SPE Gulf Coast Section Awards Banquet

Speaker Commissioner Victor G. Carrillo
Chairman Texas Railroad Commission A native of Abilene, Texas, Victor Carrillo joined the Texas Railroad Commission in February 2003 when Governor Rick Perry appointed him to fill the unexpired term of Tony Garza who became U.S. Ambassador to Mexico. Carrillo currently serves as Chairman of the agency.   He was also ...

Chairman
Texas Railroad Commission


A native of Abilene, Texas, Victor Carrillo joined the Texas Railroad Commission in February 2003 when Governor Rick Perry appointed him to fill the unexpired term of Tony Garza who became U.S. Ambassador to Mexico. Carrillo currently serves as Chairman of the agency.   He was also Chairman of the Governor’s Texas Energy Planning Council that created a comprehensive energy plan for the State of Texas . At the moment, Chairman Carrillo serves on a variety of boards including:




  • Chairman of the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Advisory Committee to the U.S. Secretary of the Interior


  • Former Vice Chairman of the Interstate Oil and Gas Compact Commission (IOGCC)


  • America's Energy Coast (AEC) Honorary Leadership Council


  • Member, Committee on Gas, of the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC). 


  • Board of Advisors of the Texas Journal of Oil, Gas & Energy Law at the University of Texas School of Law.



Much of Carrillo’s education and professional experience relate to oil and gas exploration and production. He has a B.S. degree in geology from Hardin-Simmons University and a M.S. degree in geology from Baylor University. In 1988, he joined Amoco Production Company in Houston as a petroleum geophysicist where he gained experience in the full spectrum of oil and gas exploration and production activities.



From 1990-1994, while working professionally for Amoco by day, Victor attended the University of Houston Law Center at night, earning his law degree in 1994 with an emphasis in environmental and oil and gas law. From 1994-96, Victor worked as an energy attorney at the General Land Office where he advised the land commissioner on oil and gas, environmental, and general government issues.



Victor and his wife, Joy, have been married 24 years. They are blessed with three daughters. Hispanic Business Magazine has named Carrillo to its list of the 100 Most Influential Hispanics in the United States.


Full Description

Although hydrocarbon resources are still abundant, an ever increasing pace of investment and technology will be required to extract and bring these resources to market.  To meet this challenge, the oil and gas industry must continue to attract and develop the brightest minds in engineering, recognizing that the students of today will be the authors of the next chapter in our industry. With Texas playing such a crucial role in the energy industry, it’s important to drill responsibility. With that in mind, the Texas Railroad Commission oversees the oil and gas, pipeline and surface mining industries.  

Plan to attend an inspirational evening where we will celebrate the multi-faceted achievements of several generations of superstars in the energy industry.

The audience will include:

  • SPE-Gulf Coast Section Scholarship and Houston SPE Auxiliary winners, who are high school seniors planning to pursue engineering degrees, and their parents;
  • SPE-Gulf Coast Section Scholarship renewals, who are petroleum engineering majors who are current college students, and their parents;
  • SPE-GCS special award winners from the Science Engineering Fair of Houston in the Chemistry, Physics, Engineering, Earth & Space Science, and Environmental Science, who are middle school and high school students, and their parents and teacher;
  • SPE-GCS Scholarship winners for the Communities in School Houston program, a program for “at risk”  high school seniors, and their parents;
  • SPE-GCS Young Professionals Board members, who are SPE members with less than 10 years industry experience. The YP Board was designed to identify and develop future leaders for SPE, to recognize and affirm the leadership potential of young members and to strengthen SPE through YP initiatives;
  • SPE-GCS Legion of Honor members, who have 50 years of SPE membership;
  • SPE Auxiliary members, which is the SPE spouses’ organization;
  • Various winners of SPE section and regional awards who will be recognized for volunteerism; and
  • SPE members and their spouses.


SPE-GCS is requesting that companies sponsor tables at the banquet.  This sponsorship will entitle the sponsor company to two seats at a table and a marquee on that table.  The sponsor company will also be recognized in the program for their contribution to the evening.  The cost for sponsoring a table will be $550 donated to the SPE-GCS, a non-profit organization.

Thank you to the 2009 Awards Banquet table sponsors: Anadarko, BHP Billiton, Devon, Chevron, Quantum Energy, V&M, Southwestern, Shell, Schlumberger, National Oilwell Varco, Pinnacle and ExxonMobil. Without their support, the event would not have been such a huge success.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

**Valet Parking at the Rice Hotel will be $10.00.

**Garage Parking (Enter on Travis Street) in Chase Contract Parking will be $5.00.

Organizer Kim Tran

When?

Tue, May. 18, 2010
6 p.m. - 10 p.m. US/Central

How Much?

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Where?

Rice Hotel
909 Texas Avenue
Houston, Texas 77002
USA

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