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CONFERENCE PROGRAM PLENARY TRACK 1 TRACK 2
TUESDAY, MAY 19, 2015
7:00 – 7:55 a.m. Continental Breakfast - Salons E-H
8:00 – 9:00 a.m. OPENING SESSION - Salons A-D
WELCOME & INTRODUCTION
Mark Peters, Vice President of Penn Well Corporation and Group Publisher
Mark F. Peters is a Vice President of Penn Well Corporation and Group Publisher of Ofshore and Oil & Gas
Financial Journal. He has over 30 years of industry-related experience having been a publisher of a refning,
petrochemical, gas processing publication and a pipeline and gas industry publication. He is a frequent
speaker addressing oil, gas, refning and ofshore issues and trends at seminars, conferences and users groups.
His extensive travel schedule includes attendance at major upstream and downstream meetings around the
world. He holds a BA degree in psychology from Brown University.
ADVISORY BOARD CHAIR’S OPENING REMARKS
Cora Poche, Team Lead, Data Management and Geomatics Americas,
Shell International Exploration and Production Inc.
Cora Poche’s career in Shell spans over 30 years. She started her career working in Exploration, where she
gained experience and knowledge in exploration geology and geophysics. After holding several positions
within Shell, she moved to Technical Data Management where she used her experience and knowledge
to provide customer-focused solutions. Cora has extensive experience in leading Americas DM teams in
Subsurface Well Data Management, Seismic Data Management, and Subsurface Support. In 2014, Cora moved
to Shell International E&P Inc. and is currently leading a team of specialists in WRFM Data Management, Rock
and Fluids Properties Data Management, Petrophysics Data Management, Wells Data Management, Seismic
Data Management and Geomatics.
Cora has been an active member of PNEC for 15+ years and is currently Advisory Board Chair. She has served
on the conference advisory board for 11+ years, chaired industry data management panel discussions, and
has presented numerous papers on seismic and well data management. Cora is a recipient of the prestigious
“Stewart McAdoo Pillar” award in 2006 for signifcant data management contributions.
Bob Tippee, Editor-in-Chief, Oil & Gas Journal
THE OIL INDUSTRY IN A ROILING MARKET: AN UPDATE
This presentation will address why oil prices collapsed, how the oil and gas industry is responding, and where
the market is now in its transformative correction.
Bob Tippee is Editor of Oil & Gas Journal, a weekly trade magazine, and its web site, Oil & Gas Journal Online.
Since joining the Journal in 1977, he has written on all aspects of the international petroleum industry, with
special interest in economics, energy policy, geophysics, and the Middle East. His work for the magazine
has won awards from American Business Media, New York Society of Business Press Editors, Association
of Petroleum Writers, International Association for Energy Economics, International Association of Energy
Advocates, and Houston Society for Technical Communications. He also has won the Cicero Speechwriting
Award and is the 2010 recipient of American Business Media’s Crain Award.
Tippee became the Journal’s chief editor in January 1999. He also was Editor-in-Chief of the 1997 through 2001
editions of the Journal’s annual afliate, International Petroleum Encyclopedia.
Tippee is the director of two Penn Well Petroleum Group conferences and has written or cowritten several
books on the oil and gas industry.
A native of St. Louis, Missouri, he holds a degree in Journalism from the University of Tulsa and served as an
ofcer in the U.S. Air Force for four years.