The world will need both exceptional levels of Innovation Leadership and technologies such as Enhanced Geothermal Systems (EGS) that can deliver affordable, abundant, low-carbon, base-load energy if we are to achieve a successful energy transition. At Tidal Wave Technologies, we are excited and especially well positioned to assist companies who likewise believe these two topics represent opportunities of enormous importance – topics that will likely differentiate winners from losers in a world needing to rapidly decarbonize its energy systems while concurrently addressing energy affordability and energy security.

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Innovation Leadership Expertise Enhanced Geothermal Systems Greg Leveille — Executive biography

Greg Leveille Executive Biography

Greg Leveille is CEO of Tidal Wave Technologies, LLC, a consulting company focused on Innovation Leadership and Enhanced Geothermal Systems (EGS).

Prior to forming Tidal Wave Technologies in 2022, Leveille was ConocoPhillips’ Chief Technology Officer from March 1, 2016, through the end of January 2021.

In this and previous senior leadership roles with ConocoPhillips, he profoundly influenced the direction of the company by having:

  • Led the organization that assembled ConocoPhillips’ acreage positions in the sweet spots of the Eagle Ford and Bakken unconventional reservoir plays between 2006 and 2009.
  • Predicted in February 2012 that U.S. oil production would grow rapidly enough to collapse global oil prices by the middle of the decade – a prediction that caused ConocoPhillips to develop a “Tidal Wave” planning scenario that nearly perfectly foretold actual events.
  • Helped influence the company to: (i) adopt cost of supply as its primary investment decision criteria, (ii) focus on lowering cost of supply by vigorously pursuing technology advancements and other forms of innovation, and (iii) sell high cost of supply assets in Canada and other areas.
  • Championed the use of data analytics and other digital technologies to further reduce cost of supply (in partnership with ConocoPhillips’ CIO).
  • Caused increased emphasis to be placed upon accelerated adoption of successful innovations, thereby reducing time to value realization.

Positions of significant responsibility held outside ConocoPhillips included but were not limited to:

  • Served as chairman of the Executive Advisory Board for the Unconventional Resources Technology Conference (URTeC).
  • Chaired the Society of Petroleum Engineers’ U.S. Advisory Council.
  • Was a member of the University of Houston’s Energy Advisory Board, HPE Data Science Institute Advisory Board, and Dean’s Advisory Board for the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics.

During his career with ConocoPhillips, Leveille represented the company at over 150 external events, including: (i) engagements with investors, industry analysts, members of the U.S. Congress, and other governmental entities, (ii) presentations at industry technical conferences, (iii) meetings with senior leaders of national oil companies, (iv) ambassadorial roles for the industry at green energy forums, and (v) participation in public and university outreach efforts.

Video recordings of representative presentations and interviews include:

In addition to his professional interests, Leveille enjoys:

  • Living in diverse cultural settings (has lived in 4 countries; 14 cities in the U.S.).
  • Traveling extensively (both for work and pleasure).
  • Taking part in athletic activities (hiking, biking, mountain climbing, snorkeling; was once a long-distance runner, golfer, soccer, and football player).
  • Learning about the history of science, technology, and civilization.
  • Spending time with family and friends.

1 Leveille participated in a panel session during the 2013 Oil & Money Conference that was moderated by Andrew Gould, a former CEO of Schlumberger. Leveille’s presentation starts at the 18 minute 30 second mark of the video. During the presentation, Leveille describes his expectations for robust growth in U.S. oil production from unconventional reservoirs. Members of the audience included the Secretary General of OPEC and several OPEC ministers.

2 In this webinar, Leveille described the potential of O&G technologies to transform the production of geothermal energy. Leveille’s presentation starts 4 minutes and 20 seconds into the video.