SPE Young Professionals Recognized in 2017 Forbes 30 Under 30 in Energy

SPE young professional members Christina Karapataki and Sam (Yinglin) Xu are recognized in Forbes’ 2017 list of 30 Under 30 in Energy.

Karapataki is a principal at Schlumberger and makes venture capital investments on behalf of the company. In recent years she has deployed USD 9 million in ten financings of companies, including Nantero, Onapsis, 908 Devices, and Naturafrac. She holds BA (Hons) and MEng degrees from Cambridge University and an MS degree from Massachusetts Institute of Technology.



Xu is the head of oil and gas investment banking at CohnReznick Capital Markets Securities. She has been involved in more than USD 2 billion in debt and equity financings and merger and acquisition transactions. Xu previously worked as a petroleum engineer for BP Americas focused on unconventional resource plays. She holds a BS degree in petroleum engineering from Texas A&M University. 


For the complete list, visit the Forbes 30 under 30 page.