We are experiencing the most fast-paced time in history. The future of oil and gas development will be defined by industry’s ability to change, compete, and excel in an environment where rapidly changing structures, information overload and novel solutions have become the new normal. It is not just about innovative technologies, but also about radically changing the way we work.

The digital shift creates challenges but it also creates opportunities. The production of the future will increasingly be subsea, with lighter installations, unmanned, robotized, remotely operated and standard-izated equipment. It will be safer, more profitable, and have lower emissions.

Statoil’s digital roadmap includes establishing a Digital center of Excellence with six specific programs focusing on:

  • Digital safety, security and sustainability
  • Subsurface analytics
  • Next generation well delivery
  • Field of the future
  • Data-driven operations
  • Process digitalization and insight


Carri Lockhart is the Senior Vice President for Statoil’s offshore business in North America and its country presence in Mexico.

With more than 24 years in the international energy industry, Lockhart has a broad background in production operations, facility management and business development within onshore and offshore oil and gas production.

She joined Statoil in 2016 having started her career with Marathon where she initially worked as a reservoir and production/operations engineer, before moving into senior leadership positions, including Director of Business Development – The Americas, Alaska Regional General Manager, Vice President UK – North Sea, Vice President Bakken and Vice President Eagle Ford.

Lockhart is a member of the boards of directors for the National Ocean Industries Association (NOIA) and the Offshore Energy Center. She is also a board member for Statoil US Holdings Inc., a Statoil subsidiary. She is a longtime member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers. Carri holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Petroleum Engineering from Montana College of Mineral Science and Technology.

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