The Summit

The Summit

A group of sophisticated and intelligent professionals at the top of their game, The Summit is a Professional Organization designed specifically for key petroleum technical team members that are non-engineer, non-geologist.  Geared for former technicians that have moved beyond the traditional role, The Summit luncheons focus on knowledge sharing and improving industry practices and are scheduled quarterly.  Speakers nominated and chosen by The Summit Steering Committee cover topics ranging from new technologies in reservoir analysis to advanced stochastic modeling techniques.

Different than other groups you may have attended, members in this group enjoy networking, a short presentation, and interactive exercises that demonstrate immediately leveragable skills.  The Summit members get a first look at new software and technologies and forge key relationships with industry service providers; however, membership is restricted and limited for non-producers and sales professionals, and recruiters are not allowed (sorry, we love ya, but you can’t come).

The Summit Membership and Registration
Pre-registration cost for a single luncheon is $50.00 (On-line registration is currently down, please e-mail to pre-register)
Onsite registration is available to members for $60.00
Annual subscription is available for $150.00 and includes all quarterly luncheons
The Summit Luncheon Schedule
Registration is from 11 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Networking from 11:30 a.m. to noon
Presentation, interactive exercises, and lunch served at noon
Denis’ Seafood House
9777 Katy Freeway (between Gessner and Bunker Hill)
Houston, Texas  77024
The Summit – 2012 Quarterly Meetings

Catch Some Good Data With Chase Nall – September 26, 2012

Join us for an in depth discussion with an industry expert on production and economics analysis database products.  Our special guest, Chase Nall from Drilling Info will present insight to the advanced protocols, future developments, and how the software will help us to add value to our organizations by mastering these products.  The Summit members may submit questions in advance to; only limited questions will be taken from the floor.

Click here to register and pay online for the September 26th meeting of The Summit or email Erin Randolph at for all other payment options or purchases.


Presidents Luncheon and Holiday Party – December 5, 2012

Presidents, CEO’s, and Executives of oil and gas companies and service providers join us at The Summit on December 5, 2012, for a short panel discussion and our annual holiday party.  Hosted by Amy Mifflin, Community Programs Manager of Marathon Oil Company, the object of this interactive discussion is to promote technician engagement, technician training and advancement; a goal close to the hearts of all of our members.  Let’s engage these leaders in meaningful conversation as we celebrate the holidays in executive style.

The Summit Steering Committee 2012-2013
Robin Gaines, Credit Suisse
Sandra Lentz, Marathon Oil Corporation
Matthew Loewenstein, Tudor, Pickering, Holt & Co.
Dale Malody, Marathon Oil Corporation
Ashley Northrup, QED Energy Training
Blynda Owen, Anadarko Petroleum Corporation
Dustin Simmons, El Paso Corporation
Pat Sincox, Marathon Oil Corporation
Sandra Smith, Ralph E. Davis and Associates
Courtney Stephens, QED Energy Training
Claudia Torrence, Marathon Oil Corporation
Stephanie Woods, Lantana Oil & Gas Partners

Click here to nominate a speaker or apply to join the The Summit Steering Committee.

Click here to learn more about Awards presented at The Summit or to nominate an individual for an award.

Click here to register and pay online for the next meeting of The Summit or email Erin Randolph at for all other payment options or purchases.

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