Speaker Susan Howes
Speaker #3 Name: Susan Howes Speaker #3 Title: VP Engineering Speaker #3 Company: Subsurface Consultants & Associates, LLC Speaker #3 Bio: Howes is responsible for maintaining the highest technical quality standards for SCA's recruitment, consultancy and training services. Howes began her career with Anadarko, where she held a variety of engineering positions of increasing …
Speaker #3 Name: Susan Howes
Speaker #3 Title: VP Engineering
Speaker #3 Company: Subsurface Consultants & Associates, LLC
Speaker #3 Bio: Howes is responsible for maintaining the highest technical quality standards for SCA's recruitment, consultancy and training services. Howes began her career with Anadarko, where she held a variety of engineering positions of increasing responsibility in Denver and Houston, including Learning and Organizational Development Manager. In 2007, she joined Chevron as Horizons Program Manager and afterwards moved into the Reservoir Management function providing functional leadership that resulted in improved production and reserve trends, and serving as President of the Women’s Employee Network. Howes has coauthored articles on uncertainty management, risk management, and talent management for SPE conferences and publications. She is past chair of SPE Soft Skills Committee, served as SPE Regional Director for Gulf Coast North America, is a recipient of the SPE DeGolyer Distinguished Service Medal and is an SPE Distinguished Member. In addition to SPE, Howes is an active member of SWE and AAPG. Howes holds a BS degree in Petroleum Engineering from the University of Texas.
Event #3 Description/Presentation Abstract: SPE Professionals Exemplify Integrity and Ethics
An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility is paramount to every SPE member working in the petroleum industry. However, the ethical dilemmas they experience while progressing through their career stages can vary in nature and complexity, spanning a broad spectrum from student issues to those encountered at an executive level position. Common ethical issues include confidentiality, conflict of interest, copyrights, intellectual property, data fabrication, misrepresentation of safety, compliance with regulations, reserves overbooking, corruption, plagiarism, cheating, and incomplete citations of others’ work. Ethical behavior is required to manage relationships with contractors, vendors, partners, land owners, competitors, governments, regulatory agencies, employees, management and coworkers. This workshop is designed to raise ethical awareness and to facilitate SPE members in understanding and following the twelve canons in SPE’s Code of Professional Conduct. The goals of the workshop will be achieved by engaging the workshop participants in discussing well known case studies from the oil and gas industry, as well as from other industries. Understanding integrity and ethical behavior supports development of the soft skills of leadership and diversity. This talk is designed to meet ethics requirement for continuing education for licensure.