SPE-Gulf Coast Section YP Presents

RoughNeck Camp 2017


Register Here Now: http://www.spegcs.org/events/3610/




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 7:30 a.m.

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



Roughneck Camp 2017


Every year the Society of Petroleum Engineers-Gulf Coast Section Young Professionals (YP) Group organizes the Roughneck Camp (RNC)- a one-day conference focused on Energy Professionals in the upstream Oil&Gas industry. In its twelfth year, RNC aims to provide a technical overview of the industry, as well as networking opportunities to an estimated 250 students, interns, and young professionals.

This year, RNC will be held at Anadarko Petroleum in the Woodlands, TX, on July 20th. This year’s theme is Innovative Solutions in the Evolving Energy Industry; our keynote speaker is R.A. Walker, CEO and Chairman of Anadarko Petroleum. The lectures and panel sessions will provide an overview of the industry, innovative trends, and career development advice to the 250 attendees.



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).



Panel 1: Innovations in Oil and Gas & Professional Development Perspectives


Most Petroleum Engineering students dream about working for a super major after graduation. Here we will discuss the various positions available. It starts with Reservoir Engineering, Drilling / Completion Engineer, Production Engineer & Economics. Panelists are from various major companies who represent each branch. This panel will teach all the major branches as well as explore the different career paths. RNC attendees will have a chance to ask questions and learn more about how it is to work with operator & service companies.


Panel 2: Interactive Career Development Session


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.



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 Thank You to Our Sponsors:




Interested in sponsoring for Rough Neck Camp? Email vivek.ghosh@shell.com and check our Sponsorship Package.


Contact RNC 2017 Co - Chairs:

Danny Marquez

Nearshore Natural Gas

Vivek Ghosh 


Nadia Menouar

UH Graduate Student

Ryan Strubeck

Wild Well Control



RNC 2017 Coordinators: 

  Hamid Hadibeik
Waqar Khan
Dmitry Andreev

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