PETRO TECH: Going Beyond the Technician Role

Speaker: Courtney Stephens
Speaker Courtney Stephens
President QED Energy Training Courtney L. Stephens started in the oil patch in 2002 and was trained as a Petroleum Analyst at Netherland, Sewell, and Associates, Inc.  She then expanded her skill set as an Engineering Technologist at Waterous and Co. (now ScotiaWaterous) contributing on various domestic and international mandates ...

President
QED Energy Training



Courtney L. Stephens started in the oil patch in 2002 and was trained as a Petroleum Analyst at Netherland, Sewell, and Associates, Inc.  She then expanded her skill set as an Engineering Technologist at Waterous and Co. (now ScotiaWaterous) contributing on various domestic and international mandates as a part of the technical team.  In 2005, Courtney moved to Marathon Oil Company, serving as a Senior Engineering Technician in the Southern Business Unit.  While at Marathon, Courtney worked on the Barnett Shale Team, the Southern US Exploration Team, the North America Diversity Council, and the Upstream Domestic Business Development Team as a Senior Commercial Analyst.  Additionally while at Marathon, Courtney founded Marathon’s Technician Community of Practice and was a key member of the organizational development team that created Marathon’s Technician Training Curriculum.  In 2010, Courtney founded QED Energy Training, LLC, a firm dedicated to the training and development of top caliber technicians, providing a variety of services including potential testing, certification testing, benchmarking, introductory and advanced training, and technical consulting.  QED’s clients include Tudor Pickering Holt, Aurora Oil and Gas, Zenergy Inc., Tammany Oil and Gas, Blue Tip Energy Management, XOG Resources, Lantana Oil and Gas Partners, Marathon Oil Company, and many others.  Courtney holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics from Centenary College of Louisiana (Magna Cum Laude, Departmental Honors).


 




Full Description
To explain what it means to go beyond the traditional role of technician, one must first define the role of “technician.”  Wow, that’s a task.  There are engineering technicians, geo-technicians, production technicians, petroleum analysts, reservoir technicians, land technicians, health and safety technicians, regulatory technicians, … the list goes on.  Really, the term “technician” is the title given to individuals that support technical teams at oil and gas companies and service companies, and we perform all sorts of tasks from making copies to making recommendations on multi-billion dollar transactions.  QED believes that no matter what your role, you can “go beyond” what is expected of you and find ways to add even more value to your organization.  Taking the extra steps to add value to your organization is what leads us from obscure titles like “hydrocarbon assistant” to roles and responsibilities worth fighting for, like “Technical Manager.”  In this presentation, we will review case studies of individuals like Dale Malody, Marathon Oil Company, who started out in the oil and gas industry in 1980 as an engineering technician and is now Operations Manager of Marathon’s Oklahoma City office.  We will review practical and applicable steps that technicians in any role can apply to move forward and “go beyond” all expectations.
 
 
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If you have a job listing for a Petro Tech, please send it to spe.petrotech@gmail.com for our techs to see.
 
In addition, if you are looking for a job or know someone that may be looking for a job, you may go to - Google, Gmail - USERNAME = spe.petrotechs, PASSWORD = petrotechs007 - and VIEW all the emails regarding jobs available. DO NOT post a resume to this email site.
 
Organizer Lilly Lee

When?

Tue, May. 8, 2012
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. US/Central

How Much?

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Where?

Sheraton Brookhollow
3000 North Loop West
Houston, TX 77092
USA