Rod NelsonVice President, Schlumberger Limited
Rod Nelson is vice president of Communications for Schlumberger Limited, as well as VP Innovation and Collaboration for Schlumberger. In these positions he is responsible for all internal and external communications and identifies external technologies and innovations applicable to the oil and gas industry. Prior to this position he was vice president of Strategic Marketing for Schlumberger.
In previous positions, Nelson served as vice president of Marketing for oilfield services products and services and president of Schlumberger Data and Consulting Services (DCS) where he directed operations of the industry’s largest data processing and geotechnical consulting organization for clients worldwide. He also served as vice president of Marketing for the Schlumberger Reservoir Management group, and vice president of Marketing and Product Development of the Schlumberger Wireline segment based in Paris.
Nelson joined Schlumberger as a wireline field engineer in 1980, and later worked as a petrophysicist and then Wireline operations manager.
Nelson led the technology task group for the 2007 landmark National Petroleum Council’s global oil and gas study “Facing the Hard Truths about Energy”. He also serves on a number of joint industry steering committees and boards including the corporate advisory boards of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists and the World Oil Awards. Active in the community, he is on the board of directors of the Greater Houston Partnership and the Fort Bend Education Foundation.
He holds a bachelor’s degree in engineering from the University of Wisconsin, Platteville, WI, and an executive MBA from MIT’s Sloan School of Management.