Thank you to Advancial and Alaska Oil and Gas Association (AOGA) for hosting Houston Energy Alumni at Fratelli's. Kara Moriarty, CEO and President, AOGA, shared information on the industry in Alaska, which generated a number of questions from those in the audience. It was a great evening of delicious Italian ravioli, meatballs, bruchetta and pizza, beverages and a chance to catch up with friends and colleagues. The swag on the tables was a mix of eclectic items from measuring cups and first aid kits to collapsible bowls and pocket mirrors. All the swag was gone by the end of the evening.
A number of BP Alaska alums are adding their engineering expertise in BP locations from Angola and Trinidad to the Gulf of Mexico. Dave Daum, who joined BP Alaska in 2012, was able to attend the happy hour, having just returned from BP Angola. Dave is leaving BP to join Summit Carbon Solutions in Iowa from May 1. We look forward to sharing more about Dave's role building a carbon capture and sequestration pipeline once he settles into his new position with Summit Carbon Solutions. Laurie Climer joined BP in 2007 and is currently working GOM in Houston. After several years working in Russia, petroleum engineer Irwin Chau is working the Gulf of Mexico for the Na Kika asset. Tiffany Quy is in Houston after a number of exciting international assignments including Trinidad and Angola.
Chidi Igbokwe was teased by Kara Moriarty, AOGA, about being able to answer any tough Alaska questions, but Kara kept the stage and Chidi enjoyed catching up with friends.
With over 100 BP Alaska alums now working in Houston for BP, we were happy to have a number of people join the BP Alaska / Energy Alumni website including Michael Soules, Mare Bellinger, Charles Reynolds, Eliot Townsend, Kristin Sullivan and Anne-Christine Aycaguer. Thank you to Whitney King, Tiffany Quy and others who helped to spread the word.
Determination and grit define the Alaska energy industry
- Kara Moriarty, AOGA
Great hearing from AOGA's Kara Moriarty about the Willow and Pikka development projects. I've since found that the AOGA website is a great resource for Alaska oil and gas news...and jobs
- Scott Tinkham
A special thank you to our sponsors, Advancial and AOGA. Julie Hardegree, Advancial, presents one of the door prizes to Irwin Chou, BP, Gulf of Mexico. Jim Sikes, Hilcorp Energy, Cindy Stowell, EOG Resources, Vicki Rau, Magna Oil and Gas, and Walt Bozeman also won door prizes.