May 13, 2009


Description

Note: the presentation will start promptly at 11:45 and will run for approximately one hour, followed by a short Q&A session.  All attendees will earn one professional development hour (PDH) of credit in ethics, which meets the requirements for PE license renewal. 
 
 

This presentation will describe ethics, introduce moral dilemmas, discuss views on teaching ethics, review some examples related to business, and describe how moral reasoning influences ethical decision making. A short discussion on the three main branches of ethics will be followed by reasons why people may act unethically. Ethics will be shown to be tied to values through individual behavior, which in turn influences morality. Different levels of judgments will be explained, as well as their relationships to moral reasoning. Finally, the presentation will conclude with a real life example.

 

The aim of the presentation is to cause the participant to think about his behaviors, to understand why others might view the same situation with a totally different perspective, and to offer some insights about why sometime rational people act irrationally … and perhaps even irresponsibly.

 
 

Featured Speakers

Speaker James Pappas
Senior Engineering Advisor Devon Energy Corporation James Pappas is a Senior Engineering Advisor and the Global New Technology Coordinator for Drilling and E&P Management at Devon Energy Corporation in Houston, Texas. He also acts as a college student recruiter and interviewer for his company and lobbies both at the state …

Senior Engineering Advisor
Devon Energy Corporation

James Pappas is a Senior Engineering Advisor and the Global New Technology Coordinator for Drilling and E&P Management at Devon Energy Corporation in Houston, Texas. He also acts as a college student recruiter and interviewer for his company and lobbies both at the state and national level.  


 


James has been involved with the SPE for 30 years, including Gulf Coast Section Drilling Study Group volunteer positions and Gulf Coast Section Chair. He currently serves on the GCS Scholarships Committee, Recruiting Committee, and as a Science and Engineering Fair of Houston judge.


James has authored over 30 papers or spoken at various conferences and interviews on various technical and professional topics including: Monte Carlo reservoir simulation, hydraulic fracture analysis, well conformance remediation, subsea tiebacks, flow assurance issues, floating platform concepts, project management, drilling, government and the oil and gas industry, engineering, professionalism, recruiting, training and development, retention, volunteerism, and ethics.  

 

James earned a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering, as well as a Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry with Math and Spanish minors, from the University of Texas at Austin in 1979. He graduated with a Master of Business Administration with highest honors from the University of Texas at Tyler in 1993. He has earned numerous accolades including the SPE Gulf Coast Section and Gulf Coast Regional Service Awards, Houston Area Engineer of the Year, Texas Engineer of the Year by TSPE, and being named Distinguished Engineer in Texas by the Texas Engineering Foundation. He has been a Registered Professional Engineer in Texas since 1985.


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Organizer

Kevin Brady


Date and Time

Wed, May 13, 2009

11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
(GMT-0500) US/Central

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Location

Greenspoint Club

16925 Northchase Drive
Houston, TX 77060
USA