Sun Nov.17th to Tues Nov. 19th
SÖKKVABEKKR (Old Norse: [sɔk:wabek:r]; “treasure bank”) is Saga Wisdom’s annual technical conference, where knowledge and merriment are shared together in keeping with ancient Viking customs.


SÖKKVABEKKR is our annual technical conference focused on subsurface petroleum sciences and unconventional reservoirs. We’ve assembled an industry leading program committee and excellent speaker line-up who are excited to share their latest learnings and collaborate on industry best practices.

Saga Wisdom is a teaching and content company. Our mission is to provide a premium training experience for oil & gas technical professionals for the purpose of increasing real enterprise value for our subscribers. SÖKKVABEKKR is a unique opportunity for like-minded professionals to connect in person for excellent educational offerings and quality networking opportunities.

Why Attend

To the founders of Saga Wisdom, SÖKKVABEKKR is not just a conference – it’s the flagship of our movement in continuing education. The value of this event (like any other) is exhibited in the caliber of the content and its people. We consider ourselves very fortunate to have built such a large and prestigious tribe of industry’s finest who we look forward to receiving in Florida. These community members all share a common passion for subsurface petroleum sciences and the field development decisions they serve to address. This event caters to reservoir and completions engineers, geoscientists and asset leads. Sessions are focused on RTA, asset valuations, flowback analysis, EOR/IOR, well completion design trends, fiber optics (DAS), integrated reservoir studies and emerging tools for education. And unlike other industry events, some overtly commercial discussions will be had; those critical to operators and consultants seeking best practices for reservoir modeling tool integration in a multi-vendor environment.

Program Outline

Our 2-day technical program on Mon. Nov.18 & Tue. Nov. 19, consists of 8 sessions, which will span a wide array of relevant hot topics presented by leaders of the operator, service and academic communities. Social activities are scheduled for Sun. Nov.17, for those guests able to arrive early.

A copy of the latest program can be downloaded here and is displayed inline below.


Our program committee has assembled a superb speaker line-up that features industry thought leaders who will be examining groundbreaking topics:

Ray Ambrose

Senior VP (EP Energy)

Dave Anderson

CEO (Saga Wisdom)

Mark Bahorich

Founder (Q Engineering)

Travis Black

Reservoir Engineer Manager (Devon Energy)

Kevin Boone

CTO (Kore-Optics Ltd.)

Aaron Burton

Owner and Consultant (Unconventional Oil and Gas Training)

Mathias Carlsen

PE Consultant | GM Americas (whitson)

Craig Cipolla

Sr. Completions Engineering Advisor (Hess Corporation)

Chris Clarkson

Professor and the Encana-AITF Chair in Unconventional Gas and Light Oil Research (University of Calgary)

Tyler Conner

Reservoir Engineer (Devon Energy)

Tim Cook

Reservoir Engineering Manager (Apache)

David Craig

Owner (DFIT Pro)

Darcy Fairbrother

CTO/Director of Sales (Saga Wisdom)

Nicole Frechette

Manager, Subsurface Light Oil BU (Baytex Energy Corp.)

David Fulford

Senior Vice President of Engineering (ARM Energy)

Anangela Garcia Gonzalez

VP Corporate Engineering (Encino Energy)

Deven Gibbs

Reservoir Engineer (Rebellion Energy)

Kyle Haustveit

Geoscience Manager (Devon Energy)

Robert Hawkes

General Manager Canada (Abra Controls)

Logan Heffner

Vice President - Engineering (Rye Ridge Resources )

Ryan Howrish

Senior Reservoir Engineer (GeoSouthern Energy Corporation)

Michelle Huddleston

Senior Reservoir Engineer (Southwestern Energy)

Trent Jacobs

Digital Editor (Society of Petroleum Engineers International)

David Jones

Manager of Reservoir Engineering (Chesapeake Energy)

Dylan Lougheed

COO (Saga Wisdom)

James MacDonald

VP Business Development (Inside Petroleum Inc.)

Warren MacPhail

Product Line Manager - Enhanced Recovery (NCS Multistage)

Lucas Martin

Director, Integrated Performance (Marathon Oil Corporation)

Tyler Micheli

Chief Engineer (Tap Rock Resources)

Jesse Powell

Business Development Manager at NCS Multistage (NCS Multistage)

Audrey Rasmussen

Engineering Manager, Unconventional Centre of Excellence (PETRONAS Canada)

Conor Ross

Associate (Goldman Sachs)

Orkhan Samandarli

Reservoir Engineering Supervisor (Pioneer Natural Resources)

Eric Schmelzl

VP Strategic Business (NCS Multistage)

Autumn Shannon

Reservoir Engineer (Marathon Oil)

Mukul Sharma

Professor (University of Texas at Austin)

Frederick (Rick) Stanley

General Manager - US (Kore-Optics)

Adam Staruiala

Geoscience Advisor (Cordax Evaluation Technologies)

Michael Sullivan

Petroleum Engineer (Chevron)

John Thompson

President (Saga Wisdom)

Darryl Tompkins

Chief Technology Officer (Revo Testing Technologies)


We have a limited number of tickets available for this exclusive event, tickets can be booked online at the link below.


The inaugural event is being aptly held in St. Augustine, Florida – the oldest, continuously occupied settlement of European origin in the United States (circa 1565) with sunken treasure discovered off its banks.


We've secured an excellent group rate of USD $199/night available from Sun. Nov. 17 to Wed. Nov. 20 at our stunning venue, the Casa Monica Resort & Spa, Autograph Collection. Be sure to book now to secure your room, as they will sell out and the last day to book is Thu. Oct. 24, 2019.

Book Your Room Now

If the above hotel is fully booked, we recommned booking at the following hotels: The Collector Inn or The Bayfront Inn.


Rich in Spanish history and architecture, St. Augustine provides delegates with an inspiring setting for learning and networking and the Casa Monica Resort & Spa is a venue that will surely not disappoint.