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SPE-GCS e-Newsletter - September 2004

SPE-GCS Section events and news for the month of September 2004


SPE Honors and Awards Recognize Individuals

SPE honors and awards recognize individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the industry, the engineering profession, or to SPE. We''re pleased to announce that Gulf Coast Section members will be well represented in the honors and awards winners.


What is Leadership

Welcome to the new year for SPE in the Gulf Coast Section. I’m excited to start my eighth year serving on the GCS board of directors, this year in the very visible leadership position of chair. Trust me though, I’m not the only one doing the leading in Houston these days.


SPE Honors and Awards Recognize Individuals

SPE honors and awards recognize individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the industry, the engineering profession, or to SPE. We’re pleased to announce that Gulf Coast Section members will be well represented in the honors and awards winners.


Then and Now - Sept. 2004

September 1954 Does anyone remember the days when artillery practice was standard operating procedure at oil tank farms? In the late ‘40’s and early ‘50’s muzzle-loading cannons, some of Civil War vintage, were actually used to fight tank fires. The idea was so simplistic that an Aggie reportedly came up with it. The cannons were used to shoot a hole through the side of the tank near the water line and let the blazing oil run out into the earthen fire dike to burn itself out harmlessly, preferably before the water in the tank bottom began to boil with explosive results. Wouldn’t you know it that some Longhorns working for Magnolia Petroleum decided that they were going to deploy a more powerful cannon than those Aggies had been using. So they moved in their "Big Bertha" cannon. When their first …


GCS 2004 Kick-Off Meeting

Presentations and note from the GCS 2004 kick-off meeting.


Where to go for SPE-GCS web training

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SPE-GCS e-Newsletter - August 2004

SPE-GCS e-Newsletter Welcome to the Society of Petroleum Engineers - Gulf Coast Section electronic newsletter, provided as a service to SPE-GCS members.If you would like to be removed from this mailing list please reply to this email with the word "REMOVE" in the subject line. Gulf Coast Section Selected to Receive the 2004SPE President’s Award Congratulations! The Gulf Coast Section was selected to receive the 2004 SPE President’s Award for Section Excellence. This prestigious award recognizes SPE sections whose efforts in member programs, technology dissemination, cooperation with other civic and professional organizations are exceptional and much more. The award will be presented at the President’s Luncheon that will be held Wednesday, 29 September 2004 at 11:30 a.m., in the George R. Brown Convention Center’s George Bush Ballroom. Gulf Coast Section Well Represented in theSPE Honors and Awards Winners SPE honors …


SPE-GCS e-Newsletter - July 2004 (Awards Presentation)

We apologize for the linking error for the Awards Presentation of the previous e-Newsletter.


SPE-GCS e-Newsletter - July 2004

Welcome to the Society of Petroleum Engineers - Gulf Coast Section electronic newsletter, provided as a service to SPE-GCS members. If you would like to be removed from this mailing list please reply to this email with the word "REMOVE" in the subject line.