Cont. Ed: Ethics Seminar: Engineering Ethics

Speaker: Dr. Ivor Ellul
Speaker Dr. Ivor Ellul
Dr. Ivor Ellul began his career in the oil and gas industry in 1980, in West Germany, as a design engineer on pipeline and storage tank systems.  After specializing in the modeling of multiphase flow in pipelines, he worked for a number of years in the area of numerical modeling ...

Dr. Ivor Ellul began his career in the oil and gas industry in 1980, in West Germany, as a design engineer on pipeline and storage tank systems.  After specializing in the modeling of multiphase flow in pipelines, he worked for a number of years in the area of numerical modeling of single and multi-phase pipelines. He has conducted a comprehensive number of pipeline simulation studies for clients worldwide.  Recent experience includes various executive positions in the upstream area of the oil and gas industry. He has been involved in starting up a number of ventures, among them Knowledge Reservoir which he successfully exited in 2013.


Dr. Ellul is visiting Professor to the Petroleum Engineering Department of Imperial College London, where he lectures the M.S. course on pipeline and process engineering. He is also a past member of the advisory board of the Faculty of Petroleum Engineering of the University of Houston. He has served on the advisory board of Energy Ventures and on the Board of Trustees of Duchesne Academy of the Sacred Heart. He currently serves as Chairman of the Pipeline Simulation Interest Group as well as Chair of the Society of Petroleum Engineers, Gulf Coast Section.


Dr. Ellul holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Malta and MS and PhD degrees in Petroleum Engineering from Imperial College, London. Dr. Ellul is a registered Chartered Engineer in the United Kingdom and a registered Professional Engineer in the state of Texas.

Full Description

 There are a number of definitions of Ethics and, specifically, Engineering Ethics. An appropriate one is offered by the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department of the University of Missouri in their handbook on Engineering Ethics, namely: “Ethics is the study of the characteristics of morals, and involves the moral choices made by individuals as they interact with other persons. Engineers need to be aware of ethics as they make choices during their professional practice of engineering. Engineering ethics will be defined as the rules and standards governing the conduct of engineers in their roles as professionals”

The seminar will present and discuss codes of ethics as well as case studies that help us, as Petroleum Engineers, navigate our day-to-day professional careers. The seminar is appropriate for new graduates as well as seasoned professionals and will qualify for a the annual PDH required by the Texas Board of Professional Engineers.

When?

Fri, Jul. 21, 2017
11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. US/Central

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Houston, Texas 77042

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