Roughneck Camp (RNC) is a one-day summit that empowers young professionals, interns, and students with the knowledge to plan for a successful career in the oil and gas industry. In its 20th year, RNC 2021 will discuss different aspects around the theme Managing a Successful Oil and Gas Business in Today’s World to an estimated 300 attendees. Join to network and to learn from industry leaders on how business is run and how decisions are made in this challenging time!





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Our RNC 2021 Team





“Fantastic job on organizing the Roughneck Camp! I really enjoyed meeting so many great young minds—makes me feel good about our future.”
        - Anders Johnson, V.P. Storage Kinder Morgan.

“Kudos to your inclusion of so many women as speakers at the Roughneck Camp!”
        - Gretchen Gillis, Geological Consultant, Aramco Services.


RNC 2020 Highlights

Resilience - The Key to Riding the Oil Cycles


RNC 2020 was the first Roughneck Camp to be held completely online in compliance with COVID-19 social distancing protocols. It attracted over 300 young professionals and students from all over the world. Fourteen speakers shared their insight on navigating the oil and gas industry downturns. Mr. Jeff Gustavson (Vice President of Mid-Continent Business Unit, Chevron) gave a keynote speech on a long-term view of today's energy cycle. Four speakers from E&P, service, and start-up companies discussed the industry's role in energy transition. Nine speakers from all walks of the industry shared their stories on seizing opportunities during the market lows, navigating diverse career paths, things to do during COVID to prepare for the future, surviving and thriving the industry cycles, staying curious and abreast with technology advancements, and exercising our legal rights as an employee. 



RNC 2019 Highlights

Pumpjacks, Projects, Pipeline - Understanding the Big Picture of Energy


RNC 2019 attracted over 350 Energy professionals from different industries and schools across the country. Senior industry professionals and high-achieving young professionals shared their advice and stories with attendees on why they chose their careers, what inspires them and how they were able to navigate the career transitions. With a healthy mix of interactive lectures and breakout sessions, they were able to network and understand the bigger picture of oil and gas through the lens of pumpjacks, pipelines and projects. RNC 2019 concluded with a happy hour at Saint Arnolds Brewery.



RNC 2018 Highlights

From Planning to Profit - an Expose in Agile Energy Careers


RNC 2018, held at ExxonMobil on July 12th, was a smashing success. Over 300 attendees poured into the large and beautiful auditorium to learn about the disciplines that contribute to bringing hydrocarbons from ground to market. Thirty speakers ranging from extraction to exports educated and interacted with the audience, discussing topics such as entrepreneurship, the three main sectors—Upstream, Midstream, and Downstream, as well as energy law, business development, geology, and many more. Our agenda included three executive, individual speakers in the morning (VP’s and a CEO) from Oil and Gas Operators (Exxon, Shell, and Talos Energy); a senior panel that covered the three main sectors with individuals whose backgrounds spanned geology, HSE, and consulting; an afternoon yp panel with four aspiring professionals; and finally our interactive roundtable sessions with 20 influential leaders discussing how their disciplines contribute along the chain. We concluded the day with a Social in the Heights. Approximately 165 people, both speakers and attendees, enjoyed beverages and finger foods while networking and discussing what they learned from the event.




RNC 2017 Highlights

Innovative Solutions in the Evolving Energy Industry


The theme of is Innovative Solutions in the Evolving Energy Industry. Our keynote speaker is R.A. Walker, CEO, and Chairman of Anadarko Petroleum Corporation. RNC 2017 gave our 340 attendees a first-hand perspective on what it is like to work at an operator or service company. We had five influential women in oil and gas on a panel discussion covering drilling, completions, production, reservoir, information technology and service quality in Oil & Gas companies. Our second session was a roundtable discussion with successful individuals in an interactive career session. People enjoyed networking and interacting with our speakers. Finally, we concluded with a 2030 energy outlook – the future of our industry.


 340 attendees, 8 female speakers, 8 male speaker, 20 volunteers. 





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