Steven Carter serves as the Chief Information Officer (CIO) at C&J Energy Services. In this role, Carter is responsible for developing C&J’s technology and data strategy and strengthening the company’s information technology (IT) capabilities to support long-term growth on a large scale. Since joining C&J, he has led the successful systems integration for the 2015 acquisition of the Nabors completions & production services business – an acquisition that tripled the size of C&J; initiated a business-led effort to select a new, single, company-wide ERP platform - which will be delivered in mid-2016; and has begun C&J’s move to the “cloud”.
Prior to joining C&J, Steven served as the Chief Information Officer, Western Hemisphere for BP Upstream, where he was responsible for the delivery and integration of IT services to upstream regions in the Americas and Caribbean. Steven has 30 years of technical and operating experience in the upstream energy business. His background includes roles as co-founder of Eirô Consulting, vice president of Operations at Wellogix Inc. and vice president of Technology at ODS-Petrodata.
Steven started his career with BP as a petroleum engineer and spent 12 years in a variety of technical and business roles in the U.S., Europe, the Middle East and the Far East. He rejoined BP in 2009, where he worked until he joined C&J in 2014.
Outside work, Steven has served in leadership positions with various professional, community and charity organizations, including as vice president and board member of the Houston Chapter of the Society of Information Managers and as the Co-Chair of iUrbanTeen Texas, a 501.3c that delivers STEM programs to marginalized youth. He has also served in the past as vice-chair of the American Petroleum Institute (API) PIDX Global Business Practices Work Group.
Steven holds a bachelor’s degree in Petroleum Engineering from the Royal Schools of Mines, Imperial College London. He is a Fellow of the BCS, the Chartered Institute for IT. He was formerly a registered engineer in the state of Alaska