Halliburton Presents Petroleum Lecture Series

The increasing role of technology in the oil and gas industry and what students can do to prepare themselves for post-collegiate careers was the focus of the first "Petroleum Industry Expert Series" lecture for 2012, presented by Halliburton.

The event received high marks from University of Houston students.

Based on surveys submitted by attendees from the College of Technology, Cullen College of Engineering and College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, the lecture was ranked informative, interesting and helpful. Students also requested more lectures of this caliber.

"We are very excited to report that the lecture was successful," said Jack Christiansen, Director of the College of Technology's Petroleum Technology Initiative. "We are grateful to Halliburton for their generosity and providing us the opportunity to share petroleum industry insights with students from our college and other colleges on campus."

The speaker for the April 25th lecture was Cheryl R. Collarini, P.E., Chairman, Collarini Energy Staffing, Inc. With offices in Houston and New Orleans, she shared perspectives on the current job market in the industry, including mentorship of new employees.

"We are proud to partner with the College of Technology in order to bring industry-related topics that help enrich students' education," said Megan Huttenmaier, PHR, Southern Region, University Affairs, Halliburton.

Halliburton will present the final 2012 "Petroleum Industry Experts Series" event on Wednesday, September 26th from 5:30pm - 7:30pm at the Waldorf Astoria Ballroom at the Hilton - UH.

For more information about the Petroleum Technology Initiative and the September event, please visit tech.uh.edu or facebook.com/uhcot.