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SAVE THE DATE for the Annual O&GA International Holiday Social – December 5, 2017!

Join Oil & Gas Admins International as we celebrate the end of 2017 with a fantastic holiday social event hosted by Royal Sonesta Houston.

There will be food, fun, music and fantastic giveaways. All O&GA International members, vendors and supporters and a guest are welcome to attend.

RAFFLE DONATIONS ARE WELCOME!*    We look forward to seeing you there!

  • Royal Sonesta Houston is sponsoring appetizers and beverages for this event.
  • Garage parking available.
  • Business or After 5 attire


SPE-GCS Upstream Oil And Gas Professionals Hiring Event

The SPE-GCS Upstream Oil And Gas Professionals Hiring Event is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 3rd.  It aims to connect job seekers with upstream oil and gas employers. In addition, job seekers will get access to resources from sponsors, collaborating organizations, start-up employers and staffing agencies active in the upstream oil and gas sector.  Oil & Gas Admins International was recently added as a collaborating organization for this event.  

Registration closes on 9/27/2017.  The 8:30 and 10:00 time slots are already sold out, but the 11:00 and 12:00 start times still have space available for job seeker registrations.  

Venue:  Trini Mendenhall Community Center, Houston
Event Date:  Tuesday, October 3, 2017 

1414 Wirt Road Westview
HoustonHarris County, Texas 77055
United States

A Big THANK YOU to The Westin at The Woodlands for Hosting O&GA International!

THANK YOU to The Westin at The Woodlands for hosting O&GA International’s August 10th networking event and supporting the organization in true heroic fashion! 

The event was held at SideBar in The Westin, a beautiful space with large windows overlooking the Waterway and perfect for networking. Attendees enjoyed delicious quesadillas, sliders, hummus and grilled pita along with their choice of beverage.

There were many new faces in attendance and each had the opportunity to tour The Westin’s beautiful hotel and to learn about their wonderful services.   Laura Marks of the Courtyard Marriott in Shenandoah was the lucky winner of a gift card generously sponsored by Allison Haworth of Fogo de Chao.

A sincere thank you goes out to Gloria Smith and Ryan Zielinski of The Westin at the Woodlands for their true support of O&GA International and for making last minute miracles!  We encourage you to partner with The Westin at The Woodlands and to learn more about their beautiful hotel and services.

Please contact Gloria Smith at or Ryan Zielinski at

Thank you to everyone that joined us!  We hope to see you again soon!

See event photos below.

A HUGE Thank you to Hotel Sorella for Kicking-off O&GA’s 3rd Quarter Networking Events in Style!

THANK YOU to Hotel Sorella for hosting O&GA International and providing an outstanding kick-off to O&GA’s 3rd quarter networking events!  

The event was held in one of Hotel Sorella’s beautiful 12th floor penthouse suites with awesome views overlooking the city of Houston.  Attendees networked and made new connections, toured guest and meeting rooms, and learned more about the hotel’s services.

Delicious bites of chicken and waffles, mac and cheese, bacon wrapped chicken, lobster doughnut holes, and a cheese and nut variety tray were a real treat paired with a mix of refreshing beverages.  O&GA International’s founder received a special treat when she was surprised with birthday well wishes and gifts from the O&GA Leadership Team, friends, family and supporters.  

A sincere thank you to Jason Bailey and Kary Martinez of Hotel Sorella for making the event a great success. We encourage you to partner with Hotel Sorella and the Valencia Group. To learn more about their wonderful hotel and services, please contact Kary Martinez at or Jason Bailey at

Thank you to everyone that joined us! See event photos below.

O&GA International is Kicking-off our 3rd Quarter Networking Events Thursday, July 13th at Hotel Sorella! Join Us!

JOIN Oil & Gas Admins International for great networking with industry professionals and supporters. Our organization is dedicated to career and personal development and global networking opportunities for oil and gas administrative and support professionals.


  • Upcoming programs
  • OGAP Certification and Training
  • Leadership Opportunities
  • Global Networking
  • Conferences and Events
  • and More

TAKE A TOUR of Hotel Sorella, the event sponsor, and learn about the fantastic services they have to offer.

  • Hotel Sorella is hosting light appetizers and drinks for this event.
  • Valet and garage parking available.

Enter O&GA’S Annual BIG Raffle and Win!


O&GA’s BIG Raffle gives participants a chance to win fabulous raffle prizes donated by our wonderful vendors and supporters!   Proceeds will go toward O&GA programs and scholarships with a portion to Autism research.

Purchase 1 ticket for $10.00 or 5 6 tickets for $50.00 – purchase five and get a bonus ticket free! 

You may make your ticket purchases below or by contacting O&GA International at  O&GA Leadership team members may also have tickets for purchase.  Online ticket sales end at 12:00 PM June 14th!  Winners will be announced LIVE at the 4th Annual Oil & Gas Admins International Conference and Vendor Exhibition.  Be sure to bookmark and like our Facebook page to be a part of the action!  Ticket purchasers do not have to be present to win.  

Want to be a part of the action?  DONATE A RAFFLE ITEM >>

We sincerely appreciate our raffle sponsors and encourage you to support their businesses.  Thank you very much for supporting Oil & Gas Admins International!


 Check below as we continue to add raffle items!
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THANK YOU for Helping Us Celebrate Our Outstanding Supporters at the O&GA Vendor Appreciation Event – an Old Hollywood Affair!

This past Friday was a BLAST!  Everyone came out Old Hollywood style to help Oil & Gas Admins International celebrate outstanding vendors!  We truly thank everyone that attended and appreciate you for sharing your Memorial Day weekend with us!  Congratulations to all the award recipients!  Check out the award recipient and event photos below! ⇓

Attendees were WOWED by the beautiful decor!  Tables were adorned with roses and crystal with beautiful gold table cloths and chair covers.  Large old Hollywood photos covered the rooms, setting the perfect scene.  A walk down the red carpet led to hand-carved Oscar inspired statues and even a hand-carved Lion’s head – all courtesy of Imagine That!

Along with the mingling and enjoyment, My Event is the Bomb provided an interactive photo booth that gave attendees an opportunity to let their hair down and have a lot of fun.  To top it off, P’s & Q’s Beverage Services served delicious champagne, wine and other beverages to go with the theme of the event.


As the ceremony drew near, attendees enjoyed a DELICIOUS food spread of Ahi tuna, White Cheddar Grits topped with braised beef, and a fabulous salad bar provided by Bailey Connor Catering.  The desserts of strawberry shortcake and flaming S’more shooters nearly stole the show!

The entire exceptional event was hosted by HSR Event Center.  We sincerely appreciate their hospitality and their phenomenal facility.  The room they provided for our award reception was appointed with a giant screened wall that displayed the logo of each honoree and was the talk of the event!

Every aspect of the event was wonderfully captured by MIM Television.

We encourage you to partner with our fabulous event sponsors.  Please see their contact information below.

HSR Event Center Elise Sartwelle 
Buffy Scott 
Bailey Connor Catering Veronika Millstid-Levine
Imagine That! Peggy Mejia Courtney | 281-444-9022
P’s and Q’s Beverage Service Karan Johnson |
My Event is the Bomb Malik McGhie |
MIM Television Nick Jones |

Thank you once again for joining us and we definitely missed you if you could not attend!  

O&GA Leadership Team



A Sincere THANK YOU to Courtyard by Marriott Houston Westchase for Hosting O&GA International’s Networking Event!

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We are sending out a huge THANK YOU to Courtyard by Marriott Houston Westchase for hosting O&GA International’s networking event May 9th!  Our hosts gave our attendees a treat when they surprised us with a fun photo booth provided by My Event is the Bomb!  There were many new faces in attendance and many new relationships were formed!

A sincere thank you to Thuy Pham, Dual Sales Manager, and Kendra Ketter, Director of Sales at Courtyard by Marriott Houston Westchase for making the event a great success.  We encourage you to partner with Courtyard by Marriott Houston Westchase.  To learn more about their wonderful hotel and services, please contact Thuy at or call 713.576.5541.

Thank you to everyone that joined us!  See event photos below.