ARCO Alumni have a number of memories to share about the ARCO days, and at a recent happy hour in downtown Houston, Super School was a favorite. Dave Dubois, Global Reserves Director at Hess remembers the generalist pace at ARCO. “We were responsible for a field. This full responsibility formed my career. I also remember how valuable were the super schools in Plano and the company vehicles they loaned us. We were all meeting at my apartment one night for pizza and I was out getting the food when my wife called. One of the few women in the program answered and when I arrived with the pizzas everyone was laughing and saying I better call my wife.”
Janeen Judah, at Chevron, remembers the Super School bar treks which started in Dallas and migrated to Houston. “Walt Bozeman was a ringleader and rented a bus, had a theme such as A to Z and we would drink at every bar.”
In town from Dallas were event sponsors Jim Johnstone and Mike Spangler, Contek Solutions and also Susan Starr, with Muse Stancil and Co., who was attending a conference.
John Pantano is at Texas A&M where he is a research professor doing basin modeling. John drove down to experience his first ARCO Alumni event. Richard Newsom was another new face. Working for Shell, he just moved from Denver.
Christy Smith who is at Linn Energy said how good it was seeing people he has not seen in years. “I have enjoyed the evening. It is fun talking and realizing you are working on fields next to one another and share stories,” he said.
Jeremy Green with Peregrine said he is still building a small company.
Becky Olsen, Southwestern Energy said she has a number of good memories.”The people were the best part. They were so good to work with. I enjoyed all the family picnic parties. We all kind of grew up together,” she recalls.
Rick Hooten, who is working as a Project Manager in information technology consulting for Deloitte Consulting travels frequently. Rick said that besides the people he remembers the unique experience of work in Prudhoe Bay and Kuparuk fields for ARCO Alaska. I was in finance and we were there a couple times a quarter. Later, I worked with Joe Amador in the finance planning analysis group in Houston,” said Rick.
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