Fueling Ambition, Powering Progress: IADC Young Professionals Summit

IADC’s Young Professionals (YP) Committee is excited to offer this one-day summit specifically designed for YPs in the drilling industry. The event will offer a platform for YPs to network, exchange knowledge, and discuss key trends and challenges with peers as the next generation of talent in the industry.

The event will take place on 1 August at Transocean in Houston, TX.

StartAugust 1, 2024EndAugust 1, 2024
CountryUnited States
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Transocean Offshore Training Facility

Address 1414 Enclave Pkwy, Houston, TX 77077
Room 203-205


There is no negotiated hotel room block in conjunction with this event. There are many hotels in the area to choose from including Holiday Inn, Hyatt Regency West and Hilton Garden Inn.

Venue Details

1414 Enclave Pkwy, Houston, TX 77077


To inquire about intern attendance, please contact registration@iadc.org.

Registration fee: $50

  • Speakers and sponsors are not eligible for online registration. (Complete the Registration Form PDF above)
  • In order to receive a letter of invitation, IADC requires payment in advance via Wire Transfer. The wire transfer information is included on the registration form.
  • No refunds will be made for cancellations 30 days prior to the forum date.

Press Policy

Complimentary press registration is limited to one (1) person per company. This individual must be a titled editor, writer, reporter or other bona fide editorial representative of a legitimate industry or consumer publication. Publishers and sales and marketing specialists are excluded from this complimentary registration practice and must pay the full conference registration fee to attend an event.

No unauthorized photos, videos or recording allowed.
Recording in any form (audio, video, still photography, etc.) of presentations and/or speakers during sessions, poster presentations, workshops, etc., without the express written consent of IADC and the party to be recorded is strictly prohibited.  *Those who do not comply with the Recording Equipment/Photo policy may be asked to leave the premises and barred from receiving complimentary press registration for future IADC events.

Press registration must be received 1 week prior to the event to ensure entrance.  Members of the press will be identified with a green press ribbon attached to their name badge.

Need Help? registration@iadc.org / +1.713.292.1945

Thursday, 1 August

7:30 am 
Registration, coffee service and networking

8:15 am
Welcome and Safety Briefing
Keynote Presentation
Jason Gahr, Operations Manager, ExxonMobil

9:00 am
Oilfield Services as a Technology Leader
Nathan Moralez, Senior Wells Engineer, BP

9:45 am
Stand & Deliver: Perfecting your Presentation Skills
Paige Donnell, Founder & CEO, Paige PR

10:30 am   BREAK

10:45 am
Field Perspective
Kenny Baker, Director of Personnel Development, Cactus Drilling

11:30 am    LUNCH
Bridging Generational Gaps
Bianca Richards Agar, HR Manager – Sales & Commercial, SLB

12:45 pm
The Archetype of a Career in Oil & Gas
Vicky Jackson Nielson, Director – Drilling and Completions – Bakken, Hess Corporation
Pete Miller – Retired Industry Professional
Clint Ford – Vice President of Sales, Big E Drilling

2:00 pm
Breakout Sessions (Chose One)

  • Financial Planning
    David Crawford: Financial Consultant, Fidelity, CFP®
    Derrick Carter: Financial Consultant, Fidelity, CFP®
  • Putting your Best Foot Forward – Tips on Self Promotion
    Cindi Boudreaux, Commercial Partner, HelloKindred

2:45 pm    BREAK

3:00 pm
The Politics of Oil & Gas
Jake Menefee, Vice President, Federal and State Government Affairs, Marathon

3:30 pm
Planning for the Future of Oilfield Services
David Reid, Chief Technology Officer & Chief Marketing Officer, NOV

4:00 pm
Networking & Happy Hour
Watson’s House of Ales (14656 Grisby Rd)

Program Committee

  • Amelia Nelson, Diamond Offshore Drilling
  • Anna Ramirez, SLB
  • Bill Pickering, Precision Drilling
  • Grace Fosdick, Nabors Drilling
  • Jess Skuce, Precision Drilling
  • Kristopher Lowry, Patterson-UTI
  • Liana Carnes, Transocean
  • Travis Weaver, Cactus Drilling
  • Angie Gunden, IADC

2024 IADC YP Committee Sponsors