Yusra Ahmad, Sr. Petroleum Engineer, Nissan Chemical America Corporation
Yusra Khan Ahmad is a Senior Petroleum Engineer at Nissan Chemical America Corporation. Yusra leads Nissan Chemical’s effort to research and develop nanoparticle-based chemical formulations for improved hydrocarbon recovery in fracture stimulation and well remediation. Yusra has a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Syracuse University and a M.S. in Petroleum Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin. Yusra has had her publications featured at the 2018 SPE Hydraulic Fracturing Technology Conference and the 2016 SPE Improved Oil Recovery Conference.
Robin Watts, Program Manager, Chemistry & Energy, Messer Americas
Robin Watts is Program Manager - Chemistry & Energy for Messer Americas specializing in the implementation of technology solutions for well stimulations utilizing CO2 and N2. She has more than 25 years’ experience in the development and commercialization of new technologies in dynamic markets. Prior to 2015, Robin spent seven years as Technology Manager for the Oil & Gas division of Linde. Her concentration remains on the economics, application, and use of energized solutions for hydraulic fracturing, well stimulation and recovery. Robin has authored or co-authored dozens of articles and presentations focused on oil and gas stimulations. She earned both her MBA and Bachelor of Science degrees in Chemical Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin.
Matt Cantrell, Managing Partner, Nitro-Lift Technologies LLC.
Matt Cantrell serves as a Managing Partner at Nitro-Lift Technologies LLC., where he is focused on growing Nitro-Lift’s footprint in the oil and gas industry- servicing upstream, midstream, downstream, and industrial companies. Matt has spent most of his career in mergers, acquisitions, strategic finance, and advising energy companies and private equity firms. Matt received his bachelor’s degree in Finance from Oklahoma State University.
Moderator: Joe D. Woods, President, International Pinpoint
Joe Woods is President of International Pinpoint – a marketing and technical information company in Houston. Mr. Woods has over 40 years of energy industry experience. He was Director of Marketing and Associate Publisher at World Oil for over 12 years. Previously, he was Vice President of Marketing at GEO International Corporation and held key marketing positions at Halliburton. At Halliburton he was instrumental in developing curriculum for the Modern Well Completion Practices School, and he has written numerous articles on a wide variety of industry subjects. Mr. Woods co-authored the Modern Sandface Completion Practices Handbook and the Mature Oil & Gas Wells Downhole Remediation Handbook. He attended Texas A&M University and received his bachelor’s degree from the University of North Texas.