Oxy is on a journey to change the way work using innovative technology. Companies have been implementing the Digital Oilfield for years, but where are we today? We have massive amounts of data sitting in databases, providing limited value to users. Today, everyone is talking about Digital Transformation today, but how does that differ from the Digital Oilfield? In this presentation, Denise Sherrod, Chief of Automation at Oxy, will present Oxy’s concept of migrating from the Digital Oilfield to Digital Transformation to Full Field Analytics. The presentation will demonstrate how Oxy is using the PI system to implement Full Field Analytics and Field Mobility to change the way we do business.
Denise Sherrod is the Chief of Automation for Occidental Oil & Gas Corporation responsible for Oxy’s strategic vision for automation. She started her career with Amoco in West Texas in the early 90’s developing and implementing one of the first oilfield SCADA systems. She moved to Houston in 1998 when Amoco and Shell formed the joint venture, Altura, where she began managing major IT projects. In 2000, Occidental Petroleum acquired Altura where Denise continued to hold positions of increasing responsibility. She became the IT Manager of Automation Systems in 2009, during which time Oxy implemented SCADA systems in over 20 locations worldwide. She made the move from IT to the business in January 2018 as the Chief of Automation. Denise holds a Bachelor’s of Business Administration degree from the University of Texas Permian Basin.