Contributors

Ally Cedeno

Founder & President of the Women Offshore Foundation Ally Cedeno is the founder and president of the Women Offshore Foundation, a 2008 graduate of the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, and a 2020 graduate of Rice University’s Jones Graduate School of Business with a Master’s in Business Administration. She is licensed as a chief mate of…
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Andy Lash

Andy Lash

Andy has spent the last 10 plus years in the oil and gas world.  Most of this time has been spent focused on tanker truck operations and logistics.  That experience and passion is fueling the Half-Loaded podcast that Andy hosts.  Today Andy lives in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma where he works for Gemini Motor Transport.  Over the years Andy started…
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Dean Murphy

Dean Murphy is a Customer Success Engineer at ComboCurve and the OGGN News podcast host. In his client-facing role at the energy software company, ComboCurve, Dean helps modernize asset development and asset evaluation workflows with cloud-based forecasting, reserves, and economics. He also leads the ComboCurve CollegeCourses initiative, where he has instructed hundreds of students in energy-related majors on using ComboCurve.  Dean holds…
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Eric Johnson

Eric Johnson grew up in Austin, Texas. His grandfather, Stan Johnson, Sr., started Stan’s Heating & Air Conditioning in Austin in 1954, one of Austin’s original HVAC companies. Stan’s became a leader in the late 1960s in providing “central air conditioning,” a new technology then becoming affordable to the average homeowner. Eric’s father, Stan Johnson,…
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Joe Batir

Joseph Batir, Ph.D. is a Senior Geothermal Geoscientist at Petrolern and host of OGGN’s podcast, Low Carbon Solutions. While he is a Ph.D., in true Geologist fashion, he just goes by Joe. Born and raised outside Chicago, Illinois, Joe found an appreciation for natural resources at a young age, first touring a Vulcan aggregate quarry…
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Jose Soliz

Jose Soliz is a twelve-year Oil & Gas industry professional who has served in various roles ranging from Offshore Inspector to Vice President of Sales. Jose has helped clients increase performance and reduce non-productive time (NPT) during drilling, completion, and production operations by delivering highly specialized products, services, and training.   Before starting his Oil & Gas career, Jose served…
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Justin Gauthier

Justin is an experienced Account Manager with a demonstrated history of working in the upstream oil & energy industry and podcast host for Oil and Gas Onshore. He is skilled in Drilling Fluids with a vast understanding of overall drilling operations. He is a strong sales professional with a degree focused in Petroleum Engineering from…
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Krista Escamilla

Krista Escamilla

Krista is the Owner of Rig-ID Workwear and Host of the Permian Perspective Podcast with OGGN™. Krista and her husband Al’s goal is to keep the oil and gas industry safe with their products. As an Associated Press Award-winning journalist for CBS7 News, Krista woke West Texans up each weekday morning for ten years with the…
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Mark LaCour

Mark LaCour

Mark has lived and worked in the Oil and Gas industry for over 25 years. Later he started his own market research company and has a well-earned reputation as an industry “insider” and independent 3rd party researcher. This led to him becoming a part of the new media, where he has the top Oil and…
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Michael O'Sullivan

Michael O’Sullivan

Michael O’Sullivan has lived and worked in Houston for more than 30 years. When he started his career in enterprise software consulting many oil companies were looking for new capabilities to improve the efficiency of their operations. Fast forward to now and the story is much the same, only the stakes are higher and the…
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Paige Wilson Podcaster

Paige Wilson

Originally from South Louisiana, Paige Wilson is the first female host to join OGGN™ as the host of Oil and Gas Industry Leaders Podcast. Wilson is also currently the Co-Host of Oil and Gas This Week Podcast (OGTW) and Operations Director for OGGN™, having already served as Media Director and Project Manager for several years.…
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Russell Stewart

Russell was born in Houston, Texas and grew up in and around Houston, with the exception of living in Western Canada ages 13 – 16 due to his dad’s job. He left College to go straight into commissioned sales and now has over 40 years of business experience building new companies and markets. He has…
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Sean McCoy

Sean McCoy

Sean McCoy was born and raised in Houston, TX. He currently resides with his wife Lisa and their three wonderful kids—Emma, Ethan, and Kennedy—in Richmond, TX. Sean served in the United States Navy from 1992-1998 on the USS Rushmore (LSD-47) before joining the oilfield in 2000 with Schlumberger’s Advanced Drilling Systems. Later while working as…
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Stephen Forrester

Stephen Forrester is Content Development Manager at Gyrodata, where he oversees technical writing and strategic communications initiatives for the company’s gyroscopic surveying and wireline product lines. Previously, he worked at National Oilwell Varco in several technical writing roles, covering everything from rig equipment and completion tools to BHA design, downhole drilling dynamics, and drilling automation. Prior to that, Mr.…
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Warren Spiwak

Warren Spiwak

Warren Spiwak is the Director of Insurance and Risk at the Oil and Gas Global Network™, a Partner/Shareholder of Acrisure, VP of Main Street Business at IBTX Insurance Services, and host of two podcasts. With a 17 year history of being an entrepreneur in the insurance world, Warren’s career has allowed him to lead teams…
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