Chairperson's Monthly Newsletter - March

Dear All,

Finally, Spring is here! Hope everyone is enjoying the fantastic weather (and counting their blessings not to be living on the east coast, particularly over the last few weeks)!

To begin, our Section Nominating Committee has established the following slate of candidates for the 2018-2019 SPE-Dallas Section Board of Directors:

Section Chairperson: Robert Martinez
Section Chairperson-Elect: Brent Hale
Immediate Past Section Chairperson: Rob Bruant
First Vice Chairman (Programs): Colin Beasley
Second Vice Chairman (Education): Pragnya Maruwada
Third Vice Chairman (Membership): Herb Bell
Secretary: Jeff Stokes
Treasurer: Luke Hamm
Treasurer-Elect: Jacob Bennett
Elected Director (Sports & Social): David Creach
Elected Director (Community Relations): Gary Schein
Elected Director (Technology): Danny Bell
Young Professionals Chairperson: Tyler Palmer
Director at Large: David Hamilton
Director at Large: Patrick Slaughter
Director at Large: Joseph Fu
Director at Large: John Tabor
Director at Large: Keenan Voit

Per section bylaws, all above nominees shall stand as elected unless Section members nominate additional candidates (by petition of 50 members). Such nominations must be submitted to the Section Chair no later than April 1, 2018. If you have any questions or would like to nominate additional candidates, please contact me at: robert.bruant@pxd.com.

Over the next two weeks we will have two technical presentations. On Wednesday, March 21st, John Jackson of Unimin Energy will speak to ‘OSHA New Silica Regulation and How to Mitigate It with No Footprint’ at the monthly General meeting. And on March 28th, Phil Sullivan from Flotek will deliver the talk ‘Optimizing Fluid Systems to Meet Reservoir Needs’ at the monthly Education Group meeting. Both events will be held at the Brookhaven College Geological Institute, with check-in starting at 11:30 a.m. and announcements/presentations starting at noon.

Additionally, on April 7th, the Section will host the 11th Annual SPE Dallas Section Co-Ed Softball Tournament. Team registration and sponsorship information can be access via this link. Note - team entry fees must be received April 2nd.

As always, please continue to check the SPE-Dallas Section website for other upcoming Section events.

Thank you for your support of the Society of Professional Engineers and the SPE Dallas Section. Have a great month and stay safe!

Best regards,
Rob Bruant

Softball Tournament 
Despite 33*F temperature, 20+ mph wind and occasional rain, 15 teams competed in the 11th Annual SPE Dallas Softball Tournament April 7, 2018 at Heritage Yards in Plano with Halliburton Black emerging as champion.
Thank you very much to the generous sponsors who make the tournament possible. With your support, the tournament raised over $2500 to support SPE Dallas’s STEM education initiatives, which is amazing considering last year’s tournament barely produced a small profit.


Diamond Field Sponsors:

Food/Drink Sponsors:

Thru Tubing Solutions (TTS)

Pryor Packers

Intrepid Directional Drilling Specialists

Covey Park Energy

Anchor USA Drilling Fluids

Mayne Consulting

Merit Energy

Integrity Directional Services

Pioneer Natural Resources

UTex Industries

Drilling Specialties Company

Spectrum Tracer Services

Energy Search Associates


If you have any questions or would like to get involved with next year’s tournament, contact Brian.Chacka@Denbury.com.

Final Results Bracket -  (click here)

2018 Softball Tournament winners - Halliburton

2018 Champion Halliburton with SPE Dallas Softball Tournament Champions Cup


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