Judson Jacobs

S&P Global

Executive Director, Upstream Technology

Judson Jacobs is an Executive Director, Upstream Technology with S&P Global 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 S&P Global, 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

Monday, 7 March

  • 12:00pm - 12:40pm (CST) / 07/mar/2022 06:00 pm - 07/mar/2022 06:40 pm

    Digital Technology's Impact on the Energy Transition

    Panel Digitalization/AI/Machine Learning/Robotics/Cybersecurity

    The global transition toward a lower-carbon energy mix presents energy companies with great opportunities via entirely new businesses stretching across the energy value chain and closer engagement with end-use customers. At the same time, overcoming high costs and increasing regulatory burdens will be critical in quickening the pace of change. Digitalization is proving instrumental in transforming a broad range of industrial sectors. What is needed to deliver digitalization? What role might it play in accelerating and enhancing the energy transition? How can the informational transparency afforded by digitalization improve company nimbleness? How will it optimize expanded energy value chain components? What expectations should we have for digitalization-enabled cost reductions and efficiency improvements in key low-carbon segments that have proven so effective in other industrial sectors? How can digitalization streamline carbon footprint analysis, auditing, and reporting? 

  • 02:00pm - 02:40pm (CST) / 07/mar/2022 08:00 pm - 07/mar/2022 08:40 pm

    Voices of Innovation: Lorenzo Simonelli

    Panel Innovation & Technology
    One-on-one candid conversations from the foremost and sometimes controversial thought leaders. 

Tuesday, 8 March

  • 02:30pm - 03:10pm (CST) / 08/mar/2022 08:30 pm - 08/mar/2022 09:10 pm

    Journey to the Edge: The need for critical real-time processing

    Panel Digitalization/AI/Machine Learning/Robotics/Cybersecurity

    Advances in digitalization over the past decade are bringing us closer to an ambitious industry goal―autonomous operations that enable continuously optimized, unmanned assets―one that is closely aligned with a set of broader industry aspirations around decarbonization, increased efficiency, and removing staff from harm’s way. Key to delivering this capability are ongoing advances in edge computing, and this session explores several aspects of this increasingly critical technology: What is the current state of edge computing, and what are the pathways for further development? What are some tactical applications, and how are they helping to advance such concepts as autonomous operations? How are energy companies managing the cybersecurity and technical risks associated with edge computing?