Sponsored by PESA’s Emerging Leaders Committee, the Oil & Gas 101 seminar held September 2014 provided an overview of the exploration, drilling and production phases of oil and natural gas wells.
PESA member companies Auge, DistributionNOW, Energy & Specialty Distribution, FMC Technologies, Gardner Denver, LTR, NOV, Oceaneering, Oil States International, and Weir Oil & Gas sponsored 30 transitioning military servicemen who are interested in joining the oil and gas industry. One veteran said, “The course enlightened me on how the industry works. Thanks for providing retiring/transitioning military a seat. In addition to learning the industry vocabulary, I was able to talk with those in the industry which was tremendously helpful.”
The following companies contributed subject matter experts for the Oil & Gas 101 training:
|Baker Hughes||Ed O’Malley, Director Applications Engineering, Sales, and Operations Support||Completions and Flow Equipment|
|Cobalt International Energy, Inc.||James Geary, Sr. Exploration Geologist||Introduction to Geology and Seismic|
|Credit Suisse||James Wicklund, Managing Director – Energy Research||Energy Markets|
|DistributionNOW||Brad Wise, Vice President, Marketing & Business Development||Introduction to Supply Chain|
|FMC Technologies, Inc.||Dennis Pham, Field Development Manager – Major Tenders||Subsea Drilling and Production|
|Halliburton||Robert Moran, Vice President, Government Affairs||Government 101|
|HARC & Environmentally Friendly Drilling Systems||Andra Wilcox, Energy Production||Environmental and Societal Issues of Oil & Gas|
|National Oilwell Varco||Karl Appleton, Business and Technology Director||Rig Systems and Drilling the Well|
|Sinclair Group||Steve Jacobs, Sr. Vice President – Oil & Gas||History of the Industry & Emerging Technologies|
|Viking Oil Tools||Wes Heiskell, President & CEO||Well Intervention & Well End-Of-Life|
|Wood Group Mustang||Chris Doss, P.E., Process Engineer, Downstream||Refining 101|
This article ran in the Fall 2014 edition of PESA News.