The SPE GCS Continuing Education Committee is responsible for providing continuing education opportunities for its members as needed for their professional development and career management. It does so by:
  • Organizing short educational events.
  • Piloting short courses for the Society of Petroleum Engineers - the majority of SPE-sanctioned short courses were either developed or piloted in the Gulf Coast Section.
  • Championing timely initiatives, such as distance learning, computer-based training, cooperative efforts with universities and other professional societies.



“Knowledge is of no value unless you put it into practice.”

Anton Chekov


Annual Recurring Events  

"Oil Patch Writing" with Jeanne M. Perdue, Occidental Oil and Gas Corporation

"Writing SPE Technical Papers: Abstracts, Manuscripts, Presentations & More" with Terry Palisch, VP of Technology and Engineering, CARBO Ceramics

"Solids Control: Lowering Drilling Cost and Improving Performance with Field Data" with Mike Morgenthaler, President, Cutpoint, Inc.

Continuing Education Team



Volunteer with SPE GCS

The Continuing Education Committee has the following positions open: TBD

Fill out the following form and the Chair will be in touch with you about volunteering opportunities.


Position Name Phone
Chair Patricia E. Carreras None
Communications Chair Debora Martogi Simanjuntak None
Communications Chair Ricardo Antonio Lara Orozco None
Program Chair Serhii Kryvenko None
Program Chair Brian Womeldurf None

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