Skip To Main Content

Spring 2021 Seminar Schedule

The J.L. “Corky” Frank ’58 Graduate Seminar Series is for graduate students in the Harold Vance Department of Petroleum Engineering, though other graduate students and visitors are welcome to attend.

Time: Tuesdays at 4:00 p.m. on dates noted below.


January 19

Speaker: Dr. Jeff Spath - head of our department

January 26

Speaker: Mr. James Dupree - former Chief Operating Officer of Global Subsurface, BP

February 2

Speaker: Mr. Harold Mesa - Vice President of Business Development and Technology, Halliburton

February 9

Speaker: Dr. Nobuo Morita - professor in our department

February 16

Speaker: Ms. Michelle Pflueger - General Manager of Asset Development, Chevron

February 23

Speaker: Mr. Kent Newsham - Chief Petrophysicist/Senior Director Subsurface Characterization and Application, Occidental Petroleum Corporation

March 2

(No seminar scheduled)

March 9

Speaker: Dr. Jeremy Pearce - General Manager of Unconventional Technology, Shell

March 16

Speaker: Mr. Brock Hajdik - Vice President and General Manager/Denmark, HESS

March 23

Speaker: Mr. Greg York - Global Drilling Chief, ConocoPhillips

March 30

Speaker: Dr. Bob Brackett - Senior Vice President/Senior Research Analyst, Sanford C. Bernstein

April 6

Speaker: Dr. Peng Xu - Data Sciences Manager, ExxonMobil

April 13

Speaker: Mr. David W. Hampton - Chief Reservoir Engineer-Permian EOR, Occidental Petroleum Corporation

April 20

Speaker: Ms. Irina Prestwood - Global Digital Solutions Manager, Chevron

April 27

Speaker: Ms. Aubrey Humbolt - STACK Asset Manager, Devon Energy