Knoco Houston

Principal consultants for Knoco in the Houston area are Don Dressler (operating as EPG consulting) and Andrew Barendrecht, both of whom have over 20 years experience in knowledge and information management, performance improvement, collaboration and networking.

Don began his career with ExxonMobil, where he held a variety of technical and operations management positions. He led multi-functional business teams responsible for improving production operations, and designed and implemented a continuous improvement process for the organization. In his subsequent 18 year consulting career, Don has successfully delivered a variety of consulting solutions to organizations ranging in size from small to Fortune 50, while engaging a broad spectrum of clients including C level, middle management, and frontline personnel. Don has expansive domain knowledge across all aspects of oil and gas upstream exploration, development, and production. This knowledge allows him to frequently serve as an expert Facilitator for cross industry Knowledge Sharing Networks and Associations on topics such as well integrity and testing, completions, and interventions. Don co-authored SPE Paper 95442 "Deploying Common Process Across Global Wells Teams to Enable High Performance" and also co-authored the book ‘Organizational Learning – The 24 Keys to High Performance’.

Andrew's Career started at the Technical University Delft in 1993 as a web consultant moving on soon in 1995 to work for Shell deploying web based collaboration throughout 32 countries and consulting on the European Space Agency collaborative environment. In 2003 a move was made to the US where he became lead business analyst working on deployment of the portal technology within Shell and was active as information management advisor in the areas exploration, wells, engineering, commercial and subsurface enabling more efficient performance for each of these businesses. After 2006 a move was made to become global lead on records management compliance for Shell International EP. In 2007 Andrew became the KM/IT manager responsible for compliance, KM, Information and data management in Shell research, and also advised Chevron on their global SharePoint Design and deployment.

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