Marlette Dumas, PMP, senior project risk management engineer, bp, and Chris Dao.

What Power Means to Me

“Perception is reality.” This was the very first career pep talk I heard, as a freshly minted petroleum engineer graduate in 2015. At the time, I had no idea how much power this sentence would have over me. Power can mean a lot of things in our oil and gas…

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Chris Dao is a graduate from UT Austin with a bachelor’s in petroleum engineering. He started his career at CB&I in facilities. Dao has also worked in upstream with Stryker Directional in the Permian Basin. He’s well experienced in project management, data management and financial data analytics. Dao enjoys providing his skill sets and leadership through volunteering for professional societies. Current committees he serves include:  SPE Intl. D&I, SPE Gulf Coast Section Business Development, Houston National Black MBA Association (NBMBAA) and more. Dao can be contacted at

3 Ways Technology is Going to Shape the Oil and Gas Industry Free to Download Today

Oil and gas operations are commonly found in remote locations far from company headquarters. Now, it's possible to monitor pump operations, collate and analyze seismic data, and track employees around the world from almost anywhere. Whether employees are in the office or in the field, the internet and related applications enable a greater multidirectional flow of information – and control – than ever before.

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