Meeting Schedule - February 8th, 2023
Meeting Location - Pinkeez Bar & Grill, 1806 E 7th Street, Odessa 79761
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"
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 since 2019.
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.
Business Development Representative for Specialized Recruiting Group
Lupe was raised in Odessa, Tx where she attended Odessa College after graduating from Permian High School.
She had the blessing of being a stay-at-home mom for 6 years before returning to the workforce as a Frac & Acid Coordinator for an oil and gas company.
She has recently made a career change and has joined the Specialized Recruiting Group as a Business Development Representative. She enjoys connecting with clients and candidates to help match them with employment and recruitment solutions that will generate mutually beneficial opportunities.
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
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.