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2018 Oil & Gas 101 Instructs Across Supply Chain

2018 Oil & Gas 101Individuals from across the services and equipment sector gathered on October 3-4 for a comprehensive overview of oil and gas production, hosted by the PESA Emerging Executives Committee and sponsored by Baker Hughes, a GE company.

This year’s Oil & Gas 101 attendance was at an all-time high, yielding an extraordinarily diverse group, both in companies and functions, represented across the supply chain.  An enriching audience of interdisciplinary attendees made for excellent discussion, Q&A sessions and networking opportunities.

PESA Board Member Chuck Chauviere, President of Drilling Systems, Baker Hughes, a GE company, kicked off the two-day seminar conveying the importance of personal development and continual learning. Barry R. Kessler, Managing Director, Simmons & Company International, Energy Specialists of Piper Jaffray, then provided a market outlook to set the stage for the seminar.

29755A0111Since 2014, the U.S. has had a major impact on the global supply and demand, and E&P companies can increase production faster than any other company in the world. Oil companies have returned to the U.S. after decades, and technology has allowed that to happen.

Kessler provided a breakdown of upstream oilfield service, an oil and gas overview and touched upon capital expenditures in North America.

“Spending on drilling and completions in North America continues to rise as shale production becomes even more efficient,” Kessler said.

PESA thanks the following companies that contributed subject matter experts for the Oil & Gas 101 training:

  • Energy Market Outlook: Barry R. Kessler, Managing Director, Simmons & Company International, Energy Specialists of Piper Jaffray
  • History of the Industry: Emerging Executives Committee Members: Chip Zay, AFGlobal; Omeid Rahimian, Oceaneering; Dawn James, Halliburton; Will Li, Li Gear
  • Geology and Seismic: Jim Geary, Maturation Manager – US GOM, Total E&P USA
  • Rig Systems and Drilling the Well: Tom Yost, Business and Technology Development Director, National Oilwell Varco
  • Completions and Flow Equipment: Ed O’Malley, Director of Technology for Completions, Baker Hughes, a GE company
  • Subsea Infrastructure: Nicole McIntosh, Tender Project Manager, Subsea NAM, TechnipFMC
  • Oil & Gas Technology Investments: Kemal Anbarci, Managing Venture Executive, Chevron Technology Ventures
  • Midstream: Wes Beasley, Director of Process and Treating- North America, Exterran
  • Refining: Mary Polson, North American Crude Optimizer, ExxonMobil
  • Supply Chain: Brad Wise, Vice President, Marketing & Investor Relations, DistributionNOW
  • Policy Watch: Tim Tarpley, Vice President, Government Affairs, PESA
  • Digital Oilfield: Rolando Gabarron, Principal Digital Product Manager, Upstream Digital Solutions, Baker Hughes, a GE company


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