It is the board of director’s pleasure to announce the 2017-2018 scholarship program. The program aims to attract engineering students that are interested in a career in Petroleum. Our goal is to promote local interest in up and coming talent who will be the future of our industry.

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Tuesday, October 10th 2017

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Richard Spears
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September Distinguished Lecturer, LASPE Hosting 2018 WRM, Annual Golf Tournament April 27th

Dear Friends and Members of SPE,

Welcome back! I hope you had a nice summer. There has certainly been plenty of nice weather. We have an exciting year coming up for the LA Basin SPE. We have some great speakers scheduled for our luncheons. In April, the LA Basin SPE will be hosting the Western Regional Meeting at the Hyatt Regency Orange County Hotel near Disneyland. Our Annual Golf Tournament will be held on the day following the Western Regional Meeting.

Our first luncheon of the year will be on Tuesday September 12th. The luncheon will start at its usual time (11:30 AM for check-in) at the Long Beach Petroleum Club. Distinguished Lecturer Patrick McGuire will be our speaker. Patrick will be discussing the use of ethane as an Enhanced Oil Recovery injectant. Ethane has been the lost fuel because natural gas supply companies want higher and higher percentages of methane in their gas. Ethane is now relatively inexpensive. On the other hand, CO2 for injection has become more expensive. Thus looking to use ethane for improved recovery is a viable alternative.

The dates for the Western Regional Meeting have been set. The Meeting will be from Sunday April 22, 2018 to Thursday April 26. Short courses will be held the first two days. A robust Technical Program is being assembled. Topical panel discussions will highlight each day. We will have some great exhibits as well. Ted Frankiewicz and Baldev Gill are the Co-Chairmen for the event. They will need your help running the meeting in order to make it a success. Please contact them if you can be of assistance.

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