Chairperson's Monthly Newsletter - May

Dear All,

I would like to begin by announcing our 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

I cannot thank these volunteers enough for their commitment to the future success of the Dallas Section and its membership.

I would also like to congratulate Halliburton Black as champion of the 11th Annual Co-Ed Charity Softball Tournament (see below), winning among a field of 15 teams on ridiculously cold April day!

We have a very busy agenda for May. Events this month kick-off this Friday, May 4th, with the 26th Annual SPE Casino Night at the Doubletree Hotel Dallas (4099 Valley View Lane). Registration is still open and all proceeds fund SPE scholarship initiatives.

On Wednesday, March 16, John Durand, President & COO of WaterBridge Resources LLC, will deliver a presentation on ‘The Emergence of the Midstream Water Sector’ at the monthly General meeting. And on Wednesday, May 30, Jimmie Baran, Staff Scientist at 3M, will discuss ‘Wettability Modification to Enhance Productivity in Natural Gas Wells’ at the monthly Education Group meeting. Both talks will be held at the Brookhaven College Geological Institute, with check-in starting at 11:30 a.m. and announcements/presentations starting at noon.

There will also be a YP Networking Event with University of Oklahoma Professor Monika Ehrman on Thursday, May 17, at British Beverage Company (2800 Routh St).

Finally, the 2018-2019 academic year SPE-Dallas Section Undergraduate Scholarship application is now available. Deadline for submission is June 06, 2018. If you would like to volunteer to help review applications, please contact Ana Trevino.

Please continue to check the SPE-Dallas Section website for other upcoming Section events.

And, again, 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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