Jim Sledzik Featured on OTC Panel Session – May 7th
Energy Ventures Houston office President and Partner, Jim Sledzik, will be a panelist on an OTC special session this Wednesday, May 7th. The session, entitled “Funding New E&P Technologies” will be held at 2:30 PM in Room 306.
A brief overview of the session is below:
At the end of the day, new technology is only valuable if it can be successfully deployed; and this of course requires operator up-take or ‘pull’. While established service and manufacturing companies supply the bulk of new E&P technology, a number of different organizations provide alternative funding mechanisms. This panel session will examine six (6) ‘funding’ organizations. The presentations and following moderated discussion will cover:
– Present current funding solicitation and evaluation process
– Future technology needs expect to fund over the next ~ 3 years, with funding levels.
– How these have changed from the near past
– The good, bad and ugly of past solicitations – what do prospective awardees need to do well
in the solicitation process to be in the best position to secure funding.
– Lessons learned from previously funded and executed R&D projects – with examples of
projects or seed funding that resulted in commercial success and failure
– Advice and guidance to ‘budding entrepreneurs’ and start-up companies
Opening introduction and session overview (5 minutes)
- Art Schroeder, CEO; Energy Valley, Inc.
Keynote address (10 minutes)
- Brad Burke, Managing Director; Rice Alliance for Technology and Entrepreneurship
- DeepStar – Greg Kusinski, DeepStar Director and Senior Advisor from Chevron
- ITF – Paddy O’Brien; CEO
- Research & Development Corporation – Glenn Janes, CEO
- RPSEA – James Pappas, VP Ultra-Deepwater
- Energy Ventures – Jim Sledzik, Partner and President, Houston Office
- Statoil Technology Invest – Richard Erskine, Managing Director