Young Professionals: Fifty Years of Drilling

Speaker Fred Holmes
President (former) Western Oil Corp. Fred Holmes is former president of Holmes Western Oil Corp., Western Drilling, and Western Well Service, all based in Taft, Calif.   Employment    Holmes started working part-time in the California oil fields in 1957 for Western Well Service.  A third generation independent oil producer, Holmes ...

President (former)
Western Oil Corp.

Fred Holmes is former president of Holmes Western Oil Corp., Western Drilling, and Western Well Service, all based in Taft, Calif.

 

Employment

   Holmes started working part-time in the California oil fields in 1957 for Western Well Service.  A third generation independent oil producer, Holmes grew up on the family oil lease.  Western Well Service was started in 1943 by his father.  Both Western Drilling and Holmes Western Oil Corp. started up in the 1980s.

 

Associations

   Holmes has been active in the California Independent Producers Association, Independent Oil Producers Association, Association of Energy Service Companies, American Association of Drilling Engineers, and the West Kern Oil Museum.

Full Description

Don’t miss this opportunity to hear a third generation oilman speak on his diverse career in which he started out as a roustabout crewman and rig hand working his way to build his own operating company comprised of nearly 200 employees, recently acquired by Key Energy for approximately $53 million. 

 

Organizer Caleb Bynum

When?

Tue, Oct. 20, 2009
6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. US/Central

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Chevron Building - Auditorium (1st Floor)
1500 Louisiana St.
Houston, TX 77002

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