Sept. 11, 2007


Description

Because of the increased demand for PetroTechs during the current oil boom and because of the low supply of such workers between the ages of 20 and 45, there has been a recent thrust to fill the PetroTech pipeline by providing more training, particularly in the Houston area.

There are three initiatives currently underway:

1) The Houston Community College has convened an industry advisory board to suggest input on the curriculum for a new PetroTech two-year degree. This curriculum has been approved by the HCC Board, and classes are scheduled for Fall 2007.

2) PetroSkills is opening a larger training center at I-10 and Pin Oak to accommodate the increase in the number and size of the training classes it offers.

3) The SPE IT Technical Section has a subcommittee focusing on a new curriculum to prepare workers to operate the Digital Oil Field of the Future.

This tag-team presentation will be done by the Chairman and Co-Chairman of the HCC PetroTech Advisory Board, who will describe these three initiatives in detail.

Please contact Lilly Lee with any exceptional food requests, such as food alergies, etc. 

Featured Speakers

Speaker JEANNE PERDUE AND PATTY DAVIS
Editor and Account Manager Upstream Technology Mag and Petro Skills Patty Davis joined PetroSkills in May, 2001, after 25+ years of working in the petroleum industry for Shell, Apache Corporation, Oxy USA and Cities Service. Her job assignments included working as an assist and to the chairman of Apache, corporate ...

Editor and Account Manager
Upstream Technology Mag and Petro Skills

Patty Davis joined PetroSkills in May, 2001, after 25+ years of working in the petroleum industry for Shell, Apache Corporation, Oxy USA and Cities Service. Her job assignments included working as an assist and to the chairman of Apache, corporate reservoir engineering technician, various E&P job assignments working with newly hired personnel, and international and domestic training programs. She participates in numerous technical committees, including: SPE Continuing Education Committee, HGS NeoGeos Leadership Committee, AAPG, API, HR Houston, SPWLA, SEG and Co-Chairman of the HCC PetroTech Advisory Board. Davis holds an associate degree from Northeastern A&M College.

 

 

Jeanne Perdue is editor of Upstream Technology magazine, published by Zeus Development Corp. in Houston. After earning a BS degree in Chemistry from the State University of New York at Albany, Perdue worked at the Texaco research labs, performing core analysis and heavy oil analysis. At the Texaco technical library, she conducted online literature searches for fellow scientists and engineers. She later joined Hart Publications as a technical editor for Petroleum Engineer International and Hart''s E&P magazines. Perdue also gained experience in e-learning at IHRDC, in technical marketing as president of her own JuMPstart Ventures company, and in energy conference production with The Energy Forum prior to joining Zeus Development. In 2005 she took over as editor of Upstream CIO newsletter and grew it into a full-color magazine with paid advertising.



An active member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers, Perdue was the first woman to be appointed Review Chairman for the SPE Peer Review Committee. She helped develop the SPE Magic Suitcase and the SPE MasterDisc CD-ROM. She has also served on the SPE Public Energy Education Committee and acts as Implementation Coordinator for the Gulf Coast Region. She was a member of the Board of Directors of the Gulf Coast Section for three years, serving as Community Services Chairman in charge of 14 committees. In 2005-06 she traveled North America as an SPE Distinguished Lecturer. She now serves as Publicity Chair for the Section''s Digital Energy Study Group.



Perdue received the SPE Young Member Outstanding Service Award in 1992, was named one of 50 Key IT Women in Energy in 2003, and was honored as a 2004 Woman of Excellence by the Federation of Houston Professional Women. She was also elected to the Alief ISD school board and served 9 years as president of the Alief ISD Education Foundation

 

Full Description



Organizer

Claudia Carson


Date and Time

Tue, Sept. 11, 2007

11:15 a.m. - 1 p.m.
(GMT-0500) US/Central

Event has ended

If you do not have a full-time job in the oil and gas industry, are a full-time student or Member in Transition (MiT) member, and you do not see a discounted registration fee for students/MiT regarding this event, please contact the GCS manager at spe-gcs@spe.org.


Location

SHERATON BROOKHOLLOW at 290/610

3000 North Loop West
Houston, TX 77092