June 18, 2015-General Section Meeting
Topic: Career in Oil and Gas? Yes, the time is right!
Speaker: Gaurdie E. Barnister, president and CEO of Aera Energy LLC
Date: Thursday, June 18, 2015 @ 11:30 AM
Location: The Petroleum Club, 12th Floor, 5060 California
Cost: With online payment or RSVP: $25 members, $30
Walk-ins: $30 members, $35 non-members
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Oil prices are low. Regulatory pressures are increasing. What does the future hold for a career in the oil and gas industry? A great deal! Gaurdie Banister, president and CEO of Aera Energy, will share his thoughts about the state of the oil industry and encourage the SPE scholarship winners to pursue a career where they can help provide energy the world needs.
Gaurdie E. Banister Jr. is president and CEO of Aera Energy, one of the largest oil producers in California. Banister began his career with Shell in 1980 in New Orleans as an offshore facilities engineer and has served exploration and production (E&P) assignments in California, Texas, Louisiana and Asia. In addition to his global E&P experience, Banister has experience in strategic planning, information technology and acquisitions. He is a member of the Tyson Foods, Inc. board of directors and serves as a director of the California Chamber of Commerce.