Technology, Innovation & Decarbonisation in the Energy Sectors

Ilya Berchenko

Position: Engagement Director,

Ilya is an Engagement Director at C3 AI where he continues helping energy companies with their digital transformation. Based on his prior experience, Ilya leads Shell/C3 AI partnership. Before joining C3 AI, Ilya was the Lead Digital Product Manager for Assets, Projects, subsurface and Wells in Digital Center of Excellence at Shell. Ilya’s primary responsibility was to help all Royal Dutch Shell assets and projects with their Digitalization Journey. He oversaw teams providing digital solutions to problems worth solving like reaching Goal Zero (no harm, no leaks), delivering faster and better hydrocarbon resource maturation, improving availability (eliminating trips of critical equipment, optimizing preventive maintenance), maximizing value and reducing consumable through real-time optimization; and improving productivity (process automation). In his position Ilya was also providing all the funding for the work with C3 AI.

Ilya joined Shell in 1998 and has worked predominantly in the Upstream business. His prior experience included roles as Production Performance and Benchmarking Manager, Business Advisor to Executive Vice Presidents of Europe and Operated Line of Business, Hydrocarbon Maturation Manager in Brunei Shell Petroleum, Salym Shareholder Advisor along with work in the areas of reservoir engineering and shareholder representation.

Ilya has a PhD in Geo-Engineering, and is the author of more than 100 patents.

Ilya is married with 4 children and spends a lot of free time either playing or coaching football (soccer).