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Chairman's Corner September 2008

Who Are We, and Why Are We Here?   by Bill bowers, Exterran 2008-2009 SPE GCS Chairman   As we enter a new year of activities in the SPE Gulf Coast Section and I begin my term as Chair, I reflect on how and why I arrived at this particular point in this particular organization. I’m also considering the diversity of cultures, education, and work experiences, and the variety of wants and needs that our membership brings to the Section. I grew up and attended university in a state without a single commercial oil or gas well. As a student of electrical engineering, I joined the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) in search of networking and professional development opportunities. Nearing graduation, and with the dreaded “grey cube” looming, I interviewed and eventually took a job with a funny-sounding …


Magic Suitcase

The Magic Suitcase is a set of hands-on presentation materials, both audiovisual and physical demonstrations, that allow our members to convey an understanding of what we do in the oil and gas industry. These presentations teach science and engineering concepts to a wide variety of audiences, covering topics that span all segments of the oil and gas industry.


SPE-GCS e-Newsletter July 2008

SPE-GCS e-Newsletter Sponsored by: PetroSkills PetroSkills: PetroSkills’ training programs are directed by industry experts to ensure proven, business relevant, and practical best practice methods. Training that fuels the petroleum industry. Calendar Events for July 2008 Expanding Facilities Knowledge Workshop, Session 2: "Processing" Sponsor: Projects, Facilities and Construction Study Group Speaker's Names: Robert W. Chin, PHD PE Shell Days: Tue 1-July-08 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM CST Location: Fluor Engineering One Fluor Daniel Drive Sugarland TX 77478 Summary: Overview of basic topsides processing of oil, gas and water, as well as introduce Piping and instrument diagrams (P&IDs) and Process Flow Diagrams (PFDs).... Register | Google Maps | Add to Calendar Expanding Facilities Knowledge Workshop, Session 3: " Valves" Sponsor: Projects, Facilities and Construction Study Group Speaker's Names: Ron Manson Director of Application Engineering, Cameron Days: Tue 15-July-08 4:00 PM - 6:00 …


SPE-GCS e-Newsletter June 2008

SPE-GCS e-Newsletter Sponsored by: PetroSkills PetroSkills: PetroSkills’ training programs are directed by industry experts to ensure proven, business relevant, and practical best practice methods. Training that fuels the petroleum industry. Calendar Events for June 2008 2008 Sporting Clays Tournament Sponsor: Society of Petroleum Engineers Days: Fri 6-Jun-08 7:30 AM - to - 5:30 PM CST Location: Rio Brazos Hunting Preserve, 4430 Guyler Road, Simonton (Wallis) Texas 77485 USA Summary: On behalf of officers and committee members of the 2008 Society of Petroleum Engineers Gulf Coast Section Sporting Clays Tournament, it is my pleasure to announce this year’s event to be held at Rio Brazos benefitting the SPE-GCS Scholarship Fund & Bright Light Foundation. Google Maps | Add to Calendar Roughneck Camp Sponsor: Young Professionals Days: Fri 13-Jun-08 8:00 AM - to - 5:30 PM CST Location: Renaissance Houston Hotel 6 …