May 11, 2006


Description

It is clear that there are looming manpower issues for the upstream oil and gas industry as the current workforce is ageing and many in the workforce will be eligible for retirement in the next 10 years or so.  It is also clear that the demand for oil and gas will increase substantially world wide during the next 20-30 years.  The professionals in the business during the coming decades must be capable of innovation and developing the new technology needed to find and extract the oil and gas the world will demand.  When these issues are combined, it is evident that there has never been a better time to enter the oil and gas industry as a geoscientist or petroleum engineer.  In this talk, information will be presented on the state of petroleum engineering education, and the opportunities for young persons who choose careers in the upstream oil and gas business.

Featured Speakers

Speaker Steve Holditch, P.E. Past SPE President
Department Head, Noble Endowed Chair Harold Vance Department of Petroleum Engineering, Texas A&M; University Dr. Stephen A. Holditch is the Department Head and Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation Endowed Chair in Petroleum.  He previously worked for Schlumberger.  He works on projects for Holditch Reservoir Technologies and on special projects to assist …

Department Head, Noble Endowed Chair
Harold Vance Department of Petroleum Engineering, Texas A&M University

Dr. Stephen A. Holditch is the Department Head and Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation Endowed Chair in Petroleum.  He previously worked for Schlumberger.  He works on projects for Holditch Reservoir Technologies and on special projects to assist the management of Schlumberger. He served as president of S.A. Holditch & Associates, a full service petroleum engineering consulting firm from 1977 to 2000.  His firm provided petroleum engineering technology involving the analysis of low permeability gas reservoirs and the design of hydraulic fracture treatments for various industrial and government clients.  The expertise of the company included capabilities in reservoir simulation, well testing, reservoir engineering, natural gas engineering, coalbed methane development, and the use of horizontal wells to develop gas reservoirs.


Dr. Holditch also has been a production engineer at Shell Oil Company in charge of workover design and well completions for various Shell Operations in South and East Texas.  He joined the Petroleum Engineering faculty at Texas A&M University in 1976 and was named to the R.L. Adams Endowed Professorship in 1995.

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Organizer

Holly Camilli


Date and Time

Thu, May 11, 2006

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

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Location

Petroleum Club

800 Bell Street
Houston, Texas