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24th Annual Explorers of Houston Golf Tournament Results

First-place team

On March 2, Energy Workforce & Technology Council hosted its 24th Annual Explorers of Houston Golf Tournament — a day for Members to network and cultivate relationships at the Golf Club of Houston. The event’s strong turnout demonstrates the industry’s dedication to the advancement of our industry, as tournament proceeds support Energy Workforce’s energy education initiatives.

Energy Workforce Member Earl Childress, Chief Commercial Officer, Oceaneering, served as host, welcoming attendees and thanking the teams that entered the tournament.

“Thank you for supporting Energy Workforce’s strong commitment to the advancement of our industry. Your participation today is vital to our energy education efforts, informing and educating leaders across the nation and to formulating the landscape of our future.”

Earl Childress, Chief Commercial Officer, Oceaneering

Competing in a shamble, the first-place team included Robert Bailey, Subsea7; Josh Lowrey, Upright Digital; Andy McDowell and Jim Watkins, Gulf Energy Information.

The second-place team included Kirk Shelton and Matthew Andruchow, NOV; David Osborn, Centurion US Rentals & Services; and Bill Austin, Daniel Energy Partners.

The third-place award went to Advisory Board Member Jill Massonne, Derek LaMonte and Josh Reyna from Allision Transmission and Matthew Niemeyer, NexTier.

Stephen Allan, Oceaneering and Tim Tarpley, Energy Workforce & Technology Council, presented the awards. Individual winners were:

  • Straightest Drive: Jake Johnson, ConocoPhillips
  • Closest to the Pin: Josh Renya, Allison Transmission
  • Closest to the Pin in 2: Mike Lateur, Kroll
  • Longest Drive: Ross Walker, Vallourec

Energy Workforce thanks tournament sponsors Oceaneering, Baker Hughes, Oil States International and World Oil for sponsoring this event. Energy Workforce is also grateful to strategic partners Chevron, NexTier and SLB.


Baker Hughes
Oil States International
World Oil


NexTier Oilfield Solutions


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