The oil and gas industry continues to face challenges both upstream and down – from securing supply to managing tight margins. What kind of business environment does the industry face in 2011? How will increasing regulatory oversight and the global economy influence exploration, production and investment?

Industry analysts from IDC Energy Insights and SAS zero in on the factors that will drive productivity for the next year and beyond – and the trends that will affect demand.



Jill Feblowitz

Practice Director
Utilities and Oil and Gas
IDC Energy Insights

Jill Feblowitz is a nationally recognized thought leader in the application of information technology to the business problems of the energy industry. Her understanding of the needs of the industry is grounded in experience over the last 25 years working as a consultant and in the field. Feblowitz has consulted professionals in the energy industry representing information technology, oil and gas, trading and risk management, wholesale energy supply, energy delivery and customer operations. She has consulted energy companies on constructing their IT strategy to fit the dynamic needs of the energy industry.

Keith Holdaway

Oil and Gas Upstream Domain Expert

Keith Holdaway came to SAS in 1997 with 15 years of experience as a geophysicist in the geological and geophysical (G&G) area. His work with the Ministry of Petroleum in Saudi Arabia, British Petroleum in the United Arab Emirates and Shell Oil in Oman has provided him with a wealth of experience processing and interpreting seismic and reservoir data. Holdaway is an active member of the Society of Exploration Geophysicists, the European Association of Geoscientists and Engineers, and the Society of Petroleum Engineers.



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