April 18, 2019


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Agenda:
  • Introduction to SPE, Gulf Coast Section STEM Scholarships, oil and gas careers
  • A Typical Day in the Life of an Oil & Gas Environmental Professional
  • Marathon Oil’s Malaria Eradication Program in Equatorial Guinea
    This event is not open to the public.

 

Jeanne Perdue will give an overview of the Society of Petroleum Engineers, showing the global demographics and mission of the organization. She will also describe different types of jobs in the petroleum industry and the qualifications needed to apply for them, along with several scholarships available to help students earn those credential

Kathleen Sauve's topic is titled 'Improving Public Health Through Malaria Control. When Marathon Oil started operating on Bioko Island, Equatorial Guinea, off the cost of West Africa more than 15 years ago, the Company immediately recognized the devastating health and economic impact of the malaria epidemic on the community. The Company joined with the Government of Equatorial Guinea and other operators in a bold partnership that has reduced malaria transmission by 78 percent, reduced under 5 child mortality by 85 percent, and saved thousands of lives.

Nina R. McAfee will talk about 'A Typical Day in the Life of and Oil and Gas Environmental Professional'. Nina has been working in the environmental career field for over 30 years and will discuss the different stages she has gone through as her career changed and progressed.  After starting full time employment at 17 for an oil and gas corporation, to senior level Leadership managing teams of environmental professionals, Nina has been employed in almost every aspect of the environmental profession and will discuss “a typical day” for several of the stages of her career. The discussion will begin with her early career and a typical day in the field in which she will also discuss some of barriers she overcame being a young female in the “oil patch”.  Next, the discussion will focus on working in an office setting as part of a team and some of the areas that an environmental professional can concentrate on or become a subject matter expert (SME) on such as regulations, program development, science based research, etc. Lastly, she will discuss management and leading environmental teams and the high and low points of being in management.  If time allows, Nina can discuss her future plans and preparing for the next stage as an environmental professional.


Featured Speakers

Speaker: Kathy Suave (Marathon Oil)
Speaker Kathy Suave (Marathon Oil)

Kathleen A. Sauvé is manager of Stakeholder and Community Engagement for Marathon Oil Corporation. In this role, she has responsibility for managing the Company’s sustainability efforts, Corporate stakeholder engagement strategy, social investments and the employee political action committee.


Speaker: Jeanne Perdue (Occidental Oil and Gas)
Speaker Jeanne Perdue (Occidental Oil and Gas)
Jeanne M. Perdue, Occidental Oil and Gas Jeanne Perdue received a BS degree in Chemistry from the State University of New York at Albany. She started her career as a chemist at the Texaco Research Laboratories in Bellaire, where she did core analysis and heavy oil analysis. She later conducted ...

Jeanne M. Perdue, Occidental Oil and Gas


Jeanne Perdue received a BS degree in Chemistry from the State University of New York at Albany. She started her career as a chemist at the Texaco Research Laboratories in Bellaire, where she did core analysis and heavy oil analysis. She later conducted research and literature searches at the Texaco Library – before Google was invented. Perdue then became an oil and gas journalist, covering drilling and information technology for Hart's E&P magazine and launching Upstream Technology magazine, which won local and international awards from the Society for Technical Communication. She is now a technical writer at Occidental Petroleum, preparing field development plans, maintenance and operations procedures, best practices, and concession proposals for the Middle East Support Team.


 A Distinguished Member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers, Perdue has served as Scholarship Chair, Community Services Chair, Membership Chair, Secretary, and Chair of the Gulf Coast Section. Today she serves on the Distinguished Lecturer Committee and as Chair of the Distinguished Service Award Committee. She has also served as a technical editor and Review Chairman for the SPE Reservoir Engineering journal and was instrumental in getting SPE papers digitized for searching on CD-ROM, which has since become OnePetro.org. Perdue was elected to the Alief ISD school board in the 90’s and was president of the Alief ISD Education Foundation for 10 years. Today she serves on the board of the HCC Foundation and the UH Petroleum Engineering Advisory Board.

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Speaker: Nina McAfee, REM, CSP (Kinder Morgan)
Speaker Nina McAfee, REM, CSP (Kinder Morgan)
Nina R. McAfee is a Health Safety and Environmental (HSE) Manager with more than 30 years experience in the Oil and Gas Upstream, Midstream and Field Services Industries. Nina brings a record of achievement and demonstrated success in managing global HSE programs. In her most current role with Kinder Morgan, ...

Nina R. McAfee is a Health Safety and Environmental (HSE) Manager with more than 30 years experience in the Oil and Gas Upstream, Midstream and Field Services Industries.


Nina brings a record of achievement and demonstrated success in managing global HSE programs. In her most current role with Kinder Morgan, she manages the Environmental Compliance Team for the Pacific Region Products Pipelines Asset providing leadership and strategic direction for developing and implementing programs to comply with specific environmental regulations as they applied to operational areas. Before joining Kinder Morgan, Nina held leadership positions at two major Upstream Exploration and Production Companies and an Oil field Service Company managing a diverse range of functions including environmental, safety, health, radiation, hazardous materials, compliance and regulatory issues. The main focus of Nina’s career has been to identify compliance points within operations and ensure business practices are align with regulatory requirements while managing risks.


Nina holds a Bachelor of Science and a Master’s of Science in Environmental Management from the University of Maryland. She is a Registered Environmental Manager (REM) and a Certified Safety Professional (CSP).


She is a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers, National Registry of Environmental Professionals (NREPhttps://www.bcsp.org/">), Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP) and the American Society of Safety Professionals


 

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Organizer

Richard Murphy, SPE


Date and Time

Thu, April 18, 2019

7:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
(GMT-0500) US/Central


Location

Dulles High School

5550 Dulles Ave
Sugar Land, TX 77478