June 13, 2008


The YP Annual Roughneck Camp is a one day conference focused on networking and introducing new professionals, interns, and local college students to the industry. Typically, the main presentation at Roughneck Camp consists of a senior professional giving an overview of his or her experiences within the industry and SPE.  In addition, several breakout sessions including hands-on demonstrations are held throughout the day where the participants are exposed to different technologies related to the oilfield. Every year, one classroom plays a game of Oilfield Pictionary where we divide the group into two competing teams and review industry vocabulary in an enjoyable way.  Side topics in the past have included pursuing different types of careers within the industry, traveling abroad, and even graduate education while working. Roughneck Camp is a great way to learn about oil industry while having fun.
Kevin D. Lacy, BP Americas
Vice President of Drillings and Completions in the Gulf of Mexico

Kevin D. Lacy is the Vice President of Drillings and Completions in the Gulf of Mexico for BP where he is also responsible for the HSSE staff. Previous to that, he held a number of positions within Chevron Texaco, completing his career there as the Principal Advisor for Well Engineering and Operations and being responsible for the global drilling function regarding staffing , employee development, best practices and common processes, and safety performance. He attended The University of Tulsa, where he graduated with honors in 1980, with a Bachelor's of Science degree in petroleum engineering. He went on to earn a MBA from the University of California at Berkeley in 1989. In 2002 he was named to the University of Tulsa Engineering Hall of Fame.

Susan Rosenbaum, Schlumberger
Director of Technical Communities and Knowledge Management

Susan Rosenbaum has a BA in Mathematics from the University of Texas at Austin and an M.S. in Computer Science (College of Engineering) from the University of Texas at Arlington. She has been working at Schlumberger for over 18 years in a variety of technical and management positions. Having worked in several business segments within Schlumberger, she has developed a broad knowledge of expertise as to both business and technical needs in the oil & gas industry. Rosenbaum is currently the Director of Technical Communities and Knowledge Management, overseeing the communities of practice of the technical disciplines in Schlumberger as well as managing Schlumberqer's technical career ladder. In addition, she runs a "virtual" team of representatives from across Schlumberqer's business which is focused on the key knowledge management challenges within the organization.

Managing the First Five Years of your Career in the Oilfield
- Specialists or Generalist
- Depth or Breath of Expertise
- Differentiating Yourself
- Technical or Managerial
- Networking

1) Susan Howes, Horizons Program Manager, Chevron
2) Natalia Kalitynska, Land Analyst, Shell
3) Anissa Sorola, Production Engineer, Apache
4) Greg Kubala, Chemistry Metier Manager, Schlumberger
7:30am      Breakfast
8:00am      Safety Orientation and Ice Breaker
8:30am      Keynote Speaker, Susan Rosenbaum
9:00am      Coffee Break
9:15am      Breakout Sessions #1 and #2
11:30am    Lunch and Exhibit Hall
12:45pm   Breakout Sessions #3 and #4
3:15pm     Panel Discussion
4:30pm     Keynote Speaker, Kevin Lacy
5:00pm     Closing Remarks followed by Social Event
                 Two Rows Restaurant and Brewery in Rice Village 

Featured Speakers





Mohan Panga

Date and Time

Fri, June 13, 2008

8 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
(GMT-0600) US/Central

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