|| Welcome to May!
This will be last newsletter for the 2017-2018 active session for the Delta Section Chapter and will be returning in September 2018. As we close out this session we will recognize the eﬀorts and contributions of various members at the Annual Awards Banquet to be held on Tuesday, May 22nd at the Sheraton Metairie New Orleans Hotel. College scholarship recipients will be congratulated and introduced to the audience. Last year’s banquet had a great turn out and we are looking forward to seeing you there. Please join us and celebrate your colleagues’ accomplishments.
This month’s technical luncheon topic will be presented by a SPE Distinguished Lecturer, R Scot Buell. His topic, “Waterflood Design and Operational Best Practices,” should prove to be an interesting one to witness. And note that we are having a change of venue for this meeting as it will be held at Chevron’s oﬃce in Covington and not on the Southshore. If you cannot make it to the Northshore, then try out our webcast option.
The 22nd Annual Gulf of Mexico Deepwater Technical Symposium is scheduled for August 27-29th so be sure to save the date. This event is a joint eﬀort between the three local professional societies: American Association of Drilling Engineers (AADE), New Orleans Geological Society (NOGS), and the Society of Petroleum Engineers Delta Section (SPE). The goal of the symposium is to share knowledge, best practices, new technology, and process improvements. This event will be held at the New Orleans Downtown Marriot at the Convention Center.
The Family Fun Eat & Run held on April 29th was a success. This PIPE (Petroleum Industry Promoting Education) event benefits the three area Children’s Museums. It was held at City Park in New Orleans and included a 5K Run/Walk and a Kids Dash Run/Walk. The weather was perfect and both adults and children enjoyed the exercise opportunity and most definitely the great food. Thanks to all who participated and volunteered in this event.
A reminder to all to keep your membership current and to encourage your colleagues who are not currently members to renew or join. It is your involvement and dues that enable the Delta Section to continue to deliver support to the local community and the industry.
I would like to close by saying it has been a pleasure serving as your Section Chair these past two years. I have had the privilege of working with some of the finest individuals in the industry both on and oﬀ the section board. The volunteer events, the people’s lives we have touched, and the education we have spread have made this an extremely rewarding time for me in my career.
I look forward to continuing my support for this section as the past chair this upcoming year and also look forward to seeing many of you at future events.
Daniel A. Durey
Your 2017-2018 SPE Delta Section Chair