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Information and Knowledge Management within the E&P Sector, Evolutionary Change in the Landscape of the Oil & Gas Industry

Presented by Don Westacott

Chief Advisor, Global Unconventional Reservoirs for Halliburton

Thursday, August 21, 2014
11:45 am - 1:30 p.m.

Lawrence Street Center
Terrace Room (second floor)
1380 Lawrence St.
Denver, CO 80202

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Don Westacott is the Chief Advisor, Global Unconventional Reservoirs for Halliburton. Don has pursued a lifelong interest in science and engineering beginning as a youth in western Canada. Don continued this interest and graduated from the University of Alberta receiving a Bachelor Science in Electrical Engineering. During the last 35 years he has worked in E & P industry in Canada, the United States, Europe, the Middle East and the Far East.  Don’s unconventional reservoir analysis work began in the early 1980’s when he worked for Canadian Hunter Exploration. Don worked for the legendary oil and gas finder John Allen Masters and with his mentoring developed the fundamental skills of oil and gas exploration that he would apply through his continued career. Don developed reservoir characterization expertise while working for Apache Corporation, Carigali-Hess Malaysia, ResTech Houston and Newfield Exploration. His technical area of interest lead to publications of nuclear magnetic resonance applied to reservoir characterization. Don Westacott strongly considers training and technology transfer as an important part of his role within the E&P industry. Recently Don accepted a role as guest lecturer at the Colorado School of Mines providing instruction to a new generation of petroleum engineering students. Don was honored to be the Distinguish Speaker at the Harvard University Energy Panel Arab Conference. Don is married, and he and his wife Marilyn enjoy the success of their sons Matthew and Andrew.

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