WEDNESDAY, MARCH 14, 2018
7:00 A.M. – 8:00 A.M DELEGATE BREAKFAST – Floral Ballroom
8:00 A.M. – 9: 30 A.M. OPENING PLENARY SESSION – Moody Ballroom
ALL REGISTERED ATTENDEES ARE INVITED TO ATTEND!
CONFERENCE MANAGEMENT WELCOME & INTRODUCTION
David Paganie, Conference Director, Penn Well
David Paganie is Chief Editor of Offshore magazine and Conferences Director of Penn Well’s Offshore Group. Paganie
oversees the Offshore portfolio of print and digital editorial content and global oil and gas conferences. He also writes
the monthly Comment column in Offshore. Paganie has 20 years of experience in the offshore oil and gas industry, and
previously served as Editor of Offshore Field Development International at ODS-Petrodata, and as an Analyst at Baker
Energy. He holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree with a specialty in finance from Ohio University.
CHAIRMAN’S OPENING REMARKS
Jon Sonka, Engineering Lead; ExxonMobil
Jon Sonka is a senior engineer for ExxonMobil Production Company headquartered in Houston, Texas and is
responsible for designing, developing and operating offshore and subsea projects. He joined ExxonMobil in 1985 and
has spent his career developing numerous projects in every major development basin including California, GOM, West
Africa, North Sea, Middle East, Asia and South America. He currently supports the Neptun Deep project in Romania,
the block development planning in Guyana and the global production operational requirements. He graduated in
petroleum engineering from The University of Southern California. He enjoys growing fruits and vegetables for his
family. Ask him about gardening, Trojan football or the design and operation of subsea tiebacks.
Lisa B. Waters, Vice President, Americas; ExxonMobil Development Company
Lisa Waters has more than 30 years of ExxonMobil experience with a wide range of leadership roles in the United
States, Canada, Europe and Africa. She became Vice President, Western Canada, for ExxonMobil Development
Company in February 2014. She was appointed to her current position, Vice President, Americas, in September 2016.
Prior to this role, Ms. Waters was the Kearl Project Executive based in Calgary, Alberta, responsible for the
development of the largest oil sands project in Canada. Ms. Waters has worked on the some of the megaprojects
within ExxonMobil Development Company, including the Sakhalin- 1 project in Russia, the Kizomba A and B projects
in Angola, and the Adriatic LNG project in Italy. Her current portfolio includes deepwater projects in the Gulf of
Mexico and South America, including Guyana. Her primary areas of expertise are in capital project management,
design supervision, production facilities design, marine engineering and hazard & risk assessment. Ms. Waters holds
a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin. She is married and has three
SCENE SETTING PRESENTATION
Neil Mackintosh, Executive Vice President, Advisian
Neil Mackintosh is Executive Vice President of Advisian. He leads the Advisian organization in all aspects of their
external markets, providing insight, strategic thought leadership, client engagement and operational growth. He is
focused on understanding the rapidly changing business environment, especially in the Hydrocarbons sector, the
impact of “New Energy” and the influence of rapidly emerging digital technologies on the oil and gas industries. Prior
to taking on this role Neil was President of INTECSEA, and he has more than 30 years’ experience in the oil and gas
industry (mainly subsea), with a strong commercial and technical background. Neil earned his BA degree with Honors in
Economics and Economic History, Newcastle University, England, 1980.