Mon. April 11th to Wed. April 13th

Hotel Drover, Fort Worth, Texas


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: Digital Engineering (Data Science, ML and AI), Field Development Planning, Production Optimization, Modern Procedures for A&D and Asset Valuations, RTA and Production Forecasting, Decarbonization, CCUS and CO2 EOR, Sealed Wellbore Pressure Monitoring and Integrated Diagnostic Reservoir Characterization Workflows. The event also features special presentations including a keynote talk from Devon Energy which will capture highlights from the Hydraulic Fracturing Test Site II (HFTSII) project and a closing talk on the Future of The Global Energy Mix from Birol Dindoruk, one of the former Chief Scientists of Shell.

Program Outline

Our 2-day technical program consists of 8 sessions, which will span a wide array of relevant hot topics presented by leaders of the operator, service and academic communities.

We expect 140 to be in attendance, most working at E&Ps.

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

Session Chairs and Presenters

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

Pablo Agustin Crespo

Subsurface Team Leader - Unconventional Reservoirs (Pan American Energy)

Mouin Almasoodi

Reservoir Engineering Principal (Devon Energy)

Dave Anderson

CEO (Saga Wisdom)

Caralyn Bennett

Chief Strategy Officer (GLJ)

Todd Brooker

President (Cawley, Gillespie & Associates, Inc.)

David Cannon

SVP, Geoscience and Technology (Diamondback Energy)

Mathias Carlsen

PE Consultant | GM Americas (whitson)

Adam Chin

Exploitation Engineer (Petronas Canada)

Craig Cipolla

Sr. Completions Engineering Advisor (Hess Corporation)

Birol Dindoruk

Professor (University of Houston)

Brendan Elliott

Sr. Staff Completion Engineer (Devon Energy)

Scott Frailey

Senior Reservoir Engineer at ISGS (The Illinois State Geological Survey (ISGS))

David Fulford

Senior Vice President of Engineering (ARM Energy)

Matt Harriman

Builder (Pod2)

Kyle Haustveit

Geoscience Manager (Devon Energy)

David Jones

Manager of Reservoir Engineering (Chesapeake Energy)

Bryce Kalnychuk

Partner (Rose & Associates, LLP)

Erich Kerr

SM Energy (Engineering Supervisor, Subsurface)

Patrick Miller

Senior Exploitation Engineer, Unconventional Centre of Excellence (PETRONAS Canada)

Somnath Mondal

Production Technologist (Shell Oil Company)

Anand S. Nagoo

President (Nagoo & Associates LLC)

Orkhan Samandarli

Reservoir Engineering Supervisor (Pioneer Natural Resources)

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)

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 5:00pm

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.


Sponsorship packages From $1500 to $5000 USD
Please contact the Event Chair: John Thompson
+1 (403) 542-5393.


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 Wed. Mar. 16th, 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.