Small Business Mentoring and Success by SCORE (Service Core of Retired Executives)
The presentation will address how SCORE (an acronym for Service Core of Retired Executives) as a non-profit, nation-wide organization of volunteers is dedicated to the formation, growth and success of small businesses. It will describe how SCORE mentors and trains its clients, what impact the SCORE organization is having and how you can find us. Anyone who is contemplating starting their own business or who might have an interest in joining SCORE as a volunteer mentor should not miss this presentation.
January’s First Friday Networking Lunch will be held on Friday, January 12th from 11:30AM - 1:00PM at the Omni Houston Hotel at Westside (13210 Katy Fwy, Houston, TX 77079). The lunch menu ranges from $9 to $11, and the South Texas Section will subsidize this event by $3 per attendee. Everyone is welcome to attend!
Rick Wright has more than 37 years of experience with oil and gas developments around the world. He began his career with Chevron in Midland, TX, followed by domestic assignments in Houston (4 different times), California, and Louisiana and then international assignments in West Africa (Lagos, Nigeria and Luanda, Angola). He is a Petroleum Engineer with a general knowledge of drilling, production, and reservoir engineering fundamentals which provided the foundation for in-depth experience in asset management and new deep-water developments. His last assignment at Chevron included managing the Perdido Field development (200 miles from shore, in 10,000’ of water in the Gulf of Mexico), which had a peak production rate of 200,000 barrels of oil per day.
Rick retired from Chevron in 2013 after 34 years to take the position of Director, Technical for Addax Petroleum-Nigeria and returned to Nigeria for a second tour of duty. In this role, Rick served on the Board of Directors for Addax-Nigeria and had oversight responsibility for the exploration, asset management, and planning functions. After 3 years at Addax, Rick repatriated to the US and started Wright Energy, LLC for oil & gas consulting and investing.
Rick is a 1974 graduate of Anson High School, a 1978 graduate of The University of Texas-Austin, where he obtained a B.S. in Petroleum Engineering and a 1997 graduate of Tulane University, where he obtained an M.B.A. He is a Registered Professional Engineer in the State of Texas and is a lifetime member of the National Society of Petroleum Engineers. Rick served on the External Advisory Committee for the Petroleum Engineering Department at U.T. from 2011-2013. He is currently a member of the President’s Associates at The University of Texas-Austin.
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