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President’s Award for Excellence—8th in a Row!

Congratulations! For the eighth year in a row, SPE selected the Gulf Coast Section to receive the 2006 SPE President’s Award for Section Excellence. This prestigious award recognizes SPE sections whose efforts in member programs, technology dissemination, and cooperation with other civic and professional organizations are exceptional. The award will be presented at the President’s Luncheon on Wednesday, September 27 during the SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio.


Chairman''s Corner

New Program Year Kicks Off It’s that time again—time to develop plans for a new program year for the SPE Gulf Coast Section. As we start the planning process, I like to begin with the end in mind. Our objective is to develop a program for the year which is consistent with our mission, while at the same time ensuring the financial health of the Gulf Coast Section. Our mission is laid out in the section by-laws; it is to �� Provide forums that afford members the opportunity to upgrade and maintain professional competence Provide social interaction that increases member participation in section activities as a whole, while striving to maintain the integrity of the section Support programs in area primary and secondary schools to encourage students to develop their abilities in mathematics, science, and engineering Support engineering programs at …


GCS Members Contribute at SPE Board Meeting in Moscow

Picture a large conference room with microphones for every pair of participants and individual name placards set on tables configured in a formal U-shaped arrangement for about 50 people. The SPE president 2005, president 2006, president elect 2007, and the vice president of finance are seated at the head table. The meeting is conducted formally using Robert’s Rules of Order, with opening comments such as “Madam President, I make a motion that…” followed by lengthy proposals. No, this isn’t the United Nations, and all business is conducted in English without the benefit of simultaneous translation. This is the final session of the SPE International board of directors meeting in Moscow. The SPE International board of directors meets in live sessions three times per year. One meeting is held in conjunction with the Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition (ATCE), and the …


SPE Board Members Break to Tour Historic Moscow

It is said all work and no play makes Jack a dull boy. Although a lot of business was conducted during three full days of work sessions, board members James Pappas, Janeen Judah, and Susan Howes managed to take in some interesting sight seeing in the afternoons— this was the first trip to Russia for each. The group toured the sites open to the public at the Kremlin, but Red Square was off limits because of a Pink Floyd concert scheduled that evening. They strolled past some of the official buildings and President Putin’s office to two Russian Orthodox Cathedrals, inside which several patriarchs and czars were buried. A nearby park featured a massive 30-foot tall bell that had been built specifically to ring in the coronation of Catherine the Great. Next the SPE board members visited the Armory Building, …


ELP Broom Ball/Mixer July 28 2006

2006 ELP Broomball Mixer       Pictures courtesy of Schipul - The Web Marketing Company


Sporting Clays Tournament Results 2006

Final Scores:   1st Place Master Class 2nd Place Master Class Team 69 – Jay Hursh Team 76 – Mike Russel Score 457 Score 465 1st Place AA Class  2nd Place AA Class Team 45 – Dan Moore Team 43 – Rick Storey  Score 428 Score 427 1st Place A Class 2nd Place A Class Team 114 – Jimmy Moore Team 5 – Sam Murray  Score 399 Score 396 1st Place B Class 2nd Place B Class  Team 4 – Craig Stahl Team 126 – Daryl Johnson Score 369 Score 368 1st Place C Class  2nd Place C Class Team 26 – Earl Devall Team 123 – John Crawford Score 348 Score 343 1st Place D Class  2nd Place D Class  Team 95 – Sammy Cosper Team 32 – Weldon Nanson Score 308 Score 306   >> Click here to download …


From the Chair - Are You Bored or Boring?

A friend of mine tells a story of a discussion between him and his mother when he was 6 years old. “Mom, I’m bored,” he said. “Son, that just means that you''re boring,” she replied. Ouch! It sounds harsh, but his mom was trying to make a very specific point. If you’re bored with your current situation, then do something about it. Don''t just sit around being “boring” by doing nothing. Many of us take introspective assessments of our lives and think that things could be better. You may have even identified that you are somewhat bored. Many of us have diagnosed ourselves with boredom but cannot explain why. After all, oil prices are high, activity is booming, and everyone is busy. How can any of us possibly be bored? I’ll argue that this boredom results from a pattern of …


Summer Internships Needed for Scholarship Recipients

The Society of Petroleum Engineers Gulf Coast Section has helped place many of its scholarship recipients in summer internships during the past few years. Internships give the students hands-on experience in the petroleum industry and an idea of what daily engineering work is like. This experience makes our scholarship recipients greater assets as new hires to the companies that employ them after graduation. These internships benefit both the students and your companies. To follow through with our commitment to encourage high school seniors to enter the petroleum field, the SPE GCS works to place many of these students in jobs during the summer before they start college. This year we anticipate having a large number of our scholarship recipients interested in summer internships. We ask you and your companies for help in placing these students in summer jobs. Please consider …


Gulf Coast Section Awards Banquet Slide Shows

Thank you to all who attended our Gulf Coast Section Awards Banquet earlier this month at the beautiful Rice Hotel in downtown Houston. Those in attendance were treated to a wonderful talk from the Honorable Mayor Bill White. Mayor White gave the new scholarship winners some words of wisdom, and with a landslide win of 91% of voters in the mayoral election there were some keen ears in the crowd. Amongst the night’s events was the SPE - Gulf Coast Section Scholarship and Houston SPE Auxiliary winners. High school seniors from around the area received their scholarships to various engineering colleges. Click on the link below to view the slides of our lucky Scholarship winners Part I Part II Our Scholarship Renewal students were also on hand to accept their renewed Scholarships. Click on the link below to view the …


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