Meeting Schedule - 1st Thursday / Monthly

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Chapter Leadership

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David Chavez

Chapter President

David Chavez, Manager/Sales, DCJ Services, LLC; Agape Radio Ministry, Associate Minister


David, a born and raised West Texan. After graduating high school in Midland Tx, set out to Bible college and completed his ministerial studies at Mount Zion School of ministry.


As a credentialed minister having held different offices with different ministries from Youth Pastor to Associate Pastor. That road would take him from Colorado, Montana, and transiting his way back to West Texas. 


The experience he has obtained in the oilfield has been diverse but but the bulk coming from doing sales and helping manage a construction company for over a decade.


"Being back home in the oil patch, making the connections with hard working folks is what its all about. Becoming a member  of OCI, helping people connect with each other, and being here to encourage you in your career and spiritual life is an honor"


-David Chavez


M: (432) 210-4405

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Chad Tarske


Chad has always enjoyed working with organizations as a leader and manager throughout his life.  Finding joy and pride in several industries, He first entered into the oil and gas vertical with a small, local X-Ray & NDE company in South Texas.  After careful learning and studying of each method and task throughout the X-Ray and NDE business, Chad was able to move up quickly.  Once he honed his craft in the field, he began working as an NDT Operations Manager / Radiation Safety Officer, and later a Division Manager, and Regional Manager.

After taking his position at Clear Inspection X-Ray & NDE, Chad expanded the company’s reach into the Permian Basin, where he first discovered Oilfield Connections International.  These days, he enjoys focusing on the same tasks that assisted him with his growth in his management and NDE career, as well as assisting individuals to realize their goals for their companies, families, and careers.

Chad Tarske has been attending and networking through Oilfield Connections meetings and mixers for a while and has just recently become the Permian Basin Chapter Treasurer.



M: (361) 257-6129

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Andrew Canales

Membership Chair

Andrew Canales, HSE Specialist/ Operations, A&G Field Service
Andrew attended  Eastern New Mexico University where he studied Biology. Originally from El Paso, Tx he moved to the Permian Basin in 2018.
His experience comes from business development, but is currently the HSE/ Operations manager for A&G Field Service (A&G), a trucking company.

Apart from his operations role with A&G, Andrew's exspirance in the permian basin varies from doing safety consulting, automation packages, Safeland/H2S Certification, DOT Compliance Audits, Networking profiles, ect.
He is also glad to be more involved with and contribute to the wonderful community located here in the Permian Basin as part the OCI team.



M: (915)422-1615

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Jennifer Kinney

 Charities Chair

Jennifer graduated from the Midland College LVN Program in 1998 and spent the next 21 years as a pediatric nurse in Midland.

Jennifer was born and raised in Rankin, Texas and moved to Midland in 1998. After retiring from nursing in 2019 and starting her own small buisness, she moved on to her current position at The Tarp Depot as an Outside Sales Representative.
Jennifer strives to increase her knowledge of the oil & gas industry by learning something new everyday and prides herself on providing excellent customer service like your grandparents used to experience.
OCI has been a large part of Jennifer’s success in the Permian. She attended the first OCI meeting at Gerardo’s Casita on Big Spring Street and is honored to serve OCI as part of the leadership team.



M: (218) 271-2049

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Jake Horaist

Sponsorship Chair

Jake Horaist, Vice President, Aggietech Wellhead

Jake Horaist is originally from Church Point, La. Jake relocated to the Permian Basin in March of 2020.

Jake began his oil and gas career 2011 with Seaboard Wellhead out of Scott, La. He has worked in the Gulf of Mexico, Bakken, Utica, Marcellus and now the Permian.

When he began in this indistry at the bottom as a shop technician his drive and verisitlity eventually grew him to the ranks of Vice President.

Jake began coming to Oilfield Connections meetings due to the company he was working for sponsored the first event he went to. He has recently joined the OC Permian Basing group as the Sponsorship Chair.



M: (337) 384-4680

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Lupe Lopez

Luncheon Chair

Business Development Manager for Global Personel Inc (GPI)

Lupe was raised in Odessa, Tx where she began taking classes at Odessa College after graduating from Permian High School.

She had the blessing of being a stay-at-home mom for 6yrs before returning to the working class for a chemical company as a Frac & Acid Coordinator.

She recently took a career change and has joined Global Personnel Inc. as their Business Development Manager. She enjoys connecting with clients and candidates, to help seek employment solutions with long term positive effect.

OCI has been a great organization to be a part of and is excited to be able to play a part in helping others as the Luncheon Chair.


O: (432) 227-2743

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Alma Duran

Publicity Chair

Alma Duran, a West Texas Native, graduated from UTPB with a Bachelor of Arts and a minor in English.

She was born and raised in a small town a few hours outside of Midland, but calls Midland home after twenty five years.

Alma began her oil and gas career, wearing multiple hats for a small business in Odessa for almost 21 years.

In 2018, she decided to take a leap and joined the United Rentals family as an inside sales representative for the PHVAC specialty division.

She adapted quickly to the rental business and moved on to become an outside sales representative where she was able to meet a wide range of people in the Permian and earn their business.

Alma is now sitting as a Branch Manager for the Fluid Solution Specialty Division of United Rentals.

She strives to encourage her team to have excellent customer service, quality equipment and a unified team work environment.
Alma attened the Oilfield Connections meetings for a while and looking forward to giving back as part or the leadership team.



M: (432) 438-9678

July Event

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Scheduled Chapter Events

Happy Hour & Axe Throwing
Membership Offer
Jul 14, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM CDT
Tall City Axe House,
3201 W Front St, Midland, TX 79701, USA

Monthly Chapter Meeting Sponsorship Opportunities

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