The Drilling Study Group (DSG) strive to disseminate technical information to the membership and all interested parties. We will focus on improved and cutting-edge technological developments. The information methodology will include case studies, ongoing research, and development. We will utilize monthly meetings, synopses, and summaries to transfer the information to the membership. Finally, the Drilling Study Group forum will act as a network for members to communicate ideas and solutions to each other.

The DSG sponsors monthly meetings on the third Thursday of each month starting in September and ending in May. These meetings are usually held at the Petroleum Club on the 35th floor of the TOTAL Plaza building in downtown Houston @ 1201 Louisiana Street.   Meetings include a luncheon followed by short announcements and then the presentation by the speaker. 

Contact Jesus Capo / James Barry for Monthly Sponsorship Opportunities


Volunteer with SPE-GCS

The Drilling Study Group has the following positions open: 

  • Membership Chair
  • Secretary/Vice Secretary

Fill out the following form and the chair will be in touch with you about volunteering opportunities.


Community Survey:

The SPE-GCS Drilling Study Group surveyed the drilling community about ideas for future events to be hosted by the study group. We received your responses and the categories selected were: 1) New cementing technology / zonal isolation, 2) Energy Transition, 3) 20k projects, 4) UCR drilling and 5) drilling automation/performance. 

Stay tuned to register for future events to be prepared in these categories




Position Name Phone
Chair Jesus Capo +17134710258
Treasurer Jose Raul Contreras Escalante +18322842670
Program Coordinator Tyler Reynolds +19793247085
Arrangements Gelila Kessaye +15712829936
Publicity Oscar Sanchez +12814689155
Board Liaison James Barry +12818573693
Past Chair Ernie Prochaska +12812211434
Board Liaison Graham Mensa-Wilmot +12814358006
Registration waqas munir +13462697988
Event Coordinator Ruchir Srivastav +17135601260


  • SPE-GCS Annual Awards Banquet
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  • SPEGCS-Golf-64web
  • SPE-GCS Annual Awards Banquet
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