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ARCO Alumnus Syed Bokhari is ready for a new challenge.  With his wealth of experience, Syed is hoping to get a position that utilizes his knowledge either in a general or technical management role. He has worked in many disciplines in the upstream business, lending him the unique advantage of understanding most aspects of the business-a must for a senior manager. Currently living in Pakistan, Syed is flexible regarding location.

Syed thoroughly enjoyed working for ARCO from 1985 to 1997. He tells us “ARCO was a great place to work and make wonderful friends. Even though it was quite large, it gave you the feel of a small company-the camaraderie was great. ARCO was very technically driven and I enjoyed the opportunity to work in so many exciting places across the US and the globe”.

In the oil and gas industry, a love of travelling is an almost mandatory requirement as your career will inevitably take you around the globe. Syed’s career was no different and he loved and enjoyed exploring the world and its people when his career took him away from home.

Originally from Pakistan, Syed settled in the US for 30 years. The lure of starting a new company from scratch however was the impetus for Syed’s return to Pakistan in 2006 after he was approached by investors interested in forming a Pakistani company based on international standards.

“I was fortunate to attract very capable professionals with multinational experience and together we setup a high quality organization.” The company’s success continued and it won two large exploration blocks, brought in multinational partners, acquired seismic, performed several studies and identified 5 high quality prospects in which they plan to drill later this year.  All of this was accomplished in a very short time considering the recent challenging environment (the deep reaching recession and Pakistan's security issues). New Horizon E&P Limited continues to thrive.

ARCO Alumnus Jeanette Crumpler was an ARCO employee on the 41st floor of the ARCO Tower from 1984 through 1992. An Executive Receptionist, she tells us it was a wonderful job.

We often hear about the wonderful ARCO staff that contributed so much to the company, and Jeanette’s recollection is no different, she tells us “The people were so nice to me and made me feel a part of the ARCO "family" each day. I enjoyed talking to and seeing people not only from the ARCO Tower but from all of the many other ARCO locations. The diversity of people from everywhere and their experiences were so interesting to me. My fondest memories of working at ARCO were the people, their professional attitudes and the many kindnesses they extended.”

Jeanette took early retirement to care for her terminally ill son; after he tragically passed away she began her writing career. Having majored in Journalism while attending college she became the first female sports writer at SMU. With reference to writing Jeanette’s impressive credentials include a column in “Gals in Sports”, covering numerous events, completing eight books, over 150 articles, 650 interviews and many features and articles for various publications.

ARCO Alumnus John Gillespie is seeking consultants to staff a large, multi-year international redevelopment project. Drilling and Completion/Intervention Supt positions are available to manage five or more rigs each. 28/28 schedule.

Drilling and Well testing Engineering jobs are also open. Please advise your interest to John Gillespie for more information.

ARCO Alumnus John Dabbar is currently employed by ConocoPhillips in Kazakhstan; a move he completed recently after relocating to Moscow from the US fourteen years ago. In the fall of 1996 John was working with ARCO Pipeline Company at Cherry Avenue in Long Beach. At the time, ARCO was setting up the Lukarco joint venture with Lukoil. Part of Lukoil was to take an interest in the Caspian Pipeline Consortium, a newly-formed venture to build the first private pipeline in the Former Soviet Union.

“I received a call and was asked if they could write my name in the organization chart” John tells us. “When I got home that night I told my wife I had a chance to get an international assignment. “Great” she said “Where?” I answered her “Probably Moscow” to which she answered “No, seriously, where?” An unusual location, the chance to take part in this joint venture proved too tempting to resist and John and his family made the move.

“I had a chance to work with many life-long Soviet “oil men” as they called themselves and learned a lot about the history of the oil and gas industry in the Former Soviet Union first hand from the people that built it”, says John. Eight years after the move, John, his wife and children were living happily in Moscow where his children enjoyed attending Russian school and the family had successfully integrated into the local Russian community.

Description: We are urgently looking for someone with deep Drilling Experience to work in the Middle East with a large ME National Oil Company to assist in the implementation of improvements to their drilling processes. The work would be predominantly on site over a 13-16 week period with occasional flights home.

Client Company: Large ME NOC

Start Date: 14 Jul 10

End Date: 14 Oct 10

Location: Saudi

If you are interested please email your interest, contact details and an up to date resume to and we will forward your information on to the relevant person. If they see a potential fit they will contact the candidate directly