Coming Sooner Than you Think:  Fall Event scheduled for October 12th 2021.  

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We are planning on a hybrid in-person and virtual event in collaboration again with Texas Workforce Solutions.  The event will be at the new Steve Radack Community Center, close to the Energy Corridor, and centrally located from the most areas that Houston's Energy professionals and companies call home.


You are cordially invited to attend the “ENERGY PROFESSIONALS HIRING EVENT” hosted by the Society of Petroleum Engineers – Gulf Coast Section in partnership with Texas Workforce Solutions. We are striving to provide a platform for experienced upstream and energy professionals and industry companies to e-meet and create value for both sides.



Welcome to the SPE Fall 2021 Energy Professional Hiring Event! This hybrid in-person and virtual event provides job seekers with opportunities to meet with potential energy industry hiring companies in upstream oil and gas and renewables. The event also features Discipline-driven Newtorking Suites hosted by Collaborating Organizations and companies. Each suite engages in industry-related topics and provides job seekers opportunities to network and learn about different segments of the industry.

Event registration is required and resume/CV must be submitted at least 48 hours before the event. Various Event entry times are available for registration to allow job seekers ample time to meet with companies. Job seeker qualifications include:


  • Be an active member of either SPE or at least any one of the professional Collaborating Organizations (click here for summary of participating Collaborating Organizations). Provide proof of active membership.
  • And possess a university degree equivalent to a 4-year bachelor’s degree in engineering, applied sciences or a 4-year degree in a field other than science or engineering and technical experience working in the energy sector and / or proejcts.
  • Or possess a 2-year science or engineering degree and technical experience working in the energy sector and / or projects.

Job Seeker Registration will open in September 2021 (TBD), and close on October 4, 2021



Networking Suites are your chance to connect with industry professionals, fellow job seekers, and collaborating organizations. Admittance to the Networking Suites is included in the Hiring Event and take place in two hour brackets from 9:00am to 3:00pm featuring the proposed disciplines and interests: 

  • Business Development and Exploration --- 
  • Facilities and Construction ---
  • HSSE & ESG, Project Management, Project Controls ---
  • Subsurface, G&G, Reservoir --- 
  • Drilling & Completions --- 
  • Digital Transformation and Emerging Technologies ---
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion --- 
  • Renewables & Sustainability --- 



Last time we were pleased to have a great panel and have started planning for our next event. 

The spring panel event is detailed below, and can be viewed on-demand here:   

Reliable Energy in an Energy Transition

Where do we go from here?

SPE Gulf Coast Section - Members in Transition committee presents the Event Industry Panel discussion. This event will include industry discussion and guidance for members in transition. This portion of the event is virtual and scheduled for early October 2021. This is a great event to consider attending if you are participating in the Virtual Hiring Event.

  • A massive electrical grid failure took place in Texas in February of 2021, as a result of a series of interconnected failures in natural gas supply systems, wind systems, nuclear power plants, grid interconnects, and thermal electric plant failures.  What does a resiliant electrical system look like in an era where it is becoming ever more important?  
  • Liquid fuel supplies to the US East Coast were disrupted as a result of a cyber attack.  Crude oil shipments were disrupted as a result of a ship stuck in the Suez Canal.  How is infrastructure operated, protected and made resilient in a new era of potential threats?
  • Financing for traditional fossil fuels is becoming more precarious. ESG investor concerns, court decisions, and a desire to maintain sustainable profits challenge oil and gas companies to make unprecidented changes.  How can production be maintained (or even expanded) while other technologies are deployed and matured
  • Wide scale deployment of Batteries for electric vehicles represent an enormous infrastructure and manufacturing challenge.  Where will the raw materials come from?  How rapidly can a buildout proceed, and a workforce be trained?  Can it be done? 

Panelists and details are pending. Thomas A. (Tom) Blasingame, Ph.D., P.E. - 2021 SPE President, Professor of Petroleum Engineering at Texas A&M University
Nathan Meehan, Ph.D., P.E.- 2016 SPE President, President of CMG Petroleum Consulting, and Senior Technology Advisor for
David Gibson, Owner, Gibson Reports
Melanie Woods, SPHR, GPHR, SHRM-SCP, Managing Partner Career Coach, CGL Recruiting
Moderator: C. Susan Howes, PE, PHR, VP Engineering, Subsurface Consultants & Associates, LLC  



Details for opening of registration and associated items to be provided shortly.

Employers, please check here to learn more. Employer Registration

Support SPE-CGS Scholarship Endowment Fund

SPE-GCS encourages your support of the SPE-GCS Scholarship Endowment Fund. Supporting SPE-GCS raises scholarship money for our future local engineers.  SPE-GCS has been providing college scholarships for students interested in math, science, and engineering degrees since 1963. Our program has sponsored over 800 students in the 56 years that we have been awarding scholarships and we have given out over $5 million in scholarships.

Visit the Scholarship Endowment Fund for more information on how you can support SPE-GCS.  

SPE-GCS is a 501 c3 organization (tax ID 75-2001539).


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The SPE collaborates with many oil and gas and engineering organizations. The following are our list of Spring 2021 collaborating organizations.  We hope to contuinue and build on this list for Fall 2021, and the Fall list will begin to be posted shortly.  To learn more about what organizations are collaborating, please click here.