General Meeting: Oil & Gas & People – An Early Glance at 2017

ABSTRACT of Presentation


Oil prices are starting to creep up, and many people think the industry is finally poised for a modest recovery.  What form this recovery will take, and what it will mean for the industry’s people, are still open questions. 

This presentation will examine the fundamental economic and demographic factors that drive workforce decisions and look at how individuals can help position themselves for opportunity. 

And, we will boldly go where no-one has gone before to ask what the Trump Effect is likely to be.



Mixed greens w/House Dressing

Chicken Fried Steak w/ Country Gravy

Italian Creame cake


If you have special dietary needs (allergies, religious, etc.), please include special meal requests in the "Comments" section during the registration process.                                                                                                

Registration & Walk-ins 

All attendees are encouraged to register and pay online for this event.  This is a more efficient means of registering for the event and enables the registration process at the meeting to move much faster.  Walk-in space is available on a seat-limited basis at a fee $5 more than the on-line registration fee.

PLEASE NOTE:  $5 has automatically been added to the registration price as a donation to the SPE-GCS Scholarship Fund.  If you would like to opt out of donating this amount to the SPE-GCS Scholarship Fund, please enter OptOut in the Discount Code field and click Check Discount to apply the code. The code is case sensitive. 


Parking for this event
The TOTAL Plaza building (1201 Louisiana Street across from the Houston Hyatt Regency Hotel) is connected to the downtown Houston tunnel system.  Using the tunnel system, those working downtown can walk to our meeting in air-conditioned comfort.
If you will drive to this meeting, the following summarizes available parking:
The image above shows how to access the valet parking area at the new location of the Petroleum Club. Enter from Milam Street and exit onto Louisiana Street.  Parking fee for this valet parking is $15.
Surface parking lots are available to the south of the TOTAL Plaza building (between this building and the former EXXON Building), including one surface lot adjacent to the TOTAL Plaza Building - pay at meter (cost ~ $9).  Other surface lots in the area cost $8 - $9 and they frequently are full by mid-morning.
Parking is also available in the Hyatt Regency Hotel parking garage across the street.  Prices vary depending on time in the garage.  Cost for 2 hours of parking is $9.  Parking is also available via valet at the Louisiana Street entrance of the hotel.  Cost is $10. 

Location: PETROLEUM CLUB , 35th Floor, TOTAL Plaza Building
Houston , Texas 77002

Date: Feb. 9, 2017, 11:30 a.m. - Feb. 9, 2017, 1 p.m.