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Thursday, 25 September, 1130 to 1300

Keynote Luncheon Speaker

Speaker: Karen Chandler, Director Operations, Technology & Planning, Laredo Petroleum

Resource Development in the Midland Basin Utilizing Stacked Laterals—From Planning to Execution

Karen ChandlerKaren Chandler joined Laredo in December 2012 as Director of Operations, Technology & Planning.  Before joining Laredo, Chandler worked for ExxonMobil for 15 years in a variety of technical and management positions at the ExxonMobil Development Company and ExxonMobil Upstream Research Company. From May 2009 to December 2012, she served as Drilling Operations Superintendent and Drilling Execution Manager for ExxonMobil’s LNG Project in Papua New Guinea. From July 2006 to May 2009, she served as Drilling Engineering Manager for ExxonMobil’s Piceance Tight Gas Project in Colorado. Prior to these roles, she worked in a variety of assignments related to technology development and research in the areas of drilling and completions. Chandler graduated from Georgia Institute of Technology with a Masters and a PhD in Chemical Engineering and the University of Kentucky with a Bachelors in Chemical Engineering.