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Fort Worth, TX Chapter

Fort Worth, Texas

The Fort Worth, TX chapter of Oilfield Connections is a great way for oil & gas professionals to network on a monthly basis. This group is a perfect place to meet like minded oil & gas professionals to develop business relationships and create friendships for life. 

Meeting Schedule - 2nd Thursday Of Every Month
Meeting Location - Blue Mesa Grill, 612 Carroll St.
                               Ft. Worth, TX 76116

Chapter Leadership

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Chapter President

Milycia Rodriguez works as the Director of Marketing and Recruitment with Souders Safety Services, LLC.  Souders Safety Services is a minority woman owned business established in 2005. Souders is a full-service safety company. Their Safety Consultants are a staff of highly trained, and seasoned Certified Safety Professionals with proven experience in developing safety programs for all types of industries nationwide.


Milycia has been working in the Safety industry around ten to twelve months on the construction side (large Data Centers on the East Coast) and is now tackling the oil and gas industry.

In the short time she has worked in the construction industry she has marketed Souders Safety full throttle. She has successfully obtained Preferred Vendor status with multiple well known General Contractors.

Connect with her on LinkedIn to follow her amazing journey and growth in construction and oil and gas.


Milycia’s experience has been in corporate America, but she has embraced the blessing she has been given to work in these new industries and is ready to share all of skills and knowledge.

Her background consists of over 20 years of Marketing Communications, Specialist, and Consulting. Her second duty she excelled at while in Corp America is Event planning and executing. She is a people person and never meets a stranger. These attributes alone make her an asset to any organization.


Milycia is from and still lives in Fort Worth, TX. Cannot imagine being anywhere else.

She has two daughters who mean the world to her. They are both out on their own and doing wonderful. They make her enormously proud! Milycia’s next step will be to take on the position of GiGi in December 2021 as her youngest will be blessing the family with the first grandchild.

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Chapter Treasurer 

Leslie began her career in in Oil and Gas at EOG Resources in June 2005, as a temp hire receptionist. Shortly after joinging EOG, Leslie was tasked with editing daily drilling reports and helping other departments with various jobs.


Leslie went on to work in Accounts Payable, and in 2008, she became a permanent employee, eventually  being promoted to Lead of Accounts Payable.


From Accounts Payable, Leslie rose through the ranks as AFE Supervisor and eventually Senior Operations Assistant.


Leslie left EOG in 2015 and took a break from the corporate world, and in 2019, joined Chisholm Energy Operating, LLC, where she serves in accounting and supervises accounts payable.

M: 817-944-3532

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Membership Chair

Brandon Dageford is Co-Founder and Vice President of Land Operations at Inked. Prior to Inked, Brandon was a Senior Land Agent at XTR Midstream, LLC. At XTR, Brandon was charged with cradle to grave project management of several trunk and gathering lines. Included in this charge was general routing, preparation of line lists, acquisition of survey permission, coordination of routing adjustments, drafting of contracts, negotiating of contracts, permitting of crossings and encroachments, coordination of environmental contractors, provision of construction support, and reporting. Before Inked, Brandon worked as a Consulting Senior Land Agent for Tallgrass Energy Partners, where he was tasked with acquisitions and permitting for several lengthy pipeline projects. Brandon has worked in many oil and gas basins throughout the United States and brings a tremendous amount of experience in routing, acquisitions, permitting, and project management to Inked. In his spare time, Brandon enjoys being around his wife and his dog Frankie boy, fishing, hunting, golfing, and watching Nebraska Cornhusker football. Brandon holds a Bachelor of Science in Business from Peru State College in Nebraska. Brandon is an active member of the Oilfield Connections International, American Association of Petroleum Landmen, International Right-of-Way Association, the Louisiana Pipeliners Association, Permian Basin Assocation of Pipeliners and the Pipeliners Association of Houston. #faithfamilyfriends

M: (402)  239-1064

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After graduating from Texas A&M in 1973, Larry began working as a civil engineer for Schrickel, Rollins and Associates (SRA) in Arlington. While there, his focus was on the design of municipal infrastructure, residential subdivisions, parks, and athletic complexes. He was elected to the Board of
Directors in 1994, but was soon led to help with a start-up church in Southlake. For the next 13 years, he worked in developing and managing small groups and other ministries for three different church families.


In 2008, he was asked to return to SRA to help mentor young engineers and assist with client relations and business development. SRA merged with Parkhill, Smith & Cooper in 2018 and is now one of its ten regional offices. Larry serves as Team Leader for Site Development and Branding Coordinator for the DFW region.


When it comes to volunteer efforts, Larry has worked with a small hillside barrio on the outskirts of Saltillo, Mexico, for the last 12 years and helped establish a community center that provides spiritual and educational support for over 130 children and their families on a daily basis. Currently, he serves as Spiritual Advisor and Co-Director of the ministry and its four full time employees.


Larry also is a member of the Advisory Board for the Salvation Army in Fort Worth. His leisure time is spent with his grandkids, trying to keep balls in the fairway, and attending A&M athletic events.

M: 817-896-7986

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Chairman of Golf Tournaments




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Chapter Veterans Affairs / National Vice President Veterans Affairs

John Robertson is a 45-year veteran in the Oil and Gas Industry. He has experience in the Equipment and Services industries as well as Exploration and Production. John has owned and operated his own oil and gas company, been on the boards of many industry organizations.


John is a 2019 Honoree of “25 Impactful Veterans in Energy”


He served in the US Army from 1968 to 1973. John attained the Rank of Captain, AH1G(Cobra) Pilot in Vietnam-received Distinguished Flying Cross and other awards.


I want to help people and veterans connect with each other with the help of this organization.

M: 817-917-3010

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Chapter Advisor

David E. “Dave” Harris started his Sales Career focusing on Oil & Gas Clients in 1980. He moved to Katy TX. (West of Houston) where he lived for 38 yrs.

Dave moved back to the Fort Worth area in 2016 and lives in Weatherford TX. with his wife Debbie.


Dave’s career encompassed 17 yrs. In the Advertising Business developing Safety Programs for Exxon, Abela Catering, Texas Process Equipment and Travis Body & Trailer.

The next 17 yrs. Dave was Channel Power Mgr. for BGA an Emerson Network Power Rep., where he trained VARS and sold Industrial UPS Systems into Chemical Plants throughout the Texas Gulf Coast.


Dave has had the honor of working with Dart Energy Services, Andon Specialties, UTC Construction SA and Superior Construction & Machine.


Dave never met a stranger and would give his last dollar to someone in need.

Dave is a Master Mason, 32nd Scottish Rite Mason and Shriner with Moslah Temple in Fort Worth TX.


His motto in Life; “People don’t Care how much You know, until they know how much You Care”

M: 817-629-0335

Scheduled Chapter Events

Fort Worth Texas - OCI Luncheon
Fort Worth Texas - OCI Luncheon
Membership Offer
Jun 23, 2022, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Blue Mesa Grill - Mexican Restaurant,
612 Carroll St, Fort Worth, TX 76107, USA
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