Young Energy Professionals

The Young Energy Professionals (YEP) Practice Committee is a committee of the IEL’s Advisory Board, made up of the designated YEP representatives of the IEL’s members, individual YEP members and other younger advisory board members. The committee’s mission is to offer younger IEL members a forum for discussion of contemporary issues, information for career development, and an opportunity to network with each other and with energy industry leaders. The committee has a seat on IEL's Executive Committee.

"Young" energy professionals are attorneys, landmen, engineers and other industry participants under the age of 40.

The YEPs have an established record of providing quality programs and events to members. Consistent with the needs of its membership, the YEPs focus on providing opportunities for career advancement, long-term relationships within the energy industry, and a forum to explore current issues in the energy industry through:

  • programs for career and professional development;
  • education in the fundamentals of oil and gas law; 
  • creating a forum in which YEPs can explore current issues in the energy industry, as well as other matters relevant to young professionals, through the Young Energy Professionals’ Newsletter The Energy Dispatch; and
  • networking with other YEPs, as well as with more senior members of the Institute for Energy Law and other industry leaders.

The YEPs are currently planning programs and events and would appreciate your input. Activities being considered include educational seminars, law student outreach, public service, social events, and more. We're also looking to co-host events with other area organizations.

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Tod Everage, Chair
Kean Miller LLP
New Orleans, Louisiana
Bianca Roberson, Vice Chair
Shell Oil Company
Houston, Texas
Tina Q. Nguyen, Secretary
Baker Botts L.L.P.
Houston, Texas
Joseph Ope, Immediate Past Chair
Exxon Mobil Corporation
Singapore