SPE-GCS Annual Awards Banquet

Speaker: Ganesh Thakur, 2012 SPE President and Vice President, Global Advisor RM and Fellow of Chevron Energy
Speaker Ganesh Thakur, 2012 SPE President and Vice President, Global Advisor RM and Fellow of Chevron Energy
Ganesh C. Thakur is vice president, global advisor and fellow of Chevron Energy Technology Company.  Ganesh Thakur is a world-recognized leader in reservoir engineering & simulation, secondary recovery, reservoir and well productivity improvement, heavy oil, horizontal well technology and EOR.  He is also known for the emergence of reservoir management ...

Ganesh C. Thakur is vice president, global advisor and fellow of Chevron Energy Technology Company.  Ganesh Thakur is a world-recognized leader in reservoir engineering & simulation, secondary recovery, reservoir and well productivity improvement, heavy oil, horizontal well technology and EOR.  He is also known for the emergence of reservoir management (RM) —in particular waterflooding—as a key interdisciplinary practice. Thakur has an impressive list of publications and teaching engagements conducted around the world.  His skills and expertise are called upon widely in the design and operation of RM programs, mentoring technical professionals, and serving as an ambassador of technical capabilities to National Oil Companies and Government Ministries. He is an SPE Distinguished Member and has served as Technical Director – Reservoir for the Board of Directors, and an SPE Distinguished Lecturer.  Thakur has authored over 60 technical articles and presidential columns, three books, edited two SPE reprint series, and presented over 200 lectures/short courses around the world. He has been elected to represent the SPE on the National Petroleum Council (NPC), and he serves as a Board member of AIME.  


A past chairperson of the SPE Reprint Series, Thakur has served on the SPE Editorial Review, Forum Series, Annual Meetings and IPTC committees and as short-course instructor on Integrated Reservoir Management and Waterflood Management. He received SPE’s 2005 Reservoir Description and Dynamics award, 2006 Penn State University’s outstanding alumni achievement award, and 1994 Orange County, California’s outstanding engineer of the year award.  Thakur earned a B.S. degree in petroleum engineering from Indian School of Mines and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in petroleum and natural gas engineering plus an M.A. degree in mathematics, all from Pennsylvania State University. In addition, he earned an executive MBA degree from Houston Baptist University.  He has served as an adjunct professor at USC, University of Texas (Permian Basin), University of Houston, Houston Baptist University, and serving King Saud University in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

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Plan to attend an inspirational evening where we will celebrate the multi-faceted achievements of several generations of superstars in the energy industry.
 
The annual SPE-GCS Awards Banquet recognizes the high school seniors and college students who have received an SPE-GCS scholarship for the 2014 academic year. This is a great opportunity to welcome outstanding students into the petroleum industry and to make a positive impression on members of the community. In addition, this event also recognizes our Legion of Honor award recipients as well as our SPE Sectional and Regional award winners. Members of the Legion of Honor have served SPE for fifty years and will be honored for their long-standing commitment to our professional society.  Finally, we are celebrating our SPE-GCS Exemplary Volunteers, those who have devoted time, energy, and expertise to educating our Houston-area students and public about the Oil & Gas industry. 

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Attire for the event is business.
 
Street parking is available for free after 6pm and valet parking is also available at the hotel for $10/vehicle.

 

Downloadable map to Rice Hotel and Crystal Ballroom

 

Sponsorships

Letter to Sponsors - Information on being a Sponsor of this well-attended event.

Letter to Scholarship Sponsors - Information on being a Sponsor of 2014-15 SPE Gulf Coast Section Scholarships

Letter to Internship Sponsors - Information on being a Sponsor of Internships for SPE Gulf Coast Section Scholarship Students

 

Click here to view Past Awards Banquet photos and files!

Organizer James Rodgerson

When?

Tue, May. 27, 2014
6 p.m. - 10 p.m. America/Chicago

How Much?

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Where?

Rice Hotel
909 Texas Avenue
Houston, TX 77002
United States

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