• SPE OKC Call for Volunteers

    SPE OKC Committee is looking for volunteers for the 2018-2019 Board.  The calendar runs from July of 2018 to June of 2019.     Below is a list of all of the OKC SPE Board Roles.  Detailed information on each role is on the website, but feel free to talk to any current board member about what each role entails.  If you are passionate about a role that is not on the list, we’re always open to new suggestions and different things to do.   Chairman, Vice Chair Programs, Vice Chair Education, Vice Chair Membership, Vice Chair Young Professionals, Treasurer, Secretary, Director (2 year Term), Webmaster, Communications Chair, Special Events Chair, Awards Chair, Newsletter Chair, Registration Chair, Environmental Study Group Chair, Production Study Group Chair, Completions Study Group Chair, Reservoir Study Group Chair, Drilling Study Group Chair, Oklahoma City Oil & Gas Symposium Chair, Scholarship Chair, PE Preparation Chair, Future Trailblazers Mentor Chair, MS&T Sponsorship Chair, and Procurement Chair.     Please contact Natalie Boggs if you are interested in volunteering in any capacity.   Natalie Boggs Dalton Boggs & Associates (P) 405-348-1654 natalieb@daltonboggs.com More
  • Chairman's Monthly Newsletter - Chad Senters - February 2018

    ​2018 is off to an excellent start.  I just returned from SPE’s Annual Hydraulic Fracturing Technology Conference (HFTC) and it was an excellent event.  Attendance was higher than recent years and our Oklahoma City Section was well represented with several local authors presenting at the conference.  I am excited to see an increase in industry involvement from our section.  By getting approval to share your knowledge and experience not only does it help your company gain positive exposure within our industry it helps you develop communication skills in the form of writing and presenting.  Each SPE conference requires a paper for a presentation which is part of a “no paper, no podium” policy.  The paper is an excellent way to organize your thoughts on your project.  It is surprising how much this process can help you learn and answer questions you didn’t know to ask.  The process of making the paper also encourages reflection on past projects that may not have taken place without the deadline of a paper to nudge you in that direction.  You might be surprised at how much support you can receive from your company to take on a technical paper project but the support might only be permission to publish and words of encouragement.  Frequently technical publications are completed outside working hours or during that “free time” which we are really just stealing from something else we would rather be doing.  It is worth the effort to publish.  If you are ever interested in publishing a paper we can pair you up with an experienced author to help you with your abstract and suggest a conference for you. Check out our upcoming study groups and technical events in addition to our sporting clays league and Mardi Gras Gala coming up this month.  All events are posted on our website at http://connect.spe.org/okc/home .  If you can’t remember this website you can always Google “SPE OKC” and select the website from the search results. More
  • Chairman's Monthly Newsletter - Chad Senters - January 2018

    I hope everyone has enjoyed a nice holiday.  SPE in Oklahoma City has a lot happening as we kick off 2018.  Our upcoming events include a pistol league as well as a sporting clays league that we have hosted for many years.  If you have a chance to participate, the proceeds from these leagues help fund the scholarships that we award to high school seniors each year.  You can always ask if your company reimburses for participation in these industry events.  Many companies recognize the value in networking and will cover the registration.  If you are at all interested in participating, it never hurts to ask.  In addition to the sporting events we have our Mardi Gras Gala on February 10th.  I remember when I first took my wife to this event she was a little upset with me.  I said “what’s wrong dear” and she said in return “we have been in Oklahoma for all these years now and this is the first time we have attended this event!?!”  Don’t be like me, take your significant other to the Mardi Gras.  The event includes a nice dinner at the Oklahoma City Golf and Country Club followed by entertainment including casino style games and a silent auction to benefit Willow Springs Boys Ranch. In addition to these social events, we will be kicking off our study groups for the year.  Keep a lookout for events from our 5 study groups (Drilling, Completions, Production, Reservoir, and Environmental).  If you have any recommendations for topics/speakers we are all ears.  Please contact a board member and be prepared to provide the topic, abstract, bio and a headshot of the speaker if they are available.  We can also provide special study group meetings that don’t fit into the categories above.  These could be on soft skills, business development, whiskey tasting (wait, what!?!), etc. I wish everyone a safe and prosperous start to 2018. Best regards, Chad Senters More


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