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

Speaker: Susan Howes
Speaker Susan Howes
Susan Howes joined Subsurface Consultants and Associates, LLC (SCA) in 2016 as Vice President of Engineering. In 1982, Susan began her career with Anadarko as an Engineer in Denver, Colorado. Through the years, she held a variety of engineering positions of increasing responsibility, including Learning and Organizational Development Manager. In ...

Susan Howes joined Subsurface Consultants and Associates, LLC (SCA) in 2016 as Vice President of Engineering. In 1982, Susan began her career with Anadarko as an Engineer in Denver, Colorado. Through the years, she held a variety of engineering positions of increasing responsibility, including Learning and Organizational Development Manager. In 2007, she joined Chevron as Horizons Program Manager and afterwards moved into their Reservoir Management function providing functional leadership that resulted in improved production and reserve trends.


Susan has coauthored several papers and articles on the topics of uncertainty management, risk management, and talent management for SPE conferences and publications. She is past chair of the SPE Soft Skills Committee, having previously served as SPE Regional Director for Gulf Coast North America, is a recipient of the SPE DeGolyer Distinguished Service Medal and is an SPE Distinguished Member. Howes holds a BS degree in Petroleum Engineering from the University of Texas.


As the Vice President of Engineering for SCA, Susan will be responsible for maintaining the highest technical quality standards for SCA's recruitment, consultancy and training services. Additionally, she will participate in the direction, administration, and coordination of SCA's operations, manage technical projects, and serve as the company's primary liaison to the engineering community through her continued involvement in the SPE and other organizations.

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

E-mail: sunil_lakshminarayanan@oxy.com


Phone: 281-248-1443

When?

Fri, Jun. 30, 2017
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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