The room was nothing short of amazing says Schlumberger exec

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HOUSTON February 12, 2019 —Nearly  1,100 energy professionals packed the Hilton Americas this week to honor this year’s 25 Influential Women in Energy, presented by Hart Energy’s Oil and Gas Investor magazine and partner to Pink Petro.

Paula Harris, an executive with Schlumberger told the room it was “nothing short of amazing” as she spoke and then presented the Pinnacle Award to M. Katherine Banks, vice chancellor of engineering and national laboratories at Texas A&M University.

Banks spoke of a future in energy that needs more STEM graduates in the United States, particularly with women and minorities.

Susan Helms, a former NASA astronaut was the program’s keynote where she spoke of her journey through a space shuttle mission. A woman of influence in her own right, Helms is the first woman graduate from a U.S. military academy to go into space.

We congratulate all of the honorees. Look for stories on these dynamic women on HartEnergy.com in the coming weeks and months.

Maria Borras, President & CEO, Oilfield Services, Baker Hughes, a GE Company

Barbara Burger, President, Chevron Technology Ventures

Denise Cox, President, American Association of Petroleum Geologists; President, Storm Energy

Helima Croft, Managing Director, RBC Capital Markets

Susan Cunningham, Senior Advisor, Darcy Partners

Lisa Davis, Member of Managing Board, Siemens AG

Susan Dio, Chairman & President, BP America Inc.

Christine Economides, Ph.D, William C. Miller Endowed Chair, Professor of Petroleum Engineering, University of Houston

Kathleen M. Eisbrenner, Founder & Chairman, Next Decade LNG

Becca Followill, Senior Managing Director, U.S. Capital Advisors

Robin Fredrickson, Partner, Latham & Watkins LLP

Laura Fulton, Chief Financial Officer, Hi-Crush Partners LP

Jennifer Grigsby, Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer, Ascent Resources LLC

Diana Hoff, Vice President of Operations, Antero Resources Corp.

Jill Lampert, Chief Financial and Administrative Officer, NGP Energy Capital Management

Mary Ellen Lutey, Senior Vice President & Regional Manager – South Texas & Gulf Coast, SM Energy Co.

Maria Mejia, Senior Vice President & Chief Financial Officer, Ulterra Drilling Technologies

Niloufar Molavi, Global & U.S. Energy Leader, PwC

Lees Rodionov, President, North America Land, Schlumberger

Robin Russell, Deputy Managing Partner, Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP

Michele Tyson, Underwriting Manager, IndemCo

Olivia C. Wassenaar, Partner, Apollo Global Management

Gretchen Watkins, President, Shell Oil Co.

Cynthia Welch, Partner & President of Geosciences, Resonance Resources LLC

Melinda Yee, Partner, M&A Transaction Services, Deloitte & Touche LLP