SPE-GCS Annual Awards & Scholarship Banquet


Join the SPE Gulf Coast Section as we celebrate another year of student success, emerging professionals, established industry leaders and long-time members and supporters!

Every year the Society of Petroleum Engineers Gulf Coast Section (SPE-GCS) holds a banquet to honor SPE Scholarship recipients, Young Professionals, the SPE Legion of Honor, and the recipients of the SPE Gulf Coast Section North America Regional awards and SPE Gulf Coast Section awards. 

The 2015 SPE Gulf Coast Section Scholarship and Awards Banquet will be held on Thursday, May 21, 2015 at the Red Oak Ballroom at the Norris Convention Center, City Centre Houston near the Sam Houston Tollway at I-10 from 6pm to 10pm. 

The SPE- GCS gives over $350,000 annually in scholarships.  The annual SPE-GCS Awards Banquet recognizes the high school seniors and college students who have received an SPE-GCS, Communities In Schools – Houston, or SPE Auxiliary scholarship for the 2015-16 academic year.  The scholarship recipients and their parents are invited to attend.  This is a great opportunity to welcome outstanding students into the petroleum industry and to make a positive impression on members of the community.  In addition, this event also recognizes our Legion of Honor award recipients as well as our SPE Sectional and Regional award winners.  Members of the Legion of Honor have served SPE for fifty years and will be honored for their long-standing commitment to our professional society.

This year we are especially honored to present keynote speaker Karen Olson from Southwestern Energy.

Additionally we look forward to the return of our emcee Mark Vandermeer, the Voice of the Houston Texans.

The Gulf Coast Section is SPE’s largest section, with the most members of all SPE sections worldwide. This night is your chance to show your support to those of us who are entering the industry, those of us who are leading the industry, and those of us who have spent their lives in the industry.

Sign up to attend or sponsor today! Let everyone know that you support the continued success of the Gulf Coast Section.

*Vegetarian options of pasta and vegetables will be available with the buffet.  Please note any other dietary concerns in the "Comments" section of your registration form.

*Please note in the "Comments" if you prefer to be seated with anyone in particular, and please mention their name(s)..

For more information, please contact our committee chairs: Jeremy Viscomi, jviscomi@pttc.org, and James Rodgerson, james.rodgerson@bp.com.


Items to note:

Attire for the event is business.
Valet parking is available for $10.
Garage parking is available.




Letter to Sponsors - Information on being a Sponsor of this well-attended event.

Letter to Scholarship Sponsors - Information on being a Sponsor of 2015-16 SPE Gulf Coast Section Scholarships

Letter to Internship Sponsors - Information on being a Sponsor of Internships for SPE Gulf Coast Section Scholarship Students


Click here to view Past Awards Banquet photos and files!

Location: Norris Center CityCentre, Red Oak Ballroom
801 Town & Country Blvd, #210
Houston , TX 77024

Date: May 21, 2015, 6 p.m. - May 21, 2015, 9 p.m.