Abdellah Merad


Executive Vice President, Performance Management

Abdellah Merad is executive vice president Performance Management, a role he assumed in May 2019. His previous positions include president of NAL Production, president of the Production Group, vice president controller of Operations, vice president of the Shared Services Organization, and GeoMarket manager for North Africa. Earlier in his career, Merad held a number of controller positions throughout the Middle East, Africa, and Asia. He joined Schlumberger in 1997 as a financial controller in the United Kingdom. He holds a master’s degree in finance and a bachelor's degree in economy, both from Paris Dauphine University.

Sessions With Abdellah Merad

Tuesday, 8 March

  • 11:40am - 12:30pm (CST) / 08/mar/2022 05:40 pm - 08/mar/2022 06:30 pm

    The Oil & Gas Field Reimagined: The impact of technology

    Panel Upstream Oil & Gas

    The energy transition places expectations on oil companies to evolve rapidly, given competing and aligned demands to reduce emissions, enhance production, and find uses for exhausted fields. These forces prompt companies to reimagine portfolios as future assets. What contributions might technology and innovation make toward such advances? The broadening energy value chain leaves little room for isolated oil & gas assets, which must now be considered part of an energy ecosystem including hydrogen; carbon capture, utilization, and storage (CCUS); and LNG. What are the integration and optimization pathways, and where can technology contribute? The future requires more integrated, transparent supply chains driving optimization. What part will technology play in a dynamic and agile supply chain? While upstream has been effective at re-tasking staff to meet new challenges, with technology rapidly evolving and disruptive competition emerging, new skill sets are needed to deliver the reimagined upstream. Will technology collaboration become increasingly important and what does this mean for competitive differentiation?