The Offshore Technology Conference is coming to Houston, May 2 – 5, 2016. Dan Jackson, CEO of io oil & gas consulting, is scheduled to be there too. Dan believes in bringing a holistic approach to upstream operations. I had a chance to talk with Dan before OTC.
What brings you to OTC?
“The company launched at the beginning of 2015 in London and has grown steadily. The Houston office opened nearly a year ago, and since then, has grown and expanded to a new office in the Energy Corridor. As oil and gas companies look for new ways of working, we look forward to continuing conversations with potential clients and collaborators to see how we can make lasting change in the upstream industry.”
How can io make a difference in oil and gas projects?
“Our goal is to transform the way upstream oil & gas projects are brought to market, by delivering value across field developments and making projects commercially viable in today’s price environment.”
“At io, we view projects in terms of integral systems and have developed a tool with this point of view in mind: Integrated Asset Approach (IAA). IAA is specifically developed to deliver optimum project value by understanding all of the moving parts of a project and taking a holistic view of complex operations. Upstream projects contain significant complexity and one small variable can affect everything. We start with the project objective, look at desired results, and build a project to ensure certainty in execution. Our COO, Mark Dixon, is giving a technical presentation on IAA at our parent GE Oil & Gas’s stand on Tuesday at 11:30 am, where he will outline more about IAA and its proven methodology.”
What can io offer to North American projects, particularly those in the Gulf of Mexico?
“io is unique in that io combines both consulting and engineering expertise to drive project and business performance. We know this sector’s contractor community and our independence ensures we deliver optimum solutions to clients. io delivers the best the industry has to offer with no ties to one particular supplier.”
“The Americas are of huge importance to us. Local projects, particularly those in the Gulf of Mexico, deepwater and ultra deepwater, are of increasing importance. We provide both the consulting expertise and the engineering knowledge to optimize and promote access to reserves in extreme Gulf locations.”
Richard Carranza, www.richardcarranza.com