It was an exciting happy hour in Houston, with so many people attending that we spilled out of the reserved room into part of the restaurant. See the Houston event pictures when you log on.
The crowd included a number of individuals attending from out of town. Wes Enders drove in from Austin where he now practices patent law with his firm O'Keefe, Egan, Peterman & Enders. Michael and Genna Phillips live in Los Angeles where Michael works for Shell. Herb Vickers drove in from Lafayette, and John Kaldi, was in town from Adelaide, Australia. John was pleased to meet up with friends including Mark and Jeannie Gresko. Mark joined ION Geophysical seven months ago where he is Director, Geology and Geophysics.
Jim Johnstone, CEO of Contek Solutions, one of our long time event sponsors, was in from Plano, Texas. Other sponsors included Advancial, AWS, Noble Energy and SM Energy. In addition to CEO Tony Best, SM Energy was represented by Christopher Simon. Barry was there from Noble Energy with his wife Kathy.
Two ARCO alums were at both the Houston and Denver happy hours: Mark Sooby, Bank of America and Tony Best, SM Energy.
Tim Seidel was wearing an ARCO tshirt, and other individuals we see annually included Rob Spaeth, Jr. with Marathon Oil Company; Christy Reddick, Petrofac Services; Doug Peck, BHP; Michael, Halcon Resources and Ann McKee; and Keith Lynch, COP.