch email Susan Nash, AAPG Director of Innovation and Emerging Science and Technology, at [email protected].

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U-Pitch Program

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8:00 a.m. - 8:10 a.m.
Introduction and Opening Remarks

Emily Smith Llinás, AAPG Latin America and Caribbean Region Manager, Energy Opportunities Project Director
Elvira Pureza Gómez, Vice President of International Regions, AAPG
Denise Cox, President, Storm Energy, Energy Opportunities Conference General Chair
Susan Nash, Director of Innovation and Emerging Science and Technology, AAPG

8:10 a.m. - 9:10 a.m.
Investor Panel: Success Factors for Commercialization and Investment in Innovation

Susan Nash, AAPG Director of Innovation and Emerging Science and Technology
César Patiño, Chairman, EOR Technology Collaboration Program, International Energy Agency


Amy Henry, CEO, Eunike Ventures
Sean Ebert, Partner, Altira Group
Isaac Aviles, Digital and Business Incubation Manager, Schlumberger
Alex Rozenfeld, Managing Director and Founder, Climate Impact Capital
Taha Syed Hussain, Venture Partner, Delek US Holdings

9:20 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
U-Pitch Presentations

9:20 a.m. - 9:40 a.m.

Fiber Optic Applications: Traditional Geophysics for O&G, Seismology, and Near Surface Analysis
Andres Chavarria
, Optasense

9:40 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
A Novel IoT-based Method for Real-time Detection of Spontaneous Leaks in Pipelines, Gathering Systems, and Offshore Risers
Scott Bauer
, Proflex Technologies

10:00 a.m. - 10:20 a.m.
Geomechanics Without Logs
Hamed Soroush
, PetroLearn, USA

10:20 a.m. - 10:40 a.m.
Field Development Optimization through Asset-scale Machine Learning Analysis. North American Shale Play Case Study
Igor Kuvaev and Andrei Popescu
, ROGII, Inc.

10:40 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Accessing, and Managing Geotechnical Data Using Low-cost Easy-to-Use Services, Apps, and Storage that any Small Company Can Use
Bryan McDowell
, Sabata Energy Consultants

11:00 a.m. - 11:20 a.m.
Geologically Predicting Critical Minerals in Fine-grained Sediments: Evaluating Drilled Shale Reservoirs
Ashley Douds
, Wildlands Research

11:20 a.m. - 11:40 a.m.
Mining Produced Water for Critical Minerals
Thomas Smith
, US Strategic Minerals Exploration, LLC

11:40 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Turning Liabilities into Assets: An Advanced Geothermal Solution for Repurposing Wells
Karl Farrow
, CeraPhi Energy

12:20 p.m. - 12:40 p.m.
Automated Well Log Digitizing Using Machine Learning
Scott G. Comegys
, IntelliLAS

12:00 p.m. - 12:20 p.m.
Delivering Transformative Data Solutions in the Cloud
Jess Kozman
, Katalyst Data Management

12:40 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Closing Remarks

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Registration Fee

U-Pitch Technology Showcase Speaker (not attending Energy Opportunities Conference) $150
U-Pitch Technology Showcase Speaker (attending Energy Opportunities Conference) $75
U-Pitch Technology Attendee Registration (not attending Energy Opportunities Conference) $50
U-Pitch Technology Attendee Registration (attending Energy Opportunities Conference) Included in Registration