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2024 Annual Meeting Preview: Offshore Panel

As the energy industry charts its course towards the future, offshore energy production stands at the helm of innovation and opportunity. Don’t miss out on Energy Workforce & Technology Council’s 2024 Annual Meeting, where the offshore panel promises to be a highlight, offering insights and strategies to navigate the complex waters of offshore energy development.

Offshore energy resources hold immense potential to power an all-of-the-above approach to energy production, empowering the industry to meet growing demand. The offshore panel will delve into the latest advancements in technology, policy, and investment driving the expansion of offshore projects worldwide.

Meet Our Expert Panelists:

Joining the offshore panel are industry leaders, innovators, and seasoned executives with unparalleled expertise in offshore energy development, bringing diverse perspectives and insights to the discussion, ensuring a comprehensive exploration of offshore opportunities and challenges:

Moderator-Jim Wicklund, Managing Director, PPHB

Mr. Wicklund is a veteran of the energy industry, having taken his career from field geophysicist to international operations, to equity research, to managing a hedge fund, and working as an investment banker.  He has worked in geophysics and engineering for a geophysical company, an oil company, and a Petroleum Engineering group, both in the US and years of work internationally.  He has lived and worked in Australia, Singapore, Milan, London several times as well as the US, with Western Geophysical, Sun Oil, and ECL before joining the financial services industry as a research analyst covering the Oilfield Services sector.  He has won Best on the Street honors from the WSJ, 1st team in the II ranking multiple times and won the Greenwich Industry Knowledge recognition.

Jeremy Thigpen, President & CEO, Transocean

Jeremy D. Thigpen is the Chief Executive Officer of Transocean Ltd. Mr. Thigpen joined Transocean as the company’s President and CEO in April 2015. He previously served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at National Oilwell Varco, where he spent 18 years. During his tenure at NOV, Mr. Thigpen spent five years as the company’s President of Downhole and Pumping Solutions business and four years as President of its Downhole Tools group. He also served in various management and business development capacities, including Director of Business Development and Special Assistant to the Chairman.

Frank Garcia, VP-Offshore Developments, Murphy Oil

Frank Garcia is currently Vice President – Offshore Development for Murphy Oil. In this role, Frank is responsible for major projects for Murphy’s global offshore business. Mr. Garcia has been with Murphy Oil for 16 years and has held several technical and leadership roles in the downstream, midstream, and upstream divisions of the Company. Mr. Garcia holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Louisiana Tech University as well as the Program for Leadership Development Certificate from Harvard Business School.

The offshore panel at the EWTC Annual Meeting 2024 promises exploration, discussion, and collaboration in the offshore energy sector. Join us as we chart the course towards a sustainable energy future!

Don’t miss this opportunity to be part of the conversation. Register now for the EWTC Annual Meeting 2024.

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