SPE-GCS Annual Awards & Scholarship Banquet

Speaker: Karen Olson, Southwestern Energy Company
Speaker Karen Olson, Southwestern Energy Company
Karen Olson is Southwestern Energy's Director of Strategic Solutions Team, which is accountable for bringing Southwestern Energy to Freshwater Neutral by 2016, as well as working with operations to develop operational opportunities which balances the economic and environmental impact of our operations.  Prior positions with Southwestern Energy include Corporate Completion Engineering ...

Karen Olson is Southwestern Energy's Director of Strategic Solutions Team, which is accountable for bringing Southwestern Energy to Freshwater Neutral by 2016, as well as working with operations to develop operational opportunities which balances the economic and environmental impact of our operations.  Prior positions with Southwestern Energy include Corporate Completion Engineering Chief and a Completion Expert for the Fayetteville in Houston, Texas. Previous work experiences have been 10 years with BP as a Completion Team Leader in GOM Deep Water as well as the Stimulation Team Leader in the North Sea and 14 years with Mobil where she worked both onshore US and offshore US as well as the North Sea where she developed and/or evaluated numerous fields from exploration through development. She has been a Completion/Reservoir Engineer for over 30 years with expertise in the design/modeling (both pre and post) and operational execution of hydraulic fracturing.  She has a Master of Science degree from Texas A&M in Petroleum Engineering (1987) and a BS in Petroleum Engineering from LSU (1983). 


Karen has been a committee member of numerous SPE forums, workshops and conferences related to hydraulic fracturing.  For the last seven years she has been a Guest Editor for the Deepwater and Hydraulic Fracturing section of the JPT (Journal of Petroleum Technology). In 2009, she was awarded the SPE Gulf Coast North America Regional Production and Operations Award.  She was the 2014 and is the current 2015 Chairperson for the SPE Hydraulic Fracturing Conference.  Previous Chairs have been Dr. Dan Hill and Dr. Stephen Holditch.  She was also the subcommittee Chairperson for the 2014 ATCE Stimulation committee and was recently honored as a Distinguished Member of SPE.


She holds a BS degree in Petroleum Engineering from LSU and a MS degree in Petroleum Engineering from Texas A&M.  Karen currently sits on the Industry Board for the Petroleum Engineering Department at Texas A&M.

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Join the SPE Gulf Coast Section as we celebrate another year of student success, emerging professionals, established industry leaders and long-time members and supporters!

Every year the Society of Petroleum Engineers Gulf Coast Section (SPE-GCS) holds a banquet to honor SPE Scholarship recipients, Young Professionals, the SPE Legion of Honor, and the recipients of the SPE Gulf Coast Section North America Regional awards and SPE Gulf Coast Section awards. 

The 2015 SPE Gulf Coast Section Scholarship and Awards Banquet will be held on Thursday, May 21, 2015 at the Red Oak Ballroom at the Norris Convention Center, City Centre Houston near the Sam Houston Tollway at I-10 from 6pm to 10pm. 

The SPE- GCS gives over $350,000 annually in scholarships.  The annual SPE-GCS Awards Banquet recognizes the high school seniors and college students who have received an SPE-GCS, Communities In Schools – Houston, or SPE Auxiliary scholarship for the 2015-16 academic year.  The scholarship recipients and their parents are invited to attend.  This is a great opportunity to welcome outstanding students into the petroleum industry and to make a positive impression on members of the community.  In addition, this event also recognizes our Legion of Honor award recipients as well as our SPE Sectional and Regional award winners.  Members of the Legion of Honor have served SPE for fifty years and will be honored for their long-standing commitment to our professional society.

This year we are especially honored to present keynote speaker Karen Olson from Southwestern Energy.

Additionally we look forward to the return of our emcee Mark Vandermeer, the Voice of the Houston Texans.

The Gulf Coast Section is SPE’s largest section, with the most members of all SPE sections worldwide. This night is your chance to show your support to those of us who are entering the industry, those of us who are leading the industry, and those of us who have spent their lives in the industry.

Sign up to attend or sponsor today! Let everyone know that you support the continued success of the Gulf Coast Section.

*Vegetarian options of pasta and vegetables will be available with the buffet.  Please note any other dietary concerns in the "Comments" section of your registration form.

*Please note in the "Comments" if you prefer to be seated with anyone in particular, and please mention their name(s)..

For more information, please contact our committee chairs: Jeremy Viscomi, jviscomi@pttc.org, and James Rodgerson, james.rodgerson@bp.com.

 

Items to note:

Attire for the event is business.
 
Valet parking is available for $10.
 
Garage parking is available.

 

 

Sponsorships

Letter to Sponsors - Information on being a Sponsor of this well-attended event.

Letter to Scholarship Sponsors - Information on being a Sponsor of 2015-16 SPE Gulf Coast Section Scholarships

Letter to Internship Sponsors - Information on being a Sponsor of Internships for SPE Gulf Coast Section Scholarship Students

 

Click here to view Past Awards Banquet photos and files!

Organizer Jeremy Viscomi & James Rodgerson

When?

Thu, May. 21, 2015
6 p.m. - 9 p.m. America/Chicago

How Much?

A $5 donation for the SPE-GCS Scholarship Fund has automatically been added to the registration fee. Use OptOut in the Discount Code field if you do not wish to donate at this time.
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Where?

Norris Center CityCentre, Red Oak Ballroom
801 Town & Country Blvd, #210
Houston, TX 77024
United States

Refund Policy: You must notify the SPE-GCS office of your intent to cancel at least 24 hours prior to the event date to receive a refund. For all refund inquiries, email spe-gcs@spe.org. View our Terms & Conditions for more information.