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Where are they now: Texas Members

Mar 16 2017 Be the first to comment!

Former ARCO and Vastar colleagues met in The Woodlands in January and North Dallas in February. We hope you will RSVP for Fratelli’s in Houston and enjoy networking on Wednesday, April 5.

Careers have broadened post ARCO and below are members looking for opportunities and some of the stories of what members are doing. If you are consulting, log on and make sure you have checked the box to share that you are available for consulting opportunities.



Kris Carpentier Wise is in her fifteenth year of real estate with Keller Williams. She did not make it to Pappadeaux as she teaches a real estate class on Thursdays in Denton. 

ARCO played a huge part of my professional career because I joined right out of college. It set the bar high as to what a high functioning team felt like and I have yet to duplicate that. Good times.

Kris Carpentier Wise

Meredith Jones took a package from Hunt Oil and is looking.

Paula Wertman shared that she is looking for a full-time Administrative Assistant job in North Dallas. Contact her at

Howard Shearer was in IT at ARCO and when the function was outsourced to IBM with the BP acquisition, he mostly moved to supporting Financial Services.

Bob Anderson was at Crush Bar in The Woodlands and then drove North to Dallas. He used to work in the downtown ARCO office and knows any of the ARCO people who worked in Dallas. He and Gary McKiddy, now with Premier Nationwide Lending, worked together. Then Gary left ARCO, and Bob moved into a position with ARCO International. When Gary retured to Texas, Bob hired Gary back. The two were at the happy hour and planned to golf the next day.


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J David Clyde accepted a position for one year with ExxonMobil and while they did not believe it, he kept his word and went out on his own after the year. David is President and CEO of Spinnaker Medical Consultants International, LLC. He provides Occupational Medicine advisory services for global oil and gas companies. David has a special interest in planning, organizing and evaluating medical support for companies beginning operations in developing countries.

Tom Dolence is looking for his next opportunity. He has over 25 years of drilling and completion engineering experience in the Gulf of Mexico with 14 of the those years performing drilling and completion turnkeys for ADTI (Applied Drilling Technology, Inc).

John Gillespie was consulting for Chevron in petroleum engineering, well engineering, operations and production and is now consulting with Sierra Energy. He enjoys working remotely and can take calls and log onto his computer in the passenger seat as his wife Barbara drives to their weekend get-away. Life is good!

Tom Maunder is back from his second ‘80s music themed cruise and available for petroleum engineering and well engineering consulting.

Becky Olsen is seeking a geophysicist position in the Houston area. Becky was with SWN (Southwestern Energy) 2010 - 2016, working the Fayetteville and Marcellus Shales.  After ARCO, I went from Seagull (now Devon), to UNOCAL (now Chevron), and to Blackpool (part time consulting, BecTech Geophysical Consulting, LLC) and finally to SWN.

Around the world

While Tony Lawrence has authored numerous technical publications over the years in his career as a petrophysicist, he shares that he has a series of eBooks annotating “his amazing personal life experiences while traveling the world”. “Much like the path of a dragonfly, from one place to the next, this is the story of my life”, says Tony. Follow Tony as he integrates business with pleasure during his career in fulfilling many items on his "Bucket List.” The stories found inside are based on true life events that are often ironic and funny and which, occasionally, border on the "believe it or not" category.

Much like the path of a dragonfly, from one place to the next, this is the story of my life.

Tony Lawrence

While Tony was unable to attend the DFW Happy Hour because he is working in Indonesia, he shared that his second eBook, The Single Dragonfly Book 2 – California Alaska and More Here I Come is currently hot off the Lulu press at the following link:

“There are several interesting stories in Book 2 about ARCO people with whom I have worked over the years in California, Alaska, Plano, Dallas and Houston,” said Tony.

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