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Pioneer Oil Producers Society (P.O.P.S.)

We are vested and invested in the oil/energy industry and its related businesses and their impact on our individual lives and the future of our country. Our program committee is providing very interesting and informative speakers who provide us with information we need to consider and decide what role each of us can and should play in protecting and enhancing our industry and country for the future. We learn, we participate or we let it happen. Let’s be active; encourage each other, seek new members, attend all meetings and make suggestions for improving POPS.

  Upcoming Luncheon Presentations

Registration at 11:00 — Lunch at 11:30 — Presentation at 12:15
Cost of the luncheon is:

Members: $25.00
Non-Members: $30.00

Reminder: July and August are the Summer Break.

If you're a Non-Member and interested in attending the SEPT luncheon please click on this link and then click on 'Send'.

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  Recent Luncheon Presentation

Jun 16 – Robb Erickson, Vice President Heavy Marine Transport, Dockwise USA LLC Development and utilization of very heavy equipment in the movement and stabilization of platforms needed for deep water drilling
See all available presentations in the Presentation Archive

  June 16 Meeting Notice

Thanks to each of you who were present for our meeting today. H.E.S.S. provided us with another very good meal and their usual friendly and helpful wait-staff. We had two guests and hopefully, everyone encouraged them to return. Bob Scott gave us an interesting history lesson, re:accidents in the oil field; a perfect segue into our speaker’s topic.

Dr. Emilio Peńa, Global Energy Safety Institute, informed us of the background, beginnings and work of his group; broadening and enlightening our perception of safety practices and limitations and lessons to-be-learned from other industries. Absentees, check the website. Attendees, reinforce your new knowledge by doing the same.

Thanks to Bruce Hotze for getting our information-request newsletter out to each of you. We had several returned today and hope to receive others soon. The more who participate, the stronger and more beneficial our organization will be to each of us.

The 2014/15 Nominating Committee for Officers met following the meeting today. You may be contacted; If so, please give serious consideration to serving. Their slate of nominees will be presented at the June meeting, nominees from the attendees requested and our new officers will be elected. Thus, begins our 59th year. Your suggestions are our best source for speakers. Your attendance is our strongest resource for their acceptance. Their acceptance is one of your best benefits for belonging to POPS.

Our Chaplain, Lou Powers is in Katy Methodist hospital. We are saddened by the death of one of our long-time members, Lee Adams, retired from Fina.

June 16th is our final meeting for 2013/14. Lot’s going on. See you then.

Max Johnson

The current industry history lesson plus previous industry history presentations can be found by clicking on the Industry Anecdotes tab to the left or click on this link.

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