Gulf Coast Section Awards Banquet

Education, Opportunity, and Excellence: "The Next Chapter . . ."

Today, the opportunities in the oil and gas industry are as great as they have ever been, and so are the challenges.  In the coming decades, there will be an ever increasing demand for energy to support the anticipated growth of the global economy.  Despite the on-going efforts to advance other forms of energy (wind, solar, nuclear, etc.), the oil and gas industry will continue to play the leading role in meeting the World's energy needs.
Although hydrocarbon resources are still abundant, an ever increasing pace of investment and technology will be required to extract and bring these resources to market.  To meet this challenge, the oil and gas industry must continue to attract and develop the brightest minds in engineering, recognizing that the students of today will be the authors of the next chapter in our industry.       
Plan to attend an inspirational evening where we will celebrate the multi-faceted achievements of several generations of superstars in the energy industry: The audience will include:
  • SPE - Gulf Coast Section Scholarship and Houston SPE Auxiliary winners, who are high school seniors planning to pursue engineering degrees, and their parents;
  • SPE - Gulf Coast Section Scholarship renewals, who are petroleum engineering majors who are current college students, and their parents;
  • SPE special award winners from the Science Engineering Fair of Houston in the Chemistry, Physics, Engineering, Earth & Space Science, and Environmental Science, who are middle school and high school students, and their parents;
  • SPE Scholarship winners for the Communities in School Houston program, a program for “at risk”  high school seniors, and their parents;
  • SPE Emerging Leader Program members, who are SPE members with less than 10 years industry experience. The ELP was designed to identify and develop future leaders for SPE, to recognize and affirm the leadership potential of young members and to strengthen SPE through ELP initiatives;
  • SPE Legion of Honor members, who have 50 years of SPE membership;
  • SPE Auxiliary members, which is the SPE spouses’ organization;
  • Various winners of SPE section and regional awards who will be recognized for volunteerism; and
  • SPE members and their spouses.

**Valet Parking at the Rice Hotel will be $10.00.

**Garage Parking (Enter on Travis Street) in Chase Contract Parking will be $5.00.

Location: Rice Hotel
909 Texas Avenue
Houston , TX 77002

Date: June 5, 2007, 6 p.m. - June 5, 2007, 10 p.m.