Judson Jacobs

IHS Markit

Executive Director, Upstream Technology

Judson Jacobs is an Executive Director, Upstream Technology with IHS Markit in its Energy division. In this role, he studies the strategic implications and tactical applications of oilfield and digital technologies across the oil and gas value chain. Recent research includes the globalization of innovation, the changing dynamics of upstream technology development, and the growing role of digitalization in field development and asset operations. Prior to joining IHS Markit through its acquisition of Cambridge Energy Research Associates, Mr. Jacobs worked as a management consultant with the Mitchell Madison Group and held senior engineering positions with Schlumberger and Anadarko Petroleum Corporation. He holds a BSE from Princeton University and an MS from Stanford University.

Sessions With Judson Jacobs

Tuesday, 2 March

  • 12:30pm - 01:00pm (CST) / 02/mar/2021 06:30 pm - 02/mar/2021 07:00 pm

    Agora Studio

    Agora Studio: Digital Twins: What impact across the full oil & gas value chain?

    Panel Downstream/Midstream/Chemicals Digitalization Upstream Oil & Gas Gas & LNG
    The Digital Twin (a virtual, dynamic, and integrated representation of a physical asset or process over its life cycle) is one of the latest digital technologies attracting significant industry attention. Yet, most Digital Twins in operation in E&P today focus on one or more discrete asset functions (e.g., drilling, maintenance, production). IHS Markit records very few attempts to capture the entire asset in a Digital Twin. What is hampering industry-wide adoption? How are Digital Twins driving integration across functional groups and across the E&P lifecycle? What are emerging technical and organizational challenges that may impede value realization and sustainment? 
  • 02:30pm - 03:00pm (CST) / 02/mar/2021 08:30 pm - 02/mar/2021 09:00 pm


    Agora-X Meet-Up Tuesday

    Roundtable Discussion Innovation & Technology

    Our Agora Meet-Ups provided live, interactive, unstructured conversations with IHS Markit analysts and guests from the day’s featured Agora-X Pods in a relaxed setting. These small, casual sessions were not recorded and are not available for On Demand viewing.

Wednesday, 3 March

  • 07:00am - 07:30am (CST) / 03/mar/2021 01:00 pm - 03/mar/2021 01:30 pm

    Agora Studio

    Agora Studio: Robots in the Energy Value Chain: What's ahead?

    Panel Digitalization
    If one tries to search for a silver lining that has come out of our current pandemic environment, it would be the advancement in technological breakthroughs in robotics for the energy supply chain. Robots are transforming the supply chain workforce by improving safety and efficiency for the energy industry. How are energy companies redesigning their workforce through training as they implement robotics in their supply chain? How are they repositioning their current talent and seeking new talent to operate these exciting technologies? 

Thursday, 4 March

  • 12:00pm - 12:30pm (CST) / 04/mar/2021 06:00 pm - 04/mar/2021 06:30 pm


    Digital Technologies: Driving sustainable operations

    Panel Digitalization Energy Transition/Climate & Sustainability
    Sustainability and digitalization are driving company strategies across the energy value chain. Perhaps less appreciated, however, are the opportunities available at the intersection of these two concepts. Digital technologies—including AI, cloud computing, and Internet of Things―largely target the optimization and efficiency of processes. Industry sustainability efforts can benefit from such enhanced capabilities by increasing the transparency of energy-related GHG emissions, and then identifying concrete ways to reduce them. This session explores the fit between these two concepts. In what areas are we seeing meaningful impacts today (e.g., energy efficiency, methane containment, transport optimization), and where do future opportunities lie? Is the broader application of digitalization in the sustainability space dependent on further technology advances, and do organizational issues play a role as well? What types of companies and capabilities need to come together to best develop and realize these opportunities?