Wednesday, March 28, 2018
The Petroleum Club of Houston
1201 Louisiana Street, Houston, TX
- The top floor of Total Building
- Access to the Downtown tunnel system
Social 11:15 AM, Luncheon 11:30 AM
Cost: $35 pre-registered members; $40 for non-members/ALL walk-ups;
$35 for Emeritus/Life/Honorary; $15 for HGS student members if pre-registered and pre-paid.
To guarantee a seat, you must pre-register on the HGS website and pre-pay with a credit card. You may walk up and pay at the door if extra seats are available. Please cancel by phone or email within 24 hours before the event for a refund. Online & pre-registration closes Tuesday, March 27 at 5:00 AM
Speaker: John Jordan
Gray Areas: Interactive Application of Business Ethics In the Geoscience Profession
Most large oil companies require their employees to have yearly ethics training which is often broad and dry. TBPG licensees are also required to have one hour of ethics training every year. This talk will fulfill that requirement for 2017. Although I do not have a degree in philosophy or jurisprudence, I have been an international explorationist for 35 years and am aware of many situations where individual or business ethics were tested. Last year’s lecture introduced the theory of philosophical ethics and explored the difference between moral compass and ethics and how this relates to business ethics. This year we will review this model and then apply it to our industry with LIVE feedback from the audience via polling technology. Please submit ethics examples you have encountered in your career to the HGS office by February 17th to be considered for use in the lecture. Examples will be anonymous as we discuss how to use the Business Ethics Model to make sound, consistent ethical decisions and get immediate audience feedback. Come and join in an entertaining and spirited discussion about the “gray areas” and make sure to bring a phone that is capable of texting or a smart phone that has web access. Education certificates will be provided.
John E Jordan, Jr. is the past President of the HGS and a licensed geoscientist in Texas. He is a retired Project Geophysical Advisor who has worked for several Fortune 500 oil companies in California and Texas. Prior to joining Anadarko in 2007, he worked at Kerr McGee, Noble Energy, Arco an, Chevron. During 30+ years in the oil industry, he has worked deep-water projects from Alaska and the Gulf of Mexico to the Middle East, Asia, Africa and South America. John is a graduate of Wright State University where he received both a BSc. and an MSc from the College of Science and Mathematics majoring in geology and geophysics. He does not hold degrees in philosophy or jurisprudence but enjoys lively debate on most any subject.