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Oil & Gas 101: Equipping Future Leaders for the Industry of Tomorrow

[singlepic id=1081 float=right w=300 h= ]PESA created certification and education programs like Oil & Gas 101 designed to equip our future leaders with knowledge and skills that capitalize on our industry’s success and build the industry of tomorrow.

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.



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