James W. Wilson, Utica operations area lead for Hess Corp., with a Steubenville presence at 4525 Sunset Blvd., was the May 8 guest speaker at the Steubenville Kiwanis Club’s noon luncheon meeting held at the YWCA of Steubenville.
Wilson, who was introduced by Kiwanian George Pugh, May program chair, is a native of North Dakota who has spent most of his career with a small independent oil company engaged in the drilling of small exploration projects and the acquisition of existing producing properties mostly in North Dakota, Montana, Wyoming and Utah. He has been with Hess Corp. since 2010 and recently transferred to Ohio to manage Ohio operations.
Hess is a Fortune 500 company, Wilson explained, with safety as its No. 1 priority; the environment as No. 2; and production as No. 3.
“In production we make about in the mid 300,000 barrels of oil equivalent a day throughout the world,” Williams said. “We are an international company. We’ve got significant operations in Ohio, North Dakota’s Bakkem, the Gulf of Mexico and Malaysia and more recently Guyana in South America, which represents a major world class discovery.”
Worldwide, Hess has about 2,075 employees and “lots of contractors.” In Ohio, there are 15 employees, two full-time contractors and other contractors in the field handling maintenance and service work. Of the three engineers, two are regional, he said.Click here to continue reading.
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