Kiewit Offshore Services welcomed the group to its fabrication facility in Corpus Christi, where students gained a great understanding of Kiewit’s business model, and had the opportunity to tour Chevron’s current project.
At the Shell Technology Center they learned about and worked through a real life example of Shell’s approach to innovation.
At Schlumberger’s corporate offices, students learned about the science and technology behind the emergence of hydraulic fracturing, and the complexities involved in its supply chain.
At Phillips 66 students heard from investor relations about how the company has improved its performance since its recent split from ConocoPhillips and focus on the downstream business. A panel also highlighted the many reasons why students should pursue careers in the energy industry.
In addition to the excellent company visits, the group had the unique opportunity to visit NASA’s Johnson Space Center to tour the floor of the training center and mission control. Shawn Taylor, Krannert Alum and Limited Partner of the Houston Astros, also hosted students and alumni at Minute Maid Park for a networking event.