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Keynote and Panel Session

Keynotes & Panels Session

Tuesday, 31 March, 0830-1000

Opening Keynote Speaker

Nathan Meehan

Bio - D. Nathan Meehan, 2016 Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) president, is senior executive adviser at Baker Hughes, advising executive management on reservoir and geoscience issues. Previously, he was president of CMG Petroleum Consulting, vice president of engineering for Occidental Oil & Gas; and general manager exploration and production at Union Pacific Resources.

Meehan earned a BSc in physics from the Georgia Institute of Technology, an MSc in petroleum engineering from the University of Oklahoma, and a PhD degree in Petroleum Engineering from Stanford University. He previously served as chairman of the CMG Reservoir Simulation Foundation and as director of the Computer Modelling Group, Vanyoganeft Oil Company, Pinnacle Technologies, SPE Board of Directors, and JOA Oil & Gas BV. He served on advisory boards of the University of Texas and the University of Houston and currently serves on the EME industry relations board at Pennsylvania State, the Interstate Oil and Gas Compact Commission and the Advisory Board of World Oil. He is the recipient of the Lester C. Uren Award for Distinguished Achievement in Petroleum Engineering and the Degolyer Distinguished Service Medal and served as a Distinguished Lecturer. He is a licensed professional engineer in four states and has published scores of papers.

Opening Panel – Wells from Hell & Star Performers

Please join us for a panel discussion on Wells from Hell and Star Performers. It is inevitable that at some point in everyone's career, there is the experience of "the one that got away"; sometimes, we are happy these wells stay far, far away. This panel is designed to facilitate open discussion around those wells that have haunted us, and conversely to allow us to boast about those out-performers.


  • Clint Redpath, ConocoPhillips
  • Sheldon Jahn, MANTL

Day 2 Keynote & Panel

Wednesday, 1 April, 0830-1000

Keynote Speaker

Cam Matthews

PCP System Research, Development and Innovation – Taking a Look Back and Forward

Cam Matthews, MSc, PEng, has been with C‐FER Technologies since 1985 and currently holds the position of C‐FER Fellow.  He has organized and led numerous investigative and development projects related to PCP systems, including a pioneering JIP with 34 companies that focused on the design, in well performance and reliability of these novel pumping systems.  A key outcome of this JIP was the PC-PUMP® software program which is now used by operators and vendors worldwide for optimizing the configuration and operation of PC pumping installations.  It also led to the development of a short course on the design and application of this technology which he and a number of colleagues have taught worldwide since 1994.  He served as the lead co-author of the chapter on PCP systems included in the SPE Petroleum Engineering Handbook and also coordinated the initial effort to prepare an Industry Standard for PC pump surface drive systems in conjunction with several equipment vendors.

Panel – PCP New Technology

Please join us for a panel discussion on PCP New Technology. This session is designed to facilitate an open dialogue on current lift challenges and the technological developments being undertaken to address these challenges. We will also discuss how to deal with risk/reward balance associated with trying something new.


  • Laurent Seince , PCM Canada