Drilling Triple-Header, "Pay-it-Forward Training"
Drilling Triple-Header, "Pay-it-Forward Training"

Drilling Triple-Header, "Pay-it-Forward Training"

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KCPCH: Korean-American Central Presbyterian Church of Houston

14311 Park Row Houston, TX 77084

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Hello Pay-it-Forward Network,

You are invited to attend this free training seminar. "Pay-it-Forward Training" program is created to help and encourage the in-transition community. Highly qualified members and guests have volunteered to share their expertise so that we may continue to learn and stay engaged through our own career transition.

PLEASE FORWARD and SHARE THIS EVENT on other social media so that others may find and benefit from attending this PiF session, everyone is welcome. All events are on www.eventbrite.com.

The “Pay-it-Forward Training” attracts working and non-working professionals alike to foster an environment of continuous learning where working and non-working professionals commingle in the hopes that talents find openings.

All “Pay-it-Forward Programs” are run 100% by volunteers and zero overhead with the sole purpose of helping and encouraging the in-transition community through opportunities to train, learn and network. Active participation by members prepares them to be the sharpest candidate in the market.



Volunteer trainer: Todd Fox, Vice President Southern U.S. Operations, Nabors

Title: "Overview of Modern Drilling Rig Technology and Capabilities"

Abstract: Overview of the current state of the domestic and international oil and gas drilling environment including rig types, well types, and technologies used to drill the most advanced wells in the world.

Todd currently oversees Nabors U.S. Southern drilling operations which include Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, Louisiana, and U.S. Offshore. He has held various roles in his 12 years with Nabors including Vice President Engineering, Area Manager- Wyoming, Area Manager- Colorado, and Project Manager. Todd holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology and was formerly a U.S. Naval Officer.

Training Category: Drilling, Exploration


Volunteer Trainer: Stephen Pink, Services Director for US and Canada, NOV

Title: "Closed Loop Drilling Automation"

Abstract: NOV employs a closed-loop drilling system which feeds high-speed data from drilling into state-of-the-art autonomous rig controls. These controls optimize the well construction process and allow improved decision making using real-time analytics. Higher levels of performance and efficiency can be gained out of entire rig fleets. In this presentation, Mr. Stephen Pink will explain the technical and commercial benefits of this innovative drilling automation in the current tough economic environment.

Following service in Her Majesty’s Royal Navy and completing a BSc in Geology, Stephen J. Pink joined the Oil Industry in 1997. From 1997 to 2012, positions as a Mudlogging Geologist, MWD Field Engineer and General Field Engineer took him to over 35 countries from North Africa to Southeast Asia to North America. He has specialized in all aspects of reservoir evaluation, petrophysics, advanced drilling dynamics, surveying and directional drilling. In 2012 Stephen’s career and experience led him to National Oilwell Varco. Based in Dubai UAE, his team delivered integrated drilling solutions and optimization plans to NOV’s clients. Stephen relocated to Houston, Texas in December 2015 and as Services Director he is currently responsible for all Drilling Automation and Optimization operations in the USA and Canada for NOV Dynamic Drilling Solutions.

Training Category: Drilling, Drilling Automation


Volunteer Trainer: Tammy Hinojos, Director Client Services at ETECH International

Title: "Real Value from Real Time Drilling Data"

Abstract: The VuMax system is designed specifically for converting real-time and historical drilling data into a visual displays of actual operations. VuMax is ideal for monitoring, alarming, operational performance analysis and drilling optimization of all the wells drilled by your organization.

VuMax assists the operator in quickly visualizing and analyzing critical drill floor information, which results in proactive decision making, more efficient operations, and most importantly, cost controls.
The system has the ability to monitor 100’s of live wells simultaneously, from any WITSML source worldwide. And most importantly, the data resides in your office for use in future operations.

Tammy is a career Oilfield Professional. She began her career at 17 working for Shell in Hobbs, NM as a Production Clerk. Throughout the past 33 years she has worn many hats. Tam as her friends and colleagues know her, has spent a lifetime engaging a vast network of contacts and developing life-long relationships. She is happiest when standing in front of a room full of eager engineers, training them in the use of the software tools in which she is an expert. Currently, she is Director of Client Services for ETECH International where she is responsible for client development, training, and support programs, in addition to developing, implementing, installing, and maintaining real-time drilling and completions software protocols for numerous oil and gas operators and service companies. Tammy is mother to one son, Josh who is a Certified Rehabilitation Therapist, and two Bouvier des Flandres dogs.

Training Category: Drilling, Drilling Automation

You must reserve your ticket to attend. And because space is limited, you must unregister if you cannot attend so that others on the waiting list may take your seat. Unregister by logging into Eventbrite.com

We encourage you to forward this invitation to your friends so that they may also have the opportunity to learn and stay engaged. Everyone working or not is welcome, come join the most proactive professionals in a continuous learning environment.

Please contact the PIFN team if you wish to volunteer your time to teach or organize a training session.

Thank you,

Javan Meinwald

Upstream Marketing Specialist and Geoscientist


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