Cont. Ed: Oil Patch Writing Workshop

Speaker Jeanne M.Perdue
Jeanne Perdue received a BS degree in Chemistry from the State University of New York at Albany. She started her career as a chemist at the Texaco Research Laboratories in Bellaire, where she did core analysis and heavy oil analysis. She later conducted research and literature searches at the Texaco ...

Jeanne Perdue received a BS degree in Chemistry from the State University of New York at Albany. She started her career as a chemist at the Texaco Research Laboratories in Bellaire, where she did core analysis and heavy oil analysis. She later conducted research and literature searches at the Texaco Library – before Google was invented. Perdue then became an oil and gas journalist, covering drilling and information technology for Hart's E&P magazine and launching Upstream Technology magazine, which won local and international awards from the Society for Technical Communication. She is now a technical writer at Occidental Petroleum, preparing field development plans, maintenance and operations procedures, best practices, and concession proposals for the Middle East Support Team.


A Distinguished Member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers, Perdue has served as Scholarship Chair, Community Services Chair, Membership Chair, Secretary, and Chair of the Gulf Coast Section. She has also served as a technical editor and Review Chairman for the SPE Reservoir Engineering journal and was instrumental in getting SPE papers digitized for searching on CD-ROM, which has since become www.OnePetro.org. She has also served on the Alief ISD school board and was president of the Alief ISD Education Foundation for 10 years.

Full Description

Unlike generic technical writing courses, this petroleum-specific class will focus on upstream jargon and oil industry writing standards following the SPE Style Guide. Developed for engineers and geoscientists, this course starts by defining the parts of speech as building blocks, then teaches students how to use them correctly to build strong sentences, paragraphs, and documents that are clear, concise, and correct. Grammar, usage, capitalization, and punctuation rules are illustrated using good and bad writing examples taken from real-life oil industry writings. Microsoft Word tips for formatting text, figures, tables, and equations will be shared, along with editing and proofreading techniques for polishing the final product. Sprinkled throughout will be funny typos to make you LOL, and a useful workbook will be provided to remind you of the rules and give you an opportunity to practice them in class.

Organizer Sunil Lakshminarayanan

When?

Fri, May. 26, 2017
8:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. US/Central

How Much?

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    (ends 05/25/2017)
  • Non Members -  $45.00
    (ends 05/25/2017)
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    (ends 05/25/2017)
  • Members in Transition/Students -  $15.00
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Where?

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

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