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December 2014 Events

SPEI Workshop: Southern Extension of the Eagle Ford Shale: A Cross-Border Collaboration

Location: Omni Corpus Christi Hotel
Date: December 2-3, 2014
Summary:   This two-day workshop is a collaboration with Southwest Texas and Mexico City sections to discuss new data indicating that the prolific Eagle Ford formation extends further south than originally ...

SPEI: Leadership Academy / Inspiring Your Path to Success

Location: SPE Houston Office
Date: December 2, 2014
Summary: This exciting three-day interactive course provides the tools and resources to help you make a successful transition from a technically-orientated individual contributor to a leadership role ...

Reservoir: Operational Excellence in O&G Upstream: What is it and how to achieve it?

Location: Petroleum Club
Date: December 2, 2014
Summary: Operational Excellence (OE) is often, and inaccurately, used in the industry to refer to a variety of desirable attributes. Some executives use it to speak about high levels of operational ...

Young Professionals Board Meeting

Location: ExxonMobil Downtown
Date: December 2, 2014
Summary: Please join the SPE Young Professionals for their December board meeting. 

Bus. Devt: Gastar Exploration – An Expanding Product (and Profit) Turnaround Story

Location: Four Seasons Hotel
Date: December 3, 2014
Summary: Join us at the Four Seasons Hotel as Russell Porter will update us on Gastar’s recent transformation. From a company with 100% natural gas production in 2010, to one receiving over 70% of its revenues from liquids and with a solid portfolio which creates one of the most attractive oil and gas investment opportunities in the US ...

Drilling: Oilfield Markets in 2015 - Joint Luncheon with AADE

Location: Petroleum Club
Date: December 4, 2014
Summary: The global oilfield equipment & service market enjoyed record years in 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014 while oil prices were stable to slightly declining.  Some markets, like hydraulic fracturing and ...

R&D Study Group – Panel Discussion: Frontiers in Production Chemistry (NOTE: We are meeting on Friday this month)

Location: Norris Center - Westchase
Date: December 5, 2014
Summary: The hardware and software technologies utilized in the oil & gas industry are a highly visible form of innovation enhancing the exploration of reserves. The application of chemical technologies, throughout ...

YP - Volunteering at the Beacon

Location: The Beacon - John S. Dunn Outreach Center
Date: December 7, 2014
Summary:   Please join SPE-GCS Young Professionals in their support of The Beacon, a nonprofit organization helping the poor and homeless populations of the Houston area. Since opening in 2007, the ...


Location: Petroleum Club, 43rd Floor
Date: December 9, 2014
Summary:  This meeting is the annual joint meeting of the SPE-GCS General Meeting study group and the Houston Chapter of the American Petroleum Institute (API).  Two speakers will make presentations ...

Northside: Addressing the Water Management Challenge through Commitment to “Fresh Water Neutral”

Location: Greenspoint Club
Date: December 9, 2014
Summary: Water and Energy are two of the most important concerns of the world today.  In early 2013, Southwestern Energy (SWN) committed to achieve 'Fresh Water Neutral' by 2016 and launched our ...

YP Annual Christmas Party

Location: Saint Arnold's Brewery
Date: December 9, 2014
Summary:     Join us for the annual SPE Christmas Party @ Saint Arnold's Brewery Tuesday December 9th 2014 6pm-8pm Wear Red/Green or those Ugly Sweaters and enjoy networking with fellow Oil ...

International: The Mexican Energy Reform: Will Mexico Be Competitive?

Location: The Petroleum Club of Houston
Date: December 10, 2014
Summary: Late last year, the Mexican government approved a constitutional change that opened the country’s oil and gas industry to foreign investment, ending 76 years of state monopoly. With the first ...

SPEI: Shale Oil & Gas: An Executive Summary

Location: SPEI Houston Training Center
Date: December 11, 2014
Summary:  The primary course objectives are to provide a quick-paced, non-technical overview of how the oil & gas industry identifies and evaluates the commercial potential of a ...

YP - Elves & More Bicycle Build

Location: NRG Center in Halls C&D
Date: December 13, 2014
Summary:   Join SPE Young Professionals for the annual Elves & More Bicycle Build. Each year Elves & More partner with elementary schools to encourage students in kindergarten through third grade ...