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National Oil Companies Conference - future of upstream technology - Schlumberger - Andrew Gould

Schlumberger NV video

National Oil Companies Conference - future of upstream technology - Schlumberger - Andrew Gould

Schlumberger NV video

From the exhibit floor: Schlumberger launches imaging-while-drilling, at-bit imaging services


Paal Kibsgaard, Paal Kibsgaard
Paal Kibsgaard is chief executive officer of Schlumberger Limited. Prior to his most recent position, Kibsgaard held a variety of global management positions including chief operating officer, vice president of Engineering, Manufacturing and Sustaining; vice president of Personnel for Schlumberger Limited; and president of Schlumberger Drilling & Measurements.
Earlier in his Schlumberger career, Kibsgaard was GeoMarket manager for the Caspian region after holding various field positions in technical sales and customer support.
A petroleum engineer with a master’s degree from the Norwegian Institute of Technology, Kibsgaard began his career in 1992 working for ExxonMobil. In 1997, he joined Schlumberger as a Reservoir Engineer in Saudi Arabia.
Simon Ayat, Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer
Simon Ayat is executive vice president and chief financial officer of Schlumberger Limited, based in Houston, Texas. Prior to assuming his current role, Ayat served as the company’s vice president treasurer and previously held the position of vice president controller and business processes.
Ayat’s 28-year career with Schlumberger spans a variety of management positions from Paris, Houston and Dallas to the Middle East and Far East regions. His assignments have included serving as Oilfield Services group controller; vice president finance for non-oilfield activities; GeoMarket general manager, Indonesia; Sedco Forex regional vice president, Asia; group controller for Wireline; and region controller for Wireline in the Far East and for Sedco Forex in North and South America. He began his career as controller for the Forex Neptune drilling division.
Ayat graduated from the University of San Francisco where he received a bachelor of science degree in business administration with an emphasis on finance and accounting.
Ashok Belani, Executive Vice President Technology
Ashok Belani is executive vice president Technology, a position he assumed in August 2011. Based in Paris and Houston, Belani leads the Schlumberger engineering, manufacturing and sustaining organization in addition to supervising the company's research activities. Prior to this appointment Belani served as president, Reservoir Characterization and earlier as chief technology officer.
Belani joined Schlumberger as a field engineer in 1980 and worked for 10 years in different field positions in operations, sales, and management. He then transferred to product development and held positions in engineering, marketing and technique, and technology management. He served as vice president of Marketing and Product Development for Wireline and later as vice president of Marketing and Product Development for Oilfield Services. He moved to Test and Transactions in 1999 and served as president of Semiconductor Solutions. He later held the position of CIO of Schlumberger Limited. From 2003 to 2005, Belani led the effort to divest the semiconductor equipment business from Schlumberger, listed the subsequent company on the Nasdaq stock exchange and then merged it with Credence Systems.
Belani studied electrical engineering in India and holds a master's degree in petroleum engineering from Stanford University. He currently serves on the Advisory Board for the School of Earth Sciences at Stanford University, and Institute Physique du Globe, Paris.

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