New Engineering Manager Joins InterAct

InterAct is pleased to announce the addition of Val Lerma, P.E., as Engineering Manager at InterAct. Ms. Lerma comes to InterAct with a wealth of experience within the oil and gas industry. Having spent over 30 years working with both major and independent operators, on and offshore, her experience with drilling, reservoir, production engineering, as well as management will serve to grow InterAct’s engineering capabilities.

Ms. Lerma served as the Engineering Manager, Business Development Manager, and President of Orchard Petroleum Inc., and Orchard E&P, LLC. Ms. Lerma taught the drilling engineering undergraduate and graduate course at USC for 7 years, and currently teaches various oil and gas classes for both the PTTC and EUCI. Ms. Lerma is on the Curriculum Advisory Board for the University of North Dakota’s petroleum engineering department, and is a member of the local API Board. Val has authored and co-authored several SPE papers and is a licensed professional petroleum engineer in the State of California.

Michelle Pasini, president of InterAct, says, “We are delighted to welcome Val as part of the InterAct team.  Her strong technical as well as management experience will help us continue to grow and develop the business.  The depth of her expertise in production engineering and field development optimization enhances our consulting offering to the industry.  Val’s background working for both large and small operators gives her intimate knowledge of our client’s needs.  She will continue to lead training courses in drilling related topics to the benefit of our staff and customers alike.”

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