Entrepreneurship in Energy

Posted on: September 10, 2020 Posted by: tertzak Comments: 0

Entrepreneurship in Energy

Young Professionals in Energy (YPE) is delighted to present you with a session concerning entrepreneurship’s role in our Energy Future.

► About the Event

Innovation is nothing new to the world of Energy. Can-do attitudes and technological breakthroughs have been a common theme through our energy history, spanning everything from 3-D seismic to horizontal drilling, to modern completions techniques. However, it is no secret that the entire energy industry is going through massive disruption and changes. Technologies, both digital and physical (e.g. nano, material, etc.), are opening doors to new opportunities that are step changes in performance and sustainability. The extent to which entrepreneurs push these changes will dictate our capacity to compete on the world stage into the future.

Join us for an interactive discussion featuring Stuart Kinnear from Interface Fluidics and Vicki Knot from Crux OCM in a panel conversation about their experiences with start-ups and innovation in Energy!

► Details

Date/Time: Septeber 17th, 2020, 12-1pm MST
Location: Zoom (link emailed upon registration)
Tickets: Free, registration is required


► Speakers

Vicki Knott is the CEO and Co-Founder of Crux OCM. She has a full range of experience with an operational background at TransCanada Pipelines. Here she worked in commercial operations, process control engineering, and most importantly, spending significant time in the control room. A chemical engineer with a special interest in system wide operations and control. She utilized her tenacious spirit, along with advanced physics based fundamental methodologies as part of our patented machine Learning process. Closing the loop to enable full RIPA (Robotic Industrial process automation). This ensures that the front-line people (control room operators) can operate energy sector assets in the safest, most profitable way.

Stuart Kinnear is the CEO and Co-Founder Interface Fluidics. Stuart has a diverse background, having earned both an MBA in International Business, as well as an undergraduate degree in Music Performance specializing in Tuba from the University of Victoria. Prior to founding Interface Fluidics, he spent 5 years with Canadian Natural Resources Limited (CNRL), managing their large fleet of service rigs with the supply management part of the business. Leveraging his industry and business knowledge, love for making new things (of all sorts), and creativity, he now runs a cutting-edge nanotechnology company focusing on Reservoir-On-A-Chip technology. Using this technology, Interface Fluidics is able to help their clients maximize their ultimate reservoir recovery, as well as cut their operating and capital costs.