Mon. April 11th to Wed. April 13th

Hotel Drover, Fort Worth, Texas


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Social Activities, April 11th, 14:30 to 22:00

Technical Program day 1, April 12th, 08:00 to 17:00

Technical Program day 2, April 13th, 08:00 to 17:00


SÖKKVABEKKR is SAGA Wisdom’s annual conference focused on the sciences and themes that matter most to operators. We’ve assembled an industry-leading speaker lineup who are excited to share their latest learnings and collaborate on our industry’s best practices.

SAGA Wisdom (https://www.sagawisdom.com) is a digital teaching and content company. Our mission is to provide a premium education experience for technical professionals in the energy industry. SÖKKVABEKKR is a unique opportunity for like-minded individuals to connect in person for excellent technical sessions 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 Fort Worth, TX. 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. Workshop topics include: Completions Engineering, A&D and Asset Valuations, Decarbonization, Production Optimization, Field Development Planning, Digital Engineering (Data Science, ML and AI), RTA and Production Modeling, Sealed Wellbore Pressure Monitoring and Integrated Diagnostic Reservoir Characterization Workflows. The event also features special presentations including a keynote talk from the one and only Tom Blasingame.

Program Outline

Our 2-day technical program runs from Tuesday April 12th to Wednesday April 13th and consists of 9 sessions, which will span a wide array of relevant hot topics presented by thought leaders of the operator, service and academic communities.

We expect 100 people to be in attendance.

Pablo Agustin Crespo

Subsurface Team Leader - Unconventional Reservoirs (Pan American Energy)

To kick off SÖKKVABEKKR 2022, SAGA is hosting a free virtual technical presentation from Pablo Crespo of Pan American Energy: "Vaca Muerta Development Optimization - Where We Are Today and Where We are Going". His talk will be aired from 1:00pm – 1:45pm Central on Monday, April 11th. To review the talk abstract, speaker bio and to register, click here.

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

Session Chairs and Presenters

Pablo Agustin Crespo

Subsurface Team Leader - Unconventional Reservoirs (Pan American Energy)

Dave Anderson

Founder (Saga Wisdom)

Sloan Anderson

Geologist, Delaware Basin Business Unit (Devon Energy)

Niel Beckie

Director, Product Management (S&P Global Inc.)

Caralyn Bennett

Chief Strategy Officer (GLJ)

Jennifer Bhardwaj

Director, Reserves and Reservoir Development (Whitecap)

Tom Blasingame

Professor (Texas A&M University)

Todd Brooker

President (Cawley, Gillespie & Associates, Inc.)

David Cannon

SVP, Geoscience and Technology (Diamondback Energy)

Mathias Carlsen

PE Consultant | GM Americas (whitson)

Craig Cipolla

Sr. Completions Engineering Advisor (Hess Corporation)

Brendan Elliott

Sr. Staff Completion Engineer (Devon Energy)

David Fulford

Senior Vice President of Engineering (EIV Resources)

Stephen Gornick

Chief Reservoir Engineer (Nissan Chemical Houston Corp)

Vanshaj Handoo

Lead - Solutions Architecture (Quantiphi)

Matt Harriman

Builder (Pod2)

Trent Jacobs

Digital Editor (Society of Petroleum Engineers International)

David Jones

Sr Resource Manager (Chesapeake Energy)

Dana Jurick

Executive Vice President (Neubrex Energy Services (US))

Erich Kerr

SM Energy (Engineering Supervisor, Subsurface)

George King

Principal (GEK Engineering. PLLC)

Peter Liang

Sr. Reservoir Engineer (NuVista Energy Ltd.)

Jon Ludwig

Founder (Novi :: software )

Mark McClure

CEO (ResFrac Corporation)

Som Mondal

Production Technologist (Shell Oil Company)

Anand S. Nagoo

President (Nagoo & Associates LLC)

Daniel Nakaska

Senior Petroleum Engineer (Petronas Canada)

Tyler Rutherford

Completions Engineer (Cold Bore Technology)

Orkhan Samandarli

Reservoir Engineering Supervisor (Pioneer Natural Resources)

Rebekah Shipman

President & CEO (Reservoir Data System)

Franklin Stagg

Engineer (Haas Petroleum Engineering Services, Inc.)

John Thompson

President (Saga Wisdom)

Darryl Tompkins

Chief Technology Officer (Revo Testing Technologies)

Katherine Turk

Co-owner, Principal Consultant (terminus data science, LLC)

Derrick Turk

President (Terminus)

Mary Van Domelen

Senior Completions Advisor (Well Data Labs, Inc)

Leigh Whittington

Reservoir Manager (NextEra Energy Resources / Trinity Operating)

Reagan Wilkins

SageRider, Inc. (Product Development Manager)

Theo van der Werken

Vice President Engineering (Birchcliff Energy)

Featured Activities

Come join us for our networking icebreaker day at SÖKKVABEKKR . When you get into town we will have various activities for the day to interact with various other attendees and employees of SAGA Wisdom. Some of the activities guests can look forward to are:

Cowtown Cycle Party- Come join us on a pedal party that will take guests to various historic Fort Worth landmarks in Cowtown USA. Two groups will be off to the tour beginning in downtown Fort Worth one at 2:30pm and the next at 5pm. These pedal parties last roughly 2 hours. (Please note, if signing up for this event that participants must wear closed toed shoes)

John Wayne Experience - For those that are looking for a little more relaxed event, we will be taking guests to the John Wayne Experience at the Historic Fort Worth Stockyards. Learn about the legend in this historic and interactive exhibit featuring John Wayne. This will be followed up by a whiskey tasting at the end with a craft bourbon distillery that created a whiskey based of John Wayne’s tasting notes. Start time: 2:30pm or 4:30pm

Live Music at Hotel Drover - If you want to stay close to the laptop and have a relaxing time, guests will be able to enjoy some live music procured by the Hotel Drover. Grab a cold one and enjoy the patio with some great atmosphere.

Atico - Come join other attendees for an evening at Atico’s rooftop bistro and bar walking distance from the Stockyards. For people arriving a little later in the day, this is the perfect place to catch up with the rest of the attendees and wind down with great cocktails and beautiful views of downtown Fort Worth. Scheduled from 8:00pm to 10:30pm

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


We've secured an excellent group rate of USD $185/night available from Mon. Apr. 11th to Thu. Apr. 14th at our stunning venue, the Hotel Drover. Be sure to book now to secure your room, as they will sell out and the last day to book is Mon. Mar. 28th, 2022.

If the above hotel is fully booked, we recommned booking at the following hotels: Courtyard by Marriott Fort Worth Historic Stockyards, SpringHill Suites by Marriott Fort Worth Historic Stockyards, Hyatt Place Fort Worth Historic Stockyards, or Stockyards Hotel.


Inspired by the pioneering spirit of the west, hotel drover delivers true texas hospitality. Named to honor the legendary cowboys who drove cattle to market across the plains, hotel drover is an autograph collection® hotel, offering a rustic-luxe guest experience in the heart of the historic fort worth stockyards.