C. Susan Howes is a reservoir management consultant in Houston. She was formerly a reservoir management consultant at Chevron, with a prior role as learning and organizational development manager at Anadarko. She has coauthored several papers and articles on the topics of uncertainty management, risk management, and talent management for SPE conferences and publications. Howes is chair of the SPE Soft Skills Committee, previously served as SPE Regional Director for Gulf Coast North America, is a recipient of the SPE Distinguished Service Award, and is an SPE Distinguished Member. She holds a BS degree in petroleum engineering from the University of Texas.
Peggy Rijken is the Team Leader for the Productivity Enhancement team in the Reservoir and Production Engineering department at Chevron, with prior assignments as a hydraulic fracture engineer and as a geomechanics specialist.
Rijken is a petroleum engineering graduate of the University of Texas (PhD) and holds a Masters in Mining and Petroleum Engineering from Delft University of Technology in The Netherlands. Rijken currently serves on the SPE Talent Council Committee and is the committee chair for the ATCE SPE Reservoir engineering committee. She has previously served on the ATCE well completions committee and served on the ATCE SPE well stimulation committee prior to becoming the committee chair. Rijken also serves as a technical editor for the SPE Production and Operations SPE editorial review and is the 2015 recipient of the UT Austin PGE distinguished alumna award.