Energy Executives Visit MAERES Class to Discuss Caspian Oil and Gas

Seymour Khalilov, VP for Special Projects at BP America

Energy executives from two of the world’s leading oil and gas companies recently gave talks to MAERES students as part of the course “Caspian Sea Energy Resources: Theory and Practice” led by Prof. Brenda Shaffer. The students heard from Mr. Seymour Khalilov, Vice-President of Special Projects in BP America, about BP’s strategies in the Caspian over the last 25 years. The following week Mr. Ben Priddy, International Government Affairs Advisor in Chevron’s DC office and a MAERES graduate, came to talk about Chevron’s work in the Caspian region, with special emphasis on Kazakhstan.

MAERES Alumnus Ben Priddy Visits MAERES Class
Ben Priddy (MAERES ’14), International Government Affairs Adviser in Chevron’s DC office