Judson Jacobs

S&P Global

Executive Director, Upstream Technology

Judson Jacobs is an Executive Director, Upstream Technology with S&P Global in its Energy division. In this role, he studies the strategic implications and tactical applications of oilfield and digital technologies across the oil and gas value chain. Recent research includes the globalization of innovation, the changing dynamics of upstream technology development, and the growing role of digitalization in field development and asset operations. Prior to joining S&P Global, through its acquisition of Cambridge Energy Research Associates, Mr. Jacobs worked as a management consultant with the Mitchell Madison Group and held senior engineering positions with Schlumberger and Anadarko Petroleum Corporation. He holds a BSE from Princeton University and an MS from Stanford University.

Sessions With Judson Jacobs

Wednesday, 20 October

  • 05:35pm - 06:05pm (IST) / 20/oct/2021 12:05 pm - 20/oct/2021 12:35 pm

    Digital Energy: Opportunities to leapfrog?

    Live Stream

    Sustainability and digitalization are driving company strategies across the energy value chain. Perhaps less appreciated, however, are the opportunities available at the intersection of these two concepts. Digital technologies—including AI, cloud computing, and Internet of Things―largely target the optimization and efficiency of processes. Industry sustainability efforts can benefit from such enhanced capabilities by increasing the transparency of energy-related GHG emissions, and then identifying concrete ways to reduce them. In what areas are we seeing meaningful impacts today (e.g., energy efficiency, methane containment, transport optimization), and where do future opportunities lie? Is the broader application of digitalization in the sustainability space dependent on further technology advances, and do organizational issues play a role as well? What types of companies and capabilities need to come together to best develop and realize these opportunities?