The Energy Workforce Oklahoma Chapter held its final luncheon of the year at the Hamm Institute for American Energy in Oklahoma City on November 1.
Oklahoma Chapter Chair, Dustin Anderson, Vice President Sales & Marketing with Kimray, welcomed attendees and updated them on Energy Workforce’s upcoming events.
Shawn Maxon, Partner with Deloitte gave a market outlook, followed by a political update by Energy Workforce President Tim Tarpley.
“Unfortunately, we have recently seen the federal government use regulatory practices to unfairly target the energy industry, interrupting production or all but stopping day-to-day operations. Further, negative rhetoric targeting the industry has impacted the ability to recruit and retain a skilled workforce while demand for laborers continues to skyrocket. Congress must commit to serving as a partner to the energy industry in the production of reliable, affordable, U.S.-produced oil and gas.”Energy Workforce President Tim Tarpley
Energy Workforce thanks sponsors, Baker Hughes, Kimray, NexTier, SLB and TechnipFMC, as well as strategic partners Chevron, NexTier and SLB.
Save the date for the next Oklahoma Chapter luncheon on January 30.
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