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Activities at OBB
Friday, April 29, 2016
6:30pm – Reception with passed hors d’oeuvres
7:45pm – Program, Dinner, Dancing, Silent Auction
The event will take in the Ballroom and The Dining Room of the Houston Racquet Club located at 10709 Memorial Drive just east of Voss. The reception prior to the event will take place in Creekside Lounge (HRC Lobby).
Tickets are $150 per person and include Emirates First Class treatment with a red carpet entrance and being greeted by the elegant Emirates flight attendants, professional red carpet photo keepsake and VIP cocktail reception, Open Bar, dinner buffet, live entertainment, silent auction, printed program and valet.
Visit (Event Code: OBB2016) to purchase tickets and sponsorships.
The Oil Barons Ball is a means to celebrate the O&G industry. Especially in these uncertain and turbulent times, it’s more important than ever to make valuable contacts and build relationships. Let’s ride out this oil storm together. Come show your camaraderie with your fellow exploration and oilfield service companies in the industry.
A portion of the proceeds will support Casa de Esperanza, a local children’s orphanage in Houston that provides a safe place for children in crisis due to abuse and neglect. The HRC Oil & Gas Society is pleased to assist such a worthy organization so that these children will hopefully live a normal and fulfilling life.
The Oil Barons Ball is open for all to attend regardless if you are in the Oil & Gas industry. Invite friends, clients, suppliers, and co-workers. Past guests have included real estate agents, jewelers, residential and commercial construction and medical professionals. We’ve also had guests travel from West Texas, Ohio and beyond.
This is a “Black-tie and Boots” inspired gala. Black-tie is preferred, but men may wear a suit or Texas Tuxedo (blue jeans, tuxedo shirt with jacket). For ladies, formal gown or cocktail attire (dress or pants). Cowboy boots and hats are encouraged.
You will be given a table number upon check-in. If you would like to sit with certain attendees, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Dinner will be served buffet style with bar service in the Ballroom and The Dining Room (TDR). TDR will also have lounge seating and a coffee/dessert station.
Enjoy your Emirates First Class reception and take pictures with the beautiful flight attendants of Emirates, the official Oil Barons Ball Sponsor.
Thanks to our Drilling Manager sponsors (Geotrace Technologies, United Performance Metals, and White Marlin O&G), have your picture made on the red carpet that you will take home with you as a keepsake.
See a wireline truck up close and personal. Renegade Wireline is bringing one of their high tech and decked out wireline trucks all the way from West Texas.