ADVISORY BOARD CHAIRMAN WELCOME:
MR. MAT T LAME Y, PROJECT MANAGER, LUCIUS, ANADARKO PE TROLEUM CORPORATION
Matt Lamey, Project Manager & Facilities Engineering Advisor for Anadarko Petroleum Corporation has more than 30 years of experience in the oil
and natural gas industry, 18 of which have been spent on deep water offshore production facilities surveillance, operations support, and facilities
engineering and construction. Mr. Lamey has been at Anadarko Petroleum Corporation for more than 12 years, primarily managing major offshore
projects for both the Gulf of Mexico and International developments. His frst project at the company was Red Hawk, the world’s frst cell spar
and one of the frst foating production facilities to utilize polyester mooring lines. He is presently the Project Manager for Lucius, Anadarko’s largest spar to
date. Mr. Lamey holds a bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering from Montana State University and has remained active in the offshore community through
membership and presentations for SPE, OTC, and DOT.
MR. DON VARDEMAN, VP WORLDWIDE PROJECTS, ANADARKO CORPORATION
Robert “Don” Vardeman is vice president of worldwide project management for Anadarko Petroleum Corporation. He was named an Offcer of the
Company in December 2011.
After graduating magna cum laude from Texas A&M University in 1975 with a degree in Electrical Engineering, he began his career with Amoco
in operations, drilling and facilities. He later joined Sun Exploration and Production Company, predecessor of Oryx Energy Company, where he held
positions of increasing responsibility in facilities and project management. Kerr-McGee merged with Oryx in 1999 and he later became vice president of marine
facilities engineering. Vardeman and his group have led the execution of the company’s deepwater developments. He currently has execution responsibility for
Anadarko’s major projects in Algeria, Mozambique, Gulf of Mexico and Onshore USA.
In November 2005, Don was awarded the Citation of Commander of the Order of the Lion of Finland by the President of Finland for meritorious service to the
maritime industry of Finland. In 2009, Vardeman received the Achievement Award from the Engineering and Construction Contracting Association. He serves on
the Engineering Advisory Council at Texas A&M and has served as the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Offshore Technology Conference. Don and his
wife, Ann, reside in the Houston area, and have four grown children and seven grandchildren.
MR. JOE GREGORY, GENERAL MANAGER, MAJOR CAPITAL PROJECTS, CHEVRON NORTH AMERICA EXPLORATION AND PRODUCTION CORPORATION
Joe currently serves as General Manager of Major Capital Projects within Chevron’s Deepwater Exploration and Projects (DWEP) Business Unit.
Headquartered in Houston, Texas, DWEP manages exploration, appraisal, and development within the Deepwater Gulf of Mexico.
Joe earned a B.S. in civil engineering from Texas A&M University in 1982, and began his career as an offshore facilities engineer with Chevron in
Prior to joining DWEP, Joe served as the Gorgon Development PM from 2004-2007 and served as Chevron’s Energy Technology Company’s GM for the Facilities
Engineering Department which serves as the center of expertise for engineering disciplines including mechanical, subsea & pipeline, civil structural, process
automation, and reliability & integrity.
Joe and Melanie have three sons and live in Friendswood, Texas.