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All sessions in the 2009 Palisade Energy Risk Analysis Forum will be led by experts in their fields. Palisade’s own experienced software instructors and senior consultants join forces with independent consultants and leading managers from industry to provide in-depth content that will be of significant value to all who attend.

Alphabetical by last name:

Daniel Day
Software Architect, ENSYTE Energy Software Intíl, Inc.

Mr. Day is ENSYTEís senior software architect/developer responsible for analyzing business requirements and establishing the application development strategies to deliver the software solution.

Jason L.G. Mewis, P.Eng.
President, ENGCOMP Engineering & Computing Professionals Inc.

As the founder and president of ENGCOMP, Jason has over 12 years of experience working on projects for the heavy industrial market in Saskatchewan, as both a Senior Structural Engineer and Project Manager. Over the course of the last seven years, Jason has concentrated his efforts on front-end project planning and risk analysis.

Jason is a registered professional engineer with permission to consult in Saskatchewan, Alberta & British Columbia for industrial, commercial, and residential projects. He is experienced in many areas including project management, estimating, planning, and structural engineering. What distinguishes him is his specialized training in risk analysis and computer programming. Combining this experience with a strong problem-solving background and project execution track record gives Jason a unique skill set that is invaluable to ENGCOMP’s clients on many fronts.

Justin E. Morse
Project Engineer, Manatee Inc.

Justin Morse is currently working as a Project Engineer at Manatee Inc., a Houston-based firm that provides engineering and project management services to major oil and gas corporations. For the past two years, Mr. Morse has been primarily contracted to BP, where he has worked extensively on BPís Thunder Horse development located in the Gulf of Mexico. Prior to his current assignment, Mr. Morse worked at Dril-Quip Inc. as a Project & Design Engineer. At Dril-Quip, he was involved with numerous projects where he managed the design, testing, and installation of a wide variety of precision-engineered subsea production equipment. Mr. Morse earned a BSME degree from Texas A&M University in 2002 and is currently pursuing an MBA degree from The University of Houston.

Jay OíConnor
Director, Turner & Townsend Inc.

With over 25 years of experience in the areas of estimating, planning and quantitative risk analysis for international projects, Jay understands the complexities that are associated with identifying and assessing project risks. His experience includes both the ownerís and contractorís side of engineering and construction projects. He has worked in the upstream and downstream oil and gas industry sectors and the pulp and paper sector. His career has taken him to the United Kingdom, Japan, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore and Australia.

Raja Ramachandran
Sr. Portfolio Analyst, Marathon Oil Company

Raja Ramachandran is a Sr. Portfolio Analyst with the Marathon Oil Company (Houston). His primary focus is high-level asset-level analysis for the Upstream Segment. He is an experienced user of simulation and the Analytic Hierarchy Process (AHP) decision tools. Within Marathon, he has had prior assignments in financial analysis and economic evaluations of assets in several countries, including Angola, Gabon, Russia, Syria and the US, and has been involved with Upstream procurement analysis. Prior to Marathon, Mr. Ramachandran was a process / process control engineer with The Dow Chemical Company (Plaquemine, Louisiana). He holds a BS in Chemical Engineering from The University of Alabama, an MBA from Louisiana State University and is nearly complete with an MS in Finance at The University of Houston.

Michael Smith
President, ENSYTE Energy Software Intíl, Inc.

Mr. Smith leads ENSYTEís international oil and gas software development and consultation services. ENSYTE supports business process improvement initiatives for client companies engaged in production, marketing, gathering, processing and end user distribution (gas utilities).

Poh Boon Ung
Principal Economist, ARCADIS

Mr. Ung is a Principal Economist with ARCADIS and specializes in quantitative decision analysis, risk analysis, and economic assessments of various environmental issues. He has helped numerous clients address their environmental issues including identifying optimal strategies in light of uncertainties, assessing dredging and remediation strategies, and estimating potential environmental liabilities. In addition to developing decision analysis and statistical models, Mr. Ung manages projects related to water and air regulatory programs. He has prepared cost-benefit assessments for different environmental regulations involving power generating stations, off-road engines, and other environmental impacts from air emissions. He is also experienced in conducting natural resource damage assessments (NRDAs) and analyzing the economic impacts of projects. Mr. Ung holds an M.A. in Economics from the University of Michigan and a B.A. in Economics and Mathematics from Brandeis University, summa cum laude, where he is a member of Phi Beta Kappa.





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