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Eunike Ventures and their partners, Equinor, Hess, and Oxy/Anadarko

October 08, 2019
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Houston Exponential (Houston Technology Center)
410 Pierce St.
Houston, TX 77002

 

                                    

 

 October 8, 2019

 11AM - 1PM

 Networking/Lunch 11AM-11:30AM
 Program 11:30AM-1PM

 Houston Exponential 
 410 Pierce Street
 Houston,  TX   77002

 

 

Please join the MIT Enterprise Forum of Texas and Global Energy Mentors of Houston for a Flagship Program to discuss what is being done to support startup companies in the Energy area.  Eunike Energy Ventures and their partners Equinor, Hess, and Anadarko have created a new business model for an Energy Accelerator by working together to identify startup Energy Companies who are qualified and ready to have field trials with Equinor, Hess and Oxy/Anadarko in areas that they are interested in.  Field trials are very difficult for startup energy companies to arrange by themselves.  Eunike Ventures facilities arranging and qualiying startup conpanies for field trials as well as providing Venture financing and mentoring.   In addition to the Energy Accelerator program with Eunike Ventures, Equinor, Oxy/Andarko, and Hess also have their own programs to support Energy Startups.  Equinor and Oxy/Anakarko will describe these programs in detail.  

 

Omar Abou-Sayed, President Advantek, Moderator

Amy Henry, CEO Eunike Energy Ventures

Abhijeet Inamadar, Investment Manager , Equinor Technology Ventures

Jose Silva, Emerging Technologies & Strategy Manager, Oxy

 

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Biographies

 

  Omar Abou-Sayed, President Advantek

Omar Abou-Sayed joined Advantek in 2012, after serving as a director of the company since its founding in 1999. As the architect of Advantek's current strategy, Omar took the reins to transition the firm to its more scalable business model. Omar's experience spans the global energy, chemicals, oilfield services, and renewables industries. He has worked in a variety of engineering, business, and organization-wide leadership roles within SuperMajor oil companies, blue chip management consulting firms and private equity funds, and venture-backed startups. Previous to joining Advantek, Omar served as the Vice President of Strategy and Planning for Elevance Renewable Sciences, a TPG and Total Ventures backed renewable chemical company, where he developed and executed its biorefining strategy which propelled the company's valuation from $40M to $850M in three years. 

Omar holds a Bachelors of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin, and an MBA from the Harvard Business School.

 

Omar Abou-Sayed joined Advantek in 2012, after serving as a director of the company since its founding in 1999. As the architect of Advantek's current strategy, Omar took the reins to transition the firm to its more scalable business model. Omar's experience spans the global energy, chemicals, oilfield services, and renewables industries. He has worked in a variety of engineering, business, and organization-wide leadership roles within SuperMajor oil companies, blue chip management consulting firms and private equity funds, and venture-backed startups. Previous to joining Advantek, Omar served as the Vice President of Strategy and Planning for Elevance Renewable Sciences, a TPG and Total Ventures backed renewable chemical company, where he developed and executed its biorefining strategy which propelled the company's valuation from $40M to $850M in three years. 

Omar holds a Bachelors of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin, and an MBA from the Harvard Business School.

 

 

  Amy R. Henry CPA/J.D., CEO Eunike Energy Ventures

Texas Certified Public Accountant (1995)
BBA Accounting (CT Bauer Business School)
Juris Doctorate in Law -Corporate & Tax focus (Albany Law SchoolPost Grad Diploma in Financial Strategy (Oxford Said Business School).

Amy Henry is the CEO/Co-Founder of Eunike Ventures and owner of Henry CPA Group LLC, a local CPA firm for small businesses.   Eunike Ventures is a Hybrid Accelerator that provides selected start-ups with a venue to connect with their formal alliance of operators, who will potentially field test their new technologies. EUNIKE provides hands-on support, working with selected start-ups through the process, sharing their experience and connecting them with an extensive network of subject matter experts, advisors and investors.

Extensive and multi-faceted skill set with a focus on commercial/finance/new business development in the Energy Industry with more than 23 years of proven International Upstream Experience (IOC, NOC, and Big 4 Consulting) in North America, Europe, and Southeast Asia portfolios.   

Portfolio of work in Upstream includes both Conventional and Unconventional E&P business, including Integrated Gas/LNG projects.  Worked with organizations such as PETRONAS, Royal Dutch Shell (Shell Gas & Power, Shell Upstream International, Shell E&P Technology & Research including its Joint Ventures,   Shell Services International), Ernst & Young LLP, and Arthur Andersen.

 

 

  Abhijeet Inamdar, Investment Manager at Equinor Technology Ventures

Abhijeet has 15 years of hands on experience in evaluating and developing US Onshore assets (Eagle Ford, Marcellus, Bakken, etc). In his previous role as a Reservoir Engineering Manager for US Onshore he led a team of Engineers that was responsible for optimizing well performance and implementing pilots. He has hands on experience in optimizing well spacing and completions. In his E&P career he has evaluated and executed multiple A&D/BD prospects from $50 million to $1 billion. He successfully managed Well Performance team responsible for US Onshore assets (~200 MBOE/day production). He was also responsible for SEC reporting, project economics, short term and long-term business plans.

Since 2016, as an Investment Manager, Abhijeet is a leading the deal flow team of Equinor Technology Ventures (ETV) group in the US, with a focus Shale Oil and Gas Technology opportunities. He has invested into early stage technology companies focused on optimizing upstream operations using ML/AI as well NLP capabilities. He has great experience in developing and commercializing new products/services and building strong teams. His investments have already added more 100x in implementation value to Equinor. He serves as a board of director for Reveal Energy Services and SeekOps and board observer for Hicor Technologies and Ambyint. He led the initiative from Operators side in establishing and launching a hybrid accelerator program “Eunike Ventures” which is first of its kind in the industry.

Prior to Equinor, Abhijeet worked at SM Energy and Schlumberger. He holds MS in Petroleum Engineering degree from University of Alaska, Fairbanks.

 

 

  Jose Silva, Emerging Technologies and Strategy Manager Occidental Petroleum

Jose Silva is the Emerging Technologies and Strategy Manager for Occidental Petroleum Corporation. He is responsible for identifying new trends that impact the development and exploration of conventional and unconventional reservoirs in the oil & gas industry. In partnering with companies, his main goal is to bridge the gap between data science and physics models, aiming towards better data-driven decisions.

He has spent the past three years growing and leading both the emerging technologies and open innovation teams at his company. The program is designed to match business problems to solutions either through the startup ecosystem or by crowdsourcing challenges.

In the last 15 years, he has worked in a variety of roles in the industry ranging from service providers, operators, including a successful startup exit. He holds an MBA from Rice University and a BS in Geophysical Engineering from Simón Bolívar University in Venezuela.

 

 

 

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