Champagne and Conversation Edition 2

Starts: Thu, Jan 31, 2019 6:00 PM
Ends: Thu, Jan 31, 2019 8:00 PM
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Due to the overwhelming success of the first Women’s Networking Event organized in June 2018, SUT-US’ Women in Industry (WIN) Subcommittee in conjunction with the Offshore Site Investigation and Geotechnics (OSIG) Committee proudly present the second edition of the Champagne & Conversations Series.  

For this next event we are hosting four panelists representing different technical backgrounds, generations within the industry, genders, and places of origin. The topic for the evening: How It Was, How It Is & How We Want It to Be is focused on issues all members of the underwater offshore industry experience.  

The moderated panel will focus on topics curated from the SUT-US membership, and focus on how things have been, how they have changed, and how we can all improve. We invite you to register early and bring a friend to help broaden the conversation, learn something new, make a positive change within our industry and support student scholarships!

About the Panelists
Luz Zarate
Physical Oceanographer, RPS

Luz is a Physical Oceanographer with RPS Group. She recently completed an M.S. in Physical Oceanography at Texas A&M University (TAMU) following her undergraduate work as a Geophysical Engineer at the National Autonomous University of Mexico. As a student, Luz was an awardee of the SUT Scholarship 2017, MTS Scholarship 2017, Texas Sea Grant Scholarship 2017, and ExxonMobil Program for Research 2014. During her time at TAMU, Luz completed at sea experience in the Gulf of Mexico and South Pacific, experiencing first-hand the principle of operation of various oceanographic instruments from data collection to analysis. Her fieldwork experience also includes the participation on an aerial surveillance project to collect remote sensing imagery to monitor oil spills in real-time with Fototerra Aerial Survey LLC.  The Society for Underwater Technology (SUT) has been Luz’s professional home since her time at TAMU. Luz served as treasurer and vice-president of the SUT-TAMU. Currently, Luz is a committee member of the SUT-Group on Environmental forces (SUT-GEF) and Loop Current and Eddies Alliance (LCEA).
Andrew Hill BP's Global Marine Geohazards Technical Authority Andy Hill
Marine Geohazards Technical Authority
BP Exploration, Houston

Andy Hill is BP’s Global Marine Geohazards Technical Authority. Educated at Cardiff and London Universities in the UK, he holds a BSc in Maritime Studies and an MSc In Marine Geology and Geophysics. Direct from University he specialized in Marine Geophysical Site Investigation and has spent his entire 37 year career in that field. Initially working for a Contractor in Aberdeen, Scotland and Oslo, Norway working on and offshore on North Sea projects, he has worked for BP for almost 31 years based in London, Glasgow, Aberdeen, Houston and Baku. During his career he has been exposed to offshore well and development projects all round the world in a variety of offshore settings from nearshore to ultra-deep water, and has encouraged some of the major technical breakthroughs in geophysical SI - such as the introduction of deep water AUV systems to the industry in 2000. He was founder of the SUT Houston Offshore Site Investigation and Geotechnics Committee, teaches on SUT courses and has been a member of the UK equivalent Committee since 1990. He has published, or made, over seventy technical papers or presentations at conferences on both sides of the Atlantic.
Tricia Hill Tricia Hill
Business Development Manager – Americas
Drilling and SURF Products
Matrix Composites & Engineering

Tricia is a business development professional at Matrix Composites and Engineering with half her career in engineering and half in sales. Tricia is a Mechanical Engineer graduate of GA Tech and has spent most of her 22 year career in flexible pipe.
Amber Sturrock Chevron Interface and Risk Engineer Amber Sturrock  
Interface and Risk Engineer

Amber Sturrock, Chevron, is currently a Risk and Interface Engineer for the Jack / St. Malo Projects. She has focused on subsea operations and subsea brownfield expansion projects for over a decade both domestically and internationally. Her early career provided a foundation in completions and workovers supporting both Southern Louisiana and West Colorado (Piceance basin). Amber received the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) International Young Member Outstanding Service Award in 2014 and holds a BS in Petroleum Engineering from Louisiana State University. She and her husband spend their weekends enjoying Houston’s many parks and museums with their two young sons.
Heather Cousson Senior Operations Surveyor Shell Heather Cousson
Senior Operations Surveyor

Heather is a Senior Operations Surveyor with Shell.  She currently manages seabed surveys domestically and internationally.  Heather is a Geomatics Engineering graduate of University of New Brunswick.  Prior to joining Shell in 2012, Heather was the Geophysical Division Assistant Manager at C & C Technologies.  She was 20 years of experience in the industry.  Her early career involved working onshore and offshore on survey vessels in the Gulf of Mexico, West Africa, Asia, and Brazil.  She was part of the team offshore for the 1st commercial deep water AUV surveys.  Currently, Heather is a committee member of the SUT-Offshore Site Investigation and Geotechnics (SUT-OSIG).

Event sponsored by:
Chandler Creations SUT-US Sponsor
Subsea7 SUT-US Sponsor  



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