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.



"If you are not willing to learn, no one can help you.

If you are determined to learn, nobody can stop you."

Zig Ziglar

American author, salesman, and motivational speaker   

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.

"Reservoir and Production Engineering Surveillance & Management" with Chris Fair and team, Founder  and CEO, Oilfield Data Services, Inc.

Continuing Education Team



Volunteer with SPE GCS

The Continuing Education Committee is looking for volunteers.  Please reach out to our officers below !


Position Name Phone Email
Chair Mariela Araujo None
Vice Chair Yani Araujo+De+Itriago None
Vice Chair Stephen Schubarth None

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