Cont. Ed: Ethics Seminar: SPE Professionals Exemplify Integrity and Ethics

Speaker: Susan Howes
Speaker Susan Howes
Susan Howes is a Reservoir Management Consultant in Houston. She is formerly Reservoir Management Consultant at Chevron, with a prior assignment as Manager of the Horizons Program. Howes was previously Learning and Organizational Development Manager at Anadarko where she held roles of increasing responsibility in reservoir engineering, business development, corporate ...

Susan Howes is a Reservoir Management Consultant in Houston. She is formerly Reservoir Management Consultant at Chevron, with a prior assignment as Manager of the Horizons Program. Howes was previously Learning and Organizational Development Manager at Anadarko where she held roles of increasing responsibility in reservoir engineering, business development, corporate engineering and HR.


Howes is recognized an industry leader in petro-technical talent attraction, development and retention. She is an invited speaker and author on a variety of technical and business topics, including Reservoir Management, Uncertainty and Risk Management Planning, Reserves, Business Development, Ethics, Diversity/Inclusion, Employee Retention, Leadership, Negotiation and Conflict Resolution, Work/Life Balance, Dual Career Couples, Career Management, Mentoring, Workforce Trends, Petroleum Engineering Education and Networking. 


A Petroleum Engineering graduate of the University of Texas, Howes led the Chevron UT Petroleum Engineering Recruiting Team.   She served as Chevron Women’s Network President and Vice President, and is an active member of Society of Women Engineers. Howes is chair of the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) Soft Skills Committee, having previously served as Chair of the SPE Gulf Coast Section and SPE Regional Director for Gulf Coast North America.  Howes has served on numerous SPE committees, in task forces, in advisory roles, taught short courses and has been recognized with several SPE awards, including the SPE Distinguished Service Award, and is an SPE Distinguished Member.

Full Description

An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility is paramount to every SPE member working in the petroleum industry. However, the ethical dilemmas they experience while progressing through their career stages can vary in nature and complexity, spanning a broad spectrum from student issues to those encountered at an executive level position. Common ethical issues include confidentiality, conflict of interest, copyrights, intellectual property, data fabrication, misrepresentation of safety, compliance with regulations, reserves overbooking, corruption, plagiarism, cheating, and incomplete citations of others’ work. Ethical behavior is required to manage relationships with contractors, vendors, partners, land owners, competitors, governments, regulatory agencies, employees, management and coworkers.   This workshop is designed to raise ethical awareness and to facilitate SPE members in understanding and following the twelve canons in SPE’s Code of Professional Conduct.  The goals of the workshop will be achieved by engaging the workshop participants in discussing well known case studies from the oil and gas industry, as well as from other industries.  Understanding integrity and ethical behavior supports development of the soft skills of leadership and diversity.

Organizer Sunil Lakshminarayanan

Limited number of subidized passes(priced at $20) for students and members in transition will be available. Please contact Sunil Lakshminarayanan (sunil_lakshminarayanan@oxy.com) for more details.


E-mail: sunil_lakshminarayanan@oxy.com


Phone: 281-248-1443

When?

Fri, Jul. 29, 2016
11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. US/Central

How Much?

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Where?

SPEI Houston Training Center
10777 Westheimer Rd.
Houston, Texas 77042

Phone: (713) 457-6815
Fax: (713) 779-4216

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