Hi Ladies,

HAPPY LABOR DAY! We hope you are having a great long weekend with those you love. WOGA had so many great events in August and hope you can join us for more soon. Please read to see all the exciting things coming up!


Please join us Tuesday, September 7th for an IN PERSON technical lunch! Patricia Martinez will speak about Sustainable Electrification of Compression and Carbon Capture Solutions.

Patricia Martinez, Chief Energy Transition Officer and President, Latin America – Enerflex

Patricia is an instrumental member of Enerflex’s leadership team and as President, Latin America is responsible for driving the growth of the Company’s Latin American business. In addition to her regional operating responsibilities, in 2021, Patricia was appointed Chief Energy Transition Officer. In this role, Patricia is accountable for the Company’s global strategy in the Energy Transition space, focused on delivering low-carbon energy solutions and positioning Enerflex for long-term success. Her innovative mindset and ability to challenge traditional markets is key to her function at Enerflex.

Prior to joining Enerflex, Patricia was the Senior Vice President of International Contract Services for Axip Energy Services, LP, where she oversaw the management and growth of Axip’s international business, which included operations in Latin America, Southeast Asia, and the Middle East. Prior to gaining that role, Patricia was Vice President of Latin America and Director of International Ventures for Valerus Compression Services, Axip’s predecessor company. Before joining Valerus in 2007, she held several positions in sales and marketing with Shell U.S. and Conoco Argentina. She is a board member of Orocobre Limited, a global lithium carbonate producer and established producer of boron, and of the Instituto Argentino del Petroleo y Gas – Houston (IAPGH). She is also a member of the Young Presidents Organization (YPO). Patricia holds an MBA from Houston Baptist University and a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Universidad Argentina de la Empresa in Buenos Aires.

Venue The 410 Building
Address 410 17th St
Denver CO 80202, US
Starts Tue Sep 7 2021, 11:00am MDT
Ends Tue Sep 7 2021, 12:30pm MDT





Our very own and very fabulous Kat Mann will be our September Lean-In Speaker!! Register and join us to learn more about defining the 4 Merrill-Reid Communication Styles, identifying your style, identifying styles of those around you and adapting to communicate more effectively to achieve your goals.

Kat’s LinkedIn

Kathleen (Kat) Mann grew up in IL, met her husband Mark as an undergrad at WIU and went on to earn her MA in Communications at UW-Madison. While at UW, she taught Public Speaking and Small Group Communication. In 1994, she & Mark moved to Casper, WY where Kat began her adventure in O&G in 1995. Kat started with Marketing and Parts & Service Sales until she was promoted to AMS Sales Manager and eventually Waukesha Product Line Manager. Pregnant with her daughter Addison, the family moved to Frederick, CO and started living the dream in Weld County. May 2008, Kat became a proud part of the Enerflex Sales Team.

Kat loves to combine her passions for cycling, fundraising & promoting great charities. Thanks to her generous colleagues, she has raised thousands of dollars to fight diabetes and MS, and to fund the Greenhouse (GH) Scholars. Kat’s GH mentee is a proud 2020 CSU grad. Through Greenhouse, Kat is an Ambassador for the Venus de Miles all women cycling event in August and is on the selection committee for the next class of GH Scholars.

Some of Kat’s favorite people are WOGA members. She finds value in every Lean In and looks forward to everyone’s contributions.

Venue Zoom Video Meeting
Starts Thu Sep 9 2021, 11:00am MST
Ends Thu Sep 9 2021, 12:30pm MST



Member Highlight

WOGA member Michelle Smith took some time during Covid lockdowns to write an awesome children’s book about the importance of all kinds of energy and how it works together!

My name is Michelle Smith and I have worked in the oil and gas energy sector for over 40 years. Throughout my career in oil and gas I have enjoyed numerous public speaking opportunities, including testifying at the capital on various bills, at the COGCC on matters that concern royalty owners, at conferences in several states and local Town Hall meetings. I have loved every minute of it. When the lockdown happened with COVID, I thought it was a perfect opportunity to write my first children’s book to help educate children (and their parents) how all energy sources work together to keep us warm and safe. It’s based on our farm animals and how we power the farm in Elbert County when the electricity would go out. The real “magic” happens at the back of the book when we ask discussion questions and show pictures how we use multiple power sources on our farm.  Propane, diesel, natural gas, solar, etc.  The book is now available on Amazon.  See the link below for more information

Click here to buy The Magical Box on Amazon!


MIT: Technical Opportunities for Subsurface Scientists and Engineers in the Energy Transition

Presenter: Dr. Shaina Kelly, AquaNRG

About the talk

This past year has brought a tremendous acceleration for the energy transition and massive demand by the public and private capital markets for integrating environmental, social and corporate governance practices in energy markets. Geoscientists and reservoir engineers have a wealth of knowledge about the characterization of critical subsurface fluid flow pathways, including fractures, rock matrices, fracture-matrix interfaces, and man-made subsurface components. These technical skill sets are in high demand for budding sectors such as CCUS, geothermal, and hydrogen storage, which all involve fluid flow through porous and fractured media fundamentals, be it for containment or production. This talk will discuss opportunities encountered working with a fast-paced energy and environmental technology startup (AquaNRG) to leverage and/or retrofit oil and gas experience towards the technical challenges faced by subsurface energy transition activities.

About the speaker

Shaina Kelly is a petrophysicist and engineer specializing in fluid flow characterization and special core analysis, with 10+ related publications. Shaina has a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Engineering from the University of Florida and Master’s and PhD degrees in Petroleum Engineering from The University of Texas at Austin. She joined ConocoPhillips in 2016, working as a Senior Petrophysicist in their Geoscience organization on core and log analysis and single/multiphase flow modeling for various Lower 48 and international reservoirs, conventional and unconventional. Shaina joined AquaNRG in early 2021 where she is a Senior Geoscience Engineer working on fluid-rock interaction modeling for a variety of energy and environmental applications.

This talk is presented by the Rocky Mountain Members in Transition (MiT), a joint effort of members of AAPG, DERL, DIPS, DWLS, RMAG, SPE, WENCO, WGA, and WOGA.

Visit our partner website Petroleum Pivoters for a wealth of resources for displaced engineers and geoscientists.




WOGA is partnering with the Rocky Mountain Pipeliners’ Club and several other awesome O&G groups for holiday Zoo Lights on Wednesday, November 17th! The whole zoo has been rented for this family friendly event where there will be food, drinks, s’mores, the carousel and train and more!  To gain member pricing, please choose WOGA in the drop down when buying tickets.

Click here to buy tickets!


WOGA had two awesome events in August. Check out some pictures from our booth at the Venus De Miles bike Ride supporting Greenhouse Scholars and some of our members enjoying the golf clinic last Wednesday!