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The 2018 OEC Executive Speaker Series Luncheons continue Monday, April 23 at the
Petroleum Club. The speaker will be Roddie Mackenzie who is Vice President, Marketing and
Contracts, Transocean Ltd. Topic will be: Better times ahead turning focus to sustainable
environment in which to conduct business.
Before being named to his current position in 2017, Mr. Mackenzie served as Managing
Director, Business Development and Strategic Accounts, and previously as Marketing Director
with increasing roles of responsibility in the United States, France, and Dubai. He brings 20
years of industry experience, and prior to his time in Marketing Mr. Mackenzie served in various
operational and project roles around the globe, starting his career at Transocean as a rig-based
engineer in 1997. He has worked on all manner of drilling rigs in Algeria, Nigeria, Cameroon,
Angola, Brazil, and the US Gulf of Mexico.
Mr. Mackenzie graduated from the Harvard Business School Advanced Management
Program in 2016 and received his bachelor's degree from the University of Strathclyde in Civil
Engineering with Environmental Studies in 1997.
Executive Speaker Series Luncheons begin at 11:30 a.m. with registration and networking.
Tickets are $50 per person or $500 for a table of ten. At the time of publication sponsors include
Apache, BP, Noble Energy, NOV, Schlumberger, Shell, TechnipFMC and Transocean.
Sponsorships are still available. Sponsors receive a premium table for ten at each luncheon,
recognition on event signage, registration materials and in the quarterly newsletter, The Star. If
you are interested in becoming a sponsor, please contact Rhonda Bean at 713-840-1753.
The next Executive Speaker Series Luncheon will be held on Monday, July 30.
EXECUTIVE SPEAKER SERIESMonday, April 23, 201811:30 A.M. 1:00 P.M.Petroleum Club - The Total Plaza -1201 Louisiana Street, 35th floor - Houston, TX 77002
GUEST EXECUTIVE SPEAKER:
Roddie Mackenzie Vice President, Marketing and Contracts, Transocean Ltd.
Topic: Better times ahead turning focus to sustainable environment in which to conduct business.
Sponsors to date:
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L iving Legacies are those who are true leaders in their companies and in the oil and natural gas industry. These are leaderswho have created a lasting legacy for the next generation through their hard work, dedication and contributions.In 2016, the Offshore Energy Center (OEC) began the Living Legacy Campaign to support the OECs outstanding and award
winning Educational Outreach Programs. The OEC, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, is the leader in educational programs for
our industry. The Offshore Energy Center would like to recognize our newest donor who has donated generously to the OEC Living
Legacy campaign: Galen & Kathy Cobb.In the past five years, the Ocean Star Offshore Drilling Rig Museum and the education outreach programs have impacted more
than 1,000,000 students and teachers! This is our industrys future! Many of these children would never be exposed to the
materials that we provide for their educational experience. We are grateful to all of our Living Legacies for their generosity and
Al & Betty Ann Baker Clarence & Margaret Cazalot Galen & Kathy Cobb
Chuck & Nancy Davidson The James C. and Teresa K. Day Foundation Neil & Marianne DuffinKen & Kim LeSuer Jack & Debbie Moore Duane & Kimberly Radtke
If you are interested in participating in the OECs Living Legacy program, we welcome your support. Your gift will be restricted
for use for the education outreach programs. You will be recognized on a plaque at the Ocean Star Offshore Drilling Rig Museum& Education Center for your generous contribution in funding OEC energy education efforts that have been recognized as one of
the best in educating the next generation. If you have any questions or would like additional information about the Living Legacy
campaign, please contact Rhonda Bean at the Offshore Energy Center at 281-783-1425 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
SAVE THE DATEThe Offshore Energy Center will hold its 21st Annual Ocean Star Gala
this year on Saturday, September 15, 2018 at the Westin Galleria hotel. AnOcean Star Gala Steering Committee Kick-Off Breakfast is being planned.
This will be a spectacular evening that you do not want to miss!
The OEC SOCIETY hosted the third Women WithEnergy Summit on March 27 at the Junior League ofHouston. OEC SOCIETY Chairman, Joy Hall was theMaster Of Ceremony and opened the event thanking the sponsors, presenters and attendees.
A very special thank you to Schlumbergerwho generously sponsored the Women withEnergy Summit.
This dynamic event connected and provided over 200attendees within the offshore and energy industries with aunique professional development afternoon with energy leaderson the rise. The panelists and topics related to momentumwith project development, hiring, industry trends and positiveenergy through communication styles for the advancement ofcareers for women in the oil and gas industry.
The event began promptly at 11:15 with lunch followedby the first panel that was entitled Energy Leaders.Schlumbergers Paula McCann Harris moderated the panelwhich consisted of Linda Ibrahim, Vice President Tax andGovernment Compliance, Vantage Drilling; Karen Davis,Manager Marine Assurance, ConocoPhillips; CarrieLockhart, Sr. VP US Offshore Development, Statoil andDenise Cox, President, Storm Energy & President-Elect,American Association Petroleum Geologists.
Janet H. Moore, Director Communication Program,Jesse H. Jones Graduate School of Business at Rice University
lead a Positive Energy Exercise.Her enthusiastic presentationincluded strategies for bettercommunicat ion, exuding confidence and tips on publicspeaking.
A second panel, Energy Revival, was moderatedby Libby Cheney, Chief Operating Officer, Cheney EnergyPartners, LLC. The panelists were Randall Luthi, President,NOIA; Renee Klimczak, Managing Director, GalwayGroup and James Parr, Consultant.
The final panel of the day, Energy Networks was moderated by Terry Bonno, Sr. VP Marketing, Transocean.The four panelists were Elizabeth Simenstad, Founder &Editor, Sea Sisters.org; Ally Cedeno, Founder, WomenOffshore.org; Katie Mehnert, CEO & Founder, Pink Petroand Kara Byrne, President, Womens Energy Network Houston.
Thank you to the following companies who were tablesponsors: Apache, BP, ExxonMobil , SBM Offshore ,She l l , St a to i l , TechnipFMC, Tidewater andTransocean.
A special thank you to our Partners: Anadarko,ConocoPhillips, Lean In Energy, Pink Petro, Raba Kistner Inc., Sea Sisters, Society of Professional Women in Petroleum, Womens Energy Network and WomenOffshore.
Schlumbergers Paula Harris(Moderator) introduces theEnergy Leaders panelists (left to right) Carrie Lockhart(Statoil), Denise Cox (StormEnergy) and Karen Davis(ConocoPhillips). Panelist Linda Ibrahim (Vantage Drilling)was not yet seated when thisphoto was taken.
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Moderator Libby Cheney (Cheney Energy Partners) with panelists Randall Luthi (NOIA), Renee Klimczak (Galway Group)
and James Parr (Consultant)
Linda Ibrahim (Vantage Drilling), Bob Warren (IADC/OEC Board member)and Leesa Teel (IADC)
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Itoro Meshioye (Oceaneering)and Moji Badru
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Kathy Pattillo (Boxley Group), Joy Hall (OEC SOCIETY Chairman) andLibby Cheney (Cheney Energy Partners)
Kippi Cleavinger and Shelli Larson (both with SBM Offshore)visit with Katie Mehnert (Pink Petro)
(Left to right) Master of Ceremony Joy Hall (ConocoPhillips) with the
ladies of Tidewater - Darlene McKeever,Marilu Sutherland, Amelia Xu,
Jackie Caporella, Cheryl Porter and in the back row, Lauren Gomez.
Karen Ma (Tudor Pickering Holt & Co.)and Dr. Shawn Simmons (ExxonMobil)check out OECs Mobile Oilfield LearningUnit (MOLU) that