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Nancy Cantu awarded SPE-GCS Exemplary Award
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Nancy Cantu awarded SPE-GCS Exemplary Award

July, 2020 — Houston, Texas

Congratulations to Marathon Oil’s Nancy Cantu, Health, Environment & Safety Professional, who was recently awarded the Society of Petroleum Engineers 2019 – 2020 Gulf Coast Section Exemplary Award.

Nancy served as Program Chair for the SPE-GCS Health, Safety, Environment & Sustainability Study Group from 2018 through Q1 2020. The HSE & Sustainability Study Group’s mission is to present relevant technical topics and share best practices, emerging issues and current events for the purposes of education and technical development among peers. As the program chair, Nancy coordinated monthly events such as lunch ‘n learns, educational workshops and student outreaches at the high school and university level. Marathon Oil proudly sponsored this study group, providing the meeting location for these events.

Every month the study group featured different speakers from companies such as Equinor, Shell, ERM, and others to present on technical topics. Some of these event topics included:

  • Addressing Logistical Challenges to Safety Performance & Operations Continuity
  • Workshop - Building a Safety Culture - How to Inspire, Motivate and Lead Operational Excellence
  • Enabling Safer Offshore Energy Operations: Current Advances in Safety and Risk Assessment
  • Contractor Life Critical Training and Tracking System Improvements
"Serving as the SPE-GCS HSSE&SR Study Group’s Program Chair was such a wonderful experience. It was an honor to bring together subject matter experts to speak about important topics in our industry.”
Nancy Cantu

Nancy joined the Marathon Oil team in August 2006 and is currently an HES Professional for the Permian asset team. In her 14 year career with Marathon, Nancy has held various roles in supporting operations with several key projects and managing operation systems. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Science in Technology from the University of Houston.

The Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) is an international volunteer nonprofit organization that has many sections all over the world. The Houston-area section, named the Gulf Coast Section, takes pride in being one of the largest and most active of the SPE sections. The SPE Gulf Coast Section (SPE-GCS) was established on December 13, 1935.

The SPE-GCS enhances technical knowledge among our members through local events, promotes camaraderie and networking in our industry, educates and serves the community, and provides scholarships to students entering the oil and gas industry.