Meet Industry Professionals

Satisfy your curiosity. There's hardly a better way to get an idea of what a ceratin career is like than by learning from people who do that job. The profiles below give you insight into the day-to-day responsibilities and challenges that face people in the oil and gas industry. You'll walk away with a much better understanding of what is involved and whether it is a good fit for you.

Professional Profiles

Name: Jacob Vizinat Company: Chevron
Position: Drilling Engineer Country: United States
With a firm foundation in the basics, Jacob Vizinat chose drilling engineering because of the hands-on nature of the job and because it just makes sense.
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Name: Bill Roby Company: Occidental Oil & Gas Corp.
Position: VP, Worldwide Engineering & Technical Services Country: United States
With more than 25 years in the industry, Bill Roby looks back at a distinguished career in drilling, production, logging and reservoir engineering.
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Name: Chris Riley Company: Shell Shell
Position: Alaska Exploration and Drilling Engineer Country: United States
Chris Riley joined the petroleum industry because he enjoys the scope of work, its exciting nature and the technical challenges of finding the world's next big energy source.
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Name: Jessica Willemsen Company: Shell Shell
Position: Senior Reservoir Engineer Country: Canada
Jessica Willemsen chose to pursue a career in reservoir engineering because she enjoys being able to see the aspects of the development and operation of a field.
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Name: Ildar K. Shayhutdinov Company: TNK-BP
Position: Chief Specialist of Well Interventions, Technology Country: Russian Federation
An expert in operating complex wells, Ildar K. Shayhutdinov has made a name for himself in the industry by earning patents and writing software to predict well potential.
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Name: Chris Cooley Company: Total Upstream Nigeria Limited
Position: Subsea Production Engineer Country: France
Excited by the emerging technologies and innovative solutions in subsea engineering, Chris Cooley stays calm under pressure as a subsea production engineer.
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