Chairperson's Message

Newsletters 2022-2023 Joseph Fu

September 2022



Dear section members,

Hope you had a great Labor Day weekend and are enjoying the cooler weather here in Dallas!

I want to provide you with the sign-up links to our upcoming events. Thanks to our volunteers, September will be another exciting month packed with speakers and activities.

September 21st: Post Covid Trends in Well Performance with Thad Toups

            Link: Monthly Meeting - Post Covid Trends in Well Performance with Thad Toups (spe.org)

September 22nd: Young Professionals’ Event - Bar Louie at the Shops at Park Lane – Sponsored by Techstar

            Link: September 2022 Young Professionals Event - Dallas Section (spe.org)

September 28th: Application of Fractional Diffusion in Unconventional Reservoirs with Dr. Weichun Chu

            Link: Application of Fractional Diffusion in Unconventional Reservoirs (spe.org)

We are also bringing back one of our signature events since Covid, the Shoot for Your School Sporting Clay Tournament is back this year, make sure you register your team for this event, space is limited!

            Link: 16th Annual Sporting Clays Tournament (spe.org)

I hope to see you at our upcoming events. As always, please feel free to contact me with comments, concerns, or questions.

 

Sincerely,

Joseph Fu

Joseph.Fu@PXD.com




August 2022

Dear Section Members,

Hope you are staying cool in this heat!

 

Dallas SPE has planned an exciting month packed with in-person events. First event is Dwayne Purvis’s presentation titled “Frank dialogue on the energy transition” on August 17th. Next Mark Murry’s “Use of multiple pressure gauges in vertical and horizontal wells in unconventional reservoirs” on August 24th. Last but not least, Young Professionals' event on August 25th.

 

Don’t miss the sign ups, links below:

 

August 17th: Frank dialogue on the energy transition - Dwayne Purvis

August 24th: Use of multiple pressure gauges in vertical and horizontal wells in unconventional reservoirs - Mark Murry

August 25th: Young professionals' event - Sponsored by Avenirre/Smart Lift Solutions

 

As you may be aware, after the SPE international Board announced the nominations for future Board positions, three nominations were contested including North American Regional Director, Production and Facilities Technical Director, and Drilling Technical Director. As a result, an election is being held for those positions. Voting will be open through September 11th, 2022.

 

I encourage each of you to reach out to the nominees to learn about their plans for SPE and cast your vote before the deadline.

 

You can cast your vote here:

 

Election for three Board of Directors positions

 

Here are the nominees:

 

North American Regional Director:

Robert Martinez | Marco Thiele

 

Production and Facilities Technical Director:

Cem Sarica | Hamad Al-Marri

 

Drilling Technical Director:

Marc Haci | Robin Macmillan

 

I hope to see you at our upcoming events. Please feel free to contact me with comments, concerns, or questions.

 

Sincerely,
Jopseph Fu

Joseph.Fu@PXD.com



July 2022


Dear Section Members,

It is my distinct honor to serve as the 2022-2023 chairman of the Society of Petroleum Engineers Dallas Section.

The volunteer SPE Dallas Board of Directors is here to serve you, all 1,069 members to ensure that you get the most out of your SPE membership. This year, as we move past the shadow of the COVID-19 pandemic, our officers are working hard to bring back more in-person meetings and social events. We thank you for your continued support.

Please allow me to introduce our section officers and their responsibilities, and feel free to reach out to us if you have any questions or suggestions:

  • Alex Shih – Vice Chair/Chairman Elect: monitors section activities and explores opportunities to increase member engagement
  • Ana Trevino – Scholarships: manages scholarship application process and distributes funds to students
  • Anjali Jha – Programs Chair: organizes speakers for monthly meetings
  • Cal Lundberg – Information: communications via event notifications, reminders, and newsletters
  • Colin Beasley – Advertising: maintains relationships with current sponsors and attracts new sponsors to the section
  • Danny Bell – Community Relations: serves as point of contact for speaking opportunities and engagement in the community including Energy4Me
  • David Hamilton – Awards: responsible for regional, national, and international award nominations
  • Jamie Heinecke and Madeleine McBee – Treasurer: manage the financial affairs
  • Lindsey Kuehner – Digital Engagement: manages LinkedIn page and engages with community through social media platforms
  • Orhan Pashayev – Secretary: responsible for ensuring Board meeting arrangements and record keeping
  • Patrick PJ Edsall and Clayton Conine – Sports & Social: plan annual Sporting Clays Tournament, Golf Tournament, and Casino Nights
  • Pragnya Maruwada – Past Chairperson: assists with board position training, succession planning, and transition of officers and fills committee or sub-committee roles as needed
  • Randy Klein – Volunteering Events: organizes community volunteering events such as Future City Competition
  • Robert Martinez – Membership Chair: monitors membership trends, membership retention, and engagement
  • Sercan Gul – Technology: responsible for SPE Dallas website, event postings, and content maintenance
  • Sophie Yi – Education Chair: organizes speakers for monthly study group meetings and summer seminars
  • Tara Sharma – Young Professionals Chair: engages with young professionals through various events

 

Finally, we have some exciting speakers and upcoming events, make sure to check out the SPE Dallas website and LinkedIn to register for the events:

7/20/2022 “The rapidly changing optics of the energy industry emissions” featuring Kevin Hendricks, Environmental Engineering Technical Lead of Denbury Resources.

7/21/2022 Young Professional Event at Katy Trail Ice House Sponsored by Pioneer Natural Resources.

I hope to see you at our upcoming events. Please feel free to contact me with comments, concerns, or questions.

Sincerely,

Joseph Fu

Joseph.Fu@PXD.com