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

The 2023 SPE Gulf Coast Section Scholarship and Awards Banquet is honored to have Ms. Wendy King, vice president, Gulf Coast and Rockies for ConocoPhillips, as our guest keynote speaker for the night. The celebration will be held August 3rd, 2023, from 4:00 pm to 8:30 pm at Norris Conference at 816 Town and Country Blvd Ste. 210, Houston, TX 77024The theme of the 2023 banquet is "Oil & Gas: Building a Competitive and Sustainable Future ". 

The SPE- GCS awarded over $150,000 scholarships annually. The annual SPE-GCS Awards Banquet recognizes high school seniors, college students, Communities in Schools – Houston, and SPE  auxiliary scholarships for the 2023-2024 academic year. This is a great opportunity to welcome outstanding students into the petroleum  industry and contribute back to members of the community. In  addition, this event also recognizes our Legion of Honor award recipients, SPE Gulf Coast Section award winners, and Gulf Coast North America Region awardees. 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. As the SPE-GCS
Awards Banquet honors the accomplishments of our scholarship recipients and the Legion of Honor, the award recipients and their select number of guests are invited to attend the banquet free of charge. Company table sponsorships make this banquet possible.
How can your company get involved?

  • Becoming a Platinum sponsor - $5000 - Sponsors 2 tables (8 seats total) with a marquee on each table. Platinum sponsor recognition in the SPE GCS award banquet program and during the event.
  • Becoming a Gold sponsor - $3000 - Sponsors 1 table (4 seats total). 4 seats at a table with a marquee on that table. 
  • Becoming Silver sponsor - $2000 - Sponsors 2 seats at a table with a marquee on that table.
  • Industry Quiz gift card sponsor - $1000 - This sponsorship helps contribute to the cost of the prizes for the winning table of the industry quiz played during the awards banquet.
  • “Freebie” or Give-a-way Donations - If your company would like to donate give-a-ways to be handed out to the attendees, especially students and their parents; this is an opportunity to get your name out to the community.
  • Silent Auction Donations – We will be having a silent auction this year to jump-start raising money for next year’s scholarships. Let us know if your company would like to donate anything to be featured in this auction.

Thanks to the 2022 Awards Banquet sponsors: Core Lab, NOV, Talos Energy, CARBO, Aramco, PHDwin, Chevron, Schlumberger, Pioneer, Baker Hughes, Spark Cognition, ConocoPhilips, And Woodside. Without their support, the event would not have been such a tremendous success. All our sponsors will also be recognized in the program for their contribution to the evening.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Victoria Pons victoria.pons2020@gmail.com , Abhi Kohli abhinandan.kohli@shell.com or Lindsay Rochner  lrochner@spe.org.

Thank you in advance for your support,
SPE Gulf Coast Section Awards Banquet Committee

 This page is for sponsorship only

Download the sponsorship form here.

Location: Norris Conference Centers – Houston CityCentre
816 Town & Country Blvd #210 Red Oak Ballroom
Houston , Texas 77024

Date: Aug. 3, 2023, 4 p.m. - Aug. 3, 2023, 8:30 p.m.