SPE Director, Former President Honored

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Ramona Graves, SPE’s Director for Academia, and Janeen Judah, who served as 2017 SPE President, were both honored on 6 February at an event in Houston celebrating influential women in the energy industry.

Graves, who is dean of the College of Earth Resource Sciences and Engineering and a petroleum engineering professor at Colorado School of Mines, received the Pinnacle Award for lifetime achievement and contributions to the industry. Judah, who has carved out a distinguished career at Chevron, was named one of the “25 Influential Women in Energy.” The honors were bestowed at the first Oil and Gas Investor event honoring women in the industry.

Graves has an extensive background in multidisciplinary reservoir characterization, rock mechanics, environmental issues in petroleum development and production, and high-power-laser-rock-fluid interaction. She has taught industry short courses on these topics throughout the United States, South America, Australia, Russia, the Far East, and Europe. She is a Distinguished Member of SPE and has served on SPE’s Academic Advisory Committee.

Judah held several Chevron leadership positions including general manager for Chevron’s Southern Africa Business Unit; president of Chevron Environmental Management Company; and general manager of Reservoir and Production Engineering for Chevron Energy Technology Company. Before joining Chevron, she worked for Texaco and ARCO in various upstream petroleum engineering positions. She has held many SPE leadership positions, including SPE International Vice President Finance, on the SPE Board as director of the Gulf Coast North America Region, and chaired both the Gulf Coast and Permian Basin sections. She is a Distinguished Member of SPE and received the Distinguished Service Award in 2010.

The other recipients of the “25 Influential Women in Industry” award are: Deborah Byers, oil and gas leader, EY; Helen Currie, chief economist, ConocoPhillips; Janet Dietrich, senior managing director, Macquarie Group; Myra Dria, president, Pearl Resources; Claire Farley, vice chair, energy and advising, KKR; Deanna Farmer, executive vice president, chief administrative officer, Enable Midstream Partners; Ann Fox, president and CEO, Nine Energy Service; Dori Ginn, senior vice president-controller, Range Resources; Jennifer Hartsock, chief information officer, Baker Hughes, a GE Company; Vicki Hollub, president, Occidental Petroleum; Nancy Jo House, president, Society of Exploration Geophysicists.

Other winners are Holli Ladhani, president and CEO, Select Energy Services; Kathryn MacAskie, president, CEO, and founder, Zarvona Energy; Dorothy Marchand, managing director, head of energy division, Compass Bank; Ann Massey, CEO, Environment and Infrastructure Solutions, Wood Plc; Regina Mayor, global and US energy sector leader, KPMG; Beth McDonald, vice president, South Texas asset team, Pioneer Natural Resources; Melody Meyer, president, Melody Meyer Energy; Stacey Olson, president, Chevron Appalachia; Alie Pruner, CFO, partner, Tudor, Pickering, Holt and Co., Perella Weinberg Partners; Laura Schilling, president, Pumpco Energy Services; Lisa Stewart, chairman and chief investment officer, Sheridan Production Partners; Cindy Taylor, president, Oil States International; Tiffany Thom Cepak, CFO, Energy XXI Gulf Coast.

SPE Director, Former President Honored

07 February 2018

Volume: 70 | Issue: 4