Chevron Canada Professionals Recognized for Advancing the Future of the Energy Industry

For more than 75 years, Chevron Canada has relied on the power of Human Energy to responsibly develop new energy resources.

Applying human ingenuity to find newer, smarter and more efficient ways to power the world has always been central to our success.

Recently, two Chevron Canada professionals were recognized for their leadership in helping to advance the energy industry in Canada.

Chevron Canada President Jeff Gustavson joins Katherine Sinex at the Young Women in Energy celebration in Calgary on November 24.

Katherine Sinex, Alberta regulatory affairs advisor, was honored with a 2016 Young Women in Energy Award; and Ramez Hanna Alla, an appraisal engineer, was recognized by the Society of Petroleum Engineers with the 2016 President’s Award for Section Excellence.

“At Chevron Canada, we are fortunate to have a very talented group of people who are passionate about what they do and who are committed to making a difference in our industry and the communities in which we operate,” said Chevron Canada President Jeff Gustavson. “Katherine and Ramez exemplify the leadership and can-do attitude required to meet Canada’s future energy challenges.”

Young Women in Energy

Sinex was one of 10 women to be honored by Young Women in Energy, a professional association which was formed to champion the role of women in the industry. The YWE offers its members networking, peer mentoring and other professional opportunities.

“Ten incredible women have been chosen from Alberta's energy industry by an esteemed selection committee of senior industry leaders,” the YWE said in a statement. “The award winners were selected based on their leadership, innovation, and a demonstrated initiative to change the face of energy.

"More than ever, this year's award winners showcase female leaders in diverse operational and technical roles who are leading us through current industry challenges," added Katie Smith, YWE executive director.

Chevron Canada nominated Sinex for the award based on her demonstrated initiative, leadership and communication skills and strong technical background.

Sinex, who graduated from the University of Alberta in mechanical engineering and joined Chevron in 2003, said the award will provide her opportunities for professional growth and to advocate on behalf of women in the energy industry. Profiles on the 2016 YWE Award winners can be viewed here.

Society of Petroleum Engineers

Ramez Hanna Alla (center) accepts the 2016 President’s Award for Section Excellence at the Society of Petroleum Engineers annual technical conference and exhibition in Dubai on Sept. 28.

Hanna Alla was honored by the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) at its annual technical conference and exhibition in Dubai in September, attended by 7,500 people from more than 80 countries.

The SPE recognized Hanna Alla for his efforts in 2015, when as chairman of the Calgary section of the SPE, he led a team of over 100 volunteers that organized 117 technical and soft skills events, impacting 7,300 professional members and raising nearly $50,000 for local charities.

Over the past eight years, Hanna Alla has taken on increasingly senior roles within the SPE, whose mission is to enable the exchange of technical knowledge concerning the exploration, development and production of oil and gas resources and related technologies. Working collaboratively with his team, he was able to challenge traditional means of exchanging information and built new platforms to engage members and promote industry collaboration.

Outside of the SPE, Hanna Alla also serves on the board of directors of the Calgary chapter of Big Brothers and Big Sisters. He was recently profiled in Alberta Oil magazine’s “The Top 35 Under 35 In Canada’s Energy Sector” special section.

Find out more about Chevron Canada’s people here.