Transitioning from the Oil & Gas Industry: A Panel of Success Stories

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Panelists:

  • Charlene Beckie | CEO Clem Geo-Energy Corp
  • Christeen Nahas | P.Geoph
  • Dennis Agbegha | Manager Entrpreneurship, ATB
  • Moderator: Rabee Alwan | BlueSky Coaching Inc. P.Eng, PMP

Abstract:

Join GeoWomen of Calgary for a panel of former geoscientists who will highlight how one can translate their geoscientific skill set into another industry successfully.   There will be 3 different panelists from a variety of industries. There will be a representative from the banking, renewables and quality assurance/risk management sectors. We will find out their journey from a geoscientist in the oil and gas industry into their current roles, what new skills are required for their career transition, and what they would tell other people looking to shift industries.  Rabee Alwan will be our moderator and will lead the panelists in a Q&A format as well as to inspire discussions within the panelists.

Event Details:

  • WHEN| Wednesday March 13, 2019
  • WHERE| geoLOGIC Classroom, +15 Level, 2nd Floor, Aquitaine Tower, 540 – 5th Ave SW
  • AGENDA| 12:00pm – 1:00pm

This is a FREE event. No registration required. Everyone is welcome!

Biographies

Charlene Beckie:  Charlene spent 18 years in the oil and gas industry as a geophysicist before embarking on her own ventures in Renewable Energy in 2015 as CEO of her company, Clem Geo-Energy Corp.  She has two wind farm projects in development in Alberta and has partnered with a German firm in 2018 on one of those projects.  She has post-secondary education in Psychology, Business, Geophysics and Engineering.  She is a member of APEGA, CSEG and CanWEA and is on the executive of the Canadian Federation of University Women (CFUW) Calgary club serving in Publications and Publicity roles. Charlene was the speaker at the first Calgary chapter event of Women in Renewable Energy (WIRE) in October of 2017.

Christeen Nahas:  Christeen Nahas has a B.Sc. in Geophysics from the University of Calgary. She has nearly 20 years of experience in near-surface Geophysics, Quality Management, and Risk Management. Christeen’s geoscience career has taken her to many exotic and remote locations which challenged her mentally and physically.  She was provided opportunities to manage projects, field crews, and teams which has provided a foundation of fundamental skills that allows her to be successful in any role. Christeen remains rooted in the geoscience community while focusing on Quality and Risk Management.

Dennis Agbegha: Dennis can be described by 3 words: Explorer, Selfless and Peace-maker. I started my career with ATB in February 2017 as a Service advice specialist and moved to the Digital business banking team in August 2017 and currently Manager Entrepreneurship at the Calgary Entrepreneur Centre. I was born in Nigeria and I have a Master’s Degree in Petroleum Geoscience from Imperial College in London and before working for ATB Financial, I worked as a Production Geologist for Shell International from 2007 to 2011 and as a Geoscientist for ExxonMobil from 2011 to December 2016.

Rabee Alwan: Rabee is an Engineer turned Life Coach with a passion for compassion. His mission is to help inspiring people remember how inspiring they are, help them unlock their potential, and ultimately, elevate their experience of living life to new levels. Rabee is a Computer Engineering graduate from Queen’s University. He worked in the Oil and Gas industry in Calgary as an engineer for 15 years before becoming a coach. He holds designations as a Professional Engineer (through APEGA), as a Project Management Professional (through PMI), and is a professionally trained ontological coach through Accomplishment Coaching. Rabee enjoys dreaming big and testing limits and has three kids that also enjoy dreaming big and testing (his) limits! He is also a runner, a Spartan, a self-taught guitar player, and speaks several languages.

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