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Luncheon presentation by Chevron VP Worldwide for Drilling & Completions

Wednesday, August 30, 2017
11:30 am
Lafayette Petroleum Club
111 Heymann Boulevard
Lafayette, Louisiana

$30 per person; Tables (8 tickets) are available at the discounted price of $200 (a $40 savings)

The Lafayette International Center is pleased to invite you to a luncheon presenting guest speaker Mr. J. David Payne, Vice President, Global Drilling and Completions, Chevron Corporation.  Mr. Payne will discuss the new business models being implemented by the major companies in the industry using Chevron’s current global business operation model to inform small Louisiana service companies how to navigate through the vetting process to pitch their products and services.

David Payne, Chevron’s International Vice President of Drilling and Completion said, “At Chevron, our vision is to be the global energy company most admired for its people, partnership and performance.  Partnerships with local suppliers and service providers are very important for our company around the world – and right here in south Louisiana.  I’m looking forward to sharing some insight into our evolving business model and industry, deepening our relationships with our Louisiana partners, and discovering ways that we can collaborate in the future.”

Presented by Lafayette International Center with the support of Boysenblue/Celtec International Inc, Lafayette Economic Development Authority (LEDA), Louisiana Economic Development (LED), Louisiana Gulf Coast Oil Exhibition (LAGCOE), Louisiana Oil & Gas Association (LOGA), Louisiana Small Business Development Center (LSBDC), and One Acadiana, this 90-minute presentation will take place August 30th from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm at the Lafayette Petroleum Club in Lafayette, Louisiana.

According to Dr. Joby John, chairman, Lafayette International Center Foundation (LICF), “Globally, the energy business has changed dramatically and is very quickly forcing companies to change their way of doing business. This program is a must attend for our local energy service providers”.

For Bonnie Maillet, LICF Board member, owner of Boysenblue/Celtec Inernational Inc., “These are trying times for all of us small sector service companies. We must move quickly to educate ourselves on comprehending all the changes going on in our industry at every level. It is only by learning and listening to leaders of major and independent oil and gas companies that we can adequately face these challenges. It is not surprising that Chevron who has decades of experience in working with Louisiana business owners is willing to be the first to guide us through their own evolution toward a new business model.”

Personalities and Chevron representatives that have already confirmed their presence includes:

  • Joel Robideaux (Lafayette Mayor-President, Lafayette Consolidated Government)
  • Don Briggs (President, LOGA)
  • Kelsey Corrigan (Engineering Advisor to David Payne)
  • Mark Robicheaux (Supply Chain Manager, Chevron)
  • Ken Leblanc, (Sr. Drilling Superintendent, Chevron)
  • Lori Davis, (President, Rig-Chem, and Executive Board Member, Women’s Business Alliance)

Short bio of David Payne, Vice President, Drilling & Completions, Chevron Corporation:

David Payne is Vice President of Drilling and Completions for Chevron. He assumed the position in May 2006 and is based in Houston, Texas.  He began his career with Getty Oil Company in Santa Maria, California in 1981. Prior to his current position he was the Drilling Manager in Bangkok, Thailand. He has held various engineering and management positions in California, Trinidad and Tobago, Louisiana, Indonesia, Vietnam and Thailand.  Mr. Payne graduated from the Pennsylvania State University in 1981 with a Bachelor of Science degree in petroleum and natural gas engineering.  Mr. Payne is a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers and has served in various roles for local chapters including section chairman in Santa Maria, California. He currently serves on the board of directors for the Houston Food Bank.

Registration fee is $30 per person and tables (8 seats) are available at the discounted price of $200 (a $40 savings). Early registration is encouraged as seating is limited. Registration fees are non-refundable but can be transferred. More event details and registration are available at

For additional information about the event, please contact the Lafayette International Center at (337) 291-5474

Posted in: LOGA News

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The Louisiana Oil & Gas Association (known before 2006 as LIOGA) was organized in 1992 to represent the Independent and service sectors of the oil and gas industry in Louisiana; this representation includes exploration, production and oilfield services. Our primary goal is to provide our industry with a working environment that will enhance the industry. LOGA services its membership by creating incentives for Louisiana’s oil & gas industry, warding off tax increases, changing existing burdensome regulations, and educating the public and government of the importance of the oil and gas industry in the state of Louisiana.

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