Oct. 11, 2005


Description

            Kerr-McGee has announced that China is its new core area, and is moving aggressively to demonstrate its value.  This includes producing first oil five months ahead of schedule from its Bohai Bay project, one of the most complex drilling programs the company has undertaken. 
            Mr. Verm will share insights about how Kerr-McGee managed the technical, operational and cultural challenges of developing the Bohai Bay project.  These challenges range from managing personnel with local and international experience to maximize operational effectiveness to using techniques like Extended Reach Drilling and floating casing to improve project economics and stay ahead of schedule.  They extend logistical difficulties of getting equipment in place on time, on top of the usual challenges of offshore projects.
Please register early online in order to facilitate the Northside study group to better plan and streamline the luncheon. Walk-ins will be accepted on a space available basis. Please arrive early, walk-ins are seated on a first come/first serve basis. Meals begin being served at 11:20, the presentation begins at 11:50.  There will be 10-15 minutes allowed for questions afterward.  Thank You

Featured Speakers

Speaker Michael L. Verm
Vice President Kerr-McGee China Petroleum Limited             Michael L. Verm is Vice President of Kerr-McGee China Petroleum Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of Kerr-McGee Corporation.  Mr. Verm received a bachelor’s degree in petroleum engineering from Texas A&M in 1980 and an M.B.A. from Oklahoma City University in 1993.              Mr. …

Vice President
Kerr-McGee China Petroleum Limited

            Michael L. Verm is Vice President of Kerr-McGee China Petroleum Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of Kerr-McGee Corporation.  Mr. Verm received a bachelor’s degree in petroleum engineering from Texas A&M in 1980 and an M.B.A. from Oklahoma City University in 1993. 

            Mr. Verm began his career in the oil and gas industry with Kerr-McGee in 1980 as a Gulf of Mexico operations engineer in Morgan City, La.  During his 24 years with the company, he has been promoted to a number of positions with increasing responsibilities, including E&P business services manager in Oklahoma City; production manager of Kerr-McGee Canada Ltd. in Calgary; engineering manager of Kerr-McGee U.K. Ltd. in London; asset manager of Kerr-McGee U.K. Ltd. in Aberdeen, Scotland; and director of China operations.  Mr. Verm was named to his current position in May 2004.

            Mr. Verm is a Texas Registered Professional Engineer.  He is a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers and has served as the society’s section chairman in London and as a section officer in Oklahoma City and in Beijing, China.   

            Mr. Verm, his wife, Joan, have three children.  They live in Beijing.

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Organizer

Jason Baihly


Date and Time

Tue, Oct. 11, 2005

11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
(GMT-0600) US/Central

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Location

Greenspoint Club

16925 Northchase
Houston, Texas