Energy Workforce hosted Congressional candidate Wesley Hunt in the Permian Basin last Thursday for three site visits to Member Company facilities. Hunt is the Republican nominee for the newly established Texas 38th Congressional district, and if elected, will represent the vast majority of Houston’s energy corridor. Hunt saw firsthand the sophisticated facilities and talented workforce needed to maintain and support oil and gas production.
The first stop of the day was at the U.S. Well Services e-frac site located near Big Spring, TX. Energy Workforce Advisory Board Member Kyle O’Neill, CEO, led a tour of the site that is home to some of the newest innovations helping to produce energy in a cleaner, more efficient way. Hunt toured the site’s control center, and saw the intricate programs and technologies that are utilized to operate the complex system.
GD Energy Products hosted the second stop of the day, with a tour of their facility and a lunch with the Energy Workforce Permian Basin Chapter. Larry Kerr, CEO, and Randy Clark, Southwest Regional Manager, led Hunt on a tour of their Odessa-based facility that is home their mud pump servicing operation.
The Energy Workforce Permian Basin Chapter had the opportunity to meet for a BBQ lunch and engage with Hunt in a discussion of the policies and politics that impact the industry.
Permian Basin Chapter Members in attendance included Carlos José Barbosa, Baker Hughes; Joseph Inman, Helmerich & Payne; Andrew Paton, ChampionX; Chisholm Lindsey, GR Energy Services; Nicholas Ruppelt, Evolution Well Services; Gabriel Rio, Milestone Environmental Services; Andrew Krupa and Tyler Rice, TechnipFMC; Randy Clark and Sam Soto, GD Energy Products; Steve Schwin and Ryan Reynolds, Estis Compression; and Ayodeji Daramola, Halliburton.
The final stop of the day included a visit to Milestone Environmental Services’ South Midland slurry injection site. Energy Workforce Advisory Board Member Gabriel Rio, CEO, gave an intriguing tour of their systems and operations that go into waste sequestration and processing at the facility.
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If your company is interested in hosting elected officials at your facilities, or you are interested in joining the Government Affairs Committee, please contact SVP Government Affairs & Counsel Tim Tarpley.
Deidre Almstead Kohlrus, Director Government Affairs, writes about industry-specific policies for the Energy Workforce & Technology Council. Click here to subscribe to the Energy Workforce newsletter, which highlights sector-specific issues, best practices, activities and more.