Harold Thomas has worked in the Oil and Gas industry for over 16 years. Harold has gained extensive knowledge throughout the years in production operations. In his current role at the Lubrizol Corporation, he is responsible for the safe startup, shutdown, maintenance and operation of production equipment which includes all tanks, pumps and vessels. He is also responsible for verifying that all equipment and electronic sensing devices such as flowmeters, level indicators, temperature indicators, automated valves, pneumatic instruments are working properly.
His ability to read and understand related documents such as P&ID diagrams, troubleshooting and repairs helps ensure the processes stays running at an optimal level. Harold is a Houston Texas native and attended Morehouse College where he majored in Business Finance.
Gerard was born in Nassau, Bahamas, and has lived in Hollywood, FL and Brooklyn, NY since arriving on these shores. He finished at Brooklyn Technical HS and received a Bachelors from Penn State.
He has worked in Denver, CO as a Financial Analyst, National Account Manager, and a Commercial Banker for over 20 years. Now a wholesale mortgage banker, he loves solving financial challenges for his Clients. He is a Husband to Toya and Father of 3: Iriselle (4), Idris (8), and Miles (19). He is one of 6 children to Caribbean parents from Grenada and Aruba. He works full-time as a mortgage loan wholesale broker. He is a 20-year supporter of Manchester United.
With over 12 years of upstream oil and gas operating experience, Michael provides expertise in infrastructure analysis, integrating operations of asset purchases, and project management of oil and gas development. His operational experience in North America includes Colorado, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Texas, and Wyoming. Michael has a strong background in facility, infrastructure, and automation engineering while at ConocoPhillips and Newfield Exploration. Additionally, he developed the Arkoma Woodford and Colorado Piecance basins after they were acquired by Vanguard Natural Resources LLC (now Grizzly Energy LLC) using his drilling, completion, and production engineering skills built at ConocoPhillips, Marathon Oil Company, and WPX Energy. Michael’s passion is analyzing “bolt on” merger & acquisition opportunities to existing assets as well as optimizing financial and safety metrics of acquired assets. This includes strategic staffing analysis, catalyzing business operating strategy changes, and cost optimization post acquisition. Michael hold a BS in Chemical Engineering from the University of Oklahoma and is currently studying in the Executive MBA in Energy Program at the University of Oklahoma.
Emanuel Guidry is an Oil and Gas Operations Subject Matter Expert (SME) with over 40 years of experience. His work experience includes the Management of Production, Drilling and Completion personnel. His work areas includes both North and South America. His primary work experience is in Production Engineering and Operations. Emanuel has assisted companies in the reduction of downtime to increase revenue and production. He has worked to optimize field operation and drive the implementation of Safety and Health policies. In the US, he has worked the Gulf Coast (Offshore and Inland waters), all areas of Texas, Onshore Louisiana, Rockies, California and the Mid Continent areas. He has also worked properties in Columbia and Peru. His work experience includes Production Management of the Mid Continent area for Chesapeake, and as a Global Engineering Operations Advisor for SK E&P Company. His areas of expertise includes Mergers and Acquisition (M&A), Operations, as well as developing an Optimization program to address the decrease in Oil and Gas prices. Emanuel helped develop the Upstream Safety, Health and Environment (SHE) training program for SK E&P. He worked 30 years for ConocoPhillips (COP) as a Quality Instructor, as well as mentoring and managing the career planning for Lower 48 Engineers and Technicians with a focus on the Early-Mid Career employees. Emanuel has also worked on the recruitment of experience hires, entry level Engineers and Summer Interns. As a consultant, he has reviewed company operating procedures, staffing, and safety practices to provide recommendations for improvement and success. Emanuel has Six Sigma and 4DX training and holds a BS degree in Petroleum Engineering from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette.
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Project Manager with more than 25 years of experience in the business sector in Colombia, in the heavy equipment distribution business, oil & gas and mining sectors. Sales and After Sales Service Manager for Himasa Ltda (Construction Equipment Distributor); Service and Maintenance Manager for Ripel Ltda (Fire Fighting Equipment Distributor); General Manager for PetroTransAndina Ltd (a foreign capital Oil & Gas Services Company); Administrative Manager for Colombia Minera S.A.S. (a foreign capital Mining Company); and New Business Development Manager for Asesoría en Ingeniería de Petróleos S.A.S. (a Colombian Oil & Gas Services Company). More than 9 years helping foreign companies set up their operations in Colombia and providing consultancy services for foreign companies developing businesses in Colombia and acting as liaison officer between local companies and foreign customers and suppliers.
Steve Keros professional career working in and with the energy sector has spanned 26 years. In the 1990s he worked directly with the largest Russian oil production associations as clients. Steve subsequently partnered a company building a large compression station for the Blue-Stream pipeline connecting Turkey and Russia. He was Chairman’s Representative for Lyondell Chemical and CEO’s Representative for Chesapeake Energy, the latter into 2018. Steve has a Master’s Degree from King’s College London and maintains fluency or lapsed proficiency in Russian, Spanish, Japanese & Persian. He brings a strong entrepreneurial drive and client service to the MVG Team.
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Petroleum engineer with 10 years of diverse experience in the oil and gas industry. With a BSc in Chemistry from the University of Otago and a BEng (Hons) in Chemical and Materials Engineering from the University of Auckland, Gregory’s experience includes roles in both onshore and offshore projects, oil and gas assets and carbon dioxide sequestration. Proven skills in reserves estimation, production optimization, well workover operations, field development, well planning and project management. Professional, versatile and creative with significant field experience and a strong focus on safety.
Richard Buckner has over 35 years of oil and gas operating experience, an expert in Oil and Gas Production and Operations with Mechanical Engineering degree from the University of Arkansas. Nine (9) of his 35 years in Oil and Gas was spent in the International Environment in countries such as Norway, UK, Africa and Venezuela. I have obtained exceptional skills in Artificial Lift and overall operations. In addition to his management skill sets. As President of Chasco in Lavonia Michigan, he manufactured 48% of all coil springs utilized by General Motors and had 250 UAW workers to accomplish this manufacturing process. As President of Turbine Airfoil Designs, in Harrisburg PA, he manufactured and supplied thousands of low pressure air foils to GE and Pratt Whitney on a daily basis. His experience also includes both on and offshore drilling, completions, and production operations throughout the value chain which encompasses exploration, appraisal, and abandonment. With a focus on Best in Class Operations, I am a leader in the Management of Change process which streamlines processes and eliminates waste.
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