YP: Today’s Petroleum Engineering Professional Registration Process

Speaker GARY BING WINES
Graduated from the University of Oklahoma in 1962 with a B.S. Degree in Petroleum Engineering.  He worked for Cities Service Oil Company in Odessa, Texas, and Great Bend, Kansas.  He moved to Oklahoma City and worked for Tenneco and Lear Petroleum before getting into the Consulting business in 1976 as ...

Graduated from the University of Oklahoma in 1962 with a B.S. Degree in Petroleum Engineering.  He worked for Cities Service Oil Company in Odessa, Texas, and Great Bend, Kansas.  He moved to Oklahoma City and worked for Tenneco and Lear Petroleum before getting into the Consulting business in 1976 as Winrock Engineering, Inc.  He was a member of the SPE Engineering Registration Committee from 1973 to 1989 (16 years) and was chairman for two terms in 1975 and 1976.  He prepared and scored Petroleum Professional Exams for SPE and NCEES in the mid 1970's and helped to prepare and score exams through 1986.  He was the primary author of the first edition of the SPE book, "A Guide to Professional Registration for Petroleum Engineers" in 1979 and helped re-edit it through its fifth edition in 1985.  He helped set up and co-instructed the first Professional Registration Review Course for Petroleum Engineers in 1979 for SPE and continued to co-instruct the Course through 1988 for SPE.  Since 1989, he has continued to instruct similar P.E. Review Courses throughout the U.S.  He has authored several papers on Professional Registration.  He is currently a licensed Professional Engineer in Oklahoma.  He became a SPE Distinguished Member in 1987, received a SPE Regional Service Award in 1989 and became a fifty year SPE member in 2015.

Full Description

Please join us for the Young Professional Group's April Luncheon. Gary Bing Wines will be presenting on the following topic:

TODAY'S PETROLEUM ENGINEERING PROFESSIONAL REGISTRATION PROCESS

 

ABSTRACT

Today’s Professional Registration process involves eight distinct steps for the Petroleum Engineer.  The first step is obtaining a college degree.  The second step is applying to take the Fundamental Exam (FE) – usually in the last year in college.  The third step is taking and passing the Fundamental Exam.  The fourth step is obtaining a minimum of four years of industry experience. The fifth step is applying with a state board to take the Professional Exam (PE) in Petroleum Engineering.  The sixth step is getting approval from a state board to take the PE Exam.

The seventh step is taking and passing the common national Petroleum Engineer Exam.  The eighth and final step is obtaining a state board recognized Professional Engineering stamp.

The Petroleum Engineering PE Exam first arrived in 1973 and has seen many changes over the years.  It was an objective style exam for over twenty years.  Now it is a full multiple choice exam.  The overall pass rates have averaged 70% over the past fifteen years.  The PE Registration requirements have also improved and stiffened over the past two decades. The post-Macondo effect was seen, for the first time, on this past year's Petroleum PE Exam.

 

Organizer Brittany Niles, Hilton Butchard, Arash Shadravan

Please contact with any questions:


Brittany Niles - brittany.niles@shell.com


 

When?

Wed, Apr. 22, 2015
11 a.m. - 1 p.m. US/Central

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Houston Technology Center
410 Pierce Street
Houston, TX 77002
United States

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