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.



“Education is not a preparation for life; education is life itself.”

- John Dewey, American Philosopher


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 no positions open. Please contact other SPE GCS Study Groups or Committees. Good luck!


Position Name Phone
Past Chair John "J.J." Jackson None

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