Dec. 3, 2021


Description

Unlike generic technical writing courses, this petroleum-specific class will focus on upstream jargon and oil industry writing standards following the Society of Petroleum Engineers Style Guide. Developed for engineers and geoscientists, especially those with English as a second language, this course starts by defining the parts of speech as building blocks, then teaches students how to build strong sentences, paragraphs, and documents that are clear, concise, and correct. Grammar, usage, capitalization, and punctuation rules are covered using good and bad writing examples taken from real-life oil industry writings. Microsoft Word tips for formatting text, figures, tables, and equations will be shared, along with editing and proofreading techniques for polishing the final writing product.


Featured Speakers

Speaker: Jeanne M. Perdue
Speaker Jeanne M. Perdue

Jeanne Perdue received a BS degree in Chemistry from the State University of New York at Albany. She started her career as a chemist at the Texaco Research Laboratories. Perdue then became an oil and gas journalist for Hart's E&P magazine and launched the award-winning Upstream Technology magazine. She is …

Jeanne Perdue received a BS degree in Chemistry from the State University of New York at Albany. She started her career as a chemist at the Texaco Research Laboratories. Perdue then became an oil and gas journalist for Hart's E&P magazine and launched the award-winning Upstream Technology magazine. She is now a technical writer at Occidental Petroleum, preparing field development plans, maintenance and operations procedures, best practices, and concession proposals for the Middle East Support Team.


A Distinguished Member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers, Perdue has served as Scholarship Chair, Community Services Chair, Membership Chair, Secretary, and Chair of the Gulf Coast Section. Today she serves on the Distinguished Lecturer Committee and the Business Management and Leadership Committee. She also serves on the board of the Houston Community College (HCC) Foundation and the University of Houston Petroleum Engineering Advisory Board.

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Organizer

Patricia E. Carreras

Chair - SPE Gulf Coast Section Continuing Education Committee


Date and Time

Fri, Dec. 3, 2021

8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
(GMT-0500) US/Central

Pricing

  • SPE Member
    $65.00
    (ends 11/30/2021)
  • SPE MiT - Retired - Student
    $35.00
    (ends 11/30/2021)
  • Non SPE Member
    $75.00
    (ends 11/30/2021)
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Location

Online



Workbook will be sent to all students a few days before the event.