Mentors

Highly accomplished members have volunteered to mentor young professionals and students. Anyone seeking a mentor can search the list of volunteer PiF Mentors below and reach out to the mentor through their LinkedIn profile.  Then arrange to meet perhaps at a training session to strike up natural and lasting friendships that are win-win.

Guidelines for Mentors*

• What is expected of a Mentor? 
– Communicate with your mentee at least one or two times per month through in person meetings and/or email, telephone, Skype or other forms of social media
– Your role as a mentor is to inspire, encourage, and support your mentee and to contribute to his/her professional and personal development

• What do mentors typically share with mentees?
– Professional experience
– Industry trends
– Advice for defining and reaching goals
– Job interview tips and resume reviews for students
– Recommendations for additional education or development
– Academic guidance for students

• Mentors do not typically provide mentees:
– Supplemental tutoring with school projects, papers and research
– Internships or job offers
– Technical consulting

* Guidelines for Pay-it-Forward Mentoring Program follow best practices from SPE eMentoring Program in a fit-for-purpose fashion

Guidelines for Mentees*

• What is expected of a Mentee?
– Communicate with your mentor one or two times per month in person and/or by email, telephone, Skype or other forms of social media
– Take a proactive role in shaping the relationship
– Communicate what you want from the mentoring relationship, including your goals and aspirations
– Be open and honest with your mentor about your strengths and weaknesses
– Set aside time for the mentoring process and keep all scheduled appointments with your mentor
– Put your time with your mentor to good use by planning topics ahead of the meeting / call
– Respond to your mentor’s feedback in a timely manner

Name:Tag Line:Nearest Major Location:Discipline #1:Discipline #2:Function #1:Function #2:Key words
Terry ReedSupply Chain Manager/ConsultantHoustonManagementSupply ChainPurchasing
Griffin SmithOilfield Chemistry Problem SolverHoustonReservoirResearch and Development
Gary AlthoffGlobal Product Development Manager – Formation Evaluation, Wellbore Placement, Telemetry and ApplicationsHoustonDrillingProject ManagementProduct DevelopmentProgram Management | Product Manager/Champion | Project Manager | Product Development | Technology Engineering Manager | Global Experience | Problem Solver | Team Builder | Decision Maker | System Design | System Integration | Multi-discipline Technical Knowledge & Experience | Downhole Tool Design | Formation Evaluation | Drilling Systems | Surface Data & Application Systems | Research & Development (R&D) | Sustaining Engineering | LifeCycle Management | Idealization to Commercialization | Innovative |Disruptive Solutions | Oil Field Environment | Training
Tarek GhaziGeoscience Software and Data Management SolutiuonsHoustonGeologyIT/Data ManagementManagementSubject Matter Expertise, SME, Testing, Training, Customer Support, Technical Sales, Demos
Selim HannanReservoir engineer/Upstream technical advisorHoustonEngineerFinanceEngineerSimulations
Hanh Ngoopen, subsea engineer, project managerHoustonEngineerManagementDesign EngineerFacilities/ConstructionProject Management, Grant Writing, Product Development, HSE, QAQC, Subsea Engineering, Facilities Management, Installation, Construction, Design/Build, EPC Engineering Procurement Construction, FEED Front End Engineering Design, Alternative and Renewable Energy, Solar, Wind, Turbine, Public Infrastructure, Water, Wastewater, Sanitary Sewer Systems, Systems Engineering, Hyperloop Advanced Research Partnership, Transportation, Mobility, Startups
Alex OrtizWell Completions Business ProfessionalHoustonManagementBusinessBusiness DevelopmentOperationsWell Completions, Upstream, Operations, Business Development, Product Management, Project Management
Rajan RekhiConsultantHoustonEngineeringProject ManagementEngineerManagementfacilities engineer, structural engineer, engineering manager, project manager
Walt LaflinDirector of EngineeringHoustonEngineeringManagementDesign EngineerProduct Development
Debra McCallManufacturing Operations Manager and Chemical EngineerHoustonEngineeringManufacturingManagementManufacturingchemicals, manufacturing, chemical engineering, upstream, fracturing, completions, cementing, management, operations, process engineering
Marcia JonesProject ManagerHoustonProject ManagementIT/Data ManagementProject ManagerSoftware
Tad BostickBusiness Development and Technology CommercializationHoustonCompletionsProductionProduct DevelopmentBusiness DevelopmentCompletions, Production, Monitoring, Data, Digital, Sensing, Sensors, Fiber, Optic, Management, Technology, Development, Business, HTHP, HPHT, Operations
Oluwatosin OladejiPetroleum Engineer/SupervisorCalgaryCompletionsManagementEngineerManagementPetroleum Engineer, Subsurface Engineer, Supervisor, Drilling, Completions, Workover, Well Integrity
Angel CallejonPetroleum Systems Assessment ExpertHoustonGeoscienceChemistryOther (explain)Data Analytics
Tekin KuntProduct ManagerHoustonManagementProductionProduct ManagerSoftwareEnergy Value Chain Software Agile Development Production Optimization Software Management
Bob PearsonConsultantCalgaryEngineeringCompletionsDesign EngineerOperationsPeer Reviews, Development Concepts, Production Optimization, Unconventional Projects, Completions, Training
John BagzisConsultantHoustonCompletionsProductionEngineerOperation
Maggie DalthorpGeologist Manager A&D AnalystHoustonGeoscienceBusinessAsset ManagerBusiness DevelopmentTechnical Evaluations /Development and Exploitation / Business Development / Unconventional and Conventional Plays/ Resource Planning / Partnerships / Program Management / Sequence Stratigraphy / Risk & Competitive Analysis / Environmental Studies / Communication / Gov‰Ûªt Relations
Eno AkpaninyangPetroleum EngineerHoustonProductionReservoirEngineerAsset ManagerForecasting, Well performance, Reserves, Risk analysis, Economics
Jean Hugh FillacierGeoscientist/ Operational ExcellenceHoustonExploration & DevlopmentIT/Data ManagementCustomer ServiceData AnalyticsGeoscience/Software/Data Management/Data Science & analytics/field production and asset optimization
George BastaReservoir EngineerEgyptReservoirEngineeringEngineerBusiness Development
Rodrigo SerranoDrilling Application EngineerHoustonEngineeringDrillingEngineerData AnalyticsData Analyst, VBA, R, Advance Excel, Technical Sales, Project Engineer
Doug HavlikO & G Software РSales and ITHoustonIT/Data ManagementOperationsAccount ManagerSoftwareaccount management, analysis, C-suite appointments, C-suite communication, client retention, closing, delivery oversight, effective verbal and written communication of complex messages, forecasting, farmer, key account management, MS CRM, MS Excel, negotiation, networking, opportunity development, prospecting, relationship management, renewal, RFP response, sales experience winning deals ranging in transaction size from $10K to over $600K, sales pipeline building, sales quoting, Salesforce.com CRM, Sandler Training (sales), Siebel, team selling (including sales engineering), Industrial IoT and mobile application provider enabling the digital oilfield. Through its Enalysis䋢, Enbase䋢 and Fieldlink䋢 product lines, Detechtion offers solutions for chemical injection, compression, and other production operations. These products and services span telematics, monitoring, control, predictive analytics, visualization and integration with other systems, engineering design and analysis services, Multidisciplinary Design Exploration РTo stay ahead in the innovation race, engineers need to be able to quickly predict the outcome of design changes on the real-world performance of their product. Together, multidisciplinary simulation and design exploration help engineers discover better designs, faster, integrated systems and security management solutions that empower IT organizations with the knowledge and ability necessary to assure IT service
Kelly JacksonPresident/CEO AKOS Energy ServicesCalgaryOther (explain)CompletionsManagementOperationsFIber Optics
James Rodgerson2812214085HoustonCompletionsEngineeringDesign EngineerOther (explain)Completions Field Supervision, Training and Mentoring, Multi-Stage Horizontal Completions hardware selection and implementation, Advanced Log Analysis, Project Management and Support, Perforating ‰ÛÒ Design and Implementation, Fiber Optic (DAS/DTS) analysis and deployment, Real-time bottom-hole pressure analysis and history matching, Post job and DFIT pressure analysis, Well Control Certification, Product Champion of the Excape Completion Process, Hydraulic Fracture Stimulation Design Software, Simulation and history matching, Production History Matching, Gohfer, Meyer, FracPro, StimPlan, Well View, Predict-K, RPI (Reservoir Analysis Tool used in production History matching), PowerLog, Log Analysis Software, NNLap, Log Analysis Software
Roy LuckStaff GeologistHoustonGeologyExploration & DevelopmentSimulationsEngineerGeology, Reservoir Simulation, Field Development Planning, Petrophysics, Geophysics, Reservoir Engineering, New Business Development, Opportunity Screening
Angel Callejon2818108795HoustonGeoscienceExploration & DevelopmentOther (explain)Research and DevelopmentGeology, geochemistry, data analytics, exploration, unconventionals, source rock, reservoir management