Dear All,

Hope everyone is having a great February, despite the extra six weeks of winter ahead. (Fun fact, a groundhog is also known as a woodchuck, something I did not know until this year’s Groundhog Day).

Thank you for taking a few minutes to learn what we’ve been up to over the last few weeks and what’s coming up next.

First, I would like to acknowledge one more time the selection of Steve Hudson and Collin Beasley as SPE-Dallas Section Engineer of the Year and Young Engineer of the Year, respectively. They will receive their awards February 21st at the Texas Society of Professional Engineers (TSPE) Engineer's Week Award Luncheon. Congratulations again gentlemen!

Also, the SPE Young Professionals (YP) group hosted a very well received joint networking event with the Dallas Young Professional in Energy (YPE) organization on February 5th. The evening included socializing at Happiest Hour followed by a live viewing of the Dallas Stars downing the New York Rangers 2-1. Great job YPs! Great job Stars!

Upcoming over the next two weeks we have two technical presentations. The first, on Wednesday, February 21st, will be a talk by Hunter Wallace (Atlas Sand) titled How Regional West Texas Sand has Changed the Game at the monthly General meeting. The second will be on TUESDAY (yes, TUESDAY), February 27th, in which Jon Raymond (Dow Microbial Control) will speak to the Value of Effective Microbial Control in Hydraulic Fracturing Operations 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.

And, as noted in last month’s letter, SPE is again supporting the Brookhaven College STEM Fair, to be held Saturday, February 24th, 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. We are still looking for volunteers to chat with lower and middle school-aged students about the oil and gas industry and to lead demonstrations covering basic oilfield principles. Please contact our Community Relations Chair Gary Schein if you are interested in taking a shift (10:00 a.m.-1:30 p.m. and/or 1:30 p.m.-5:00 p.m.). The kids are a lot of fun and very interested in what we do!

Finally, as always, please continue to check the SPE-Dallas 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

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Steve Hudson Engineer of the Year
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Colin Beasley Young Engineer of the Year


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