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Engineering Ethics – July 2004 SPE-GCS Newsletter

Have you noticed that the programming of the SPE Gulf Coast Section is featuring morespeakers on engineering ethics? Sixty-two people attended the May 11 SPE Facilities andConstruction Study Group meeting where an engineering ethics video and discussion called“Incident at Morales” was presented by Elbert Link. An August 24 full-day workshop called “Ethics for the Practicing Engineer” will be taught by Ray James. September 14 is the date scheduled for Ron Harrell to speak on “Ethical Relationships between Client and Consultant.” On October 20, Pete Rose will present “Anticipating and Resolving Ethical Conflicts in Petroleum Exploration and Production.” A crowd is anticipated at all of these fall SPE events in part because the Texas Board ofProfessional Engineers has included an annual hour of ethics training as part of the newContinuing Education Program for PE’s. The luncheons will also be of interest to other SPEmembers who …

SPE-GCS e-Newsletter - May 2004

Welcome to the Society of Petroleum Engineers - Gulf Coast Section electronic newsletter, provided as a service to SPE-GCS members.

SPE-GCS e-Newsletter - June 2004

Welcome to the Society of Petroleum Engineers - Gulf Coast Section electronic newsletter, provided as a service to SPE-GCS members.

Interested In Joining the BJM Upstreamers?

If you are seeking employment in the exploration, development or production end of the oil and gas industry, you are cordially invited to attend the next meeting of the BJM Upstreamers.

2004 SPE Photo Contest

Traveling around the oil patch,we all encounter some very powerful images,in terms of location,faces and equipment.Have you ever captured these images digitally or on film?

Then and Now - May 2004

Born in Cleveland, Ohio in 1865, he pursued his childhood interest in chemistry, ultimately earning a Ph.D. from Johns Hopkins University. He started work at Standard Oil in Cleveland as a chemist and in 1890, transferred to Standard Oil of Indiana.

Volunteers needed for Tech Transfer Committee

A new SPE Technology Transfer Committee is being formed here in the Houston area with a mandate to look at what emerging technology in our industry is being delivered to the Section


In Houston at the George R. Brown Convention Center September 26-29, 2004 As the host section for the 2004 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition, the Gulf Coast Section is looking for volunteers to help with registration, arrangements & high school student tours. All volunteers will receive a day pass for admission to the ATCE (so you can spend a half day volunteering and a half day enjoying the conference).

2004 Summer job placement of SPE-GCS Scholarship Recipients

The Society of Petroleum Engineers - Gulf Coast Section has placed many of its scholarship recipients in summer internships over the past few summers. Summer internships give the students hands-on experience in the petroleum industry and an idea of what day-to-day engineering work is like.

Chairman's Corner - April

During the past few months, the SPE Gulf Coast Section has experienced leadership changes in key roles, particularly at the board level. One might be concerned with the transition of leadership, but I continue to be amazed at the aptitude and commitment of the volunteers in our section. The leadership succession process is guided by our constant look at incoming talent and by participating members of study groups, committees, and board positions. Bearing this in mind, as more volunteers move through the organization into key roles, positions become vacant, creating an opportunity for you to get involved. It is clear to me that the future success of the Gulf Coast Section really does lie in the hands of these talented individuals. I invite you to consider ways you, too, can engage. I challenge you to review the many opportunities available …