Byfield, R.

KBC, a Yokogawa Company, Singapore

Russell Byfield is the Global Simulation Business Leader for KBC, a Yokogawa Company. He has more than 25 yr of international experience in the oil and gas, petroleum and process industries. He has been directly involved in field development, reservoir engineering, process facilities design, commissioning and operations, fabrication and construction. Over the past two decades, Mr. Byfield has focused on the modelling, analytics, digitalization and optimization of conventional and unconventional oil and gas development and operations. He earned a chemical engineering degree with honors from Adelaide University, is a Fellow of Engineers Australia, a Chartered Professional Engineer, RPEQ Petroleum and Process Engineer and is the past chair of the Queensland Branch of the Society of Petroleum Engineers.

Executive Viewpoint: It was the best of times

Howell, A., Byfield, R., KBC, a Yokogawa Company

“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness…”. Fortunately, this opening line from A Tale of Two Cities does not often present itself as an appropriate analogy to the oil and gas industry. Yet, here we are.