Sponsorships are being solicited for the Seventh Colloquium on Petroleum Engineering Education. The CPEE will be conveniently located in the Houston area for Gulf Coast Section members who are interested in attending. The CPEE will be held at The Woodlands Resort & Conference Center, on January 7-10, 2008. 

The CPEE is convened by SPE and the Association of Heads of US Petroleum Engineering Schools. Important issues for the industry as it strives to obtain the high-quality professionals needed to conquer tomorrow’s technical and social challenges will be discussed. Typical attendees at this event include petroleum engineering faculty, engineers who are members of industry advisory boards to petroleum engineering departments, chief engineers and managers charged with recruiting and retaining talent, HR representatives with responsibility for learning and organizational development, and government representatives.

Keynote speakers include:

  • Lane Sloan – Co-Author, “Terra Incognita: A Navigation Aide for Energy Leaders”
  • Dr. Don Paul, Chevron, VP and Chief of Technology
  • Dr. Bill Pike, Hart’s E&P Magazine, Editor-In-Chief
  • Ford Brett, Petroskills, President
  • Dr. Myles W. Scoggins, Colorado School of Mines, President 
  • Dr. Vik Rao, Halliburton, Sr. Vice President and CTO

More details on registration and sponsorship opportunities can be found at www.spegcs.org in the Calendar section and at www.spe.org in the Meetings/Events area. Single day registration options are available. Higher levels of sponsorship include registration passes.

All whining will be confined to the Monday evening “Whine and Cheese” event held prior to the conference.

Sessions will be held on these topics:

Session I - Sourcing E&P Manpower Needs

Session II – Preparing Tomorrow’s Petroleum Engineers ….Today’s Challenge

Session III – Identifying the Key Challenges for Today’s PE Departments

Session IV - Petroleum Engineering Competencies – Today vs. Tomorrow

Session V - The Future of Petroleum Engineering Departments

Session VI - Early Career Professionals