Justo Rafael Sanchez

Applied Cloud Solutions Lead at ConocoPhillips

Justo Rafael Sanchez has a diverse work experience in the oil and gas industry, spanning over several decades. Justo Rafael has worked in various roles and companies, including ConocoPhillips, Shell Oil Company, Anadarko Petroleum Corporation, Landmark Graphics Corporation, and Maraven S.A.

At ConocoPhillips, Justo currently serves as the Applied Cloud Solutions Lead, where they are responsible for researching, evaluating, developing, implementing, and maintaining value-adding information systems and advanced data analytics solutions for E&P operations. Justo Rafael manages the deployment of telecommunication and computing solutions for field sites, stays updated with IT solutions applicable to E&P operations, and supports the Well Engineering and Operations team.

Prior to their current role, Justo worked at ConocoPhillips as a Performance Improvement Specialist for Well Engineering from 2013 to 2017. Justo Rafael led the implementation of a Management of Change system and designed and implemented a technical library and workflows for well planning optimization.

At Shell Oil Company, Justo was the Upstream Information and Knowledge Management Coordinator from 2007 to 2013. Justo Rafael led the research, deployment, maintenance, and support of IT and knowledge management solutions for the Global Unconventional Wells organization. Justo Rafael ensured the effective use of engineering software applications, deployed document management systems and website/portals, facilitated training on knowledge management tools, and supported Lean Well Manufacturing implementation.

Justo also has prior experience at Anadarko Petroleum Corporation as a Drilling and Completions Systems Analyst, at Landmark Graphics Corporation as a Drilling Applications Consultant, and at Maraven S.A. as an Expert Systems Analyst. In these roles, they provided software applications support, data management services, and designed and developed knowledge-based systems and applications.

Overall, Justo's work experience demonstrates their expertise in information technology, data management, knowledge management, and process improvement in the oil and gas industry.

Justo Rafael Sanchez completed their Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Engineering from Universidad Rafael Urdaneta from 1987 to 1992. In addition to their formal education, they have obtained several certifications. In 2022, they received the AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Associate certification from Amazon Web Services (AWS). In 2020, they obtained the Amazon Web Services Cloud Practitioner certification, also from AWS. Furthermore, they became a Certified ScrumMaster (CSM) in April 2020, certified by Scrum Alliance.


Previous companies

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  • Applied Cloud Solutions Lead

    September, 2021 - present

  • Performance Improvement Specialist – Well Engineering

    March, 2013

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