YP 2010 Emerging Engineers Conference - Riding the Energy Roller Coaster: Challenges, Innovations & Opportunities

Young Professionals
Join us for the 2010 SPE-GCS Emerging Engineers Conference!

"Riding the Energy Rollercoaster: Challenges, Innovations and Opportunities"

The Emerging Engineers Conference (EEC) is a one day event focusing on various topics that aims to shape and develop the careers of Young Professionals (YPs). EEC 2010 will feature a group of highly regarded leaders of the industry addressing topics ranging from global energy outlook in the recent times, technological innovations, business side of the energy sector, career management and much more.

Learn about: Technical skills, Leadership skills, Emerging technology, Professional visibility, Networking, and more.

How much:  $180.00 per attendee until June 1.  This covers breakfast, lunch and social-networking event.  $200.00 per attendee after registration deadline (June 1)

NOTE: EEC online registration deadline is June 1st and just 10 walk-ups at $200 on June 3rd, so register online before June 1st at reduced fee!  Don't delay!


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All attendees will be registered for the event door prize - a new Apple iPad www.apple.com/ipad
Don't delay! Register Now! Registration includes Networking Social at Rio Ranch Restaurant sponsored by Petroskills!

Keynote Speakers:
                              Dr. Ganesh Thakur, Vice President, Global Advisor for Reservoir Management, and Fellow of Chevron Energy Technology Co, recently nominated by the Society of Petroleum Engineers board of directors as the 2012 SPE President. Thakur is a world-recognized leader in reservoir engineering & simulation, secondary recovery, reservoir and well productivity improvement, heavy oil, horizontal well technology and EOR. He is also known for the emergence of reservoir management (RM) —in particular waterflooding— as a key interdisciplinary practice. Thakur has an impressive list of publications and teaching engagements conducted around the world. His skills and expertise are called upon widely in the design and operation of RM programs, mentoring technical professionals, and serving as an ambassador of technical capabilities to National Oil Companies and Government Ministries. He is an SPE Distinguished Member and has served as Technical Director – Reservoir for the Board of Directors, and an SPE Distinguished Lecturer.

                             Jim Longbottom, Global Business Development and Marketing Manager for Halliburton Completion Tools. He has extensive experience in the energy sector having worked in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico and North Sea, primarily dealing with completion and sand-control technology. Jim started with Halliburton in 1980 and has held positions in operations, sales, product development and commercialization living in New Orleans, Houston, Dallas, and Stavanger. He spent a couple of years with Weatherford and 10 years with University of Houston and texas A&M University working on development of energy research. In parallel with his university work he performed consulting services on innovation methodologies, routing of the Alaskan gas pipeline, and remote monitoring of abandoned deepwater appraisal wells. Longbottom holds a 1979 BS degree in Ocean  Engineering from Texas A&M University. He has authored several SPE papers and he is an inventor on 38 US patents. He is also a 2010 graduate of the Halliburton President’s Leadership Excellence Program.

Other presenters will include executives and senior leaders from an array of energy companies and related organizations – including Occidental Oil & Gas, ChevronShell, Southwestern Energy, Baker Hughes, Decision Strategies, Halliburton, DORIS, Inc., and The Engineer's Coach.

Other confirmed speakers include:
  • David Payne, VP of Drilling & Completions (Chevron);
  • David Skinner, Founder & Chairman of the Board (Decision Strategies);
  • Deniz Dindoruk, Staff Reservoir Engineer (Shell);
  • Dr. Zuwa Omoregie, Chief - Reservoir Engineering (Occidental Oil & Gas);
  • Mike Parker, Sr. Staff Engineer (Southwestern Energy);
  • Mark Andrews, P.E., Project Manager (DORIS, INC.);
  • Dr. Ashley Leonard, Research Scientist (Baker Hughes);
  • Michael Konopczynski, Director of Technology – WellDynamics (Halliburton Completion Tools);
  • Terry Suffredini Atkinson, PE Coach/Consultant (The Engineer's Coach)
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Location: Hilton Houston Westchase
9999 Westheimer Road
Houston , TX 77042

Date: June 3, 2010, 7:30 a.m. - June 3, 2010, 5 p.m.