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SIPES Luncheon: February 25, 2021 @ 11:30 AM

February 25, 2021 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm CST

$10.00 – $60.00

The Society of Independent Professional Earth Scientists (SIPES), Houston
Society of Petroleum Evaluation Engineers (SPEE)


From Vision to Sale: An O&G Tech Startup Journey

This is a hybrid event (Zoom and in-person)

Date: Thursday, February 25, 2021
Time: 11:30 am to 1:30 pm

Zoom attendees: $10

In-Person Cost For Early Birds (register before 12 noon on Tuesday, Feb 23, 2021) :
In-Person for Members: $40
In-Person for Non-Members: $50

In-Person Cost For Late Registration and Walk Ups :
In-Person for Members: $50
In-Person for Non-Members: $60

For membership, go to – https://sipeshouston.org/product/annual-dues-2021/


Many people dream about building a business. Ted Kernan, founder of Subsurface.io (formerly WellLogData), will speak about his journey chasing that dream, from hatching an idea, scaling a team, and finally selling the company. Ted and his team became part of geoLOGIC, based in Calgary, last December. He will also cover some of the technology that SSIO leverages to solve the industry’s data management problems.


Godswill Nwankwo, MBA: Godswill currently works with his team and affiliates to build and deploy sustainable operational and financial strategies that are geared towards growing value in the short and long term. He built and successfully ran oilfield companies and provides contract (turnkey) drilling, operational, financial and management advisory services with integrated reservoir asset development and management, reservoir economics and valuation (fairness opinion). Godswill had previously worked for Schlumberger as a Drilling Services Engineer (DSE). He also worked for Halliburton and Baker Hughes INTEQ where he travelled and lived all over the United States. From the Appalachian to the Williston Basin and Elk Hills of the San Joaquin Valley to the Gulf of Mexico, he has led and managed teams from diverse backgrounds on several oil and gas drilling projects. He is also a knowledge expert on advanced subsurface formation data interpretation. Godswill has a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering with specialization in Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD). He also has a Master of Science (MSc) degree in Computer Science with specialization in Cognitive Artificial Intelligence. He obtained an MBA degree in Finance with specialization in Private Equity and Investments.


Henry “Ted” Kernan: Henry “Ted” Kernan is a native of Quito, Ecuador. With a BA in Geology and Economics from Williams College and a MS in Petroleum Geology from the Colorado School of Mines, Ted has been in the Oil and Gas industry since he started at the US Onshore New Opportunity Identification Team at ExxonMobil in 2009. A self-taught full stack developer, he has attempted to popularize the term “geoprogramologist” while evangelizing cloud and web-based technologies for the industry. He is currently Director of US Operations at geoLOGIC.


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February 25, 2021
11:30 am - 1:00 pm CST
$10.00 – $60.00
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Petroleum Club of Houston
1201 Louisiana Street, 35th Floor
Houston, TX 77002 United States
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Jeffrey Allen