YP: The Career Cruise: Navigating Your Career in Uncharted Waters

Speaker: Kevin Lacy, Executive Vice-President - Technical Staff, PetroSkills
Speaker Kevin Lacy, Executive Vice-President - Technical Staff, PetroSkills
Kevin joined PetroSkills in September 2014 and is responsible for leading and building the PetroSkills technical staff organization into the petroleum industry’s leading source of technical subject matter expertise. Kevin has spent nearly 35 years as a technical professional in the petroleum industry, serving in positions in the U.S. and ...

Kevin joined PetroSkills in September 2014 and is responsible for leading and building the PetroSkills technical staff organization into the petroleum industry’s leading source of technical subject matter expertise.


Kevin has spent nearly 35 years as a technical professional in the petroleum industry, serving in positions in the U.S. and around the world. Most recently, Mr. Lacy was Vice President for Global Drilling and Completions for Talisman. Prior to that role, from July 2006 until December 2009, he was Vice President for Gulf of Mexico Drilling and Completions for BP, and a Head of the BP Drilling and Completions discipline. He was also Vice President, Global Drilling and Completions for Chevron. Mr. Lacy built his credentials and experience through holding a number of technical and business roles in Chevron’s international subsidiaries and in the US over a period of twenty six years. He has a B.S. in Petroleum Engineering from the University of Tulsa, and a Master of Business Administration from the University of California at Berkeley. Over his professional career he has traveled to over 55 countries, conducted business in 15 countries and lived on four different continents.

Full Description

The “career cruise” – achieving your goals and maintaining your values on a journey with no certain destination, unclear schedules, and with hazards and hidden obstacles blocking your way. 

The oil and gas industry is a tremendous global career opportunity for all that embark on a career with the right plan, flexible mindset, and a little “self-made” luck. With the recent downturn, possibly the first in many young professional’s careers, are there some key insights and actions that will help them navigate the challenges successfully? The discussion will focus on: 

  • The critical first decisions and first few years of your career and the transition from university.

  • Balancing building depth vs breadth and trying to juggle dual careers and family responsibilities.

  • Engineering talent, business acumen, people skills – how important and when?

  • Career management – who owns it and what if my supervisor doesn’t care?

  • Company culture and the challenges of fitting in and keeping your individuality / values.    

Kevin will give his perspective, using his personal career experiences and observations of others, to provide some key principles and suggestions.

 

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SPE GCS YP would like to thank PetroSkills for sponsoring this event.

 

All professionals are welcome to attend this event. Walk-ins are welcome.

 

Organizer

Please contact Professional Events Committee members if any questions:


Sahil Malhotra - sahil.malhotra@chevron.com, 832-854-7885


Julia Carval - julia.carval@us.bureauveritas.com, 832-910-4514


Arash Shadravan - shadravan.arash@gmail.com, 979-422-7648

When?

Tue, Oct. 20, 2015
11 a.m. - 1 p.m. US/Central

How Much?

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Where?

The Wedge International Tower - 39th Floor
1415 Louisiana St
Houston, TX 77002
United States

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