Message from our new Chairman, Chad Senters
For those of you who were not in attendance at our last luncheon, I would like to take this chance to introduce myself as your incoming SPE OKC Section Chairman. Many of you may have met me or seen me walking around with the microphone during the section luncheon meetings as the previous Program Chair. I have spent the entirety of my career in the Oklahoma City region starting as a Field Engineer in hydraulic fracturing with Schlumberger. I was then able to learn coiled tubing and take positions in management and sales. Today, I work as a Region Engineering Advisor for ProTechnics Division of Core Laboratories specializing in completion diagnostics. I have been with Core Laboratories since 2013 and enjoy being on the technical side of our wonderful industry.
The mission statement for SPE International is:
“To collect, disseminate, and exchange technical knowledge concerning the exploration, development and production of oil and gas resources, and related technologies for the public benefit; and to provide opportunities for professionals to enhance their technical and professional competence.”
It is a goal of our section to align ourselves with the mission of SPE International and this has been my passion from the moment I became involved in our section. Some of the things I have helped accomplish with the help of our amazing team focus on enhancing the technical dissemination of our section. The implementation of our section’s webinar program has allowed our members to access many of our technical events when they are not able to attend in person. Gaining the support to offer this benefit at no cost to our members has been a great accomplishment. I have also had the opportunity to give several technical presentations at section luncheons, YP events, study groups and at SPE Student Chapters that our section supports. This is all in addition to writing papers and presenting at several SPE events including the ATCE, HFTC and SPE workshops. While it is excellent to be an individual contributor, it is even better to coach and train other members. Taking part in our “Future Trailblazers” program has allowed me to be a mentor to university students. The program allows SPE members of all experience levels to pass on knowledge and advice to our next generation and give them a head start in developing their careers in the upstream oil and gas industry. I am happy to share my involvement and details of these programs with anyone who interested in getting involved.
I am following in the footsteps of our previous chair, Angie Fenton and before that Natalie Boggs, Chris Jenkins and Chad Jongeling who with the tremendous efforts of our board members have made our section one of the best in the world. Soon we will have our annual “big ideas” meeting to identify and set goals for the upcoming term to help make our great SPE section even better. The focus will remain on maximizing the value ...