Michael Wynne

S&P Global

Vice President

Michael Wynne, Vice President, S&P Global, is an expert in exploration and production (E&P) content and technologies in energy settings. Mr. Wynne has 28 years’ experience in increasing value through data integration and process improvement. He has held a number of positions in oilfield data and technology, including most recently with S&P Global, where he is responsible for the upstream international energy business. This includes development of new products and services to derive more value from content through the application of data science and subject matter expertise, and enhanced research around the energy transformation in upstream. Previously he was with Schlumberger, where he specialized in geosciences workflow in evolving digital technologies and in running client-support services focused on adoption and best use of new technologies. He was also a Senior Account Manager specializing in digital E&P technology and was earlier involved in process improvement and systems management technology. He also worked with Sun Oil in digital exploration technology. Mr. Wynne, holds a BSc and an MSc from the University of London.

Sessions With Michael Wynne

Monday, 7 March

  • 04:00pm - 04:40pm (CST) / 07/mar/2022 10:00 pm - 07/mar/2022 10:40 pm

    AI in the Energy Production Process: Unlocking energy transition opportunities

    Panel Digitalization/AI/Machine Learning/Robotics/Cybersecurity

    The world is pursuing a lower-carbon energy mix with great intent and energy companies are grasping new opportunities that encompass much more of the energy value chain than old business models, including closer engagement with end-use customers. Headwinds exist in the form of high costs, the pace of change and ever-changing regulatory burdens. All companies are embracing digitalization and artificial intelligence (AI) seems set to have a significant role in a rapidly changing, data-intense energy value chain. How might AI help unlock new and enhanced opportunities? What methods can help manage the mix of weather-dependent renewable energy and traditional energy sources to ensure low-carbon reliable supplies? How can we navigate and derive advantages from the new proximity between producers and end-users to drive efficiency and reduce cost? What risks or challenges remain to be mitigated or solved in applying AI to energy production? How quickly can we overcome them?

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?