Phil Schwarz is the Oil & Gas Industry Development Director at ServiceMax. Phil has nearly 20 years of experience in the oil & gas industry with oilfield service, industrial automation and SaaS companies. He is passionate about smart oilfield technologies and the economics of oil & gas. He holds a Graduate Certificate in Smart Oilfield Technologies from the University of Southern California and a Masters in Economics from the University of North Dakota.
I recently had the opportunity to moderate an oil & gas roundtable at ServiceMax’s Maximize user conference. It was an eye-opening, 45-minute discussion that was intended for participants to network and share experiences. I was thrilled we had a full table.... Read more
Editor’s Note: This is the third part of a series about a bit of Phil Schwarz’s personal experience as a wireline field engineer in Alaska. You can read part one here and part two here. The job of an oilfield field service engineer is a dangerous one. Any field job in... Read more
Editor’s Note: This is the second part of a series about a bit of Phil Schwarz’s personal experience as a wireline field engineer in Alaska. You can read part one here. The training curriculum for a new wireline “junior” field engineer, with the company I... Read more
Nearly twenty years ago, I was a “wireline logging” field engineer, tasked with lowering electronic devices down a newly drilled oil & gas well. Those devices, which collected measurements, ultimately provided crucial information about where (and how much) oil... Read more
As we gear up for Maximize in Las Vegas, one thing is clear: Savvy companies in sectors like oil and gas and power and utilities are transforming their field services organizations into digital powerhouses that drive business outcomes in productivity, efficiency,... Read more
Real-time asset management is a maturing theme within the oil & gas industry that has not yet reached its full potential. Intelligent Oilfields, Smart Fields, Field of the Future, and iFields are just several examples of terms used in the oil & gas industry to... Read more