SPE-Gulf Coast Section Presents

RoughNeck Camp 2017




Theme: Innovative Solutions in the Evolving Energy Industry

Who: Students, Interns, and Young Professionals with less than 5 years of work experience

When: Thursday, 20th July 2017 8:30 a.m.

Where: Anadarko Petroleum Corp, 1201 Lake Robbins Dr, The Woodlands, Tx 77380



Roughneck Camp 2017


Roughneck Camp (RNC) is an annual one-day conference, hosted by SPE-GCS Young Professionals. In its tenth year, Roughneck Camp aims to provide a technical overview of the industry, as well as networking opportunities to an estimated 250 Young professionals. This year, RNC will be held on July 20th, at Anadarko. Supporting the current market climate, this year’s theme is Innovative Solutions in the Evolving Energy Industry. R.A. Walker, C.E.O. of Anadarko will be our key note speaker.


Keynote Speaker


R. A. Walker


Chairman, President, and CEO of Anadarko


Al Walker is Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Anadarko Petroleum Corporation. He joined Anadarko in 2005 as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, later serving as President and Chief Operating Officer. Prior to joining Anadarko, he worked in the oil and natural gas industry, investment and commercial banking, and as an institutional investor.

Mr. Walker is a director of BOK Financial Corporation, serving as Chairman of the Risk Committee (NASDAQ: BOKF). He is a director of the Houston Branch of the Dallas Federal Reserve, Trustee for the Houston Museum of Natural Science, a member of the Business Council (Executive Committee), Business Roundtable, All-American Wildcatters (Chairman 2017 and 2018), and on the Board of Directors of the American Petroleum Institute (Executive and Finance Committees).



Conference Schedule:



Panel 1: Unconventional Opportunities for Young Professionals in Energy


Oil & Gas industry has always been cyclical; boom and busts are inevitable. During a downturn, interns and less experienced petroleum engineers face difficulties during job search. Luckily, there are several career choices other than those with super majors and major service companies; such as reserve auditing, energy investment banking, software, technical sales and so on. These opportunities will help employees gain experience and skills which can be transferred to the upstream sector when market picks up. During this panel session, four panelists will discuss existing opportunities outside operators and service companies. Attendees will have ample time to directly ask questions and get insights on job search, potential employers and qualifications.


Panel 2 : Operators VS Service Companies: Pros and Cons.


Most Petroleum Engineering students dream about working for a super major after graduation. The reality is, most graduates start their career with service companies. After gaining experience, some switch to an operator but many stay with service companies. Some of those who start with operators leave for service sector or work as independent consultants. This panel will explore different career paths and RNC attendees will have a chance to ask questions and learn more about how it is to work with operators and service companies.




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Contact RNC 2017 Co - Chairs:

Danny Marquez


Vivek Ghosh 




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