Mr. Bart Stafford leads the Wipro oil & gas upstream solution group focused on Production Optimization & Integrated Operations. He previously led SAIC's global digital oilfield solution until the Wipro acquisition of SAIC's oil & gas practice.
As a part of his responsibilities at SAIC and Wipro, he has worked directly with the Digital Oilfield/Integrated Operations programs at Chevron, ZADCO, Shell, PTTEP and Qatar Petroleum. In addition he has been an active participant in industry discussions and conferences focused on these topics. He has also worked with joint industry/academic initiatives focused on providing an educational foundation for college graduates who wish to pursue careers in this domain.
Prior to joining SAIC, he was vice president of product marketing and sales for upstream oil & gas software companies OpenSpirit and Petris Technologies. As account director at CSC Mr. Stafford managed a large outsourcing engagement for a U.S. based oil & gas major as well as delivering management consulting projects for oilfield services clients.
Mr. Stafford started his professional career with Mobil Oil and later moved to Burlington Resources where he progressed through technology management roles. Bart holds a degree in business data processing from Stephen F. Austin State University and a management certificate in energy from Rice University. Bart is a member of the SPE where he is a frequent speaker and conference committee participant.